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Privacy Alert – Amendments to CalOPPA in Effect as of January 1, 2014 – Have you Reviewed Your Privacy Policy?

Posted in E-alert, Privacy, Regulations
On September 27, 2013, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill No. 370 (“AB370”), amending the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”).  CalOPPA requires any operator of a commercial website or online service provider that collects personally identifiable information (“PII”) from any individual residing in California (collectively, “operators”), whether through a website, mobile application or… Continue Reading

Deadline for Safe Harbor Certification under Anti-Child Pornography Regs Fast Approaching

Posted in E-alert, Regulations
For years, the adult entertainment industry has been required to maintain records verifying the age of all performers. However earlier this year, new regulations implementing § 2257 and § 2257(A) of the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act went into effect which impose similar record keeping requirements on many mainstream media companies. However, the regulations… Continue Reading

Copyright Royalty Board Establishes First Time Mechanical Rates for Ringtones and Ad-supported Streaming Music

Posted in Copyright, E-alert, Internet, Music, Regulations, Technology
  Royalty Rate Analysis After months of hearings, testimony and deliberations, on October 2, 2008, the United States Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announced newly established rates for royalties to be paid to writers and composers (as opposed to performers) whose musical compositions are made and distributed as sound recordings (i.e., phonorecords), including via (1) physical recordings… Continue Reading