Mondaq USA: Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment
Fenwick & West LLP
The internet has become so essential to American public discourse that saying so is almost trite now. Members of Congress regularly use social media to engage with constituents.
Davis & Gilbert
Late last month, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) began negotiations on its new collective bargaining agreement...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
For well over a decade, the members of the hotel industry's preeminent think tank, "LIIC – The Lodging Industry Investment Council," are annually surveyed to develop a list of the major hotel investment...
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
The book provides an overview of the laws governing sweepstakes and contests in more than 50 countries around the world.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Intended for both marketers and their counsel, the series provides an overview of recent changes in the law affecting advertiser in different countries.
Littler Mendelson
Over the past 18 months, the number of claims being filed over website accessibility has increased dramatically.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Instagram is now allowing a limited number of users to identify branded content with a "paid partnership" subhead instead of using hashtags like #ad and #sponsored to identify sponsored posts.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In a cautionary tale for marketers, two courts recently found satellite TV provider Dish Network ("Dish") liable for repeated and willful violations of federal and state telemarketing laws.
Reed Smith
In a watershed ruling for businesses facing the recent onslaught of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims...
Reed Smith
The FCC entered into a settlement late last month with TEGNA, Inc. for $55,000. The case erupted after TEGNA used Emergency Alert System tones in its television ad promoting the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team.
Reed Smith
Approximately 80,000 residents in Vermont currently participate in DFS contests—a number expected to increase as these contests grow in popularity not only in Vermont but throughout the country.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As we reported yesterday, Florida federal District Court Judge Robert Scola last week presided over the first trial in the history of the ADA about an allegedly inaccessible website.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 2, 2017, a California appeals court affirmed a $6.8 million judgment against the online discount retailer Overstock.com, Inc. in a case in which the trial court found that Overstock...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Since 2000, over $3.2 billion of tax exempt bonds have been issued to finance the construction and renovation of 36 sports stadiums.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The federal court complaint alleges that paid daily fantasy sports contests in the United States represent a distinct antitrust product market.
Butler Snow LLP
It is Monday June 5, 2017 at 3 p.m., which means Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals is just hours away, and sound checks for CMA Fest have already begun to fill the air in downtown Nashville.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On Thursday, June 8th, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into a law a bill that legalizes and regulates the operation of paid-entry fantasy sports contests within the state
Holland & Knight
The "Good Samaritan" (which is the statutory language used by Congress) provision of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA, codified at 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)(1)) shields social media platforms...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Be careful not to skim over potential First Amendment challenges to commercial speech regulations in labeling cases.
Poyner Spruill LLP
The restriction at issue was N.C.G.S. § 14-202.5, a North Carolina statute prohibits registered sex offenders from using websites available to minors.
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Reed Smith
A class action lawsuit recently settled with KT Health LLC and KT Health Holdings LLC ("KT Health").
Torres Law, PLLC
On March 7, 2017, the U.S. DOJ, the Treasury Department's OFAC, and the Commerce Department's BIS together levied the largest ever export and sanctions related penalty against...
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The concept of "fake news" has garnered substantial attention in recent years, evolving from its satirical literary origins into a passionately criticized Internet phenomenon.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The FTC staff recently sent out more than 90 letters reminding influencers and marketers that influencers should clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationship to brands when promoting...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 30, 2017, the New York City Council passed the "Fair Workweek" legislative package.
BakerHostetler
On May 30, 2017, Judge William H. Pauley III, in the Southern District of New York, ruled that rapper-singer-songwriter Drake was permitted to use a sample of jazz artist Jimmy Smith based...
Duane Morris LLP
When we think of addictions, we typically think of alcohol and drugs. But, are many of us addicted to the internet? The answer apparently is a resounding "yes."
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Last week, the apparel company Sunny Co Clothing launched an Instagram promotion promising to give away the red swimsuit below for free (except for shipping and handling costs)...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Perhaps the hottest topic in gaming today is the growth of professional esports. Esports are – essentially – professional video game tournaments and contests.
Reed Smith
An attorney for a cosmetics company engaged in an ongoing legal battle with the Kardashian sisters argued earlier this month that the sisters have "unclean hands" and there should not be a preliminary injunction against the sale of the makeup.
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