Podcast #10: BitTorrent Copyright Infringement: Trouble for DMCA?

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DMCA-Cast.mp3   Today, I discuss BitTorrents, and a particular case in California challenging the copyright validity of what one service provider is doing.  BitTorrent has been in the (copyright) news lately – and not surprisingly – after the movie studios set their sites on bringing down yet the latest iteration of file-sharing technology.… Read more

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Podcast #9: App Development Legal Issues: Open Source, Copyright, API Terms of Use and More

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/API-Dev-Cast.mp3 Today, we will discuss the business and, particularly, the legal landscape faced by application (App) developers dealing with mobile platforms (iOS, Android and Blackberry being dominant), including dealing with application interfaces (APIs) when developing based on existing applications, and, of course, client relationships.… Read more

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Podcast #8: “Street Art”: Fair Use of Prior Copyrights?

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Street-Art-Cast.mp3 In today’s podcast, we discuss “street art”, which evidently isn’t just your grandfather’s graffiti anymore!  Street art has lately been in the news particularly because of several prominent copyright infringement cases, and most notably fallout from Shepard Fairey’s 2008 Obama “Hope” posters.  … Read more

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Podcast #6: Music Streaming with Grooveshark, Pandora, and Friends: Legal and Business Discussion

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Groove-Shark.mp3   Today we’ll be looking at some of the prominent music streaming sites, including Grooveshark, Pandora, Spotify and others, looking at legal and business issues in a quickly shifting landscape. The New York Times recently reported on the very recent revival of venture capital and public market interest in the music industry after a bit of a funk period.… Read more

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Podcast #5: Corporate and LLC Reporting and Meeting Requirements in NY and DC

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Corps-and-LLCs.mp3   In today’s podcast, we discuss some practical operational differences between limited liability companies (or, “LLCs”) and corporations.  We’re specifically interested in covering what corporate formalities are required for the 2 different types of business entities, and what are the differences and similarities.… Read more

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Podcast #4: Inline Links, Embedded Videos and Copyright Infringement

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Inline-Linking-Embedding-Video-and-Copyright-Infringement.mp3   In today’s podcast, we discuss copyright issues, specifically the distinctions – practical and legal – between “inline” or “hot” or “embedded” links and downloaded images.  This comes up usually in the context of using video, but the principles should apply to any uses of images on websites, blogs, twitter, Facebook and other social media.… Read more

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Podcast #3: Intellectual Property: Protecting Ideas, Concepts, Processes and Plans

http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Intellectual-Property-Protecting-Ideas-Concepts-Processes-and-Plans.mp3   In today’s podcast, we discuss intellectual property issues, specifically the question of how to protect ideas.  My guest is Neal Seth, a partner in Baker Hostetler’s Washington, DC office. Neal’s practice focuses on patent litigation and appeals.  Neal has handled numerous litigation and appellate matters in a variety of technologies, including the pharmaceutical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical fields in district courts, the ITC, and the Federal Circuit.… Read more

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Podcast #2: Recent Search Engine Advertising Trademark Rulings in EU and US

Podcast #2: January 6, 2011 http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Trademarks-and-Search-Engines.mp3   In today’s podcast, we cover trademark cases from both U.S. and European Union courts involving major search engines such as Google and Yahoo.  In particular, we look at whether and how search engines can be held responsible for trademark infringement when advertisers buy search result advertisements using the trademarked names of their competitors.… Read more

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Podcast #1: FTC’s recently issued privacy proposals

Podcast #1: December 30, 2010 http://www.mstreetlegal.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Breaking-Down-the-FTCs-Privacy-Proposal.mp3 In today’s podcast, we discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s recently issued privacy proposals. My guest is Karen Neuman, a founding partner of St. Ledger-Roty Neuman & Olson LLP, a Washington, DC law firm that focuses on regulation of information technologies and communications law, including privacy & data security, mobile communications, the Internet, media, telecommunications and related transactional matters.… Read more

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