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|ONC to Tackle Interoperability in 2015 As Congress Requires New Certified EHR Tech to Include Interoperability and Direct De-Certification of Current Systems That "Proactively Block the Sharing of Information."|
Leonardo M. Tamburello; McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 16, 2015Before the ubiquity of the internet, it was at best cumbersome and at worst impossible for computers using different operating systems or applications to share information or files with each other. The result was a balkanized world where Macintoshes couldn’t talk to IBM PCs and where...
|D.C. Federal Court Allows IT Worker Lawsuit Over Optional Practical Training Program|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014A lawsuit brought by a union and several IT workers concerning the legality of the student visa work program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) was given the go-ahead by federal district court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, following her denial of the Department of Homeland Security’s...
|Are You an E-Athlete?|
Chinh H. Pham; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015Video games were once associated with couch potatoes, but today there is growing legitimacy, especially around what is known as “eSports.” This type of professional competitive gaming is gaining popularity in the U.S., and eSports is breaking into the mainstream world - emerging...
|Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: An Advantage for Cloud Computing?|
Arnold Fridhandler, Martin P.J. Kratz; Bennett Jones LLP;
January 20, 2015, previously published on October 23, 2014The communications provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into force on July 1, 2014. Generally speaking, CASL prohibits a person from sending a “commercial electronic message” without the consent of the recipient.
|CASL - Regulatory Guidance For Computer Program Installation Rules|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
January 13, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2014Effective January 15, 2015, Canada¿s anti-spam law (commonly known as ¿CASL¿) will impose restrictions and requirements for the installation and use of computer programs on another person¿s computer system. The rules apply to almost any computer program (not just malware/spyware/harmful programs)...
|The Second Wave of CASL: Transmission Data and Computer Program Rules in Effect Soon|
Chris Bennett, Bill Hearn, Tamara L. Hunter, David Spratley; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014CASL’s anti-spam rules have been in effect for just over four months, and many organizations have adjusted (or are adjusting) to them. While anti-spam compliance is a work in progress, it is important to remember that CASL addresses more than just spam. Specifically, CASL’s altering...
|CASL - Regulatory Guidance for Computer Program Installation Rules|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 25, 2014, previously published on November 12, 2014Effective January 15, 2015, Canada’s anti-spam law (commonly known as “CASL”) will impose restrictions and requirements for the installation and use of computer programs on another person’s computer system. The rules apply to almost any computer program (not just...
|PPC Broadband Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors|
John F. Presper, Eric W. Schweibenz; Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014On November 4, 2014, PPC Broadband, Inc. of East Syracuse, New York ("PPC") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
|CASL - New Guidance on the Installation of Computer Programs|
Tim (Timothy) M. Banks; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 18, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs. The installation of computer program provisions will come into force in just over two...
|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...