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Tag Archives: Rich Santalesa

Ninth Circuit Highlights the Importance of Well-Drafted Software Licenses and Terms of Use

Posted in Copyright

The Ninth Circuit’s recent analysis in MDY v Blizzard Entertainment examined contributory/vicarious (“secondary infringement”) copyright issues, the “essential step” defense, the important and often highly disputed contractual covenant versus copyright license issue, and last, but certainly not least, the DMCA’s role. I recommend you read the full opinion to gain the complete picture, but for this post we’ll be focusing on the copyright covenant vs. copyright license issues and touching on the DMCA’s role.

FTC Issues Guide for Businesses on Securing Digital Copiers

Posted in Data Destruction

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a new publication in the wake of numerous news accounts highlighting the potential data security issues posed by modern digital copiers. (See, e.g., Digital Copy Machines Pose Security Concerns, Alburquerque News, July 28, 2010,  available here; Digital Photocopiers Loaded with Secrets, CBS Evening News, April 15, 2010, available… Continue Reading

Review of FTC’s Proposed Privacy Framework – Part 1

Posted in Privacy Law

Last week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its anticipated preliminary 122-page staff report on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers (the “Report”), which we covered in brief immediately following its release. In this part 1 of our review, and in following parts, we dig into specifics of the Report’s proposed framework, with a eye toward examining rationales for the various proposals as well as analysis on the potential effects going forward on practices and data policies.

Announcement: David Isom and Richard Santalesa Join InfoLawGroup

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We are very pleased to announce that David K. Isom and Richard L. Santalesa have joined the firm as Senior Counsel. David, an e-discovery authority and 30-year trial lawyer, was formerly co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group. Rich, based in New York City and Fairfield, Connecticut, has had a career of representing clients in electronic commerce and Internet and privacy issues and other commercial arrangements involving intellectual property and technology-savvy companies.