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Regulatory and tax issues posed by Convertible Virtual Currencies

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the

FTC gives Cole Haan’s contest the boot

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2014

N March 20, 2014, the FTC issued a closing letter to Cole Haan that will affect all kinds of advertisers (and advertisements) on social media. In

Legal considerations for e-commerce businesses

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2014

Nearly all companies now use online or mobile websites andor social media network pages to promote their businesses, sell goods or services, conduct

DMCA takedown? Not without a registration

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2014

A recent court ruling has provided yet another reason to register your copyrights sooner rather than later. One of the most effective ways of

"CANDY" crushed

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2014

From taxi cabs, to subways, to airplanes, to your dinner table, it was virtually impossible to avoid "Candy Crush Saga" in 2013. With over a half

Love is a battlefield, and possibly a lawsuit

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2014

Anyone who has ever been on a date knows that dating rituals are all about false advertising. "No, I don't mind doing the dishes after dinner." "I

Trojan Horse privacy laws: Facebook snooping

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2014

Privacy laws that protect employees at work historically have been considered sparse and virtually toothless. Only employers that engaged in brazen

Cybersecurity: coming soon to a government contract near you

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2014

Do you want to be eligible for government contracts in the future? Per President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order, a DoD and GSA joint working

California's do not track disclosure bill

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2014

As of January 1, 2014, California law requires operators of websites and online services to publicly disclose how they respond to "do not track"

When anonymous reviewers have no clothes

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2014

Anonymous fake online reviews are back in the news, but this time marketers may not be the only ones who should be wary. As we have written before