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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: 9

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/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 191

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
  • Apr 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-24
    Limitations on testimonial advertising does not infringe Charter rights College v. Yazdanfar, 2011 ONCPSD 15 http://t.co/AWXPgbCID9 -> A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach? http://t.co/ZAbkGexDnm -> 6 Current Copyright Cases More…
  • Apr 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-23
    Copyright infringers of books fined $37.5m in U.S. http://t.co/6VcecBJ8Xl -> World Watch: Canadian Government Closes Big Tech’s Back Door Loophole https://t.co/ZRYWeUMXo4 -> What’s in a digital signature : better…
  • Apr 23

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist

    Term extension and respect for artists: a reply to Michael Geist
    On Wednesday, the government announced an extension of the term of protection for performers and makers of sound recordings, increasing the term from 50 years to 70 years. The announcement was widely applauded by Canadian artists, such as…
Rank this Week: 2778

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
  • Apr 25

    BBC and the European Scrutiny Committee, Scrutinising the Scrutineers: Part 3 – Julian Petley

    BBC and the European Scrutiny Committee, Scrutinising the Scrutineers: Part 3 – Julian Petley
    UK media coverage of EU issues is frequently superficial and plagued by basic errors. The BBC, and others, must work to change this.  Part 1  of this post was published on 17 April 2015 and Part 2 on 19 April 2015. At the end…
  • Apr 24

    Hacked Off: New Poll shows public wants legislation to implement Leveson

    Hacked Off: New Poll shows public wants legislation to implement Leveson
    A YouGov poll of 1717 adults taken over 11-12 April 2015 for the Hacked Off Campaign has found that the public do not believe that press behaviour has improved since the phone hacking scandal, with almost 3 in 5 wanting tougher…
  • Apr 23

    Cyber hustings #GE2015 – Clare Brown

    Cyber hustings #GE2015 – Clare Brown
    Social media is having an impact on the political and electoral process in many ways and marketing experts have suggested that the 2015 election will be the UK’s first truly digital and social-media-led general election. The main reason…
Rank this Week: 125

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 24

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent

    TWiL 300: Leonidas, His 300, and a Few Bars of Patent
    Hosts: Denise Howell John Deere wants to destroy the concept of ownership, Barbie gets creepy, marking your work with a Creative Commons license and more! Guests: Diane Peters, Bernard Chao and Rebecca Tushnet Photo credit: xlibber …
  • Apr 17

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said

    TWiL 299: He Said, She Said
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Digital ownership with professor Aaron Perzanowski, modded dolls, Invisible Girlfriends/Boyfriends and more! Guests: Aaron Perzanowski and Matt Homann Photo credit: Rhys A. Download or subscribe to…
  • Apr 3

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail

    TWiL 298: Lawyers on Rail
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Lawyers and technology competence, the Ellen Pao aftermath, the end of Bluebook? And more! Guests: Pieter Gunst, and Tony Lai Photo credit: sndrv Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. …
Rank this Week: 1692

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Apr 24

    FCC Suspends September 1, 2015 Deadline for LPTV and Translator Stations to Shift from Analog to Digital

    FCC Suspends September 1, 2015 Deadline for LPTV and Translator Stations to Shift from Analog to Digital
    The FCC’s Media Bureau issued a Public Notice today announcing that it would immediately suspend the September 1, 2015 digital transition date for LPTV and TV translator stations. The FCC’s Second Report and Order had established…
  • Apr 20

    Mistaken Assumptions Block Translators for AM Station

    Mistaken Assumptions Block Translators for AM Station
    It was once a tradition that the FCC would release a pro-broadcaster rulemaking decision on the eve of the NAB Show to ensure a warm reception when the commissioners and staff arrived to speak at the Show. I say it “once” was a…
  • Apr 10

    NAB 2015 Marks a Return to Form

    NAB 2015 Marks a Return to Form
    It sounds like the setup for a joke: a broadcaster, a broker, a banker, a broadcast lawyer, and a backer all walk into a bar. There is no punch line, however, as that will happen innumerable times over the next week, and that just means…
Rank this Week: 441

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/
  • Apr 24

    Digital Transition Deadline for LPTV/TV Translators Officially Suspended

    Digital Transition Deadline for LPTV/TV Translators Officially Suspended
    Class A deadlines remain in effect. Last October, we wrote about FCC proposals looking toward the future of Low Power Television (LPTV) stations after the upcoming incentive spectrum auction and associated repacking the TV spectrum into a…
  • Apr 23

    NAB to FCC: Erase, Replace White Space Database

    NAB to FCC: Erase, Replace White Space Database
    Citing raft of errors, NAB urges suspension, overhaul of database requirements The television white space (TVWS) database system, intended to increase the efficient use of TV spectrum, is a mess, according to the National Association of…
  • Apr 22

    Brrrrr - FM Minor Mod Freeze Announced

    Brrrrr - FM Minor Mod Freeze Announced
    With the deadlines for FM Auction 98 now on the books, the Commission has also announced that it will not accept ANY commercial or noncommercial minor mod applications between May 18 and May 28, 2015. That’s the filing window for…
Rank this Week: 2204

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Investigative Journalism's New Champion

    Investigative Journalism's New Champion
    Jeffrey Ruoff examines why more and more documentary filmmakers are turning to investigative journalism as media outlets abandon the form. But, as he points out, the audience for film is different from the audience for print. (For Pacific…
  • Apr 23

    Comcast Pulling Out of Attempt to Buy TimeWarner

    Comcast Pulling Out of Attempt to Buy TimeWarner
    Comcast is apparently ending its $45 billion try to purchase TimeWarner because of difficulties in overcoming agency skepticism over the impact such a deal would have on consumers. Comcast and TimeWarner are the U.S. largest cable companies…
  • Apr 23

    The IP Legal Regime's Plagiarism Fallacy

    The IP Legal Regime's Plagiarism Fallacy
    Gregory N. Manel, Temple University School of Law, Anne Fant, University of Washington, Department of Psychology, and Kristina Olson, University of Washington, Department of Psychology, have published Intellectual Property Law's Plagiarism…
Rank this Week: 2967

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
  • Apr 24

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum

    Kroc Center Hosts Dayton’s Spring Edition of the Bench/Bar Media Law Forum
    Yesterday, FIC partner Jeff Cox and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Newman moderated the spring edition of Dayton’s Bench/Bar Media Law Forum. For the past several years, Dayton’s legal community, media outlets, and law…
  • Apr 24

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    APRIL 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   Ron Raether, Don Burton, and Chris Herman successfully brought an end to a plaintiff’s pursuit of class status in a case filed in the Central District of California. *   Last month Charlie Faruki, and David Greer…
  • Apr 21

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone

    Optimism and Concern for the Future of Journo-Drone
    Over the past few years, journalists increasingly have become interested in operating unmanned aerial systems – better known as drones – to report the news. Some media organizations have predicted that drones “will be used…
Rank this Week: 3251

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 24

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy

    Net Vitality Should Be the Cornerstone of U.S. Broadband Policy
    By guest blogger PROF. STUART N. BROTMAN, faculty member at Harvard Law School and author of the study Net Vitality: Identifying the Top-Tier Global Broadband Internet Leaders published by The Media Institute.  Prof. Brotman is a member…
  • Apr 16

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune
    LAS VEGAS – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s speech yesterday to broadcasters attending the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show here dealt primarily with broadcast-specific subjects. …
  • Apr 7

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?

    Is This What Net Neutrality Is Really About?
    Recent congressional hearings held in the wake of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality ruling provide a glimpse into what is so deeply wrong with this regulation, and why so many activist groups were behind it.…
Rank this Week: 1205

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: 124

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Apr 24

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?

    What is BMI, ASCAP or SESAC? Why Should My Bar/Gym/Event Care?
    “I received this letter from some group called BMI saying I owe money for the music I play in my restaurant/gym/community 5k raising money for a good cause/concert venue. Is this a real thing and should I respond?” Yes,…
  • Apr 17

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster

    A Love Letter to the National Association of Broadcaster
    Have you ever had those moments in life where everything seems to align? I am talking about those moments when you can feel a definite shift in the universe. This feeling is as real as if you are standing on one of those moving sidewalks in…
  • Apr 10

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire

    You Can Tell Everyone This is Your Work Made for Hire
    I can barely contain myself. I am going to see Sir Elton John in Las Vegas! For those that do not know, I am a huge Elton fan. I am such a big fan this might be my 14th Elton concert. No judgment. Growing up, my parents enrolled me in piano…
Rank this Week: 3393

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade

    How Legal Blogging Has Changed Over the Decade
    Over at PrawfsBlawg, as they commemorate their tenth anniversary, they’ve been ruminating on the question of how legal blogging has changed over the past decade. As professorial types tend to do, they have been putting forth all sorts…
  • Apr 22

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast

    Analyze Your Facebook Network Via Wolfram|Alpha, But Act Fast
    Thanks to Tara Calishain’s ResearchBuzz blog, I learned about a Wolfram|Alpha tool that analyzes and visualizes your Facebook network and activity in minute detail. It provides a fascinating look at how you use Facebook and about your…
  • Apr 21

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award

    Two Days Left to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Site in the Webby Award
    Five law-related websites are in the running for The Webby Awards’ annual People’s Voice honorees. There are just two days left to vote. If you haven’t done so already, head over and support your favorite site. The five…
Rank this Week: 1134

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet
    After Francis Shivers was convicted of “violating a restraining order and electronically distributing a harassing message” in violation of, respectively, California Penal Code  §§273.6(a) and 653.2(a), he…
  • Apr 22

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking
    This post is much shorter than most of my posts because the opinion it examines is relatively short.  As I explain below, though, the post incorporates excerpts from a very long blog post which is the primary focus of the opinion this…
  • Apr 20

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware
    As this press release explains, in May of 2014 a federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York returned a five-count indictment against Alex Yücel, which charged him with two counts of…
Rank this Week: 256

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark
    In UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against the Grooveshark founders, the judge has rendered a decision setting some of the parameters for the statutory damages trial scheduled to begin next Monday. The jury will be instructed that the maximum…
  • Apr 3

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
  • Apr 1

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th
    A trial date has been set in one of the Grooveshark cases, Arista v. Escape Media. The trial will begin Monday, April 27th, in the courtroom of Judge Thomas P. Griesa, room 26B, at the federal courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York…
Rank this Week: 1594

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    5 Reasons Why Consumers Hate Comcast

    5 Reasons Why Consumers Hate Comcast
         Comcast suffers from an unintended, but surely predictable consequence of its corporate strategies.  The company makes itself an easy target for scorn by taking every opportunity to maximize revenues.  Of…
  • Apr 22

    Google Wireless: This Could Get Big . . . Eventually

    Google Wireless: This Could Get Big . . . Eventually
                 It appears that Google soon will launch a lower cost, metered wireless service.  See…
  • Apr 7

    Rethinking Efficiency in Size and Vertical Integration

    Rethinking Efficiency in Size and Vertical Integration
           My Wharton education in economics has led me to assume that large firm can exploit greater economies of scale and scope.  Similarly vertically integrated firms—operating up and down an industry…
Rank this Week: 1614

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
Rank this Week: 1719

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/
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
Rank this Week: 619

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 735

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 20

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015

    Texas eMediaLaw Legislative Update: 2015
    It’s Spring in Texas which means one of two things – the bluebonnets are out and in odd years, our legislature is back at work.  One makes me grateful to be in Texas and the other only meets every other year.  Here…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4685

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/
  • Apr 17

    Beacons at Retail – So What?

    Beacons at Retail – So What?
    Beacons have been around for years in online and mobile media channels, but they now seem poised to dramatically impact brick-and-mortar businesses. A growing list of major companies are currently vying to bring Bluetooth-enabled beacon…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4307

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Apr 15

    A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax

    A Brief History of the U.S. Income Tax
    Although income taxes were imposed for a brief time during the Civil War and again in the 1890s, it was not until 1913, upon passage of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, that federal income tax became a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1319

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: 3576

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 9

    I think I’m a clone now

    I think I’m a clone now
    Dr. Tom Phillips worked on a CREATe project with me, as a research associate (Dr. Keith M. Johnston was the co-investigator).  Our project on Games and Transmedia dealt with a wide range of issue pertaining to law, business and…
  • Apr 1

    Ubiquitous chipped

    Ubiquitous chipped
    (Edit: updated with better formatting) I’m just returning from a fascinating two-day conference on ‘designing smart cities’ at the University of Strathclyde, chaired by Prof. Lilian Edwards (who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
Rank this Week: 1103

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Apr 8

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use
    On 3rd March 2015, Korea passed the world’s first cloud-specific law, with the stated aim of driving the adoption of cloud computing in Korea. But what are the practical implications for cloud customers and cloud services providers…
  • Mar 23

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?
    Since its release in August 2014, ISO 27018 is becoming well established as the “go to” standard to help cloud customers to comply with their privacy obligations when using public cloud services.  Privacy regulators recognise…
  • Mar 19

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?
    Myanmar is currently largely a cash economy.  In this post we consider the types of mobile banking and payments solutions we predict will first gain traction in the Myanmar market: remittance services and banking the unbanked. Outside…
Rank this Week: 1498

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Apr 7

    Trademark Hoopla Over A Disney Character: Lotso

    Trademark Hoopla Over A Disney Character: Lotso
    Imagine you have a young child, and you want to surprise them with their favorite toy based on their favorite film character. You have never watched the film yourself, so you don’t know what this toy looks like. All you have to go off…
  • Mar 26

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work

    Cinderella and The Basics of Derivative Work
    Surprising Cinderella I recently went to the opening night performance of Center Theatre Group’s production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Cinderella.” I had seen this musical before, so I went in…
  • Mar 24

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville

    LA Opera Review: Rossini’s Barber of Seville
    Figaro 101 Gioachino Rossini’s world famous opera, “The Barber of Seville,” stars the barber (and town handyman) Figaro. This is an opera adaptation of the first part of the Figaro Trilogy written by Pierre-Augustin Caron de…
Rank this Week: 2678

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/
  • Mar 31

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?

    World Backup Day: Are YOU Prepared for a Total Data Loss or Breach?
    Today, March 31, 2015, marks the fifth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” that was intended by the founders of World…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 3897

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
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4720

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Mar 29

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing

    US District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on Article III Standing
    In Storm & Holt v. Paytime, Inc., 1:14-cv-01138-JEJ (MD Penn. Mar. 13, 2015), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania addressed the Article III standing issue of when a cause of action may exist for a…
  • Mar 9

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach

    US District Court in Texas Finds Plaintiffs Lack Article III Standing in PHI Breach
    Beverly Peters v. St. Joseph Services Corporation d/b/a St. Joseph Health Care System was a class action that arose out of a data breach of the defendant-health care service provider. It was alleged in the action that malicious hackers…
  • Mar 5

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage

    Gaps in Security The Increasing Need for Cyber Coverage
    The following article was written by Brian Bassett and Guy Hollingsworth.  Brian is a Partner with Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, LLP. Guy is a Claims Manager with AmTrust North America. Thanks guys! Rick We live in an…
Rank this Week: 862

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Mar 26

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 4942

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 583

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 152

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: 3270

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: 3334

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: 2357

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: 3440

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: 362

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: 1202

'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: 2498

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 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: What Are Words Worth?

    Outside of a Dog #4: What Are Words Worth?
    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. "It is better to have…
Rank this Week: 1747

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: 4844

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: 3353

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: 3359

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: 3426