The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled in Palm Beach Golf Center-Boca, Inc. v. Sarris that a company that contracted with a third party advertising firm to send fax advertisements could be directly liable under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for faxes sent by the third-party firm on the company’s behalf.
One of the challenges facing regulators around the world as they craft rules to govern the Internet of Things is that traditional industry silos that were the basis for past legislation may no longer apply.
As the November 26, 2014 deadline approaches by which the Kunstmuseum Bern must accept or reject the appointment as Cornelius Gurlitt’s heir and the bequest of the paintings seized by the Bavarian government on suspicions of Nazi-looting concerns (as well as those in other countries that were not seized), most observers expect the museum to accept the appointment, albeit perhaps with some side agreement with the German government.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently bolstered the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) interpretation of “prior express consent,” a key term under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
On November 12, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the implementation of electronic filing procedures for common carrier complaints and pole attachment complaints under Sections 208 and 224, respectively, of the Communications Act.
On November 13, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a proposed rule regulating prepaid products.
Last month we reported that most of the rules adopted back in August to make text-to-911 service generally available took effect in October.
“Broadband is the greatest equalizer of our time.” So stated FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as she proposed reforming Lifeline to provide affordable broadband to low-income Americans. Clyburn outlined her vision for Lifeline modernization in remarks to the American Enterprise Institute on November 12, 2014.
On October 20, 2014, the State Council announced a guideline to boost China’s sports industry, named Opinions on Accelerating the Development of Sports Industry and Promoting Sports Consumption, Guofa  No. 46 (国务院关于加快发展体育产业促进体育消费的若干意见) (“Guideline”).
The Election is Over, but the Complaints Keep Coming – Should Michael Bloomberg Have Been Identified As the True Sponsor of an Ad Run by His PAC?
Even though the election is over, political broadcasting issues have not stopped. Yesterday, the same groups (the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, and the Sunlight Foundation) that had previously objected to the sponsorship identification of issue ads funded by PACs with a limited donor base have struck again.