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NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2013

Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda

COPPA FAQs updated, discusses social sharing and the “actual knowledge” issues for ad networks

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 6 2013

In response to additional questions regarding the new COPPA regulations, the FTC has continued to review and update its COPPA FAQs. One question asks

Illinois law prohibits colleges from seeking social media passwords from students

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed H.B. 64 in to law, prohibiting institutions of higher education from requiring that students or parents

FTC files complaint against DISH Network for placing unwanted telemarketing calls

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2012

The FTC recently filed a complaint against DISH Network LLC, alleging that the company violated the Telephone Sales Rule by making millions of unwanted telephone calls to consumers who had previously requested not be contacted

Warner Bros. wins case against A.V.E.L.A., Inc. over use of certain film characters

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2011

In an interesting case involving The Wizard of Oz, Gone With The Wind, and "Tom & Jerry," the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that A.V.E.L.A., Inc. ("A.V.E.L.A.") infringed on Warner Bros. copyrighted materials

UPMC’s email messaging, and social media policies recently found to violate NLRA

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2013

An administrative law judge in Pittsburgh recently struck down an employer's email, e-messaging, and social media employment policies as

Self-regulatory program issues seven OBA decisions

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2012

The Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising includes an enforcement arm, the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (OIAAP

CARU recommends Topps revise candy advertising to avoid popularity messages

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2012

A television commercial for Ring Pops, marketed by The Topps Company, Inc., came to the attention of the Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) through its routine monitoring of advertising directed to children

References to john dillinger in a video game do not violate Indiana right of publicity statute

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

A District Court in Indiana recently granted a summary judgment motion in a case against Electronic Arts, a popular video game manufacturer

NLRB finds workplace social media policy unlawful

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2013

The National Labor Relations Board recently released an advice memorandum addressing the lawfulness of an employer's social media policy. In the