It was only a matter of time. Every social network encounters these headaches, particularly social networks built around video. As the title gives away, video sharing app Vine, owned by Twitter, was issued a DMCA takedown notice by representatives of recording artist Prince. Joining me to explain what happened and offer his thoughts on why we must balance copyright holders’ rights with incentivizing creativity is Blaine Bettinger, attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King and author on the Higher Education IP Law Report.
Statistics reveal that fewer and fewer couples are choosing marriage and therefore more and more couples are choosing to live in common-law relationships. Perhaps they think it will be less complicated if things don’t work out and they decide to go their separate ways.
The Laurel Bellows controversy (“work-life balance is a fraud”) continues to ring in the ears of most women attorneys who were hoping a woman ABA President would do more for female attorneys than to tell them to “suck it up” as they have been doing since the mid-1970s.
Despite pleas from Hopi Tribal officials, supported by the U.S. Ambassador and actor Robert Redford, a court in Paris has allowed French auction house Neret-Minet Tessier & Sarrou to go forward with the sale of 70 traditional Hopi masks through an art auction.
“Social media law” is all the rage these days, and it’s not hard to see why: employers across the country are desperate to use social media to promote their brands or to rid themselves of undesirable employees, as the case may be. 2012 was the first year that really produced anything like a solid body of law to be analyzed as the first wave of social media lawsuits produced court opinions and a handful of legislatures began to address the issue.
I am sure every lawyer reader knows that the best client development comes from ideas generated while working on an actual matter for a client. That is the time when you make the greatest impression.
A new feature on Google called Interactive Account Manager now allows Google users to selected trusted contacts to receive data from many Google services.
Are you in retail, fashion, or marketing, and getting ready to reject a job candidate because he or she doesn’t have the “look” you want?
Since 2007, executive compensation practices of public companies have been at the forefront of activist shareholders’ and shareholder rights groups’ agendas.