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Filmmaker Arrested for Flying Drone over the NFL Draft

A 27-year old resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jonathan Kolleh, was arrested and spent 14 hours in a holding cell last week for flying his drone in the vicinity of the National Football League (NFL) Draft. Kolleh began...more

The Story Behind the Swarming Drones at Super Bowl LI

If you were one of the 111 million viewers to watch Super Bowl LI, you may have seen the half-time show which featured not only a performance by Lady Gaga, but over 300 swarming drones performing an intricate light show....more

McElroy Films secures FAA Section 333 exemption

Boston video production company, McElroy Films, LLC (McElroy Films), recently secured its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 33 exemption, adding its name (and services) to the list of 22 other commercial drone...more

Sports industry, untapped area for drone use, sure to expand

Many industries are starting to explore a new area for drone operations – the sports industry. Slowly, but surely, the use of drones for live sports coverage is expanding. In 2014, drones were used to film skiing and...more

Super Bowl Sunday: No drone zone

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a youtube video on Wednesday letting drone operators know that the air above Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco is off limits on Super Bowl Sunday. Labeled a “No Drone Zone,”...more

Advertising Law - December 2015

New York AG Asks Court to Bench DFS - In the continuing drama surrounding Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman responded to lawsuits by DraftKings and FanDuel by seeking a...more

Marketing to Millennials [Video]

by Ifrah PLLC on

Does your legal counsel understand your customer? Your business? Your industry? At Ifrah Law, we understand all three and we strive to provide you with the expertise that will help you grow your business!...more

Colorado Bill Targets Internet Sweepstakes Cafés and Similar Establishments

Colorado House Bill 1047 would make internet sweepstakes cafés illegal under Colorado law. The law declares that internet sweepstakes cafés and similar establishments in which simulated gambling devices are used to award...more

The Federal Aviation Administration Appeals Most Recent Drone Ruling

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has appealed this month's ruling by an administrative law judge striking down a fine against paid photographer who had strapped cameras to a model airplane and photographed the...more

CBb 6 juni 2012, Mediaforum 2012/11-12, Nr. 28 (Minister van EL&I en NDC/RATO c.s.) m.nt. H.P. Wiersema en J.J.R. Lautenbach

by Harald Wiersema on

Deze uitspraak gaat over de verdeling van vergunningen voor het gebruik van frequentieruimte voor niet-landelijke commerciële radio-omroepen en de middengolf. Op 3 maart 2008 heeft de Minister van EL&I twaalf FM-frequenties...more

Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued its exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). The exemptions, effective as of Oct. 28, 2012 define the limited circumstances that users are allowed to...more

Can you Really Get a Social Game Patent in Less Than a Year?

YES! One of the often cited reasons for not pursuing patents is that they take too long to obtain. In response to this concern, the US Patent office has implemented a procedure that enables applicants to make a request, when...more

Some New (and Some Rejected) Exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The U.S. Copyright Office issued its exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA") on October 26. The exemptions, effective as of Oct. 28, define the limited circumstances in which users are allowed to...more

Social Gaming Thriving as Online Gambling is Slowed by the Legislative Process

The U.S. DOJ's announcement last December -- that it was now interpreting the 1961 Wire Act as primarily prohibiting only online sports betting -- generated a lot of excitement and speculation that many states would move to...more

CA Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Notifies Mobile App Developers of Non-Compliance with California Privacy Law

by Ian Imrich on

[10/30/2012 Press-Release] California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Notifies Mobile App Developers of Non-Compliance with California Privacy Law: San Francisco -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week began...more

What's Old Is New Again

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") immunizes conduct involving works the Copyright Act does not protect. That is the upshot of a recent ruling by Judge Barbara Kapnick of the New York Supreme Court in UMG...more

New DOJ Opinion Paves Way to Legal Online Poker

by Ifrah PLLC on

On December 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that it has reversed a long-held position by stating that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting. This marks a major change in policy for DOJ, which has long...more

FCC Releases Proposed Internet Closed Captioning Rules

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In a very late release today, the FCC has issued for comment its proposed rules for closed captioning of IP-delivered videos (NPRM available here). Pursuant to the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act...more

Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet - March 2011

by Fenwick & West LLP on

During recent years, the Internet has become the basic foundational infrastructure for the global movement of data of all kinds. With continued growth at a phenomenal rate, the Internet has moved from a quiet means of...more

Advertising Law - April 7, 2010

In This Issue *Manatt Adds Advertising Partner Marc Roth in New York *New York Times Profiles Manatt’s Work in Branded Entertainment *Manatt to Host the PMA's Entertainment Law Summit in Los Angeles *Pharmaceutical...more

Advertising Law - September 25, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: SPECIAL FOCUS: "L.A. Scale": An Interview with Partner Alan Brunswick *FTC Plans Wide-Ranging Look at Privacy Issues *Third Circuit Upholds Online Betting Ban *Feds Raise Eyebrows at Food Label...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *FDA Provides Advice on Presenting Drug Risks *Battle Mounts Over ICANN Control *FTC’s Negative Option Rule Up for Comment *Alcohol Brands Cautiously Launch Twitter Campaigns *Court to Examine...more

ALA v FCC

Supplemental Brief of Intervenor MPAAFederal Admin Agencies

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the broadcast flag, the FCC rule that would have crippled digital television receivers starting July 1. The ruling came in ALA v. FCC, a challenge led by...more

ALA v FCC

Supplemental Brief of Respondent FCCFederal Admin Agencies

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the broadcast flag, the FCC rule that would have crippled digital television receivers starting July 1. The ruling came in ALA v. FCC, a challenge led by...more

ALA v FCC

Supplemental Brief of Petitioners re: StandingFederal Admin Agencies

In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the broadcast flag, the FCC rule that would have crippled digital television receivers starting July 1. The ruling came in ALA v. FCC, a challenge led by...more

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