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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • May 31

    [Cass Sunstein] ‘Star Wars’ is about freedom of choice

    [Cass Sunstein] ‘Star Wars’ is about freedom of choice
    If you’d told me a year ago that I would end up writing a book about “Star Wars,” I wouldn’t have believed you. But when my young son, Declan, fell for the movies, I got hooked. One reason is that the saga makes a…
  • May 31

    [Eugene Volokh] Cass Sunstein guest-blogging on ‘The World According to Star Wars’

    [Eugene Volokh] Cass Sunstein guest-blogging on ‘The World According to Star Wars’
    I’m delighted to report that Prof. Cass Sunstein (Harvard Law School) will be guest-blogging this week about his new book, “The World According to Star Wars.” Sunstein is one of the most influential legal scholars working…
  • May 29

    [David Post] On Donald Trump and the rule of law

    [David Post] On Donald Trump and the rule of law
    Donald Trump at a rally in San Diego on Friday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Donald Trump’s recent public excoriation of the judge (and the magistrate judge) handling the “Trump University” lawsuit is truly appalling and,…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • May 27

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot

    Checking Email Like Playing the Slot
    Seems checking mail provides the same “intermittent variable rewards” that addicts folks to slot machines. That insight, and several others, comes from How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and…
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 85

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: 111

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: 106

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund

    The Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, Identity Fraud and The One Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts,Suffolk:  Commonwealth v. Mattier, 2016 WL 2758931 (2016).  The opinion begins by explaining that the defendants,Branden E. Mattier and his half-brother…
  • May 23

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico:  Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Matos Flores, 2016 WL 1030074(2016).  The judge…
  • May 18

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 164

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Mar 26

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 204

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    CEO of Legal Startup Responds to Yesterday’s Post

    CEO of Legal Startup Responds to Yesterday’s Post
    Yesterday I published a post about Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of QuickLegal, and his recent agreement to have a judgment of $559,330 entered against him to settle a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents…
  • May 27

    Impact of Rule of Law Portrayed in Interactive Tool from LexisNexi

    Impact of Rule of Law Portrayed in Interactive Tool from LexisNexi
    The phrase “the rule of law” has never rung right to me. It sounds onerous and oppressive. Yet its meaning is exactly the opposite. It represents the principle that no one should be above the law — not governments, not…
  • May 26

    CEO of Legal Startup Settles Lawsuit Charging Fraud, Forgery and Impersonating a Lawyer

    CEO of Legal Startup Settles Lawsuit Charging Fraud, Forgery and Impersonating a Lawyer
    The plaintiffs hired California Legal Pros after seeing this webpage. Bluford is second from left in the front row. In two weeks at Legaltech West Coast, Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of the California-based startup QuickLegal, will be…
Rank this Week: 249

The Unruly of Law

The Unruly of Law

Reports on media law cases, developments in new media and traditional journalism. By Sheldon Toplitt.

http://theunrulyoflaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 24

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...
    The Unruly of Law today published its 1,900th post. That's pretty amazing, we state unabashedly, and in disbelief. The Unruly of Law today is included among the American Bar Association's Legal Blogs and Justia's Law Blogs.When "TUOL" began…
  • Dec 24

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler last week denied a summary judgment motion by Hulu, LLC, to dismiss a putative class action invasion of privacy suit brought by users of the on-demand streaming video…
  • Dec 24

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding

    Magazine Media Giant Bolsters TV Holding
    Image via CrunchBaseDes Moines-based Meredith Corp. has added to its stable of tv stations by acquiring two stations from Gannett Co. for $407 million, mediabistro.com FishbowlNY reported.Meredith adds Top 25 Market St. Louis' KMOV-TV and…
Rank this Week: 296

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 27

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent

    TWiL 347: There's a Tribble in My Tent
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Christine Farley Google's use of Oracle's APIs is fair use, what not to wear at Comic-Con, why the Slants case is going to be so interesting before the Supreme Court, Axanar to fly…
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
Rank this Week: 525

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/
Rank this Week: 467

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 482

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
  • May 31

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-30
    Oracle Judgment Sets High Bar For Fair Use https://t.co/ecgOkzERdS -> Tattoo Infringement Case Against NBA 2K Game Publisher Shows Misunderstanding of Applicability of Statutory Damages https://t.co/AhAVyyqZQE -> Expect UK court…
  • May 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-29
    FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll https://t.co/36u0zeKRwO -> Billionaire Peter Thiel funded Hulk Hogan lawsuit to take down Gawker https://t.co/COisqq2dFV -> Music Piracy Triggers Significant…
  • May 29

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation

    Reimagining the Copyright Board – my ALAI presentation
    I had the pleasure of attending ALAI’s symposium this week on The Copyright Board of Canada: Which Way Ahead. I was on a panel titled “Reimagining the Copyright Board” along with Ariel Katz, Howard Knopf, Adriane Porcin, and…
Rank this Week: 617

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    Prometheus Court Vacates FCC’s JSA Ban; Asks FCC for New Ownership Rules by Year-End

    Prometheus Court Vacates FCC’s JSA Ban; Asks FCC for New Ownership Rules by Year-End
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit today issued a decision vacating the FCC rule effectively banning television Joint Sales Agreements (“JSAs”) and threatened to throw out all of the FCC’s remaining…
  • May 25

    FCC Issues NPRM to Remove Correspondence From Public File

    FCC Issues NPRM to Remove Correspondence From Public File
    On a day when a major broadcast ownership decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit garnered most of the attention, the FCC worked on more prosaic matters, issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the…
  • May 12

    All New Online Public File for TV, Radio, Cable and Satellite Coming June 24th

    All New Online Public File for TV, Radio, Cable and Satellite Coming June 24th
    Television broadcasters have had to comply with an online Public Inspection File requirement since 2012.  This past January, the FCC announced that it would expand the online Public File requirement to certain broadcast radio, satellite…
Rank this Week: 872

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • May 20

    Simon & Schuster Hit with eBook Royalties Class Action

    Simon & Schuster Hit with eBook Royalties Class Action
    A book is a book, except when it comes to eBook royalties. That's the premise of a class action lawsuit filed on Thursday, May 19, 2016, in New York Supreme Court by class representative  Sheldon P. Blau, MD.   …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1227

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
Rank this Week: 884

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: 841

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: 795

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: 640

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: 970

The First: First Amendment…

The First: First Amendment Project's Weblog

Covers First Amendment Issues. From the First Amendment Project.

http://www.thefirstamendment.org/blog/
  • Dec 21

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil

    Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Condemn No Evil
    The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine includes an interview with Jytte Klausen about her new book on the Danish cartoons crisis and why Yale University Press chose to publish it without any illustrations. Index on Censorship…
  • Oct 13

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable

    Ralph Lauren: Impossibly Skinny, Impossibly Fashionable
    Yep. Believe it or not, the Ralph Lauren model above has not been manipulated. At least not by me. By Ralph's fashion empire. He placed her in a slightly different context however. Note the body types though. Spot any differences?I cannot…
  • Sep 7

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?

    Anonymity: Social responsibility, civility...or fear?
    An article in the New York Times, China Web Sites Seeking Users’ Names, reveals a new intrusion by Chinese authorities. This argument against anonymity has been made here in the United States as well. Recently Google revealed the name of a…
Rank this Week: 800

Copywrite

Copywrite

Covers copyright, patents, trade secrets and trademarks. By D. Keith Henning.

http://copywrite.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Oct 14

    Blog Ending

    Blog Ending
    You may have noticed that posting has been very slow as of late. After seeing that Prof. Paltry is closing down his blog, I am following suit. The reasons for ending the blog are the same as why I have not been blogging much and why Paltry is…
  • Sep 11

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
Rank this Week: 711

GrepLaw

GrepLaw

Covers news, commentary, and discussion about Internet and computer law and policy. From Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

http://grep.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 769

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/
  • May 31

    Beefing Up Video Description Requirements?

    Beefing Up Video Description Requirements?
    Commission seeks comment on steps to improve, expand accessibility of video-described programming Way back at the dawn of the century (the 21st Century, that is), the FCC adopted rules requiring video providers to include “video…
  • May 31

    On the Way Out: Two Vestigial Remnants of Pre-Online Public File Universe

    On the Way Out: Two Vestigial Remnants of Pre-Online Public File Universe
    Commission proposes to eliminate obligations to include public correspondence in commercial broadcasters’ public files, headend location information in cable operators’. Following through on a promise it made in January, the…
  • May 29

    FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail!

    FCC to Wrongdoers: Answer Your Mail!
    Failure to respond to FCC notices can have adverse consequences. When the FCC proposed to fine Chinese company C.T.S. Technology $34,912,500 a couple of years ago for marketing jammers in the United States, we predicted it would have trouble…
Rank this Week: 3389

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 31

    Ross on Student Speech and Entry Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Ross on Student Speech and Entry Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline
    Catherine J. Ross, George Washington University Law School, and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, is publishing 'Bitch,' Go Directly to Jail: Student Speech and Entry into the School-to-Prison Pipeline in volume 88 of Temple…
  • May 27

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use

    Penney on Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use
    Jon Penney, University of Oxford, Oxford Internet Institute; Citizen Lab, University of Toronto; Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and Dalhousie Unviersity Schulich School of Law, is publishing Chilling Effects:…
  • May 27

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power

    Pasquale on Platform Neutrality and Freedom of Expression Spheres of Private Power
    Frank A. Pasquale III, University of Maryland School of Law, and Yale University Information Society Project, is publishing Platform Neutrality: Enhancing Freedom of Expression in Spheres of Private Power in Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Here…
Rank this Week: 2732

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711

    It's Still the Cable Company, Part 711
    A video on demand service glitch provided me an opportunity to see whether my cable television provider Comcast has made any progress on its customer service.  The result: it's GOTTEN WORSE!How can a company with $74 billion dollars in…
  • May 12

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card

    Conservatives Playing the Victim Card
                The last few weeks has had a remarkable glut of instances where conservatives bemoan their victimhood in the Internet ecosystem.  With much snark and righteous…
  • May 3

    Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?

    Broadband Carrier Quandary: Exploit Bandwidth Scarcity, or Reduce It?
                Comcast enhanced the value position of its broadband subscriptions by increasing the monthly data allowance to 1 Terrabyte (1000 Gigabytes). See…
Rank this Week: 1596

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: 4690

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill

    The content v metadata contest at the heart of the Investigatory Powers Bill
    After more than 30 hours of Commons Committee debate and 1,000 or so proposed Opposition amendments, the Investigatory Powers Bill is moving on to its Report stage. Now is a good time to revisit one of the most fundamental points in the Bill:…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2653

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • May 23

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media

    The Civil War Within Conservative Media
    Though it’s not been well analyzed by mainstream reporters, the so-called conservative media have been split down the middle by the Donald Trump phenomenon.  Outlets like the Drudge Report, Breitbart, and the Washington Times have…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3640

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 4120

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3653

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • May 18

    Proposed changes to UK law affecting telecoms operator

    Proposed changes to UK law affecting telecoms operator
    In today’s Queen’s speech (which sets out the UK Government’s legislative agenda), a number of proposals were made which will impact the UK telecoms sector: the right for every household to access high-speed broadband…
  • Apr 11

    A new universal service broadband obligation for the UK

    A new universal service broadband obligation for the UK
    In November 2015, the David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister, announced the UK government’s intention to introduce a broadband universal service obligation to the UK. Subsequent announcements have clarified that his…
  • Mar 1

    Ofcom to review and update General Conditions of Entitlement affecting all communications providers operating in the UK

    Ofcom to review and update General Conditions of Entitlement affecting all communications providers operating in the UK
    If you read past the Openreach headlines in Ofcom’s Digital Communications Market review, you can find four paragraphs in chapter eight announcing a review of the UK’s General Conditions of Entitlement, which will affect…
Rank this Week: 3232

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/
  • May 17

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo

    Blatant Infringement? Chinese brand “Uncle Martian” mirrors “Under Armour” logo
    Chinese sports manufacturer Fujian Tingfeilong Sports Goods Co. Ltd., recently launched a sports clothing and footwear brand under the name “Uncle Martian.” But for their unoriginal logo, the launch of the brand would not have…
  • May 9

    New country of origin food labeling system

    New country of origin food labeling system
    The Times, They Are A Changin’: From 1 July 2016, new country of origin labeling requirements will become a reality in Australia, with a new food labeling system commencing under the Australian Consumer Law. Both consumers and…
  • May 9

    Socially responsible advertising

    Socially responsible advertising
    On April 6, 2016, the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority considered a complaint made against Guccio Gucci SpA regarding a video, which originally appeared on the website at www.thetimes.co.uk. The advert featured several models…
Rank this Week: 2134

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/
  • May 11

    NESC 2017 Edition to Revise Several Rules Pertinent to Joint Use and Pole Attachment

    NESC 2017 Edition to Revise Several Rules Pertinent to Joint Use and Pole Attachment
    The National Electrical Safety Code (“NESC”), published by the IEEE Standards Association (“IEEE”), is the foremost standard for constructing communications plant using existing utility pole infrastructure.  For…
  • May 10

    Advisory Alert: FCC Adopts Framework for Broad New Regulation

    Advisory Alert: FCC Adopts Framework for Broad New Regulation
    FCC Chairman Wheeler’s plan to extend a new rate regulation regime to so-called business data services (which provide point-to-point transmission of data at guaranteed speeds and service levels), formerly known as “special…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4674

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4836

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: 1904

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: 3645

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: 1280

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: 3255

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: 4458

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: 1253

'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: 1767

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: 1858

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: 3695