1. When the public performance right was granted for music in 1897, there was really only one way such a performance could occur. Live performers could gather an audience from the public and sing and play in front of that audience. But over the years, advances in transmission and storage technologies made it possible to extend the reach of a performance….

    — 

    When technology and the law evolve at different paces, AKA:

    Supreme Court Hears Argument in Aereo Case re Bringing Broadcast TV to the Internet

  2. How to Create a Firm Mentoring Program That Is Efficient, Effective, and Motivational [Q&A] | →

  3. [GM] believed the value of a person’s life was around $200,000 and that the design would kill about 500 people. The cost to fix the vehicles would be $8.59 per car. GM rationalized that paying off 500 deaths would only cost them around $2.49 per car for every car they had on America’s roads. It was cheaper in the long run to let the people burn and pay off the claims…

    — There it is, then. GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Acts

  4. Hot Reads in Cybersecurity

    Once more into the (data) breach - here’s a quick look at the most popular cybersecurity-focused updates on JD Supra during the first half of April. Heartbleed on the list, of course, but that’s not all that matters right now. See for yourself:

    1. The Heartbleed Lesson for All Companies? Manage the Risk…
    2. Court Sides with FTC on Sweeping Data Security Role
    3. Stop Phoning It in on Mobile Security: What Your Business Needs to Know About the FTC’s Settlements with Fandango and Credit Karma
    4. The SEC Cybersecurity Roundtable: Indicator of Things to Come?
    5. Court Rejects Wyndham’s Challenge to FTC’s Data-Security Enforcement Authority
    6. EU – International data transfers from processors to processors made easier, good news for cloud providers and outsourcers
    7. You’re Not Immune: Hackers Target Health Care Providers Of All Shapes & Sizes
    8. You’re Not Immune: Hackers Target Health Care Providers Of All Shapes & Sizes
    9. Trade Secrets? Tips For Keeping Data Safe
    10. SEC Hosts Roundtable on Cybersecurity Issues and Challenges
    11. European Parliament Adopts Compromise Amendments on Data Protection Regulation
    12. NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework
    13. Cybersecurity Disclosure Heats Up

    And three more because that’s how much we love you:

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  5. Legal Perspectives on Heartbleed

    And by that title, no, we don’t mean legal analysis of the occasional heartache that comes with being in love. We wish you the very best with that.

    What we mean, of course, is:

    Writing on additional Cybersecurity matters available here»

  6. Popular Reads on JD Supra

    Monday recap - in case you missed them the first time around, here’s a quick look at some of the most well-read updates on JD Supra over the past several days. (Video: Jimi reminds us of the original Bleeding Heart):

    1. First Glance: Legal Implications of the Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug?
    2. Recently Unveiled “HOME Forward” Housing Act May Signal the End of Fannie and Freddie
    3. IRS Says Bitcoin Isn’t Money
    4. The Heartbleed Lesson for All Companies? Manage the Risk…
    5. Court Sides with FTC on Sweeping Data Security Role
    6. Social Networking for Jerks: FTC Goes After Site for Scraping Facebook Content
    7. As Apps Rise, Are Domain Names the Next AM Radio?
    8. The SEC Cybersecurity Roundtable: Indicator of Things to Come?
    9. Health Care Reform: Who is a Full-Time Employee?
    10. Applause Can Come with a Big Price Tag - Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc.

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  7. First Glance: Legal Implications of the HeartBleed OpenSSL Bug? →

  8. Popular Reads Right Now on the Supra

    Here’s a quick Wednesday recap of well-read (and well-watched!) items on JD Supra right now:

    1. Bitcoin And Internet Payment Systems: Regulatory And Commercial Law Concerns
    2. [Video] Design Patents: New Implications from the Hague Agreement
    3. California Attorney General Urges Companies to Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks and Security Breaches
    4. Are Patent Trolls Now Targeting the Energy Industry?
    5. EU Trademark Office Proclaims Black and White Are No Longer Colors
    6. 2014 Sees The First Fines For Violations Of EU Cookie Laws
    7. Visa, MasterCard Announce Payment Security Working Group
    8. FDA Seeks Comments for Revised Draft Guidance Regarding the Distribution of Publications Discussing Off-Label Uses of Approved/Cleared Drugs and Devices
    9. Ninth Circuit Makes Bad Copyright Law from Bad Facts
    10. FINRA Alerts Investors to Bitcoin Risks
    11. California High Speed Rail Authority Gains New Approvals to Move Project Forward: Eminent Domain Proceedings Commenced on Eight Additional Parcels in Fresno County
    12. Are Employees Owed Pay for Going Through Security? SCOTUS Will Decide
    13. Recent Lawsuit Highlights the Importance of Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance

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  9. Tweet This: Popular Social Media Reads

    In case you missed the tweets, shares, likes, and recommendations first time around, here’s a quick recap of popular social media-related reads on JD Supra over the last few weeks. Tweet this, people:

    1. Some Things Better Left Unshared: Social Media and Medical Identity Theft
    2. Social Media Job Updates: The “Footprints in the Snow” Showing Customer Solicitation?
    3. Draft FDA Guidance on Real-Time Promotional Statements Made Via Social Media
    4. Update on Social Media Legislation in Maine
    5. Social Media & Protected Activity: Not Always a Third Rail for Employers
    6. [Video] Should an Employer Have a Written Social Media Policy?
    7. There is Such a Thing as Over-Sharing: Former Employee Forfeits Portion of Settlement Payment After Daughter Discloses Settlement on Facebook
    8. How Lessons Learned From “Yik Yak” Can Help You Address The Next Novel Social Media Bullying Trend
    9. Representing Clients In The Age Of Social Media Is Not As Easy As You Think
    10. @FDA Gives Little Guidance 2 #Pharma re Social Media
    11. Social Media – Revise Your Policy If It Says This
    12. Social Media Is Part of Today’s Workplace but its Use May Raise Employment Discrimination Concerns
    13. Employment Law Alert - Mar 2014: LinkedIn: What’s Your Policy ?

    Read additional social media updates & commentary via Twitter»

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  10. IP Therefore I Am?

    In case you missed ‘em the first time around, here’s a quick recap of most popular reads covering Intellectual Property and related matters last week on JD Supra. Chew on this:

    1. Who Owns Ellen DeGeneres’ Now-Famous Academy Awards “Selfie”?
    2. Business News Digest – March 2014
    3. Forward-Publishing Your Patents? Be Sure Your Portfolio Can Withstand Early Third Party Attacks
    4. Copyright Registration Basics for “Creative Entrepreneurs”
    5. Advanced Copyright Issues on the Internet
    6. Do Pharmaceutical Compositions Have Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Under the New USPTO Guidelines?
    7. News from Abroad: The Patents Court Considers the Appropriate Scope for Cross-Undertakings
    8. International Patent Laws – Interview with Julian Crump, Managing Member, Mintz Levin’s London, UK Office
    9. Will ‘Forward-Publishing’ Make The Patent System a More Relevant R&D Tool?
    10. Are Computer-Implemented Inventions Patent Eligible?
    11. What’s That Symbol All About? Protecting Your Trademarks with Proper Notice Symbols
    12. Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l: CLS Bank’s Supreme Court Brief
    13. Trademark Clearinghouse: ICANN as Big Brother?


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