Copyright Alert: Deadline for DMCA Registered Agents to Submit New Designation Electronically is Quickly Approaching

If you are a service provider that designated an agent with the Copyright Office prior to December 1, 2016, you must submit a new designation electronically using the online registration system by December 31, 2017. Any designation not made through the online registration system will expire and become invalid after December 31, 2017. We've posted a recap in this month's …

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Copyright Alert: New Copyright Office Electronic System to Register Designated Agents Under the DMCA

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 …

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Survey Says: Top NINE Intellectual Property Developments of 2015

By: Callie L. Pioli 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. Get a recap on 2015 (and prepare for success in 2016) by reading …

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Employment Tip of the Month

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 …

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