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HTMLFCC Considers Banning Redskins
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014
Another 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...

 

HTMLSenate Commerce Committee Releases Revised Draft of Legislation Extending STELA and Making Other Changes to the Communications Act
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014
Senators Rockefeller (D-WV) and Thune (R-SD), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, have released a revised version of S. 2799, the “Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act” (STAVRA). The full committee is scheduled to...

 

HTMLWhat the House of Lords Report on Social Media Offences Means for Your Website
Alex Henderson, Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014
In July 2014, the House of Lords Communications Committee (the Committee) published a report to inform and stimulate discussion on how the law should respond to offences committed using social media (the Report). The Report is particularly relevant to companies who operate websites with...

 

HTMLCPUC Adopts Rules for Renewal of State Video Franchises
Gail A. Karish, Harriet A. Steiner; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014
The California Public Utilities Commission has concluded its rulemaking proceeding and adopted streamlined rules that holders of state video franchises (such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T and others) must follow to obtain renewal of their franchises under the Digital Infrastructure...

 

HTMLWyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014
New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.

 

HTML“Selfie” Assessment - 4 Key Lessons from Snapchat’s Settlement with the FTC
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
As a country we are quickly approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account while growing up. Against this backdrop of over-sharing, Snapchat, Inc. won over the hearts of its users with...

 

HTMLUS Government Announces Reforms to Space and Satellite Systems Export Controls
Nathaniel B. Bolin, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, Jamieson Greer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 13, 2014
On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls on satellites, spacecraft systems and related parts,...

 

HTMLData Privacy Alert: Prepare for Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor
Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
In the aftermath of disclosures of the extent of U.S. government monitoring of private communications, the European Commission is currently considering changes in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. The EU and its member states already have some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. Under...

 

HTMLIs Mail Dead?
David P. Hendel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 10, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
Is mail dead? Let’s ask Google, the ubiquitous source of all things online. This should be a lay-up on the home court of those who would say yes. And guess what. The top ten results for a Google search of “Is mail dead?” produces seven articles on why e-mail is dead, two unrelated...

 

HTMLManitoba Joins the Ranks of Other Provinces in Enacting its own Private Sector Privacy Legislation
Daniel G.C. Glover, Roland Hung, Shannel Rajan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 11, 2013, previously published on October 4, 2013
The Government of Manitoba recently enacted the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (PIPITPA) to regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the private sector in Manitoba. The statute has not come into force, but this enactment is momentous,...

 


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