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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

A Deep Dive into Brand & Messaging and Content Strategy

by Knapp Marketing on

At the Legal Marketing Association’s national conference last month, some super smart folks sat down for a deep dive into the strategy, writing, design, and development of law firm websites. Moderating the session was...more

Here’s One Way to Comply with GDPR – Block All EU Users: Data Privacy Trends

by CloudNine on

Believe it or not, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to go into effect in one just one week(!), on May 25th. Many organizations are scrambling to comply with the new regulation and a lot of them won’t...more

Constitutional Challenge To CFAA Survives Motion To Dismiss As D.C. Court Weighs In On Circuit Split

On March 30, 2018, in Sandvig v. Sessions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia allowed one of several constitutional challenges to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to survive a motion to dismiss. ...more

OCR To Offer Webinars On Website Accessibility

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today it is launching a new technical assistance initiative to assist schools, school districts, state education agencies and libraries in making...more

GDPR COMPLIANCE DEADLINE IS MAY 25, 2018: Privacy Regulation is a Moving Target

by Nossaman LLP on

Worldwide, companies are scrambling to meet the May 25th deadline to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For companies with physical operations in an EU member state, this deadline is...more

Materially and Substantively Modifying Online Articles Restarts the Clock in NJ Defamation Claims

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held, in Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, that New Jersey’s one-year statute of limitations for defamation claims restarts if an online article’s author materially...more

The Rising Tide of ADA Litigation Against Health Care Entities

Over the past several years, health care entities have increasingly become the target of private and government plaintiffs complaining of disability discrimination. A crescendo of litigation has engulfed the health care...more

The Online World at Risk of ADA Lawsuits

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

Lawsuits and enforcement actions over websites’ accessibility to disabled people have swamped businesses, as well as colleges and universities over the past several years. “We’ve seen such a spike in the last few years in...more

The Music Modernization Act: Congress Poised to Pass Legislation Updating Music Copyright Royalties for the Digital Age

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

On April 25, 2018, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. R. 5447, otherwise known as the “Music Modernization Act” (MMA). The bill, which now awaits Senate action, amends the Copyright Act in multiple ways, most...more

FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation

Answering the centuries’ old question, it appears it is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that watches the watchmen. The FTC sent warning letters to a pair of foreign app developers cautioning them that their practices of...more

You May Be A Loser (Does the Recent Publishers Clearing House Class Action Lawsuit Portend Changes in Sweepstakes Law?)

by Verrill Dana LLP on

On April 23, 2018, 13 disgruntled senior citizens, led by a retired and disabled veteran who for seven years purchased hundreds of items from Publishers Clearing House (PCH) believing this would increase his chance of winning...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Keyword restrictions - Part II: 1-800 Contacts case; Trivago's strikethrough pricing practices...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 27, 2018 is below. This week’s Update features a wide variety of stories. I hope you enjoy....more

Revenge of the HIRDs—The New Massachusetts Employer Healthcare Coverage Form

In a series of recent posts, we discussed the expanded Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) requirements, including the adoption of a new EMAC supplemental contribution. Among other things, we...more

The Scariest Data Breach So Far This Year

by Ward PLLC on

I could do a blog exclusively on data breaches because they happen so frequently that I’d never run out of material. On April 19th, the Supreme Court of India’s website was hacked, apparently by “HighTech Brazil Hackteam.” I...more

Pulaski County, Arkansas Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District: Announcement of New Website

The Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District in Pulaski County (“District”) announced in a May 2nd news release that it has a new website. The website is: www. RegionalRecycling.org ...more

The Gig Workforce Doesn’t Just Deliver Your Food; It Now Cooks and Serves It Too!

by Fisher Phillips on

I don’t know about you, but the nerd in me occasionally likes to play the “how far can it go” game with the gig economy. In other words, I oftentimes find myself thinking, “can the gig workforce fit in that industry or that...more

European Commission issues important notice on the impact of Brexit on .EU domain names

by Hogan Lovells on

On 28 March 2018, the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology released an important notice to stakeholders (the “Notice”) on the impact of Brexit on. ...more

Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report Spring 2018 Now Available

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Below is the latest issue of the Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report. This report is published on a quarterly basis by our firm’s class action practice group in conjunction with Wolters Kluwer. We hope you will find...more

Researchers May Challenge the Constitutionality of the CFAA “Access” Provision as Applied to Web Scraping

Such Scraping “Plausibly Falls within the Ambit of the First Amendment” The Ninth Circuit is currently considering the appeal of the landmark hiQ decision, where a lower court had granted an injunction that limited the...more

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please contact us...more

Have you checked your bank account information on SAM recently?

by Hogan Lovells on

The General Services Administration (“GSA”) recently announced that it is investigating fraudulent activity on the government contractor registration site SAM.gov. ...more

How Many Website Privacy Policies to Maintain in Preparation for GDPR?

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Under the GDPR, data controllers are tasked with communicating to data subjects how their data is processed in a way that is both concise and transparent. From a consumer-protection perspective, this is undoubtedly one of the...more

A Tale Of Two Geoblocks: 2018’s Cases On Extraterritorial Broadcasts Lead To Differing Results

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

Spanski Enterprises v. Telewizja Polska, D.C. Cir. (March 2, 2018) and Carsey-Werner Company, LLC v. British Broadcasting Corporation, et al., C.D. Cal. (Feb. 23. 2018) - As TV shows and other copyrighted content are...more

FTC Announces Campaign to Assist Small Businesses with Strengthening Their Cybersecurity

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC has been ramping up its efforts to help small businesses understand cybersecurity and learn best practices for promoting cybersecurity in their organizations. According to the FTC, cyber-attacks on small businesses...more

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