In part one, we discussed how fair use may apply to the media’s use of social media images. In part two, we looked at how the various sites’ terms of service come into play. Today, we look at the one prominent case in this area and describe some best practices.
A federal appellate court on Wednesday ruled that the First Amendment protects the act of “liking” on Facebook or other social media. In Bland v. Roberts, a sheriff’s deputy “liked” the Facebook page of the candidate who was challenging the incumbent sheriff in the upcoming elections. After the incumbent won re-election, the deputy was fired.
We said some time ago that the U.S. District Court in New York made a mistake in its decision allowing Aereo to retransmit broadcast programming without paying retransmission fees.
In 2008, the FCC determined that Comcast wrongfully slowed down the BitTorrent website to keep other Web traffice flowing.
In Effort to Reduce Barriers to Broadband Access, White House Announces Tools to Ease Use of Federal Lands
In a blog post on September 16, 2013, the White House Office of Science And Technology Policy announced actions taken that the government hopes will reduce barriers for companies seeking to deploy broadband networks on federal properties and rights of way.
For ten years Brazil has been the darling of the emerging market countries: the “B” in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India & China). With annual growth rates of 5 percent, its stock markets often doubled year to year.
Verizon Communications, Inc. recently agreed to buy Vodafone Group Plc out of their Verizon Wireless joint venture by acquiring their 45% interest for approximately $130 billion.
DC Court Issues Injunction Against FilmOn X for Its Aereo-Like TV-Streaming Service, Increasing Confusion Over TV Public Performance Rights
The US District Court in Washington DC issued a decision earlier this month, enjoining the operation of the television streaming service FilmOn X throughout the United States – except within the Second Circuit (covering NY) where the US Court of Appeals reached a contrary decision in connection with Aereo – a very similar service.