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FCC Proposes New Rules On Local Wireless Siting
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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...
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
Lord Younger, in his capacity as Intellectual Property Minster, has announced that a new IP police unit is to be created by September of this year. ...more
In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature:
Out of the Blue - A recent unexpected court order restricting the media from reporting on certain details of a high-profile criminal case serves as a reminder that the...more
Counterfeiting is a critical problem for trademark and copyright owners (‘IP owners’) affecting all industries, from pharmaceuticals and medical devices to electrical and auto products, toys and fashion items. To effectively...more
In This Issue:
- Financial Regulators Compete; JPMorgan Loses
- Six Ways to Survive the U.S. Congress
- How to Protect Your Brand from a Twitter Hacking
- Blogs Worth Following
- LEVICK In the News
Table of Contents:
*I. U.S. Supreme Court
- A. Trademarks
*II. U.S. Courts of Appeal
- A. Patents
- B. Copyrights
- C. Copyrights/Criminal
- D. Trademarks
- E. Trademarks/Unfair...more
We have previously reported in this space about the use of domain name seizures by American law enforcement. Recent media reports show that domain name seizure has become the go-to tactic for law enforcement for other...more
Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for a round of executive speed dating, law firm style. Included in the mix: FICA tax changes in 2013; veganism as a religion (and what that means for the workplace); overtime hours;...more
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, has indicated that she is drafting legislation that would seek to increase judicial oversight over prosecutors’ efforts to act against Internet...more
Reuters recently quoted Tian Lipu, head of China’s State Intellectual Office, complaining about China’s reputation for rampant software piracy. According to Tian, “China is the world’s largest payer for patent rights, for...more
In This Issue:
- Internet Retransmission of Television Broadcasts Approved:
Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District of New York ruled on July 11, 2012, that the Internet retransmission of over-the-air...more
Originally published in InsideCounsel.com on July 25, 2012.
Introduction - Intellectual property crimes are on the rise because they are highly lucrative and historically there has been little criminal enforcement...more
Bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate earlier this month to increase the penalties for trafficking in counterfeit drugs. Both versions of the proposed “Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R....more
On 4 October 2011 the Court of Justice (the "CoJ") handed down its much awaited judgment on questions referred to it from the English High Court. The questions related to two joined cases, including Ms. Murphy's well...more
VI. COPYRIGHTS/DOMAIN NAMES
A. CASE LAW
1. U.S. District Courts
a. United States v. TVShark.net
80 BNA’s PTCJ 343
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York...more
This is the second of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s two blogs.
1. Is D.C. on the Way to Legalizing Online Poker?
On February 2, we...more
Online piracy and internet counterfeiting are unfortunate realities in our Information Age. On the Internet, a counterfeiter can sell consumers a pair of counterfeit Louboutins or a fake Hermes Birkin bag purchased with the...more
The incidents of war happened in the real world is mirrored in cyber space, given the recent incidents of hacking of government websites by state or non state group of hackers for political, military, espionage purposes. As...more
Basically this is an effort to put all the measures in black and white which must be taken in a 3rd world country to control cyber crime. these measures are filtered with the help of my personal observation, experience and...more
The image of 36 women wearing skimpy orange dresses at a World Cup soccer match last June raised the ire of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (“FIFA”), which had two of the women arrested for organizing the...more
This article talks about Software Piracy related laws in India apart from copyright protection act this article also talks about provisions of Information Technology (amendment) Act,2008-ITA 2008, the cyber law of India...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Pending New York Right of Publicity Bill To Provide Protection for Deceased Celebrities
*French Court Fines eBay Over Fakes
*ISPs Will Block Child Pornography Sites
*FTC To Focus on Green Building and...more
In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more