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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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04/21/14

10 things you need to know about promotions and contests

Contests and sweepstakes are a great way to engage customers. They are fun, easy, and can have great reach on social media. But are you conducting them the right way?

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Mindi Giftos and her colleagues in Husch Blackwell’s Technology Law group handle a wide variety of issues related to emerging and established technologies, including intellectual property, development and licensing, commercial contracting, and corporate transactions across a broad range of industries.

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