Entries tagged: technology

Cyber Liability Insurance: What it Protects Against

By: Christine Malafi, Esq.

Posted: March 18th, 2015

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Cyber liability insurance is a risk management tool and a form of protection that a business can purchase to limit economic losses from damages and for liability from a potential hacking.  Most industries in today’s world conduct a lot of business through computers and the internet.  While modern technology helps to promote efficiency and organization […]

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Aereo Update: Case Volleys Back to Trial Court

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: November 24th, 2014

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This blog has previously reported on American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, a dispute between television broadcasters and a start-up that distributed broadcast signals through a network of small antennas in a “cloud.” For around $10 a month, subscribers could record shows and watch live and recorded programming from their mobile devices. In June, finding that Aereo’s […]

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Copyright Protection in Selfies Can Help to Prevent Unauthorized Reproduction and Distribution

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: October 27th, 2014

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Selfies have become a global phenomenon, but what type of protection does one have to prevent the spread of photos that have been hacked? We have all heard the story that broke last month about the hundreds of intimate photographs of numerous celebrities, including Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence.   Although questions are still being raised […]

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Broadcast Networks Prevail in Aereo Suit

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014

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My January blog post reported that the Supreme Court had recently agreed to hear the case American Broadcasting Co. v. Aereo, focusing on the dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo, a start-up that distributed broadcast signals through a network of small antennas in a “cloud.” Subscribers, who paid between $8 and $12 per month, could use […]

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging the Face of Broadcast Television

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: January 18th, 2014

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Just about the only thing that the broadcast networks and the founders of Aereo—a service that sells live television programming online—can agree on is that the technology will fundamentally change the broadcast network business. On January 10, 2014, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the dispute between television broadcasters and Aereo, a New York-based technology start-up […]

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What the New gTLDs mean for Trademark Owners

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: August 29th, 2012

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What is a gTLD? gTLDs are generic top-level domains similar to .com, .net or .org. The current system has 24 gTLDs. Soon, we will be seeing new gTLDs, such as .ART, .NEWS, .STORE, in the largest-ever expansion of the Internet’s naming system. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the nonprofit organization that […]

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Keyword Infringement Litigation Heats Up

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: July 24th, 2012

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Google’s AdWords is a powerful advertising platform. But what happens when a competitor bids on your trademark, or slips your mark and brand name into its website’s metatags in order to lure away a potential customer searching for your business? Not surprisingly, companies who lost the placement wars weren’t too happy and commenced trademark infringement […]

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