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ASCAP Licensing in the Wake of the Recent Pandora Decision

On March 18, 2014, the ASCAP rate court issued an eagerly anticipated decision setting the rates paid by Pandora – arguably the most successful Internet music delivery service in the U.S. – for the use of ASCAP member repertoire over its service through 2015. Continue reading »

Mankey at the Helm on Privacy Piracy Interview

If you were driving into work last Monday and listening to channel KUCI 88.9 FM, you heard the engagingly enchanting voice of none other than Caroline Mankey discussing hot topics and recent cases when it comes to defamation and privacy in the social media realm. Continue reading »

U.S. Congress Looks to Enact “Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014″

On April 29, 2014, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) introduced a bill that will enable trade secret owners to file civil actions for theft of trade secrets in federal courts. The bill would add the civil right of action for trade secret owners to the Economic Espionage Act, which presently gives only the federal government the right to bring actions against offenders. Continue reading »