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BuzzFeed Faces $11 Million in Defamation Suit by British News Agency

BuzzFeed, the popular independent digital media company, was hit with an $11 million defamation suit in January 2016 by journalist Michael Leidig and Central European News (“CEN”). Leidig and CEN are demanding more than...more

Squeezing the Supply Chain: Premium Publishers Align with Advertisers in Fight to Clean Up Murky Digital Media Ecosystem

Advertisers aren’t alone in their quest to clean up the digital media ecosystem—this, according to an open letter penned by Digital Content Next (DCN) CEO Jason Kint. Kint’s letter was in response to P&G Chief Brand...more

The Digital Content Market in Mexico

Today’s global content market is constantly evolving. The rise of digital platforms has created new and exciting opportunities for production, distribution, and consumption of content. Producers and distributors are meeting...more

Hyperlinking in Hamburg and Prague: How national courts apply GS Media

On 8 September 2016, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) handed down judgment C-160/15 on the means of hyperlinking which caught quite some attention. It has become known as the GS Media decision. In essence, this CJEU...more

EU Commission agrees new rules allowing Europeans to watch online content services across EU borders

On 7 February, negotiators for the European Parliament, Member States and the Commission agreed the proposal for a regulation on EU cross-border portability of online content services. This is the first agreement relating to...more

Second Circuit Clarifies “Repeat Infringer” Policy Requirement for DMCA Copyright Safe Harbors

Congress enacted the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) nearly two decades ago seeking to balance the needs of two factions: Content creators, who were struggling to protect their intellectual property in the digital...more

Re-Register DMCA Agent by December 31, 2017, and Other New DMCA Registration Requirements

Section 512(c) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the DMCA) provides online service providers with conditional safe harbors from liability for copyright infringement resulting from the actions of their users. In order...more

Manatt Digital - January 2017

How a $300 million eSports Deal Could Change Traditional Sports Distribution - In December, Riot Games agreed to a seven year, $300 million deal with BAMTech, giving the digital distribution company exclusive rights to...more

Client Alert: Action Needed by Organizations whose Websites allow User Postings

Businesses and nonprofits that operate a website or other online presence (mobile app, blog, portal, game, etc.) where users may post content (for example, in a user forum) will need to take action in 2017 in order to obtain...more

I'm Embracing the Marketer of 2017 in Me - Are You?

Words of inspiration, the latest in series of 12 digital media posts by our friend at the Legal Marketing Association....more

Lessons For Law Firms in 2016's Top Video Trends

The latest in a year-end series covering digital media from our friends at LMA. Oliver Thoenen on live video's ascendancy and other trends in 2016....more

Be a Smart Firm & Focus Your Team on the Digital Space

Q&A with the one and only Molly Porter you need to know, latest in a series of twelve digital media posts from the Legal Marketing Association....more

The Rise of AI in Law Firm Marketing: Revolutionizing Client Experience

Deb Dobson, Marketing Technology Manager at Fisher Phillips, sheds light on how AI, combined with automation, will be bigger than the sum of its parts. Fifth in a series of twelve year-end posts by our friends in the Legal...more

With The Right Attitude and Tools, Your Firm Can Scale Social & Digital

Q&A with marketer extraordinaire Gail Lamarche; the eighth in a series of twelve year-end posts by our friends in the Legal Marketing Association's special interest group on Social and Digital Media. ...more

Making Miracles Happen - 5 New Clients In 18 Days

Q&A with marketer extraordinaire Jon Holden, the latest in a series of twelve year-end posts by our friends in the Legal Marketing Association's special interest group on Social and Digital Media. ...more

The Social and Digital Media Train is Leaving the Station - Get Aboard!

On this, the fourth day of social media and digital media, we bring you some practical and actionable advice from the PR SIG's Co-Chair, Ryan King, Director of Communications at Ogletree Deakins. This father of three...more

Got Marketing Automation? Why It's Essential To Your Success

The third in a series of twelve year-end posts by our friends in the Legal Marketing Association's special interest group on Social and Digital Media. An interview with Vuture's Matt Parfitt....more

The Social & Digital Media Tides Are Turning For Law Firms

The second in a series of twelve year-end posts by our friends in the Legal Marketing Association's special interest group on Social and Digital Media....more

Are You Listening Yet? What Smart Marketers Took Away From The Election

Day one of the "Twelve Days of Social and Digital Media..." Stay tuned for the entire series. ...more

New DMCA Designated Agent Requirements Effective December 2016

On November 1, 2016, the United States Copyright Office published an amendment to 37 CFR § 201.38 that changes the registration requirements for Designated Agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Effective...more

New Requirements for Copyright Safe Harbor

The federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides safe harbors from copyright infringement liability for online service providers that are engaged in specified activities and that meet certain eligibility...more

DOJ Publishes Final Rule Requiring Movie Theaters Nationwide to Provide Closed Captioning and Audio Description

Seyfarth Synopsis: DOJ published regulations today requiring that movie theaters throughout the United States provide closed captioning and audio description to patrons with disabilities for digital movies distributed with...more

Manatt Digital - November 2016

Video Content Consumption (Then and Now) - It’s no secret that the digital-content-consumption landscape is evolving and at an increasingly rapid clip. One byproduct of this ongoing progression is that oftentimes...more

Want to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor? New Copyright Rules Require Reregistering

If you have a website, you need to reregister your designated agent with the Copyright Office. If you don’t, you will lose the safe harbor protections for copyright infringement liability afforded by the Digital Millennium...more

Online Service Providers: Don't Lose Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protections

On or before December 31, 2017, service providers must provide new designated-agent information to the U.S. Copyright Office through its new online registration system. Otherwise, the online service provider will not be...more

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