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Regaining ownership of copyright: traps for the unwary in UK and US copyright law

Important provisions in both UK and US copyright laws regarding reversion and termination of transfers of copyright can be easy to overlook.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 March 2018 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

UK takes tough action in response to alleged Russian spy attack

As a response to the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, Russian state assets could possibility be frozen, and perhaps other measures enacted in the months to come.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 March 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

Berkeley to use blockchain for tokenized bonds

The City of Berkeley, California will be the first U.S. city to explore blockchain-based financing to tackle social issues such as affordable housing.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 March 2018 | Practice Area: Infrastructure

New data protection fees for UK businesses – Draft Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 and ICO guide published

On 21 February 2018, the ICO issued a guide for data controllers about the proposed data protection fees that the Regulations will levy.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 13 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Attack of the Triffids: Knotweed nuisance cranks up a notch

A look at the growing problem of Japanese Knotweed to real estate.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 12 March 2018 | Practice Area: Environment

Are OTT services telecommunications services? German court asks European Court of Justice for preliminary ruling | Gmail Case

Will Over-the-Top services be caught by the European regulatory framework on telecommunications services?

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 06 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

Territorial applicability of the GDPR

The new EU data protection law is also set to apply to non-EU organizations.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 March 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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District judge in the SDNY: Embedding links to third –party web content is copyright infringement

A consideration of the legal difference between embedding an image on a website and displaying a copy of the image.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 05 March 2018 | Practice Area: Media

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With states stepping up enforcement, Mulvaney offers CFPB’s partnership and deference

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Mick Mulvaney spoke to the National Association of Attorneys General winter meeting in D.C. on February 28, addressing the agency’s priorities under his leadership.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 02 March 2018 | Practice Area: Central Government

FERC integrates energy storage resources into wholesale energy markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission made it clear that energy storage resources will be a valuable component of the nation’s bulk power grid with the issuance of Order No. 841 on February 15, 2018.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 01 March 2018 | Practice Area: Energy

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