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EU High Court Strikes Down Data Retention Law

On April 8, 2014, the highest court in the European Union invalidated an EU law that required telephone and electronic communications providers to retain user data for up to two years....more

“River Crabbing” Chinese Search Engine Battles for Freedom of Expression in the U.S.

In 2004, the Chinese Communist Party announced a new national goal of building a “Harmonious Society.” Since then, this goal has often been cited by the Chinese government as a reason for Internet censorship. In Mandarin,...more

AGCOM And The Administrative Enforcement Of IP Rights

The Issues Concerning the Legitimacy of the Regulations - At the end of a process started in 2010, after three public consultations on an equal number of proposals, on December 12, 2012 AGCOM (i.e. the Italian...more

Major Tech Companies Call For Greater Digital Due Process In Government Surveillance

AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo have issued an open letter to Washington calling on politicians to reform government surveillance worldwide....more

Europe: Mosley v Google – game, set but not match yet.

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

University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wiessenschaften e.V et al. (Fed. Cir. 2013) Hidden Field

The Federal Circuit, in a split decision, affirmed denial of motions to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds and Federal Court joinder rules in University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wiessenschaften e.V...more

The Sweet Spot of the Mexican Telecom Reform (Part 2/3)

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

Mexico's Telecommunications' reform ready to be signed by President Peña Nieto

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

Congress Conducts Hearings on Section 337 Litigation at the International Trade Commission

On April 16, 2013, the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, held a hearing on “Abusive Patent Litigation: The Issues Impacting American Competitiveness and Job...more

White Collar Watch - March 2013

In This Issue: - Eleventh Circuit Holds that Production of Foreign Bank Account Records May be Compelled in Criminal Investigation Under Required Records Exception to Fifth Amendment Privilege - Supreme Court...more

Colombia Raises the Stakes on Data Privacy Protection

Colombians enjoy broad personal privacy rights such as: (i) personal and familial privacy; (ii) protection of good name; (iii) protection of personal correspondence and other personal communications; and (iv) access to...more

USA v. Poker Stars (Christopher Ferguson

MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT AND CLAIMANT HOWARD LEDERER’S MOTION TO DISMISS VERIFIED FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

The government’s in personam claim for civil money laundering penalties against Howard Lederer is premised on allegations that (1) Lederer participated in FTP’s fraud against its players; and (2) FTP operated in violation of...more

USA v. Poker Stars (Christopher Ferguson

CHRISTOPHER FERGUSON’S MEMORANDUM JOINING HOWARD LEDERER’S MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF HIS MOTION TO...

Christopher Ferguson joins in the Memorandum of Points and Authority in Support of Howard Lederer’s Motion to Dismiss the Verified First Amended Complaint (the “Complaint”) for failure to state a claim under Rules 9(b) and...more

Bottling the Free Flow of Information: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. and EU Database Protection

Tamaroff Law co-founder, David Tamaroff, was recently published as the lead billing in the Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law. Tamaroff's article, Bottling the Free Flow of Information: A...more

Responding to Government Demands for Content Restrictions: The Need to Focus on Responsible Implementation Strategies

The announcement by Twitter last month that it is deploying the ability to block tweets on a country-by-country basis in response to government demand for content restrictions has generated an enormous amount of...more

WHETHER PROPOSALS BY ILLINOIS AND NEW YORK TO USE THE INTERNET AND OUT-OF-STATE TRANSACTION PROCESSORS TO SELL LOTTERY TICKETS TO IN-STATE ADULTS VIOLATE THE WIRE ACT

DOJ State Lotteries Memorandum of Opinion re Wire Act

Interstate transmissions of wire communications that do not relate to a “sporting event or contest” fall outside the reach of the Wire Act. Because the proposed New York and Illinois lottery proposals do not...more

IGBA iPoker Analyses - Poker Players Funds Seized

IGBA iPoker Analyses - Poker Players Funds Seized. Where gambling business is conducted. Extraterritoriality....more

Advertising Law - June 18, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Are Spammers More Prepared For ISP Shutdowns? *Minnesota Abandons Efforts To Ban Online Betting *China To Require Blocking Software on All New PCs *Nescafé Targets Starbucks’ Instant Coffee in...more

Impact of WTO / GATS on UIGEA Analyses

Impact of WTO / GATS on UIGEA Gaming Law Analyses. Note on State Gaming Laws and Extraterritorial reach of state law outside state borders. Poker, Casino, Gaming, International, Constitutional Law....more

Communications Law Bulletin -- June 2007

In this issue: The Month in Brief Congress Continues to Introduce Targeted Bills Second Circuit Vacates FCC Order Finding “Fleeting Expletives” Indecent Video Franchise Bills Continue to Move Ahead in the States, While...more

Data Retention: Denmark Is First EU Member State to Implement Controversial Directive

Data Retention: Denmark Is First EU Member State to Implement Controversial Directive

Denmark is the first EU Member State to pass a statute implementing the European Union’s Data Retention Directive, which calls on communication network operators to retain certain data for a period of six months to two...more

Bowers v. Precision Jet Drive

Opinion and Order

A successful transfer of a patent infringement suit under the "International Shoe" standard, even though Defendant had both an internet presence and documented sales in the targeted state forum. You may view the other...more

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