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Recent Publications

California Cities To Tax Streaming Video?
Author: Michael J. Cataldo

Many cities in California are considering the expansion of their Utility User Tax (UUT) to streaming video services. Such an expansion may be inconsistent with the cities’ existing ordinances, be invalid under Proposition 218 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act, and raise constitutional nexus and fair apportionment issues.

DMCA Safe Harbor: Registration Time
Authors: Michael P. Heuga, Cydney A. Tune

Any company with a designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) must re-register its agent through the U.S. Copyright Office’s new online system before December 31, 2017.

Post-Election Estate & Tax Planning
Authors: Jennifer Jordan McCall, Kelly M. Frisch, Rebecca M. Gangi*

Following the results of the presidential election on November 8, the Estates, Trusts, and Tax Planning Group has been reviewing President-elect Trump’s proposals for estate tax reform and giving careful consideration to how the proposals, if enacted, could impact our clients.

November 2016
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Jessica T. Nyman, Joseph A. Cohen


  • Broadcaster Agrees to Pay $100,000 Fine for Filing Applications Under False Names 
  • FCC Proposes $13,000 Fine for Late License Renewal Application and Unauthorized Operation 
  • Failure to Register with the FCC Results in $100,000 Fine for Telecom Provider

The CFPB under Trump: Debunking Some Preconceptions
Source: Law360
Authors: Andrew Caplan, Mercedes K. Tunstall

For financial institutions that have been operating under the weight of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the past five years—with its aggressive enforcement actions and prolific rulemakings—a Trump administration may seem like welcome news. Indeed, a core tenet of the still-evolving Donald Trump agenda is to roll back the pace and coverage of federal regulations generally, and banking regulations in particular. The president-elect has at times even called for complete repeal of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Great Recession-era financial reform law that, among other things, gave life to the CFPB.

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