If You Think You Are Insured Against Copyright and Trademark Infringement Claims, Look Again

To the extent businesses worry about the risk of being sued for copyright or trademark infringement in their marketing materials, they may assume that they are protected by their business liability insurance, the same insurance that covers liability for slips and falls and damage to property. However, many business liability policies that include coverage for […]

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“Sharenting”: Precautions and Consequences of Creating a Child’s Digital Footprint

Carolyn Wimbly Martin and Nick Feldstern

A study conducted in 2010 found that 92% of two-year-olds in the United States had an online presence. See Digital Birth: Welcome to the Online World. In the last decade, social media has taken over as a dominant form of social interaction, and, recently, the COVID-19 quarantine has left many even more dependent on Facebook, […]

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“Your Video Was Not Posted”: An Addendum

Professionals in the music industry who rely on live performances of licensed content—particularly DJs—continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and seek answers regarding the most copyright-friendly live-streaming services. See our earlier blog on this subject.  Twitch, one of those technology companies which serves as a platform for live-streaming video games, had received significant criticism […]

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Deepfakes: The New Frontier of Disinformation

In June 2019, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to criticize himself in a video posted to Instagram: “One man with total control of billions of people’s stolen data—all their secrets, their lives, their futures…” It was a moving image of Zuckerberg, except that the audio sounded like an unconvincing impression, and the individual […]

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