areas of expertise
Jeremy S. Goldman is a partner in the Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the Blockchain Technology Group, focusing on entertainment, media, intellectual property, technology, commercial and privacy law.
Jeremy has more than fifteen years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes inside and outside of courtrooms in California and New York. His practice focuses on disputes in the media, entertainment, and technology industries, with significant subject matter expertise in copyright, trademark, contract, right of publicity, defamation, advertising, business, partnership law, privacy, and data breach. Jeremy is a passionate writer and oral advocate deeply committed to protecting his clients’ interests and vindicating their rights.
In addition to his litigation practice, Jeremy leverages his deep technical understanding of computers and the Internet to advise clients on novel issues of law at the intersection of intellectual property and technology. Jeremy co-chairs the firm's Blockchain Technology practice group and has been recognized by Above the Law as an "IP NFT Pioneer," representing platforms and creators in this rapidly growing area. Read his primer on the business and legal issues surrounding non-fungible tokens here.
Jeremy’s clients include filmmakers, technology platforms, production companies, publishers, brands, businesses, creative agencies, artists, actors, models, writers, directors, financiers, media companies, video game developers, tech companies, and business and media executives.
Jeremy has published and spoken extensively on IP, entertainment, media, technology, and privacy matters. He is listed as a 2023 Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation in Southern California by Super Lawyers magazine. The 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers in America honor Jeremy for his Entertainment Law work.The Legal 500 has recognized Jeremy for his work on high-profile copyright and privacy matters and he is National Chapter Coordinator for The Copyright Society of the USA. Jeremy is also a regular contributor to IP and Media Law Updates, a Frankfurt Kurnit blog covering media, entertainment and IP developments.
In 2015, after spending eight years with the firm in New York, Jeremy moved across the country with his wife and two children to help launch Frankfurt Kurnit’s LA office. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.
awards & recognition
Best Lawyers in America (2022-2023)
Southern California 2017, 2022, and 2023 "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine
New York-area 2012-2016 "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine
Variety's Legal Impact Report (2015)
The Legal 500
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005)
-Member of the Cardozo Law Review
-Order of the Coif
-Clerked in the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, author of the landmark Zubulake cases regarding electronic discovery
University of Maryland (B.A., honors, 2000)
-Government and Politics
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
U.S. Copyright Office Roundtable: Non-Fungible Token Study
Jeremy S. Goldman is a panelist during the session, “Use of NFTs in the Creative Sector” at the U.S. Copyright Office roundtable non-fungible token study.
January 31 2023
NFTs Under The Hood: Exploring Risks, Scams, and Legal Issues
September 28 2022
Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2022
Jeremy S. Goldman presents, “Enforcing Copyrights” during the Practising Law Institute’s Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2022 program.
July 7 2022
NFTs Under The Hood – Blockchain, IP, Web3, Digital Wallets, Smart Contracts and More
Jeremy S. Goldman presents "NFTs Under The Hood – Blockchain, IP, Web3, Digital Wallets, Smart Contracts and More” during a webinar for the Intellectual Property Section of the Oregon State Bar Association.
July 6 2022
Jeremy S. Goldman presents, "The 3-Layer Copyright Cake" at NFT.NYC 2022.
June 22 2022
Trusted X LA Summit
June 15 2022
Blockchain and NFTs: Under the Hood
May 26 2022
Legal Issues with Blockchain Games, NFTs and Metaverses
May 23 2022
The Future of the Sports Industry: 2022 and Beyond
May 12 2022
From NFTs to Andy Warhol to New Legislation: Current Developments in Copyright
May 11 2022
NFTs, One Year In: A Survey of the Media & Intellectual Property Issues the Community Needs to Know
Hannah Taylor, Jeremy Goldman, Kimberly Maynard, Nicole Bergstrom, and Zach Lewis host a webinar discussing the state of the NFT/Web3 culture and community, as well as diving into the most pressing intellectual property legal issues emerging in this rapidly evolving space. Read more.
March 31 2022
BHBA NFT Week - The Legal Minefield of NFT’s: The Lawsuits Have Begun
March 30 2022
WTF Are NFTs: What You Need To Know Now FTW!
March 22 2022
Exploring NFTs: Opportunities and Intellectual Property Issues
November 16 2021
INTA Young Practitioners Virtual Event: NFTs and IP
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks during a panel on Non-Fungible Tokens & Intellectual Property at the International Trademark Association's Young Practitioners Virtual Event via Zoom. Registration and details here.
October 27 2021
2021 ABA IP Fall Institute
September 29 2021
Copyright Society of the South
September 28 2021
Nonfungible Tokens and Copyright: Ownership, Digital Exhaustion, and Resale
Jeremy S. Goldman presents, "Nonfungible Tokens and Copyright: Ownership, Digital Exhaustion, and Resale" during a webinar for Strafford.
September 21 2021
I Want My NFT: A Primer on Non-Fungible Tokens & Related Legal Issues
Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), the latest cryptographic craze, have exploded into the world of media and entertainment, creating new markets and opportunities for advertisers, agencies, artists, investors and consumers. Jeremy S. Goldman and Hannah Taylor will cover everything from what NFTs are and how they work to the complex legal issues raised. Read more.
July 29 2021
PLI: Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2021
July 12 2021
Frankfurt Kurnit’s Virtual Sixth Annual Advertising Law Summit
We fill your screen with thought leaders from the FTC, NAD, SAG-AFTRA and our own ranks to tackle the most challenging legal and business issues facing advertisers today. Read more.
June 24 2021
NFTs – A brave new world, or the emperor’s new clothes?
Jeremy S. Goldman presents, "NFTs – A brave new world, or the emperor’s new clothes?" during a program for the Debate Club of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).
June 17 2021
Non-Fungible Tokens - A Primer and Legal Guide to NFTs
June 10 2021
The Copyright Society of the USA: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
Jeremy S. Goldman moderates, “NFTs: The Latest Craze in Creative Works and Cryptocurrency...But What About Copyright?” during the Copyright Society’s Virtual Annual Meeting.
June 9 2021
NFTs and Intellectual Property
Jeremy S. Goldman presents, "NFTs and Intellectual Property" during a program for the Licensing & Technology Transactions Section of the California Lawyer's Association
May 14 2021
Font Legal Issues: More Interesting & Relevant Than You’d Think
A font licensing problem: from advertisers to brands to entertainment companies, most companies have one, but many don’t realize it until it’s too late. Join Jeremy S. Goldman and Kimberly Maynard for a lively discussion about the legal issues surrounding fonts and typeface. Read more.
December 8 2020
What’s Happening in Copyright Law? Part I
Does your business depend on copyright ownership and licensing, or rise and fall with changes in copyright law? Do you use content created by others or worry that your content is going to be stolen? Are you susceptible to copyright claims from third parties or trolls? If so, please join us remotely for part one of Frankfurt Kurnit's two-part CLE update on current hot topics in copyright law. Read more.
July 22 2020
Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2020
Jeremy S. Goldman presents “Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era” for the Practising Law Institute in San Francisco.
June 29 2020
2020 IP in Entertainment and Media Conference
Jeremy S. Goldman presents “Pushing the Envelope: Navigating Fair Use in the Golden Age of Media” at the California Lawyers Association Intellectual Property Law Section’s IP in Entertainment and Media Conference.
May 29 2020
We’re All in This Together: Joint Authorship Under the Copyright Act
Jeremy S. Goldman presents “We're All in This Together: Joint Authorship Under the Copyright Act” during a webinar for the Copyright Society of the USA.
May 21 2020
PLI’S Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2019
July 8 2019
Copyright Society of the USA: 2019 Annual Meeting
Jeremy S. Goldman presents “It's All in the Contract - or Is It? Will the Contract Law Provisions of the New EU Copyright Directive Affect U.S. Contracts for Exploitations of Works and Performances within the EU?” at the Copyright Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore. More information here.
June 9 2019
What RuPaul’s Drag Race Can Teach Us About Fair Use
April 25 2019
Copyright and the California Coast: The Register of Copyrights’ Annual Presentation
January 24 2019
Based on a True Story: Demystifying Life Rights and Copyright in the Golden Age of Content
Jeremy S. Goldman moderates the panel “Based on a True Story: Demystifying Life Rights and Copyright in the Golden Age of Content” for the Los Angeles Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA.
September 20 2018
July 19 2018
PLI’s Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era
July 9 2018
Perfect Storm: Embedding, Linking and Copyright Infringement
Jeremy S. Goldman moderates a discussion on the legal issues surrounding embedding, framing, and inline linking for the Copyright Society at Fox Rothschild in Century City. More information can be found here.
May 31 2018
Hollywood Hacked! Leaks and Data Breaches in the Entertainment Industry
Jeremy S. Goldman and Daniel Goldberg speak on the panel “Hollywood Hacked! Leaks and Data Breaches in the Entertainment Industry” for the IP, Internet & New Media and Entertainment Law Sections of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. More information can be found here.
March 8 2018
Tats Entertainment! Tattoos, Copyright and the Entertainment Industry
September 28 2017
Comic-Con San Diego: The Hero’s Journey
July 20 2017
CLA: Online Privacy Rights
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks at California Lawyers for the Arts' (CLA) "Online Privacy Rights" in Los Angeles.
July 18 2017
Strafford DMCA and Online Service Providers Webinar
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks on the Mavrix case's impact on DMCA safe harbors for moderated content for a Strafford webinar audience.
July 18 2017
All the News That’s Fake to Print: The Real Implications of Fake News and “Alternative Facts”
Jeremy S. Goldman moderates 'All the News That's Fake to Print: The Real Implications of Fake News and "Alternative Facts"' for the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
April 25 2017
You Made This? I Made This. Copyright and Social Media.
February 21 2017
Keeping the Beat in a Crazy Year: Blurred Lines and Border Crossings
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks on the panel, "Keeping the Beat in a Crazy Year: Blurred Lines and Border Crossings" for Southwestern Law School's Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute.
January 19 2017
LA Daily Journal’s Cyber Boot Camp
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks at the LA Daily Journal's Cyber Boot Camp in Los Angeles.
January 12 2017
A Piece of the Action: How Two Copyright Cases Changed the Filmmaking Business (LA OFFICE)
Who owns the copyright in a motion picture, television, theatrical or digital video project? Read more.
November 15 2016
Connectiv Executive Summit
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks at the Connectiv Executive Summit on a panel titled, "Data Security Playbook for CEOs"
May 13 2016
Reporting on Hacked Materials
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks on "Reporting on Hacked Materials" for the Media Law Resource Center.
February 24 2016
Navigating Your Company Through a World of Big Copyright Damages: An Insider’s Look
Edward Rosenthal, Maura Wogan and Jeremy S. Goldman lead a CLE discussion on some of the key laws, cases and trends involving copyright remedies. Their presentation provides an insiders' view of the risk-mitigation tactics, legal strategies and practical approaches that they have used to help their clients navigate through difficult copyright claims. Read more.
May 15 2015
The Wear of the Future: Where Fashion, Law & Tech Collide
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks on a panel at Fashion Law Talk taking place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
April 2 2015
Authors Guild v. Google Panel
Jeremy S. Goldman participates in a panel hosted by NYU Law focused on the contents of an upcoming appeal of Authors Guild v. Google before the Second Circuit. The event is open to the academic public. Event details.
December 3 2014
IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Washington, DC
March 5 2014
Inside Counsel’s 13th Annual Super Conference
Jeremy S. Goldman speaks at the Inside Counsel's 13 Annual Super Conference on "Information Governance: Data Breaches and Security".
May 8 2013
news & press
Google Asks 9th Circ. To Rehear Kids’ Privacy Dispute
First NFT Trademark Trial Pits Hermès Against Metabirkin Artist
Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers List for 2023
9th Circ. Revives Kids’ Google Data Collection Fight
Online Casino Slotie Faces Regulator Deadline Over Questionable NFT Sales
Jeremy S. Goldman on Neustreet X Podcast
State Regulators Charge NFT Casino Project With Securities Violations
SEC vs BAYC? Here’s What Legal Experts Say It Means for NFTs
Jeremy Goldman on Another Episode of Overpriced JPEGs
NFTs and Intellectual Property: What Do You Actually Own?
Thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers New York Metro List for 2022
The list includes: Christopher R. Chase, Victoria Cook, Lisa E. Davis, Caren Decter, Catherine M.C. Farrelly, Michael P. Frankfurt, Hayden Goldblatt, Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, John B. Harris, Richard B. Heller, Richard Hofstetter, Nicole Hyland, Candice Kersh, Brian E. Maas, Richard Maltz, Jeffrey Marks, Kimberly Maynard, Mark Merriman, Ronald C. Minkoff, Brian G. Murphy, Edward H. Rosenthal, Terri Seligman, Barbara E. Shiers, Wendy Stryker, Hannah Taylor, Linda Wank, S. Jean Ward, Craig Whitney and Maura Wogan. Aaron Deitsch, Christina Jenkins, Sasha Levites, Tyler Maulsby, Jordyn Milewski, and Adam Osterweil are listed as “Rising Stars.” Read more.
How CC0 Can Help – or Hurt – NFT Projects
Shake Shack Accuses Typeface Co. of Font IP ‘Shakedown’
Fact: Most NFT Projects Convey Ownership of, and Valuable Intellectual Property Rights in, Digital Art
Jeremy S. Goldman published the article, “Fact: Most NFT Projects Convey Ownership of, and Valuable Intellectual Property Rights in, Digital Art” which aims to ease the skepticism over ownership and IP rights of NFTs. Read more.
NFT Ownership Is Complicated
Jeremy Goldman on the Overpriced JPEGs Podcast
The Best Lawyers in America 2023
We are pleased to report that Best Lawyers — the oldest and one of the most respected peer reviewed lawyer recommendation services — continues to recommend Frankfurt Kurnit. Read more.
Why I’m Open-Sourcing an NFT Insider Trading Policy for the Web3 Community
Quentin Tarantino Tries for an Early Court Win in ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFT Legal Battle
We’ve Only Scratched the Surface of How Bad the Crypto Crime Wave Has Gotten
Why Bored Ape NFTs Are Showing Up in Movies, TV Shows and Novels
Seth Green’s Stolen ‘Bored Ape’ Muddles NFT Legal Ownership
9th Circ. Is Asked To Revive Google Kids’ Data Collection Suit
Caked Ape Lawsuits Show Need for Clear Contracts in NFT Art
CCC To Host Webinar: WTF Are NFTs
Jeremy S. Goldman Quoted in Los Angeles Times on Crypto and NFTs
Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named to Southern California Super Lawyers List for 2022
Tarantino NFT Suit Previews Rights Battles in Future Contracts
Dr. Seuss / Star Trek Mashup Case Heads to Trial After Fair Use Roller Coaster Ride
The Best Lawyers in America 2022
We are pleased to report that Best Lawyers — the oldest and one of the most respected peer reviewed lawyer recommendation services — continues to recommend Frankfurt Kurnit. Read more.
Here’s How Britney Spears Can Get Her Life Back, According to a Lawyer
Google Poised To Escape Kids’ Data Collection Suit
3 Questions For An IP NFT Pioneer (Part II)
3 Questions For An IP NFT Pioneer (Part I)
Who Gets to Make Millions Selling NFTs? The Intellectual Property Fight We Knew Was Coming
The World’s First NFT House Sold for $500k and Then Prompted Claims of Copyright “Fraud”
How Britney Spears Could Build a Case for Freedom, According to a Lawyer
As Givenchy Campaign Stars Style Themselves, Questions of Authorship and Ownership Abound
Google, Cartoon Network Beat Lawsuit Over Kids’ Data Collection
Banana Republic Says Designer’s Font Claim Is Bananas
Designers, Beware Copyright Office Font Protection Reversal
Law360 published Jeremy S. Goldman’s article “Designers, Beware Copyright Office Font Protection Reversal” about the extent to which fonts are subject to copyright protection. (Behind paywall) View Article
Battle Lines Have Been Drawn Over the Protection of Fonts
Copyhype – Friday’s Endnotes – 10/30
H&M Scores Win in the Latest Round of 4-Year Long Infringement Fight Over Lookalike Print
Trump Tries To Clamp Down On Social Media
As Facetime Photoshoots Find Favor in Fashion, What Does That Mean for Authorship and Ownership?
The Latest Ruling in Kesha’s Legal Battle puts Celebrities on the Hook for Anything They Say, Anywhere
Artists vs. Influencers: Why That Street Art Selfie Could Get You Sued
Brat Inc: MGA Entertainment’s Dispute Over “BRATZ” Mark Dismissed
Lloyd’s Intellectual Property Reporter mentions Maura Wogan, Jeremy S. Goldman, and Kimberly Maynard as counsel to Brat, Inc. in its trademark dispute with MGA Entertainment, Inc. The case was dismissed.
Frankfurt Kurnit in The Legal 500 2019
The Legal 500 praises four of our core practice groups: Marketing and Advertising; Media and Entertainment; Intellectual Property (Copyright); and Cyber Law (Data Privacy and Data Protection). The London-based directory spotlighted 18 of our attorneys individually: Gregory Boyd, Christopher Chase, Victoria Cook, Daniel M. Goldberg, Hayden Goldblatt, Jeremy Goldman, Richard Heller, Andrew Hurwitz, Sean Kane, Candice Kersh, Gavin McElroy, Brian G. Murphy, Edward H. Rosenthal and Maura Wogan. Jeffrey A. Greenbaum, Rick Kurnit and Terri Seligman are listed as “Leading Lawyers” in Advertising and Marketing. Hannah Taylor is listed as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Marketing and Advertising.
Oath Fined $5 Million Over Children’s Privacy
Week Ahead in Intellectual Property
The Legal Battle Against the Trump “Travel Ban” Goes to the Supreme Court
We filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of our client, the Anti-Defamation League, and other civil rights organizations, in support of Hawaii’s challenge to President Trump’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” John B. Harris led the Frankfurt Kurnit drafting team that included Caren Lerner Decter, Jeremy S. Goldman and Rayna S. Lopyan. View Article
Publishers Beware: New Ruling Says Embedding May Infringe Copyright
New York Court Holds Embedding Social Media Posts May Constitute Copyright Infringement. Read more.
Deadline: Are Your Copyright Office DMCA Agent Registrations Up to Date?
December 31, 2017 is the deadline for certain online service providers to update their Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agent registrations on the US Copyright Office's new online registration system. Read more.
Citing Fair Use, Judge Won’t Block Scholastic Book Launch
Law360 covered our win for Scholastic and Allen Say in a decision allowing Scholastic to move forward with the release of the book ‘Silent Days, Silent Dreams’. Jeremy S. Goldman was mentioned as counsel for Scholastic and Say. (Article behind paywall) View Article
Jeremy S. Goldman Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos
Class Action Lawsuits Over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance
Earlier this month, three class action lawsuits were filed against companies for alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). Read more.
Third State Adopts Biometric Privacy Law
On June 1, 2017, Washington State joined Illinois and Texas as the third state to pass a biometric privacy law. The law, H.B. 1493, which goes into effect July 23, 2017, covers any business entity that collects biometric identifiers for commercial purposes. Read more.
Children’s Privacy: FTC Issues New COPPA Guidance for IoT and Connected Devices
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a new report, Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business, to help companies understand their obligations under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). Read more.
Super Bowl All-Nighter Leads to Award-Winning Travel Ban Brief
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) awarded our law firm the Edward Brodsky Founders Award in recognition of our work for the ADL in the Trump “travel ban” cases. Bloomberg BNA and The New York Law Journal summarized our amicus brief arguments, covered our award, and explained how our brief came together.
Federal Appeals Court Affirms Injunction Against President Trump’s “Travel Ban”
CNN posted the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, upholding the district court’s nationwide preliminary injunction order against President Trump’s Executive Order 13780. Frankfurt Kurnit drafted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Union for Reform Judaism, Central Conference of American Rabbis, and Women of Reform Judaism. View Article
Federal Appeals Court Weakens DMCA Safe Harbor Protection for Moderated Online Content
If you're an online publisher or other internet service provider ("ISP") that relies on moderators to police or curate user-generated comments or other content, your risk of liability for copyright infringement just increased. Read more.
State of Washington v. Donald J. Trump, No. 17-35105 (9th Cir.)
We filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of our client, the Anti-Defamation League, in support of Washington and Minnesota’s challenge to President Trump’s Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” You can read our brief here.
New Privacy and Data Security Blog
Looking for an easy way to keep up with the rapid-fire changes in Privacy and Data Security law? Introducing Focus on the Data — Frankfurt Kurnit's weekly insights and practical guidance on privacy and data security issues. Read more.
NY Court Expands Protections for Employers to Safeguard Proprietary Information
Yesterday a New York State appeals court reinstated the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer under New York's unlawful use of secret scientific material statute. In doing so, the court gave a twenty-first century voice to a statute that was written in the age of blueprints and photocopiers. Read more.
FTC vs D-Link: The Legal Risks of IoT Insecurity
The FTC Accuses D-Link of Manufacturing Insecure Routers and Cameras
The US is Finally Getting Serious about Security on the Internet of Things with this Lawsuit
FTC Hits Targeting Platform Turn Inc. for Deceptive Online Tracking
On Tuesday, December 20, the FTC announced a settlement with digital marketing platform Turn Inc. over claims that the company deceptively tracked users across the Internet for advertising purposes. Read more.
Copyright Infringement: Get Ready for New DMCA Agent Designation Rules
Out with the old, in with the new. That's the latest slogan of the Copyright Office which, on December 1, 2016, finally brings its nearly 20-year old system for designating Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agents online. Read more.
FCC Adopts Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules
On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order requiring broadband Internet service providers and all other telecommunications carriers providing telecommunications services to take greater steps to protect the privacy of their customers, including current and former subscribers and new applicants. Here's a summary of the key obligations imposed on carriers: Read more.
Thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2016
Super Lawyers listed thirty-five Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2016 edition. Read more.
The New “Privacy Shield”: What Does it Mean for Your Company?
This week brought important news for any company that transfers across borders, or receives cross-border transfers of, consumer or employee personally identifying data (very broadly defined). Read more.
Frankfurt Kurnit Beats Back California Talent Scam Prevention Act Claim
The Frankfurt Kurnit Litigation team registered a big win for our music management clients in a lawsuit brought against them in Los Angeles Superior Court, successfully obtaining summary judgment. Read more.
Fair Use in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
National Marketers Face Class Action Suits Under New Jersey Consumer Protection Law
A surge of recent lawsuits brought under a 30 year-old New Jersey consumer protection law has national marketers and their lawyers huddling. Here's a summary of how the law works and why there's exposure for marketers everywhere. Read more.
New Online Tool Helps Mobile App Developers Manage Healthcare Compliance
Here is some news about an important new resource for mobile app developers working in the healthcare space. Read more.
Google Row Exposes Digital Fair Use Split, High Court Hears
Law360 noted that Edward H. Rosenthal and Jeremy S. Goldman are part of the legal team representing the Authors Guild in its battle with Google over whether the Google Books service infringes the copyrights of authors. The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to hear the case. View Article
Frankfurt Kurnit Expands With Century City Office
Ruling Maintains That Fair Use Must Be Considered Before Issuing Copyright Takedown Notices
The Ninth Circuit declined to review its earlier opinion in Lenz v. Universal Music Corp. that copyright holders must consider fair use before seeking to remove allegedly infringing content from websites such as YouTube and Facebook. Read more.
Transferring Personal Data Overseas: EU - US Privacy Shield Will Create New Obligations
On February 2, 2016, EU and US authorities reached an agreement in principle on a new framework for transatlantic data transfers, dubbed the "Privacy Shield." Read more.
Google Books Litigation: Frankfurt Kurnit Petitions US Supreme Court for Review
IP litigation partners Edward H. Rosenthal and Jeremy S. Goldman are co-counsel for The Authors Guild in the so-called Google Books case — arguably the most significant copyright case in the courts today. Read more.
App Developers Pay $360,000 to Settle COPPA Charges
Two app developers recently paid a total of $360,000 to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") that they violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") Rule. The cases make clear that children's privacy online remains an FTC focus. Here's what happened. Read more.
LabMD Decision Clarifies Corporate Liability for Data Security Breaches
A recent decision in a long-running data security case is a must-read for corporate executives charged with ensuring the security of personal information. Read more.
Hasbro Says Fox Anchor Doesn’t Look Like A Hamster
European Court of Justice Declared EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Invalid - What This Means for Your Company
In a recent landmark decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") declared the EU-U.S. safe harbor invalid. The ruling comes out of the Schrems v. Facebook case, which has become one of the most widely followed and significant global data privacy cases to date. Read more.
Thirty-three Frankfurt Kurnit Attorneys Named “Super Lawyers” for 2015
Super Lawyers listed thirty-three Frankfurt Kurnit attorneys in its 2015 edition. Read more.
9th Circuit Rules That Copyright Holders Must Consider Fair Use Before Issuing DMCA Takedown Notice
Media companies and other copyright holders may need to change the way they deal with infringing content on the Internet. Read more.
Federal Appeals Court Confirms FTC Can Bring “Unfairness” Claims in Data Security Breach Cases
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed this week that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has the authority to declare companies' data security practices "unfair" under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Read more.
Enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Mobile Guidance Will Begin on September 1st
Starting on September 1, 2015, all companies that collect and use data across sites or apps for interest-based advertising - including carriers, apps, ad networks, brands, agencies and publishers - will be required to demonstrate compliance with the Digital Advertise Alliance's Mobile Guidance on its Self-Regulatory Principles ("DAA Mobile Guidance"), which was issued in July, 2013. Read more.
FTC Recommends 10 Steps to Help Ensure Data Security
While there is no generally applicable federal law in the United States requiring all businesses to take particular steps to secure their sensitive data, the Federal Trade Commission has investigated and penalized numerous companies for failing to implement "reasonable" data security standards. Read more.
Legal Battle Over Dungeons & Dragons Film Rights Ends in Settlement
A settlement has been reached in the "Dungeons and Dragons" film dispute between Hasbro, Warner Brothers, and Sweetpea Entertainment. Frankfurt Kurnit's Maura Wogan and Jeremy S. Goldman respresented Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast. You can find Variety coverage here, Hollywood Reporter coverage here, Guardian coverage here, Deadline coverage here, and Courthouse News coverage here.
New York Law Journal Covers Komolov v. Segal Art Litigation Win
The New York Law Journal has a page 1 story about our win for our art industry clients, David Segal and Mohamed Serry. The article quotes Brian Maas. Jeremy S. Goldman, Caren Decter, and Nicole Bergstrom were also on the team. (Article behind a paywall) View Article
Art Industry Clients Get a Big Win
The Frankfurt Kurnit Litigation team registered a big win for clients David Segal and Mohamed Serry, two New York-based art and antiques dealers. Read more.
New EU Data Protection Law May Be Ready This Year
In January, 2012, the EU legislative bodies proposed an updated and more harmonized data protection law to replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Read more.
FTC Pursues Companies for Privacy Certification Misrepresentations
The FTC recently filed complaints alleging two US businesses that claimed to be in compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework were, in fact, no longer compliant. Read more.
Variety Legal Impact Report 2015
Data Security: Seven Steps to Help Safeguard Your Company’s Personally Identifiable Information
A day barely passes without news of a major data breach perpetrated by outsiders who gained unauthorized access to sensitive personal information and intellectual property stored on company computers. Read more.