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|Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law|
John M. Beahn, Anthony J. Dreyer, David W. Hansen, Paul M. Kerlin, Stuart D. Levi; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014In a case closely watched by the television, cable and online content industries, the Supreme Court ruled today that online start-up Aereo Inc. violates copyright law by redistributing over-the-air broadcast content without paying licensing fees to broadcasters. The decision is a significant...
|Florida Raises the Bar on Data Privacy, Security and Breach Notification with Passage of New Law|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014On June 20, 2014, the “Florida Information Protection Act of 2014” (FIPA) was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, after it received unanimous support by the legislature. FIPA will take effect on July 1, 2014 and will replace Florida’s existing data breach notification...
|Countdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #2|
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. In this second “CASL Countdown Alert”, I...
|Canada's New Anti-Spam Legislation: What Does It Mean for U.S. Nonprofits?|
Stuart P. Ingis, Tiffany M. Nichols, Michael A. Signorelli, Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum; Venable LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 2014Under Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL), as of July 1, 2014, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations engaged in marketing and fundraising campaigns from within Canada or to recipients in Canada must acquire prior "express consent" from recipients before sending commercial...
|Countdown to Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Issues You Need to Know and Act On Now - Issue #3|
Samantha C. Kernahan; McLennan Ross LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 11, 2014Canada’s new Anti-Spam law and regulations (“CASL”) come into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of CASL is to the limit the sending of commercial electronic messages (“CEMs”) without the consent of a recipient. However, CASL also imposes content requirements for all...
|Telecommuting May Be Reasonable Accommodation|
Baker Sterchi Cowden Rice L.L.C.;
June 23, 2014, previously published on May 30, 2014The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, stating that technological advances have greatly expanded the ability of employees to work remotely, found that telecommuting could be a reasonable accommodation for an employee with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
|ITC Issues $6.2 Million Dollar Civil Penalty For Consent Order Violation In Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices (337-TA-854)|
Lisa M. Mandrusiak, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014On June 9, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice and order in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854) determining to impose a civil penalty on Respondents in the amount of...
|FCC Issues Rules for First-Ever Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum|
John M. Beahn, Joshua Gruenspecht, David H. Pawlik, Ivan A. Schlager; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014 On June 2, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, or Commission) released rules designed to implement the first-ever incentive auction in which spectrum will be recovered from television broadcasters, who voluntarily choose to give up some or all of their spectrum usage rights in...
|Think Before You Write|
Ashley G. Moss; Vandeventer Black LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 2014In the not-so-distant past, all written communications were typed on letterhead, reviewed several times for accuracy, and signed with ink. As technology has evolved, letters have been largely replaced by emails, texts, and the like, reserving their archaic predecessor for special, more formal,...
|Lawyers and Social Media: Ethical Considerations, Problems and Pitfalls|
John A. Tarantino; Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.;
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014Social media provides an extraordinary means not only to communicate and share information, but also to obtain information that they may lead to incriminating, exculpatory and impeachment evidence for use in discovery and at trial. Social media can help an attorney obtain information about...