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Free Nationwide WiFi: Myths & Facts
Attorney Michelle Cohen: Increased Federal Enforcement of Mobile Commerce in 2013
Jeff Ifrah on the Historic Legalization of Online Gaming in New Jersey
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
FCC to Create Free National Super WiFi Network? Not Anytime Soon—Dana Frix
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Former Congressman Steve Bartlett Joins the LEVICK Team
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Corporate Law Report: Cybersecurity, CEO Social Media, New Workplace Laws, Healthcare Reform in 2013
At its national meeting held April 20-21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, SAG-AFTRA's national board of directors approved the recently negotiated television and radio commercials contracts. The tentative deal was reached...more
In Capital Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., 12 Civ. 95, (Mar. 30, 2013) (“Capital Records v. ReDigi”) Judge Sullivan of the Southern District of New York held that the copyright “first sale doctrine is limited to ‘material...more
What is a deposition? Who may be deposed? Who may not be deposed? What is the time frame for deposition? Where could deposition be taken? These are only some of the questions confronting parties and non-parties alike in a...more
When someone wins a trip in a sweepstakes or contest, they usually expect that the prize will be for two people so they can bring a travel companion along on their journey. If your promotion requires winners to fly solo, you...more
Barely two years after the ink dried on the Terms of Trade Agreement entered into between Canada's five largest broadcasters and independent television producers, Canadian broadcasters have signaled that they want to...more
Here at Law Law Land, there are a few pearls of wisdom we like to repeat — perhaps to a fault — just because they are so helpful and right. Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, only the expressions of ideas. Being legally...more
In This Issue:
- Spotlight On Outsourcing Boeing Scrambles As Toyota Triumphs
- Labor Unions Seek To Stop The Bleeding
- Threat Management
- Handicapping The Tech Brand Wars
- Athlete Endorsers...more
Now that 2013 has arrived, we look forward to a new year of media cases. However, in order to orient ourselves for 2013, it is important to stop and take a look back at some of the relevant entertainment and media cases of...more
On any given week, most of us are asked to sign at least one or two releases of liability for various sporting and recreational events. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District recently held those releases may...more
On January 10, President Obama signed H.R. 6671, which amends the Video Privacy Protection Act to facilitate compliance for modern video service providers. The Act was originally passed in 1988 to limit the disclosure of...more
For established brands, trademark licensing can be a very lucrative enterprise. It allows the brand to expand its existing markets or venture into new ones with little additional risk or investment. This was not always the...more
Could the New York Yankees sell the broadcasting rights to their games to cable companies and subscribers in Mississippi? Could a Los Angeles Kings fan living on the East Coast pay to watch a crucial, late-season game live...more
Originally published in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on December 18, 2012.
Sports teams have long experienced challenges in setting ticket prices in the traditional way — months in advance of the season and with only few...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
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Cypress Hill Singer's Grand Theft Likeness Suit Put To Rest
- VCs invest $150m in mHealth during...more
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a Guidance Document for videogames, with particular relevance to online games which require users to provide personal information as a condition of accessing the...more
Today we bring you Part Two of an article authored by our partner Ms. Emily Bayton and published by Law360 on October 16, 2012...
As an intellectual property lawyer and avid sports fan, I’m always interested in a case...more
Brand equity consultants and marketing gurus have for years preached the importance of having a distinctive brand name as it is one of the most important factors that differentiates or distinguishes one product from another....more
Today we post Part One of an article authored by our partner Ms. Emily Bayton and published by Law360 on October 16, 2012. Please check back next week for Part Two!
As an intellectual property lawyer and avid sports...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
Yesterday Google and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that they have settled the litigation filed in 2005 by the AAP challenging the Google Books Library Project. As we have previously reported, Google...more
As companies are presented with the ever-challenging goal of achieving and maintaining brand recognition, many fashion companies are now attempting to engage consumers in both the real and virtual worlds. Gaming represents...more
On August 14, 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released Broadcasting Decision 2012-442, in which it rejected the argument advanced by Stingray Digital Group that the CBC, in...more
For many avid sports gamers, December 13, 2004 is a day that will live in infamy. On that date, EA Sports, makers of the longstanding Madden franchise, inked a deal with the NFL that would allow EA, and only EA, to produce...more
In This Issue:
Quirk v. Sony Pictures; FCC v. CBS; and Dish Network v. ABC....more
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