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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
  • Jan 25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24
    Can you copyright a tweet? http://t.co/whbhdTFbwf -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-17: Standard of review from Minister of Health is correct… http://t.co/2qy4SQUzjp -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law…
  • Jan 24

    User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariff

    User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariff
    Ever have trouble figuring out what tariffs have been certified by the Copyright Board for the uses of copyright? If so, the new book entitled User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariffs written by McCarthy Tétrault lawyers Peter…
  • Jan 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-23
    Danish Court issues website blocking ruling concerning the illegal distribution of replica products http://t.co/UMegEBKGb2 -> Berlin court's Apple ruling highlights issue facing UK and US businesses operating in Germany…
Rank this Week: 573

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • 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.…
  • Jan 4

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015
    Some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here). (And see here for Cyberlaw Memes and Themes for 2015.)●        EU copyright reform The last European…
  • Jan 3

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015
    It is tempting just to change 2014 to 2015 in last year’s piece and recirculate.  Nudging and Bludgeoning, Magic wand politics, Politicians not understanding the internet, the Internet as Wild West, Cory Doctorow’s warning of…
Rank this Week: 4542

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: 130

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo
    The Economist discusses whether crackdowns on freedom of speech and freedom of the press around the world are likely, or already happening, after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
  • Jan 24

    Balancing Test

    Balancing Test
    Martin London on the protections of the First Amendment for terrorist speech.
  • Jan 23

    The FCC and the Open Internet

    The FCC and the Open Internet
    Arthur H. Neill, New Media Rights & California Western School of Law, has published How the FCC Can Preserve the Open Internet & Net Neutrality Through Title II Reclassification. Here is the abstract. The case for reclassifying…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 10

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 23

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson International cyber law, Net Neutrality and Title II reclassification, game changing Creative Commons projects and more! Guests: Duncan Hollis, Lauren Wilson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jan 16

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World
    Host: Denise Howell How publishers are dealing with Let's Play videos, video game emulators, colleges offering scholarships for gamers and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Patrick Sweeney and Mona Ibrahim Photo credit: MaggiCraft …
  • Jan 9

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear
    Host: Denise Howell Digital rights and privacy, online business models, who will be the next Google? And more! Guests: Daniel Zolnikov and Andrew Keen Photo credit: JMR_Photography Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 298

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 23

    Mixtapes: Sweet Gifts or Illegal Contraband?

    Mixtapes: Sweet Gifts or Illegal Contraband?
    Back in the 1980s-90s, when the Sony Walkman was the hot new must-have item, people started making mixtapes as caring gifts to friends or heartfelt confessions of love to a sweetheart. Being born in 1989, I only caught the tail end of the…
  • Jan 23

    Termination Rights in The Music Industry

    Termination Rights in The Music Industry
    What Are Termination Rights and Work For Higher Limitations? Smokey Robinson sued his wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson, seeking declaratory judgment that he may terminate and “recapture” the copyrights to all the songs he wrote…
  • Jan 22

    The Artist’s Guide to Trademark

    The Artist’s Guide to Trademark
    The modern artist relies on symbols and acronyms more then ever. These techniques are commonly used in the urban art scene, in which artists need to convey authorship in an anonymous and unique manner. A symbol or name can quickly…
Rank this Week: 4466

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/
  • Jan 23

    Feb. 3rd Event at Albany Law School: “Leading a New Era: Women Entrepreneurs”

    Feb. 3rd Event at Albany Law School: “Leading a New Era: Women Entrepreneurs”
    ​Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015,   5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 Location: Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom (Building 1928, 4th floor) Click HERE to learn more about…
  • Jan 23

    Harvard University’s Diversity Fellows (2015-2016) Program: Apply before March 20, 2015

    Harvard University’s Diversity Fellows (2015-2016) Program: Apply before March 20, 2015
     Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program Evaluation of the applications will be based on professional achievement, interviews at Harvard, and suitability for the Program. Inclusive dates for the 2015-2016 Fellows…
  • Jan 23

    In Our Own Voices: Upcoming Events & Support program

    In Our Own Voices: Upcoming Events & Support program
    The January 2015 Issue of :  IN OUR OWN VOICES NEWSLETTER (Albany County’s LGBTQ support services/resources), Website: www.inourownvoices.org FREE HIV TESTING, (during Spring 2015 months); Monday-Friday, Time: 9 a.m.-5…
Rank this Week: 1112

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/
  • Jan 23

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon

    Annual Webcaster Wake-Up Call! SoundExchange Reports and Payments Due Soon
    Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose - If you’re a webcaster, you’ve got until February 2 to wrap up your annual SoundExchange homework.  Sigh. Every year brings us another year closer to death. It sure…
  • Jan 22

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!

    FHH Lawyer Gets Ink, Yet Again!
    Demonstrating that “mostly retired” clearly doesn’t mean “completely inactive”, our colleague Mitchell Lazarus has published yet another article in IEEE Spectrum magazine. (Regular readers will recall that…
  • Jan 22

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal

    Five in a Row! FHH Again Tops in Repping Media Deal
    According to SNL Kagan, recognized as one of the preeminent sources of financial analysis in the media business, in 2014 Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth served as legal adviser in more media/entertainment/new media transactions than any other…
Rank this Week: 866

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 23

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?

    Baby, Can I Trademark that Name?
    I have a LOT of friends with soon-to-be or just had newly hatched babies.  It does not make me an expert on anything more than picking out a great present, but I have learned one big thing.  Moms and Dads want…
  • Jan 16

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche

    How To Make a Movie About MLK, Jr. Without Using His Speeche
    The coveted Oscar® nominations were announced yesterday. This year’s holiday release SELMA was nominated for Best Picture and Original Song. SELMA tells the story of the role Martin Luther King, Jr. played in the march from Selma to…
  • Jan 9

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution

    A Facebook New Year’s Resolution
    I have a resolution for you that will be easy to keep. I’ll give you a hint. You can spend a lot of time with it. It shows up about every 4 to 6 weeks. You always preface your actions by saying “better safe than sorry” or…
Rank this Week: 4795

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/
  • Jan 23

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course

    Sign up now for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies online course
    At Princeton I taught a course on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies during the semester that just ended. Joe Bonneau unofficially co-taught it with me. Based on student feedback and what we accomplished in the course, it was extremely…
  • Jan 21

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style

    Anonymous programmers can be identified by analyzing coding style
    Every programmer learns to code in a unique way which results in distinguishing “fingerprints” in coding style. These fingerprints can be used to compare the source code of known programmers with an anonymous piece of source code…
  • Jan 17

    Shaping Wi-Fi’s future: the wireless-mobile convergence

    Shaping Wi-Fi’s future: the wireless-mobile convergence
    According to recent news, Comcast is being sued because it is taking advantage of users’ resources to build up its own nationwide Wi-Fi network. Since mid-2013 the company has been updating consumers’ routers by installing new…
Rank this Week: 192

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: 322

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department
    As Wikipedia explains, territorial jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court's power over events and persons within the bounds of a particular geographic territory. If a court does not have territorial jurisdiction over…
  • Jan 21

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  West Management of Washington, Inc. v. Kattler, 2015 WL 178996 (2015).  It begins by explaining that[t]his appeal arises…
  • Jan 19

    The (Former) Systems Administrator, Proprietary Information and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The (Former) Systems Administrator, Proprietary Information and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    After a jury convicted Robert Steele on “fourteen counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (`CFAA’), 18 U.S. Code § 1030”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Steele, 2014…
Rank this Week: 283

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2316

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
  • Jan 22

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?

    California S.B. 568: A License to Bully?
    “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.” – Winston Churchill On January 1, 2015, California Senate Bill 568, titled “Privacy Rights for California Minors in the Digital World,”…
  • Jan 16

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act

    Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals Takes Another Bite Out of Ohio’s Public Records Act
    The walls seem to be closing in on Ohio’s Public Records Act in southwest Ohio. The Twelfth District Court of Appeals refused to order disclosure of hundreds of pages of documents regarding missing property from the Goshen Township…
  • Jan 13

    IS THAT A THREAT?

    IS THAT A THREAT?
    In December 2014, movie theaters found themselves in a predicament. Following an anonymous hacker’s threat to release confidential data stolen from Sony Pictures’ computer network (and the subsequent fulfillment of that threat),…
Rank this Week: 4512

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 22

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie

    Domestic Violence – rights and remedie
    In an earlier post, I looked at the definition of domestic violence and the various types of abuse that would constitute an act of domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Student Attorney Ryanka Ragbir delved into the rights and remedies…
  • Jan 19

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival

    Presenting on Copyright and Caribbean Carnival
    On 6th January, 2015, I had the opportunity to present at the International Intellectual Property Law Association‘s annual congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I chose to speak on the topic of Copyright and Caribbean Carnival, as…
  • Jan 19

    What is an arrest?

    What is an arrest?
    What does the word ‘arrest’ mean, and who can make an arrest? This issue was examined by Student Attorney Rorey Gaya for the Law Made Simple column, as part of his assessment for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law…
Rank this Week: 4651

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: 2329

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/
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
  • Jan 16

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court

    No Personal Jurisdiction Over Nasty Facebook Post–Burdick v. Superior Court
    Let me see if I can sum up all of my knowledge about Internet jurisdiction in a few pithy bullet points: * Motions to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction often lose, so why should we get too wrapped up...
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
  • Jan 16

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour

    Eric Holder’s Finest Hour
    Goodbye to most civil forfeiture. I have never been much of a fan of Holder’s — indeed I thought he was one of the most destructive members of the Cabinet in large part for his failure to prosecute torturers, but … Continue…
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • Jan 21

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule

    Draft Legislation Targets Title II-Based Net Neutrality Rule
    At the CES Conference earlier this month, Chairman Wheeler signaled the FCC would adopt net neutrality rules, including a ban on paid prioritization, consistent with President Obama’s blog post from November.  These remarks were…
  • Jan 12

    The FCC Should Address Policy Blind Spots in 2015

    The FCC Should Address Policy Blind Spots in 2015
    As 2015 begins, the FCC has reportedly chosen Title II with forbearance as the basis for targeted Net Neutrality rules.  Other headline issues are the incentive auction, re-assessing whether the Communications Act empowers the FCC to…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I

    FCC Broadband Policy: More than "Fast Lanes" and "Title II Regulation"--- Part I
    Few FCC issues have elicited the sustained attention of the general public, public interest groups of all persuasions, the media, and the cable, telco and wireless industries as Net Neutrality.  It is one of those rare issues that can…
Rank this Week: 2814

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jan 21

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC

    ‘Forbearing’ the Constitution: Net Neutrality and the FCC
    So the latest word is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a branch of government that, amusingly, is still referred to as an “independent” agency, is about to enact so-called net neutrality regulations under Title II…
  • Jan 16

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.

    We Are Not Charlie. We Are Weak.
    The worst aspect of the Charlie Hebdo affair is that human beings were murdered for practicing free speech.  A distant second is the way this affair, and the earlier hacking of the Sony Pictures studio, has exposed the pieties and…
  • Dec 22

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme

    Rolling Stone and Journalism by Meme
    It’s getting hard to keep track of it all.  From the over-the-top coverage by CNN of the Ferguson, Mo., affair, to Rolling Stone’s imploding UVA rape story, to the likely demise of The New Republic, it’s the media…
Rank this Week: 2910

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jan 20

    FCC Doesn't Back Down on $1.4 Million in Fines Against Viacom and ESPN for False EAS Tone

    FCC Doesn't Back Down on $1.4 Million in Fines Against Viacom and ESPN for False EAS Tone
    By Scott R. Flick I wrote in March of last year that the FCC had proposed fines of $1,120,000 against Viacom, $530,000 against NBCUniversal, and $280,000 against ESPN for airing ads for the movie Olympus Has Fallen that promoted the movie…
  • Jan 15

    Comment Dates Set in FCC's Heavily Anticipated MVPD Definition Proceeding

    Comment Dates Set in FCC's Heavily Anticipated MVPD Definition Proceeding
    By Paul A. Cicelski The press has been abuzz in recent months regarding the launch of various Internet-based video services and the FCC's decision to revisit its current definition of Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). In…
  • Jan 5

    2015 Off to a Fast Start for Broadcasters' Regulatory Obligation

    2015 Off to a Fast Start for Broadcasters' Regulatory Obligation
    By Scott R. Flick In what has become an annual holiday tradition going back so far none of us can remember when it started (Pillsbury predates the FCC by 66 years), we released the 2015 Broadcasters' Calendar last week. While starting a…
Rank this Week: 1227

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Evernote’s New ‘Scannable’ App Makes Scanning Automatic

    Evernote’s New ‘Scannable’ App Makes Scanning Automatic
    Evernote recently introduced Scannable, a free scanner app for iPhone and iPad. Although it is not the perfect scanner app, it has some great features that could make it your scanner app of choice. And if you’re an inveterate Evernote…
  • Jan 19

    Debating The Pros and Cons of Non-lawyers Practicing Law

    Debating The Pros and Cons of Non-lawyers Practicing Law
    As I noted here recently, I have an article in the current issue of the ABA Journal about the use of non-lawyers to help close the access to justice gap by allowing them to provide legal advice in limited circumstances. A particular…
  • Jan 16

    Friday Round-Up: Notable News from the Week

    Friday Round-Up: Notable News from the Week
    Here is a round-up of notable legal technology news from the past week. Dictation is good for you. Typing documents directly is less efficient for lawyers than dictating them, according to tests performed by BigHand and Nuance.…
Rank this Week: 302

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jan 19

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code

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

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

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?
    A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung…
  • Oct 6

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?
    The Monetary Authority of Singapore  (“MAS“) is consulting on a new notice and guidelines on outsourcing. Having already commented on its positive message for cloud services, this post addresses the…
Rank this Week: 3546

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jan 16

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform

    Software Patent Abstraction Hits Social Media Platform
    The process of creating “link relationships” between documents and personal profiles used by Facebook®, LinkedIn®, and other social media platforms came under fire in October 2012 via a patent infringement suit filed by…
  • Dec 4

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog
    Google and other image search engines are a free and easy way to get visual information. Search engines are not the best way to find an image for your blog. Your copy of an online search image may not cause trouble if used in an off-line…
  • Nov 21

    .bank is here!

    .bank is here!
    On September 25, 2014, the Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted the application of fTLD Registry Services (FRS) to operate a new Top Level Domain (TLD) exclusively for the banking industry: .bank. When…
Rank this Week: 1474

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Inverts [AUDIO]

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Inverts [AUDIO]
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
Rank this Week: 152

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
  • Dec 30

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014
    5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business From the Wikimedia Commons website This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a…
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
Rank this Week: 1364

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do

    Getting Pictures Off the Internet – Not Easy To Do
    I love college basketball.  Given that my Missouri Tigers haven’t given me much to talk about, I thought we could discuss the efforts by this upset Duke fan to have her image removed from the Internet captured during the Miami…
  • Dec 30

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014

    5 Most Popular eMediaLaw Posts of 2014
    5.  Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Business From the Wikimedia Commons website This was one of the more interesting stories of the year – does the photographer who set up everything to allow for a monkey to take a…
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
Rank this Week: 2209

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
  • Jan 10

    Games and gambling

    Games and gambling
    Two pieces of mine have recently appeared in online law journals. They are available without charge or login from the journals concerned; both journals are open access journals. You can also download the articles from SSRN. The…
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
Rank this Week: 691

'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…
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Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Jan 8

    A Helpful Checklist for Book Contract Negotiation

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

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

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

    Amusing Myself to Death

    Amusing Myself to Death
    My Spotify playlist of songs about books and authors. Click here: Bookish Songs.  Playlist recommendations welcome.  If I continue alone I am sure to, as Neil Postman once wrote, amuse myself to death    …
Rank this Week: 2468

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 7

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling
               With talk about how a la carte pricing of video can reduce consumer costs, I offer a rebuttal.  First video consumers should understand that if they select the most expensive…
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
Rank this Week: 1517

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 4

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

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
Rank this Week: 1172

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: 2140

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Dec 30

    Looking Forward to 2015

    Looking Forward to 2015
    As we say goodbye to 2014 . . . For those of you who are loyal readers and followers of Legal Bytes, you know this is the time of year when I break tradition and write a non-legal, personal and philosophical Legal Bytes post. If ancient…
  • Dec 22

    Thank You for 2014 - Best Wishes for 2015

    Thank You for 2014 - Best Wishes for 2015
    This is the time of year when many of you are celebrating holidays; spending time with family, friends and loved ones; bidding farewell to 2014; and looking forward to the New Year - 2015. A time when many of us pause to reflect on the past…
  • Dec 10

    Fraud in Digital Advertising - ANA Report Released

    Fraud in Digital Advertising - ANA Report Released
    Yesterday (December 9), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released a study, "The Bot Baseline: Fraud in Digital Advertising," exposing the significant fraud present in media buying on the Internet. The losses to the industry for…
Rank this Week: 1905

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/
  • Dec 18

    FCC Announces Date of New Procedures for Retrieving ILEC Pole Cost Data

    FCC Announces Date of New Procedures for Retrieving ILEC Pole Cost Data
    Yesterday, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau issued a Public Notice announcing the effective date of new procedures for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to file — and communications company attachers to retrieve — ARMIS…
  • Dec 17

    Connecticut Uses FCC Formulas to Set CL&P Pole Rent

    Connecticut Uses FCC Formulas to Set CL&P Pole Rent
    Connecticut has finally shed its legacy adherence to an old pole attachment formula that weighted in (higher) incremental costs and used dated assumptions about how much usable space exists on a utility pole. In a Final Decision approved…
  • Nov 18

    FCC Orders Electronic Filing of Pole Attachment and Section 208 Complaint

    FCC Orders Electronic Filing of Pole Attachment and Section 208 Complaint
    On November 12, the FCC released an Order making significant changes to its rules governing the filing of pole attachment complaints brought under Section 224 as well as formal complaints against common carriers brought under Section 208…
Rank this Week: 2420

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

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

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

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

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

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 641

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: 4711

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: 366

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • 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,…
  • Apr 22

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
Rank this Week: 4632

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

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

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

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

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

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

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

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

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

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

    5 Reasons the Sleeping Yankee Fan’s Lawyer Should Be Disbarred
    By now, everyone has heard about the $10 million defamation lawsuit filed against ESPN by a disgruntled NY Yankees “fan” who became the butt of a joke after falling asleep during a Yankees–Red Sox game this past April. The…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 1866

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

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

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

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

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

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet

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

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"

    Rash California Minors Get An Online "Eraser Button"
    By Elizabeth Barcohana We’ve all done it: typed or tapped out a message, posted it online, and immediately wished we hadn’t and that we could just erase it from the Internet forever. Now, if you are a California minor, you can. …
Rank this Week: 2164

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: 1626

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

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

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

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

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE
    The FCC has eliminated the Zapple Doctrine, bringing to a close the last vestige of the Fairness Doctrine.  The Zapple Doctrine required that when a broadcaster provided time to a spokesperson or supporter of one candidate to discuss the…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline
    Now that this month's Federal Government shutdown is over, and after a 16-day suspension in normal operations, the Federal Communications Commission has issued a Public Notice announcing revised deadlines for submitting certain FCC filings.…
Rank this Week: 3581