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US sanctions restrictions have traditionally exempted exchanges of information and informational materials. However, because the prohibitions on exports of software and services are sufficiently broad to...more
A decision this week from the Federal Circuit, in a patent invalidity action, has been getting a lot of press for its suggestion that patent (and by implication trademark) holders may be able to avoid challenges to the...more
UNDERSTANDING AND TARGETING THE CONSUMER -
Now more than ever, retailers need to focus on delivering relevant content, products and services to meet the individual needs of consumers. Retailers need to better...more
In an age in which safeguarding the privacy of a person’s information is becoming increasingly challenging, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) encourages organizations to devote time and resources to...more
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) issued a draft new Catalogue of Telecommunications Services 2013); the “Draft Catalogue”) for public comment on May 23, 2013.
While the proposed...more
On April 12, 2013, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the UK regulator for consumer affairs and competition, announced that it was launching an investigation into children’s web- and app-based games. In particular, the...more
Most significantly, on June 3, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13645 (78 Fed. Reg. 33945) that, effective July 1, 2013, implements provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and imposes...more
In this ever-growing world of global digital media, U.S. digital media providers are increasingly finding themselves subjected to the varying, and in some instances, evolving laws related to intellectual property protection...more
There are two bills (SB 568 and SB 501) working their way through the California Legislature that may require social media sites to erase the content of minors....more
Digital Dividend Spectrum Auction -
The Digital Dividend auction results were announced by the ACMA on 7 May 2013. They are shown in the table below...
A small drug company that was bought last year by Bausch & Lomb has pleaded guilty to bribing doctors to prescribe eye pain drug Xibrom for unapproved uses and will pay $33.5 million in fines to settle both a criminal and...more
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent an enforcement letter to a mobile medical app developer for failing to obtain a 510(k) clearance before marketing the app, which the FDA said appears to be a...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
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
In Ajemian v. Yahoo Inc. (May 7, 2013), a Massachusetts court considered this question. Two brothers, who administered their brother John’s estate, brought a lawsuit against Yahoo for access to email messages of their...more
When I joined the Department of Corporations, it had no website. I remember reviewing possible designs for a site. Now, it seems hard to imagine that there was a time when state agencies didn’t have websites. Today, the...more
NACHA, the Electronic Payments Association, has just taken a step towards easing consumer payments via mobile devices. The Council for Electronic Billing and Payment, a subsection of NACHA, released its 'Quick Response...more
In this environment of growing attention to the risks of data security breaches, and in the midst of an explosion of mobile applications that make data storage an increasingly far-flung proposition, many organizations assume...more
Today, the FTC sent more than ninety (90) “educational” letters to domestic and foreign businesses whose Web sites and online services (including mobile apps) appear to collect personal information from children that are 12...more
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting...more
With the ever changing advent of Internet law, it is very crucial to ensure the legal compliance of a website and get it audited from an internet lawyer. Various components of a website, including, Terms and...more
There are a number of curious features to the Privacy Notice splash page for Canada’s new online tool for making access to information (ATIP) requests....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 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intended to release a guidance document explaining how it will regulate industry’s use of social media to advertise products or communicate with...more
Transition periods for new legislation are often critical in taking the sting out of compliance costs. But some transition periods are better than others. In the case of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), organizations...more
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