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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

Does your social media policy violate federal law?

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

The National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, recently issued a report on employer policies governing the use of social media in the workplace

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

First self-regulatory enforcement actions brought against advertisers

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 3 2012

The Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (OIAAP), the body charged with enforcement of the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, recently released five decisions following inquiries into the practices of Kia Motors America and the advertising networks that serve Kia ads

FFIEC seeks comments on proposed risk management guidance for financial institutions that use social media

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2013

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the formal interagency body that sets uniform evaluation standards for federal banking

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

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

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

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

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