Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
Beastie Boys Sue; Law Prof's 'Head Spins'
Polsinelli Podcast - What's Next in Health Reform 2014
Breaking Bad: Is Final Episode a Trade Secret?
Redskins Name Is an 'Ethnic Slur,' Says Lawyer
Fantasy Football: The Legal Reality
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
Inside NFL's Jaguars Owner's Fulham FC Purchase
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Porn Copyright Trolls Receive Punitive Sanctions
Yankees' Lawyer on Manchester City MLS Partnership
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
Harlem Shake's Copyright Issues
The Leveson Inquiry highlighted a prevailing confusion as to how data protection law applies to journalism and the media. To tackle this it was recommended that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) work to prepare a...more
With the recent theft and release of several celebrities’ private photographs (many of which appear to have been taken with, and stored on, mobile devices), mobile privacy and the protection of sensitive data stored or...more
In recent years, the number of private actions filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (the “TCPA” or the “Act”) has risen sharply, but perhaps more concerning is that litigants are using the Act to target an...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed proceedings in the Federal Court alleging that the advertising campaign conducted by companies within the Bet365 Group (Bet365) which offered ‘free bets’ and...more
The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published regulations (“Regulations”) that amend the Video Recordings Act 1984 (“Act”)....more
The value of reaching an audience and potential new customers using social media continues to grow exponentially every year. Savvy corporations are continually looking to exploit and capitalize upon the information that can...more
Consumers frequently reveal personal information about themselves through a variety of daily online and offline activities. For fashion designers and retailers, this consumer information represents a valuable tool to...more
The economic downturn and great recession decreased consumers’ disposable income, made consumer borrowing more difficult and soured public opinion against borrowing and amassing credit card debt. Combating this downward trend...more
On Monday 14th July, the European Commission issued its Recommendation for the principles that Member States should consider adopting for the further protection of the consumers of online gambling services.
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (“Redbox”), provider of the popular self-service kiosks that rent movies and video games in airports and other locations, received confirmation last month from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...more
Federal Circuit Leaves Cobra Golf Co. in the Rough -
It's dormie. On Eighteen. You're in great shape, having hit a solid drive, leaving yourself a fairway lie and a mid-iron into a back-right Sunday pin. Feeling good...more
Don’t Forget: FTC Settlement Over Memory Claims -
The marketers of the BrainStrong dietary supplement – which claimed to improve adult memory and prevent cognitive decline – reached a settlement with the Federal Trade...more
As part of our ongoing effort to advise clients on significant developments in cybersecurity that are likely to impact their businesses, we have been actively reporting on the case of in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation,...more
Virtually every customer-facing industry has faced TCPA class actions and sports franchises are no exception. In the past few months, both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Buffalo Bills have settled TCPA suits that relate to...more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued new Compliance and Enforcement Guidelines for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which will come into force in stages beginning July 1,...more
Nearly every year, complaints about sweepstakes crop up among the top 10 complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission.
Recently I received a call from a number which I did not recognize. The woman on the line...more
CONSUMER AND DATA PROTECTION -
Italy: New rules on cookies and Internet profiling! - The Italian Data Protection Authority has issued its decision on the “simplified information notice and cookie consent”"....more
Schwarzenegger Sues Over Publicity Rights -
The Governator has filed a $10 million suit alleging that Nevada-based Arnold Nutrition Group “brazenly stole and exploited” his likeness to market its products in...more
Fans everywhere like to complain about their team’s picks in the NFL draft. Maybe their team drafted a quarterback instead of a cornerback, or maybe it fell for that highly overrated prospect. Most such complaints stay safely...more
The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena.
Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more
In This Issue:
- LANDLORDS AND LICENSED PREMISES
- THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LATE NIGHT LEVY
- THE NEW FOOD INFORMATION REGULATIONS
- “PARNUTS” – NEW RULES FOR FOOD FOR PARTICULAR NUTRITIONAL USES
- THE WORLD CUP...more
Pennsylvania legislators are beginning to explore a topic that, for them, was previously uncharted territory: the possibility of legalizing Internet gaming. In April 2013, Representative Tina Davis introduced a bill (HR 1235)...more
The Gambling Commission has recently published the final two parts of its response documents detailing the changes to be introduced to the LCCP to coincide with the new point of consumption regime in Great Britain. The...more
On 30 April 2014, the Government published its Gambling Protections and Controls document which details the statutory measures it intends to take in relation to a number of gambling related issues....more
The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP), the body that writes and maintain the UK Advertising Codes, has instigated a review of the the latest evidence underpinning the gambling advertising rules to ensure that consumers...more
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