Polsinelli Podcasts - Be Careful What you Put in Writing - What Companies Need to Know About Document Retention
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise
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
Polsinelli Podcast - 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"
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
It’s no secret that local directory/consumer review websites are popular among consumers looking for recommendations before dining out, hiring a contractor, or even picking a dentist or day spa. Yelp reported around 138...more
When one big industry sues another we learn a lot about how business as usual is conducted.
In this case Humana, a giant health insurer, has sued the medical device company Medtronic, maker of the Infuse bone graft. ...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s announcement earlier this week that it had filed a complaint against Jerk, LLC and its websites like “jerk.com” (“Jerk”) looks at first glance like a run-of-the-mill FTC Section 5 enforcement...more
In This Presentation:
- User Generated Content
..What, Me Worry? What could go wrong with UGC?
- The Communications Decency Act
- The DMCA
- Sweepstakes, Contests and...more
Companies are turning to social media with increasing frequency to directly communicate with customers and potential customers. T-Mobile USA is no exception. Not only did the company release an astonishingly snarky press...more
The bad news for 23andMe keeps coming. In late November, we learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had ordered the company to stop selling its $99 DNA testing kit owing to a number of accuracy and validity...more
Things are getting worse for genetic diagnostics company 23andMe. On the heels of receiving a Warning Letter from the FDA over its Personal Genomic Services (PGS) test (see "FDA Threatens Agency Action Against 23andMe Over...more
Where product liability actions or government investigators have targeted a prescription drug, class actions follow alleging that patients are entitled to a refund of what they paid for the medicine. The theory of these...more
SUMMARY: The two year statute of limitations for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim began to run when the plaintiff had an awareness of an unauthorized access into its computer system even if the plaintiff did not know the...more
A publicly accessible website may selectively block users from using the website, and attempts by a blocked user to access the site may be a violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
A federal district court...more
The cloud is all the rage these days. Cloud computing, that is.
When a business uses a cloud computing service, its data storage and application server needs are handled by a third party provider that it can connect to via...more
Defendant Brulant moves in limine to preclude the testimony of Brian Cooper, Plaintiff Campmor’s expert witness on search engine optimization (“SEO”). The Court held a Daubert hearing on April 10, 2013. The motion is denied....more
In This Issue:
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., U.S. Supreme Court, March 19, 2013:
In a 6-to-3 decision with far-reaching implications, U.S. Supreme Court holds that copyright “first sale” doctrine...more
The annual “SEC Speaks” conference, in which Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) representatives review the agency’s efforts over the past year and preview the year to come, was held on February 22-23, 2013. A...more
The CAN-SPAM act sets legal rules for commercial E-Mail and includes various provisions that apply to “any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial...more
This case underscores the significance for employers to create and maintain social media policies that address the control and ownership of company-sponsored social media accounts.
Given the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, more and more organizations are resorting to social media sites to promote their brands and manage their public profiles. Employers are also encouraging employees to...more
In Seaton v. TripAdvisor, LLC, 2012 WL 3637394 (E.D. Tenn. Aug. 22, 2012), a Tennessee district court held that an online travel ratings site that created a Top Ten Dirtiest Hotels list based upon user comments and data is...more
In one of the most closely followed cases involving the digital millennium copyright act (DMCA), an appeals court punted one of the key issues back to the lower court. The key issue left open relates to what constitutes...more
On January 5, we posted a blog entry about the case of PhoneDog v. Kravitz, pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In short, during his employment with PhoneDog, Kravitz...more
It is foolish to not have one. Having a social media policy is like having a Will for your businesses’ branding and marketing efforts and the cost of getting that policy will likely be less than the bill for the first day in...more
Motion to dismiss complaint filed in New York Supreme Court (trial level), Kings County (i.e., Brooklyn), by timeshare sales company seeking to censor criticism of the company found on PissedConsumer.com....more
A lawsuit against consumer review site Yelp! has yielded an opinion that demonstrates the breadth of the protection afforded interactive service providers under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. In Levitt v....more
An introduction to the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy. This article originally appeared in the Maryland Bar Association Bar Bulletin....more
The domain name business remains rough-and-tumble. Little consideration goes into the niceties of paying attention to trademark rights. If you have a federally registered trademark and don't already have a corresponding...more
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