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Arent Fox’s this week in telecom - September 9, 2013

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  • September 9 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of Arent Fox's This Week in Telecom, our weekly newsletter designed to keep you apprised of recent developments in

Telecom privacy news

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  • June 28 2010

On June 24, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lended its support to Amazon.com in its lawsuit against the North Carolina Department of Revenue, which seeks to avoid providing its customers’ personally identifiable information (PII) relating to North Carolina residents’ purchases

In the courts

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  • June 28 2010

On June 23, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgment in favor of YouTube and Google and against Viacom and various other copyright holders who claimed that YouTube and Google are liable for their users' acts of copyright infringement

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • April 12 2010

On April 6, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted a petition for review filed by Comcast Corporation by vacating the FCC's 2008 order finding Comcast liable for its management of peer-to-peer networking on its cable modem service

Developments in intercarrier compensation

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  • March 22 2010

On March 17, 2010, the FCC released its Third Order on Reconsideration in the Qwest v. Farmers and Merchants proceeding

Telecom privacy news

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  • October 12 2010

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed three lower court rulings concluding that federal agents' computer searches relating to the use of steroids in professional baseball violated the Fourth Amendment

In the courts

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  • November 29 2010

On November 19, 2010, the Court of Appeals of Ohio affirmed the grant of summary judgment to marketer Fernandez Discipline, LLC in connection with a fax recipient's suit alleging that Fernandez violated the Telecommunications Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and Junk Fax Prevention Act (JFPA) by sending an allegedly unwanted fax

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 10 2011

On January 4, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the holding of a district court that AT&T, Inc. owes federal income tax on the federal and state universal service funds (USF) it received in 1998 and 1999, or roughly $500 million of income tax on over $1.5 billion of USF monies it received in those two years

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • November 15 2010

On November 9, 2010, the US Supreme Court heard oral argument in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, a case that pits the Federal Arbitration Act’s (FAA’s) statutory preference for enforcing arbitration agreements against state laws that strike down contractual arbitration clauses when they are deemed unconscionable

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • October 25 2010

On October 19, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the petition of Apple and AT&T Mobility for permission to appeal the Northern District of California's certification of a plaintiff's class against them