American businesses, especially those whose securities are publicly traded on exchanges in the U.S. capital markets, know full well that their shareholding owners may sue them for mismanagement and also for failing to be frank about performance and/or risks. Adding to potential shareholder claims, among other things, are environmental pollution, sexual misconduct, and breaches of cybersecurity.» Read More
In this week’s REWIND of international business news,
The U.S. Copyright Office released a report last week detailing its findings on, and recommendations to improve, what it calls “the aging music licensing framework.” Acknowledging that many in the music industry consider the licensing system to be broken, the “Copyright and the Music Marketplace” report undertook an exhaustive review of the music licensing process, including a focus on music steaming services.
The current economic problems have created a great deal of activity in the business crimes area. When economies have problems, there are always two phenomena that occur. First, there is more regulation and legislation to prevent future business defalcations and there are more indictments of business persons for white collar crimes.» Read More