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May 2015

MLRC Bulletin 2015 Issue 1

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Did Police Officers Violate the First Amendment by Editing Wikipedia?

By Jeff Hermes* In March 2015, Capital New York reported that computers operating on the New York Police Department’s network at 1 Police Plaza had for years been used to make edits to Wikipedia entries.[1] In total, 85 NYPD-associated IP addresses were connected with hundreds of anonymous edits over the past decade, including edits to…

Emerging Legal Issues in the Internet of Things

By Brian D. Wassom* The “Internet of Things” (or IoT) is an increasingly popular shorthand term for the emerging arrangement of physical devices (in other words, things that one would not typically think of as “computers”) that come equipped with wireless internet connectivity. Examples include smart thermostats, smart doorbells, smart refrigerators, smart cars–pretty much anything…

2015 MLRC International Roundtable

Peter Bartlett, David Korzenik, Ambika Doran and Bob Stankey For a media organization with a digital presence, dealing with differing legal regimes across international borders is no simple task. Even among nations with a tradition of protecting freedom of expression, the practical enforcement of that principle can vary wildly when balanced against other interests such…

Emerging Themes in Data Breach Litigation: What In-House Counsel Need to Know

By Jonathan H. Blavin and Jesse M. King* It seems that almost every other day a new high profile data breach makes headlines. In December 2013, an attack exposed payment card data and personally identifiable information for millions of Target customers when hackers installed malware on point-of-sale terminals.[1] The breach cost Target at least $148…

Closing the Frontier – The FCC’S “Open Internet” Order

By Christopher W. Savage* I. Introduction On May 15, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking containing proposed rules and policies to promote an “open Internet.”[1] Two weeks later, the FCC was attacked (satirically and comedically, but attacked nonetheless) in a 13-minute rant by comedian John Oliver, who urged viewers…

MLRC Bulletin 2015 Issue 1

 Download Publication Closing The Frontier – The FCC’s “Open Internet” OrderBy Christopher W. Savage Emerging Themes In Data Breach Litigation: What In-House Counsel Need To KnowBy Jonathan H. Blavin And Jesse M. King 2015 MLRC International RoundtablePeter Bartlett, David Korzenik, Ambika Doran And Bob Stankey Emerging Legal Issues In The Internet Of ThingsBy Brian D….