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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
What to expect from FCC Post-Governement Shutdown
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
JOBS Act Implementation Regulations
Ernest DelBuono on Aviation
Jack Deschauer on Government Investigations
PODCAST - Inside Law - Public Policy Issues in 2013
Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement
Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?
Condo Owners and Dealing with Uncooperative Management Companies
Reserve Funds: Purposes and Common Mistakes
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Serving Legal Documents Through Social Media
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainment/media law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013 (which is probably a pretty safe bet), we offer our humble thoughts on...more
Worldwide media coverage of the hoax call made last week by Syndey radio co-hosts to the London hospital continues. Pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, co-hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian of the morning show...more
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
IN THIS ISSUE:
..Is It Time to Take a New Look at Appellate Review of PTO Claim Construction?
..Limits on the Use of the Disclosure-Dedication Rule Under Doctrine of Equivalents
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
Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the...more
As the year draws to an end and newly elected members of Congress celebrate over mimosas this morning, I thought we’d check back in on our old friend, the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (“IDPPPA”) to...more
With the publication in the Canada Gazette on November 7, 2012 of SI/2012-85, much of The Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) has come into force. As of today's date, the following sections of the Act are now in force:...more
[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
The IDPPPA (H.R. 2511), a bill pending in the House of Representatives, is a proposed amendment to the Copyright Act that provides for a three-year term of protection for original elements or arrangements of fashion designs...more
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) dashed hopes that it will be sensitive to the needs of businesses when enforcing Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). On October 10, 2012 it published...more
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
In This Issue:
- Chip Babcock Communique:
The government should think twice before suing Matt Bissonnette for his eyewitness account of the Osama Bin Laden raid in No Easy Day.
- In Memoriam:
Yowza. That disturbance in the force you felt on July 12, 2012 was the world of Canadian copyright law shifting slightly on its axis. The Supreme Court of Canada simultaneously released its decisions in five cases, cases...more
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
Georgia's governor signed Senate Bill 431, a bill intended to regulate Internet cafes by prohibiting "any promotion involving an element of chance which involves the playing of a game on a computer, mechanical device, or...more
The Texas Attorney General issued an opinion yesterday concluding the mere payment of an entry fee to participate in a contest that tests skill or speed, and that does not involve an element of chance, could be found not to...more
In 2011 laaiden discussies op over de subsidiëring (lees: bekostiging) van de regionale omroepen door de provincies. Provincies zoeken naar manieren om te bezuinigen en bij die zoektocht wordt ook de cultuursector onder de...more
In This Issue:
*Jordan's Suit Not a Slam Dunk
*Mobile App Makers Reach Agreement with California AG
*"Free" Offers Result in $359 Million FTC Settlement
*White House Issues "Bill of Rights" for Consumer...more
In This Issue:
Several pro teams are eyeing possible stadium replacements or renovations this year, including the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings. What are some of the major stadium negotiation issues,...more
2012 is here, and in our first issue in the New Year, the Media Law Bulletin is taking a look back at some interesting legal developments of 2011: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the Digital Millennium...more
Gemeentebesturen hebben sinds 1 januari 2010 een wettelijke zorgplicht voor de bekostiging van de lokaal aangewezen publieke media-instelling. Over de invulling van deze zorgplicht en de grenzen aan de uitvoering bestaat...more
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
In This Issue:
New Guidelines for Social Networking, Digital Marketing of Alcohol; CARU Refers Three Movies for Ads Targeted to Those Under 13; NAD Weighs In On Toothbrush Whitening Claims; Michaels Settles for $1.8M...more
Just a reminder that by October 1, Television stations must once again make their triennial carriage elections. By that date, TV stations must notify the local cable systems and satellite carriers in their market in writing...more