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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/
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 24

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition
    It’s large: Because here is the essence of CV dazzle’s strangeness: The very thing that makes you invisible to computers makes you glaringly obvious to other humans. via Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face – The…
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 23

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 83

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 149

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 3

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State

    DMLP Announcement: A New Report on Media Credentialing in the United State
    The Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the Journalist's Resource project at Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy are pleased to release a new report:…
  • May 13

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?

    Will E.U. Court's Privacy Ruling Break the Internet?
    In 2012, a bevy of internet companies and web sites waged a successful campaign against bills in Congress -- the PROTECT IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) --  meant to combat copyright privacy. In the face of this opposition, the…
Rank this Week: 120

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
  • Jul 24

    Phone Hacking: Former Mirror and NoTW journalist Dan Evans receives suspended sentence

    Phone Hacking: Former Mirror and NoTW journalist Dan Evans receives suspended sentence
    The former Sunday Mirror and News of the World journalist Dan Evans was, today, sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for one year. Mr Evans had pleaded guilty to two phone hacking offences, misconduct in a public office and…
  • Jul 24

    Phone Hacking, So they think it’s all over – Julian Petley

    Phone Hacking, So they think it’s all over – Julian Petley
    Entirely predictably, the verdicts in the hacking trial were taken by most British papers as confirmation that the whole three-year process from the Leveson Inquiry to Scotland Yard’s Operation Weeting to the trial itself had been both…
  • Jul 22

    Case Law, Strasbourg: Axel Springer AG v Germany (No.2), The Politics of Article 10 – Alexia Bedat

    Case Law, Strasbourg: Axel Springer AG v Germany (No.2), The Politics of Article 10 – Alexia Bedat
    The Fifth Section of the European Court of Human Rights forcefully reiterated the importance of freedom of expression in the political sphere in the case of Axel Springer AG v Germany (No.2) ([2014] ECHR 745)(French only). The Court held that…
Rank this Week: 199

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Bank Fraud, the Customer Service Rep and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    On March 25, 2009, a jury convicted Regina Tolliver of bank fraud, aiding and abetting bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, aiding and abetting identity theft, and unauthorized use of a computer. U.S. v. Tolliver, 2014 WL 3508550…
  • Jul 21

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance

    The Juvenile, the Computer and Exigent Circumstance
    A juvenile court judge in Oregon held that “J.C.L.”, a minor whose age is not given in the opinion this post examines, was “within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for conduct that, if committed by an adult, would…
  • Jul 18

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation

    False Light, the Ripoff Report and Defragmentation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Michigan Court of Appeals:  Rooks v. Krzewski, 2014 WL 1351353 (2014). Joseph Krzewski appealed when, after a bench trial, a udge held he “portrayed” the two plaintiffs, Jonathan…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
  • Jul 11

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response
    CBS News and a host of other outlets have covered my new paper with Sharon Goldberg, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad. We’ll present the paper…
  • Jul 10

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  
    In copyright-and-fair-use news, a significant case for the legal profession’s access to the inputs of judicial decision-making was decided last week in federal district court in New York. The case was brought against West…
Rank this Week: 319

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    News Roundup - April 2014

    News Roundup - April 2014
    Amazon stuffs games into Fire TV box: Soz, rivals... WE don't need to make cash on hardwareItaly has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?Document Reveals When Copyright Trolls Drop Piracy Case
  • Mar 31

    News Roundup - March 2014

    News Roundup - March 2014
    General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEUUK copyright law changes brought before parliamentUK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta…
  • Feb 28

    News Roundup - February 2014

    News Roundup - February 2014
    Linking to freely accessible copyrighted content without permission not an act of infringement, rules CJEUTV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphonesScary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to EveryoneMost Europeans…
Rank this Week: 449

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: 274

Media Beak

Media Beak

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

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 405

Media Law

Media Law

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

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

    A Compact Portable Scanner and Projector

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

    An Appeal for Corporate and Law Firm Sponsor

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

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product

    TechnoLawyer Picks the Year’s Top Tech Product
    Transporter, a device that lets lawyers set up their own private cloud for secure file storage, has been named as the year’s top new product for lawyers in TechnoLawyer’s listing of the top 25 new products and services. The top 25…
Rank this Week: 259

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: 435

ByteLawyer Briefings

ByteLawyer Briefings

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

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

    Odex fails action against PacNet for disclosure of identity of downloader

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

    How would the Singapore regulatory framework treat Eros LLC?

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

    State of Play Conference BEGINS

    State of Play Conference BEGINS
    Finally the long awaited conference has begun. Last night at the opening dinner for participants, meeting all the thought leaders, academics and businesses involved in the building and use of synthetic environments is exciting. There was a…
Rank this Week: 280

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jul 24

    What One Lawyer Has Learned About Social Media (But There Are Still 5 Days Left)

    What One Lawyer Has Learned About Social Media (But There Are Still 5 Days Left)
    Last week I received a novel invitation - call it a ‘dare’ from a long-time colleague and friend in a faraway land. He and I have never actually met, but we have interacted so often professionally and we keep trying to figure out…
  • Jul 22

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014 Answer
    Our most recent Useless But Compelling Fact question asked if you knew where the character Batman came from, and we are happy to provide the answer. Batman (or the Bat Man), the character, first appeared in May 1939 in Issue # 27 of…
  • Jul 17

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014
    Some of you know that “Batman Begins” is a 2005 motion picture directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale in the lead role as Batman. The motion picture has an amazing supporting cast that includes such stars as Michael…
Rank this Week: 893

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/
  • Jul 24

    Congress Contemplates Cohabitation at 5.85-5.925 GHz

    Congress Contemplates Cohabitation at 5.85-5.925 GHz
    Bill would set timetable for unlicensed operation, deferred by FCC in April. The crack electrical engineers and spectrum policy experts elected to the U.S. Congress are considering a bill called the Wi-Fi Innovation Act. Readers may recall…
  • Jul 24

    Update: FCC Announces Form 477 Web Pages, Webinar

    Update: FCC Announces Form 477 Web Pages, Webinar
    Webinar on new filing interface for Form 477 to be held on August 6; FCC releases link to Form 477 filing resources. As we reported last month, the new Form 477 filing interface implemented as part of the Commission’s expansion of the…
  • Jul 24

    .media is The Message

    .media is The Message
    Calling all media-related folks interested in getting in on the ground floor of a new opportunity. The Top Level Domain (TLD) “.media” is now available. Come one, come all. For the measly sum of $39.99, you could lay claim to your…
Rank this Week: 935

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
  • Jul 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-23
    Can Aspirin treat breast cancer? We aren't finding out why because without IP rights there is no incentive to invest http://t.co/fzpIN8Lml1 -> Anti-spam law is a pain in the marketing plan http://t.co/nm7QsQjzVH -> QUOSA and Copyright…
  • Jul 23

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)

    Google ordered by BC court to block websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack (Updated)
    In an important decision rendered on June 13, 2014, a Canadian court ordered Google to block a website that was selling goods that violated the trade secrets of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs obtained a default judgment against the…
  • Jul 23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-22
    Android app pirates face charges in US http://t.co/HyEbKSe2R9 -> Why I gave the National Association of Broadcasters, DiMA and CCIA the Shirt off my Back during Congressional Panel http://t.co/TWhr6t7nOA -> Here's How Piracy Hurts Indie…
Rank this Week: 1150

Statute of RyAnne

Statute of RyAnne

An entertainment and intellectual property blog.

http://www.statuteofryanne.com
  • Jul 18

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused

    The Trademark Attorney is the “Most Likely” to be Confused
    I imagine the United States Trademark and Patent Office thought of people like me when they decided on the “likelihood of confusion” standard when examining trademarks. I have a confession, sometimes common sense things really…
  • Jul 11

    Fifty Shades of Parody

    Fifty Shades of Parody
    The big film news this week was author E.L. James’s announcement via twitter that a trailer for the much anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey, set for release in February 2015, would be …[ahem – clears throat] ……
  • Jun 27

    Broadcasters can Breathe – A Victory Against Aereo

    Broadcasters can Breathe – A Victory Against Aereo
    To perform or not perform – that was the question the Supreme Court hung its hat on in this week’s decision against technology startup Aereo. In a 6-3 decision on Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court concluded that Aereo did…
Rank this Week: 518

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

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

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
Rank this Week: 515

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

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

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

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

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 749

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/
  • Jul 9

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

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

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century

    SCOTUS Catapults Itself into the 21st Century
    The proverbial ink wasn’t even dry from yesterday’s recap of Edward Snowden’s chilling account of the extent to which the government can literally take control of any cellular phone, when the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jun 25

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone

    Ed Snowden: The Government Can Own Your Cell Phone
    Although the U.S. government probably wants us to think it’s yesterday’s news, last month NBC News broadcast an exclusive hour-long interview with Brian Williams and the most wanted man in the world—Edward Snowden—in…
Rank this Week: 594

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • 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
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 637

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/
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

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

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

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1141

For the Rechord

For the Rechord

Focuses on the intersection of issues that affects the music industry and the law. From New York Law School.

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

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie

    Warner Music Digital Royalty Settlement and the Future of Digital Royaltie
    Recently, Warner Music settled an 11.5 Million Dollar class action lawsuit over the way they calculate digital royalties. Originally filed by members of Sister Sledge, Ronnie Blakely and Gary Wright the suit alleged that Warner had been…
  • May 27

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA

    Spilling the Tea on TEAs and SEA
    Big data is all the rage these days and the music industry has certainly jumped on the bandwagon with two new metrics: the Track Equivalent Album (TEA) and Streaming Equivalent Album (SEA). The TEA is the newest method for calculating…
  • May 22

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?

    I Performed a Work of Genius, Now What?
    So, imagine you went to this amazing concert last night. Your favorite band/artist/artists played some of your favorite songs from their most recent album… But midway through their set, they do some improvisation. Something…
Rank this Week: 1072

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 887

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 739

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: 851

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: 848

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

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

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
  • Jul 3

    Distinguishing Advertising from Search Result

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

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

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

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

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
    In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“Rules”), the FTC recently published a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs“) with information on how to…
Rank this Week: 707

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 512

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look

    The Jury Expert Has a New Look
    The people at The Jury Expert are excited about moving to a new platrorm, Wordpress, where they can incorporate a new look and possibly some new features as well. Below is their e-mail announcing the change and providing links so you can see…
Rank this Week: 810

Copywrite

Copywrite

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

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

    Blog Ending

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

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008

    Arkansas Bar Exam Results – July 2008
    Bar exam results are out for July 2008. Congrats to all of my classmates and students.  The full list, also available on the Ark. Supreme Court (pdf) web site, follows: Ables, Jason Keith 68 Kings River Rd. N. Little Rock, AR 72116
  • Sep 8

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan

    Posting will be slow – working on a business plan
    I will be posting very sporadically for the next few months. I am not teaching this semester and am working on a business plan in order to begin raising money in the spring.
Rank this Week: 846

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/
  • Jul 24

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)
    Trademark * Barton Beebe has posted a new free casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. Quite possibly the new gold standard of trademark casebooks. Check it out! * Hollywood, Esq.: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit.…
  • Jul 22

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport

    Another Blogger Wins a Fair Use Defense For a Photo–Leveyfilm v. Fox Sport
    Danielle Wysocki blogged at “The Jersey Catcher,” a sports blog for women. On December 6, 2010, she blogged about a lawsuit over the 1985 novelty rap song “The Super Bowl Shuffle,” sung by members of the Chicago Bears…
  • Jul 21

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency

    TCPA Claim Against Taco Bell Fails For Lack of Agency
    I mentioned before that a court said Taco Bell wasn’t liable for texts sent on its behalf because the plaintiff didn’t adequately allege the sender was Taco Bell’s agent (See “Franchisor Isn’t Liable Under the…
Rank this Week: 2349

The Dotted Line Reporter

The Dotted Line Reporter

Entertainment Law Blog & Community. By Christoffer Gaddini.

http://dlreporter.com/
  • Jul 24

    Is Morocco the Next Hollywood?

    Is Morocco the Next Hollywood?
    What do Inception, Alexander, Gladiator, and Sex and the City 2 have in common? They were all shot in Morocco. Recently, the North-African country witnessed a wave of filmmakers coming from all horizons in search of the natural setting made…
  • Jul 23

    Make Up Tutorials Pay The Price

    Make Up Tutorials Pay The Price
    Michelle Phan Sued By Ultra For Copyright Infringement I know I’ve seen it many times, and it’s not people’s fault they don’t know: YouTube users upload videos with music they don’t own every day.…
  • Jul 22

    All In Good Humor…Until You Get Sued

    All In Good Humor…Until You Get Sued
    “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That childhood idiom is so yesterday. It certainly doesn’t hold for those who unwittingly become comedians’ fodder. When the volleys of humor start…
Rank this Week: 2150

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
  • Jul 23

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC
    By Debbie Wong* and Nickolas Milonas The Federal Trade Commission recently expanded the options for obtaining verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) under recent revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. …
  • Jul 23

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming
    By Jenny Paul and Marty Stern  The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order at its July meeting that extends its closed captioning requirements to online video clips from previously televised programming. The new online closed…
  • Jul 9

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation
     By Jonathan D. Jaffe and Jeremy M. McLaughlin California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently issued guidance to help companies provide more “meaningful” privacy policies. Entitled “Making Your…
Rank this Week: 3851

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Couple of Other Cool Things I Saw at AALL

    Couple of Other Cool Things I Saw at AALL
    After returning from the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting in San Antonio last week, I wrote about having seen previews there of major changes in the works for Fastcase, Lexis Advance and Wolters Kluwer. I also wrote last…
  • Jul 22

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring

    Firm Central Gets Court Rules Calendaring
    Firm Central, the cloud-based practice-management platform from Thomson Reuters, now offers rules-based court calendaring through a new add-on module called Deadline Assistant. The feature calculates litigation dates and events based on the…
  • Jul 18

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle

    WellSettled.com Mines Cases for Established Principle
    How many times have you come across the phrase “It is well settled that …” or “It is well established that …” in a judicial opinion? What if someone collected all these instances and made them searchable?…
Rank this Week: 2746

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
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance

    HIPAA has a bite. What to know about the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance
    I was asked to comment for a story about a recent case in Texas in which criminal charges were filed against an individual for the misuse of Protected Health Information (“PHI”). Criminal charges have been available under the…
  • Jul 8

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.

    Starbucks is Sending Baristas to College…With a Non-Compete Clause.
    University of Starbucks? The recent announcement of college scholarships for Starbucks Baristas is a great “perk,” but is this one of the businesses that can take the non-compete and trade secret claims, so often seen as…
  • Jul 3

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team

    Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption no Help to Small-Market Team
    Major League Baseball is called “America’s pastime.”  It is, however, quickly becoming America’s big-market pastime, and antitrust law limits the ability of small-market teams to stem this trend.  The…
Rank this Week: 2654

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 3646

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 3921

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
  • Jun 19

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule
    The following article was written by my friend Charlie E. Bernier, Esquire of ECBM, L.P. in Conshohocken, PA. Charlie serves as the Principal Consultant in ECBM’s Lawyers Professional Liability Division. Thanks…
Rank this Week: 4092

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    The other side of communications data

    The other side of communications data
    Now that the dust has settled for the moment on DRIPA (the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014) we should perhaps not forget that, even though many will regard it as worth paying, a tangible price attaches to the…
  • Jul 12

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    Three months after the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, the UK government has burst into feverish action with emergency legislation to replace the 2009 Data Retention Regulations.  Those Regulations,…
  • May 24

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence
    Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns…
Rank this Week: 1880

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
  • Jun 27

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn

    TWiL 265: Monkeys, Ducks, and Unicorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. The Supreme Court's Aereo decision, Cops need a warrant to search your phone, Shield law and more! Guests: Sonja West and Bennet Kelley Photo credit: takomabibelot Download or subscribe to this…
Rank this Week: 2320

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/
  • Jul 18

    Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014

    Save the Date: Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala, Nov. 5, 2014
    Dignity, Equality and Security Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 Latino Justice PRLDEF Annual Gala Hilton New York- Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 Honorees include: Ricardo Anzaldua, Executive Vice President and General…
  • Jul 15

    Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15

    Attention 2Ls: Milbank Tweed Diversity Scholarship, Apply by Aug. 15
    Milbank Diversity Scholarship ~Members of the Class of 2016 are encouraged to apply.    Milbank Diversity Scholars receive a $25,000 scholarship and a salaried summer associate position in one of the firm’s…
  • Jul 15

    Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer

    Professor Michael Hutter Wins Case for 9/11 Volunteer
    Albany Law School‘s Professor Michael Hutter successfully argued on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer, with the potential to impact many other volunteers, in the Matter of Hazan before the Appellate Division, Third Department, resulting in a…
Rank this Week: 4501