Category Archives: Entertainment Law

The Equifax Breach, and what you should do to protect your credit

While this post is not, strictly speaking, on the “Entertainment Law” beat,  several clients asked me about it, and I addressed their concerns in my e-newsletter (sign up in the sidebar).  On recommendation from a friend, I'm reposting it here as a service to readers.

DISCLAIMER: I'm not a data-security expert, and the above should not be considered legal advice. This is not an exhaustive list of recommendations. If you deal with sensitive, confidential or private information, it's your responsibility to ensure you're following prescribed protocols. If you need help, contact me, and I'll be happy to refer you to a qualified expert.

By now, you've certainly heard that credit reporting company Equifax suffered a massive data breach over the past few months, and that means that we are all much more vulnerable to identity theft. According to news reports, the breach affects somewhere around 143 Million people… nearly half of the U.S. Population. The hackers not only got identities, they also stole addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates and driver’s license numbers, and even some folks' credit card numbers.

A few of my clients and friends have asked me what they can do to protect themselves. Here's what I've learned.

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Episode 88 – Beatles, Talking Squirrels and Footballer Skins

Episode 88 – Beatles, Talking Squirrels and Footballer Skins

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.com. The Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app.

Here's what we talked about…

Episode 87 – Monkeys, Machines & McCartney

Episode 87 – Monkeys, Machines & McCartney

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.comThe Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about… FOLLOW UP: Widow of Four Season’s autobiography ghostwriter sues the producers of the Jersey Boys movie IMDB… Continue Reading

Episode 86 – Rock, Re-runs, and Registrations

Episode 86 – Rock, Re-runs, and Registrations

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.comThe Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about… Supreme Court Denies Cert. in Lenz V. Universal. The Slants is Finally Out Federal Judge Overturns Jury Verdict… Continue Reading

Episode 85 – Over The Top, Net Neutrality, and more

Episode 85 – Over The Top, Net Neutrality, and more

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.comThe Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about… Eagles Sue Hotel California for Trademark Infringement The US Patent and Trademark Office Denies “MARIJUANAVILLE” its Trademark Who’s on First Petitions for Cert.… Continue Reading

Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

Episode 84 – Stripes, Chevrons and Lunchboxes?

Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.comThe Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about… New Bill Makes the Appointment of the Register of Copyrights More Democratic. (Point Counterpoint) Film on Denied Compulsory Licenses (Follow Up… Continue Reading

Episode 83 – Down a dark desert highway

Episode 83 – Down a dark desert highway

  Show notes are located at http://entertainmentlawupdate.comThe Latest episode of my Entertainment Law podcast, Entertainment Law Update, is now available for your enjoyment. Listen here, or subscribe and download in your favorite podcast listening app. Here’s what we talked about… Stairway to Heaven fight ascends to the 9th circuit Pre 1972  Sound Recordings copyright  issue certified… Continue Reading

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