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Representatives Introduce Bill to Require Satellite and Internet Radio to Pay Royalties for Pre 1972 Music
5/29. Rep. George Holding (R-NC) and others introduced HR 4772 [LOC | WW | TLJ], the "Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act", which comes close to producing the acronymal title of "RESPECT Act". This bill would amend the Copyright Act to address payment of royalties for digital performances of sound recordings made before 1972.

FTC Recommends Legislation to Regulate Data Brokers
5/27. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a document [110 pages in PDF] titled "Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability". It recommends legislation to regulate data brokers and others. See also, FTC release.

Sen. Leahy Announces Failure to Reach Consensus on Patent Bill
5/21. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC), announced in a release that "Because there is not sufficient support behind any comprehensive deal, I am taking the patent bill off the Senate Judiciary Committee agenda."

House Passes Online Sex Ads Bill
5/20. The House passed HR 4225 [LOC | WW], the "Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014" or "SAVE Act", by a vote of 392-19. See, Roll Call No. 222. This bill would amend 18 U.S.C. 1591 , which currently enables prosecution of a wide range of persons for "participation in a venture" of sex trafficking. This bill would extend the reach of the prohibition to cover "advertising". Specifically, this bill would enable prosecutors to target online service providers that provide a venue for advertising.

FCC Adopts Net Neutrality NPRM
5/15. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted and released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that once again proposes rules for the regulation of the network management practices of broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers.

Rep. Stockman Introduces Bill Regarding Tax Treatment of Virtual Currencies
5/7. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced HR 4602 [LOC | WW], the "Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act", a bill to treat virtual currencies as foreign currency for tax purposes, and to impose a five year moratorium on capital gains taxation of virtual currencies. There are no cosponsors.

Obama Administration Opposes R&D Tax Credit Bill
5/6. The Executive Office of the President's (EOP) Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stated in a release that "the Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 4438", and "If the President were presented with H.R. 4438, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill."

CRJs Propose Record Keeping Requirements for Webcasters
5/2. The Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJ) published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) announces, describes, recites, and requests comments on, proposed rules regarding "filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act". This pertains to "reports of use of sound recordings for the statutory licenses set forth in sections 112 and 114 of the Copyright Act". The CRJs also published a second notice in the FR that reaffirms the 2009 rules. The CRJ proposes to revise its rules governing how digital music services (webcasters and others) must report the songs that they play to SoundExchange. This rulemaking is not about the important issue of rates. Rather, it is about the burdensome task of record keeping and reporting. SoundExchange wants much more data.

Campaign Groups File Complaints Alleging Trivial Violations of TV Broadcaster Disclosure Regime
5/1. The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and the Sunlight Foundation (SF) announced that they filed eleven complaints with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Enforcement Bureau (EB) against eleven TV broadcast stations licensed by the FCC "for letting political advertisers flout federal disclosure requirements". See, May 1, 2014 CLC release and similar May 1, 2014 SF release. The complaining groups are nitpicking. They seek to pressure the FCC to enlarge its mission as a federal election campaign regulator.

Magistrate Judge Orders Microsoft to Comply with Extraterritorial Warrant for E-Mail
4/25. James Francis, a Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court (SDNY), issued a Memorandum and Order in the matter styled "In the Matter of a Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corporation". This Magistrate Judge, at the request of the U.S. government, issued a search and seizure warrant that directs Microsoft to produce the contents of one of its customer's e-mail accounts. Microsoft argued that the account data is stored on a server located in Dublin, Ireland, that the U.S. cannot issue extraterritorial search and seizure warrants, and therefore the warrant must be quashed. The Magistrate Judge, relying upon his interpretation of the Stored Communications Act (SCA), at 18 U.S.C. 2703, rejected Microsoft's argument, and order it to produce the contents of the e-mail account.

6th Circuit Holds Refusal to Allow Telecommuting Can Violate ADA
4/22. The U.S. Court of Appeals (6thCir) released its divided opinion [32 pages in PDF] in EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, a case regarding telecommuting and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Court of Appeals reversed the District Court's grant of summary judgment to the employer, Ford, on the EEOC's claims of employment discrimination and retaliation. This opinion holds that employers may be required to allow employees who cannot because of a disability make it to the worksite to telecommute instead, even on an unfixed schedule to be determined by the employee, and even for jobs that the employer determines must be performed at the workplace or other designated locations.

DHS Announces Petition for Review Process for Critical Infrastructure Classifications
4/17. The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that announces that it has made determinations that contain classifications of critical infrastructure in which "a cybersecurity incident could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects", and sets the process challenging such determinations.

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Bill to Allow Access to Data Stored in Vehicle Event Data Recorders
4/9. The Senate Commerce Committee (SCC) held an executive business meeting at which it amended and approved S 1925 [LOC | WW], the "Driver Privacy Act", a bill that allows court and administrative authorities to authorize access to data stored in vehicle event data recorders (EDRs).

TLJ Analysis of S 1925, the Driver Privacy Act
4/9. S 1925 [LOC | WW], the "Driver Privacy Act", is at bottom, about giving prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, litigators and others easy access to EDR data.

OUSTR Releases 2014 Report on Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements
4/4. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (OUSTR) released a report titled "2014 Section 1377 Review On Compliance with Telecommunications Trade Agreements". Much of the report focuses on the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Representatives Introduce Resolution Advocating International Internet Freedom
4/1. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and others introduced HRes 532, a resolution that "calls on the Government of Turkey to lift restrictions on freedom of the press, freedom of expression, and Internet freedom, including social media".

WTO Rules in Rare Earths Case
3/26. The World Trade Organization (WTO) released its panel reports [258 pages in PDF] in its case titled "China -- Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten, and Molybdenum".

HCC/SCT Marks Up STELA Reauthorization Bill
3/25. The House Commerce Committee's (HCC) Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (SCT) marked up a yet to be introduced bill to extend expiring provisions of the Communications Act related to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations.

Netflix's Hastings Complains About Lack of Interconnectivity
3/20. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings published a piece in the Netflix web site titled "Internet Tolls And The Case For Strong Net Neutrality". He argues that "net neutrality must be defended and strengthened" to deal with the "lack of sufficient interconnectivity" by some broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers.

Copyright Office Seeks Comments on Music Licensing
3/17. The Copyright Office (CO) published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) that "announces the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music". This notice contains a summary of current music licensing practices and laws, and 24 questions for public comment.

See also:
  Top Stories from 2014.
  Top Stories from 2013.
  Top Stories from 2012.
  Top Stories from 2011.
  Top Stories from 2010.
  Top Stories from 2009.
  Top Stories from 2008.
  Top Stories from 2007.
  Top Stories from 2006.
  Top Stories from 2005.
  Top Stories from 2004.
  Top Stories from 2003.
  Top Stories from 2002.

Sample Back Issues of the Daily E-Mail Alert
(Back issues are not published in the web site until 60 days after original publication in the TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert.)
Alert No. 2,326, Friday, January 13, 2012.
Alert No. 2,325, Thursday, January 12.
Alert No. 2,324, Wednesday, January 11.
Alert No. 2,323, Tuesday, January 10.
Alert No. 2,322, Monday, January 9.
News By Date

2014
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2013
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2012
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2011
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2008
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2007
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2006
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-31 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2005
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2004
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-29 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2003
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March  21-25 | March 26-31 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30  | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-30 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2002
Jan 1-5 | Jan 6-10 | Jan 11-15 | Jan 16-20 | Jan 21-25 | Jan 26-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | March 1-5 | March 6-10 | March 11-15 | March 16-20 | March 21-25 | April 1-5 | April 6-10 | April 11-15 | April 16-20 | April 21-25 | April 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec 26-31
2001
Jan. 1-10 | Jan 11-20 | Jan 21-31 | Feb 1-5 | Feb 6-10 | Feb 11-15 | Feb 16-20 | Feb 21-25 | Feb 26-28 | Mar 1-5 | Mar 6-10 | Mar 11-15 | Mar 16-20 | Mar 21-25 | Mar 26-31 | Apr 1-5 | Apr 6-10 | Apr 11-15 | Apr 16-20 | Apr 21-25 | Apr 26-30 | May 1-5 | May 6-10 | May 11-15 | May 16-20 | May 21-25 | May 26-31 | June 1-5 | June 6-10 | June 11-15 | June 16-20 | June 21-25 | June 26-30 | July 1-5 | July 6-10 | July 11-15 | July 16-20 | July 21-25 | July 26-31 | Aug 1-5 | Aug 6-10 | Aug 11-15 | Aug 16-20 | Aug 21-25 | Aug 26-31 | Sept 1-5 | Sept 6-10 | Sept 11-15 | Sept 16-20 | Sept 21-25 | Sept 26-30 | Oct 1-5 | Oct 6-10 | Oct 11-15 | Oct 16-20 | Oct 21-25 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 1-5 | Nov 6-10 | Nov 11-15 | Nov 16-20 | Nov 21-25 | Nov 26-30 | Dec 1-5 | Dec 6-10 | Dec 11-15 | Dec 16-20 | Dec 21-25 | Dec  26-31

See also, hyperlinks to earlier News By Date.

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Recent Headlines
from the Daily E-Mail Alert

Alert No. 2,703, Thursday, October 16.
  FBI Director Comey Wants More Government Surveillance
  Commentary: Recent History of Legislative and Regulatory Action Pertaining to Surveillance
  Reaction to Comey's Surveillance Speech

Alert No. 2,702, Wednesday, October 15.
  Grand Jury Indicts Seller of StealthGenie Stalking App
  DOJ Obtains Ex Parte Civil TRO Against Seller of StealthGenie Stalking App
  Sen. Franken Writes AG Holder Regarding StealthGenie and Location Privacy
  Commentary: FCC and Stalking Apps

Alert No. 2,701, Tuesday, October 14.
  Liberty Reserve Founder Budovsky Extradited to the U.S.
  CFTC Examines Bitcoin
  Coin Center Launches As Advocacy Group for Virtual Currency
  FinCEN to Extend SAR and CTR Rules
  Kmart Discloses Payment Data Breach
  Dairy Queen Discloses Backoff Malware Intrusion
  More Cyber Security News

Alert No. 2,700, Monday, October 13.
  O'Rielly Renominated
  OUSTR Seeks Comments for Special 301 OCR of India
  OUSTR Seeks Comments on Internet and Physical Notorious Foreign Markets
  USPTO to Hold Roundtable on International Harmonization of Patent Law
  More IP News
  More Supreme Court Cert Denials

Alert No. 2,699, Friday, October 10.
  Legislators and Tech Sector Executives Address How Surveillance Harms the US Tech Sector
  Supreme Court Denies Cert in Jaffe v. Samsung Electronics Company
  Supreme Court Denies Cert in Miniframe v. Microsoft

Alert No. 2,698, Thursday, October 9.
  BIS Issues Advance NPRM on Record Keeping Requirements
  More Export Regulation News
  Book: Spam Nation by Brian Krebs
  Copyright Office Opens 6th Triennial Proceeding on DMCA Anti-Circumvention Exemptions
  CRJs Seek Comments on Cable Royalty Distribution
  CRJs Seek Comments on Satellite Royalty Distribution
  CO Proposes Rules Changes for Statements of Account Submitted by Cable Operators and Satellite Carriers

Alert No. 2,697, Wednesday, October 8.
  Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Worldcom v. IRS
  Supreme Court Denies Cert in Segal v. Rogue Pictures
  OUSTR Seeks Comments for Special 301 OCR of Kuwait
  CRJs Seek Comments on 2013 DART Sound Recording Fund Royalties

Alert No. 2,696, Tuesday, October 7.
  Supreme Court Begins 2014 Term
  Supreme Court Lets Stand Holding That There is No Cause of Action for Contributory Cybersquatting
  Supreme Court Denies Cert in FTC Act Section 5 Scareware Case
  Supreme Court Requests Brief from Solicitor General in Spokeo v. Robbins

Alert No. 2,695, Monday, October 6.
  Rep. Waxman Urges FCC to Reclassify BIAS As a Title II Telecommunications Service
  Obama Names Comcast's Joseph Clancy Acting Head of Secret Service
  Antitrust Division Issues Business Review Letter to CyberPoint Re Cyber Intelligence Sharing
  JP Morgan Chase Discloses Cyber Breach

Alert No. 2,694, Wednesday, September 24.
  Senate Commerce Committee Approves Its STELA Reauthorization Bill
  Holder to Resign Upon Confirmation of Replacement

Alert No. 2,693, Monday, September 22.
  Senate Passes E-LABEL Act
  Senate Passes Federal Data Center Consolidation Act
  Senate Confirms Holleyman for Deputy USTR
  Houses Passes Jobs for America Act

Alert No. 2,692, Tuesday, September 16.
  USITC Releases Report on Digital Trade
  Obama Picks Daniel Marti to be IP Enforcement Coordinator
  FCC People and Appointments
  More People and Appointments
  More News

Alert No. 2,691, Monday, September 15.
  House Passes Bill to Direct USPTO to Create Law School Clinic Certification Program
  Obama Nominates Gilliam to Be NDCal Judge
  More Judicial Appointments
  GAO Issues Report on Risks Associated with Agency Use of IT Contractors
  More Cyber Security News

Alert No. 2,690, Friday, September 12.
  House to Take Up Bill with Many ICT Related Components
  Senate Commerce Committee to Consider E-LABEL Act and STELA Reauthorization
  BIS Seeks Comments on PRC Manufacture of Semiconductor Etching Equipment
  Obama Issues 14th Annual Routine Emergency Export Regulation Declaration

Alert No. 2,689, Tuesday, September 9.
  House Passes E-LABEL Act
  House Passes EPS Service Parts Act
  Senators Write Apple and Home Depot Regarding Data Breaches
  New York Attorney General Comments on Apple iPhone 6

Alert No. 2,688, Monday, September 8.
  House Passes American Super Computing Leadership Act
  House Passes Bill Regarding Tax Return ID Theft
  House Passes Minor Tweaks to Anti Spoofing Statute

Alert No. 2,687, Wednesday, August 6.
  USIS Discloses Cyber Attack
  Security Firm Reports on Activities of Russian Cyber Gang
  More Cyber Security News
  Apple and Samsung Announce Agreement to End Patent Suits Outside of US
  Russian Government Allows Snowden to Remain in Russia

Alert No. 2,686, Tuesday, August 5.
  Sprint Ends Effort to Acquire T-Mobile USA
  Public Knowledge Complains About Wireless Companies' Failure to Disclose Network Management Practices to Customers
  HRW and ACLU Write About Corrosive Effect of Electronic Surveillance Upon Journalism and Law
  PRC MOFCOM Reports on Growth and Development of E-Commerce

Alert No. 2,685, Monday, August 4.
  President Signs Cell Phone Unlocking Bill
  Commentary: Cell Phones, Other Wireless Devices, and the Library of Congress's Next Rulemaking Proceeding
  House Intelligence Committee Releases Report on Purchase of Intelligence Satellites
  PRC MofCom States that it is Cracking Down on Infringement

Alert No. 2,684, Thursday, July 31.
  House Commerce Committee Approves Text Messaging Spoofing Bill
  House Commerce Committee Approves E-Label Bill
  House Passes International Communications Act
  PRC is Investigating Microsoft
  GAO Recommends that FCC Should Collect Data that Would Enable Analysis of Effectiveness of High Cost Subsidy Program

Alert No. 2,683, Wednesday, July 30.
  CIA Admits Searching Computers of Senate Staff
  Sen. Leahy Introduces Senate Version of USA FREEDOM Act
  Analysis of the USA FREEDOM Act's Bulk Data Collection Provisions
  Analysis of the USA FREEDOM ACT's Special Advocates Provision
  Rep. Stockman Introduces Bill to Require Agencies to Provide Notice of Disclosures of PII

Alert No. 2,682, Tuesday, July 29.
  House Passes DHS Cyber Security Information Sharing Bill
  House Passes DHS Cyber Security Research Bill
  House Passes DHS Cyber Security Personnel Bill
  House Passes Federal Web Site Security Bill
  More Cyber Security News

Alert No. 2,681, Monday, July 28.
  House to Vote on Five ICT Bills
  House to Consider Three DHS Cyber Security Bills
  House to Consider Bill Regarding Federal Web Site Security
  House to Consider International Communications Reform Act

Alert No. 2,680, Thursday, July 24.
  House Passes Cell Phone Unlocking Bill
  USPTO Proposes Changes to Rules Regarding Sharing of Information Between Patent Offices
  USPTO Seeks Comments on Optimal Patent First Action and Total Pendency Target Levels
  FTC to Host Robocaller Honeypot Contest at DEF CON 22

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