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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...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a long-awaited proposed rule in the Federal Register in an effort to “create parity” between brand-name and generic manufacturers for their labeling obligations. 78...more
On November 6, a Paris Court ordered Google to filter out hyperlinks to images of former F1 boss Max Mosley in an allegedly Nazi-themed sadomasochistic orgy. (TGI Paris, 17e ch., 6 novembre 2013, RG 11/07970, Max Mosley c....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
Illinois joined a number of other states in 2011 and enacted a "click-through nexus" statute targeting internet retailers for sales and use tax collection obligations. Under the Illinois and similar statutes enacted in other...more
The Illinois Supreme Court, affirming a lower court decision, invalidated the state's "click-through" nexus law. This law required out-of-state Internet retailers who use in-state web marketing "affiliates" to collect sales...more
Although expanding in popularity and functionality, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as "drones," have been shrinking in both size and expense over the last several years. What once cost several thousands...more
Via Section 230, the Communications Decency Act (CDA) provides broad immunity for service providers, hosts and website operators for claims stemming from their publication of information created by third parties....more
In a decisive victory for Google and several co-defendants, a Delaware federal court dismissed the claims of a putative class of individuals who alleged that they were injured by Google’s practice of circumventing certain...more
Fourth Circuit "Likes" First Amendment Protection for Social Media Speech -
A Facebook "like" is speech protected by the First Amendment, the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a federal court...more
On September 26, 2013, the California Secretary of State allowed proponents of a new ballot proposition to collect signatures for the “Personal Privacy Protection Act.” The Act, if approved, would radically change the privacy...more
In This Presentation:
•What Principles Apply?
•Some Basic Economics
•The Traditional “Social Compact” in Telecommunications
•Does IP Technology Change the Analysis?
•The Duty for All of Us
Julia Child Foundation Whips Up Lawsuit Against Williams-Sonoma -
Williams-Sonoma illegally used the name and likeness of the late Julia Child more than 100 times in advertising, marketing, and promotional materials...more
It is so easy to press that “like” button on a Facebook post by your best friend, your coworker, or your favorite company. In that quick second, it is unlikely that a person could contemplate all the potential legal and...more
In what is believed to be the first legal challenge to the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (the “Rule”), a vendor of prescription drug adherence services is seeking an injunction to block certain provisions of the Rule related to drug...more
On August 21, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed certification of a class action comprised of Florida purchasers of Bayer’s One-A-Day WeightSmart multivitamin. See Carrera v. Bayer Corp., No....more
The U.S. government can get historical cell phone records, including geolocational information, from cell phone providers without a warrant, the Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled.
The appellate court reversed the trial...more
TheDirty.com is not exactly deserving of sympathy. Much like Playboy and Hustler pushed the boundaries of the First Amendment in the past, rumor sites like TheDirty.com are pushing the limits of Section 230 immunity for...more
It´s STEM People time.
The debate of immigration across the US is being fueled by the lack of STEM professionals (science, technology, engineering and math). The scarcity of STEM people in Silicon Valley has forced the...more
When the Second Circuit issued its December 3, 2012 decision in United States v. Caronia, the opinion was proclaimed by many to signal a sea change in the prosecution of off-label promotion....more
On May 23, after the approval of 24 Mexican states (Aguascalientes, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Morelos, Nayarit, Puebla, Querétaro,...more
A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media.
In This Issue:
- Around the Virtual World: May 20-24, 2013
- Nintendo Wants Review of Patent Claim Ruling in Wii...more
In a 33-1 vote, on May 13, the state Senate approved Senator Mark Leno's bill that would require state law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant before asking service providers to disclose the contents of their...more
Our preview of the oral arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court during the May term concludes with Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer. PMA will be heard by the Court during the 9:00 a.m. session on Thursday, May...more
In a recent decision, the first federal appellate court to address the rights of school officials to search student cell phones held that a student’s violation of a school rule regarding technology did not justify a general...more
For years, the U.S. Department of Justice has aggressively pursued and brought charges over “off-label promotions”—the promotion of drugs for uses that have not received FDA approval—by pharmaceutical manufacturers and their...more