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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...
On Dec. 10, 2013, the New York Court of Appeals resoundingly reaffirmed the important public policy underlying the New York statutory scheme that allows New York journalists to preserve the anonymity of their confidential...more
As part of its continuing focus on payday lending, the New York Department of Financial Services announced that it sent subpoenas to numerous online “lead generation” firms suspected of deceptive or misleading marketing of...more
A romantic couple photographs and videotapes their intimate bedroom scenes to memorialize their feelings for each other. But she eventually ends the relationship, and he decides to take revenge. He posts nude pictures of her...more
On December 2, U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations announced in a press release that 706 domain names set up to “dupe” consumers into buying counterfeit goods had been seized by...more
When you met her during drop-off at your children's school she seemed like such a modest woman, hair pulled back in a pony tail as she kissed her kid goodbye at the classroom door. You never would have guessed what she and...more
FTC Shoots Down COPPA Compliance Request Based on Social Networking -
The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application from AssertID seeking the agency's approval of a proposed method of verifiable parental...more
Information travels at the speed of light in an era where everyone is connected through Internet, social media, text messages and smartphones. Yet legislation lags behind. Many cases of student harassment have emerged in...more
Brandaide recently reported that the self-styled “Amazon or eBay of illegal drugs,” the Silk Road Anonymous Market, was back in business. This was following a DDOS (‘distributed denial of service’) attack on the site. The...more
The Criminal Court no. 4 of Castellón (Spain) has recently sentenced a peer-to-peer file sharing webmaster to 18 month imprisonment for a continued offence against IP rights. In addition, the Court has also banned him from...more
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous decision in R. v. Vu recognizing important privacy interests in information stored in a computer or mobile phone. The court held that specific, prior judicial...more
Although the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act frequently has been described as extremely broad in reach, it's also important to recognize its limitations.
One of the most substantive, sweeping limitations involves...more
This week, the DOJ announced that J&J has agreed to pay over $2.2 billion in civil and criminal fines in one of the nation’s largest ever health care fraud settlements. As part of the resolution, J&J subsidiary Jannsen will...more
Everyone supports the prevention of sexual predators texting illicit material to people under 17. Everyone knows that revenge porn is a scourge on public decency. ...more
With the rapid growth in Chinese media services and increased awareness of legal rights among the Chinese, defamation litigation in China is on the rise. Generally speaking, defamation is usually treated as a civil matter,...more
Journalists in California must now receive advanced notice if their records are being subpoenaed either directly from them or through a subpoena issued to a third party. California’s new law—an amendment to California Civil...more
In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook.
In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more
With the rampant expansion of social media and online technologies over the past decade, it is no surprise that Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and blogs have made their way into the courtroom, pervaded the...more
Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court is in for the 2013-2014 session. There are a couple of privacy cases on the agenda.
U.S. v. Wurie and Riley v. California -
At issue: Separate appeals over...more
In April 2013, Rehtaeh Parsons died after her parents took her off life support following a suicide attempt after months of enduring cyber bullying. The harassment was the result of a photo depicting Parsons allegedly being...more
In September of this year, the U.S. Senate began debate on a federal reporter’s privilege. Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, S. 987, 113th Cong. §§ 2-5 (2013). The bipartisan bill to recognize such a privilege was...more
The Swedish Gambling Authority has issued injunctions under the penalty of a fine of SEK 45,000 per day against the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet and Expressen, claiming that the newspapers’ links to foreign based gambling...more
In the aftermath of her failed relationship with Mortie Fyed, Ima Riled did the unthinkable: She uploaded sexually explicit photos and videos of Mortie online – photos Mortie sent Ima in confidence. Ima allegedly posted them...more
Along with Google, no entity is more ubiquitous on the internet these days than Facebook. Expectedly, the social networking giant, which was recently valued at over 100 billion dollars, has found itself involved in a surfeit...more
On December 14, 2010, a federal court, upon a government motion, entered an order pursuant to the Stored Communications Act (SCA) requiring Twitter to turn over to the government subscriber information...more
ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.”
Of course the...more