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Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 7 - December 2014

In This Issue: - What’s in a Like? - R.I.P.: The Facebook “Like” Gate - Facebook Dislikes Fake Likes - Privacy in the Cloud: A Legal Framework for Moving Personal Data to the Cloud - Click...more

Intellectual Property and Technology News - Issue 22, Q2 2014

In This Issue: - Celebrity Endorsements on Social Media: 7 Tips For Navigating The Right Of Publicity - Landmark Privacy Ruling In Europe - US Congress May Act Again On Patent Reform - Supreme Court...more

Right of Publicity? First, Let Me Take a Selfie

“Oh, he wants to do a selfie,” President Barack Obama observed with amusement before gamely posing with Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz snapped the shot using his Samsung smartphone during a visit to the...more

Keeping Privates Private: The Legal Landscape of Revenge Porn

Mark Zuckerberg famously stated that the purpose of Facebook is “to make the world more open and connected,” and indeed Facebook, other social media outlets and the Internet in general have brought worldwide openness and...more

Intellectual Property Year in Review

With the new year underway, we take a look back at some of the intellectual property-related highlights of 2013. Not only did the federal copyright and trademark agencies face a full-blown government shutdown this past year,...more

Case Against Google Street View for Wiretap May Proceed

In a win for privacy rights and a setback for Google, the Ninth Circuit agreed that unencrypted Wi-Fi is protected from outside snooping under the federal Wiretap Act. When Google sent vehicles out to take pictures for its...more

The Myriad Ruling: 6 Points Every Biotech CEO Must Consider

Last week, the US Supreme Court issued a long-awaited decision in Myriad Genetics, which sent shockwaves through the very foundation of the biotech industry. The decision invalidated one of Myriad’s patents on mutated...more

Supreme Court Hears Argument on States’ Ability to Exclude Public Records Access for Non-Citizens

On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more

Geolocational Privacy Law Evolved Slowly in 2012

The law of geolocational privacy continued to evolve in 2012 even though the Supreme Court sidestepped the issue in a potential landmark case. Despite the lack of clarity from the Supreme Court, there will be more...more

Facebook needs a "probable cause" button.

Are you proud to have lots of Facebook "friends?" Well, any one of them can give strangers, including the U.S. Government, access to your account. Your privacy settings won't completely bar access by strangers. In an August...more

Harris v. Matthew A. Sciarrino, Criminal Court Judge

OWS Protester's Memo Of Law In Support of Petition To Overturn Order Requiring Twitter To Turn Over Information

Malcolm Harris was one of 700 people arrested during a peaceful protest march in support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. He was charged with one count of disorderly conduct for having blocked traffic. Allegedly in...more

Malcolm Harris v. Matthew A. Sciarrino, Criminal Court Judge

OWS Protester's Petition To Overturn Orders Requiring Twitter To Turn Over Tweets, Locational Data & Other Information

Malcolm Harris was one of 700 people arrested during a peaceful protest march in support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. He was charged with one count of disorderly conduct for having blocked traffic. Allegedly in...more

Copyright Doe Defendant Can’t Quash Disclosure Subpoena Anonymously—Hard Drive Productions v. Does

D.C. magistrate holds in copyright file-sharing case that IP address owners may no longer anonymously file motions to quash disclosure subpoenas. By filing motions on the public docket, the defendants' subscriber information...more

Protests Mount Against Proposed Law That Would Cripple the Internet

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, 2011 was a year of protests. It was capped off with a little-covered (by traditional media) but important protest that will carry on into 2012. We’ll call it the...more

Navigating the Information Superhighway: Understanding the Impact of Social Media In the Workplace

In This Publication: *Potential Legal Exposure Due to Employee Use of Social Media ..How To Minimize Risk To Your Company *Can An Employer Monitor Social Media Content of Its Employees *Potential Liability for...more

The Federalism Case Against a Federal Right to Publicity

The goal of this paper is to (i) discuss the tensions between the right to publicity, Intellectual Property law and the First Amendment, while also providing a brief background on the development and evolution of the right to...more

Advertising Law - October 21, 2009

In This Issue: *Tobacco Firms Sue To Block Marketing Limits *Weight Watchers Sues Nestle Over Use of Trademark *Gift Card Suit Against McDonald’s Moves Forward *Complaints Against Video Ad Nets Rise *Dannon Settles...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Manatt and BNA Launch Audioconference Series on Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act - Part of BNA’s "Legal and Business EDge" Coverage of Current Topics *Supreme Court Brings End to COPA...more

Newsletter of the Advertising, Marketing & Media Practice Group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

IN THIS ISSUE: *Reminder – We’ll See You in Chicago on November 20 at the 30th Annual PMA Law Conference *Google Settles Book Search Copyright Dispute *White House Seeks to Finalize Online Betting Ban *Spam Plummets...more

Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.

Order Denying Motion to Compel Further Responses to Subpoena (Docket #3)

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

In Re: Loopnet Inc. (Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.)

(Proposed) Order Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Steven B. Fabrizio

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

In Re: Loopnet Inc. (Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.)

(Proposed) Order Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Matthew S. Hellman

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

In Re: Loopnet Inc. (Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.)

(Proposed) Order Granting Application for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice for Thomas J. Perrelli

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

In Re: Loopnet Inc. (Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.)

Amicus Curiae Brief of Electronic Frontier Foundation in Support of Loopnet, Inc.

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

In Re: Loopnet Inc. (Costar Group, Inc. et al v Loopnet, Inc.)

Opposition to Motion to Compel Additional Response to 17 U.S.C. Section 512(h) Subpoena

On June 20, 2006, EFF filed an amicus brief arguing that a battle between Internet real estate services over copyrighted images should not threaten the rights of users to surf webpages and send emails anonymously. The...more

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