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Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attacks

USA - March 21 2017 Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences…

How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

USA - March 13 2017 The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of…

Social Media Gets a “Like” from SCOTUS: Comments Suggest Possible First Amendment Protection

USA - March 2 2017 When the President of the United States, every governor, every member of Congress, and—as Justice Kagan remarked—virtually every under-30 and 35…

A Tale of Two Trump Tweets: Is It Harder to Prove Defamation in Social Media?

USA - February 9 2017 Last month, a New York trial court dismissed a complaint against Donald J. Trump and others brought by political consultant and commentator Cheryl…

Cross-Device Tracking and the Trouble with Talkative Tech

USA - February 3 2017 Did you know that your devices are following you and talking amongst themselves? Creepy, right? From ordering products from your smartphone that you…

Enjoy Your Visit to Our Country (and Give Us Your Twitter Handle)

USA - January 25 2017 At the end of 2016, the U.S. Customs Border Protection (CBP) implemented a rule to include questions concerning social media accounts of travelers to…

Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle

USA - January 19 2017 Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual…

Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreements

USA - January 18 2017 As more and more content that has traditionally only been offered over-the-air, through cable, or on satellite becomes increasingly available via the…

Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?

USA - January 9 2017 Much has been written about how the Trump family uses their name to market their own businesses, but the Trumps are equally gifted at trading on…

“Life Is Short. Settle with the FTC” - The Cost of Ashley Madison’s 2015 Data Breach

USA - December 19 2016 On December 14, 2016, operators of online extramarital dating and social networking website AshleyMadison.com came to an agreement with the Federal…