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
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
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
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Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App...more
Nevada Legislature To Consider Multiple Gaming Bills -
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By now, everyone has heard of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation that is expected to replace the current Data Protection Directive, which dates from 1995. The key innovative provisions in the Regulation will...more
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In This Issue:
- Falling Foul Of China’s Trademark System: The Dangers Of International Trademark Applications In China
- Retention Of Title: Protecting Your Business From Customer’s Insolvency
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The Remote Gambling Act came into force in Singapore on 2 February 2014. On the same day hundreds of online gambling sites were blocked by internet service providers in Singapore. Payment transactions related to unlawful...more
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Safeway Must Pay Customers for Higher Online Prices -
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Mixed Outcomes on Copyright and Contract Issues Re: Volition, Time- and Space-Shifting, Intermediate Copying and Commercials-Skipping -
In a complex opinion addressing intermingled copyright and contract issues, a...more
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