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|Federal Communications Commission Requests Comments on Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Recommendations|
Richard J. Johnson, Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez, Preston N. Thomas; Jones Day;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 2014The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is seeking industry and public comment on whether it should take further steps to ensure that the U.S. communications industry is sufficiently prepared for cybersecurity threats.
|Ofcom Consults on Important Changes to Its TV Advertising Rules|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014 On 18 July, Ofcom published a consultation document proposing important changes to the TV advertising rules, including in particular as to the way in which programme length is measured for the purposes of determining the amount of permitted advertising. These changes are particularly relevant to...
|Duck, Duck, Goose? No, Says the Court - Aereo Remains Yet Another Duck|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014Many jurisdictions around the globe face complex questions resulting from the use of new technologies for internet redistribution of over-the-air linear broadcast signals in a manner that could threaten traditional television.
|Film Tax Incentives in Latin America|
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Distribution of audiovisual content is blooming at a very fast pace, and while the consumer is still demanding for more new content, producers are struggling with this new competitive era. While appetite for content is at its highest peak, and consumer is getting original content from distributors...
|Leveyfilm, Inc. v. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC|
Tal Dickstein, W. Allan Edmiston, David A. Grossman, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC and related entities obtained summary judgment in copyright infringement action brought by owner of photograph used as album cover for the song “Super Bowl Shuffle” popularized by the 1985 Chicago Bears, where Fox’s website merely linked to...
|Ninth Circuit Dismisses Privacy Action Against Zynga and Facebook|
Morris Polich Purdy LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014On May 8, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a blow to plaintiffs alleging privacy violations by Facebook and Zynga Game Network (a social gaming company). In In re: Zynga Privacy Litigation, 750 F.3d 1098 (9th Cir. 2014), the court upheld the dismissal of a purported class action in...
|ITC Issues Public Version of Opinion Regarding $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.;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014On July 2, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued the public version of its opinion in the enforcement proceeding in Certain Two-Way Global Satellite Communication Devices, System and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-854) determining to impose a civil...
|The Fight Against Cybercrime: A Major Issue for European Companies|
Emmanuel Baud, Bénédicte Graulle; Jones Day;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 2014The fight against cybercrime constitutes an economic and legal challenge for companies. The digital revolution and the development of new technologies have significantly increased the risks to which companies are now exposed. Furthermore, the amount of damages caused by cyberattacks has literally...
|ALJ Lord Grants Motion to Terminate Investigation as To Garmin in Certain Navigation Products (337-TA-900)|
Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014On June 30, 2014, ALJ Dee Lord issued Order No. 23 in Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-900).
|U.S. Supreme Court Finds Direct Copyright Liability for Subscriber-Directed Retransmissons of Over-the-Air Broadcasts|
Elisabeth A. Langworthy, Daniel C. Neustadt; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
July 9, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The U.S. Supreme Court held last week that a service provider directly infringes a copyright owner’s exclusive performance right when it transmits to subscribers individualized streams of copyrighted works almost simultaneously to their broadcast over the air. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing...