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When is a revision of an Internet post treated as a new post?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The limited time for suing for libel on an Internet post runs not only from the original posting, but also from when significant changes were made to the post, according to a decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court. The...more

Senate Vote A Setback For Trump’s FCC

by King & Spalding on

On May 16, Senate Democrats (joined by a handful of Republicans) won a narrow vote to block the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) from reclassifying broadband internet services. The reclassification, due to take effect...more

The Internet of Things: What Is It and Why Do I Care?

by Jackson Walker on

Even if you have never heard of the Internet of Things (“IoT”) you’re probably connected already. In 2017 Gartner estimated that over 5.2 Billion consumer IoT devices had already been installed and predicted that the...more

TV regulation in a digital age

by Hogan Lovells on

Hogan Lovells and leading TMT consultancy Analysys Mason launched a white paper yesterday which argues for retaining a ‘three layer approach’ to video regulation in the face of ongoing changes to how video content is consumed...more

Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Over the years, the Internet has become the basic foundational infrastructure for the global movement of data of all kinds. With continued growth at a phenomenal rate, the Internet has moved from a quiet means of...more

EU: Portability Regulation – important deadline of 2 June 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The Portability Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 came into force on 1 April 2018. Part of the EU Commission’s aim to establish a Digital Single Market, the Regulation facilitates cross-border portability of online content. ...more

Portability Regulation: Important deadline of 2 June 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

The Portability Regulation (the Regulation) (EU) 2017/1128 came into force on 1 April 2018. Part of the EU Commission's aim to establish a Digital Single Market, the Regulation facilitates cross-border portability of online...more

New Internet frontier: you can defame through your WiFi name

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Defamation by tweet isn’t news anymore, but surely a new barrier was broken when the Idaho Supreme Court found potential defamation in the name a family gave to their home wireless network. Jeffrey and Dona Hall were...more

Impact of the Internet of Things on the Insurance Industry

Kara Scarboro, an attorney in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Insurance Practice, explains the concept of “the internet of things” and how it enables real-time data to be provided from an insured to an insurance company,...more

Loot Box Saga Continues

The flurry of proposed legislative activity around loot boxes continues. State Rep. Rick Hansen (DFL-South Saint Paul) introduced H.F. 4460in Minnesota this week. H.F. 4460 would prohibit game purchases that result in random...more

Senators Float Stricter Privacy Laws

by Morgan Lewis on

Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new privacy rights bill on April 10 titled “Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions” (CONSENT Act). The CONSENT Act’s...more

Netherlands Declares Certain Loot Boxes Gambling; Warns of Coming Enforcements

As we have previously reported, the subject of loot boxes has received increasing scrutiny around the world. In one of the most recent pronouncements, the Dutch Gambling Authority (the “Authority”) declared the loot box...more

Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11, Number 4

by Dickinson Wright on

Virtually every significant gaming operator in the United States has some form of “free to play” online casino offering. Because no purchase is necessary to play (no consideration) and no valuable prizes are offered (i.e.,...more

Russia Introduces New Draft Law on Social Networks

by Morgan Lewis on

Russian lawmakers have proposed a draft law that would impose new obligations on the owners of public networks. Such owners with no registered presence in Russia would be required to set up a local representative office....more

Court Refuses to Hit the Brakes

The New York attorney general’s false advertising suit challenging Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) speed claims is not preempted by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, a New York federal judge has ruled....more

Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, and the Challenges of Content Moderation

In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech, the company “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility, and that was a big...more

Massachusetts Legislature Issues Net Neutrality Report, Recommends Legislation

On March 23, 2018, the Special Senate Committee on Net Neutrality and Consumer Protection (the Committee) released a report recommending legislation aimed at ensuring net neutrality in Massachusetts. The report and...more

What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

by Fisher Phillips on

The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may...more

House of Lords issues report on digital advertising market

by Hogan Lovells on

Yesterday the House of Lords published a report into the UK’s digital advertising market. It includes: a call for a CMA study into whether the market is working fairly for businesses and consumers; proposals for enhancing...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Russian

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

Red Notice Newsletter - Chinese

ANTICORRUPTION DEVELOPMENTS – Canadian Mining Company Settles with SEC over FCPA Charges – On March 26, Kinross Gold Corporation settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its alleged failure to...more

WIPO: Cybersquatting breaks all-time record high

by Hogan Lovells on

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the United Nations specialized agency based in Geneva that administers the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) has released a press release revealing that...more

Accountability Program Decision Emphasizes Enhanced Notice

In its latest action, the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program emphasized the importance of enhanced notice for consumers of behavioral targeting....more

Leveraging the .app gTLD for Your Mobile Needs

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The .app generic top-level domain (gTLD) launches March 29, 2018, and brand owners will have a little more than a month to register domains in the Sunrise Period. After May 1, 2018, registration of .app domains opens to the...more

ICANN halts applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL

by Hogan Lovells on

On 4 February 2018, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) passed a Resolution to halt the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) applications for .CORP, .HOME and .MAIL. ...more

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