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|First Warrant Issued Under Canada's Anti-Spam Law|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 28, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2015The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") has served the first-ever warrant under Canada's anti-spam law (commonly known as "CASL") to take down a malware command-and-control server located in Toronto, Canada as part of a coordinated international...
|New FAA/FCC Marking and Lighting Requirements For Communications Towers|
Georgina Lopez-Ona Feigen, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Alan S. Tilles; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
December 15, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2015The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released a new Advisory Circular for Obstruction Marking and Lighting 70/7460-IL (replacing Advisory Circular 70/7460-1K). Under the new Advisory Circular and the FCC’s rules incorporating it, all new or altered antenna structures...
|Splitting the Dancing Baby: Both Sides are Crying Over the Ninth Circuit’s Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. Holding|
Jenn Dollard; Faruki Ireland Cox P.L.L.;
December 14, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015In a not-so-shocking development, both sides in a closely watched copyright suit known as the “Dancing Baby” case are urging the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (the “Ninth Circuit”) to rehear their case, unhappy with the court’s middle-of-the-road...
|CRTC Settles Alleged CASL Violation - Deficient Unsubscribe Mechanism|
Bradley J. Freedman, Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 7, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015On November 20, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission (“CRTC”) announced that Rogers Media Inc. paid $200,000 as part of settlement of alleged violations of Canada's anti-spam legislation (commonly known as “CASL”). The alleged CASL...
|Rogers Media Inc. Agrees to Pay $200,000 for Alleged Violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law|
K. Paige Backman; Aird & Berlis LLP;
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 2015On Friday, November 20, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Rogers Media Inc. (Rogers) paid $200,000 as part of an undertaking to resolve alleged violations of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).
|Challenges Mount to FCC's July 2015 TCPA Order|
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Phillip E. Stano, Rocco E. Testani; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 1, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2015Accusing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of abdicating its responsibility to clarify areas of uncertainty under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and muddying the already murky waters of the TCPA, more than a dozen parties have filed appeals challenging the FCC’s July...
|Australia Introduces New Telecommunications Data Retention Laws|
Peter T. Brabant, Adam Salter, Nicola Walker; Jones Day;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 2015Telecommunications service providers in Australia must now collect and retain telecommunications data for a period of two years under recent amendments to the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Cth) ("Act"). The new laws apply to service providers, including internet...
|Markup of Spectrum Bill Delayed|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2015This week, the MOBILE NOW act, a bill that would allow for the sale of federal wireless spectrum to the private sector, was scheduled for a markup in the Senate Commerce Committee. However, it appears the bill will now have to wait - possibly until next year - to move.
|EU Launches Consultation on the Review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive|
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
November 13, 2015, previously published on October 30, 2015On Aug. 24, the EU launched a public consultation as part of a broader review of the 1993 EU Satellite and Cable Directive, one of the 16 initiatives announced in the Commission's plan for the Digital Single Market (DSM). The Commission wants to know whether EU rules defining where and how...
|Updates from the TCPA|
Jennifer Monty Rieker, James C. Warmbrodt; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
November 10, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015 The cell phone rings during dinner, and the immediate reaction is to glance down to see who is calling. It is an unknown number. The decision must be made whether or not to answer the call. Automated calls created such an issue that in 1991 Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...