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SCOTUS Denies Review of Indiana Anti-Robocall Law

USA - November 10 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court denied nonprofit Patriotic Veterans, Inc.'s petition for review of Indiana's ban on the use of technology that automatically…

Ka-pow! 9th Circuit Finds Social Media Gag Order Unconstitutional in COMIC CON Trademark Dispute

USA - November 9 2017 In a previous post, we analyzed the battle over the trademark COMIC CON, which is owned by the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) but has been used by…

Florida Supreme Court Denies Copyright Protection for Sound Recordings Predating Coverage Under the Federal Copyright Act

USA - November 8 2017 In a major victory for media and broadcast entities, the Supreme Court of Florida recently established that Florida law does not recognize exclusive…

Quaker Oats Succeeds in Maple Syrup Suit

USA - November 3 2017 The Central District of California granted Quaker Oats Company's Motion to Dismiss a Consolidated Class Action Complaint on October 10. Plaintiffs…

U.S. District Court Sanctions Weight-Loss Supplement Marketers for Violating Past Court Order

USA - November 2 2017 A judge in the Northern District of Georgia has found a number of defendants, comprising a larger company named Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc…

FTC Issues New but Narrow COPPA Guidance on Voice Recordings

USA - November 1 2017 Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) released a policy enforcement statement to provide additional guidance under the Children’s Online…

SAG-AFTRA and the JPC Release FAQs on the Low Budget Digital Waiver

USA - October 27 2017 Beginning today, October 27, 2017, Producers can take advantage of the new Commercials Low Budget Digital Waiver. SAG-AFTRA and the ANA-4A’s Joint…

Arrgh! Social Media Post Lands “Pirate Joe’s” in Hot Water

USA - October 19 2017 In the highly-publicized case about unauthorized reselling of Trader Joe's merchandise by renegade Canadian merchant "Pirate Joe's," social media…

Cracking Open a Cold One: Plaintiffs’ False Advertising Suit Against Brewer Survives Dismissal

USA - October 18 2017 Earlier this year, two plaintiffs launched a putative class action against Portland-based Craft Brew Alliance, the fifth largest brewing company in…

Judge Agrees - YouTube Mockery Protected by Fair Use

USA - October 17 2017 Readers may be aware of YouTube celebrity couple Ethan and Hila Klein, better known by their social media moniker @h3h3productions. They rose to…