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Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more
After a long consultation process, the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) published the long awaited regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media, which among other things provide for a notice...more
Have you ever considered whether your company has a right to use an employee’s e-mail communications with his or her attorney conveyed through your company’s system? A company’s defense in an employment lawsuit can be...more
We are pleased to present the 34th edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we highlight news that will have an impact on business and litigation, including articles and links...more
The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) recently published the first in a series of white papers dedicated to branded entertainment in Canada.
The first white paper, released at Merging Media in Vancouver on...more
A Royal Charter (the “Charter“) representing a landmark reform of press regulation was approved by the Queen on 30 October 2013. The Charter, agreed by the three main political parties, was sealed by the Privy Council in a...more
Reed Smith is releasing this client alert, as the deadline for submitted responses to the following DCMS recommendations is on 22 October – just one week away.
Executive Summary -
On 30 July 2013, following...more
Commercial drones for news gathering may be grounded from takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns playing out this month in the U.S. Congress....more
Although not quite as lucrative as its pre-season US tour, Everton FC’s recent successful appearance before media regulator Ofcom helps it to retain a few more pounds which might be available for the transfer kitty.
In July 2013, the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) case of Project Blue Ltd v. HM Revenue & Customs, concerning the high-profile development of Chelsea Barracks, was the first real test of the SDLT’s broad anti-avoidance rule...more
Anyone watching or reading the news these days is well aware of the steady decline in hard news content. ...more
It has been recently reported in Law360 that the Court of Appeals of Maryland, in Dixon v. Ford Motor Co., No. 82, 2013 Md. LEXIS 465 (Md. July 25, 2013), broke with established precedent and endorsed the “any exposure”...more
The mainstream media continues its attack on the patent system. This problem has become significant, because the average American does not appear to understand the purpose (and benefits) of the patent system. With all of...more
Draft regulations on the protection of copyright on the Internet and media also providing a notice and take down procedure for potential breaches have been published by the Italian communications authority (the AGCOM) and are...more
In April, we wrote about the ongoing dispute between Aereo, the upstart technology company that utilizes warehouses full of tiny antennas to capture over-the-air television and then retransmit it over the Internet to its...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit denied today a petition for review, en banc, of an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the Court that had ruled in favor of Aereo and against broadcasters in a case that...more
In a historic move for The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP), the organization has filed an amicus brief with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to support the free-speech rights of...more
The media loves to attach political labels to often complex issues. Such monikers allow the press to create and define highly charged terms ("pro-life"; "pro-choice"; "pro-gun"; "anti-gun", etc.). The exercise is also useful...more
For the past two decades since the Texas Supreme Court's decision in McIlvain v. Jacobs, 794 S.W.2d 14, 16 (Tex. 1990), Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit have repeatedly held that journalists are insulated from...more
Two proposed bills would provide additional protection not only to reporters, but also to their sources. Any company spokesperson or defense lawyer who speaks to a reporter has a modest vested interest in the passage of the...more
An Illinois federal district court recently remanded an insurance coverage case to state court, ruling that there was no jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) for the simple reason that the plaintiff did not...more
Shasta Regional Medical Center (Shasta) has agreed to pay $275,000 and enter into a corrective action plan (CAP) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to resolve allegations that...more
Charged with enforcing HIPAA and chided along by Congress to do a more proactive enforcement job, the Office of Civil Rights at HHS has entered into its 13th Corrective Action Plan for a covered entity....more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced a $275,000 settlement with Shasta Regional Medical Center (SRMC) on the heels of an investigation triggered by a Los Angeles Times article indicating that senior...more
Last week a regional California medical center entered a $275,000 settlement for disclosing patient information to the media, spotlighting HIPAA’s tight reign over covered health providers even when they try to defend their...more