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Cheerleader Gives a F – For the First Amendment

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., also known as “the Cheerleader First Amendment Case.”  This case poses several questions for the Court, notably (1) can schools regulate student speech that occurs off school grounds, and (2) if so, what standard will be used to determine when

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A Blogger’s Guide to Copyright

Creating blog content takes hard work and creativity.  The last thing you want to worry about is someone republishing your material without permission.  While the U.S. Copyright Act provides some federal protection the moment your work is published online, copyright registration is necessary to ensure you can enforce your rights in court.  Without a copyright

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Ready or Not New York, Privacy Here We Come: The Impending New York Privacy Act

New York City has become a pilot testing site for new businesses and technologies that rely heavily on data privacy collection.  As a result, there has been a steady increase in consumer complaints about data breaches and corporate use of personal data.  These consumer complaints have been answered with a corresponding increase in privacy and

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Copyright and Choreography: Licensing Choreography in Theatrical Productions

Why and When to License Choreography Licensing choreography has become more prevalent in recent years due to the emergence of YouTube, online streaming services, and social media, which make choreography more accessible and viewable to people worldwide.  Theatregoers expect the shows they see to look like what they see on Broadway, which makes licensing choreography

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New York Legislation Addresses Discontinuance of LIBOR

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has been the reference interest rate for millions of transactions for many years.  LIBOR is a benchmark interest rate at which major global banks lend to one another in the international interbank market for short-term loans.  LIBOR serves as a globally accepted key benchmark interest rate that indicates borrowing

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Trademark Modernization Act

What’s New with the Trademark Modernization Act? The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) provides new procedures for third parties to challenge fraudulent trademark applications and registrations.  The law also clarifies what trademark owners must show to obtain an injunction to stop another party’s trademark infringement.  Though Congress passed the TMA on December 27, 2020,

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Shopping Agreements vs Option Agreements

Should You Use a Shopping or Option Agreement for Your Creative Work? If you have written a book or screenplay, you may be interested in turning it into a film, play or television series.  However, you may not have experience pitching a project to buyers or financiers.  As a result, it is a good idea

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The Deal to Legalize Marijuana in New York

The Deal to Legalize Marijuana in New York New York State has reached a deal to legalize marijuana.  This was the third attempt at legalization as nearly 60 percent of New Yorkers favor legalization of recreational marijuana.   Previous deals had failed due to decision-makers’ inability to agree on how to spend marijuana-related tax revenues and

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The Many Kinds of Partnerships

By: Brett Trembly, Esq., Trembly Law Firm There are many ideas and issues to cover when it comes to the different kinds of business partnerships.  In this post, we will dive a bit further into the various types of partnerships which exist.  Many people assume that all ‘partnerships’ are interchangeable.  But the truth is that

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