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HTMLNew York’s Landmark Ruling on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Brings Digital Music Providers Holiday Cheer and Leaves Recording Artists with a Lump of Coal
Ian C. Ballon, Justin A. MacLean; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 5, 2017, previously published on December 22, 2016
On Dec. 20, 2016, the New York Court of Appeals issued its decision in Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.,1 holding, by a 4-2 vote, that New York law does not recognize a public performance right in sound recordings fixed before Feb. 15, 1972. Flo & Eddie dealt a setback to...

 

HTMLDigital Single Market Update: Official Draft EU Copyright Directive and Regulation Published
Viola Bensinger, Christoph Enaux, Stefan Lütje; Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 21, 2016, previously published on November 30, 2016
On September 14, the EU Commission published its proposals for a new Copyright Regulation and Copyright Directive. The proposals are part of the Commission's strategy for a Digital Single Market, which was announced in May 2015 and first substantiated by an action plan for modernizing European...

 

Adobe PDFPartner Brian Lamoureux provides comments in Rhode Island Weekly's article on "Employment bar deconstructs new social media privacy law"
Brian J. Lamoureux; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2016
Want to avoid being slapped with a suit for violating the state's tough new social media privacy law. That's the advice of employment and social media attorneys who have tracked the legislative path of the Employee Social Media Privacy Act, which Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed into law...

 

Adobe PDFPartner Brian J. Lamoureux's article, "Where do tweets go when you die - hint, not heaven," is published in Providence Business News
Brian J. Lamoureux; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2016
When your life flashes before your eyes moments before you die, you likely won't be thinking about your tweet count, your Farmville assets, your Bitcoins, your iTunes play-lists, or how many "likes" your last status update received. However, a new law is aimed at helping your family...

 

Adobe PDFAttorney Sally McDonald's article, "When it comes to your cell phone, what does your right to privacy include?" is published in Rhode Island Small Business Journal.
Sally P. McDonald; Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2016
If you are one of the more than 90% of American adults who own a cell phone, consider for a moment what your device contains. Millions of lines of text? Hundreds of personal photographs? Your internet search history? Confidential or proprietary documents attached to your work emails? Even more in...

 

HTMLAnother State AG Weighs in on Children's Privacy
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 10, 2016, previously published on October 6, 2016
Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton announced a settlement with an app developer over concerns that the developer’s apps infringed children’s privacy.

 

HTMLSupreme Court of Georgia Clarifies Constitutional Protections for Commenting on Public Controversies
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 5, 2016, previously published on September 15, 2016
In its recent decision in Cottrell v. Smith, S16A0013, 2016 Ga. LEXIS 473 (July 8, 2016), the Georgia Supreme Court addressed a number of topics that are common in many defamation cases and clarified the law in the areas of defamation per se, limited purpose public figures and actual malice. The...

 

HTMLPrivacy Shield: The National Data Protection Authorities Hold Fire
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 15, 2016, previously published on July 26, 2016
The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has released a brief updated statement on the final form of the Privacy Shield adequacy decision and supporting annexes. WP29 is an important advisory group made up of representatives of each of the EU’s national data protection authorities. In a nutshell,...

 

HTMLNew Agreement on Privacy Shield Set to Become Final in Early July
Simon J. McMenemy, Hendrik Muschal, Grant D. Petersen; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on June 27, 2016
On June 24, 2016, the European Commission announced that it had reached a final agreement with the United States on the terms of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which will permit U.S. companies to transfer the personal data of European Union (EU) citizens to the United States in compliance with EU data...

 

HTMLDecision Provides Rare Insight on the Applicability of the "Right to be Forgotten" in Québec
Raphaël Girard, Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 12, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016
On April 14th, 2016, the Commission d'accès à l'information (the "CAI") issued a decision discussing the relevance of the "right to be forgotten" with regards to the "right to rectification" found in the Act Respecting the Protection of Personal...

 


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