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|Deadline for Waiver from FCC "Blast Fax" Rules Approaching - April 30, 2015|
Anthony T. Eliseuson, Laura Leigh Geist; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015April 30, 2015, is the anticipated deadline for anyone seeking a waiver to the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) "Blast Fax" opt-out rules.
|Advertising Industry Continues to Push the Boundaries of the CAP Code|
Samuel Oustayiannis, Ingrid Silver; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015In 2014, the ASA received (yet again) a record number of complaints. It attributed the record to an increase in:
|Defamation in Ohio: Applying 20th Century Law to 21st Century Problems|
Stephen E. Schilling; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015At some point in your life, you’ve probably felt like you were unfairly criticized.
|Once Again, David Defeats Goliath in Cross-Border Dispute|
Adrian Martinez; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2015Our litigation team prevailed in defending a Mexican corporate executive who was sued in Los Angeles, California, by a worldwide known conglomerate, engaged in media and telecommunications industries (among many others).
|President Issues Executive Order Establishing New Sanctions Regime to Combat Cyber Attack Threats|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on April 3, 2015On April 1, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13694, which effectively establishes a new sanctions regime designed to combat cyber-attack threats. Specifically, this Executive Order grants authority to the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General and the...
|Defamation in the Blogosphere: Baglow v Smith|
Roland Hung, Kevin Stenner; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 26, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015In introduction to Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175 [“Baglow”], an action for defamation involving political bloggers, Madam Justice Polowin described political debate in the Internet blogosphere as, “rude, aggressive, sarcastic, hyperbolic, insulting, caustic and/or vulgar.”...
|Protect Your Business from Competitive Intelligence|
Zachary W. Behler, Samuel J. Frederick, Mindi M. Johnson, Iris K. Linder, John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
March 25, 2015, previously published on January 7, 2015The term "competitive intelligence" is the process of legally gathering information about one's competitors to gain a strategic advantage in the marketplace. Large corporations will have strategic intelligence experts as a part of their marketing department. These experts specialize in...
|International Hacking Ring Executes $1 Billion Banking Breach|
James J. Giszczak, Sara Hutchins Jodka, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 25, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Kaspersky Lab, an Internet security firm, confirmed that an international hacking ring made up of hackers from Russia, Ukraine, China, and Europe stole as much as $1 billion from more than 100 banks in 30 countries, including the United States, in what could be one of the biggest banking breaches...
|CRTC Issues $1.1 Million Penalty for CASL Violation |
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On March 5, 2015, the Canadian Radio-television and Tele-communications Commission (“CRTC”) issued the first Notice of Violation under Canada’s anti-spam law (commonly known as “CASL”). The Notice, which imposes a $1.1 million administrative penalty, was issued to...
|Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife|
Kristina L. M. Wildman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new...