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09/23/14

Where should your business store its data?

Businesses of all sizes, at all stages of growth, and across every industry struggle with the same question: Where should we store our data? Emerging companies usually deal with this question early on. More mature companies have existing data-storage practices already in place but, given the growth of “big data,” are often forced to reevaluate.

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08/18/14

Estate planning for copyrights in the digital-media era

As digital media evolves, owners of copyrighted material are discovering new avenues to disseminate and monetize their property. More and more, copyright owners are increasing the value of their intellectual property by distributing their material via smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and other next-generation devices.

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07/15/14

Canada’s anti-spam law is in effect; are you compliant?

On July 1, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect. The law is broad and has far-reaching effects, even for those who do not do extensive business in Canada.

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06/23/14

American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo: The Supreme Court meets the cloud

The first big legal test of who owns and has the rights to things stored in the cloud is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, with a decision expected by the end of June. At issue is the validity under copyright law of services provided by an online video startup named Aereo, with some observers claiming that a decision against the fledgling company could pose an unintended, existential threat to many cloud services generally.

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05/19/14

Data security in the cloud

I recently received an email from Apple notifying me that my cloud is nearly full and for an additional fee I can move onto an even larger cloud that can address all my virtual storage needs. This prompted me to question what exactly I was storing in the cloud and why. If you ask companies that have opted not to move to the cloud why they have resisted, by and large they will cite data security as the key inhibitor to cloud adoption within their organization.

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