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President Obama signs the Defend Trade Secrets Act on May 11, 2016.  White House photo by Pete Souza used pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 105.

New Federal Trade Secrets Act Has Immediate Business Impact

Last week, the president signed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, and for the first time trade secrets law has a Federal angle.
Don't miss the HCBA Appellate Section Lunch and CLE
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Dineen to Teach Two CLEs

The Hillsborough County Bar is presenting two great upcoming Continuing Legal Education events, and Dineen Wasylik will be a featured speaker at each one.
United States Supreme Court
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Supreme Court to Address Copyright Attorney's Fees

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to once again consider the proper standard for awarding attorney's fees in copyright cases.
Be Prepared! Scout Illustration avoids copyright infringement
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Truly Public Domain Images for Marketing and Blogging

The public domain images are not only available for free use, but highly searchable.
Elevation Image at Issue in the Case
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IP Year in Review: The Problem With Writing Your Own License Agreements

In a decision that misstates one of the basic tenets of copyright law, the Eleventh Circuit this year held that the artist's copyright infringement action failed because he had granted, by his course of actions, an implied nonexclusive license to the defendant to use his works.
Malibu Media Porn Copyright Troll Defense
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Defendant's Copyright Fees Claim Against Copyright Troll Malibu Media

Malibu Media dodged a bullet and will not have to face the U.S. Supreme Court over its vexatious litigation tactics -- for now.
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Do You Want to Hear a (Trade) Secret?

Tonight, June 4th, 2015 at 11 pm, I will be on the Half Empty, Half Full Talk Radio Show with Laurie Zook to discuss and explain trade secrets law. Tune in!
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Testimony in Opposition to HB 271

On Thursday, I testified before the Florida House of Representatives' House Regulatory Affairs Committee on behalf of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in opposition to CS/HB 271, the True Origin of Digital Goods Act.