Could the Use of Online Volunteers and Moderators Increase Your Company’s Copyright Liability Exposure?

Could the Use of Online Volunteers and Moderators Increase Your Company’s Copyright Liability Exposure? With over one billion websites on the Internet, and 211 million items of online content created every minute, it should come as no surprise that content curation is one of the hottest trends in the Internet industry. We are overwhelmed with online content, and we increasingly rely on others to separate the good from the bad so that we can make more efficient use of our time spent surfing the web. View Full Post
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Regulation Crowdfunding: Considerations Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

Regulation Crowdfunding: Considerations Before Crowdfunding Your Startup For startups looking to raise capital, crowdfunding looks to be to a modern solution to capital-raising concerns. In 2015, the SEC issued a rule on crowdfunding (“Regulation Crowdfunding”), which exempts companies from the lengthy registration requirements necessary when offering a sale of securities, including a sale of the company’s equity to the public. View Full Post
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The 5 Worst Pieces of Cannabis Legal Advice We’ve Seen in California (from a Much Longer List)

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 17, 2017
The 5 Worst Pieces of Cannabis Legal Advice We’ve Seen in California (from a Much Longer List) Since moving to Los Angeles, I have non-stop been reviewing the work of other “cannabis attorneys” from all over California that were working for their clients under Proposition 215, and I have to say that far too much of what I’ve seen has disturbed me when it comes to corporate formation, financing, and entity structures. View Full Post
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Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part II: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?)

By | Texas Appellate Law | August 17, 2017
Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part II: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (or Are They?) My previous blog post briefly outlined the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction and the soon-to-be-effective legislative changes. As the title of these posts suggests, the next step is to examine the potential effects, if any, that these changes will have on courts, practitioners, and clients. View Full Post
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Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breaches

Law Firm Pairs with Cybersecurity Company to Help Businesses with Data Breaches Bloomberg Law reports that the law firm Jackson Lewis has formed an arrangement with the identity-theft and data-breach management firm Merchants Information Solutions to provide legal advice to businesses that have experienced data breaches. Gayle Cinquegrani at Bloomberg quotes Merchants’ vice president of marketing, Robert Ward, who says this is “the first program in the country” to offer legal services as part of “a bundled program” in data-breach response. View Full Post
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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Address Cybersecurity Flaws in the Internet of Things

By | Israel Global Gateway | August 17, 2017
US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Address Cybersecurity Flaws in the Internet of Things A bipartisan group of US senators has introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which seeks to impose baseline cybersecurity standards for IoT devices sold to the US government.  The bill, defines “Internet-Connected Device” to mean “a physical object that—(A) is capable of connecting to and is in regular connection with the Internet; and (B) has computer processing capabilities that can collect, send, or receive data.” The reach of the bill’s legislation would be quite broad notwithstanding its limitation to devices placed with government agencies.  View Full Post
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Government Unveils Post-Brexit Customs Paper

Government Unveils Post-Brexit Customs Paper More than a year has passed since the UK voted to withdraw from the European Union without much clarity ever given to businesses on what the terms of the intra-EU trade with the remaining EU27 would look like post-March 2019.  This has led to many of our clients planning for the worst possible option, i.e. View Full Post
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Five Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce-Being Smart When the Thrill is Gone

Five Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce-Being Smart When the Thrill is Gone “A discord of personalities” sometimes describes the genesis for marital divorce.  It also can be an apt way to explain law firm break-ups when partners decide to go their separate ways.  Although law firm break-ups happen regularly, the low level of publicity surrounding most can be due to partners acting rationally even though they can’t continue together any longer.  View Full Post
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