Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
Diversity and Technology in Focus for Morgan Lewis's Incoming Chair
Diversity and Technology in Focus for Morgan Lewis's Incoming Chair
PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO DATA BREACHES IN AN ERA OF CYBER INSECURITY
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Why Cyber Security?
How Fenwick Partners Caught the Tech Wave
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
Two Tips for Inventors Filing Patent Applications
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Law Firms Are Starting to Think Like Media Companies
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
Protecting and Enforcing Your High Technology Intellectual Property - Webinar Replay
Did the IRS Just Help or Hurt the Bitcoin Economy?
Cutting of the Cable Bundle, NOT the Cord—Welcome to “The Great Unbundling” -
2014 is a transformative year for the media business. We will look back several years from now and fully realize this.
If the past 10 years have taught us anything it’s that the future is not just online, it’s on the go. For countless consumers, mobile and tablet devices are the preferred method of accessing online content. After a slow...more
Earlier this year, Socially Aware noted a peculiar decision out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that an actress owns a copyright interest in her five-second performance in a film and thus could demand the...more
Manuel Noriega v. Activision Blizzard, Inc., No. BC 551747 (Cal Super. Ct. filed October 27, 2014) -
In recent years, federal and state courts have wrestled with how to assess right of publicity claims in the video...more
Fortres Grand Corporation v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. -
The U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a trademark infringement claim, finding that a real computer software product...more
In This Issue:
1. Welcome to EiG 2014
2. Europe: Gaming in the Cloud
3. Risk – What’s Your Appetite?
4. Japan: Current Status of Casino Legalization
5. Poland: Overview of Expected Changes
6. Patents on...more
At the end of September, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. approved six bills designed to enhance and expand California’s privacy laws. These new laws are scheduled to take effect in 2015 and 2016. It will be...more
As we described in July and September, P.F. Chang’s was hit with three putative class actions following its announcement of a point-of-sale data breach. On August 29, P.F. Chang’s moved for dismissal of the first two cases,...more
During the Technology Leaders Summit which was held this week in the Silicon Valley we discussed how the Internet of Things will change our everyday life.
We have moved from an era of scarcity to computing abundance....more
..Big Brother isn’t just watching. A single mother in upstate New York was surprised to find that she had a Facebook page in her name, complete with photos of her, her son, and her niece. She hadn’t actually set up the page....more
Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio Inc. - U.S.D.C., C.D. California, September 22, 2014 :
District court grants partial summary judgment in favor of plaintiff on copyright claims against Sirius XM Radio, holding that...more
FTC Mows Down Astroturfing at Yahoo -
The Federal Trade Commission has closed an investigation into “astroturfing” by Yahoo employees and declined to take enforcement action because of the limited number of workers...more
Operators of social media platforms and other websites must manage a large number of risks arising from their interactions with users. In an effort to maintain a degree of predictability and mitigate some of those risks,...more
SPECIAL FOCUS: The Impact of eBay on Lanham Act False Advertising Litigation -
A recent opinion by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in eBay is...more
Debate over the most influential band from the 1960s will generally include names like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin, but a lesser-known act from one of music’s greatest eras, the Turtles, may have just...more
New technology continues to generate business models that test the limits of intellectual property laws enacted before such technologies were ever contemplated. The latest example is the use of “geofencing” in an attempt to...more
France: French legislation on evening advertising on public channels: should we expect another shift in policy? - The main French public service broadcaster, France Télévisions, is calling for lift of...more
Use of Flawed Study Results in $3.5M Settlement with FTC -
For relying upon the results of a flawed study to make what the Federal Trade Commission characterized as “baseless” and “hopelessly flawed” weight-loss claims...more
..Pin Money. Brands of all sizes have long used the virtual pin board/social media site Pinterest to promote their wares and drive traffic to their web sites. Beginning in October 2014, companies will be able to purchase paid...more
In American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. (June 25, 2014), the Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit’s denial of a preliminary injunction against Aereo, finding Aereo liable for direct copyright infringement...more
The FTC announced it has sent letters to over 60 major retailers, including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the U.S., that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads....more
Scent marketing is as old as a real estate agent baking cookies in a house for sale and as new as Oscar Mayer’s “bacon” alarm clock. Harnessing the primal power of smell represents a new frontier of subliminal...more
The Remote Gambling Act 2014 was introduced to Singapore Parliament for first reading on 8 September 2014. This Act adds to Singapore’s already stringent anti-gambling laws by criminalising online gambling....more
The 2013-14 term of the Supreme Court ended with multiple decisions on intellectual property issues.
Over the past few months, the Court issued a number of patent law related opinions covering ground from claim...more
Lawsuit panned by Court. The popular ratings app Yelp has been cleared by a federal appeals court of allegations in a class action lawsuit that the company extorted advertising dollars from businesses by threatening to remove...more
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