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April 23, 2018 - Telecommunications

EU Copyright Reform Update - How Far Have We Come?

Copyright reform is a key part of the European Union’s package of measures designed to create a Digital Single Market in the EU. The European Commission’s view is of nothing less than a modernisation of EU copyright law to reflect the digital age. For the …›

March 19, 2018 - Blockchain, Financings, Fintech

Cryptocurrency Compensation: A Primer on Token-Based Awards

These days more and more companies are using virtual tokens to compensate and incentivize founders, directors, employees, and other service providers. For the most part, these token-based awards emulate traditional equity-based awards, but they differ from those awards in some important ways, particularly when it …›

Personal Delivery Devices (PDD): New Transportation Frontiers Emerge for Autonomous Vehicle Rulemakers

When most people think of autonomous vehicles (AVs), expansive highways filled with driverless sports utility vehicles and 18-wheelers likely spring to mind. But there’s another whole category of driverless vehicles in need of regulation: personal delivery devices (PDDs), small autonomous vehicles that mostly use …›

California Opens the Road to Fully Driverless Cars; Federal Policymaking Slowly Rolls Forward

New regulations from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles are the first in the nation to allow permits for the testing—and the post-testing deployment—of automatic vehicles (AVs) without a human driver present in the vehicle. California’s new regulations aren’t without significant requirements, however. Find out what …›

February 23, 2018 - Blockchain, Financings, Fintech

Understanding the CFTC’s Proposed Interpretation of “Actual Delivery” for Cryptocurrency Retail Commodity Transactions

Subject to certain exceptions, the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) makes it unlawful to enter into a transaction in any commodity with someone who meets the CEA’s definition of a “retail customer.” Nevertheless, many cryptocurrency platforms currently serve retail customers, relying on the CEA’s “actual …›