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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

Newly Certified SOCAN Tariff 22.A Expands to Cover "Video-Clips"

On October 5, 2012, the Copyright Board of Canada certified SOCAN Tariff 22.A (2007-2010) and CSI Online Musical Services Tariff (2008-2010). The tariffs themselves (SOCAN, CSI), the Board's reasons and a fact sheet are all...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

Crank It to 11: Bill C-11 Receives Royal Assent - What Changes for Entertainment Lawyers

Bill C-11 (The Copyright Modernization Act) has received Royal Assent (on June 29, 2012). In summary terms, here are the top eleven critical changes rendered by this legislation which are of importance to Canadian...more

Exempting Storage Media from Canada's Private Copying Levies

The Canadian government has announced that it will be implementing regulations under the Copyright Act (Canada) which have the effect of "exempting microSD memory cards from copyright levies". As the press release notes,...more

DOC Proposes Documentary Filmmaker Exception to Bill C-11

Kudos to The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), which has released a proposed Exemption for Documentary Filmmakers to Circumvent Technical Protection Mechanisms in Bill C-11. I commend their efforts to do something...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

Summary of Canadian Financial Incentives for the Production of Animation, Digital Media and Interactive Content

Table of contents: 3 Foreword 4 Federal Government 5 British Columbia 6 Ontario 8 Quebec 9 Manitoba 10 Nova Scotia 10 Prince Edward Island 11 Heenan Blaikie’s Entertainment Law Practice Team 12 Our...more

Pandora and Canadian Copyright Royalties

CBC News reported earlier this week about the lack of availability in Canada of online/mobile streaming services in Canada such as Pandora and Spotify: "Mobile music service rejects Canada, blames fees". As noted in the CBC...more

US Anti-circumvention Rulemaking, Documentary Films and Canadian Copyright

Last week's promulgation by the United States' Librarian of Congress of a rule which creates an exemption for certain classes of works from the prohibition (in the US Copyright Act, first introduced by the Digital Millennium...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

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