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The Federal Aviation Administration Appeals Most Recent Drone Ruling

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

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

Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker, Part 2

In our prior article, “Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker,” published in the August edition of CEM, we examined the recently enacted Nevada regulations governing Internet gaming, as well as the first interactive...more

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

[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

Nevada Update: Regulation of Internet Poker

On June 21, 2012, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the first interactive gaming licenses pursuant to the recently enacted regulations governing Internet gaming. Specifically, within a span of a couple of hours, Bally...more

Legal Issues Associated with Mobile Marketing to Sports Fans

More and more sports teams and advertisers are reaching sports fans through their mobile devices. Mobile devices are typically used by only one person and are accessible anywhere, anytime, making it a very effective method...more

New DOJ Opinion Paves Way to Legal Online Poker

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

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

Recent FTC Enforcement Actions Involving Endorsements, Privacy And Security

The Federal Trade Commission announced several enforcement actions in the last year relating to endorsements, privacy and data security. These announcements provide valuable information to companies engaged in these...more

Recent FTC Enforcement Actions Involving Endorsements, Privacy And Security

The Federal Trade Commission announced several enforcement actions in the last year relating to endorsements, privacy and data security. These announcements provide valuable information to companies engaged in these...more

Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet - March 2011

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 MPAA

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 FCC

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: Standing

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

Reply Brief of Petitioners

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

Brief for Respondents

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

Opening Brief of Petitioners

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 2004. The ruling came in ALA v. FCC, a challenge led...more

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