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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

FTC updates COPPA FAQs to discuss social media plug-ins

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2013

In anticipation of the July 1 effective date for the new COPPA regulations, the FTC has continued to review and update its COPPA FAQs. One of the

Marketing company agrees to stop spamming Facebook users

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2012

The Washington Attorney General recently entered into a consent decree with Adscend Media LLC prohibiting the online marketing company from sending "spam" social networking communications

New Jersey law prohibiting employers from asking about social media accounts vetoed

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently conditionally vetoed a bill that would have barred employers from asking current or prospective employees

Photographer sues UNICEF for copyright infringement

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2011

Photographer William Anthony sued UNICEF in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging that UNICEF infringed the copyright of a number of photos of celebrities that Anthony took for a UNICEF advertising campaign

Sunrise period for brand owners to block their brands from .XXX is now open

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

As we previously reported, ICANN approved the .XXX extension for use by the adult entertainment industry

Council of Better Business Bureaus announces uniform nutrition guidelines for food marketed to children

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2011

The Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, a program of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, recently announced comprehensive, uniform nutrition guidelines that will govern advertising of food products to children

NLRB invalidates several employers' social media policies

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2012

As we recently reported, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its administrative law judges have issued decisions striking down several workplace social media policies, creating uncertainty as to what social media activities employers may lawfully regulate or prohibit. In one such case, an administrative law judge for the NLRB held that an employer's policy prohibiting employees from making "disparaging or defamatory comments" about the employer on social media websites was overbroad and unlawful

Acai berry product marketers settle deceptive advertising claims with FTC for $2 million

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2012

The FTC has reached a settlement with another acai berry affiliate network for allegedly deceiving customers through "fake news" sites extolling the virtues of acai berry weight-loss products

New Arkansas law protects employees' social media accounts

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe recently signed H.B. 1901 into law, prohibiting employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media