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Publicly Traded Companies Beware of Potential New Suits Per the SEC’s Cyber Risk Disclosure Recommendations

By:  Sherry Schwartz On October 13, 2011, the Security Exchange Commission, Division of Corporations, released “new guidance” to the shareholder disclosure requirements of publicly traded companies.  Specifically, the SEC noted the significance of “cyber risks” in the scheme of assessing the overall risks and liabilities of a business.  The rationale for recommending the inclusion of Read More…

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Commercial General Liability Coverage for Defamation:

QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA While the momentous events of the 2011 show that social media has the capacity to affect great political and social change, the very penetration of such media into the day to day lives of the population also carries with it unanswered questions in the areas of Read More…

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When is an Employee’s Speech Through Social Media Protected From an Employer?

The widespread adoption of social media and other methods of public communication on the world wide web may present uncertainty about an employee’s right to speak freely through these modern forums.  In general, an employer may come across public content posted by its employees such as on Facebook and Twitter.  When the speech places the Read More…

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Copyright Infringement on the Web:

PROTECTION AND IMMUNITY FOR THIRD PARTY PUBLICATIONS By:  Sherry M. Schwartz Title 17 of the United States Code is the cornerstone of US copyright law.  Modernization of this Act has been required to account for the massive transmission of intellectual property via the internet.  As many websites are interactive – invite interactive/third party comments, publications, Read More…

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