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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/
  • Dec 26

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, conservatism, and judicial review
    In a thoughtful recent post, conservative political theorist Peter Lawler comments on my review of Damon Root’s new book on the conservative-libertarian debate over judicial review. Lawler argues that libertarians overemphasize the role…
  • Dec 26

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right

    [Eugene Volokh] Self-defense is a constitutional right
    So holds State v. Hull (Wash. Ct. App. Dec. 17, 2014) (nonprecedential), in an interesting and pretty detailed opinion. Generally speaking, courts rarely have to decide whether there is a constitutional right to self-defense, since all states…
  • Dec 25

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie

    [Ilya Somin] Why political arguments ruin family holiday partie
    Trevor Burrus has an interesting article at Reason that helps explain the common phenonemon of unpleasant political arguments at family gatherings over the holiday season: Politics makes us worse—and at no time more so than around the…
Rank this Week: 9

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law

    A New Publication On French Copyright Law
    Of interest: a new publication by Brad Spitz, The Guide to Copyright in France. Business, Internet, and Litigation (Wolters, Kluwer, 2014).
  • Dec 19

    Scots Wha' Hae!

    Scots Wha' Hae!
    From across the pond, news that a tuxedo cat is striking a blow for feline rights. Jordan, a media-savvy (read his thoughts on life, the Universe and everything here on his Facebook page here) and intellectually curious kitty who lives...
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Dec 24

    See You at the AALS?

    See You at the AALS?
    I’ll be chairing a panel on “Automated Decision-Making” at the AALS’s Jan 2015 conference. It’s co-sponsored by the Section on Internet and Computer Law and the Section on Defamation and Privacy. Please come by…
  • Dec 21

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

    My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs? This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba: “We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale,…
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • 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
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 98

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: 102

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
  • Sep 29

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial

    New ruling in Capitol v MP3Tunes, reduces punitive damages, denies Robertson motion for new trial
    In Capitol Records v. MP3Tunes, the Judge has denied individual defendant Michael Robertson's motion for a new trial, but reduced the punitive damages award on the state law claims for pre-1972 recordings. September 29, 2014, Decision,…
  • Jun 13

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

    2nd Circuit OK's scanning whole books for research as fair use in Authors Guild v HathiTrust
    In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, the US Court of Appeals has ruled that scanning whole books for research purposes is fair use. In HathiTrust, a group of universities took digital scans prepared by Google and stored them in a "digital…
Rank this Week: 109

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Dec 24

    Ending 2014 in Media Policy: out of one election into another – Sally Broughton Micova

    Ending 2014 in Media Policy: out of one election into another – Sally Broughton Micova
    The big European event of the year was, of course, the election of the new European Parliament and Commission. The interruption of the elections left us waiting for the outcome of the Commission’s consultation on copyright, which…
  • Dec 22

    News: ICO backs Global Witness in Data Protection Battle – Media Lawyer

    News: ICO backs Global Witness in Data Protection Battle – Media Lawyer
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has backed Non-Governmental Organisation Global Witness in its battle over protecting its journalistic sources. Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, his company, BSGR, and…
  • Dec 22

    Inforrm is taking a winter break

    Inforrm is taking a winter break
    The legal term in England and Wales ended on Friday 19 December 2014 and the civil courts will not re-open until Monday 12 January 2015.  The Inforrm blog is taking a winter break again this year to allow our editorial team to…
Rank this Week: 129

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX

    RB 214: CopyrightXXX
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Not long ago, illegally downloading a movie could land you in court facing millions of dollars in fines and jailtime. But Hollywood has begun to weather the storm by offering alternatives to piracy…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property [AUDIO]
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
  • Dec 10

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property

    Jessica Silbey on The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property
    Why do people create and innovate? And how does intellectual property law encourage, or discourage, the process? In this talk Jessica Silbey — Professor at Suffolk University Law School — discusses her recent book The Eureka Myth:…
Rank this Week: 150

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/
  • Dec 26

    Consensus in Bitcoin: One system, many model

    Consensus in Bitcoin: One system, many model
    At a technical level, the Bitcoin protocol is a clever solution to the consensus problem in computer science. The idea of consensus is very general — a number of participants together execute a computation to come to agreement about the…
  • Dec 23

    On the Sony Pictures Security Breach

    On the Sony Pictures Security Breach
    The recent security breach at Sony Pictures is one of the most embarrassing breaches ever, though not the most technically sophisticated. The incident raises lots of interesting questions about the current state of security and public policy.…
  • Dec 19

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance
    Today we present an updated version of our paper examining how the ubiquitous use of online tracking cookies can allow an adversary conducting network surveillance to target a user or surveil users en masse. In the initial version of the…
Rank this Week: 193

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: 224

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 26

    Enticing a Minor for Sexual Activity, Text Messages and "Testimony"

    Enticing a Minor for Sexual Activity, Text Messages and "Testimony"
    After a jury convicted Arnold Maurice Mathis “of several child exploitation offenses and the district court sentenced him to a 480-month total term of imprisonment”, he appealed.  U.S. v. Mathis, 767 F.3d 1264 (U.S. Court of…
  • Dec 24

    The Rap Song, the Coaches and Free Speech

    The Rap Song, the Coaches and Free Speech
    In December of 2010, Taylor Bell was an eighteen-year-old senior at Itawamba Agricultural High School who had “no record” of any disciplinary problems aside from a single in-school suspension for tardiness. Bell is an aspiring…
  • Dec 22

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping

    Stalking, Spyware and Wiretapping
    In what the California Court of Appeals called a “case of extreme stalking”, Jose Moreno was convicted of “19 felonies and two misdemeanors, . . .  sentenced to 19 years four months in prison and required to register as…
Rank this Week: 283

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 19

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie

    TWiL 286: Litigious Orcs and SOPA Zombie
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Sarah Pearson. 12 years of Creative Commons, is Cox liable for customers sharing illegal content? Drones, the first amendment and more. Guests: Jake Heller and Margot Kaminski Download or subscribe to this show…
  • Dec 12

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM

    TWiL 285: Rainy Day DRM
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, is Pirate Bay sunk? Hacking the Keurig DRM, and more. Guests: David Levine, Annemarie Bridy and Jonathan Mayer Photo credit: Robert Couse-Baker …
  • Dec 5

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone

    TWiL 284: Game of Drone
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Drone cinematography in OK GO's new music video, FAA's approval of film production drones, drones that can stalk people, privacy cases and concerns, drone insurance and regulations for production, responsible drone…
Rank this Week: 298

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 24

    News Round-up: Tech Awards, a New Nexis, Online Tax Appeals, and More

    News Round-up: Tech Awards, a New Nexis, Online Tax Appeals, and More
    Here is a round-up of notable news from the last couple weeks: TechnoLawyer has announced its TL NewsWire Top 10 and 25 Products of 2015. Its top pick of the year: pdfDocs 4.1 from DocsCorp, which TechnoLawyer praises as designed specifically…
  • Dec 23

    End of Year Brings Closing of Two Sites I’ve Previously Reviewed

    End of Year Brings Closing of Two Sites I’ve Previously Reviewed
    We often mark the debut of law-related websites and products here, but this post is about two sites — both previously reviewed here — that are closing down as 2014 comes to an end. One of the products that impressed me earlier…
  • Dec 23

    Announcing a New Advertising Alliance with Lawyerist

    Announcing a New Advertising Alliance with Lawyerist
    I am often contacted by vendors interested in advertising on LawSites. While I am more than happy to have their ads, I am not comfortable with dealing with them directly, given that my focus here is on reviewing vendors’ products and…
Rank this Week: 302

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: 329

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 364

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: 399

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…
  • 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
  • Sep 8

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan
    I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan in order to begin raising money in the spring.
Rank this Week: 567

Center for Citizen Media Blog

Center for Citizen Media Blog

Covers issues related to grassroots media and citizen journalism. From the Center for Citizen Media, affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism & the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

http://citmedia.org/blog
  • Jun 5

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Traffic Rankings, Search Engines, and Search Engine Optimization

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Traffic Rankings, Search Engines, and Search Engine Optimization
    (This is the seventeenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent…
  • Jun 3

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Web Statistic

    Citizen Media Business Issues: Web Statistic
    (This is the sixteenth in a series of postings about citizen media business issues. See the introduction here. All of these entries are considered to be in “beta” and will be revised and refined as they find a home on a more permanent…
  • Apr 23

    Investigative Blogger Raising Fund

    Investigative Blogger Raising Fund
    Firedoglake is raising money to pay for investigative blogging.
Rank this Week: 571

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
  • Dec 27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-26
    Letters of the law: The year in tech policy https://t.co/6hm0Odt7EQ -> “The Interview” with downloads massive copyright infringement http://t.co/u4g4h68hEY -> Conviction for possession pornography after downloading from…
  • Dec 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-24
    RPX will buy 4,000 patents from Rockstar Consortium members for $900 million http://t.co/b3YzBL6q1l -> Ireland weighs in on Microsoft email privacy case | Microsoft Pri0 http://t.co/gNFw5qE0MR -> It's no surprise that RPX has gobbled up…
  • Dec 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-23
    blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-22 http://t.co/SQfiuHsOxs -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-22: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-21: More than … http://t.co/OxJJSx0I2H -> Here's…
Rank this Week: 572

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com/blog-2/
Rank this Week: 640

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 646

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/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 681

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

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

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

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

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 690

Media Law

Media Law

Covers freedom of the press. By Robert J. Ambrogi.

http://medialaw.legaline.com/
  • Dec 16

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector
    I have been playing around with a handy little device called the HoverCam Mini 5.  Billed as a pocket-sized scanner, it is actually a 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera that functions as both an overhead scanner and a video projector. You…
  • Dec 13

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor
    In January, I am slated to become president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, the premier legal charity supporting access to justice and civil legal services in Massachusetts. I am particularly honored because 2014 is a momentous year for…
  • Dec 13

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 830

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/
  • Dec 23

    D.C. Circuit Rebuffs SoundExchange in CRB Appeal of SDARS/PSS Royalty Rate

    D.C. Circuit Rebuffs SoundExchange in CRB Appeal of SDARS/PSS Royalty Rate
    But Sirius XM, which succeeded before the CRB, may not be happy that its victory was upheld. When it comes to setting copyright royalty rates, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) enjoys considerable leeway. Just ask the U.S. Court of Appeals…
  • Dec 23

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Hearing Aid Compatibility Proceeding

    Update: Comment Deadlines Set in Hearing Aid Compatibility Proceeding
    A couple of weeks ago we reported on a request from the Wireless Telecommunications and Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureaus for comments to refresh the record in a couple of proceedings relating to hearing aid compatibility regulations.…
  • Dec 22

    Wireless Bureau Provides Guidance on Data Roaming Rate

    Wireless Bureau Provides Guidance on Data Roaming Rate
    Benchmarks established, other policy aspects clarified in response to T-Mobile petition The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has given the wireless industry an early Christmas gift by granting T-Mobile’s Petition for Declaratory…
Rank this Week: 865

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: 886

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: 974

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1071

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: 1108

Media and Communications Law…

Media and Communications Law Society

Covers communications law and media policy. From the Suffolk University Law School.

http://suffolkmedialaw.com
  • Nov 12

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law

    First Amendment Activist Mary Beth Tinker Comes to Suffolk Law
    Suffolk University Law School will host an event where First Amendment Activist, Mary Beth Tinker, will detail the story of a small gesture of protest having an incredible impact. Because of said protest, the Supreme Court eventually ruled…
  • Feb 6

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’

    ‘Justice Alito’s First Amendment’
    By Justin Silverman Suffolk University Law School will host its 5th annual Masterman Institute on March 6, featuring a discussion on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and his approach to the First Amendment. The event is free and…
  • Jan 30

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

    The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second
    By Justin Silverman Eight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun control, The Journal News in Lower…
Rank this Week: 1151

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Dec 14

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study

    Snapchat Data Breach – A Case Study
    In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client, SnapSaved.…
  • Dec 7

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security

    NIST Framework as Basis for Standard of Care for Cyber Security
    When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) released its Cybersecurity Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”), (a priority program for the federal…
  • Nov 19

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure

    Cyber Security Indeed: Derivative Action Dismissed Where Board Proactively Addressed Cyber Risks and Exposure
    In the first of what is certain to become a cottage industry of derivative lawsuits involving alleged inadequate cybersecurity and deficient public disclosures, on October 20, 2014, a New Jersey federal court granted a motion to dismiss filed…
Rank this Week: 1175

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 19

    FCC Proposes Moving Radio, Satellite TV/Radio, and Cable TV Public Files Online

    FCC Proposes Moving Radio, Satellite TV/Radio, and Cable TV Public Files Online
    By Lauren Lynch Flick Yesterday, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing that broadcast radio licensees, satellite TV/radio licensees, and cable system operators move the bulk of their public inspection files online. The…
  • Dec 11

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering
    By Scott R. Flick The FCC announced in March of this year that it would begin treating TV Joint Sales Agreements between two local TV stations involving more than 15% of a station's advertising time as an attributable ownership interest. …
  • Nov 25

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim November 2014 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and…
Rank this Week: 1224

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

Covers current law and technology developments affecting business and society. By Nanyang Business School Professor Harry SK Tan.

http://bytelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader
    In what appears to be a straightforward case of licensors of Animeware - ODEX - for illegal downloading of pirated copies by thousands, Odex filed suits against all the local commercial ISPs to obtain the identities of those who downloaded…
  • Aug 19

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?
    Day 1 of State of Play Conference. Interestingly the latest case reported of the synthetic worlds is the case of EROS LLC suing Volkov Catteneo” who broke the sex program’s copy protection and sold unauthorized copies. So naturally…
  • Aug 19

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 1249

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Dec 22

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up

    Top 10 Legal Mistakes For Start-Up
    1. You Haven’t Lawyered Up. OK, that may be a little dramatic, but the worst case scenario is that you have a handshake deal with your co-founders. After all, we are all buds, this won’t go wrong. Even if it never goes wrong, you…
  • Dec 8

    Thinking of buying your child their own laptop or smart phone? Read this first – a look at whether parents are liable for their kids’ online behavior

    Thinking of buying your child their own laptop or smart phone? Read this first – a look at whether parents are liable for their kids’ online behavior
    A Georgia seventh-grader created a fake Facebook profile that defamed a classmate, according to this Wall Street Journal story.   In middle school fashion (I am not looking forward to parenting through this period), a boy created a fake…
  • Nov 29

    Catching Up on the Issues with Last Week Tonight

    Catching Up on the Issues with Last Week Tonight
    With a couple of trials and teaching Digital Media Law this semester, I have fallen behind. Luckily, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver has been doing summaries of some of the recent hot topics on the Internet.  So, let me take the short…
Rank this Week: 1369

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Dec 4

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog

    5 Reasons Not to “Right-Click” a Google Image for Your Blog
    Google and other image search engines are a free and easy way to get visual information. Search engines are not the best way to find an image for your blog. Your copy of an online search image may not cause trouble if used in an off-line…
  • Nov 21

    .bank is here!

    .bank is here!
    On September 25, 2014, the Internet Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted the application of fTLD Registry Services (FRS) to operate a new Top Level Domain (TLD) exclusively for the banking industry: .bank. When…
  • Nov 20

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA

    FTC Seeks Your Comments on Proposed Verifiable Parental Consent under COPPA
    Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is seeking public comment on a second verifiable parental consent method required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The applicant, AgeCheq, is an online…
Rank this Week: 1472

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger
             During this sabbatical year, I have had more opportunities for air travel. While I still marvel at the opportunity to be somewhere on the other side of the globe in a day, I cannot believe how…
Rank this Week: 1514

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

The M.E.L.O.N. Feed

Covers multimedia and entertainment law news. By Berman Entertainment & Technology Law.

http://beatblog.typepad.com/melon/
Rank this Week: 1610

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

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

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 1628

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: 1797

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/
  • Sep 12

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law

    California’s “Yelp” Bill Becomes Law
    In this age social media justice, sooner or later you’re going to have an encounter with a negative online review, whether your a business owner, or simply a consumer. It seems like it’s becoming an accepted aspect of our lives.…
  • Jul 9

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

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

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
Rank this Week: 1862

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Dec 22

    Thank You for 2014 - Best Wishes for 2015

    Thank You for 2014 - Best Wishes for 2015
    This is the time of year when many of you are celebrating holidays; spending time with family, friends and loved ones; bidding farewell to 2014; and looking forward to the New Year - 2015. A time when many of us pause to reflect on the past…
  • Dec 10

    Fraud in Digital Advertising - ANA Report Released

    Fraud in Digital Advertising - ANA Report Released
    Yesterday (December 9), the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) released a study, "The Bot Baseline: Fraud in Digital Advertising," exposing the significant fraud present in media buying on the Internet. The losses to the industry for…
  • Nov 3

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care
    Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to attend and make a presentation at an mHealth and the Law Workshop in Washington, D.C., convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and supported by a grant from the…
Rank this Week: 1896

Business, Entertainment, Sports &…

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

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

http://best.arclg.com/
  • Jun 2

    Podcast: Tribute Band

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

    Podcast: 2014 Academy Award

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

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014

    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014
    Podcast: CLA Music Business Seminar 2014 This month on the Business Entertainment Sports and Technology Law Podcast, we get you ready for the upcoming California Lawyers for the Arts Music Business Seminar. Join ARC Law Group partner Mark…
Rank this Week: 1924

Entertainment Litigation

Entertainment Litigation

Provides analysis and commentary on newly-filed cases, decisions and other developments in the arts and entertainment industry. By Hank Fastoff.

http://www.entertainmentlitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2076

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2110

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
  • Jul 3

    Distinguishing Advertising from Search Result

    Distinguishing Advertising from Search Result
    As part of its ongoing effort to provide guidance to digital advertisers (including the recent release of the updated digital advertising guidance, “dot.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising“),…
  • May 17

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
    In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“Rules”), the FTC recently published a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs“) with information on how to…
  • May 16

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
    In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“Rules”), the FTC recently published a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs“) with information on how to…
Rank this Week: 2121