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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: 237

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: 1745

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/
  • Apr 29

    [Brian Kalt] Don’t kill the candidate

    [Brian Kalt] Don’t kill the candidate
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the…
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] The rise of the executive-administrative state

    [Randy Barnett] The rise of the executive-administrative state
    The Daily Signal has published a short excerpt from Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People. It is taken from Chapter 8 on A Government of Men and Not of Laws: The Rise of the…
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution
    One of the joys of publishing a popular book in the age of Twitter and Facebook is immediately hearing that people have read and enjoyed the book. As an academic, one normally waits months or years for such feedback, if one ever receives it…
Rank this Week: 9

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
  • Apr 27

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction

    The NIT Warrant, the Federal Magistrate and Jurisdiction
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts:  U.S. v. Levin, 2016 WL 1589824 (2016).  The U.S. District Court Judgewho has the case began the opinion by explaining that Alex Levin…
  • Apr 23

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction

    The Email Hack, the "Stolen Domain Names" and Personal Jurisdiction
    This post examines a relatively brief opinion ithat was recently ssued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona:  Wu v. BDK DSD, et al., 2016 WL 1059534. The first paragraph of the…
Rank this Week: 308

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
  • Apr 29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-28
    Kid-friendly Kik app gives predators direct online access to children -> Baidu signs agreement to reduce online IP infringement -> Communication to the public in copyright law – the German struggle with the CJEU concept -> Dog…
  • Apr 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-04-27
    Poloz urges support for TPP and Canada-Europe trade deals https://t.co/JxsvQnDlM8 -> House Judiciary Committee Approves Email Privacy Act https://t.co/fbfkRCLZfx -> Moral Rights in the U.S. https://t.co/Y4vYDOiOaK -> A Prank Too Far:…
  • Apr 27

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study

    New Zealand term extension estimate clearly inaccurate says study
    Opponents of the TPP such as Michael Geist have claimed that extending the term of copyright by 20 years if Canada joins the TPP could cost Canadians hundreds of millions of dollars. These claims, which are inconsistent with a Canadian study…
Rank this Week: 1634

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.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 229

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/
  • Apr 28

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”

    “This Is Only A(nother) Test …”
    In connection with second-ever nationwide EAS test (now scheduled for September), FCC introduces new EAS Test Reporting System If you participate in the Emergency Alert System, it’s time to get out your calendars and circle Wednesday,…
  • Apr 24

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule

    Update: Effective Date, Reconsideration/Appeal Deadlines Set for Revised ILEC Rule
    We recently reported on the Commission’s decision to impose numerous additional obligations upon rate-of-return regulated incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs), while leaving many rural ILECs with the same or even less compensation…
  • Apr 20

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in ANSI Standards Proceeding
    We recently reported on a request for comments in which the FCC is seeking input on how it should incorporate new ANSI-adopted measurement procedures into its rules. That request has now made it into the Federal Register, which establishes…
Rank this Week: 2076

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
  • Apr 27

    Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media

    Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media
    Hal Brinton, University of Leeds, is publishing Racist Language and Censorship in the Media in the Westlaw Insight Encyclopedia (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015). Here is the abstract. This article explores the varied regulation across different…
Rank this Week: 66

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Apr 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
  • Apr 27

    None Dare Call it Perjury?

    None Dare Call it Perjury?
    FBI analysts gave consistently false testimony for 20 years, leading to hundreds of convictions, including at least 32 defendants sentenced to death. “Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison.” Yet the Washington Post…
  • Apr 27

    They Deserve Each Other

    They Deserve Each Other
    We deserve better. Cruz Pre-Taps Fiorina. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Rank this Week: 38

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup

    Towards A More Accurate Listing of Legal Tech Startup
    A recent post of mine drew a lot of attention for stating that the number of legal startups had nearly tripled in two years. Relying on the Angel List roster of legal startups, I observed that the number had grown from 412 two years ago…
  • Apr 27

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill

    On Lawyer2Lawyer this Week: Transgender Rights and Bathroom Bill
    With its “bathroom law,” North Carolina has become ground zero for a debate that is playing out in a number of states involving the transgender community, equal rights and equal access to public accommodations. North…
  • Apr 27

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research

    LexisNexis Unveils Visualization Map Feature for Case Law Research
    Within search results, search terms are color coded at the top of the page and the location bar appears in each search result. A new visualization tool for case law research in Lexis Advance is being announced today by…
Rank this Week: 828

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: 3662

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Apr 26

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0
    Fulfilling Chairman Wheeler’s promise at the NAB Show to launch a proceeding before the end of the month commencing the process of authorizing use of ATSC 3.0 by TV broadcasters, the FCC today released a Public Notice on the…
  • Apr 7

    FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Broadband Provider

    FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Broadband Provider
    In a recently issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC asked for comments on proposed rules that would apply the traditional privacy requirements of the Communications Act to providers of broadband Internet access services. This…
  • Mar 31

    FCC’s Efforts to Expand Video Description May Spark Debate on Statutory Authority

    FCC’s Efforts to Expand Video Description May Spark Debate on Statutory Authority
    The FCC’s video description rules require covered broadcasters and MVPDs to provide audio-narration of the key visual elements of a program during pauses in the dialogue so as to make it more accessible to individuals who are blind or…
Rank this Week: 4796

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 3487

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
  • Apr 25

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Wireless West Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 20. Wireless West was organized and managed by five state wireless associations—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Northwest…
  • Apr 18

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview
    This is the first entry in a series on the “Industrial Internet,” focusing on the basic elements, legal issues and procurement implications, principally from the perspective of the end user. The term is used to distinguish…
  • Apr 4

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 2507

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/
  • Apr 23

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Copyright, Marketing and More)
    Copyright * Naruto v. Slater: “Naruto is not an “author” within the meaning of the Copyright Act.” I heart Naruto! * Handshoe v. Abel, 1:14-cv-00159-KS-MTP (S.D. Miss. Jan. 8, 2016) (cites omitted): Given that there is…
  • Apr 22

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term

    Evidentiary Failings Undermine Arbitration Clauses in Online Term
    Earlier this week, we posted about a Seventh Circuit case where an ambiguous user call-to-action undermined an online contract formation procecss. (See “Defective Call-to-Action Dooms Online Contract Formation–Sgouros v.…
  • Apr 21

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)

    Q1 2016 Quick Links, Part 3 (DOJ v. Apple, ISIS, Censorship & More)
    Surveillance * The whole Apple v. DOJ fracas was insane! NY Times: In Nod to Law Enforcement, Obama Ends Attempt to Straddle Privacy Divide. Vice: Obama’s Call for Encryption ‘Compromise’ Is Hypocritical. NY Times: For…
Rank this Week: 244

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 22

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone

    TWiL 343: Moral Crumple Zone
    Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes Guests: David Levine, A. Michael Froomkin We Robot 2016, The Defend Trade Secrets Act, Sean Parker's Screening Room streaming service, don't be fooled by crying babies and barking dogs, and…
  • Apr 15

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary

    TWiL 342: Chim Chim Canary
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Lindsey Rogers Cook Wearables and the value of the data they collect, Uber's transperency report, U.S. aerial surveillance, the Led Zeppelin copyright dispute over "Stairway to…
  • Apr 1

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?

    TWiL 341: Won't Someone Think of the Spies?
    Host: Denise Howell Guests: Emory Roane, Derek Khanna, and Evan Brown. FBI vs Apple aftermath and Congress's reaction to it, should burner phones be banned in the US?, and this week's animal selfie. Photo credit: Octopus by Thomas…
Rank this Week: 633

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision

    Supreme Court asked to review disparaging trademarks decision
    On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office petitioned the Supreme Court to take up the case on disparaging trademarks. Petition, Michelle K. Lee, Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Petitioner…
  • Apr 19

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker

    Trade Marks: EUTM Specification checker
    Act now to ensure that your business requirements are appropriately safeguarded For owners of EUTMs which predate 22 June 2012, there is a “window of opportunity” until 23 September 2016 to review and ‘perfect’ their…
  • Apr 14

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe

    PTO not required to register disparaging trademark until cert deadline passe
    In December 2015, the Federal Circuit struck down the “disparagement” clause of §2(a) of the Lanham Act on First Amendment grounds. However, according to a recent ruling from the court, the USPTO is not required to register…
Rank this Week: 1300

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Apr 21

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act

    Their Eyes Are Watching Government: On Surveillance Art, the Art of Surveillance, Freedom of Information Act
    By Jessica Preis* On February 5, 2016, journalist, filmmaker, and artist Laura Poitras opened an exhibit at the Whitney Museum titled Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, which will run through May 5, 2016. The exhibit invites visitors to contemplate…
  • Apr 18

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)

    Protect Your Face: Body Art and Copyright (Part II)
    By Samantha Elie* While some of us makeup challenged women consider it a feat of artistic brilliance when we achieve that perfect cat eye with our eyeliner, an individual’s makeup art is not protected under copyright law unless that cat…
  • Apr 15

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?

    Can Looted Art Be Reclaimed from the Cuban Government?
    By: Lesley Sotolongo, Esq. Reclaiming art in Cuba is a process yet to be defined. Cuba faces expropriation claims by the thousands of its nationals that both  reside there or have fled and live elsewhere. Included in those claims are…
Rank this Week: 537

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill

    Future-proofing the Investigatory Powers Bill
    [Based on a presentation to BILETA 2016 on 11 April 2016]If we know one thing about the Investigatory Powers Bill, it must be future-proof. Legislation should, self-evidently, stand the test of time in the face of rapid technological change…
  • Apr 1

    An official announcement

    An official announcement
    The following official statement was issued this morning.“A temporary ceasefire has been agreed among combatants in the Semantic Wars.  A list of banned words and phrases has been drawn up including ‘Itemised Phone…
  • Mar 29

    Woe unto you, cryptographers!

    Woe unto you, cryptographers!
    A hitherto unknown translation of the Bible has been found in a Cheltenham safe deposit. So far it has been possible to decipher only a few verses:Matthew 7:16: "Ye shall know them by their metadata".Job 31:4: "Does not GCHQ see my ways,…
Rank this Week: 3189

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
  • Apr 10

    Policyholder’s Bad Faith Claim Against Cyber-Insurer Survives Summary Judgment

    Policyholder’s Bad Faith Claim Against Cyber-Insurer Survives Summary Judgment
    The Court in Travelers Prop. Cas. Co. of Am. V. Fed. Recovery Servs., recently issued an order granting partial summary judgment in favor of a cyber-insurer, but also allowed the bad faith allegation against the insurer to survive. Travelers…
  • Mar 28

    US District Court in Southern California Rules No Coverage for HIPAA Investigation

    US District Court in Southern California Rules No Coverage for HIPAA Investigation
    The District Court for the Southern District of California was asked to reconsider its prior decision issued on motions for summary judgment in coverage litigation between Millenium Labs, Inc. (“Millenium”), and its insurer,…
Rank this Week: 3925

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
Rank this Week: 4918

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
  • Mar 11

    The Law Behind the Apple vs. FBI iPhone Unlocking Debate

    The Law Behind the Apple vs. FBI iPhone Unlocking Debate
    By now, you have probably read about how the FBI is asking Apple to create software that would help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the deceased San Bernadino attackers. You have probably heard the talking heads scream about the privacy…
Rank this Week: 2466

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 6

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA

    No Crying Wolf: Retailer’s Website Held Not In Compliance With ADA
    At the beginning of this year, we warned that there would be an uptick in American with Disabilities Act litigation related to website accessibility this year in a post entitled Does My Website Need to be ADA Compliant?  The answer then…
  • Mar 23

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker

    The Law Behind the Hulk Hogan $140 Million Verdict Against Gawker
    A few days ago, a jury in Florida awarded Hulk Hogan (real name Terry Bollea)  $140 million because Gawker posted a leaked sex video of the former wrestler. Rather than focus on the lurid details (which you can Google), let’s look…
  • Mar 11

    The Law Behind the Apple vs. FBI iPhone Unlocking Debate

    The Law Behind the Apple vs. FBI iPhone Unlocking Debate
    By now, you have probably read about how the FBI is asking Apple to create software that would help the FBI unlock the iPhone of one of the deceased San Bernadino attackers. You have probably heard the talking heads scream about the privacy…
Rank this Week: 3625

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 5

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality

    Netflix, Self Interest, and Net Neutrality
    The recent announcement by Netflix that it has been reducing the video quality of its programs on mobile networks for years – something the new net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from doing – has…
  • Mar 7

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman

    The Interesting – and Refreshing – Voice of David Stockman
    Perhaps the most interesting opinions these days about things economic and political come from David Stockman, the former Republican congressman from Michigan and head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under President Reagan. In…
  • Feb 9

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania

    Progressives’ Anti-Merger Mania
    The proposed merger between the cable systems of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks has brought out the usual poseurs in opposition.  I speak, of course, of such as Common Cause, Consumers Union, and…
Rank this Week: 2494

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 30

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.
    Tom discusses his years as a volunteer contributor to the International Game Developers Association.
  • Sep 8

    The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story
    The personal story behind Marty O'Donnell's fight to get fair treatment from Bungie, the company he helped create, after be fired.
  • 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
Rank this Week: 2436

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Mar 8

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling

    Government “Appeals” Judge Orenstein’s Ruling
    The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (that’s Brooklyn, for everyone in the rest of the world) has filed an “appeal” of Magistrate Judge James Orenstein’s order denying its motion to compel Apple to…
  • Mar 4

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple

    NY Federal Judge Gets it Right, Rules in Favor of Apple
      This is not an easy read, and at 50 pages, it might not be worthy of your time, unless you really want to parse through the factors the court considers in deciding whether the 200+ year-old All Writs Act authorizes a federal judge to…
  • Feb 19

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?

    The Government’s War on Encryption, Backdoors, and What in the World Would Antonin Scalia Do?
    Earlier this week, the anti-encryption discussion got elevated to a war. No, a federal court judge did not order Apple to crack the encryption on the dead terrorist’s iPhone 5C, though you’d be forgiven if…
Rank this Week: 1819

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Feb 22

    When Don't I Need to Ask Permission?

    When Don't I Need to Ask Permission?
    You hate clearing permissions.  After all, clearing rights is time consuming and expensive.  However, if you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may not need to seek permission, since no copyright…
  • Feb 4

    No Copyright Infringement Intended (Yeah Right)

    No Copyright Infringement Intended (Yeah Right)
    "No Copyright Infringement Intended" appears next to countless YouTube videos and other online works. However, it is a hollow disclaimer.  There is no pure heart and empty head defense to copyright infringement.  Copyright is what…
  • Feb 3

    The Law On "No Copyright Infringement Intended"

    The Law On "No Copyright Infringement Intended"
    "No Copyright Infringement Intended" appears next to countless YouTube videos and other online works. However, there is no pure heart and empty head defense to copyright infringement.   Copyright is what is known as a strict…
Rank this Week: 4861

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 4227

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/
  • Feb 8

    Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016

    Advisory Alert: Annual FCC CPNI Certification Due by March 1, 2016
    Upcoming Open Internet Rules Will Soon Expand CPNI-Type Obligations to Broadband This is to remind our clients that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules require every telecommunications and interconnected VoIP service…
  • Feb 4

    FCC Releases 2016 Broadband Progress Report

    FCC Releases 2016 Broadband Progress Report
    According to the Federal Communications Commission, 90 percent of Americans have access to broadband Internet access service at the FCC’s benchmark speeds of 25 Mbps for downloads/3 Mbps for uploads. But the FCC also found that 34…
  • Jan 14

    FCC Wireless Shot Clock Trumps Complex Local Processes, Says First Circuit While Addressing Section 332 “Final Action” Requirement

    FCC Wireless Shot Clock Trumps Complex Local Processes, Says First Circuit While Addressing Section 332 “Final Action” Requirement
    On Jan. 8, 2016, in Global Tower Assets, LLC v. Town of Rome, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that a wireless permit applicant must go through all administrative appeals required by local law before there is a…
Rank this Week: 4135

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/
Rank this Week: 4965

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2821

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 26

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained
    The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the…
  • Dec 23

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print
    Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL.  Although any information on the current state of the law is…
  • Oct 25

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD
    Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United…
Rank this Week: 2818

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 14

    Curiosity

    Curiosity
    Curiosity requires a sense of inquisitiveness. Not all inquiries reflect curiosity, curiosity is inquisitive by nature. Curiosity is the desire to learn by asking questions, dissecting, examining, exploring and investigating. Curiosity is at…
Rank this Week: 2480

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

    Campbell’s Scoop
    Tom Bennett and I, along with the regular editors (Eric Barendt, Rachael Craufurd Smith and Tom Gibbons) have put together a special issue of the Journal of Media Law (volume 7, issue 2) arising out of the workshop we hosted at…
  • Jan 5

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
    On the Routledge website, a first announcement of my forthcoming (i.e. still being written) book, Medium Law (to be published late in 2016). While I am not expecting George RR Martin levels of encouragement to finish it, it…
  • Jan 4

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 612

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Jan 8

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year
    Yes, I have been absent. No, nothing is wrong. Yes, I have been keeping up with everything going in the world by way of entertainment, copyright and trademark law. And, I have missed you all! Thank you to those readers who wrote in, tweeted…
  • Oct 30

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story
    What’s the one thing that can send chills down the spine of any copyright attorney? A $5 million judgment against your client for a music copyright case. This past week, the video depositions of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were…
Rank this Week: 2853

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
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
Rank this Week: 2263

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 6

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash

    All EDNY subpoenas stayed by Judge Locke, due to "serious questions" raised by motion to quash
    A motion to quash was made by one of the many John Doe defendants in the Eastern District of New York Malibu Media cases. The defendant was represented by Chejin Park, Esq., of Flushing. Due to the "serious questions as to whether good…
  • Jul 8

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion

    Judge Hellerstein denies Malibu Media discovery motion
    In a recent decision in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, in Malibu Media v. Doe, 15 CV 4369 AKH, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein has denied Malibu Media's ex parte motion for permission to serve a subpoena on the internet service…
  • May 1

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant

    UMG v Grooveshark settled. No money judgment against individual defendant
    UMG v. Escape Media, UMG's case against Grooveshark, has been settled just prior to trial. Under the terms of the settlement a judgment for $50,000,000.00 will be entered against the corporation only, and the corporation will shut down its…
Rank this Week: 194

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
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 870

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 1091

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: 1179

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
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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: 2404

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: 355