Could a Proposed Copyright Reform Thwart the Next Justin Bieber?

By | TMT Perspectives | October 17, 2013
Credit -  Horia Varlan

In previous posts, we provided an overview of the Green Paper recently released by the US Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) and examined the Green Paper’s proposal to attach a full performance right to copyrights in sound recordings. We now explore the IPTF’s support for legislation that will impose felony penalties for unauthorized streaming of copyrighted works to the public.

Garbo Would Be Happy: “Do Not Track Bill” Signed into Law

By | Fashion Apparel Law Blog | October 15, 2013
Garbo Would Be Happy: “Do Not Track Bill” Signed into Law

Greta Garbo, as Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel, was famous for saying: “I want to be alone, I just want to be alone.” On Friday September 27, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 370, which requires an operator of a website or online services that collects “personally identifiable information” to disclose how it responds to “do not track” signals.

Not Just Google and Yahoo! Harvesting Webmail Contacts Lists Also the NSA

Not Just Google and Yahoo! Harvesting Webmail Contacts Lists Also the NSA

As two class actions are pending for violation of the Federal Wire Tap Act against Google and Yahoo! for harvesting contact lists, now it appears that NSA has also been harvesting “hundreds of millions of contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging accounts around the world, many of them belonging to Americans.”