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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/
  • Jul 21

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit

    Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suit
    Court holds that USF funds, administered by a private corporation, are not “federal funds” within meaning of False Claims Act. One weapon in the government’s anti-fraud arsenal – the False Claims Act – will no…
  • Jul 20

    One in a Million: Coming Clean in the Net Neutrality Proceeding

    One in a Million: Coming Clean in the Net Neutrality Proceeding
    Open Internet comments have passed the seven-figure mark, but one in particular sticks out. Update: Word is that the total number of comments filed in the net neutrality proceeding leapt from around 650,000 the day before the original…
  • Jul 20

    Aereo Loses First Round in Copyright Office, While Dish Wins its Next Round in the Ninth Circuit

    Aereo Loses First Round in Copyright Office, While Dish Wins its Next Round in the Ninth Circuit
    More developments in the realm of Internet retransmission of OTA signals. Aereo – the gift that keeps on giving, at least when it comes to blogworthy content. As we reported, after it got its clock cleaned at the Supreme Court, Aereo…
Rank this Week: 1839

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
  • Jul 21

    The Perils of “Revenge Porn”, Part 2 – Alex Cochrane

    The Perils of “Revenge Porn”, Part 2 – Alex Cochrane
    In October 2013, I wrote about the recent emergence of revenge porn. This is the increasingly common problem faced by individuals, usually women, on the break-up of a relationship during which they had shared intimate photographs or videos of…
  • Jul 21

    Law and Media Round Up – 21 July 2014

    Law and Media Round Up – 21 July 2014
    On 15 July 2014, Mr Justice Nicol handed down judgment assessing libel damages in the case of Kadir v Channel S ([2014] EWHC 2305 (QB)).  The claim concerned a broadcast in Bengali which alleged reasonable suspicions of fraud and an…
  • Jul 21

    Law and Media Round Up – 21 July 2014

    Law and Media Round Up – 21 July 2014
    On 15 July 2014, Mr Justice Nicol handed down judgment assessing libel damages in the case of Kadir v Channel S ([2014] EWHC 2305 (QB)).  The claim concerned a broadcast in Bengali which alleged reasonable suspicions of fraud and an…
Rank this Week: 100

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 517

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 2036

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/
  • Jul 21

    [Orin Kerr] Ninth Circuit denies rehearing in lethal injection case over 11-judge dissent

    [Orin Kerr] Ninth Circuit denies rehearing in lethal injection case over 11-judge dissent
    I blogged over the weekend about the Ninth Circuit’s puzzling new case stopping an execution to allow for First Amendment litigation over right to access the details of how the execution will be carried out. The state petitioned for…
  • Jul 21

    [Kenneth Anderson] Anne Hollander, Ave Atque Vale

    [Kenneth Anderson] Anne Hollander, Ave Atque Vale
    I’m saddened to note the passing of Anne Hollander, a leading scholar and essayist of the history, art, and aesthetics of clothing, fashion, and style.   She died on July 6, at the age of 83 (New York Times obituary here).…
  • Jul 21

    [Todd Zywicki] Federalist Society CFPB podcast

    [Todd Zywicki] Federalist Society CFPB podcast
    Wayne Abernathy and I did a podcast Friday afternoon on recent developments at the CFPB, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society. You can listen here if you are so inclined.
Rank this Week: 10

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    French Blogger Fined For Negative Review

    French Blogger Fined For Negative Review
    A French judge has ordered a food blogger to pay damages of 2500 Euros for a negative review she posted about a restaurant, Il Giardino, in the trendy resort town of Cap-Ferret, after the restaurant owners sued saying the review...
  • Jul 21

    Online Anonymous Speech and Liability

    Online Anonymous Speech and Liability
    Ronan Perry and Tal Zarsky, both at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, have published Liability for Online Anonymous Speech: Comparative and Economic Analyses in volume 5 of the Journal of European Tort Law (2014). Here is the…
  • Jul 21

    Is "More" More?

    Is "More" More?
    John D. Inazu, Washington University, Saint Louis, School of Law, is publishing More is More: Strengthening Free Exercise, Speech, and Association in the Minnesota Law Review. Here is the abstract. Prominent scholars have suggested that one…
Rank this Week: 21

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 21

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art

    Stealing Identities: The Journey of Looted Art
    For thousands of years, art has remained a source of cultural power. Art gives us clues about past life. It reveals symbolism of a culture’s virtues and represents the history of a country’s people. No wonder art is historically a…
  • Jul 17

    Katy Perry Defames Christian Rap Song With Witchcraft

    Katy Perry Defames Christian Rap Song With Witchcraft
    Pop star Katy Perry has been accused of infusing a Christian rap song with black magic and paganism. She, as well as her fellow collaborators, are being sued by four Christian rappers, who claim her song “Dark Horse” is a…
  • Jul 16

    Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent: Trademark, Color, and Functionality

    Christian Louboutin v. Yves Saint Laurent: Trademark, Color, and Functionality
    They are a staple of the fashion industry.[1] They are a symbol of aristocracy and elegance. Any man (or woman) with the means and a deserving significant other would love to get his hands on a pair. Synonymous with “class” and…
Rank this Week: 2966

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 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
  • Jul 16

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course

    Textbooks For An “Intellectual Property For Engineers” Course
    I have been exploring teaching a one unit course in the undergraduate Engineering School called something like “IP for Engineers.” As part of researching this course, I flagged several books for closer review. Here are some…
  • Jul 12

    Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flop

    Lawyer’s Suit Over “Professional Recognition” Spam Flop
    Say you’re a lawyer and you receive a promotional email intimating that you’re one of the “Top Lawyers in California.” You probably just delete it and move on, right? That would be too easy. Nicholas Bontrager sued…
Rank this Week: 99

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
  • Jul 21

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board

    YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to pay for music in Canada rules Copyright Board
    On Friday, the Copyright Board released a decision and certified two SOCAN tariffs, Tariffs 22.D.1 (Internet – Online Audiovisual Services) and 22.D.2 (Internet – User-Generated Content). The years covered by the tariffs are…
  • Jul 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-20
    Time to invest in better protections for Canada’s intellectual property http://t.co/VtXpfqNMeI -> Android set-top boxes for TV streaming: Copyright or wrong? http://t.co/kVbCOj0Gu7 -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Jul 20

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-07-19
    350k damages awarded for Internet defamation Sagman v. Politi, 2014 ONSC 4183 (CanLII) http://t.co/Ju8EL7RX1v -> Damages for breach of confidence and conversion awarded IMAX Corp. v. Trotum Systems Inc., 2014 ONSC 3863…
Rank this Week: 744

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance
    A juvenile court judge in Oregon held that “J.C.L.”, a minor whose age is not given in the opinion this post examines, was “within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for conduct that, if committed by an adult, would…
  • Jul 18

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals:  Rooks v. Krzewski, 2014 WL 1351353 (2014). Joseph Krzewski appealed when, after a bench trial, a udge held he “portrayed” the two plaintiffs, Jonathan…
  • Jul 16

    The Mother, the Daughter and Identity Theft

    The Mother, the Daughter and Identity Theft
    After “Rebecca F.” pled to eight counts of identity theft in violation of West Virginia Code § 61-3-54, and was sentenced “to an effective five-year prison term” and ordered to pay restitution, she appealed. …
Rank this Week: 274

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
  • Jun 19

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule
    The following article was written by my friend Charlie E. Bernier, Esquire of ECBM, L.P. in Conshohocken, PA. Charlie serves as the Principal Consultant in ECBM’s Lawyers Professional Liability Division. Thanks…
Rank this Week: 3600

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

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

    The other side of communications data

    The other side of communications data
    Now that the dust has settled for the moment on DRIPA (the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014) we should perhaps not forget that, even though many will regard it as worth paying, a tangible price attaches to the…
  • Jul 12

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    Three months after the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, the UK government has burst into feverish action with emergency legislation to replace the 2009 Data Retention Regulations.  Those Regulations,…
  • May 24

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence
    Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns…
Rank this Week: 2941

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 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
  • Jun 27

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. The Supreme Court's Aereo decision, Cops need a warrant to search your phone, Shield law and more! Guests: Sonja West and Bennet Kelley Photo credit: takomabibelot Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Jul 18

    Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014

    Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014
    Dignity, Equality and Security Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala Hilton New York- Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 Honorees include: Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General…
  • Jul 15

    Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15

    Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15
    Milbank Diversity Scholarship ~Members of the Class of 2016 are encouraged to apply.    Milbank Diversity Scholars receive a $25,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm’s…
  • Jul 15

    Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer

    Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer
    Albany Law School‘s Professor Michael Hutter successfully argued on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer, with the potential to impact many other volunteers, in the Matter of Hazan before the Appellate Division, Third Department, resulting in a…
Rank this Week: 3923

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: 88

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
  • Jul 11

    Fifty Shades of Parody

    Fifty Shades of Parody
    The big film news this week was author E.L. James’s announcement via twitter that a trailer for the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in February 2015, would be …[ahem – clears throat] ……
  • Jun 27

    Broadcasters can Breathe – A Victory Against Aereo

    Broadcasters can Breathe – A Victory Against Aereo
    To perform or not perform – that was the question the Supreme Court hung its hat on in this week’s decision against technology startup Aereo. In a 6-3 decision on Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court concluded that Aereo did…
Rank this Week: 2178

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle
    How many times have you come across the phrase “It is well settled that …” or “It is well established that …” in a judicial opinion? What if someone collected all these instances and made them searchable?…
  • Jul 16

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul

    Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer Are All Readying Major Platform Overhaul
    The official theme of the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in San Antonio this week was “Beyond Boundaries.” But for three of the leading legal-research vendors in attendance there, the theme was “A…
  • Jul 15

    NetDocuments Gets $25M Investment

    NetDocuments Gets $25M Investment
    Utah-based NetDocuments, a cloud-based document-management system for law firms, today announced that it has secured a $25 million equity investment from Frontier Capital, a Charlotte, N.C., growth equity firm that invests exclusively in B2B…
Rank this Week: 471

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 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 2845

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: 1798

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jul 17

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014
    Some of you know that “Batman Begins” is a 2005 motion picture directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale in the lead role as Batman. The motion picture has an amazing supporting cast that includes such stars as Michael…
  • Jul 17

    Useless But Compelling Facts 2 - July 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts 2 - July 2014
    Some of you know that “Batman Begins” is a 2005 motion picture directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale in the lead role as Batman. The motion picture has an amazing supporting cast that includes such stars as Michael…
  • Jul 11

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 2014 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 2014 Answer
    Earlier this week, recognizing the FIFA World Cup fever sweeping the globe, we asked you to tell us how many "own" goals have been scored thus far in World Cup history. We also asked a bonus question – name the only player in World Cup…
Rank this Week: 4510

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/
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
  • Jul 15

    Should This Be Required Viewing Before Law School?

    Should This Be Required Viewing Before Law School?
    “Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes: Almost all great stuff. I disagree about the Oxford comma — I think it’s essential for legal writing. (I also have some other legal writing tips.) Catchy tune, though.
Rank this Week: 13

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3974

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/
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
  • Jul 11

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response
    CBS News and a host of other outlets have covered my new paper with Sharon Goldberg, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad. We’ll present the paper…
  • Jul 10

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  
    In copyright-and-fair-use news, a significant case for the legal profession’s access to the inputs of judicial decision-making was decided last week in federal district court in New York. The case was brought against West…
Rank this Week: 145

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 1979

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    Comments Due August 14 For Latest EAS NPRM

    Comments Due August 14 For Latest EAS NPRM
    By Paul A. Cicelski and Carly A. Deckelboim For those of you following our numerous posts on EAS matters over the years, a new chapter starts today. After participating in EAS summits and meetings for such a long time, it's hard to disagree…
  • Jun 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim June 2014 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…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Finds That Aereo's Major Innovation Is Copyright Infringement

    Supreme Court Finds That Aereo's Major Innovation Is Copyright Infringement
    By Scott R. Flick In a 6-3 decision released this morning, the Supreme Court didn't just rain on Aereo's parade, but drenched it. For a case involving fairly convoluted points of law, the Supreme Court's decision is surprisingly…
Rank this Week: 2357

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jul 14

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution

    The Udall Amendment: When Politics Mean More Than the Constitution
    It came as no surprise when, in June, Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and 41 other U.S. senators, Democrats all, proposed a campaign finance amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  Ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010,…
  • Jul 10

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch

    Dropping George Will Is a Bad Way To Arrest That Subscriber Decline, Post-Dispatch
    Even as such things are becoming commonplace, the sacking of George Will’s syndicated column by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch sets a new low in mainstream journalism’s race to the bottom. In case you’re unfamiliar with the…
  • Jun 24

    The Human Element of War

    The Human Element of War
    If you like your politics unencumbered by doubt, you shouldn’t read Lone Survivor just as the ISIS is retaking parts of Iraq for which Americans once died.  You might have a hard time getting your moral and intellectual bearings at…
Rank this Week: 2225

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 9

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

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

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 1422

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 9

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation
     By Jonathan D. Jaffe and Jeremy M. McLaughlin California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently issued guidance to help companies provide more “meaningful” privacy policies. Entitled “Making Your…
  • Jul 3

    Aereo Grounded by Recent Supreme Court Opinion

    Aereo Grounded by Recent Supreme Court Opinion
    By Krista Consiglio* and Nickolas Milonas On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo violates television broadcasters’ exclusive public performance rights under the 1976 Copyright Act.  Aereo offered streaming…
  • Jul 3

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phones, Supreme Court Say

    Police Need Warrant to Search Cell Phones, Supreme Court Say
    By Elyse Schoenfeld* and Nickolas Milonas In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court held last week that police generally must have a warrant to search digital information on a cell phone seized during an arrest.  The decision in the case,…
Rank this Week: 2234

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 8

    When Pigs Fly

    When Pigs Fly
    DON’T MAKE A FEDERAL CASE OUT OF IT! Translation: remanded to state court. The jurisdiction of federal courts is limited. Do not handwrite “Other-Divorce” on the civil cover sheet unless you want  Judge Iamcranky…
  • Jun 13

    Blame the Band

    Blame the Band
    20 years ago, I played guitar for a living in Southern California. I worked in cover bands at many bars–many,many bars–sometimes 300 nights per year. Good times. The bar owners often did not play nice with…
  • May 22

    The Right To Be Left Alone

    The Right To Be Left Alone
    Most law students briefly study invasion of privacy in their first-year torts class.It is a curious tort from which several causes of action arise, some of which are not intuitive. The basic concept is that all persons have an inherent right…
Rank this Week: 2986

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 8

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]

    Melissa Gira Grant: w4m – The End of the American Red Light District [AUDIO]
    The history of the American red light district is quite brief –- from railroad signal lights to hotel bathroom selfies -– and clouded in myth. Soon it may be lost. In this talk, Melissa Gira Grant — freelance journalist and…
  • Jul 7

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]

    Justin Reich on MOOCs and the Science of Learning [AUDIO]
    Millions of learners on platforms like edX and Coursera are generating terabytes of data tracking their activity in real time. Online learning platforms capture extraordinarily detailed records of student behavior, and now the challenge for…
Rank this Week: 520

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 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
  • Jul 2

    June 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter

    June 2014 FI&C Website Newsletter
    What’s new at Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L. *  The firm recently was top-ranked in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners. *  FI&C is…
Rank this Week: 3444

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/
Rank this Week: 3506

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

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

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

    Day 37 of the Bodhisattva (in Lent): Dispelling Suffering
    These are not trivial matters that we have discussed… they are a collection of infinite possibilities of how and why we choose to live!  During the course of the past few months, I have explored a wealth of readings, philosophies,…
  • Apr 22

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

    Day 36 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: The State of the Mind
    At times during the harried existence of life, I have felt my days filled with speed races in which my brain attempts to process and analyze so much information and varied detail.  What I have found to be most rewarding and fruitful:…
  • Apr 19

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance
    Even at our most mindful, could we ever possibly think that we could really watch the watchmen? 35 When accustomed to afflictive emotions, it will be difficult to stop them through antidotes, Therefore the person of mindfulness and vigilance,…
Rank this Week: 2898

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

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

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

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

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

    DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: FCC ELIMINATES THE ZAPPLE DOCTRINE

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

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline

    FCC Reopens; Issues Guidance on Revised Filing Deadline
    Now that this month's Federal Government shutdown is over, and after a 16-day suspension in normal operations, the Federal Communications Commission has issued a Public Notice announcing revised deadlines for submitting certain FCC filings.…
Rank this Week: 2479

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage
                   Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereodecision.  The decision underscores the value in…
  • Jun 25

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
  • Jun 6

    Leo Google

    Leo Google
               Of late it appears that the FCC must be running a sale on merger authorizations given the glut of questionable attempts.  With so much occurring in the incumbent world to…
Rank this Week: 1366

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair
    Tom gives his thoughts on becoming the Chair of the IGDA Board of Directors and the core values and mission of that organization
  • Jan 29

    Don’t Tread on Spry Fox!

    Don’t Tread on Spry Fox!
    My law clerk, Andrew Berrier, sent me an email last week asking what one could do if a client came in with a complaint similar to Nimblebit’s outrage at the cloning of its Tiny Tower by Zynga. As General Counsel for indie developer Spry…
  • Oct 5

    IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner to Feature John Romero and David Jaffe

    IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner to Feature John Romero and David Jaffe
    The Second Annual IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner will be on the evening of Thursday, October 27th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, LAX, in Los Angeles, in conjunction with this year’s IGDA Leadership Forum. This year John Romero will be…
Rank this Week: 2439

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 388

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 16

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity

    Your Image Here: The NCAA Settles with Athletes Over Rights of Publicity
    We’re all familiar with video games involving computer-generated depictions of real-life athletes; they are a multi-billion dollar industry.  Under pressure from consumers to make such games more and more realistic, software…
  • Jun 4

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.

    Supreme Court: Federal Circuit got §271(b) wrong and maybe §271(a) as well.
    At its heart the Internet is an information distribution network and the ease with which all manner of information can be shared instantly has led to numerous innovative methods of doing, well, most anything. A hallmark of patents on such…
  • May 15

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.

    Naturally, litigation results from unsupported advertising claims and undefined terms.
    The WSJ Corporate Intelligence blog has an interesting article today that highlights the risks inherent in un-vetted advertising claims.  Apparently Proctor & Gamble took issue with “99% Natural” claim that toothpaste…
Rank this Week: 1618

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 233

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
  • Dec 17

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement
    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review process made available in 2012 by the America Invents Act.  In Garmin Int’l…
Rank this Week: 802

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

Business, Entertainment, Sports & Technology (B.E.S.T.) Law Blog

Covers business, copyright, entertainment, IP and technology law. By ARC Law Group.

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

    Podcast: Tribute Band
    Podcast: Tribute Bands This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we pay tribute to those who pay tribute…to their favorite bands. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark A. Pearson and attorney Ben Shaw as…
  • Mar 4

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award
    Podcast: 2014 Academy Awards This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we hit the red carpet with our 2014 Academy Awards Special. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark Pearson and movie reviewer Chris Bollini for…
  • Feb 3

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 3621

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

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

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie
    Recently, Warner Music settled an 11.5 Million Dollar class action lawsuit over the way they calculate digital royalties. Originally filed by members of Sister Sledge, Ronnie Blakely and Gary Wright the suit alleged that Warner had been…
  • May 27

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA
    Big data is all the rage these days and the music industry has certainly jumped on the bandwagon with two new metrics: the Track Equivalent Album (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA). The TEA is the newest method for calculating…
  • May 22

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 2806

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

Covers legal issues in the video game industry. From New York Law School.

http://www.allyourlawarebelongtous.com/
  • May 23

    Custom is Better than Law

    Custom is Better than Law
    By: Wesley Paisley Lately video games are getting a lot of press, in NCAA , IPOs, and now regulation from three foreign trade regulation bodies. The contention is with in-app purchases with free-to-play models. The real issue…
  • Apr 18

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS
    Please join us on April 22 at 6:30 pm for an eSports and Live Streaming. Details are below, please register here.
  • Mar 18

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame
    Comcast has recently announced its purchase of the notoriously awful TimeWarner Cable for $45.2 billion dollars. Earlier in January, the D.C. Court of Appeals put the kabosh on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality…
Rank this Week: 2809

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

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off

    Privacy Concerns Escalate as Drones Are About to Take-Off
    The widely-anticipated commercial deployment of drones piques the interest of critical infrastructure industries, the agricultural sector, and technology companies such as Amazon.  Consistent with this commercial interest and its…
  • Apr 25

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy

    Improving In-Building Wireless Reception: Property Owners Are Not the Enemy
    Wireless carriers’ networks are subject to recurring capacity constraints, particularly in high density, urban environments.  Owners of buildings and developments in urban areas and operators of major venues—stadiums, arenas…
  • Apr 3

    The Industrial Internet: The Emerging M2M Colossu

    The Industrial Internet: The Emerging M2M Colossu
    At the end of March, Intel, IBM, AT&T, GE and Cisco announced the formation of “the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Internet of Things, to ‘improve the integration of the…
Rank this Week: 4442

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4452