DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

New rules apply now that the electronic system for maintenance and copyright registration by the US Copyright’s Office has gone into effect. If you are a service provider and have not submitted electronic designations, it is likely that you will lose your Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor protection. 552

FDA's new regulations on e-cigs

In the United States, one of the most preventable causes of death and disease is the use of tobacco. Roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and cigarettes have been regulated by the FDA since 2009. Regulating all tobacco products, a finalized rule was put into effect by the FDA last year. Are you familiar with new regulations on e-cigs and various tobacco products? The new FDA rules affect retailers and manufacturers differently. And what if you

wall street bull sculptor against fearless girl creator

It seems like every time we turn around, someone else is offended by something. It happens on Facebook, in the news, in the grocery store, and all over the Internet. Apparently, even Wall Street isn’t safe. Who would’ve thought that a simple little fearless girl could ever be a threat to a big strong bull? And yet, that is apparently exactly what is happening in Manhattan’s Financial District. An iconic sculpture known as the “Charging

AI trends on law

Will AI (artificial intelligence) trends affect the way that law firms do business? Well, they already have. Though using AI to its fullest capabilities is still in the early stages, the industry’s market leaders are eagerly awaiting emerging technology and already utilizing AI’s current technology. 542

Freelance Isn't Free Act

New York City is at the forefront of a shift in the economy known as the “gig economy.” So it comes as little surprise that the New York City Council approved the Freelance Isn’t Free Act unanimously. It is the first of its kind in this country. Among other things, fair pay and its timeliness will now be assured to freelancers. 530

NYC apartment renovations & combinations

There can be no doubt that if you live in New York City, you probably need or want more space. Combining your apartment with the apartment below, above, or next-door may give you the space you need, as long as the combination is done legally and correctly. NYC apartment renovations and combinations are becoming more and more popular, but it is important to get the New York City Department of Buildings and the Condo

Crowdfunding Under Reg A+

For the first time in more than 80 years since the enactment of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the general public can now invest in equity offerings, thanks to Regulation A+. The SEC made this possible in March of 2015, furthering the goals set by the JOBS Act in 2012. In the past, this was a privilege exclusively for high net worth individuals. What does this mean for

steps to take for new startup owners

You have decided to start a business… now what? For starters, you can follow these six steps. Here, we will talk about the initial steps you need to consider before moving forward: 297