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Connecticut Telemarketing Law Amended - Fine on Illegal Calls, Texts, and Media Messages Increased to $20,000, Whether or Not Sent by Automatic Telephone Dialing System

Perhaps an indication of a future trend by state legislators across the country to combat the reported increase of unsolicited text messages and prerecorded calls (also known as “robocalls”), Connecticut broadened the scope of its telemarketing law… Read More
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Important DMCA Update re Designated Agents and Safe Harbors

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) provides protection for online service providers (including website and blog operators) from claims of copyright infringement for content posted or stored by a third party. Section 512(c) of the DMCA… Read More
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Facebook Prohibits Like-Gating For Contests and Promotions Effective November 5, 2014

Effective November 5, 2014, Facebook will prohibit the use of social plugins or any other means by which an individual must “like” a company’s Facebook page (referred to as “like-gating”) to obtain rewards, discounts or coupons, enter a conte… Read More
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Annual Minimum SoundExchange Payments for Music Streaming Are Due January 31, 2014

Commercial and noncommercial entities streaming sound recordings over the Internet under statutory licensing are reminded that the annual minimum webcasting fee for 2014 is due to be paid to SoundExchange no later than January 31, 2014. The annual mini… Read More
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