Pending final approval by the Congress, on October 15 the Senate gave green light to the reform of the Spanish Intellectual Property law.
Net neutrality has in recent years become a prominent area of interest for BEREC – the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications – which is composed of high level representatives of the relevant national regulatory authorities (NRAs) in each EU Member State.
We try to avoid puns in this blog but sometimes, well, we just can’t help it.
Keeping Watch Over the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel: How Businesses Can Use FOIA to Look Inside the FTC’s Hidden Complaint Database
Consumer complaints are a fact of life for even the most scrupulous businesses. When companies deal with consumers in a uniform yet large-scale manner, occasional lapses that generate ill-will are inevitable.
Just a month ago, the FCC denied complaints alleging that Washington DC TV stations had not adequately identified the true sponsor of political ads sponsored by a political action committee.
Second Circuit Adopts FCC’s Narrow Construction of “Implied” Express Consent for Autodialed Calls to Cell Phones
This updates our report last summer on a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) letter brief filed at the invitation of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Nigro v. Mercantile Adjustment Bureau, which observed the FCC taking a noticeably less generous view of its then-recent declaratory rulings on whether consumer provision of a cell number is deemed consent to autodial it under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
On 14 October 2014 the Russian President signed into law a bill introducing amendments to the Russian Mass Media Law (the “Law”), which introduces severe restrictions for foreign ownership in media business in Russia.
Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality. It is one of those rare issues that can drive a united front among the major Internet services providers.