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FINRA alerts investors to bitcoin risks
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2014

Bitcoin remains fixed on the front pages of the business and technology news for both the salacious and the positive. Much attention has been paid to


Hurricane Irene storms through force majeure provisions
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2011

The gusts of hurricane Irene were still blowing outside as the winds of “force majeure” gathered force in the minds of lawyers around the country


Advertiser settles deceptive advertising charges stemming from undisclosed payments for online reviews
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

An advertiser that paid affiliates to post favorable reviews of its product in online articles, blog posts and other online editorial material without disclosing the arrangement agreed to pay a $250,000 fine to settle deceptive advertising charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission


FTC says 10-day limit on online ad company's cookie opt-out is deceptive, requires five-year effectiveness for opt-out
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The Federal Trade Commission settled charges of deceptive practices with an online advertising company that gave consumers the opportunity to opt out of its tracking cookies, but limited the opt-out period to ten days


Broker and compliance officer personally fined by SEC for customer privacy violations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed fines of $20,000 each against the former president of a broker-dealer and a former broker for their actions in transferring customer information to a new firm as the defunct firm wound down


FTC consumer privacy settlement over Google Buzz includes EU Safe Harbor violations
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • May 5 2011

The Federal Trade Commission settled deceptive practices charges against Google relating to the rollout of the Google Buzz social network in 2010, including charges that Google violated the substantive requirements of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement


Notice of past infringements on online photo site does not obligate operator to proactively screen site
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

An online photo-sharing site does not have a duty to search its site for material that infringes an artist's works, even if it has received past notices of infringement of the same works from the artist, a district court ruled


Bills to regulate consumer privacy introduced in U.S. House and Senate
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

Several bills aimed at regulating the collection and use of consumer personal information was introduced in Congress in April


Infringement and circumvention of massively multiplayer online video game yield $300,000 damages award
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The court entered a default judgment for statutory damages for trademark and copyright infringement and circumvention of technological measures resulting from the distribution of unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's videogame


U.S. Supreme Court grants review of statute restoring copyright in public domain works
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2011

The questions presented are whether the Progress Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from taking works out of the public domain, and whether Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994 violates the First Amendment of the United States Constitution