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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

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

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

Mobile app maker settles New Jersey COPPA lawsuit

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

Mobile app developer 24x7digital LLC, along with two of its officers, settled alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and the FTC’s COPPA Rule

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

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

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

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

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