Legislation

In a controversial decision, the Massachusetts District Court has ruled that Netflix’s Watch Instantly streaming video service must comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The Plaintiffs, in Nat’l Ass’n of...

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The Nevada Gaming Commission last week approved two interactive gambling licenses, opening a path for interstate, online poker.  The recipients, International Game Technology (IGT) and Bally Technologies, Inc. are the first two companies to receive...

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On May 25, the FCC released its long-awaited Location-Based Services report, presenting the agency’s findings on the challenges and concerns it faces in regulating mobile services that rely on information about a user’s physical location. ...

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Re-Cap on House Hearing on GPS Act

May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, May 17, the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 2168, the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (“GPS Act”). At the hearing, Ed Black, the President &...

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House to Hold Hearing Tomorrow on GPS Act

May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, May 17, the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing on H.R. 2168, the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (“GPS Act”). The GPS Act was jointly introduced in...

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Cyber Legislation Sparring Continues

May 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A recent exchange of letters between Sen. John McCain and General Keith Alexander (Director of NSA and the Commander of USCYBERCOM) highlights the continuing tension between supporters of McCain’s SECURE IT Act of 2012 (S.2151)...

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A Major Step Forward in Cyber Legislation

April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

 The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”), H.R. 3523, passed in the House yesterday (April 26) in a 248 – 168 vote, despite opposition from several groups and a veto threat from the White...

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On March 26, 2012, the FTC released its final Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change,”  which proposes a three-part privacy framework that would apply to online and offline commercial...

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DIRNSA: “The theft of IP is astounding”

April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

In his annual appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week (on March 27), Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA (DIRNSA) and the Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), described several successes...

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The Department of Justice’s letter reversing its view on the applicability of the Wire Act to non-sports wagering has inspired some states to look hard at legalizing intrastate gambling, but those states now have company...

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