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|Distracted Driving: What's In Your Policy?|
Jennifer B. Sandberg; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 1, 2014Long before cell phones, drivers faced various distractions: eating, grooming, attending to children, changing the radio station, rubbernecking someone else’s accident, becoming absorbed in a conversation, or arguing. These distractions created safety hazards and, of course, still do. So just...
|Sleeper “Small” Cells: The Battle Over The FCC’s Wireless Infrastructure Proceeding|
Douglas A. "Drew" Svor, Dave Thomas; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014As policymakers and regulators struggle to keep pace with corporate deal makers (read Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger and Comcast-Netflix deal) and address the structures undergirding our Nation’s electronic communications laws, no two aspects of that undertaking (with the possible exception...
|Dispelling Misconceptions about False and Defamatory Information Online|
Jordan S. Cohen, Colleen M. Devanney, Whitney C. Gibson, James W. Kelly; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014Since launching the Vorys internet defamation group, we have encountered several misconceptions about the removal of information from the internet. If you or your company has been disparaged online, realize you are not helpless and have several options on how to deal with your potential internet...
|FCC Intends To Propose New Net Neutrality Rules|
Seth A. Davidson, Craig A. Gilley, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 2014FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a statement on February 19 announcing that the FCC will not appeal a January 14 court decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down most of the FCC’s net neutrality rules (see Edwards Wildman Client Advisory, January 2014 - D.C. Circuit Strikes...
|New UK Web Defamation Rules for User Content: What Canadian Website Operators Need to Know|
Keith D. Rose; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014The UK Defamation Act 2013 (the “Act”) came into effect on January 1, 2014. This Act includes a variety of reforms to the UK law of defamation, including codification of the defence of “Publication on a matter of public interest”; however, for Canadian website operators,...
|Get Ready for Anti-Spam|
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014 CASL is a new federal law aimed at eliminating unsolicited and malicious electronic communications. Originally introduced in December 2010, the majority of CASL’s provisions will come into force on July 1, 2014. Once in effect, organizations will have to comply with specific consent,...
|ALJ Pender Sets Procedural Schedule In Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II (337-TA-905)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014 On February 4, 2014, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued Order No. 3 in Certain Wireless Devices, Including Mobile Phones And Tablets II (Inv. No. 337-TA-905).
|A New Era of US-EU Safe Harbor Scrutiny by the FTC? FTC Reaches Consent Agreements with 12 Different Safe Harbor Certified Companies|
David L. Anderson, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 6, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014Recently announced FTC actions are a signal of renewed focus and enhanced enforcement by the FTC on companies which have pledged to adhere to Safe Harbor obligations. Some see this as a response by the FTC to EU pressures arising from the NSA disclosures and attempts to eliminate or re-align the...
|FCC Adopts Order Inviting Technology Transition Trials|
Bingham McCutchen LLP;
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014The FCC today adopted, by a unanimous vote, an Order, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry regarding Technology Transition Trials. These trials are not designed to test technology but to test how the FCC’s core “values underlying operation of today’s networks can...
|D.C. Circuit Vacates FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules|
Alisa R. Lahey, Camillie Landrón, Jennifer L. Oberhausen, Laura H. Phillips; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP;
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014In a much-anticipated opinion, on January 14, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission, vacated the anti-discrimination and anti-blocking rules contained in the Federal Communications Commission’s (the “FCC” or...