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|Long-tail Risk on the Horizon for the Tanning Bed Industry|
Danny Vogel; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015As the United States continues through a winter that included a historic blizzard in the Northeast, many of us may be longing for summer days spent on the beach, soaking up the sun and working on a tan. A number of people, however, may not bother waiting until summer and will instead visit one of...
|Ban on Large Capacity Grid-Enabled Water Heaters Takes Effect April 16 Unless Congress Acts|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015A federal ban on large capacity, grid-enabled water heaters will take effect April 16 unless the U.S. House pushes forward with legislation that would allow for continued manufacture of water heaters above 75 gallons. The bill was approved in the Senate on March 27.
|E-Cigarettes: The Safer Alternative?|
H. Michael O'Brien; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015E-cigarettes have gained widespread popularity as an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes, with hundreds of millions of these devices expected to be imported into the United States in 2015. The majority of imported e-cigarettes are from China, where most of these devices are manufactured...
|The Procedure for Allocation of Spectrum for DTT (Mux-8) Has Now Started|
Karol Laskowski, Igor Ostrowski; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on March 18, 2015On 12 March 2015 the President of the Polish Office for Electronic Communications (Polish: UKE) announced a contest for frequency reservations in the 174 - 230 MHz band, dedicated for the eighth multiplex (MUX-8) of Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT). The bidders have until April 29, 2015 to make their...
|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:
|The Inevitable Data Breach: Pray for Peace, Prepare for War|
John T. Holden; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014“You cannot create an impenetrable fort,” said Eddie Schwartz, former chief information security officer for the RSA Security Division of EMC Corporation. “No matter what you do there’s going to be some exploit that’s going to work against you, and most of all by the...
|Net Neutrality Rules take Effect|
Samuel J. Frederick; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
April 10, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new rules regarding broadband Internet service regulation in February this year. The concept is referred to as “Net Neutrality”. The ruling appears to frame the Internet into two spheres: (1) the content of the Internet (“content...
|Turning Bytes of Data into a Farming Boon|
John W. Mashni; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
April 9, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015In an industry built around nature, the earth and the environment, it would have been hard to predict - even 20 years ago - the integral role technology would ultimately play in the agriculture industry. The modern farm operation is using satellite- and microchip-driven equipment, high-tech seeds...
|TMI: When Does Fitness Data Become Too Much of a Good Thing?|
Chinh H. Pham; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015The Boston Marathon is less than a month away. If you are training for the 26+ miles of winding, hilly roads through and around Boston, the odds are good that you are using some kind of wearable fitness device to track your run. You may find yourself constantly trying to top the stats of your last...
|Nike Lawsuit Against Former Designers Will Test Company Security Initiative|
Shawn N. Butte; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014Athletic shoe manufacturer Nike filed suit on December 8, 2014 in Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon against three of its former designers alleging that the designers misappropriated Nike’s trade secrets and conspired with Adidas to start a new, competing business venture.