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NEW LAW AND OBLIAGTIONS FOR CRYPTO ACTIVITIES IN CALIFORNIA

NEW LAW AND OBLIAGTIONS FOR CRYPTO ACTIVITIES IN CALIFORNIA

On October 13, 2023, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two bills into law that will impose sweeping obligations on companies engaged in virtual currency activities in California and with California residents. The enactment of these new laws carries profound implications for the cryptocurrency industry.

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Local Law 18:  The End to Vacation Rentals in NYC or Much Needed Legislation  to Combat Illegal Short-Term Rentals and the Housing Crisis?

Local Law 18: The End to Vacation Rentals in NYC or Much Needed Legislation to Combat Illegal Short-Term Rentals and the Housing Crisis?

Early last month, phase one of New York City’s much talked about Local Law 18 went into effect. Intended to put an end to illegal short-term rentals, protect the safety of travelers, and ease the tight housing market , this new regulation requires short-term rental hosts to meet certain conditions and officially register their properties with the City.

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Special Purpose Districts – A Brief Overview

Special Purpose Districts – A Brief Overview

Within the global epicenter of real estate development that is New York City, there exist several “Special Purpose Districts” that define the city’s unique character and pose distinct opportunities and challenges for real estate investors and developers.

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Are Dining Sheds Here to Stay?

Are Dining Sheds Here to Stay?

During the Covid-19 pandemic New York like many other major cities, implemented measures to support its struggling restaurant industry. One prominent initiative was the introduction of dining sheds, temporary outdoor structures that allowed restaurants to serve customers while complying with social distancing guidelines. Will they become a permanent fixture of the NY landscape now?

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Landlords Beware: Navigating Potential Biases in Tenant Screening Algorithms

Landlords Beware: Navigating Potential Biases in Tenant Screening Algorithms

Housing providers should be forewarned of growing concerns that such AI algorithm-based screening products create and perpetuate discriminatory housing practices.

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AI Cannot be the Author: U.S. Copyright Law Requires the Human Touch

AI Cannot be the Author: U.S. Copyright Law Requires the Human Touch

A federal District Court in the District of Columbia definitively ruled that AI cannot be an author of a copyright under the U.S. Copyright Act.

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