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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/
  • Apr 23

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision

    [Paul Cassell] The crime victim’s reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision
    The Supreme Court has just released its decision in the Paroline case earlier this morning.  I’m working on a longer post about the decision, but my co-counsel (James Marsh) and I have just had a chance to communicate with our…
  • Apr 23

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage

    [Ilya Somin] On freedom of speech, social tolerance, and opposition to gay marriage
    I agree with most of the points made in this recent statement on the forced resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla, put together by co-blogger Dale Carpenter and several other prominent gay rights advocates. Like the signers, I support…
  • Apr 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Another 5-4 decision, but not another left-right split
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court decided Paroline v. United States, concerning the limits of restitution victims of child pornography may seek under 18 U.S.C. section 2259.  Splitting 5-4, the Court held that restitution is proper…
Rank this Week: 11

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon

    HBO Agrees To Provide Its Programming To Amazon
    Amazon and HBO have signed a licensing deal to make HBO programming available exclusively on Amazon Prime beginning May 21st. Among the popular shows slated for release on Amazon Prime and Amazon Fire TV: Veep, The Newsroom, and Girls.…
  • Apr 15

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time

    Berlusconi To Serve a Year of Community Service Rather Than Prison Time
    A Milanese court has agreed that Silvio Berlusconi may serve a year of community service in lieu of four years in prison because of his age. The former Italian Prime Minister and owner of a media empire had been sentenced...
  • Apr 14

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014

    Pulitzer Prize Board Announces Winners For 2014
    The Pulitzer Prize Board has named its winners for 2014. On the list: The Guardian US and the Washington Post won for public service, for coverage of the Edward Snowden story, the Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for...
Rank this Week: 15

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 19

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 23

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz
    So, by now, you know that if you want an enforceable online agreement, you need to implement it as a mandatory clickthrough. With that settled, it’s time to address an advanced topic: what evidence can you offer a judge to...
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Apr 22

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security

    Mesh Networks Won’t Fix Internet Security
    There’s no doubt that the quality of tech reporting in major newspapers has improved in recent years. It’s rare these days to see a story in, say, the New York Times whose fundamental technical premise is wrong. Still, it does…
  • Apr 21

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert

    Eternal vigilance is a solvable technology problem: A proposal for streamlined privacy alert
    Consider three recent news articles about online privacy: Google+ added a new feature that shows view counts on everything you post, including your photos. It’s enabled by default, but if you don’t want to be part of the…
  • Apr 15

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason

    Bitcoin hacks and thefts: The underlying reason
    Emin Gün Sirer has a fascinating post about how the use of NoSQL caused technical failures that led to the demise of Bitcoin exchanges Flexcoin and Poloniex. But these are only the latest in a long line of hacks of exchanges, other…
Rank this Week: 136

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 294

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/
Rank this Week: 207

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 318

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: 333

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
  • Feb 1

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?

    What is the Difference Between ™, ®, and ©?
    You see these symbols every day, but what do they mean? Here is a handy guide to help you understand the difference between ™, ®, and ©. ™ ™ stand for “trademark.” When you see a ™ next to a word,…
Rank this Week: 295

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: 349

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’

    Back Up Your Cloud with ‘Backupify’
    Have you ever thought about whether you should back up your law firm’s cloud? If your cloud service goes down or loses files, where will that leave you? A recent report from Forrester Research cautions that businesses should back up…
  • Apr 22

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc

    First Look: Sony Digital Paper for Taking Notes, Reading and Annotating Doc
    Just after ABA Techshow, I published a post listing my picks for the top 10 product announcements at the show. My #2 pick was Sony’s Digital Paper, a remarkably thin (.26 inches) and light (12.6 oz.) tablet-like device with a…
  • Apr 16

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’

    We Test WordRake’s Beta Version 2.0 on ‘McCutcheon’
    When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan. If WordRake could improve on Scalia…
Rank this Week: 489

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

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

    An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade

    An Internet-on-Airplanes Upgrade
    FCC gives co-primary status to “Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft” uplinks. The FCC has given in-flight Internet an upgrade. Late in 2012, the FCC authorized use of earth stations installed on aircraft to communicate with…
  • Apr 21

    Reminder: Live Webinar Review of Aereo Oral Argument - 4/22/14

    Reminder: Live Webinar Review of Aereo Oral Argument - 4/22/14
    There’s nothing like a Supreme Court argument to get the Main Stream Media’s attention. With tomorrow’s argument in the Aereo case nearly here, it seems that all the MSM (well, at least the Washington Post, the New York…
  • Apr 21

    Drone Even Go There: On Newsgathering, Drones and the FAA

    Drone Even Go There: On Newsgathering, Drones and the FAA
    The FAA’s anti-drone posturing: procedurally, practically and constitutionally unsound They say that tragedy plus time equals comedy. Sometimes that may be true. But when the tragedy is severe enough, tragedy plus time equals…
Rank this Week: 576

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 18

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well

    TWiL 255: Teach Your Robots Well
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Regulating robots, remixing music and fair use, the Aereo Supreme Court case, and more! Guests: James Barrat, Brandon Butler Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 522

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-17
    Conviction under DMCA for selling mod chips US v. SILVIUS, Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit 2014 http://t.co/qw8bs0GNAv -> Right to publish by electronic means includes ebooks HARPERCOLLINS v. OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED SD New York 2014…
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-16
    Premier League drops copyright infringement case against YouTube http://t.co/ZXQqZOGLz1 -> All sent and received e-mails in Gmail will be analyzed, says Google http://t.co/hG71XrEZmI -> Do Patents Truly Promote Innovation?…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-15
    What is use of a trade mark in the internet context? McMillan LLP v http://t.co/Qg3hLmt1TO, Inc, 2014 TMOB 51 http://t.co/1sks1olqKI -> 1 in 5 U.S. internet users have had sensitive data stolen http://t.co/2750asDQaF -> Illegal download…
Rank this Week: 406

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/
  • Mar 21

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work

    Norway, Extended Collective Licensing, and Orphan Work
    (by Peter Hirtle) On 10-11 March, the Copyright Office sponsored a roundtable on the problem of orphan works: works protected by copyright whose authors cannot be located. I didn't attend, but you can find summaries of the discussion here,…
  • Nov 3

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue

    Sharing Archival Collections in the 21st Century: Legal Issue
    Key Resources for Nov 4, 2013 Workshop Is it still in copyright? Stanford Copyright & Fair Use site http://fairuse.stanford.edu/charts-and-tools/ links to Peter Hirtle chart, Stanford copyright renewal database, Digital Image Rights…
  • Oct 27

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)

    Notes from an Accidental Advocate for the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)
    by Susan Nevelow Mart By way of introduction, you might wonder: what is the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA)? UELMA was approved in July 2011 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (now the Uniform…
Rank this Week: 524

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

A blog that 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: 654

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/
  • Dec 17

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

    Inter Partes Review Proceeding A Potent New Resource For Companies Accused of Patent Infringement
    The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) recently issued its first final written decision under the new inter partes review process made available in 2012 by the America Invents Act.  In Garmin Int’l…
  • Nov 22

    New Patent Law Expands Scope of Prior Art

    New Patent Law Expands Scope of Prior Art
    The America Invents Act (“AIA”), which became fully effective on March 16, 2013, has fundamentally changed U.S. patent law. Some of the most important of these changes relate to the scope of prior art available under 35 U.S.C.…
  • Nov 18

    “Transformative Use” Following the Google Books Decision

    “Transformative Use” Following the Google Books Decision
    On November 14, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the plaintiff’s copyright suit in The Authors Guild, Inc. v. Google, Inc.  The decision was based on the Court’s determination that…
Rank this Week: 506

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • Jan 29

    Don’t Tread on Spry Fox!

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

    IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner to Feature John Romero and David Jaffe

    IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner to Feature John Romero and David Jaffe
    The Second Annual IGDA Foundation Charity Dinner will be on the evening of Thursday, October 27th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, LAX, in Los Angeles, in conjunction with this year’s IGDA Leadership Forum. This year John Romero will be…
  • Sep 9

    Hey Indie…Head’s UP, You have a Target on Your Back!

    Hey Indie…Head’s UP, You have a Target on Your Back!
    While you have been buried deep in your design, code and art for your game, dark forces have been gathering - planning your enslavement. Notch’s success with Minecraft got a lot of attention. And not just from the gamer community but also…
Rank this Week: 769

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

Covers intellectual property, entertainment and media law. By Ken Davidson.

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Oct 2

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)

    Time Warp: October 3, 2007 (Family Guy)
    On this day in 2007, the copyright owner of the song “When You Wish Upon A Star” sued the makers of Family Guy for copyright infringement. In Bourne Co. v. Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Bourne claimed that the song “I Need A Jew”…
  • Aug 2

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu

    Blawgertainment Is on Hiatu
    Blawgertainment is on hiatus. We’ll be back after Labor Day. A safe and relaxing August to all.
  • May 19

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement

    Makers of The Oregon Trail Video Game Sue Zynga for Trademark Infringement
    The Learning Company has sued Zynga for infringing its trademark for “The Oregon Trail” video games. Zynga intends to sell its own version of the classic frontier-era game under the name “FrontierVille Oregon Trail.” According to the…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 497

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

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

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 4915

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: 4597

Defero Law

Defero Law

Community of UK legal bloggers.

http://www.deferolaw.com/profiles/blog/list
  • Apr 23

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?

    Could bedroom tax be one step to far?
    In recent months the Government decided to introduce the so called ‘bedroom tax’ policy, this policy is designed to free up any under occupied homes allowing bigger families to replace previous tenants. This is all based upon how…
  • Apr 23

    Are first time buyers being forced out?

    Are first time buyers being forced out?
    Although recent news has suggested that the overall number of first time buyers has dramatically increased bringing new values to the market, other news suggested otherwise. It has been said that many new property owners trying to get onto…
  • Apr 22

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly

    Dismissing a whistle blower fairly
    Was it fair to dismiss a whistle blowing employee, a police officer, who was making disclosures regarding his colleagues' treatment of victims? Yes, where the employee's behaviour in raising the disclosures - rather than the disclosures…
Rank this Week: 1740

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Aereo Lesson

    Aereo Lesson
                The Aereo technology and litigation offer several insights on how we will access video entertainment going forward and who has superior bargaining leverage.  Once upon a…
  • Mar 22

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast
             Soon after capitulating to Comcast’s surcharge demand for improved treatment of its traffic, Netflix got better downstream delivery speeds.  Apparently Comcast did not have to…
  • Mar 11

    Scale and the Comcast-TWC Acquisition

    Scale and the Comcast-TWC Acquisition
               Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt hosts The Digital Show on Business Radio 24/7-- Business Talk from Wharton, channel 111 on Sirius/XM satellite radio.  He invites major thinkers…
Rank this Week: 960

One Lawyer's Mission

One Lawyer's Mission

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

http://www.onelawyersmission.com/
  • Apr 22

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

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

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

    Day 35 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Antidotes and Mindful Vigilance
    Even at our most mindful, could we ever possibly think that we could really watch the watchmen? 35 When accustomed to afflictive emotions, it will be difficult to stop them through antidotes, Therefore the person of mindfulness and vigilance,…
  • Apr 17

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence

    Day 34 of the Bodhisattva in Lent: Without Harsh Words, in Silence
    A friend of mine just recently returned from a silent retreat and, though down the road a bit, I’ve determined that I shall imitate him on my birthday this upcoming August and have it be a completely quiet day in my life… 34…
Rank this Week: 2037

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Apr 22

    Eleventh Circuit Construes 'Called Party' Consent Provision of TCPA

    Eleventh Circuit Construes 'Called Party' Consent Provision of TCPA
     By Andrew Glass and Greg Blase  Courts continue to weigh in on the evolving body of law under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.  Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit joined the conversation on…
  • Apr 17

    FTC Has Power to Regulate Data Security Practices, Court Rule

    FTC Has Power to Regulate Data Security Practices, Court Rule
    By Jenny Paul, Roberta Anderson and Marty Stern  In a closely watched case, a federal district court judge last week ruled that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies for data…
  • Apr 15

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator

    ECJ Decision Broadens Protections For Database Creator
     By Tobias Bosch and Jenny Paul  The European Court of Justice has issued a decision that appears to broaden the legal protection accorded to databases, finding that data scraping by dedicated meta search engines infringes the…
Rank this Week: 3800

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online [AUDIO]
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 22

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online

    Elisa Kreisinger on Fair Use(r): Art and Copyright Online
    With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise…
  • Apr 15

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]

    Primavera Di Filippi on Ethereum: Freenet or Skynet? [AUDIO]
    Ethereum is a contract validating and enforcing system based on a distributed public ledger such as the one implemented by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. The system allows for the management of complex distributed autonomous organizations, which…
Rank this Week: 2234

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 21

    Political Correctness Takes a Turn for the Worse

    Political Correctness Takes a Turn for the Worse
    It’s widely understood that “political correctness” can be employed as a speech-killing device.   But it’s only been in recent times that we’ve been able to witness the full range of its lethality. From…
  • Apr 1

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair
    The recent Washington Post story linking the Koch brothers to the Keystone XL Pipeline, via their leaseholds on acreage in the Alberta, Canada, tar sands, is interesting because of what was said in the piece, and because of what its critics…
  • Mar 27

    Orts and All

    Orts and All
    Facebook Buys the Oculus Rift.  As mentioned here a few months ago, the video game trade press has been wildly enthusiastic about the development of the VR headset called Oculus Rift.  And why not?  By all reports the OR…
Rank this Week: 3630

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

All Your Law Are Belong to Us

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

http://www.allyourlawarebelongtous.com/
  • Apr 18

    eSports and Live Streaming Panel at NYLS

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

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame

    TimeWarner/Comcast, Net Neutrality and Videogame
    Comcast has recently announced its purchase of the notoriously awful TimeWarner Cable for $45.2 billion dollars. Earlier in January, the D.C. Court of Appeals put the kabosh on the FCC’s proposed net neutrality…
  • Mar 11

    Battlefield 4: China Rising; with EA Stock Price

    Battlefield 4: China Rising; with EA Stock Price
      Electronic Arts is in trouble again and maybe the video game industry can learn from this.  A couple years ago, EA settled a lawsuit alleging that it was overcharging for its football simulation franchises. Now, EA is in trouble…
Rank this Week: 2056

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
  • Apr 18

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird

    Fan Fiction Gets Weird
    Popular author L.J. Smith of the Vampire Diaries series was terminated by her publisher and replaced with a ghostwriter. Some fans are content to continue reading the now ghostwritten series. Other fans are buycotting. What did L.J.…
  • Jan 16

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam

    Gov. Chris Christie’s Four Liter Jersey Traffic Jam
    Irresistable mash-up by “the Bosses” for the Gov, delighting both my ”Jersey Girl” and copyright lawyer personalities.
  • Dec 29

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.

    A new Picasso — and a hefty tax bill.
    Jeffrey Gonano of Wexford in western Pennsylvania won the lottery for the 1914 Picasso painting L’Homme au Gibus (Man in the Opera Hat).  Mr. Gonano had purchased one of the 50,000 lottery tickets that had been sold for…
Rank this Week: 2953

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L.…

Faruki, Ireland & Cox P.L.L. Business Litigation Blog

Covers data security, intellectual property, advertising & media, and business litigation.

http://businesslitigationinfo.com
Rank this Week: 1707

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    Broadcasters Get a Free Throw in Aereo Case

    Broadcasters Get a Free Throw in Aereo Case
    By Scott R. Flick Oral arguments before the Supreme Court are less than a week away in the Aereo case, and broadcasters are feeling pretty good about their chances. With the Department of Justice, Professor Nimmer (who, along with his…
  • Apr 2

    The Supreme Court Giveth Where the FCC Taketh Away

    The Supreme Court Giveth Where the FCC Taketh Away
    By Scott R. Flick After Monday's FCC meeting left television broadcasters facing higher expenses and lower revenues by restricting the use of Joint Sales Agreements and joint retransmission negotiations, broadcasters were due for some good…
  • Mar 26

    IRS Ruling Affects Media (and Other) Businesses Dabbling in Bitcoin Use

    IRS Ruling Affects Media (and Other) Businesses Dabbling in Bitcoin Use
    By Scott R. Flick While it has been around since 2009, Bitcoin has seen substantial media coverage in the past few months. Media outlets (as well as many other businesses) have been increasingly dabbling in the Bitcoin world, if for no…
Rank this Week: 3058

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 3682

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 4313

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: 4542

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2396

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/
  • Apr 10

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)

    C.R.E.A.M. (Copyright Rules Everything Around Music)
    it ain’t just music, it’s a piece of art, it’s a capture of time….music chronicles time, and this is a chronicle of our time….Art is art, but at the same time generations’ tastes are changing- RZA (April…
  • Feb 27

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era

    Blurred Lines? Calculating Music Royalties in the Digital Era
    A new music trend can spark a pop culture movement or at least entertain us with shock value. On the business and legal side, a new trend can alter the way in which the entire music industry operates. The latest music business trend is no…
  • Feb 17

    The Great Royalty Debate

    The Great Royalty Debate
    ASCAP. BMI. Pandora. SiruisXM. SoundExchange. Five parties. Three lawsuits. One issue: royalties. While artists, labels, and music services continue to explore ways to maintain healthy revenue streams within the music industry, recent music…
Rank this Week: 2059

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Apr 9

    ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?

    ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?
    On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The…
  • Dec 16

    Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón issues damning opinion on the Data Retention Directive

    Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón issues damning opinion on the Data Retention Directive
    Last week (12/12/2013), a serious blow was dealt to one of the fundamental building blocks establishing the legal framework for retention of data for law enforcement across Europe.  Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón (AG)…
  • Dec 12

    Insight to China, India and Japan’s communications markets from Ofcom report

    Insight to China, India and Japan’s communications markets from Ofcom report
    Ofcom this week published its most recent report comparing the UK’s communications (telecoms, TV, radio, web and post) market with 16 other countries, including China, India and Japan.  Whilst Ofcom’s press releases have…
Rank this Week: 3211

Ad Nauseam

Ad Nauseam

Covers legal issues in advertising and media.

http://www.adnauseamblog.org/
  • Apr 9

    Do False Advertising Suits Have a Leg to Stand On Anymore?

    Do False Advertising Suits Have a Leg to Stand On Anymore?
        It’s not often the Supreme Court issues opinions that directly impact intellectual property issues, but just a week ago, the Court shed some light on who may sue for a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act. In…
  • Apr 7

    Electronic Cigarette Advertising: What Regulations Can Be Expected?

    Electronic Cigarette Advertising: What Regulations Can Be Expected?
    Electronic cigarettes have garnered much press over the past few weeks. In an article for the New York Times entitled “Selling a Poison by the Barrel: Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes”, Matt Richtel points to statistics of…
  • Mar 27

    Ad Nauseum CLE Event – Ethics in Social Media Panel

    Ad Nauseum CLE Event – Ethics in Social Media Panel
    IP Jobtrack Event Blog Post   Spring is here (or so they say…) and so is the time to click here and register for NYLS Ad Nauseam’s Spring Event!  This year, we highlight how social media shapes new trends…
Rank this Week: 2057

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Apr 9

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier

    The Insurance Industry and ICANN: The Next Frontier
    We all take the Internet for granted.  Short of a power outage taking down phone lines, cell towers and satellite transmissions, the Internet will always there. Like death and taxes, you can count on it. Not that the paradigm will change…
  • Mar 6

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing

    The Dos and Don’ts of Navigating The Cloud: A Business Guide For Cloud Computing
    Cloud computing is the storage of data on remote computer servers and the sharing and transmittal of such information by way of the internet. Use of the cloud enables both businesses and casual users to maintain as much or as little…
  • Mar 3

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!

    New York Court to Sony: No Personal Injury Coverage for You!
    As many of us have been saying since the advent of cyber insurance coverage, cyber policies potentially cover privacy risks and exposures, not Commercial General Liability policies, be it under a property damage or a personal/advertising…
Rank this Week: 4099

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 8

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision
    I am a fair-weather blogger, and so I cannot remember the last time I had so many visits or retweets in a day.  Piggybacking on the unexpected traffic boost, here are ten things worth reading (from various sources) about the reason for…
  • Apr 8

    The data retention parrot

    The data retention parrot
    One of the most-read posts on this site is a 2009 set of ten questions about data retention legislation in Ireland. It was written with a mixture of anger and detail. Today’s post contains neither. Instead, it’s relieved –…
  • Mar 17

    All change please, all change

    All change please, all change
    Three job-related announcements. 1. The University of Edinburgh has advertised a post (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) in “digital media law”.  As you will see from the job description, there are a number of specific research…
Rank this Week: 2613

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Medical Negligence Explained

    Medical Negligence Explained
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Mar 17

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace

    Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
  • Feb 24

    Drinking, Driving and the Law

    Drinking, Driving and the Law
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
Rank this Week: 2113

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
Rank this Week: 3577

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Apr 1

    ICANN Reader: IANA Transition Away from U.S. Draws Widespread Concern

    ICANN Reader: IANA Transition Away from U.S. Draws Widespread Concern
    Three things can happen when you pass the football, and two of them are bad. A roundup of reaction to the news that the U.S. Department of Commerce will be transferring its oversight role for key functions in the domain name system to an…
  • Feb 6

    The Latest on ICANN's New gTLD Program: Business Opportunities and Legal Risk

    The Latest on ICANN's New gTLD Program: Business Opportunities and Legal Risk
    On March 5, Bloomberg BNA is putting on a free webinar, "The Latest on ICANN's gTLD Program: Today’s Business Opportunities and Legal Risks." This webinar promises to be well worth the time of anyone with a business or law practice…
  • Feb 6

    Cyberlaw Review 2014: Electronic Surveillance, Emerging Payment Technologie

    Cyberlaw Review 2014: Electronic Surveillance, Emerging Payment Technologie
    Legal experts and policy officials comment on significant developments, and likely 2014 hotspots, for electronic surveillance and emerging payment technologies.
Rank this Week: 1735