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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Aug 1

    Clinton Monster Movie

    Clinton Monster Movie
    I guess this is what yukked them up in Hilary Clinton campaign HQ.
  • Jul 29

    Win 10 GIF

    Win 10 GIF
    Cute.
  • Jul 29

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)

    We’re #1 (in Fraud)
    By nearly any measure, sunny South Florida is tops in fraud (AP): Since the first settlers hacked their way into the mangrove tangles and drained much of the swampland, sunny South Florida has been virtually synonymous with shady deals and…
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Aug 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-31
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30: Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election http:… http://t.co/le7Yjlb4GV -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30 http://t.co/Js49VU51eJ -> Sony's Top Digital…
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-30
    Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election http://t.co/6r7Lvi1RQ2 -> Devices using voice-recognition, microphones bring more privacy concerns http://t.co/QGtkAH2z3i -> TVEyes Cannot Stand in the Shoes of its Users…
  • Jul 27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2015-07-26
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25: Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-18: Comp… http://t.co/y5nzJlv3i3 -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2015-07-25 http://t.co/Y43rcVi2st -> Anonymous…
Rank this Week: 592

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: 132

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 31

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill

    TWiL 313: Just a DIY Bill
    Federal and state crowdfunding laws, Happy Birthday copyright, FTC says receiving freebies for your Instagram photo makes your post an ad and more! Photo credit: Chelsea Nesvig Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jul 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
Rank this Week: 298

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/
  • Jul 31

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure

    9th Circuit Rejects VPPA Claims Against Netflix For Intra-Household Disclosure
    Plaintiffs sued Netflix under the Video Privacy Protection Act for Netflix’s display of a subscriber’s queue and recommendation list on televisions connected to the subscriber’s account. In other words, if a…
  • Jul 31

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership

    Two 512(f) Rulings Where The Litigants Dispute Copyright Ownership
    When is it appropriate to send copyright takedown notices in the midst of an underlying battle over who owns the copyright? This issue is coming up with increasing frequency, as takedown notices can create more battlefronts for the parties…
  • Jul 29

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)

    Is Amazon Liable For IP Violations By Its Marketplace Vendors? (Forbes Cross-Post)
    Animal-shaped pillows are cute and fluffy, except when they spur litigation. Recently, the Milo & Gabby brand sued Amazon for IP infringement because merchants allegedly sold knockoffs of its “Cozy Companion Pillowcases.”…
Rank this Week: 105

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment

    Consent, the External Hard Drive and the 4th Amendment
    Paul Beckmannpled guilty to one count of possession of child pornography after having been previously convicted and sentenced for possession of child pornography in 2001. See 18 U.S. Code §2252A(a)(5)(B), (b)(2). The [U.S.…
  • Jul 29

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"

    Stalking, the "Work Email Address" and "Place of Employment"
    This post examines an opinion the Criminal Court – City of New York issued on July 14, 2015:  People v. Marian, 2015 WL 4231664.  The opinion begins by noting that[t]his Court occasionally is presented with an accusatory…
  • Jul 27

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case

    The (Only?) Butt Dial Case
     After I found the pocket dial case, I did a search in Westlaw for "butt dial" cases . . . and found one, which was decided a few weeks ago:  Dietenberger v. Marcott, 2015 WL 3623647 (Court of Appeals of Iowa 2015). The…
Rank this Week: 286

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 31

    The Trademark of Friendship

    The Trademark of Friendship
    Southern girls are known for many things. Big hair, impeccable manners, and the ability to pull together a shower, tea, tailgate or dinner party at a moment’s notice, complete with delicious food and sweet tea. We also know the proper…
  • Jul 24

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?

    Can I Resell That Knockoff Bag?
    Yard sale groups on Facebook are the new way to sell your gently used clothes, electronics and furniture without the hassle of actually setting up for a yard sale. They are usually setup by your city name, and you can find some pretty good…
  • Jul 17

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark

    Top 5 Misconceptions Related to Creating a Brand or New Trademark
    This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to the American Advertising Federation’s Jackson Chapter about intellectual property law for the creative professional. The audience was made up of advertising agencies, graphic designers…
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TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

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

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Jul 31

    EU Data Protection Supervisor Releases Report on Pending Data Protection Reform

    EU Data Protection Supervisor Releases Report on Pending Data Protection Reform
    By Marlena Wach The European Union Data Protection Supervisor, Giovanni Buttarelli, recently released his non-binding recommendations on the draft EU General Data Protection Regulation, which is the subject of a so-called…
  • Jul 29

    Open Internet Privacy Mandates Create Uncertainty and Risk

    Open Internet Privacy Mandates Create Uncertainty and Risk
    As originally published in Corporate Counsel By Sam Castic and Marty Stern The FCC’s Open Internet order creates new privacy obligations for broadband providers and their partners.  To date limited guidance has been provided by the…
  • Jul 28

    Appeals from FCC TCPA Order Consolidated in the D.C. Circuit

    Appeals from FCC TCPA Order Consolidated in the D.C. Circuit
    By Marty Stern Appeals from the FCC’s recent Declaratory Ruling and Order, which clarified numerous aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit under an order last week from the…
Rank this Week: 2268

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: 1135

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jul 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    July 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:…
  • Jul 24

    Digital (Im)permanence and the FCC’s Online Public File

    Digital (Im)permanence and the FCC’s Online Public File
    We’ve all heard the warning: once you put something on the Internet, it will be there forever.  But an Oregon TV station learned the hard way that records in the FCC’s online public inspection file are easier to delete than…
  • Jul 10

    Everything You’ve Been Told About Paying Interns May Now Be Wrong

    Everything You’ve Been Told About Paying Interns May Now Be Wrong
    Interns are a perennial part of the media landscape, and you have probably heard a lot over the last few years on the subject of unpaid interns. Specifically, that unless they qualify as genuine interns under a six-part Department of Labor…
Rank this Week: 1211

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    An Overview of Media Reform

    An Overview of Media Reform
    Des Freedman, University of London, Goldsmiths College, and Jonathan A. Obar, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, & Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, have published Media Reform: An Overview…
  • Jul 29

    Rappers and the First Amendment

    Rappers and the First Amendment
    Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana. Police and Hammond's mayor may have feared craze-y-ness should Chief…
  • Jul 29

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet

    Digital Copyright and the Two Culture of Communication On the Internet
    Alexander Peukert, Goether University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published Copyright and the Two Cultures of Online Communication in Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, 3d ed. 365-393 (Paul…
Rank this Week: 38

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 29

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online
    We now live in an instant society, where every detail of our lives is shared and posted to ‘friends’ and followers. But what are the…
  • Jul 22

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?
    The telephone and mobile marketplace is a competitive one, both locally and internationally. Brands like Flow, bmobile and Digicel are constantly offering additional ‘value’ services…
  • Jul 16

    Consent in the Digital Age

    Consent in the Digital Age
    Are you planning to have sex tonight? There’s an app for that. And no, this isn’t a post about dating or hookup apps like Tinder, Grindr or…
Rank this Week: 4586

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/
Rank this Week: 880

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
  • Jul 29

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation

    California Dreamin’: Golden State Considers New Privacy Legislation
    California has everything: big cities, small towns, tall mountains, dry deserts, farms, factories, miners, fishermen, surfers, hipsters, yuppies, startups, and people of all walks of life. You can look at the state of California and see…
  • Jul 27

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?

    First Amendment v. Copyright – Who Wins?
    Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, reversed a decision by a three-member panel of the same court and found that a mandatory injunction against Google was unjustified. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302 (May 18, 2015).…
  • Jul 23

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection

    Sweet Tweets: Legislation Expands Social Media Privacy Protection
    Let’s face it: social networking has us “all atwitter.”  At any given moment, whether we’re on the subway or in our cubicle, we can like, post, poke, share, tweet, DM, pin, snap, yik yak, link, yo, and instagram…
Rank this Week: 4487

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1338

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2209

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 154

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I

    The Art of Reconciliation: Part I
    Dear Friends: It is truly a welcomed joy to put pen to some thoughts and share with you all.  As always, though near or far, you are forever on my mind and in my prayers; and I hope the best for each of you – in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4661

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 24

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’
    The latest Quilliam Club podcast is the first in a new series on ‘identity and technology’. The discussion took as its starting point Norberto Andrade’s “Oblivion: The Right to Be Different… from Oneself //…
  • Jul 20

    Because the computer speaks English?

    Because the computer speaks English?
    I’m pleased to say that a paper of mine, first presented in the Soillse seminar series in Edinburgh last year, has now been published in the Journal of Media Law. An open access version (post-peer review) is available for download here,…
  • Jul 16

    For whom the bell troll

    For whom the bell troll
    I’ve written a short piece for The Conversation on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, legislation recently adopted in New Zealand. Tackling the trolls: how New Zealand raised the bar with its new laws I’ve had half an…
Rank this Week: 691

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: 314

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jul 23

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?
    “Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now. Owner: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn’it, ay?…
  • Jun 11

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP
    A guest post be @matthew1hunter and @danieljung88 This week the Korean financial services regulator announced regulatory changes that will make it easier for financial services institutions (FSIs) in Korea to use cloud computing…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3505

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/
  • Jul 21

    An Oft-Forgotten Detail in Infrastructure Deals – Telecom License

    An Oft-Forgotten Detail in Infrastructure Deals – Telecom License
    Much of the nation’s infrastructure, from energy to transportation, depends upon telecommunications for safe and efficient operation. The facilities that provide such communications services generally are proprietary operations that are…
  • Jun 9

    Open Internet Webinar

    Open Internet Webinar
    June 11, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST CLE   Please join us for an interactive discussion on the FCC’s new “Open Internet” (a.k.a. net neutrality) rules on the eve of their effective date to learn how these sweeping…
  • Jun 9

    Open Internet Rules Become Effective June 12: Impact on Pole Attachment

    Open Internet Rules Become Effective June 12: Impact on Pole Attachment
    On Friday, June 12 – barring a judicial stay – many of the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules will become effective.  A significant consequence of the reclassification of retail broadband Internet access service…
Rank this Week: 2392

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/
  • Jul 21

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?

    You know you can go to jail for stuff you post on Facebook, right?
    Police arrested a 30-year-old New Jersey resident for aggravated assault, and making terroristic threats, because he posted something on Facebook, which implied that he condones violence against abusive law enforcement officers that…
  • Jul 10

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation

    Avvo Ruling Doesn’t Create a Green Light for Anonymous Defamation
    People are making much ado about this week’s decision out of a Washington state appellate court surrounding a negative online review on the popular lawyer website Avvo.com. But it’s really much ado about nothing. The Avvo…
  • Jul 3

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern

    Über’s Policy Updates Raises Privacy Concern
    I’m a huge fan of Über — the mobile app that gives you instant access to a chauffeured Town Car, SUV, or eco-friendly hybrid vehicle, 24 hours a day, in over 300 cities worldwide. As an Internet &…
Rank this Week: 1843

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest
                  With growing momentum, wireline incumbent carriers have achieved general consensus that copper-based technologies should reach end of life, the sooner the better. …
  • Jul 15

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer
              The frustration, confusion and anger of an elderly friend showed the upcoming public relations debacle awaiting Verizon and other incumbent carriers in their expedited rush to eliminate…
  • Jul 6

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
Rank this Week: 1527

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
  • Jul 20

    M&A Counsel: Don't Overlook Section 310(d) of the Communications Act

    M&A Counsel: Don't Overlook Section 310(d) of the Communications Act
    This year’s mergers-and-acquisitions boom is re-shaping industries and contributing handsomely to the bottom lines of leading investment banks.  One statutory provision triggered in many transactions—not just those involving…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2798

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator
    Fastcase today announced the recipients of its 2015 Fastcase 50 awards. The awards recognize “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This is the fifth year of these awards.…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week
    The American Association of Law Libraries is holding its 108th annual meeting and conference July 18-21 in Philadelphia. On Monday, July 20, I will be giving the presentation, Plays Well with Others: How Collaboration and Crowdsourcing are…
  • Jul 13

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain
    There is news today about the new “.law” generic top-level domain. At Legaltech West Coast, Minds + Machines — the company with the exclusive license to operate the .law gTLD — made two announcements: It has formed a…
Rank this Week: 312

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 15

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault

    The First Amendment and Free Speech Under Assault
    If you’re not alarmed by the assault on the First Amendment and free speech generally, you’re not paying attention. Consider the list of offenses committed by the government.  They range, in recent times, from the Department…
  • Jun 2

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?

    Decline of Legacy Media, Rise of the Conservatives?
    For the legacy news media, the bad news just keeps on coming.  In recent days, for instance, the Pew Research Center released a piece titled “The Declining Value of U.S. Newspapers,” chronicling the extraordinary decline in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2879

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Red lines and no-go zones - the coming surveillance debate

    Red lines and no-go zones - the coming surveillance debate
    The government is gearing up for a rewrite of the UK’s telephone and internet surveillance laws. RIPA, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, is 16 years old. Some think RIPA gives law enforcement, intelligence agencies and public…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4530

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 112

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Legal: Social Media Promotion

    Beyond Legal: Social Media Promotion
    Yesterday (July 6, 2015), the Social Media Law & Policy Report™ published by Bloomberg BNA posted my article entitled: “Beyond Legal: What You Should Know About Social Media Promotions.” The article highlights some of…
  • Jun 5

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission has just updated its version of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, that relate to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” that went into effect December 1,…
  • 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: 1906

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/
  • Jul 6

    Ninth Circuit to False Advertising Class Actions: Drop Dead

    Ninth Circuit to False Advertising Class Actions: Drop Dead
    On June 23, 2015, the Ninth Circuit in Cabral v. Supple LLC, — Fed. Appx. –, 2015 WL 3855142 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015) placed a significant hurdle in the path of false advertising class actions.  Specifically, the Court held…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2155

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Jun 15

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal

    Social Media Makes Healthcare More Personal
    The Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media has a mission to personalize healthcare by using social media. Crazy – you say? By following best practices, healthcare providers can share their stories. True – covered entities and their…
  • Feb 12

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60

    To understanding the copyright protections of pre-1972 sound recordings you have to Keep on Truckin’ with Hot Tuna and the sounds of the 60
    Do music streaming services need to pay royalties to play classic rock? It’s actually an open question. Some services have refused to pay performance royalties for all pre-1972 recordings. For many years, a false rumor persisted that…
  • Feb 4

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee

    An Economic Turn for the Better: USPTO Lowers Trademark Fee
    The cost of filing and maintaining federal trademark registrations with the USPTO just got lower.  On January 17, 2015, the PTO announced a $50 per class reduction in initial filing fees for trademark applications filed under the…
Rank this Week: 1491

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: 1172

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: 101

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: 4161

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: 3552

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: 623

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: 189

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: 2318

'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: 4653

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: 2439

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: 2129

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: 4728

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: 378