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International Takedown Request not Working – International Intellectual Property Law – Case Study #4

A report from the UK’s IP Crime Group says that the British Recorded Music Industry has found and removed 4,298,729 illegally hosted digital music files back in 2011. The group also removed 61,232 illegally hosted digital music files in the UK alone. The Publishers Association has so far issued over 200,000 takedown notices to over 5,200 infringing domains with about a 90% removal success rate (Peoples).

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International Corporate Compliance Support – Case Study #1

“KDBM Publishing” (a fictitious company) has recently expanded its business in Hong Kong, China. There, they face higher printing costs than back home in the United States. Members of KDBM have offered payment to local government officials in China to try and get discounted printing prices. This action constitutes bribery, and is in direct violation of the FCPA, or the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The FCPA conceptually falls under a larger legal issue known as Corporate Compliance.

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Twitter Changes its Copyright Policy

Twitter has made a significant change in its copyright policy, deciding to “withhold” tweets that receive a copyright complaint. The original tweet will be replaced with a message that reads, “This Tweet from @Username has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.” The message also includes a link to Twitter’s “Copyright and Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy” page.

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Corporate Responsibility: B-Corp Better Benefit for Businesses

hat are 26 states, including D.C., doing that is changing the business world as we know it? How are these states capitalizing on one of the largest entrepreneurial and business booms of this decade? Everyone is familiar with the three, most prevalent, kinds of corporations in the U.S. They are the C Corporation; the S Corporation, and the Limited Liability Company also known as the LLC. But what if I told you that 26 states, including D.C. have adopted a new form of business model? A business model that promotes socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship, yet still makes money?

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Keep Calm and Carry On

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” Have you ever heard this phrase before? This phrase has been reproduced, parodied, and reprinted on everything from mouse pads to t-shirts. Now the real question is, who has ownership?

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Regulations Abroad: Is Your Business in Compliance?

By Chloe Coska | amdlawgroup.com
When you want to expand your business internationally, what are the consequences? What regulations do companies have to comply with? What are the strategies in order to be a successful international business?

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Doing Business in China

By Diana Chan | amdlawgroup.com
When conducting business in China, it’s important to maintain certain etiquette not only to be respectful of who you’re working with but also to ensure that the business relationship thrives.

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Why Data Protection is an Important Issue for International Business

With this Internet and digital era, information travels remarkably fast across the globe. In an international business context, the way information travels can be problematic for large or small companies doing business in several geographic areas. The risk for companies of losing information to competitors is high. Now, schools are offering courses for cybersecurity. Companies invest large sum of money in order to preserve their data. Data protection is a critical in the development of a business especially in the pharmaceutical, biologic, defense, digital sectors.

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DAIMLER BUYS INTO AGUSTA AS MOTORBIKE AND CAR TECH CONVERGE

Daimler AG (Mercedes) will buy 25 percent of Italian motorcycle maker Agusta, legendary in the motorcycling field for having won at least 75 world championship rider and constructor titles. Daimler said that it would buy the stake via its Mercedes-AMG performance car unit and seat on Agusta board.

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Domain Names: Registration, Maintain and Monitor

Kathy Stewart | amdlawgroup.com

To introduce one to domain names and domain registration, one must begin with a basic understanding of the World Wide Web, in particular websites. Every computer on the Internet has an Internet protocol or IP address, which is a unique string of four numbers separated by periods, such as 165.166.0.2. Since remembering the IP address of Websites would be nearly impossible, a domain name system was created to replace the length of IP address thereby assigning a unique name to each numeric IP address. A domain name is therefore the unique name given to that particular website or IP address.

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