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It’s Time to Re-Register your DMCA Agent

Nov 29, 2016 by Anna Myers and Jake Sommer

Have you registered an agent with the Copyright Office to take advantage of DMCA’s safe harbor? If so, it’s time to do it again. The Copyright Office issued its final rule (to be codified at 37 CFR Part 201) regarding DMCA agent registration under the Office’s new electronic system. Under the new final rule, any...

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Russia Steps Up Enforcement of Data-Localization Law

Nov 16, 2016 by Melissa Maalouf and Keir Lamont

The Moscow City Court upheld an enforcement request made by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media compliance watchdog, to blacklist LinkedIn. Without any hearing of evidence or findings of fact, LinkedIn was declared to be in violation of the data localization requirements of Federal Law 242-FZ (“Law 242”), which requires businesses handling the personal data of...

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The California Department of Justice has issued recommendations for privacy and security practices in the education technology (Ed Tech) industry. The report, entitled Ready for School: Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data encourages the development of best practices among the operators of software and digital services that provide...

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A Delaware bankruptcy court held that the Stored Communications Act forbids the disclosure of a subscriber’s email content to the representatives of a bankruptcy estate where the subscriber has not given consent. The case, In re Irish Bank Resolution Corp. Ltd. (13-12159), relates to the foreign litigation over the liquidation of Anglo Irish Bank Corporation...

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The FTC’s second FinTech Forum explored issues surrounding peer-to-peer payment and crowdfunding technologies, which are transforming the way we share, spend, and raise money. But with that change comes fraud, scams, and privacy and security risks. Peer-to-Peer Payments The first panel highlighted how peer-to-peer payments are governed by a variety of laws including consumer protections...

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Your internet-enabled coffeemaker checks your calendar each morning to determine what time to start brewing a pot of coffee. Your lights come on in the evening just as you come home. Sound like the distant future? It may not be, as “smart” home automation systems have appeared on the consumer market. The innovation unleashed by...

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