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Summary of the Recently Announced New York Cannabis Law – The “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act”

On January 15, 2019, as part of his sweeping state budget, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan to legalize, tax and regulate adult-use cannabis (as well as to expunge past cannabis-related criminal records) under his proposed “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act.” The new law would cap the number of cultivation, distribution and retail…

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201109.20
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PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker Seized by the FBI Pursuant to an Arrest Warrant

(September 20, 2011) UPDATE: Today, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand for permission to add the new allegations to a civil forfeiture case filed against Full Tilt, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and other businesses back in April. Prosecutors contend that Full Tilt Poker paid board members more than $440 million…

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201011.04
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How Can I Protect My Website or Blog from Copyright Infringement?

Can websites and blogs be liable for copyright infringement?  It depends.  If the blog owner is copying other creators’ content verbatim (in whole or in part), depending on the facts at hand (perhaps there is a “fair use” defense), such copying would generally open the blog writer up to liability for copyright infringement.  This can…

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201010.03
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Google Settles Google Buzz Privacy Class-Action Lawsuit – But No Money for Gmail Users

Back in February 2010, Google launched a new social network tool called “Google Buzz.” Google Buzz allowed Gmail users to share status updates, images, and videos.  It also sent real-time updates of a Gmail account user’s Google Buzz feed that showed up on Google’s mobile maps on Android and iPhone mobile phones. The problem was…

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