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TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Feb 27

    Analysis: The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality — Taxes and Fee

    Analysis: The Unintended Consequences of Net Neutrality — Taxes and Fee
    By Marc Martin Chairman Wheeler announced yesterday that the Net Neutrality rules would treat broadband Internet access service providers in the same manner that the mobile wireless industry has been regulated over the last 22 years. …
  • Feb 26

    A Divided FCC Adopts New Net Neutrality Rule

    A Divided FCC Adopts New Net Neutrality Rule
    By Marc Martin and Nickolas Milonas In a widely anticipated decision amidst an increasingly partisan public debate, the FCC today adopted by a 3-2 majority new Net Neutrality rules that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler described as applying to…
  • Feb 11

    FCC To Impose Treble Damage Penalties for Fee Payment Violation

    FCC To Impose Treble Damage Penalties for Fee Payment Violation
    By Jenny Paul The Federal Communications Commission announced last week its adoption of a new treble damages policy statement to assess forfeitures against entities that fail to make required contributions to the Universal Service Fund and…
Rank this Week: 1406

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
  • Feb 27

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute

    DOJ Intervenes to Defend Constitutionality of Lanham Act in Redskins’ Trademark Dispute
    Another chapter has unfolded in the 23-year-old dispute between the Washington Redskins and the Native Americans who object to the team’s mascot — a mascot that the team has used for over 80 years. Recently, the U.S. Department of…
  • Feb 26

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    FEBRUARY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *  FI&C was notified that it again made the Dayton Business Journal’s Top Dayton-Area Law Firms List. *  Ron Raether spoke at the ACI Cyber security and Data Privacy Protection Conference in Washington, D.C. *  Scot…
  • Feb 25

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?

    Where can you be hauled into Court when you post defamatory statements on Facebook?
    Despite advances in technology and the myriad of new platforms on which we can defame someone, traditional principles of personal jurisdiction still apply. This past January, a California appellate court reversed the trial court’s…
Rank this Week: 2756

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 27

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum

    Coral Gables Candidates Forum
    The Coral Gables Forum (previously known as the Ponce Business Association) will be running candidate debates for the upcoming Coral Gables Commission election. According to the calendar at their web page, this is the planned schedule: March…
  • Feb 22

    Warring Columba Bush Profile

    Warring Columba Bush Profile
    Amazing contrast between today’s NYT and today’s WaPo treatments of Jeb Bush’s wife, Columba. And surprisingly, it’s the NYT that does the puff piece, so puffy as to be a whitewash. And it’s the Post that does…
  • Feb 21

    Contested Race in Group IV

    Contested Race in Group IV
    Democracy is saved! Frank Quesada has drawn an opponent in Coral Gables Commission Group IV: Enrique Lopez, alternately described as a brilliant man and a “crony” of former Mayor Don Slesnick. Not that there seems any groundswell…
Rank this Week: 28

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Covers digital advertising, new media, e-commerce and the law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Feb 27

    The Only U.S. President Elected under the 12th Amendment is...

    The Only U.S. President Elected under the 12th Amendment is...
    The 12th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides for the election of the president and vice president by the electoral college, and if no candidate obtains a majority, the House of Representatives chooses the…
  • Feb 26

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To or (the Unexpected Virtue of Being a Fish)

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To or (the Unexpected Virtue of Being a Fish)
    Everyone knows there is competition, hype and controversy over nominations and awards at each year’s contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The competition culminates in an annual show broadcast around the…
  • Feb 26

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To...(or, Something's Fishy)

    ...and the Oscar Selfie Goes To...(or, Something's Fishy)
    Everyone knows there is competition, hype and controversy over nominations and awards at each year’s contest run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The competition culminates in an annual show broadcast around the…
Rank this Week: 2822

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Feb 27

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington

    Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington
    Some nights you drift off to sleep knowing you fully lived into your purpose. This past week was such a week and has been information overload. I feel smarter than I did this time last week, which is always a really good thing. Still,…
  • Feb 20

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet

    The “Worst Dressed” on Copyright’s Red Carpet
    I LOVE the Academy Awards®. I might be sitting at home, but I am there. ALL there, at least you would think so by my failed attempts at Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace, type commentary of the clothing shown on the E! Red Carpet. Just…
  • Feb 13

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show

    Copyright’s Biggest Night, aka Ryanne’s Take on the GRAMMY® Show
    This past Sunday was music’s biggest night. There was fashion. There were antics. There was Kanye attempting to make a show about music all about him. And, there were a LOT of copyright issues. Music might have taken center stage by…
Rank this Week: 3146

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?

    Do Lawyers Have An Ethical Duty To Be Competent in E-Discovery?
    It was big news in 2012 when the American Bar Association amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to make clear that lawyers have a duty to be competent in technology. Specifically, the ABA amended the comment to Model Rule 1.1,…
  • Feb 26

    Internet Brands Widens Footprint in Legal with Purchase of Total Attorney

    Internet Brands Widens Footprint in Legal with Purchase of Total Attorney
    Internet Brands, one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets, this week widened its footprint in the legal industry with the purchase of the law practice management and marketing site Total…
  • Feb 25

    New ‘Redact Assistant’ Easily Redacts Word and Excel File

    New ‘Redact Assistant’ Easily Redacts Word and Excel File
    Lawyers often have to redact documents in order to obscure confidential, privileged or sensitive information. Redaction is most typically required for documents filed with a court or exchanged during discovery. For PDF documents, redaction is…
Rank this Week: 564

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Feb 27

    FCC Preempts State Laws Restricting Municipal Broadband Deployment

    FCC Preempts State Laws Restricting Municipal Broadband Deployment
    By David Burns While the FCC's net neutrality order got most of the attention yesterday, the FCC took another major broadband-related action at its February 26 meeting. Over the strenuous objections of incumbent internet service providers…
  • Feb 26

    The Net Neutrality Drama Plays On

    The Net Neutrality Drama Plays On
    By Scott R. Flick and Paul A. Cicelski The FCC voted on net neutrality rules in an open meeting today (that was delayed an hour due to yet more snow in DC), and the highly anticipated vote ran into a few last minute snags. First,…
  • Feb 25

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Jessica Nyman February 2015 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.…
Rank this Week: 859

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 184

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
  • Feb 25

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique

    The 4th Amendment, the Search Warrant, the Network Investigation Technique
    After Gary Reibert was charged with “with the receipt and attempted receipt of child pornography (Count I) in violation of 18 U.S.Code § 2252A(a)(2) and (b)(1) and the accessing of a computer in interstate…
  • Feb 23

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Websense, Jottacloud and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judge recently issued in a civil suit:  RLI Insurance Company v. Elisabeth Banks, 2015 WL 400540 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia2015).   The judge…
Rank this Week: 347

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Feb 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-26
    Nude photo ban by Reddit, Google won't delete damage http://t.co/pWWyDKSjOt -> Graffiti Artists Fight Copying by Fashion Brands http://t.co/1hUmV6S0uj -> The Court of Appeal of Milan rules on Yahoo's liability with respect to copyright…
  • Feb 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-25
    Reddit, Google crack down on posting nude pics http://t.co/0c9FwVdrts -> Federal judge SLAPPs down Pandora's First Amendment defense http://t.co/1Q53PZwKiA -> Access Copyright Embarking on Transformation and Renewal – Access…
  • Feb 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-02-24
    Discovery of social media and CPU evidence refused in slip and fall case Merpaw v. Hyde, 2015 ONSC 1053 http://t.co/n4pGQVloxo -> Anton Piller order issued in trade secret case, TSI International Group Inc. v. Formosa, 2015 ONSC 1138…
Rank this Week: 1096

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 26

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh

    Blogger Assassinated In Bangladesh
    Local media are reporting that blogger Avijit Roy has been hacked to death and his wife severely injured by unknown assailants as they were leaving a book fair near Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Law enforcement is searching for the attackers.…
  • Feb 26

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015

    ALIS Conference In Nova Scotia February 27-28 2015
    ALIS (the Artists' Legal Information Society) is holding its On the Edge of Now: Emerging Trends in Digital, Music, and IP Law conference February 27-28. More here at its website.
  • Feb 26

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia

    Valuing Public Domain Photographs and Their Use On Wikipedia
    Paul J. Heald, University of Illinois College of Law, and Kris Erikson and Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, have published The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on Wikipedia. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 98

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Covers legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues affecting the information, communications and entertainment industries. By Rob Frieden.

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi

    Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi
             While most attention today focused on the FCC’s Open Internet, I was intrigued with the discussion—make that righteous indignation—presented by Commission’s Pai on the…
  • Feb 26

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order

    A Very Preliminary and Tentative Summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order
                I have prepared a tentative summary of the FCC’s Open Internet Order based on pre-releasedocuments as well as what transpired at the Commission meeting today (Feb. 26,…
  • Feb 22

    A Foolproof Toolkit for Hiding Sponsored Research

    A Foolproof Toolkit for Hiding Sponsored Research
          Today’s New York Times has a front page story reporting on how a reliably anti-climate change researcher failed to disclose substantial financial support from electric utilities and their advocacy…
Rank this Week: 2093

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
Rank this Week: 4194

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Feb 26

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?

    Will Net Neutrality Kill the Internet 3.0?
    As expected, the FCC passed the net neutrality rules today.  Other than spokesmen for the large telecoms (and perhaps some politicians who listen to that lobby), you don’t hear much reasoned opposition to net neutrality. I have to…
  • Feb 11

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit

    GUEST POST: Left Shark, Katy Perry and 3D Printing – Someone is getting bit
    Today, we have a guest post from Gray Reed & McGraw attorney Cleve Clinton (the one on the far left).  He is one of the writers of the enlightening and entertaining blog over at Tilting the Scales where they share common sense,…
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
Rank this Week: 4653

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    TV Stations: The SESAC Check is (Almost) in the Mail

    TV Stations: The SESAC Check is (Almost) in the Mail
    TVMLC settlement with SESAC gets the thumbs up from judge; important forms to be sent to participating stations to get the refund process rolling If you’re a full-power TV operator in the U.S. (or its territories) and you obtained a…
  • Feb 26

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set for Form 323 RUFRN NPRM

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set for Form 323 RUFRN NPRM
    We recently reported on the FCC’s proposal to revise its broadcast ownership reporting requirements to permit all attributable interest holders to utilize a “Restricted Use FCC Registration Number” (RUFRN) in connection with…
  • Feb 25

    Update: Comment Deadline Announced in FAA Drone Rulemaking

    Update: Comment Deadline Announced in FAA Drone Rulemaking
    Last week we reported on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration relative to the operation of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – what the rest of us out here in the Real World would…
Rank this Week: 3032

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Feb 25

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show

    Performer, Promoter and Venue: Liability for Cancellations of Show
    As a Performer or Promoter, Am I Labile For Concert Cancellations or Postponements? A successful concert or tour can generate a huge amount of money and influence for all artists, promoters, venue owners, and cities involved. However, there…
  • Feb 24

    Go, Go Power Rangers! Or Cease and Desist

    Go, Go Power Rangers! Or Cease and Desist
    Last night, music video director Joseph Kahn posted a dark and grim fan video of the American franchise classic Power Rangers on YouTube and Vimeo. The highly-produced 14-minute film entitled “Power/Rangers”…
  • Feb 23

    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
    The moment that the entire boxing world has been awaiting for years has finally arrived: Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to make boxing history on May 2, 2015. Yes, you heard me right: Mayweather and…
Rank this Week: 1002

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 671

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 25

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?

    Which Was Dumber–Trash-Talking Tweeting, Or The Decision To Prosecute For It?
    Robert Metzinger made the following four tweets during the 2013 World Series in St. Louis: Going to be tailgating with a #PressureCooker during games 3-4-5 in #STL during #WorldSeries. #STLStrong #GoCards #postseason from Springfield, MO.…
  • Feb 25

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog

    Blogiversary Bonus! A Video Interview About the Blog
    Earlier this month, we celebrated the blog’s 10 year anniversary. In preparation for the anniversary, my RA Addam suggested making a video to help celebrate. After all, we don’t normally generate video content, so I thought it…
  • Feb 24

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart

    The “Browsewrap”/”Clickwrap” Distinction Is Falling Apart
    It is somewhat surprising that, in 2015, courts are still hashing out online consumer contract formation issues. After all, the seminal case, Specht v. Netscape, was decided over a dozen years ago. Yet, a few recent cases show that…
Rank this Week: 337

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 205

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Invitation: Saturday, February 28, Selma 50th Anniversary Program, 1pm – 3pm

    Invitation: Saturday, February 28, Selma 50th Anniversary Program, 1pm – 3pm
    Saturday’s program on the Selma Anniversary at the Swyer Theater at the Empire State Plaza from 1 to 3pm. Keynote speakers, the Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark, will be joined by the Capital Region Youth…
  • Feb 24

    Happy New Year! APALSA’s Chinese New Year Celebration, March 5th

    Happy New Year! APALSA’s Chinese New Year Celebration, March 5th
    Happy New Year!   2015 is the year of the SHEEP, to learn more Click HERE Lucky Signs for Sheep:  Lucky Numbers: 3, 4, 9;  Lucky Colors: green, red, purple;  Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose, Alice…
  • Feb 19

    (4) 1L & 2L scholarships: Apply by March 20, 2015

    (4) 1L & 2L scholarships: Apply by March 20, 2015
    Dear 1L and 2L students: This Bar association has asked us to share a scholarship opportunity offer with you.  The Serbian Bar Association of America (SBAA) provides scholarships every year to persons of…
Rank this Week: 3838

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Feb 23

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?

    Who’s Behind the Push for Net Neutrality?
    If “net neutrality” were a life form, it would be classified as a simple organism.  And that lack of complexity, as it happens, is its very appeal to certain “progressives,” garden-variety regulators, and large…
  • Jan 21

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC
    So the latest word is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a branch of government that, amusingly, is still referred to as an “independent” agency, is about to enact so-called net neutrality regulations under Title II…
Rank this Week: 4650

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that
    Big Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into prosecutions and convictions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act…
  • Feb 2

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?
    Am I the only one still confused by Clause 17 (now Clause 21) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill?  This is the clause that will extend the communications data retention provisions of DRIPA to cover so-called IP address…
  • Jan 25

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2
    The CJEU in Pez Hejduk (22 January 2015) has plumped for mere accessibility as the threshold for online copyright jurisdiction under Article 5(3) of the EU Jurisdiction Regulation.Mere accessibility is problematic for the internet.…
Rank this Week: 3717

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

Covers business and finance law in Brooklyn, NY. By Michalczak PLLC.

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Feb 20

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I
    There abides an uncommon enrichment in silence, where one can simply “be” without trying, doing or exerting.  It is in such hushed being – before the crash of drums, the ringing strings of a Rickenbacker and the…
  • Sep 29

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream
      Part I: The Universe Will Provide Rewind the astral clock two years in prologue and you might have bumped into me crossing into DUMBO via that majestically elevated Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, where I had just applied…
  • Jun 26

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
Rank this Week: 3724

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 20

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect

    TWiL 293: Content ID Not Purrrrfect
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson YouTube flags cat purring as copyright infringing music, Samsung edits Orwellian clause out of TV Privacy Policy, Samsung's TVs freak users out by inserting ads into movies, US Court backs NSA internet…
  • Feb 13

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark

    TWiL 292: My Left Shark
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Drone's role in journalism, Katy Perry's Left Shark, Emoji in the courtroom and more! Guests: Nabiha Syed, and Peter DiCola Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Feb 6

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!

    TWiL 291: Jane Stop This Crazy Thing!
    Hosts: Denise Howell The problem with self-driving cars in snowstorms, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposal, how Keurig's coffee cup DRM backfired, and more! Guests: Mike Elgan, Sam Abuelsamid, and Ben Snitkoff Photo…
Rank this Week: 471

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 808

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
  • Feb 11

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV
    Following up on my posts on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's announcement of a new Net Neutrality proposal with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In it I explain why the FCC wouldn't really regulate the…
  • Jan 21

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule
    At the CES Conference earlier this month, Chairman Wheeler signaled the FCC would adopt net neutrality rules, including a ban on paid prioritization, consistent with President Obama’s blog post from November.  These remarks were…
Rank this Week: 2770

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Feb 14

    Carnival, Photographs and Right

    Carnival, Photographs and Right
    As the Merry Monarch reigns over the next few days, hundreds of persons, including both masqueraders and spectators will be photographing the ‘Greatest Show On Earth’. With advances in technology, there is always confusion…
  • Feb 14

    How To Make A Will

    How To Make A Will
    What are the formalities for making a Will in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Tamara Dolsingh explains how a Will is to be made for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Tamara’s article was published on…
  • Feb 10

    Safer Internet Day 2015

    Safer Internet Day 2015
    I was invited by the St. Augustine Girls’ High School to present to their student body on the legal aspects on posting on social media, particularly as it pertains to youth. The legal presentation is part of a session to promote…
Rank this Week: 3633

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • Feb 13

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?

    Do You Control Your Smart TV Using Voice Commands?
    For the superstitious, and conspiracy theorists, an Orwellian revelation on this Friday the 13th of February. As reported last week by the Daily Beast, Samsung, the world’s no. 1 manufacturer of HDTVs, is warning customers who use…
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
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TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

Covers telecommunications, media and technology law and policy. By Rini Coran, PC.

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
  • May 13

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE
    The FCC has eliminated the Zapple Doctrine, bringing to a close the last vestige of the Fairness Doctrine.  The Zapple Doctrine required that when a broadcaster provided time to a spokesperson or supporter of one candidate to discuss the…
Rank this Week: 3022

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2587

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Feb 10

    The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of ‘Misuse of Private Information’ (Newcastle, 17 April 2015)

    The Campbell Legacy: A Decade of ‘Misuse of Private Information’ (Newcastle, 17 April 2015)
    I’m delighted to share news of an event I’m organising with a Newcastle colleague, Tom Bennett.  Here comes the formal stuff. Registration opens 2 March! The 2004 decision of the House of Lords in Campbell v Mirror Group…
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
Rank this Week: 1528

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Feb 8

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer

    California Prosecutors Settle PHI Breach with Retailer
    Beginning in 2012, California environmental regulators and others began investigating the grocery store chain Safeway relating to the company’s waste disposal practices. During the investigation, certain documents listing medical and…
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
Rank this Week: 2571

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 2

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling

    In Partial Defense of the Seahawks’ Play Calling
    The conventional wisdom about last night’s Super Bowl is that the Seahawks made a game-losing mistake by running a passing play from the Patriots’ one yard line in the closing seconds. Some are calling it the worst Super Bowl play…
  • Jan 30

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton

    Nine awesome Bitcoin projects at Princeton
    As promised, here are the final project presentations from the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies class I taught at Princeton. I encouraged students to build something real, rather than toy class projects, and they delivered. I hope…
  • Jan 28

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace

    Android WebView security and the mobile advertising marketplace
    Freedom to Tinker readers are probably aware of the current controversy over Google’s handling of ongoing security vulnerabilities in its Android WebView component. What sounds at first like a routine security problem turns out to have…
Rank this Week: 277

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jan 26

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code
    On 22 January 2015, the UK Government withdrew its proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code. As the changes were unexpected, more time for consultation is not entirely unwelcome. However, as the changes in large part were…
  • Jan 19

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code
    In a surprise move, on 13 January the UK government announced plans to update the elderly (and, even to the House of Lords, rather incomprehensible) Electronic Communications Code which deals with the rights of telecoms operators to…
  • Dec 18

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?
    A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung…
Rank this Week: 5036

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 2781

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 8

    Hace frio, compadres!

    Hace frio, compadres!
    It was 5° Fahrenheit this morning in Nashville. I know that means nothing to nuestros vecinos del norte, but it is a major weather event to Nashvillians. Heck, we even closed the schools! I had the fortune to visit Rincon,…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
  • Oct 2

    Las Tortuga

    Las Tortuga
    Tortugas Noun 1.  slow-moving reptiles, enclosed in scaly or leathery domed shells into which they often retract their heads and legs. 2.  slow-moving mammals who sleep until noon and bathe infrequently, but who…
Rank this Week: 3091

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Jan 8

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation
    "The author writes, the publisher invests, and from the sales of the book they create together and from exploitation of rights, the author earns royalties and fees, and the publisher earns its profits. It is as simple as simple - and as…
  • Jan 2

    Outside of a Dog #4: Advances, Author Grumbling, Permissions & Lunch

    Outside of a Dog #4: Advances, Author Grumbling, Permissions & Lunch
    Outside of a Dog is an irregular series that features publishing wisdom from a variety of classic and contemporary sources.  As a lawyer, I'm fascinated by the economics and entrapments of publishing contracts and cases. How are…
  • Dec 31

    Amusing Myself to Death

    Amusing Myself to Death
    My Spotify playlist of songs about books and authors. Click here: Bookish Songs.  Playlist recommendations welcome.  If I continue alone I am sure to, as Neil Postman once wrote, amuse myself to death    …
Rank this Week: 2190

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 31

    News Roundup - December 2014

    News Roundup - December 2014
    Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'China opens second intellectual property rights court Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy Swedish Supreme Court Determines Movie Piracy Fines …
  • Nov 30

    News Roundup - November 2014

    News Roundup - November 2014
    Net neutrality: FCC tells Obama to back offHas Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?CJEU asked to rule on copyright liability of operators of free and open Wi-Fi networks Operation Onymous may have exposed flaws in Tor, developers…
  • Oct 31

    News Roundup - October 2014

    News Roundup - October 2014
    Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into forceAcademic…
Rank this Week: 1524

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 787

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Dec 10

    DNS Policy Notes for Dec. 10, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Dec. 10, 2014
    Topics include the inclusion in the omnibus spending bill language defunding the NTIA's involvement in the IANA functions transition policy development effort, Secretary Strickling's continuing effort to inject fact-based reasoning to the…
  • Nov 24

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 24, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 24, 2014
    Topics include Russia's tightening grip on the Internet, Facebook's foray into health content sans GAC advice, the latest twist in the Yoyo.email story, trademark owners on a URS hot streak, and a pair of industry analyses of the new…
  • Nov 21

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 21, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 21, 2014
    Topics include the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014, coverage of the World Internet Conference, the GAC's inquiry on additional protections for geographic names in new gTLDs, grousing about the NETmundial Initiative, and the defeat of…
Rank this Week: 2759

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 1241

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 261

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Aug 21

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case

    Second Circuit Clarifies the Use of Legal Presumptions of Consumer Confusion and Injury in Certain Lanham Act Case
    On Tuesday, July 29, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit “clarified certain aspects of [its] false advertising jurisprudence” and held that, where literal falsity and deliberate deception have been…
  • Aug 13

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet
    Imagine that a drug manufacturer figured out how to compete with a blockbuster drug by making a cheaper and more effective alternative. The pharmaceutical company that makes the blockbuster drug starts flooding the market with false…
  • Nov 6

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"
    By Elizabeth Barcohana We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. …
Rank this Week: 2138

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 4712