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|California Approves Consumer Law Protecting Right to Leave Negative Online Reviews|
Richard M. Assmus, Maximillian L. Del Rey, John Nadolenco; Mayer Brown LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014User-driven websites, where users are able to leave feedback about products or businesses, have increasingly become the backdrop for disputes over the non-disparagement clauses used to shield businesses from critical online reviews. Companies use these clauses to create penalties for consumers who...
|New California Requirements Shake Up Breach Notification and Data Safeguards|
Karen L. Booth, Karen L. Booth, Ellen Marie Giblin, Ellen Marie Giblin, Laurie A. Kamaiko, Laurie A. Kamaiko, Mark E. Schreiber, Mark E. Schreiber, Thomas J. Smedinghoff, Thomas J. Smedinghoff; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 2014Recent amendments to California statutes governing breach notification and data safeguards impose new obligations by: (1) enhancing breach notification requirements relating to offerings of “identity theft prevention and mitigation services”; (2) expanding the statutory requirement to...
|CASL - Rules for the Installation and Use of Computer Programs|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
October 21, 2014, previously published on October 07, 2014Effective January 15, 2015, Canada’s anti-spam law (commonly known as “CASL”) will impose onerous restrictions and requirements for the commercial installation and use of computer programs on another person’s computer system. The rules apply to almost any computer program...
|Cloud-Based Services Not Subject to Georgia Sales and Use Tax|
Jessica L. Kerner, Pilar Mata; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014The Georgia Department of Revenue determined that a company’s cloud-based applications and related services are not subject to Georgia sales and use tax. The company maintains and operates hardware and software on servers located outside of Georgia that it uses to support its customers’...
|Microsoft Loses Round in Fight Over Email Held in Irish Data Center|
Narges M. Kakalia; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014Rarely do Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Apple, Cisco and the ACLU all agree on a particular subject; rarer still that such an unlikely coalition fails.
|Appeal Dismissed: Dispute over Ownership, Alleged Copyright Infringement of Software Programs, Scope of a License, and the Revocation of a Certificate of Registration|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders, Ryan Steeves; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014This was an appeal from a judgment of the Federal Court (decision here, summary here) dismissing the action for damages of Elizabeth Posada (“Posada”) and the company incorporated by Posada, Planification-Organisation-Publications Systèmes (POPS) Ltée (“POPS”),...
|Update On Canadian Economic Sanctions Against Russia And Ukraine|
Vincent DeRose, Jennifer Radford; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 7, 2014On August 6, 2014, the Canadian Government announced additional economic sanctions and travel bans against 19 Russian and Ukrainian individuals, and economic sanctions against 22 Russian and Ukrainian groups and economic entities. The sanctions were accompanied by a Statement by the Prime Minister...
|Vermont Provides Draft Guidance on the Taxation of Prewritten Software Accessed Remotely|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014The Vermont Department of Taxes (the Department) recently issued draft guidance on the collection of sales tax on prewritten software accessed remotely in order to provide more clarity to taxpayers on this area of taxation. Prior to July 1, 2013, there was a legislative moratorium on the collection...
|Have You Upgraded Your XP Yet?|
Gregory Bautista, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014 Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in April 2014, but not everyone has made the decision to upgrade their operating systems. By choosing to stick with Windows XP, users may be leaving themselves vulnerable to security risks that would not be present if a different operating system...
|Software Inventions—Keeping it Eligible|
John V. Biernacki, David B. Cochran, Douglas H. Pearson; Jones Day;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2014Takeaways and Practical Considerations from the PTO's Preliminary Examination Instructions on Patent-Eligible Subject Matter in view of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al.