Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA 12/02/2016Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Intellectual Property.
Tags: copyright, copyright infringement, copyright office, digital millennium copyright act, DMCA, safe harbor
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Effective December 1, 2016, the US Copyright Office rolled out a new electronic system for the online registration of designated agents under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Consequently, all online service providers who want the benefit of the safe harbor against copyright infringement claims are required to register under the new electronic system or, if they’re already registered under the old paper system, to submit fresh designations under the electronic system by December 31, 2017. Thus, agents who previously filed hardcopies of their DMCA agent designations must now do so again online, within the next 13 months, in order to keep the benefits of the safe harbor.
To learn more about the DMCA and necessary compliance, read the full alert.
Tags: 2015, Intellectual Property, ip, patent, privacy, privacy shield, safe harbor, trademark
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2015 was another busy year in terms of intellectual property law, but luckily, MBBP has been carefully monitoring all of the important developments. There were many contenders for spots in our list, but only a select few could make the cut.
- Happy Birthday to All! – Marya v. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
- Google Books (Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.)
- Disparagement versus Free Speech: In re Tam
- Issue Preclusion & The TTAB: B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Indus., Inc.
- Patient Infringement Liability: Akamai Techs., Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc.
- Biosimilarity: Amgen v. Sandoz
- Patentability of Natural Phenomena: Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc.
- Computer Fraud & Abuse Act
- Safe Harbor Down, EU-US Privacy Shield Up
Employment Tip of the Month 04/14/2015Posted by Morse, Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Employment, Legal Developments, New Resources.
Tags: employers, fair labor standards act, Overtime Policy, safe harbor, salary, wage and hours
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Last month’s Tip of the Month reminded employers that communicating and maintaining an overtime policy can minimize liability for unauthorized overtime hours. This month, we focus on a second way employers can protect against wage and hour liability: the inclusion of a payroll deductions policy to take advantage of the “safe harbor” protection against liability for misclassification of employees based on the failure to pay employees on a salary basis.
To read our full Tip of the Month, please visit our Massachusetts Employment Law blog.