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Copyright Law

Future of Music Blogs Uncertain As Feds Crackdown

Thanksgiving weekend, the Federal Government, through the White House’s Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel and the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), shut down over eighty (80) websites for copyright infringement. While many of the sites were for businesses that sold knock-0ff handbags, perfumes, etc., a fair number of the shuttered sites were […]

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Caveat Employer! New NY Labor Law Tough on Businesses

NY Governor David Paterson signed into law a host of new regulations on employers that toughens penalties for wage violations and expands some existing laws dealing with retaliation against employees who file complaints. The new law, called The Wage Theft Prevention Act, also allows third parties to make complaints and adds officers of limited-liability companies […]