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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/
  • Feb 22

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone
    A federal magistrate judge in Chicago has rejected a request by the government for a provision in a search warrant that would authorize agents to compel people present to unlock seized phones using biometric readers. I think the judge was…
  • Feb 22

    [Eugene Volokh] IMDb likely has First Amendment right to display people’s age

    [Eugene Volokh] IMDb likely has First Amendment right to display people’s age
    A recently enacted California law, AB 1687, requires websites that “provide employment services to an individual for a subscription payment” to stop publishing a subscriber’s age whenever the subscriber so demands. In…
  • Feb 22

    [Sasha Volokh] 11/9 Coalition statement on Trump’s original travel ban

    [Sasha Volokh] 11/9 Coalition statement on Trump’s original travel ban
    As Trump prepares to perhaps issue a new travel ban soon, it’s helpful to remember what were the problems with the original travel ban. Here’s a link to the Feb. 9 Ninth Circuit decision upholding the preliminary injunction…
Rank this Week: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 10

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action
    A new tool being released today for patent lawyers and paralegals uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help prepare responses to office actions and then uses analytics to help predict how the case is likely to…
  • Feb 22

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign
    asian woman hand holding tablet and using tablet in coffee shop with vintage toned. Last June, this blog reported on plans by Adobe and other industry groups, working through a group called the Cloud Signature Consortium, to build an open…
  • Feb 21

    Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank

    Many U.S. Legal Newspapers Among Group Acquired By Japanese Company SoftBank
    Thirteen regional U.S. legal newspapers are among a group of newspapers that have been acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., the Japanese multi-national that also owns Sprint and that is known for its investments in the technology industry.…
Rank this Week: 61

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
  • Feb 15

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"

    The Law Office, Commercial Burglary and "Misdemeanor Shoplifting"
    This post examines an opinion from the California Court ofAppeal – Second District: People v. Thomas, 2017 WL 527379 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that inNovember 2012, appellant was charged with seven counts of…
Rank this Week: 219

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
  • Feb 20

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW
    Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1. Here is the abstract. Due to limits on the scope of the Fourth Amendment and numerous exceptions to…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Feb 23

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U
    Wi-Fi is one of the great technological successes of our age. It gives fast, reliable data transmission by anyone for any purpose. No FCC license is needed. No single provider controls the technology. The equipment is inexpensive and…
  • Feb 21

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along

    Mobile Now Legislation, Moving Along
    High-stakes spectrum lobbying gears up Last year, we reported on the proposed Mobile Now Act, the darling of U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee,…
  • Feb 20

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines now and through early April apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
Rank this Week: 3261

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Feb 23

    RIP, SHA-1

    RIP, SHA-1
    Today’s cryptography news is that researchers have discovered a collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Though long-expected, this is a notable milestone in the evolution of crypto standards. Kudos to Marc Stevens, Elie…
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
  • Feb 18

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing

    Mitigating the Increasing Risks of an Insecure Internet of Thing
    The emergence and proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices on industrial, enterprise, and home networks brings with it unprecedented risk. The potential magnitude of this risk was made concrete in October 2016, when insecure…
Rank this Week: 475

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
Rank this Week: 2022

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1971

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 5117

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

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

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation

    Copyrightability of private standards in federal regulation
    On February 2, 2017, a federal trial court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled, in a 55-page opinion, that private standards developing organizations (“SDOs”) do not lose their copyright or trademark protection if a federal regulation…
  • Feb 9

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof

    Use them or lose: US trademarks put to the proof
    In the United States, a trademark owner must use their mark in commerce to maintain a federal trademark registration. This requirement is different from many other countries which do not require use of the mark to maintain registration.…
  • Jan 5

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade

    Settlement restricting Grey Marketing not an unreasonable restraint of trade
    In Mars Canada Inc. v. Bemco Cash & Carry Inc., 2016 ONSC 7201 (November 18, 2016), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted Mars Canada Inc (“Mars”) summary judgment. Mars the well-known maker of inter alia, candy…
Rank this Week: 1699

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: 4820

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: 720

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: 4552

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/
  • Feb 21

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?

    What is the “single publication rule,” and why should you care?
      You’ve probably heard the term statute of limitations before, and you might even know what it is — the time limit for filing a lawsuit, which is established by a state legislature or Congress, and defines the…
  • Feb 6

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?

    Can Hackers Access Your Data by Copying Your Fingerprints?
    Unlocking your iPhone using biometrics (“fingerprint”) authentication is undoubtedly convenient, but have you considered the cost—the security tradeoffs you make in exchange for that added convenience? Although privacy…
  • Oct 4

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?

    Which Mobile Device Platform is More Secure — Android or Apple?
    If you tend to pay attention to trends in online and mobile device security, then this information isn’t news per se, but nevertheless, given how fast these things can change, it’s always good to follow the latest…
Rank this Week: 3110

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 17

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist

    TWiL 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyist
    The year ownership broke, licensed music for your Facebook videos, UK Piracy Alers, printer cartridge patents in the Supreme Court, your rights if border agents want to search your phone, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes…
  • Feb 10

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet

    TWiL 376: Assault With A Deadly Tweet
    9th Circuit rules against the travel ban, drones at the Superbowl, long distance assault over Twitter, experience with an AI lawyer, Lawyer Slack, and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes Guest: Keith Lee Download or subscribe…
  • Feb 3

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again

    TWiL 375: Making Lawyers Sexy Again
    Ben Wizner of the ACLU joins Denise Howell, Emory Roane and J. Michael Keyes to talk about President Trump's travel ban, violent protest and free speech, Edward Snowden and whistle-blower laws, Judge Gorsuch on copyright and tech, plagiarized…
Rank this Week: 681

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Feb 17

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?

    Science Friday – How Will Internet Access and Security Fare Under the New Administration?
    February 17, 2017 – Susan Crawford and Jon Brodkin, a tech policy reporter for Ars Technica, discuss how the open internet, broadband expansion, and security regulations will fare under the new administration.
  • Jan 26

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC

    Former FCC Chair Warns of Trump Team Plan to ‘Modernize’ FCC
    January 24, 2017-Tom Wheeler, the recently departed chairman of the FCC, took aim at an idea to streamline the agency, saying that it was a “fraud” to say that it was “modernizing” the agency and suggested that it is…
  • Jan 26

    Interview on Marketplace Tech

    Interview on Marketplace Tech
    January 23, 2017-During his time as head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler pushed for internet providers to deliver information at equal speeds. But companies have pushed back against this idea of net neutrality. Wheeler…
Rank this Week: 2184

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: 1129

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
  • Feb 15

    Don’t Game Your Players with False Advertising

    Don’t Game Your Players with False Advertising
    Advertising for new games can present some troublesome legal issues, if due care is not taken. A recently concluded matter in the UK highlights an example of the potential issues. Hello Games was investigated by the Advertising Standards…
  • Feb 10

    FTC Requires that iSpring’s “Built in USA” Claims Hold Water

    FTC Requires that iSpring’s “Built in USA” Claims Hold Water
    On February 1, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and iSpring Water Systems, LLC (“iSpring”) reached a settlement regarding its false, misleading, and unsupported claims that its water filtration systems…
  • Feb 6

    FTC / DAA Extend Data Privacy Focus to Cross-Device Tracking

    FTC / DAA Extend Data Privacy Focus to Cross-Device Tracking
    Enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance “Application of the Principles of Transparency and Control to Data Used Across Devices” (DAA Cross-Device Principles) officially began on February 1, just a week after the FTC issued…
Rank this Week: 887

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 10

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”

    WYWH: Introduction to Estate Planning for Artists in “Your Art Will Outlive You”
      By Heather DeSerio The subject of what life keeps in store for artists’ legacy when they are no longer around to protect their works is of increasing interest to auction houses, galleries, heirs and artists themselves. On…
  • Jan 31

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art

    In Other News: Allegory, Fakes, HEAR Act, Synergy and Street Art
    * * * Old Masters Faked The 2011 private sale involving a “modern forgery” was undone five years later, when Sotheby’s auction house recognized that it sold the work under a false attribution to…
  • Dec 21

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary

    “Legs”: Art Law Issues Stand Out in a New Documentary
      By Adelaide Dunn* In Sag Harbor, NY, a fiery local debate over a prominent artwork, which started in 2008 and still rages on, has led residents to consider exactly what it means to live in a small town with a big personality. Legs: A…
Rank this Week: 3046

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part Two

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part Two
    Okay.  Turn off all electronic devices (except one with the screen on which you are reading this       blog!).  Please answer this one question pop quiz.Who made the following public statement: What would be best for…
  • Feb 8

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part One

    FCC Chairman Pai’s Alternative Personalities, Facts, Economics and Law—Part One
                FCC Chairman Pai has launched a charm offensive showcasing his commitment to transparency and regulatory restraint.  However, behind the scenes, he ignores due process,…
  • Jan 23

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai

    An Open Letter to FCC Chairman-Nominee Ajit Pai
    Dear Commissioner Pai:Congratulations on your likely nomination to become Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  For the good of everyone in the country, I hope you will lead the Commission with decorum, pragmatism and…
Rank this Week: 1062

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Feb 6

    Pai FCC Moves Quickly to Rescind Wheeler FCC Action

    Pai FCC Moves Quickly to Rescind Wheeler FCC Action
    After the election, it was clear that we would be seeing a much different FCC in 2017.  Such transitions typically take time, as a president’s nomination of new candidates to fill the Chairman’s or commissioners’ seats,…
  • Feb 2

    FCC’s Media Bureau Rescinds Ruling on New Noncom Ownership Reporting Rule

    FCC’s Media Bureau Rescinds Ruling on New Noncom Ownership Reporting Rule
    Just 29 days ago, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued an unusual decision denying Petitions for Reconsideration of an order adopted by the commissioners themselves, raising questions as to who’s in charge at the FCC.  The petitions…
  • Jan 31

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2017

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2017
    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 others.  This month’s issue includes: FCC…
Rank this Week: 2988

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

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

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 423

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

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

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1601

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2443

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

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

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 2823

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
Rank this Week: 2569

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 709

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of  my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast. …
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 2752

CopyLaw

CopyLaw

Copyright, defamation, publishing and unfair competition law practice tips and developments. By Lloyd J. Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast.  I…
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 1977

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 3628

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 3891

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/
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 561

Blawgertainment

Blawgertainment

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

http://www.blawgertainment.com
  • Sep 18

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton

    Choosing a Patent Lawyer in Edmonton
    If you want to find intellectual property law in Edmonton, then there a few things you should know first. Check out multiple lawyers and get multiple opinions.  With anything as important as this, you need to get multiple opinions from a…
  • Sep 14

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)

    Top Lawyers of All Time (Ranked!)
    1. Joe Jamail Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation, and your enjoyment in being a lawyer. Jamail was also considered to be the wealthiest lawyer in the US.  He was a…
  • Sep 11

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case

    Summary of Important Supreme Court Case
    This is a fantastic summary video of some of the most important supreme court cases out there.  All of these decisions have had massive effect on the state of the US’s legal precedent today. … The post Summary of Important…
Rank this Week: 5031

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

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

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

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 600

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Aug 15

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update

    Electronic Privacy Needs ICPA Update
    Privacy advocates won an important victory in July when a federal appeals court ruled to limit the access of the U.S. government to individuals’ e-mail accounts. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit said the federal…
  • Jul 13

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech

    Obama’s Legacy: The Trashing of Free Speech
    No administration in memory has more thoroughly undermined freedom of speech and of the press than that of President Obama.  From the White House itself, as well as the independent and executive branch agencies, have come a steady stream…
  • Jun 14

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker

    The Overblown Backlash Against Peter Thiel for Destroying Gawker
    The news that pro wrestler Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker has been financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel has sparked many opinions, some of them erroneous, some duplicitous, and some deeply shameful. Before providing…
Rank this Week: 3643

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Aug 3

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition
    As anticipated, Ofcom yesterday started a consultation on its plans to update the UK’s Conditions of General Entitlement i.e. the obligations placed on all telecoms operators in the UK that rely on the UK’s general authorisation.…
  • Jul 26

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud
    On 7 July 2016, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued finalised guidance for authorised UK financial institutions use of cloud services. In a marked contrast to some other jurisdictions’ approach, this…
  • Jul 25

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat
    On 6 July 2016, the European Union (which for now includes the UK) adopted the Network and Information Security (or NIS) Directive. This imposes obligations on three sets of stakeholders: Member States; Essential services operators; and…
Rank this Week: 3156

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 4936

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Apr 25

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

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

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

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

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3639

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

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

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.

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

    The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story
    The personal story behind Marty O'Donnell's fight to get fair treatment from Bungie, the company he helped create, after be fired.
  • Jun 26

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair
    Tom gives his thoughts on becoming the Chair of the IGDA Board of Directors and the core values and mission of that organization
Rank this Week: 642

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

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

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 4644

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jan 26

    California’s Resale Royalty Act Explained

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

    Legal Guide to Selling Fine Art Print

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

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

    Digital Media Revenue Models Explained: VOD, EST, FVOD, SVOD
    Youtube.com, a worldwide platform where anyone can post videos on the internet, has recently announced that they will launch an advertisement-free subscription service in late October 2015. Initially, it will only be available in the United…
Rank this Week: 1647

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

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

    The Paradox of Illumination

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

    Curiosity

    Curiosity
    Curiosity requires a sense of inquisitiveness. Not all inquiries reflect curiosity, curiosity is inquisitive by nature. Curiosity is the desire to learn by asking questions, dissecting, examining, exploring and investigating. Curiosity is at…
Rank this Week: 3723

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

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

    Coming Soon

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

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 473

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

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

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

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

    I’m Back – Ringing in the New Year

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

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story

    A Halloween Copyright Horror Story
    What’s the one thing that can send chills down the spine of any copyright attorney? A $5 million judgment against your client for a music copyright case. This past week, the video depositions of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke were…
Rank this Week: 1609