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FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

DWT Media Law November 29, 2011 Comments Off on FTC Proposes Modifications to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

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Copyright Office Begins New DMCA Exemption Rulemaking

Copyright Office Begins New DMCA Exemption Rulemaking

DWT Media Law October 31, 2011 Comments Off on Copyright Office Begins New DMCA Exemption Rulemaking

By David M. Silverman Among other things, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibits circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. However, the DMCA requires the Copyright Office to periodically provide

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Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

DWT Media Law September 20, 2011 Comments Off on Supreme Court Invalidates Vermont Law Limiting Data Mining for Pharmaceutical “Detailing”

By Robert Corn-Revere and Ronald G. London The Supreme Court’s June 23, 2011 decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc. upheld the important First Amendment principle that the government cannot restrict commercial speech on

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Disaster or Disaster Averted?  The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

Disaster or Disaster Averted? The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

DWT Media Law September 19, 2011 Comments Off on Disaster or Disaster Averted? The Second Circuit Limits the First Sale Doctrine

By Christopher J. Robinson A recent Second Circuit decision has highlighted the difficult statutory interpretation and policy issues involved in the interplay between the first sale doctrine and restrictions on unauthorized imports into the

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First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on First Amendment Defeats Right of Publicity Claims Against Electronic Arts’ NCAA Football Video Games

By Elizabeth A. McNamara, Christopher J. Robinson, and Samuel M. Bayard On Sept. 9, 2011, Judge Freda Wolfson of the United States District Court for the district of New Jersey issued a 67 page

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The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on The Future of the Hot News Misappropriation Tort After Barclays Capital Inc. v. TheFlyontheWall.com

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New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on New Internet Domains Are Coming, What You Should Do

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Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

DWT Media Law September 16, 2011 Comments Off on Supreme Court Affirms Invalidation of California Restrictions on Violent Video Games

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Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Bonds Juror Questionnaires to Be Made Public During Voir Dire; Juror Names to Be Withheld Until Trial End

By Duffy Carolan, Thomas R. Burke, Kelli Sager, Jeff Glasser The United States District Court, Northern District of California (J., Illston) issued a 10-page ruling on March 14, 2011, granting the public and press

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Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Ninth Circuit Revives California Idea Submission Claims

The reality is that producers do not assume that they have entered into a contract with every person that pitches an idea to them or sends them unsolicited material.

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Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Information Gathering and Social Networks: Minimizing Exposure in the Digital Age

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Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

DWT Media Law June 13, 2011 Comments Off on Beware of Killer Apps: Platform Provider Liability for Third-Party Apps (and the Availability of Online Safe Harbors)

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The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media: 2011 Update

The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media: 2011 Update

DWT Media Law June 10, 2011 Comments Off on The Basics of Music Licensing in Digital Media: 2011 Update

By David D. Oxenford and Robert J. Driscoll Businesses that are involved in digital media use music in many ways—and most require some sort of license to make the use legal. Whether the music

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State of Evolving Media 2011: 10 Top Trends

State of Evolving Media 2011: 10 Top Trends

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The evolving media landscape continues to transform at a rapid pace. Throughout 2011, expect more developments in the way entertainment is digitally distributed to consumers, more growth in capability for apps and social media,

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Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

DWT Media Law June 8, 2011 Comments Off on Protecting Access to Information: An Interview with Duffy Carolan

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