The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has published guidance for copyright owners and consumers which outlines certain changes to current copyright law due to come into force on 1 June 2014…more
How can something infinite still be a scarce resource? In telecoms that’s exactly what numbers are considered, and they are managed carefully by regulators and operators alike. And with the advent of many more new…more
Decisions and unresolved questions about when and how to share information about mental illness treatment continue to make headlines. A variety of groups, including health care providers, law enforcement and mental health…more
The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to 4 months imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain.
The offence was committed…more
The US General Services Administration is seeking comments from the private sector on draft Alliant II Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) cybersecurity requirements (available here). The Alliant GWAC provides flexible…more
Discussion and Analysis -
According to various media sources summarizing the findings of a recently published “Progress Report,” as of April 1, 2014, of the 398 total rulemaking requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act,…more
On April 11, 2014, a California federal court issued a First Amendment ruling that has potentially significant implications for broadcasters in the sports-media industry. Specifically, the Northern District of California’s…more
The Australian government has released an exposure draft of amendments to The Trade Practices (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulations 1998 (the Franchising Code of Conduct) and relevant provisions in the Competition and…more
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- Supporting healthy food options for students. On April 3, Senators Heidi…more
Easter is rapidly approaching and many of you have probably already stocked up on eggs and chocolate bunnies.
While you will be enjoying them, maybe you will be thinking of the calories that you are taking in, the taste of…more
Media worldwide – and especially in the US – have this week been reporting a new French law that supposedly prohibits employees from answering emails after 6 pm.
The reporting on this issue has been misleading, however:…more
The US Department of Defense has published an Interim Final Rule assigning responsibilities and establishing requirements related to the National Industrial Security Program (NISP). See 79 Fed. Reg. 19467…more
A recent Wall Street Journal article – “Activist Investors Often Leak Their Plans to a Favored Few” – focused attention on “activist” investors and stock analysts who (as part of their bullish or bearish campaigns for or against…more
The news about the indictment of Charlie Shrem, the former vice president of Bitcoin Foundation, and Robert Faiella in the US because of their potential involvement in the laundering of more than $ 1 million bitcoin on the…more
Changes in the area of authorization documents -
On April 9, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine introduced changes to certain laws with regard to reduction of the number of authorization documents (Law of Ukraine "On Introduction…more
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