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EU Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules For The Internet
We had been following on this blog the heated debates around the proposed EU Copyright Directive. These debates now belong to history since on March 27, 2019, the European parliament adopted
European Union
11 Apr 2019
Why Is The European Union's Proposed Copyright Directive So Controversial?
European harmonization in the field of copyright has always been challenging because the balance between authors' rights and public interest is struck fairly differently from one country to another.
European Union
23 Jul 2018
Mark Zuckerberg, FOSTA-SESTA, And The Challenges Of Content Moderation
In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech ...
United States
23 Apr 2018
The Many Faces Of Google's Arts & Culture App (Except In Illinois And Texas)
Those of our readers who frequent social media may have noticed a newly-popular juxtaposition between selfies and art (or perhaps one should say between selfies and other forms of art)...
United States
18 Jan 2018
How Can Yahoo E-Mail Scanning Impact The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield?
Reuters reported earlier this month that, according to three former employees, Yahoo Inc. had "complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo mail accounts..."
1 Nov 2016
Cybersecurity News & Notes – July 11, 2016
In Case You Missed It: The EU/US Privacy Shield is set to go into effect this Tuesday, July 13, pending a decision today by the EU's College of Commissioners.
United States
15 Jul 2016
Cybersecurity News & Notes – July 5, 2016
In Case You Missed It: Ruling in FTC v. Amazon Suggests a Way Forward for Companies Responding to Actions Brought by the FTC after a Data Breach.
United States
11 Jul 2016
DHS Issues New Rules Governing Sharing Of Cyberthreat Data
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") released its Final Rules for private-sector information-sharing under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 ("CISA").
United States
3 Jul 2016
Ransomware Update: The FBI Weighs In
The FBI recently released an article discussing the spate of ransomware attacks on a variety of different entities, including hospitals.
United States
26 Jun 2016
Cybersecurity News And Notes – June 6, 2016
Demonstrating that no one is immune from a cybersecurity attack, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found several of his social media accounts hacked on Sunday.
United States
13 Jun 2016
First Circuit Affirms FTC Social Media Order: Users Jerked Around By Material Misrepresentations was started in 2009 by John Fanning, co-founder of the original internet bad boy, Napster.
United States
31 May 2016
New Federal Exemption For Securities Crowdfunding Takes Effect On May 16
The rules are not without drawbacks, and companies should learn the rules of the road before starting a crowdfunding offering.
United States
20 May 2016
The First Circuit's "Scungy" Backpage: Copyright And Right Of Publicity Claims Ineffective Against Sex Trafficking
In Doe v., the First Circuit affirmed the District of Massachusetts in holding that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) shields from civil liability a website used by third parties...
United States
10 Apr 2016
FTC Announces COPPA Settlements Based On Persistent Identifiers
The COPPA Rule requires website and online service operators to give notice to parents and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting children's "personal information" online.
United States
9 Mar 2016
The Cybersecurity Act Of 2015: Implications For Threat Sharing
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (The "Act"), legislation designed to combat online threats to the federal government, state and local governments...
United States
4 Feb 2016
Phishing For Christmas
As the Wall Street Journal noted yesterday, banks are being deluged with phishing attacks.
United States
4 Jan 2016
The LabMD Case: Further Defining The FTC's Enforcement Powers
The case involves a 2008 incident in which a data security company (Tiversa Holding Co.) discovered a LabMD document containing personal information of 9,300 patients was available on a P2P file sharing network.
United States
25 Nov 2015
Domain Name Strategies For Start-Up Companies
Just as it is important for start-up companies to be mindful of early-stage trademark and copyright protection strategies, savvy start-up founders will be thinking about domain name acquisition and related issues right at the beginning.
United States
25 Nov 2015
Board Denies CBM Review Under § 101 For Software Patent
The petitioner, Google, argued that the patent claims are directed merely to the abstract idea of "linking a media work to a business action."
United States
24 Nov 2015
Advanced Cyber Security Center Panel Explores Reasonableness In Cybersecurity
I had the pleasure of moderating an excellent panel at the Advanced Cyber Security Center's annual conference on November 4.
United States
13 Nov 2015
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