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Spring training is underway in Florida and Arizona, and Major League Baseball has a new commissioner, new executive leadership and a persistent challenge.
MLB has the oldest and least diverse fan base of any of the...more
I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about blogs – a topic sure to inspire guffaws from a generation older than mine and a word that is quickly becoming dated to a generation younger than me.
Blogs began as...more
No doubt many venture capitalists were, like millions of others, captivated by the recent podcast “Serial,” produced and narrated by This American Life reporter Sarah Koenig. The podcast had all the charm of an old-fashioned...more
The High Court last week confirmed that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has the power to make administrative findings that a person has committed a criminal offence, for the purpose of determining...more
Italy: Back to the future - connected TVs need "connected regulations" - The Italian Communications Authority recently adopted resolutions concerning changes in the broadcasting landscape....more
“Big Data” Mergers Should Trigger Regulatory Investigation, Groups Say -
The Federal Trade Commission should take a closer look when companies with “big data” consolidate or merge, consumer groups recently...more
#TheDress phenomenon is about to shape the future of color trademarks and trade dress rights.
You may recall, we have written a great deal on the subject of non-traditional trademark protection of colors, especially...more
On 3 February, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published its ‘Cookie Sweep Combined Analysis – Report’. The sweep was undertaken by the WP29 in partnership with eight of the European data protection regulators,...more
A recent opinion from the DeKalb County State Court, currently certified for appeal with the Supreme Court of Georgia, included a reminder that the protections afforded by Georgia's anti-SLAPP statute have limits. Georgia's...more
Besides the patent box, the Italian “Stability Law 2015? (Legge di Stabilità) introduced a bundle of new provisions concerning the allocation of frequencies and impacting local audiovisual media services....more
Brian Williams has every major news outlet — and Saturday Night Live comedian — discussing journalistic integrity because of false statements he made regarding his experiences reporting in Iraq in 2003....more
Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment Hub provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our “HUB FOCUS” series, we provide an extract, focussing on recent trends in the film...more
Monday 16 February 2015 brought a small earthquake in the Spanish media rights market. FC Barcelona (“Barça”) decided after eight seasons of close cooperation with Spanish leading media corporation MediaPro to assign its...more
Recent widely publicized cyberattacks have made clear that nation-state hackers are now hacking companies for political purposes and they appear to be focused on broadcasters and other media companies....more
I continue to be shocked at CalPERS’ vitriolic approach towards the press. In the last 12 months, CalPERS has taken on The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, several California metropolitan newspapers, several local newspapers,...more
By Jan. 10, 2015, all radio and television broadcast stations, both commercial and noncommercial, must prepare a list of important issues facing their communities of license, and the programs aired during October, November...more
Enforcement efforts by the Federal Trade Commission in the area of false advertising have long emphasized the importance of disclosing material facts relevant to advertising claims to ensure that messages communicated to the...more
Yet another post on LCN!
This is one of the most discussed topics in the media sector these days given the economic impact of the LCN regulations on media services operators....more
In recent months, a few news items have stood out as noteworthy, as they are emblematic of the shifting media landscape:
- HBO to offer a stand-alone streaming service.
- CBS to offer a stand-alone streaming...more
School districts usually deny requests to view school video recordings, such as security tapes, in light of concerns about the privacy rights of students featured on these recordings. In a recent decision, the Freedom of...more
As a young lawyer in 1985, a case came my way that combined several passions: college football, newspaper journalism and the First Amendment. I was the associate attorney assigned to help apply legal muscle in support of our...more
We have recently observed a surge in freedom-of-information (“FOIA”) requests made by media outlets to state pension funds and other state-government-affiliated investment entities. Although the requests have so far...more
On 26 September, Russia’s lower house of Parliament (Duma) adopted by a vote of 430-2 a bill to limit the foreign ownership, control, or operation of Russian mass media editorials or broadcasters to 20 percent or less, thus...more
The Open Payments database has been live for a week now. There has been media coverage, but most has not been the type that many expected. The coverage to date has largely centered on the significant challenges associated...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced this week that it sent warning letters to more than 60 national advertisers regarding the inadequacy of disclosures in their television and print ads. The letters are part of an...more
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