Laura Jehl, Robert Musiala, Linda Goldstein, Fernando Bohorquez and Amy Mudge
While inflated expectations abound, the advertising industry is emerging as one of the more immediate, substantive and compelling use cases for blockchain technology.
Thomas McThenia and Richard Markow
Like poorly-behaved school children, new technologies and intellectual property (IP) are increasingly disrupting the M&A establishment. Cybersecurity has become the latest disruptive newcomer to the M&A party.
Michael Bahar and Kristen Bertch
Technologies are often pitched as solutions, if not game-changing solutions. Indeed, many times they are, but no solution comes without the seeds of its own costs and challenges. For pragmatic and regulatory compliance reasons, it is increasingly important for boards, senior executives and general counsel to sufficiently understand technologies, not just their potential promise.
The social, economic, and political forces pushing for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s privacy regime are numerous, and many see 2019 as presenting the best opportunity yet for passage of federal data privacy legislation.
The house consumer protection and commerce subcommittee agreed on the need for a new federal privacy law. But it was an open question how closely that law would follow what has already been done in California or in the EU.
Cybersecurity Practices Must “Be Appropriately Tailored to the Entity. It Should Be Risk-Based, Based on Risk to Your Organization.”
The recently released FINRA report provides guidance for broker-dealer firms of various sizes on how they can mitigate the risks of cyberattacks and data theft by other means.
As a practice, e-discovery involves professionals from a variety of disciplines. For this case law review, we spoke with professionals who play different roles in the e-discovery process to identify three case law rulings from 2018 that stood out in the impact they have on how e-discovery is practiced today.
On March 7, 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court decided for the first time that a parody may be a copyright fair use. In the 25 years that followed, the High Court’s unanimous 9-0 ruling in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Inc., has been cited in more than 500 court decisions. But the Supreme Court’s pronouncement left questions and controversies in its wake.
Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a long-awaited ruling in Capitol Records LLC v. ReDigi Inc., affirming summary judgment in favor of Capitol Records and its record label co-plaintiffs in a case that raised issues of first impression concerning first sale and fair use in the age of digital music distribution.
J. Alexander Lawrence
Since the advent of the Internet, the music industry has been in a pitched battle to combat online piracy. Initially, the industry focused on shutting down services that offered peer-to-peer or other similar platforms, such as Napster, Aimster and Grokster. For a time, the industry also focused on filing claims against individual infringers to dissuade others from engaging similar conduct. In recent years, the industry seems to have shifted focus toward Internet Service Providers.