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HTMLState-by-State Look at Defamation Statutes of Limitations
Jordan S. Cohen, Whitney C. Gibson; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014
We have frequently mentioned and stressed the importance of acting on defamation issues quickly, including in a post exclusively addressing this topic. With many states’ statutes of limitations for libel and slander being only a year, and very few being more than two, not seeking counsel...


Adobe PDFBusinesses Advised to Act Now to Ease Compliance with New Controls on Commercial Electronic Messages
H. Todd Greenbloom; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014
Canadians are often bombarded by unwanted emails, text messages, faxes, tweets and other forms of electronic communications. There has been little regulation, and spammers have conducted their business as they have seen fit. Recipients of electronic junk could not help but feel that they were in...


HTMLProtect Your Children From “One-Click” Liability Schools Must Reform Cyberbullying And Sexting Policies
Brett M. Renzenbrink; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014
Children “sexting” is considered pornography under Ohio law, even if it is from a minor child to another minor child. And, cyberbullying is a crime. Here’s what you need to know to protect your children.


HTMLFictitious Licence Fee In Case Of Unauthorized Publication of Photos - Copyright Law
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on March 3, 2014
If photos are published without authorization, this is a violation of the right of owning one’s own image. The persons depicted are entitled to receive payment of a licence fee.


HTMLSocial Media Pitfalls for Employers
Michael R. Blum; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr or Flickr are everywhere, including the workplace. They can be found on employee smartphones, tablets and computers. While employers can benefit from their use, there are risks. Employers establishing social...


HTMLCJEU in Svensson: A Common Sense Solution But Issues Remain
William Haig, Ben Hitchens, Akash Sachdeva; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 2014
The Court of Justice of the European Union issued its long-awaited judgment in in Case C-466/12 Svensson regarding the legality of hyperlinking on 13 February. The case had the potential to upend one of the fundamental building blocks of the internet and electronic communication by deciding that...


HTMLAfter LabMD: FTC, What Do We Comply With?
Ann Feldkampt Triebsch; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
As observers of data security enforcement are aware, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined on January 16, 2014, that even entities that are already subject to the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) are also subject to FTC...


HTMLALJ Shaw Denies Summary Determination Of Invalidity In Certain Digital Media Devices (337-TA-882)
John F. Presper, Thomas C. Yebernetsky; Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 14, 2014
On February 5, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 39 in Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (Inv. No. 337-TA-882).


HTMLFederal Cyberbullying Law Would Expand Police Powers
Eric M. Roher; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 10, 2014
Bill C-13, introduced by Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay on November 20, 2013, would make transmitting intimate images of a person without their knowledge or consent a crime.


Adobe PDFUsing Social Media in Hiring Decisions: Is It Really Worth the Risk?
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 2014
Employers today often utilize social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to investigate job applicants (or current employees) as part of the hiring process. This article discusses the following trends and considerations with respect to social media utilization in employment...


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