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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 its latest step to reduce the perceived harm that might be inflicted on children by simulated gambling, the South Australian Government has commenced an advertising campaign, featuring a billboard with an image of a young...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week expressed the need for industry guidance to ensure greater consumer protection by the “app” games industry....more
FTC Settles With Mobile Crammers -
In the Federal Trade Commission’s first lawsuit over mobile cramming, Wise Media and two individual defendants agreed to a permanent ban on placing unauthorized charges on telephone...more
BETTING AND GAMING -
UK: 12-year ban for snooker match fixing - The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association has suspended snooker player Stephen Lee for 12 years after he was found guilty of match fixing....more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
A Senator Raises Privacy Questions About Cross-Device Tracking -
Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of...more
The UK’s consumer watchdog, the Office of Fair Trading, has published the results of its consultation into the business practices of games providers, with a particular focus on the relationship between such products and the...more
Actress Claims Sponsorship Deal Soured Over “#spon” -
Did the use of a hashtag cause Sensa Products, a weight loss company, to commit fraud and to breach its contract with celebrity endorser and Academy Award-winning...more
The committee which reports to the UK Parliament on the activities of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is seeking input on various aspects of online safety. This inquiry is part of the Government’s campaign to make...more
In an interesting adjudication on the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, the ASA holds that the level of sophistication of the audience at which an ad is aimed, and therefore the effectiveness of a disclaimer used in that ad, has...more
Fox Broadcasting Company can’t maintain a copyright action against Dish Network’s product that enables Dish customers to skip over commercials because Fox doesn’t own the copyright to the commercials, an appellate court found...more
SPECIAL FEATURE: Manatt and Mergermarket Release New Study on U.S.-China Deal Activity in Entertainment, Advertising and Digital Media Sectors -
Investment and M&A activity between the U.S. and China in the...more
SPECIAL FOCUS: CFPB -
The Dodd-Frank Act provides that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") may take action against certain persons who engage in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices....more
A federal judge has referred a band of copyright troll attorneys to their respective state and federal bars for their “moral turpitude unbecoming of an officer of the court.” The judge also referred the attorneys to the U.S....more
In this issue:
- NY Court Finds Name-Dropping Remains Protected in Art and Music
- FTC Announces Staff Report on Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule
- FTC Solicits Comments on Proposed Changes to...more
Illinois iGaming Bill: Chicago Casino Development Authority Act - AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1739 re Internet Gaming (Sen. Terry Link)
On March 6th, 2013, Senate Bill 1739 was introduced in Illinois by State Senator...more
In This Issue:
Manatt Partner Linda Goldstein Invited to Speak at ERA’s Great Ideas Summit; Lance Armstrong’s Confession Leads to Legal Action . . . Will Endorsers Follow Suit?; “Business Coaching” Defendants Settle with...more
Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) have received numerous stakeholder submissions and inquiries in relation to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and its two...more
On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed into law H.R. 6671, an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA) codified at 18 U.S.C. § 2710, which will permit companies, such as Netflix, to obtain advance...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
COMPLETE BILL HISTORY
BILL NUMBER : S.B. No. 51
AUTHOR : Wright
TOPIC : Internet gambling.
TYPE OF BILL :
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
The operator of websites for Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by improperly collecting personal information from children under 13. Artist Arena, LLC...more
Most major sports teams invite fans to receive text message alerts about breaking news, player trades, scores, etc. Teams often use these services to collect information about their fans and to promote products and events....more
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the current hyper-digital age is the ever-shrinking gap between the celebrity and everyman. Nowhere is this phenomenon more apparent than in the realm of the celebrity tweet. Twitter,...more
In the final video segment of Loeb & Loeb’s second Media MindShare Leadership Series, Sheryl Yamuder, Associate General Counsel of Re:Sources USA, discusses issues surrounding the use of behavioral advertising, including...more