We reported in the past on the right of publicity in the context of tweeting or posting in social media about celebrities without their permission.
FCC finally begins to address what post-repack life might look like for LPTVs and TV translators – but it presents more questions than answers.
The Commission issued a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) seeking comment on a wide-variety of issues affecting Low Power Television (“LPTV”) and Television Translator (“TV Translator”) stations.
Court Finds, Again, That Device ID is Not Personally Identifiable Information Under the Video Privacy Protection Act
On October 8, 2014, a district court judge in Georgia dismissed with prejudice a Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) action against The Cartoon Network (CN), holding that the disclosure of the plaintiff’s Android ID was not actionable because the Android ID did not qualify as “personally identifiable information” (PII).
FTC Takes Action Against Educational Services Company for Deceptive Advertising and Do Not Call Violations
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) is the federal agency that is charged with enforcing laws to protect consumers against fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices.
On September 30, 2014, AT&T Mobility (“AT&T”) asked a U.S. District Court judge to approve a settlement agreement that would resolve a class action arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA” or “Act”).
Bavaria and Germany Move to Dismiss Gurlitt Litigation, but Raise Questions About Why They Are Resisting a Lawsuit Over Painting That Task Force Recommended They Restitute to David Toren
To date, only one lawsuit has been filed in the United States related to the seizure from Cornelius Gurlitt’s apartment of some 1,280 works of art, a story that broke a year ago with the concern about the objects’ Nazi-looting connections via his father Hildebrand Gurlitt (the view here last winter was that the longer Germany failed to address the situation comprehensively, the more likely such U.S. litigation became).
The steady shrinkage of the TV bands is forcing the FCC to look elsewhere for wireless microphone spectrum
Sure, text-to-911 capabilities by December 31, 2014 is now the law, with mandated implementation by June 30, 2015 at the earliest. But your best bet, in an emergency, is still to make a voice call to 911, if possible.
On 1 October, a new exemption (the “New Exemption“) relating to continuing programmes of research came into force under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA“). Its intention is to protect information pertaining to on-going research from premature disclosure.