1. JD Supra Morning Brief: Global Dismissals, Pinterest Contests, Goldman Penalties, Art Lives On

    Dear politicians: you do realize that the world really isn’t going to end on December 21, don’t you? So you do need to resolve that Fiscal Cliff problem. Signed, the JD Supra Morning Reader: 

    A lawsuit pending before the Supreme Court could block the sale of copyrighted products purchased outside the country. Who does it concern? More than you think… (Farella Braun + Martel)  

    Your art will outlive you. Here’s what to do about that (Venable

    Just in time for year-end layoffs: the global guide to dismissing employees (White & Case

    The head of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission thinks Goldman Sachs got off easy when one of their traders broke the rules in 2007 (Shipkevich PLLC

    Pin to Win! How to run a Pinterest contest or promotion the right way (Pillsbury Social Media

    Colleges and universities might want to start preparing for faculty and graduate student union campaigns (Franczek Radelet

    The future of the company may be younger people, but you don’t want to mention that when terminating a 65-year-old (Cullen and Dykman

    The Department of the Interior has issued new rules for businesses using tribal lands (Snell & Wilmer

    Things continue to go south for residents of Kivalina, Alaska (McCarter & English

    China’s new patent laws allow for compulsory licensing to produce generic drugs. But that doesn’t mean it’s likely to happen (Miller Canfield