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2016: The Year Of Cyber Insurance?
What follows are key issues every company should think about when deciding whether cyber insurance is right for them.
United States
19 Jul 2016
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What You Need To Know About SaaS Licenses
Whether you’re a founder thinking about using third party software for your start-up, or thinking about how best to structure licenses to your software, it’s important to consider how "Software as a Service" or "SaaS" licenses differ from traditional software licenses.
United States
6 Feb 2013
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Staking Claims In The Expanding Internet: New Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)
Until recently, the primary concern for many companies seeking to protect and promote their brand online was to reserve the .com domains corresponding to their key brands, and then perhaps other domains (e.g. .net, .org, .info, .biz, etc.), sometimes for no other reason than to prevent others from using them.
United States
21 Jun 2012
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New Privacy Developments Have Implications For Mobile App Developers, Distributors And Marketers
In recent months, there have been notable developments involving privacy for mobile applications ("apps"), a number of which have important implications for app developers, distributors and marketers.
United States
8 May 2012
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The New Liquidity
Insights into private company direct secondary transactions, the factors behind them and their place in today’s private equity landscape.
United States
2 Feb 2012
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Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act Becomes Law, Imposing New Requirements on Post-Transaction Marketers
On December 29, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (the "Act"), which requires online post-transaction marketers to follow certain rules before they can bill a consumer’s credit card. Such marketers have typically offered online shoppers the chance to enroll in membership programs immediately after making an online purchase at a retail site.
United States
2 Feb 2011
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Business Associates Of HIPAA Covered Entities Need Action Plans For New Federal Breach Notification Requirements
The new federal data breach notification requirements, introduced by the HITECH Act that was part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama in February 2009, affect not only "covered entities" (e.g., healthcare providers, insurers and clearinghouses) but also "business associates," (e.g.,companies that provide services – often, technology services – to such covered entities and have access to protected health information) and vendors of personal health reco
United States
 
23 Nov 2009
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SEC Affiliate Marketing Rules For Broker Dealer Investment Advisers, Transfer Agents And Investment Companies – Compliance Required June 1, 2010
The SEC approved a final rule on affiliate marketing, implementing Section 214 of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 ("FACTA"), which amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
 
23 Nov 2009
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Maine’s Far-Reaching Marketing To Minors Legislation To Be Reconsidered In 2010
U.S. lawmakers and regulators have long expressed an interest in protecting children online. Passed over 10 years ago, the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), establishes strong privacy protections that extend to children under 13.
United States
 
23 Nov 2009
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FTC Releases Revised Principles For Self-Regulation Of Online Behavioral Advertising
On February 12, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a revised set of four principles for the self-regulation of online behavioral advertising.
United States
 
2 Mar 2009
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Court Again Denies Preliminary Injunction For Breach Of Open Source License
On January 5, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided on remand in “Jacobsen v. Katzer” that the plaintiff Jacobsen, a licensor of open source software, was not entitled to a preliminary injunction halting the willful infringement of his software.
United States
23 Feb 2009
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Finding The “Anonymous Dogs” On The Internet: Court-Authorized Investigations Of Anonymous Illegal Conduct
As the cartoon says, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” The apparent anonymity of Internet users can be a source of significant frustration to businesses that are exposed to a wide variety of anonymous or disguised threats or actions.
United States
12 Feb 2009
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Top Advertising And Marketing Legal And Business Issues For 2009
Even at this early stage, 2009 is shaping up to be a very challenging year for advertisers, particularly with the changeover to a new administration and changes to key leadership positions in Congress.
United States
12 Feb 2009
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10 Steps For Navigating Into The DMCA Section 521(c) Safe Harbor
Copyright infringement liability is one of the most publicized and potentially costly legal risks facing online video sites, social networks and other Internet sites which enable and commercialize “user-generated” content.
United States
12 Feb 2009
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Combating Piracy And Protecting Privacy: A European Perspective
Around the world, the entertainment industry remains vexed by the challenge of combating illegal downloading and file-sharing.
United States
9 Oct 2008
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Case Emphasizes Importance Of Providing Clear Notice Of Change Of Online Terms
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that the proposed modification of an online terms of service agreement which was simply posted on the company’s website, was not effective against a company’s customer who had no notice that the terms had changed.
United States
13 Aug 2007
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Trends In Financial Services Patents
Armed with a well-stocked patent portfolio, a company can effectively corner valuable markets for a limited amount of time. While this concept is second nature for most makers of tangible products, pharmaceuticals or even software, it is only now becoming widely accepted in the financial services sector. As a result, another battlefield is emerging in which patents are becoming the weapon of choice, and trading floors and back-office processing centers have become the new settings for patent dis
United States
1 Feb 2007
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10 Simple Steps To Ensure Software Licensing Compliance
One area where companies can easily get into trouble is having unlicensed software on company computers. Computer software is protected under the U.S. Copyright Act. The Copyright Act provides for strict liability for possessing or using unlicensed software, meaning that your company may be liable for having unlicensed software, even if management does not know about the software or intend to use it.
United States
1 Feb 2007
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SEC Issues Release Adopting Proxy Rule Changes to Permit Delivery of Proxy Materials Via Website
The SEC issued a formal release (the "Release") adopting amendments to the proxy rules (the "Proxy Rules") under Section 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act"), that allow persons soliciting proxies, including persons other than an issuer, to satisfy the requirement to furnish proxy materials imposed by Rule 14a-3 under the 1934 Act by using a "notice and access" model for the delivery of proxy material.
United States
31 Jan 2007
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New Law Gives FTC Broader Powers to Protect U.S. Web Users
During its final week in session, the 109th Congress passed a measure designed to allow the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") to be more effective in protecting consumers from spam, spyware and Internet fraud on a global scale.
United States
17 Jan 2007
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