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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...
It’s a problem that has vexed website owners since the days of the dot-com boom – how to make certain user-generated content available to users or subscribers, but also prevent competitors and other unauthorized parties from...more
Following up on a previous post regarding the lawsuit winding its way through federal court seeking clarity on whether the music publisher Warner Chappell owns or has the exclusive right to license the copyright in the...more
Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their practice might lead to potential legal issues which both fashion...more
Pinterest is a pinboard-style content-sharing website where users can post photos and other content, share images and comment on each other’s content. Its rapid success—it is reported to have more than 50 million users—has...more
NLA media access Ltd. (NLA) and The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd. (CLA) last month announced a partnership that aims to “streamline and simplify copyright licensing for UK schools and higher education”....more
The Fourth Circuit has confirmed what many copyright holders have long hoped was true: That copyright interests can be validly transferred through electronic means, despite language in the 1976 Copyright Act requiring that...more
In This Issue:
•What Principles Apply?
•The Traditional “Social Compact” in Telecommunications
•Does IP Technology Change the Analysis?
•The Issues and Local Governments
Principles for Local...more
On July 24, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in for the first time in the closely-watched copyright infringement and breach of contract dispute between satellite TV provider Dish Networks and Fox Broadcasting...more
Prior to discussing or exchanging proprietary information with one another, companies frequently enter into non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to afford protections beyond what they would otherwise be entitled to under their...more
On September 27, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the four sitting Commissioners voted unanimously to seek public comments on a proposal to gather information to examine how patent assertion entities (PAEs)...more
In This Issue:
• Beware of The “Simple” Assignment of Intent to Use Applications to an Affiliate
• TTAB Reverses the Refusal to Register BITES OF BOSTON
• Updates on Registration of New Generic Top-Level...more
After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashion and online retail, we will cover the legal risks connected to the usage of social media by fashion...more
The beer industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Every state oversees the sale and distribution of beer, and the differences among the states' regulatory processes result in a maze that...more
In This Issue:
- Much Ado About YAHOO!
- Lawsuits Can Be Easier to Get Into Than to Get Out Of
- Johnny Football, Inc.
- Excerpt from Johnny Football, Inc.:
It should come as no surprise that...more
Last time, we looked at whether the media can use images from social media sites applying fair use to several typical situations. Today, we look at the specific terms of service of various popular sites to see if some make...more
It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes to running an online marketing campaign or social media site, imitating (or straight-up copying) other peoples’ content can be the quickest...more
- Jury Finds That Motorola Breached FRAND Obligations By Offering Microsoft A License At An Unreasonable Royalty Rate – On September 4, 2013, a Jury in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
FCC Nominations -
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is expected to hold a confirmation hearing on Republican Michael O’Reilly’s nomination to serve as a...more
An outline of privacy law that cites to potential causes of action, whether common law or statutory, with a focus on New York law....more
It began initially with TIVO, and has since expanded to major cable and satellite providers such as DirecTV and Dish Network (Dish). Television viewers are now able to digitally record multiple programs with the press of a...more
INDUSTRY IN UPHEAVAL -
The average entertainment attorney sits on his or her hands, waiting for the wealthy client to come to the office with a lucrative contract to negotiate. In reality, the attorney must create...more
With the patent infringement case “LTE-Standard“ the Landgericht Düsseldorf has on 21 March 2013 deviated from the hitherto established practice and challenged the Bundesgerichtshof’s (German Federal High Court of Justice)...more
Last week I captured a few eye-popping photographs of a delivery truck parked in downtown Minneapolis promoting Kinky Liqueur, “a delightfully fruity fusion of super premium vodka“...more
The Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently shed light on an increasingly common Internet business practice. In 1-800 Contacts, Inc. v. Lens.com, Inc., a panel of the court held that the use of a competitor's...more
The 9th Circuit agrees: Fox cannot stop the Hopper…for now. At stake is the future of how we watch TV: whether DVRs can automatically remove commercials from network shows. Dish Network says yes; Fox says no. While standard...more