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Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
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Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
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Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 25

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy

    Bezemek on Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech, and Privacy
    Christoph Bezemek, IOER, is publishing Behind a Veil of Obscurity – Anonymity, Encryption, Free Speech and Privacy in the International Journal of Technology, Law, and Policy. Here is the abstract. Anonymous and encrypted communication look…
  • Aug 24

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre

    O'Connor @ProfSeanOConnor on Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genre
    Sean M. O'Connor, University of Washington School of Law, is publishing Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres in volume 23 of the George Mason Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Essay provides…
  • Aug 23

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art

    Adler on Fair Use and the Future of Art
    Amy Adler, New York University School of Law, is publishing Fair Use and the Future of Art in volume 91 of the New York University Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Twenty-five years ago, in a seminal article in...
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MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
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OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
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Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup

    12 Additions To My List of Legal Startup
    Here are a dozen additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post.  Company  Description  Country Arbitrator Intelligence…
  • Aug 25

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON

    Legal Tech Media Panel Monday at ILTACON
    Vendors attending next week’s annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association are invited to join me and other legal technology writers and editors for a legal media panel discussion Monday afternoon. The panel is…
  • Aug 25

    Your Legal Blog Could Win You a MacBook Air

    Your Legal Blog Could Win You a MacBook Air
    Think your legal blog is award-worthy? The Expert Institute is running its second annual Best Legal Blog Contest, with prizes awarded to the top three blogs in each category. Here’s the catch: You can’t nominate yourself. A…
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Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Oct 30

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story
    What’s the one thing that can send chills down the spine of any copyright attorney? A $5 million judgment against your client for a music copyright case. This past week, the video depositions of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were…
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Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
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TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

Covers telecommunications, media and technology law and policy. By Rini Coran, PC.

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Mar 26

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
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TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
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The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada

    Don’t congratulate #TeamCanada at #Rio2016: Olympic social media rules in Canada
    With the Rio Olympics well underway, Canadian brands need to be aware of the “do’s and don’ts” of advertising and social media content involving the Olympics and Olympic athletes. The International Olympic Committee…
  • Aug 5

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia

    Who goes to Rio: Sports sponsorship and ambush marketing in Australia
    The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is urging the public to support “true, valued Partners” after it lost its last minute bid to prevent ambush marketing ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Australian Olympic Committee,…
  • Aug 4

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic

    In the UK, the first rule of the Olympics is: You don’t talk about the Olympic
    The Rio 2016 Olympics are upon us and will undoubtedly capture the attention, excitement and imagination of the public in the UK and globally. It is no surprise then that some businesses may seek to capitalise on the opportunity to promote…
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The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 26

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained
    The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print
    Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL.  Although any information on the current state of the law is…
  • Oct 25

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD
    Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United…
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The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

http://www.thefirstamendment.org/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil
    The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes an interview with Jytte Klausen about her new book on the Danish cartoons crisis and why Yale University Press chose to publish it without any illustrations. Index on Censorship…
  • Oct 13

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable
    Yep. Believe it or not, the Ralph Lauren model above has not been manipulated. At least not by me. By Ralph's fashion empire. He placed her in a slightly different context however. Note the body types though. Spot any differences?I cannot…
  • Sep 7

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
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The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
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The Unruly of Law

The Unruly of Law

Reports on media law cases, developments in new media and traditional journalism. By Sheldon Toplitt.

http://theunrulyoflaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...
    The Unruly of Law today published its 1,900th post. That's pretty amazing, we state unabashedly, and in disbelief. The Unruly of Law today is included among the American Bar Association's Legal Blogs and Justia's Law Blogs.When "TUOL" began…
  • Dec 24

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler last week denied a summary judgment motion by Hulu, LLC, to dismiss a putative class action invasion of privacy suit brought by users of the on-demand streaming video…
  • Dec 24

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding
    Image via CrunchBaseDes Moines-based Meredith Corp. has added to its stable of tv stations by acquiring two stations from Gannett Co. for $407 million, mediabistro.com FishbowlNY reported.Meredith adds Top 25 Market St. Louis' KMOV-TV and…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Aug 26

    [Orin Kerr] Two views of the content/metadata line in surveillance law

    [Orin Kerr] Two views of the content/metadata line in surveillance law
    Over at Lawfare, I have a post up, “Relative vs. Absolute Approaches to the Content/Metadata Line,” about a recently declassified decision by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR). It begins: One of the…
  • Aug 25

    [Nita Farahany] Can you legally consent to a head transplant?

    [Nita Farahany] Can you legally consent to a head transplant?
    Transplanting a human head onto a different body sounds like the plot of a science fiction story. But a surgeon in China named Xiaoping Ren is trying to make head transplants a reality. He even has a volunteer, Valery Spiridonov, who has…
  • Aug 25

    [Ilya Somin] A warning against trigger warning

    [Ilya Somin] A warning against trigger warning
    The University of Chicago recently sent a letter to incoming students explaining why they do not restrict potentially offensive speech, or give “trigger warnings” when potentially sensitive issues are going to be covered in class.…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 12

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie

    TWiL 356: Puppies and Kittens or Jaywalking Babie
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Amanda Levendowski Your phone's battery data may be used to spy on you, the courts and Wikipedia, what happens the Moral Machine, and more! Photo credit: Ulbrecht Hopper Download or subscribe to…
  • Aug 5

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru

    TWiL 355: Tinkerer's Kobayashi Maru
    Hosts: Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Colette Vogele, Franklin Graves The Intimate Privacy Protection Act of 2016, EFF's Constitutional challenge to the DMCA, the first Pokemon Go lawsuit, how to teach your dog to take selfies, and…
  • Jul 29

    TWiL 354: If That Was Spaghetti, You'd Be In Jail

    TWiL 354: If That Was Spaghetti, You'd Be In Jail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Marty Schwimmer False advertising/endorsement and fact checking during the election, just kidding as a defense, Stephen Colbert vs. Comedy Central for Stephen Colbert, and more! Photo credit: corrine…
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TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
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TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
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Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 30

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.
    Tom discusses his years as a volunteer contributor to the International Game Developers Association.
  • Sep 8

    The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story
    The personal story behind Marty O'Donnell's fight to get fair treatment from Bungie, the company he helped create, after be fired.
  • Jun 26

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair
    Tom gives his thoughts on becoming the Chair of the IGDA Board of Directors and the core values and mission of that organization
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Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Aug 3

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition
    As anticipated, Ofcom yesterday started a consultation on its plans to update the UK’s Conditions of General Entitlement i.e. the obligations placed on all telecoms operators in the UK that rely on the UK’s general authorisation.…
  • Jul 26

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud
    On 7 July 2016, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued finalised guidance for authorised UK financial institutions use of cloud services. In a marked contrast to some other jurisdictions’ approach, this…
  • Jul 25

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat
    On 6 July 2016, the European Union (which for now includes the UK) adopted the Network and Information Security (or NIS) Directive. This imposes obligations on three sets of stakeholders: Member States; Essential services operators; and…
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