Always a source of activity, and a very popular topic of conversation of LXBN, the National Labor Relations Board stands to grow to five full members if President Obama’s three recent appointees are confirmed by the Senate. Of course, there’s still plenty of drama surrounding the other two members and their recess appoinments. Joining LXBN TV today to explain who these new appointees are, what we can expect from them and whether or not they’ll be confirmed is Nelson Cary, partner with Vorys and author on their blog, Vorys on Labor.
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.
“Once you put something online, it’s out there, for all the world to see—forever.” Those words, or ones like them, are often handed out to anyone who’s made the mistake of putting something on line they probably shouldn’t have. But it’s situations like this one betweenProfile Technology Ltd. and Facebook that explains why, as Profile Technology is battling Facebook for the right to use outdated user data—statuses, “likes,” photos, everything—that it scraped from the social network. Joining LXBN to explain what’s happening is Jacob Michael Kaufman of Morrison Foerster and their blog, Socially Aware.
It’s been a big couple of weeks for class actions, both inside and out of the Supreme Court. Among those cases heard at by our nation’s highest court was Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, in which the justices reversed the certification of a class of Comcast customers in Philadelphia because the class failed to proved that damages could be determined on a classwide basis. Joining LXBN TV to explain the background of the case and its impact is Katharine Parker, co-head of the Employment Law Counseling & Training Group at Proskauer.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on two same-sex marriage cases. The issue at hand is likely the biggest one to go before the Supreme Court this year and a landmark case in our nation’s history. Joining me to break down those oral arguments—in United States v. Windsor on DOMA and Hollingsworth v. Perry on Prop 8—is Susan Hoffman, Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Litigation Practice Group at Littler and author on the firm’s blog, Employee Benefits Counsel.