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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: 6

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
  • Jun 24

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"

    The Hardwood Flooring, the Insects and the Online "Terms of Sale"
    As its title probably indicates, this post examines an opinion recently issued in a civil case:  Walker v. BuildDirect.com Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 2074964 (Oklahoma Supreme Court 2015).   The Supreme Court begins the…
Rank this Week: 702

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/
  • Jun 29

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag

    Sirius Waves a $210 Million White Flag
    Settlement wraps up record labels’ lawsuit re pre-1972 performance rights They’re rejoicing in the Home for Old Musicians (not to mention the Home for Companies That Own Old Musicians’ Performance Copyrights). Sirius XM and…
  • Jun 27

    Form 2100, Schedule 381 – Getting There Is Half the Fun!

    Form 2100, Schedule 381 – Getting There Is Half the Fun!
    Want to file your Schedule 381 but not sure how to get there? Just follow us… We have previously reported that TV stations included on the FCC’s Eligibility List have got to file Form 2100, Schedule 381 (official name:…
  • Jun 26

    Meet the New CommLawBlog, NOT the Same as the Old CommLawBlog

    Meet the New CommLawBlog, NOT the Same as the Old CommLawBlog
    Introducing some changes AND a new CommLawBlog contest! As longtime readers have doubtless noticed already, CommLawBlog looks different. That’s because, with the help of our friends at LexBlog, as of June 25 we have upgraded ourselves…
Rank this Week: 3479

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
  • Jun 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-06-28
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27: http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law W… http://t.co/dhJNmlY1iI -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27 http://t.co/XEKswmxAzH -> Snoops…
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
  • Jun 28

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-27
    http://t.co/GGSl3s8Dlr -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20 http://t.co/mulrTZg93F -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-06-20: 2nd data breach exposed personal details of U.S. mili……
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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: 297

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/
  • Jun 28

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often

    When Can Defendants Defeat A Criminal Threat Prosecution By Claiming They Were Joking? Not Often
    The “Twitter joke trial,” where a UK man was prosecuted for joking about blowing up an airport, made waves and resulted in widespread criticism, but recent cases in the US show that prosecutions for jokey threats over social media…
  • Jun 24

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge

    North Carolina Cyber-Bullying Statute Survives First Amendment Challenge
    Defendant was accused of cyberbullying over posts he made about (and to) his high school classmate (Dillon) on Facebook. The opinion is unclear on the precise nature of the original post and whether defendant initiated the post, or offered…
  • Jun 19

    Court Rejects First Amendment Challenge Against Cyberharassment Charge

    Court Rejects First Amendment Challenge Against Cyberharassment Charge
    Defendant worked at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He pled guilty to bribery, mail fraud, and conspiracy related to his allocation of printing contracts at LLS. He was sentenced to five years. John Walter, then LLS’s CEO, apparently…
Rank this Week: 278

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/
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
  • Jun 27

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick

    ICANN Is Up to Its Old Trick
    Must read: Kieren McCarthy, ICANN’s leaving the nest, so when will it grow up? The org that will run the internet still acts like a teenager. Protected by its important father, the US government, ICANN has become a surly, entitled,…
Rank this Week: 11

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 26

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple

    TWiL 309: Swift Juices Apple
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Games and copyright, sports fans and streaming live video, patenting steak, and more! Photo credit: Peter Lindberg Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of…
  • Jun 19

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene

    TWiL 308: 3D People in Designer Gene
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson  Patenting genes, the death of the patent troll?  3D printed organs, Hulk Hogan fighting for the privacy of celebrity sex tapes, and more! Photo credit: Caitlin Regan Download…
  • Jun 12

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued

    TWiL 307: Monkey See, Monkey Sued
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Richard Prince: Instagram 'ripoff artist' gets ripped off, 80+ song mega mashups, Google, Yahoo and competitive keyword advertising, predicting fair use and more! Guests: Marty Schwimmer and Matthew…
Rank this Week: 353

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/
  • Jun 26

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part two of a two-part post addressing ten of the most common questions new clients ask about email. 6. When is it not okay to delete emails? On the other hand, if you suspect that a lawsuit could result over something that was…
  • Jun 25

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email

    Answers to 10 Common Questions About Email
    This is part one of a two-part post that addresses ten common questions I hear regularly from new clients, usually in connection with setting up their secure client portal, called Clio Connect, which allows all of our clients to securely…
  • Jun 12

    First Amendment Doesn’t Cover Jokes About Cop

    First Amendment Doesn’t Cover Jokes About Cop
    The First Amendment is like that unwritten rule about the things you’re not supposed to discuss in a bar — politics and religion — because that’s what it’s really about. This is probably why the…
Rank this Week: 3431

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: 4771

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

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

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?

    What are Photographers Rights in Celebrity Photos?
    Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties.  Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians.  She encouraged…
  • Jun 19

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster

    All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcaster
    All endings are bitter sweet, but this one was especially more sweet than bitter because my classmates selected me to give the remarks on behalf of our class during our graduation ceremony. What an honor! Continue reading →
  • Jun 12

    Are Fictional Cartoon Characters Protected by Copyright?

    Are Fictional Cartoon Characters Protected by Copyright?
    We all learned in elementary school stealing is wrong. If it is not yours, then you cannot use it without asking permission. You cannot take someone’s crayons. You cannot go home with someone else’s baby doll. You cannot ride and…
Rank this Week: 1713

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
  • Jun 26

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    JUNE 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *    The Chambers USA 2015 Guide is now online. *    In May, Charlie Faruki spoke on the subject of removal at the Federal Court Practice Seminar. *    Jeff Cox was host and moderator of the May…
  • Jun 24

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law

    Supreme Court Indicates Potential Significant Changes to Consumer Law
    The Supreme Court’s October 2014 term has been highlighted by decisions such as Bank of America v. Toledo-Cardona and Baker Botts v. ASARCO, which promise to transform the practice of bankruptcy litigation. The Court’s decision to…
  • Jun 19

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?

    Is the Right to Be Forgotten Among Our Unalienable Rights?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Declaration of…
Rank this Week: 1211

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jun 25

    50 Hour Video Description Obligation Expands to Top 60 Markets on July 1

    50 Hour Video Description Obligation Expands to Top 60 Markets on July 1
    Beginning next Wednesday, July 1, 2015, TV stations affiliated with the Top Four networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox) in the top 60 markets will be required to provide 50 hours of video description per calendar quarter. Currently, the video…
  • Jun 12

    FCC Adopts New National EAS Test Rules and Accessibility Standard

    FCC Adopts New National EAS Test Rules and Accessibility Standard
    The FCC has slowly but surely been striving to improve the nation’s Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) to improve safety warnings to the public. In its most recent effort to achieve this goal, the FCC issued an Order last week…
  • Jun 9

    FCC Announces Eligibility List for Spectrum Auction and Deadline for Pre-Auction Filing

    FCC Announces Eligibility List for Spectrum Auction and Deadline for Pre-Auction Filing
    Today, the FCC released a Public Notice with a 45-page Appendix listing all full-power and Class A television stations eligible to participate in the reverse auction and receive protection in the repacking process. Licensees should…
Rank this Week: 1396

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable
    Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired. He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. That’s where...
  • Jun 25

    Bundling News to Offset the Effects of Privacy Breach Disclosure

    Bundling News to Offset the Effects of Privacy Breach Disclosure
    Sebastian Gay, University of Chicago Department of Economics, has published Strategic News Bundling and Privacy Breach Disclosures. Here is the abstract. I examine how firms strategically bundle news reports to offset the negative effects of…
  • Jun 25

    Racial Identity and Identity Property

    Racial Identity and Identity Property
    Philip Lee, University of the District of Columbia, is publishing Identity Property: Protecting the New IP in a Race-Relevant World in volume 117 of the West Virginia Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. This Article explores the…
Rank this Week: 1287

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jun 25

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
Rank this Week: 2849

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Intake123 Makes It Easy to Create and Manage Client-Intake Form

    Intake123 Makes It Easy to Create and Manage Client-Intake Form
    Sometimes in legal technology, when it rains, it pours. In April, I wrote here about Rocket Matter Intake, the new service from Rocket Matter that allows law firms to post client-intake forms on their websites that integrate directly with its…
  • Jun 23

    The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysi

    The Supreme Court Database Behind Today’s New York Times Analysi
    The New York Times today has a fascinating article documenting The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward. Reporters Alicia Parlapiano, Adam Liptak and Jeremy Bowers analyze the court’s decisions from 1946 to the present to…
  • Jun 22

    Thomson Reuters Elite Sets Sights on Cloud and Customer Service

    Thomson Reuters Elite Sets Sights on Cloud and Customer Service
    At its worldwide Vantage 2015 user conference last week in Las Vegas, Thomson Reuters Elite announced an anticipated 2017 move to the cloud for its flagship product, Elite 3E, and a new emphasis on building a “customer-centric”…
Rank this Week: 2761

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
  • Jun 24

    Sixth Circuit Limits Scope of “Unsolicited Advertisement” under the TCPA

    Sixth Circuit Limits Scope of “Unsolicited Advertisement” under the TCPA
    By Joseph C. Wylie II, Molly K. McGinley, and Nicole C. Mueller The Sixth Circuit recently held that a facsimile which lacks commercial components on its face does not constitute an advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…
  • Jun 24

    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreement

    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreement
    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreements By Sam Castic Federal and state regulators are closely watching what companies are saying to customers about their calling practices. PayPal attracted inquiries from the…
  • Jun 19

    FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesse

    FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesse
    As originally published in Law360 By Martin L. Stern, Andrew C. Glass, Gregory N. Blase and Joseph C. Wylie  At its June 18, 2015, open meeting, a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission made good on Chairman Tom…
Rank this Week: 3961

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: 221

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2008

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?
    In a developing story, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer networks to steal the Astros’ internal baseball operation intelligence…
  • Jun 10

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third
    Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” brings back memories of my seventh-grade talent show where I performed the routine with Brandon Berry at Atascocita Middle School.  I can’t remember if we won second…
  • May 14

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

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
Rank this Week: 611

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?
    In a developing story, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer networks to steal the Astros’ internal baseball operation intelligence…
  • Jun 10

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third
    Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” brings back memories of my seventh-grade talent show where I performed the routine with Brandon Berry at Atascocita Middle School.  I can’t remember if we won second…
  • May 14

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

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
Rank this Week: 3749

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: 3077

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 8

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use
    On 3rd March 2015, Korea passed the world’s first cloud-specific law, with the stated aim of driving the adoption of cloud computing in Korea. But what are the practical implications for cloud customers and cloud services providers…
Rank this Week: 3345

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 5

    Amendment To The FCC’s Effective Competition Rules: Implementation Of Section 111 Of STELAR

    Amendment To The FCC’s Effective Competition Rules: Implementation Of Section 111 Of STELAR
    On June 2, 2015, the FCC adopted an Order implementing Section 111 of the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELAR), which required the FCC to streamline its longstanding effective competition rules for small cable operators. Under the…
Rank this Week: 840

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • 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…
  • 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: 3786

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • 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…
  • Apr 16

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune

    The FCC’s Wheeler of Fortune
    LAS VEGAS – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s speech yesterday to broadcasters attending the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show here dealt primarily with broadcast-specific subjects. …
Rank this Week: 3761

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • May 29

    Copyright and expression

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

    Remembering Greg Lastowka

    Remembering Greg Lastowka
    I learned yesterday that Prof. Greg Lastowka (Rutgers) died this week at the age of 46. He had been ill for a year. Notices here, here, and here. Greg was a great scholar of law and technology, and his 2010 book Virtual Justice: the new laws…
  • Apr 9

    I think I’m a clone now

    I think I’m a clone now
    Dr. Tom Phillips worked on a CREATe project with me, as a research associate (Dr. Keith M. Johnston was the co-investigator).  Our project on Games and Transmedia dealt with a wide range of issue pertaining to law, business and…
Rank this Week: 849

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

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

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight
    For an ecommerce lawyer who spent far too many hours at the turn of the millennium pondering how writing and signature requirements could be complied with electronically, reading the CJEU decision in El Majdoub v CarsOnTheWeb (C‑322/14,…
  • Feb 22

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that

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

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?

    IP address resolution - a conundrum still unresolved?
    Am I the only one still confused by Clause 17 (now Clause 21) of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill?  This is the clause that will extend the communications data retention provisions of DRIPA to cover so-called IP address…
Rank this Week: 2136

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

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

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle

    Open Internet Order: Appellate Advocacy at Full Throttle
    The appeals of the Open Internet Order have been consolidated in United States Telecom Assoc. v. FCC, No. 15-1063 (and consolidated cases) (D.C. Cir. filed Mar. 23, 2015).  Thus, the court that decided Verizon v. FCC will rule on the…
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
Rank this Week: 761

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: 4943

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

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

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
  • Apr 23

    Parameters set for statutory damages trial in UMG v Grooveshark

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

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

    Capitol Records has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees in Capitol v. MP3Tune
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, a recent decision partially granting plaintiff's attorneys fees motion, indicated that plaintiff has spent over $12 million in attorneys fees... so far.April 3, 2015, Decision [Ed. note. Is it just me, or don't…
Rank this Week: 316

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: 731

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 25

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

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago
    “Get up, stand up. For music.” is the theme of World Intellectual Property Day, 2015. When Bob Marley and the Wailers laid down the opening track on Burnin’ in a Kingston recording studio some four decades ago, they likely…
  • Feb 14

    Carnival, Photographs and Right

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

    How To Make A Will

    How To Make A Will
    What are the formalities for making a Will in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Tamara Dolsingh explains how a Will is to be made for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Tamara’s article was published on…
Rank this Week: 2798

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

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

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Apr 17

    Beacons at Retail – So What?

    Beacons at Retail – So What?
    Beacons have been around for years in online and mobile media channels, but they now seem poised to dramatically impact brick-and-mortar businesses. A growing list of major companies are currently vying to bring Bluetooth-enabled beacon…
  • Aug 21

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

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

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet

    False Advertising and Antitrust Law: Sometimes the Twain Should Meet
    Imagine that a drug manufacturer figured out how to compete with a blockbuster drug by making a cheaper and more effective alternative. The pharmaceutical company that makes the blockbuster drug starts flooding the market with false…
Rank this Week: 1991

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: 2630

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: 3954

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: 249

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

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

    Yoga in Lent: Reclaiming the Mission Part I

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

    Transitioning Through an Impossible Dream

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

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

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
Rank this Week: 2036

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: 123

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: 3730

'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: 2674

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: 2995

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: 4250

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: 2452

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: 2766