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|Social Media: The Ethical Obstacle Course for You and Your Lawyer|
Rachel Lowes; Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell Professional Association;
December 18, 2014Sophisticated social media sites and “apps” like Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Foursquare often blur the lines of ethics and legality by giving opposing parties and counsel access to details of the lives of unsuspecting parties, witnesses, other lawyers,...
|Luxembourg Leaks: Potential Risks to Companies Whose Luxembourg Tax Rulings Have Been Released to the Public|
Lodewijk P.W. Berger, Thomas Jestaedt, Scott M. Levine, Howard M. Liebman, Raymond J. Wiacek; Jones Day;
December 16, 2014, previously published on November 2014This week, the so-called "International Consortium of Investigative Journalists" ("ICIJ"), on its website, leaked a total of 548 tax rulings that multinational companies obtained in Luxembourg in the period from 2002 to 2010.
|Southern Stipulation: Tennessee and South Carolina Agree Cloud Collaboration is Taxable Communication|
Charles C. Kearns, Jessica L. Kerner; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
December 12, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014In what appears to be the latest in a series of conflicting rulings issued to the same company from at least seven other states, Tennessee and South Carolina have rendered their own opinions addressing the application of sales tax to cloud collaboration service.
|ISO 27018 - Data Protection Standards for the Cloud|
Jonathan A. Beckham, Kedrick N. Eily, Angela F. Ramson, Alan N. Sutin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published ISO/IEC 27018 (ISO 27018), a code of practice that sets forth standards and guidelines pertaining to the protection of data consisting of “personally...
|Southern District of New York Holds That Aereo is Not Eligible for the Cable Compulsory License; Grants Preliminary Injunction|
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Glenn G. Pudelka; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014In the latest, but not unexpected, development in the ongoing Aereo saga, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected Aereo’s contention that it is a “cable system” eligible for the Copyright Act’s cable compulsory license and has...
|FCC Radio Licenses: Saving Paper Doesn't Change Notice Requirements|
James R. Hobson; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
November 8, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014Many municipal governments and special districts, especially public safety departments, hold radio licenses or antenna structure permits from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is proposing to save paper and staff time by making the authorizations stored on agency databases...
|Illinois Allows Intermediate Carrier to Source International Telecommunications Receipts Based on Its Property Factor|
Andrew D. Appleby, Derek Takehara; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
November 3, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014The Illinois Department of Revenue determined that a wholesale distributor of international telecommunications services could source its long-distance telephone receipts based on its Illinois property factor. The taxpayer, an intermediate international telecommunications carrier, owned and rented...
|Mais v. Gulf Coast Collection Bureau: Eleventh Circuit Provides Creditors TCPA Relief|
Zachary D. Miller; Burr & Forman LLP;
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014In May 2013, a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida caused great concern among creditors and debt collectors by taking an unprecedented stance against the supremacy of orders issued by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) regarding the...
|FCC Repeals NFL Blackout Rules|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously this week to repeal federal regulations that prohibit cable and satellite TV providers from showing a sports event in an area if the game was blacked out on broadcast television stations such as Fox or CBS.
|FCC Considers Banning Redskins|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Another federal agency may be preparing to weigh in on the on-going debate about the name of the National Football League franchise based in Washington, D.C. Just months after the Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team’s trademark; the Federal Communications Commission is weighing...