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Who is your neighborhood advertisement examiner?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • China
  • March 9 2012

The Chinese government launched a new round of actions in February to crack down on false or illegal advertising

Dispatch from Durban 6: the final countdown (or maybe not...)
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Global
  • July 19 2013

Thursday was the last day of ICANN, and two things were eagerly awaited - the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) Durban Communiqué and the

FDA wants to review drug companies' posts and tweets
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued draft guidance addressing some of the unique challenges of drug promotion in the age of social media

Cyber coverage: mind the gap
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 23 2014

This alert identifies a number of important themes in the growing area of exposure to cyber risks and offers advice on how to negotiate the new array

Supreme Court rules Aereo in violation of copyright laws
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

The US Supreme Court has reversed a Second Circuit decision and held that Aereo's service of providing mini-antennae to its thousands of customers to receive over-the-air broadcasts counted as a public performance of those broadcasts under the Copyright Act

Brazilian data protection authority fines Internet provider $1.59m
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Brazil
  • August 6 2014

In July, the Brazilian Department of Consumer Protection and Defence ('DPDC') fined the telecom provider Oi 3.5 million reals ($1.59 million) for

New German VAT rules in eCommerce as of January 2015
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • November 28 2014

Although online shop providers had to implement extensive changes to consumer rights (in particular, the new rules regarding the right of withdrawal

New year - new social media policy?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2015

In what is thought to be the first such case involving Twitter, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned an Employment Judge’s decision that an

Is your social media influencer or blogger an employee or an independent contractor? What companies need to know before they engage bloggers and other independent contractors
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

With the first quarter of 2015 behind us, many companies are already deeply engaged in social media campaigns. Many of these campaigns include the

FTC Chairwoman rings in the New Year with 'Internet of Things' warning
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

While hundreds of tech companies are racing to develop the newest in Internet-connected "smart" devices, Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") Chairwoman