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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 29

    New Book On Canadian Law and Privacy Available From U Ottawa Pre

    New Book On Canadian Law and Privacy Available From U Ottawa Pre
    Law, Privacy, and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era, edited by Michael Geist, is now available from the University of Ottawa Press. Professor Geist is a well known scholar in the area of IP and technology law. The book...
  • May 27

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call

    FCC Chair Proposes Action To Address Consumer Complaints On Robocalls, Marketing Call
    FCC Chair Tom Wheeler is proposing new ways to protect consumers against unwanted phone calls, including robocalls and sales messages. In a proposal he began circulating today, Mr. Wheeler listed a number of actions which would allow…
  • May 27

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue

    Regulating the Advertising of e-Cigarettes: First Amendment Issue
    Eric N. Lindblom, Georgetown University, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health law, has published Effectively Regulating E-Cigarettes and Their Advertising — And the First Amendment at 70 Food & Drug Law Journal 57 (2015).…
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • May 29

    [Orin Kerr] If I understand the history correctly…

    [Orin Kerr] If I understand the history correctly…
    If I understand the history correctly, in the late 1990s, the President was impeached for lying about a sexual affair by a House of Representatives led by a man who was also then hiding a sexual affair, who was supposed to be replaced by…
  • May 29

    [Eugene Volokh] No crime of ‘hate speech’ under D.C. law

    [Eugene Volokh] No crime of ‘hate speech’ under D.C. law
    Two readers e-mailed me about the story “Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region” (The Washington Post, Julie Zauzmer), and in particular about this passage: D.C. police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump also said it…
  • May 29

    [Eugene Volokh] Why law professors might invite students to work on briefs, for no credit and no money

    [Eugene Volokh] Why law professors might invite students to work on briefs, for no credit and no money
    I circulated an e-mail inviting students to work on a short (about 3-page) pro bono amicus letter, but I noted that they wouldn’t get any credit for it (and I didn’t offer any money). I’d usually offer credit, but this…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • May 29

    Swiss Cheese Hole Crisis Averted

    Swiss Cheese Hole Crisis Averted
    Best story in today’s paper: The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk is too clean. A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes in…
  • May 28

    Dream ON

    Dream ON
  • May 25

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox

    Tracking Protection Greatly Speeds Firefox
    Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%. How to turn on Tracking Protection: In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config “This might void your…
Rank this Week: 12

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: 446

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 29

    TWiL 305: Diablo Player Got Sheldon Coopered

    TWiL 305: Diablo Player Got Sheldon Coopered
    Hosts: Denise Howell BitTorrent piracy and mainstreaming, NSA bulk collection of phone records may be ending, the crusade to fix PACER, in-game theft, real life prosecution and more! Guests: Patrick Goold, Rebecca Williams and Lisa…
  • May 22

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man

    TWiL 304: Just Don't Touch Music, Man
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson TiVo Roamio... with Aereo? How Google decides what will be forgotten, making your kids read privacy policies and more! Guests: Gus Hurwitz and Brandon Butler Photo credit: Scott Schiller Download…
  • May 15

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable

    TWiL 303: Charmingly Earnest, Yet Insufferable
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson The current state and rise of open source, ACLU v. Clapper, Reddit and Twitter updates dealing with harassment and more! Guests: Clark Asay and Kat Walsh Photo credit: Kārlis Dambrāns …
Rank this Week: 147

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
  • May 29

    FCC Chairman Proposes Steps to Address Unwanted Robocalls and Text

    FCC Chairman Proposes Steps to Address Unwanted Robocalls and Text
    By Elana Reman* and Marty Stern FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a series of actions intended to address what are described as “unwanted robocalls, spam text messages and telemarketing calls” in a fact sheet on the proposal…
  • May 22

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information

    FCC Requires Audio Alerts on Mobile Devices for TV Emergency Information
    By Stephen J. Matzura and Marty Stern The FCC has adopted new rules governing accessibility of emergency information in TV programming for blind or visually impaired individuals.  The rules require emergency information on TV to be…
  • May 22

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action

     Supreme Court Grants Cert. to Consider Whether Offer of Complete Relief Moots TCPA Class Action
    By Andrew C. Glass, Joseph C. Wylie II, Gregory N. Blase, Jennifer J. Nagle, Eric W. Lee The United States Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action challenging text messages which…
Rank this Week: 929

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/
  • May 29

    Two Rules for Representing Yourself in Legal Proceeding

    Two Rules for Representing Yourself in Legal Proceeding
    Everybody’s probably heard the old adage, “He who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client,” but apparently people either don’t believe it, or they believe they’re the exception to the rule. I say that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4134

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • May 29

    Copyright and expression

    Copyright and expression
    Dr. Emily Laidlaw (University of Calgary) and I have a joint project, as part of CREATe, on copyright, human rights and the public interest.  We’ve just published (as CREATe Working Paper 2015/04) a very extensive literature review…
  • Apr 29

    Remembering Greg Lastowka

    Remembering Greg Lastowka
    I learned yesterday that Prof. Greg Lastowka (Rutgers) died this week at the age of 46. He had been ill for a year. Notices here, here, and here. Greg was a great scholar of law and technology, and his 2010 book Virtual Justice: the new laws…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1456

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:  U.S. v. Bradbury, 2015 WL 2449641 (May 22, 2015).  He begins by explaining that…
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
Rank this Week: 854

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • May 29

    Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary

    Why Reviving Colonel Sanders Was Legally Necessary
    The news outlets, marketing trade magazines and Twitter came alive this week when Colonel Sanders galloped back onto the scene to once again promote his Kentucky Fried Chicken. Numerous articles talked about his return, the advertising…
  • May 22

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?

    Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?
    I have been on a “vision quest” the past three months. A quest for knowledge. A quest for lessening the tension created in my mind over three things I love dearly – the Copyright Act, broadcasting and music. This past…
  • May 15

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short

    Copyright Basics in a Video Short
    YouTube is really great.  It has the ability to succinctly educate on all kinds of topics using the medium of film, which you know I love.  Because some of us do not learn by words, I am constantly on the hunt for great video…
Rank this Week: 2845

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: 42

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
  • May 28

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?

    PIRACY OF THE CENTURY?
    The May 2, 2015 boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as the “Fight of the Century.”[1] It broke many records, including the record for pay-per-view viewership in the United States with 4.4 million…
  • May 27

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    MAY 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *   FI&C received the 2014-2015 Community Service Award from the Cincinnati Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. *   FI&C is proud to again sponsor the annual Program in Law and Technology’s symposia at the…
  • May 26

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?

    Illinois’ New Eavesdropping Law – More of the Same?
    Late last year, Illinois’ then-governor, Pat Quinn, passed a new eavesdropping law, Public Act 098-1142 (formerly S.B. 1342). The new law filled a void left by two Illinois Supreme Court decisions that struck down the old eavesdropping…
Rank this Week: 2993

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
  • May 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-27
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26: First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http… http://t.co/6JhjCPYPra -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26 http://t.co/TUX22lN7WN -> Are You…
  • May 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-26
    First copyright payments made to surveyors in Australia http://t.co/8bYhazCW8o -> Pirate Bay co-founder appeals domain ruling http://t.co/VzsFFoave4 -> CASL: Insuring the perils in Canada’s “tough” anti-spam laws…
  • May 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-05-25
    Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap http://t.co/YH3VmZXdu6 -> Mirror Phone Hacking Judgment: a turning point in the phone hacking litigation https://t.co/Aq8hUJDz7X -> Three-tiered system of data protection…
Rank this Week: 3019

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1737

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    May 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. This month’s issue includes:…
  • May 26

    FCC Grants Temporary Waiver of Audible Crawl Rule

    FCC Grants Temporary Waiver of Audible Crawl Rule
    As we’ve previously written, the FCC adopted an Audible Crawl Rule in April 2013 requiring TV stations, by today, May 26, 2015, to present aurally on a secondary audio program stream (“SAP”) any non-newscast emergency…
  • May 22

    FCC Proposes 2015 Regulatory Fee

    FCC Proposes 2015 Regulatory Fee
    The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (really, that’s the title of it) (“NPRM/R&O”) proposing regulatory fees for Fiscal Year 2015 and making other changes to its regulatory…
Rank this Week: 558

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/
  • May 27

    Better late than never...

    Better late than never...
    FCC waits a year to publish formal notice needed to make porting reforms effective. One finds the strangest things while meandering through the pages of the Federal Register. Recently, for example, we noticed that the FCC had published…
  • May 26

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

    Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?
    Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in the…
  • May 22

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)

    2015 Regulatory Fees Proposed: Stability Reigns (At Least For Now)
    Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend, the FCC has released its proposed regulatory fees for 2015. Now we all have something to mull over during all those boring parades, fireworks shows, baseball games and cook-outs. Lucky us! As usual,…
Rank this Week: 1700

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 26

    Westlaw’s Days Are Numbered

    Westlaw’s Days Are Numbered
    No, Thomson Reuters is not about to go out of business or shut down its Westlaw legal research service. But it is about to shut down Westlaw Classic, as the original version has been called ever since the introduction of WestlawNext. As of…
  • May 22

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)

    A Most Unusual Episode of Lawyer2Lawyer (Hint: It Involves Beer)
    It is not every day that I get to record a podcast episode in a brewery. For that matter, I don’t usually drink beer while conducting an interview. But for our interview with the hosts of the FOSS+Beer podcast, we set up our mikes in…
  • May 22

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston

    Social Media is Theme of Super Marketing Conference June 4 in Boston
    Need help with your social media marketing? Hear from over a dozen legal marketing experts at the fifth annual Super Marketing Conference presented by the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar…
Rank this Week: 1274

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/
  • May 26

    Upcoming Webinar On Video Programming

    Upcoming Webinar On Video Programming
    The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) dictates accessibility requirements for video programming. The CVAA requires video descriptions, closed captioning, and accessible guides for broadcast and cable programming,…
  • May 6

    FCC Sets Stage for Supplemental Changes to the Federal Telecom Pole Attachment Rate Formula

    FCC Sets Stage for Supplemental Changes to the Federal Telecom Pole Attachment Rate Formula
    Today, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on a Petition for Reconsideration filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), COMPTEL, and tw…
  • Apr 13

    Advisory Alert: Open Internet Order Published and to Become Effective on June 12, 2015

    Advisory Alert: Open Internet Order Published and to Become Effective on June 12, 2015
    The FCC’s Open Internet Order (the “Order”) was published in the Federal Register today, Monday, April 13, and, unless the Order is stayed, will become effective after sixty days, on June 12, 2015. Publication in the Federal…
Rank this Week: 3738

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight
    For an ecommerce lawyer who spent far too many hours at the turn of the millennium pondering how writing and signature requirements could be complied with electronically, reading the CJEU decision in El Majdoub v CarsOnTheWeb (C‑322/14,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3263

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: 3477

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/
Rank this Week: 507

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 497

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
  • May 19

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle
    The appeals of the Open Internet Order have been consolidated in United States Telecom Assoc. v. FCC, No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases) (D.C. Cir. filed Mar. 23, 2015).  Thus, the court that decided Verizon v. FCC will rule on the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3949

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 16

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?

    Will Your Tech E&O Insurance Cover Your Retention of Someone Else’s Electronic Data?
      The following was written by my good friend Scott Godes. While Scott may be intellectually dishonest, he is an effective advocate and counselor to his policyholder clients. Thanks Scott. Court Offers Narrow Interpretation of…
  • May 15

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?

    SCOTUS TO DECIDE STANDING: WILL CYBER BREACH PLAINTIFFS BE TOLD TO TAKE A SEAT?
    On April 27, 2015, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari on the seminal question of whether a putative class of consumers’ allegations of statutory violations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”),…
  • May 3

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
Rank this Week: 1256

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 1622

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
  • May 8

    Does there need to be patent reform?

    Does there need to be patent reform?
    Regular readers know I am a fan of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  The show has done multiple segments relevant to our topics of discussion.  They recently did a segment on patent reform. The guys over at Mintz Levin’s…
  • Apr 30

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post

    To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Post
    After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the issue of…
Rank this Week: 3957

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • May 10

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has been busy. It has just published a number of new resources to help businesses comply with the Personal Data Protection Act. Here are the three we have identified as having…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1646

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • May 6

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
    On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual Conference. You can read…
  • May 6

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
    On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual Conference. You can read…
  • May 6

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
    On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual Conference. You can read…
Rank this Week: 3962

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 397

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Apr 29

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2015 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
Rank this Week: 534

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 25

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago
    “Get up, stand up. For music.” is the theme of World Intellectual Property Day, 2015. When Bob Marley and the Wailers laid down the opening track on Burnin’ in a Kingston recording studio some four decades ago, they likely…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2563

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: 3959

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: 4621

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: 2545

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: 3969

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: 267

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: 3273

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: 3850

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: 276

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: 2142

'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: 2530

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: 4211

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: 4774

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: 2988

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: 1311