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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/
  • Aug 24

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

    Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016
    There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66)…
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
  • Aug 22

    Yike

    Yike
    New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:
Rank this Week: 21

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Aug 24

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook
    In the harrowing world of the legal publication process, law review editors use the arcane and intricate rules of the Bluebook to dissect, complicate, elaborate, and brighten up citations in an incomprehensible swirl of…
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
  • Aug 22

    Volokh (and Dolinko's) Lost Maxims of Equity

    Volokh (and Dolinko's) Lost Maxims of Equity
    Here's some informative Monday evening scholarship for those who are interested in learning more about remedies, equity, or life in general. My favorite maxim, which I try to include in every motion I write is "Equity delights in a good…
Rank this Week: 1867

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 24

    State and Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monitor

    State and Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monitor
    Via Urban Institute: “The State and Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monitor tracks and analyzes economic and fiscal trends at the state level. Its interactive graphics highlight particular differences across all 50…
  • Aug 24

    Elsevier introduces DataSearch engine

    Elsevier introduces DataSearch engine
    Via Mendeley Blog: “Elsevier takes the next step in making researchers’ lives easier with the new DataSearch engine.  You can search for research data across numerous domains and various types, from a host of domain-specific…
  • Aug 24

    Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Network

    Report and Recommendations: Fighting Elder Financial Exploitation through Community Network
    CFPB – “Elder financial exploitation destroys the financial security of millions of older Americans annually. In response to this crisis, hundreds of communities across the United States have created collaborative networks to…
Rank this Week: 15

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 1510

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 3785

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 24

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”

    Possession of Child Pornography and the “Unit of Prosecution”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of Minnesota:  State v. Bakken, 2016 WL 4126390 (Supreme Court of Minnesota 2016).  This court is examining an issue the Court of Appeals of New Mexico addressed last…
  • Aug 22

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number

    Theft of Services, the 4th Amendment and Name, DOB and Phone Number
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Georgia:  State v. Hill, 2016 WL 3751806 (2016). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his case involves allegations that James Brandon Hill…
  • Aug 19

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email

    Second-degree Burglary, Mutilated Bras and Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Minnesota:  State v. Deitering, 2016 WL 4262976 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDouglas Deitering faced a second-degree burglary charge for…
Rank this Week: 817

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3169

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Aug 24

    Bank Privacy in the Social Media Age

    Bank Privacy in the Social Media Age
    Have you ever read the annual bank privacy notices that you receive in the mail? If not, it may be a good time to do so.  The FDIC has a website filled with information regarding how banks may protect or utilize your personal financial…
  • Aug 23

    Social Media Reputation, Employee Complaints, the NLRB, and Chipotle

    Social Media Reputation, Employee Complaints, the NLRB, and Chipotle
    The National Labor Relations Board recently upheld a decision by an administrative law judge against Chipotle that ruled the company violated an employee's right to complain about his job when it required him delete tweets that were critical…
  • Aug 10

    Social Media Cyberbullies Unfairly Attack Reputation of Gabby Dougla

    Social Media Cyberbullies Unfairly Attack Reputation of Gabby Dougla
    As an American, I am very proud of how our Olympians are doing in Rio. Many of our athletes have had to overcome tremendous personal obstacles just to have an opportunity to compete at the Olympics.  One such athlete is Gabby Douglas who…
Rank this Week: 1293

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Aug 24

    Latest Data Breach Settlement Illustrates Need for Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    Latest Data Breach Settlement Illustrates Need for Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity
    On Aug. 5, 2016, the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced a $100,000 settlement with an e-retailer following an investigation of a data breach that resulted in the potential exposure of more than 25,000 credit card numbers…
  • Aug 22

    A Closer Look at the OCR’s Guidance on Ransomware

    A Closer Look at the OCR’s Guidance on Ransomware
    In the wake of several high-profile ransomware infections targeting hospitals and health care organizations, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance on the growing threat of ransomware.…
  • Aug 19

    OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individual

    OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individual
    The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the federal agency tasked with investigating data breaches involving protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…
Rank this Week: 3102

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 166

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2818

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Duke Law Acquires Electronic Discovery Reference Model

    Duke Law Acquires Electronic Discovery Reference Model
    Eleven years ago, two respected e-discovery consultants, George J. Socha Jr. and Tom Gelbmann, founded the Electronic Discovery Reference Model as a project to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery field. In the…
  • Aug 24

    Handshake’s Portal Now Available Directly Within NetDocument

    Handshake’s Portal Now Available Directly Within NetDocument
    Integration allows user to view NetDocuments documents (to left) while also viewing Handshake portal (to right), here showing report on top timekeepers. Two companies announced yesterday that they are teaming up to enable law firms and…
  • Aug 23

    Chairs of ABA Future Panel Respond to LegalZoom’s Hartman on Future Report

    Chairs of ABA Future Panel Respond to LegalZoom’s Hartman on Future Report
    Two weeks ago in my column at Above the Law, I gave my impressions of the Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States, which was recently issued by the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Last week in that…
Rank this Week: 371

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 24

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping

    CRTC advisory on CASL consent record keeping
    The CRTC recently issued a media advisory entitled Enforcement Advisory – Notice for businesses and individuals on how to keep records of consent.  It doesn’t add anything new – but reinforces what the CRTC is looking…
  • Jul 27

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster

    Privacy by Design is Crucial to avoid IoT Disaster
    If anyone doubts that Privacy by Design is not a fundamentally important principle, consider these two recent articles. This Wired article describes a hack being detailed at the upcoming Defcon conference that can easily read and type…
  • Jul 20

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline

    Rio Olympics Social Media guideline
    It seems that dubbing major sporting events the “largest social media event ever” is even trendier than the social networking platforms themselves, and Rio 2016 is no exception. All hype aside, the Rio Olympics haven’t…
Rank this Week: 1219

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Aug 24

    The Payment Ring - Taking Wearable Computing Too Far

    The Payment Ring - Taking Wearable Computing Too Far
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 24

    Android Nougat Official Page

    Android Nougat Official Page
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Aug 24

    Parrot Disco Fixed Wing Drone - Take My Money, Please

    Parrot Disco Fixed Wing Drone - Take My Money, Please
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 222

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Aug 23

    Incorporating an iPad into your legal research

    Incorporating an iPad into your legal research
    Because a large part of my law practice is devoted to appellate litigation and complex litigation at the trial court level, legal research is an important part of my law practice. When I was in law school in the early...
  • Aug 18

    In the new

    In the new
    Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't sit down for interviews very often, and when he does it is often short, such as the one he did last week for Fast Company. But Jena McGregor of the Washington Post published this week...
  • Aug 16

    Review: Solartab -- solar charger for iPhone or iPad

    Review: Solartab -- solar charger for iPhone or iPad
    External batteries are a useful accessory for any iPhone. Most such batteries are charged by plugging into an outlet for a few hours. But what if you don't have access to an outlet, such as if you are on an...
Rank this Week: 4237

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 701

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 23

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United

    FAN 120 (First Amendment News) Snapshots of David Cole #2: Chipping Away at Citizens United
    If Citizens United is overturned, it will be because of the sustained efforts of critics in civil society to critique it, educate the public about why it’s wrong, and show through local initiatives that alternative reforms are possible…
  • Aug 23

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind

    Will, Agency, and the Modern Mind
    Susanna Blumenthal’s tour de force Law and the Modern Mind takes readers into the murkiness of the life of the mind and the troubled notion of legal responsibility in situations where men (mostly men) were expected to be rational,…
  • Aug 22

    Have We Lost Our Minds?

    Have We Lost Our Minds?
    As the publication of the new Law and the Modern Mind attests, after a prolonged absence from the world of legal scholarship, the mind is back! And not a moment a too soon. In a political season in which it is a serious question whether one…
Rank this Week: 64

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 23

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member
    Justia Premium Members can now see how often visitors have viewed their profile and listings on the Justia and Legal Information Institute lawyer directories and legal portals. This new web traffic report tracks the number of profile…
  • Mar 18

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?
    The Florida Bar Board of Governors has issued an opinion that attorneys contacting prospective clients by text must follow the same rules that apply to other written communications in this context. While most states have not yet addressed…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?
    Most states regulate attorneys' use of the words "expert," "specialist," and other terms that could be misleading or suggest a guaranteed outcome in their clients' cases. Although it is a relatively new area of regulation, many states agree…
Rank this Week: 507

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Aug 23

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?
    A robust cybersecurity strategy involves sophisticated, overlapping protections. Along with up-to-date technology, well-trained employees and vigilant IT professionals, comprehensive insurance coverage is an often necessary ingredient of any…
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children
    According to the official Pokémon website, “kids all over the world have been discovering the enchanting world of Pokémon [for over 15 years].” Not surprisingly, many of us who used to be kids in the 15+ years are…
  • Aug 2

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia

    Algorithms and the Perception of Bia
    On Saturday, July 23, Facebook acknowledged its anti-spam systems had briefly and accidentally blocked links to WikiLeaks files containing internal Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails. WikiLeaks had released 19,000 leaked documents…
Rank this Week: 754

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Aug 23

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ August 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ August 2016
    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: Headlines:…
  • Aug 4

    Nationwide EAS Test Comes With a “To Do” List for Broadcasters and Other EAS Participant

    Nationwide EAS Test Comes With a “To Do” List for Broadcasters and Other EAS Participant
    Those trying to keep up with the news surrounding the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) know that a lot has been happening in a short period of time.  Below, we pull together the many recent FCC…
  • Jul 29

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ July 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ July 2016
    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: Headlines:…
Rank this Week: 3287

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

By Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Aug 23

    Eddie Bauer Latest Victim of POS Malware Attack

    Eddie Bauer Latest Victim of POS Malware Attack
    Last week the clothing retailer Eddie Bauer LLC issued a press release to announce that its point of sale (“POS”) system at retail stores was compromised by malware for more than six months earlier this year.  The…
  • Aug 9

    Let’s talk about Networks of Things, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.

    Let’s talk about Networks of Things, baby. Let’s talk about you and me.
    It is easy to see networks all around us. The printers at the office, your child’s videogame, the food ordering app on your phone, the fitness band or smart watch on your wrist, the electricity grid for your city, the self-driving cars…
  • Aug 8

    To Protect Data: Keep Your Network Access Close, and Your Vendors Closer

    To Protect Data: Keep Your Network Access Close, and Your Vendors Closer
      Two recent data breach incidents in the healthcare industry prove what readers of this blog have heard all too often:  KNOW THY VENDORS. Last week, Phoenix-based Banner Health reported one of the year’s largest data…
Rank this Week: 3986

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3791

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
Rank this Week: 2304

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1202

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird

    The Internet Rallies Against A Terrible Section 230 Ruling–Hassell v. Bird
    2016 has been a tough year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the nadir (so far) was the appellate court ruling in Hassell v. Bird. As you recall, the case involves some negative Yelp reviews about an attorney, Hassell. Hassell sued...
  • Aug 18

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber

    Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff and Counsel For Bad Faith Litigation–RBC Bearings v. Caliber
    As you know, for the past year I’ve been railing against the Defend Trade Secrets Act’s unprecedented and ill-advised ex parte seizure provision. The good news is that, as far as I know, there’s only been one request for…
  • Aug 17

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law

    Talk on Trends in Online Trademark and Marketing Law
    In April, I gave a talk in Israel at an inaugural event to celebrate the life and work of Avron Gabrieli, one of Israel’s most venerable and well-known IP lawyers who died in 2015. Initially, the talk topic was styled...
Rank this Week: 680

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2243

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change

    Firing A Few Law Firms Isn't Enough; Why Clients Must Ask For Change
    When buyers are dissatisfied, they shop elsewhere. Decline in demand signals the seller to change behavior. It's textbook. And yet it does not seem to be working in the legal market. Despite a decade of buyer dissatisfaction, behavior has…
  • Aug 16

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking

    Exit Not Voice: Law Firms Don't Change Because Clients Aren't Asking
    Actions are supposed to speak louder than words. And the direction of client action seems fairly unambiguous: Warning Signs for Big Firms as Report Sees Demand Drop-Off The Am Law 100: Signs of a Slowdown Global 100: Hitting the…
  • Aug 1

    Say Hello to Casetext's CARA - Case Analysis Research Assistant

    Say Hello to Casetext's CARA - Case Analysis Research Assistant
    As many of you that follow 3 Geeks know, I'm a big fan of the products that are coming out of Stanford University's CODEX program. One of the latest insights comes from a former CODEX fellow, Casetext, with their new CARA platform. Casetext's…
Rank this Week: 501

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    'Unnerved' Researchers and Proliferation of Stem Cell Clinics: The Perspective from Los Angeles Time

    'Unnerved' Researchers and Proliferation of Stem Cell Clinics: The Perspective from Los Angeles Time
    The Los Angeles Times this past weekend picked up on the growing concern about the spread of dubious stem cell clinics triggered in many ways by a first-ever study by a UC Davis stem cell researcher. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist…
  • Aug 15

    Odds for a Stem Cell Cure vs. Odds on Trump Winning the Election

    Odds for a Stem Cell Cure vs. Odds on Trump Winning the Election
    The article explored one particular search for a cure for diabetes, but the headline was bleak."Will Embryonic Stem Cells Ever Cure Anything?"The question came at the top of a piece by Aleszu Bajak in the Aug. 12, 2016, edition of the MIT…
  • Aug 10

    Digging into the 'Stem Cell Hard Sell:' Researcher Ventures Into 'Lion's Den'

    Digging into the 'Stem Cell Hard Sell:' Researcher Ventures Into 'Lion's Den'
    A California stem cell researcher went "semi-undercover" recently and attended a commercial "educational seminar" that promoted stem cell treatments and handed out requests for credit information from those attending.Paul Knoepfler -- UC…
Rank this Week: 332

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2836

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Aug 22

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction

    Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is not an exclusive forum for the resolution of domain names accused of cybersquatting even though registration agreements use the word “mandatory” in the event of…
  • Aug 15

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?

    Reselling Domain Names on the Secondary Market: Bona Fide Offering, or Not?
    On the question of reselling domain names on the secondary market, a dissenting panelist in a 2005 case observed that “[t]here is no doubt Respondent is in the business of being a reseller of domain names that consist of common English…
  • Aug 8

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist

    Fair Use Registration of Domain Names for Artists and Hobbyist
    There is in the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act a provision not expressly found in the UDRP (at least, not in so many words) but the concept is nevertheless present in the Policy by construction. I’ll return to the UDRP in a…
Rank this Week: 143

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Aug 22

    I Want my Hair Back | Experiment with Biotin

    I Want my Hair Back | Experiment with Biotin
    Growing my hair out from no hair to short hair may be as annoying as growing my hair out from short hair to long hair. I measured my bangs today; in the nearly three months since I shaved my head, at most they’ve grown an inch!
  • Aug 20

    Hat Tip to Ms. Donovan

    Hat Tip to Ms. Donovan
    Taking expository writing challenged me to give a voice to my perspective and values – an undertaking I face every time I put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard.
  • Aug 8

    Un-Caffeinated People Can’t Read

    Un-Caffeinated People Can’t Read
    In the future, please make the distinction between the real-deal coffee and decaf so obvious that that that actual reading of the dispensers is not required. Put a space between the dispensers and label them with big signs – a neon…
Rank this Week: 3849

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/
  • Aug 21

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!

    Tabula (Quasi) Rasa: The 2016 EAS Operating Handbook!
    Latest edition of FCC Handbook features blank spaces galore to be filled in by EAS participants themselves. Two days after we posted a reminder about the upcoming deadline for EAS participants to (a) register on the Commission’s new EAS…
  • Aug 17

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26

    Reminder: ETRS Registration, ETRS Form One Due August 26
    Attention all you EAS participants. The deadline for registering with the Commission’s EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) AND submitting your ETRS Form One is fast approaching. We alerted you to the August 26, 2016 deadline a couple of…
  • Aug 11

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12

    Update: New and Revised EAS Codes To Take Effect September 12
    Last month we reported on the addition of three new event codes (those would be EWW, SSA and SSW) and two revised location codes to the laundry list of EAS-related codes to be used in the headers of emergency announcements. As we noted back…
Rank this Week: 3608

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3708

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Aug 20

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101

    Patent Claims to Weather Alerts Not Patent-Eligible Under Section 101
    Case:  Zimmers v. Eaton Corp., No. 2:15-CV-2398) (S.D. Ohio August 2, 2016). Result: Rule 12(c) motion for judgment on the pleadings of invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 granted. Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,015,256 (“Alert…
  • Aug 16

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question

    Early PG-Review Decision Shows Patent Examiners and PTAB Diverge on Alice Question
    Patent claims directed to “storage container tracking and delivery” are patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has held in a Final Written Decision in a Post-grant Review…
  • Aug 13

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”

    No Patent-Eligibility for “Identifying and Characterizing Errant Electronic Files”
    Case:  Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Erie Indemnity Co., No. 2:14-cv-220 (W.D. Pa. Aug 4, 2016) Result: Rule 12 motion to dismiss granted based on invalidity of claims of U.S. Patent 7,757,298 under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Patent: U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1731

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 19

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase

    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law - A Loislaw Library on Fastcase
    CCH Pennsylvania Employment Law Library is accessible to Jenkins' members on their desktops through Fastcase.* This handy resource provides case law, summaries, statutes and regulations. Once you have signed into jenkinslaw.org, access Member…
  • Aug 16

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule

    New Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rule
    The new Pennsylvania Orphans' Court Rules go into effect on Thursday, September 1. The new rules, as well as the Order and the Committee Report, are available online from the Orphans' Court Procedural Rules Committee. The new rules were…
  • Aug 9

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It

    The Future Is Already Here And The Law Is Figuring Out How To Catch Up With It
    In the early aughts we marvelled at the wonders of the Internet age: Free videos. (Look, a kitty pulling down a shower curtain!) Satellite maps. (Hey, the Jones' pool is bigger than ours!) Smartphones. (Cool, Boston Market has an app!) But…
Rank this Week: 434

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program

    Firm Client TechSandBox Launches Veterans’ Technology Entrepreneurship Program
    Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton sponsored organization and client, TechSandBox, announced its partnership with MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) in the launch of a new program for…
  • Aug 18

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure

    Harvard Stem Cell Institute Teaming Up to Develop Diabetes Cure
    A group of Boston-area health institutions, known as the Boston Autologous Islet Replacement Program, are teaming up to develop, test and deploy stem cells to cure diabetes. The group includes the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Brigham and…
  • Aug 11

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction

    Employment Law Alert: Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Imposes New Restriction
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert regarding the recent wage equality act signed in Massachusetts. On August 1st, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity…
Rank this Week: 1498

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the data fusion business sounds like it has significant potential but is also just a bit disconcerting. https://t.co/X6bgdYarOF 2016-08-12 google seems to be working on a new open source os for more powerful phones and pcs. intriguing. via /.…
  • Aug 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ioc prohibits press from making animated gifs of olympics. <scratches head> https://t.co/GWow5NXkGr 2016-08-05 peta files appeal in monkey selfie case; argues that copyright act not limited to human authors. https://t.co/zDAHE938oa…
  • Aug 4

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    last day for free upgrade to win10. if you're so inclined. https://t.co/DqFovycLu9 2016-07-29 us dhs releases guidelines on cyber incident reporting by private companies to the federal govt. https://t.co/n9cAk4rzSV 2016-07-30 museum visitor…
Rank this Week: 4001

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 200

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
  • Aug 12

    DMS & OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin

    DMS &amp; OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin
    If you own a DMS without OCR, your conflict and other searches will only ever be partial searches. DMS and OCR are two sides to the same coin; they go hand in hand. Each helps the other in finding things for their users.The post DMS &…
  • Aug 8

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Know Thy Enemy

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Know Thy Enemy
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
Rank this Week: 3415

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Aug 18

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

    0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME…
  • Jul 14

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

    0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15. Bradley mentioned his talk at DebConf. This…
  • Nov 24

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!
    Show Notes Bradley mentioned Cygnus Solutions, ultimately acquired by Red Hat, which was an early for-profit supporter of copylefted projects. Bradley and Karen discussed the VMware lawsuit. Chris Webber wrote this…
Rank this Week: 3757

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    No Man's patent problem?

    No Man's patent problem?
    There's an interesting article in Law360 today about a potential patent dispute surrounding No Man's Sky and the so-call Superformula.  From the article, and of interest to our readers:Many video games have focused on space exploration;…
  • Aug 10

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.
    As previously reported, Ed Sheeran was sued back in June for copyright infringement.  Well either the sharks smell blood, or perhaps there's something in the water, but be's been sued again based on another of his songs, as reported by…
  • Jul 29

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101
    Activision Publishing, Inc. v. xTV Networks LTD., et al.Central District of CaliforniaCV 16-00737Order dated July 25, 2016On Monday, another patent fell to the great patent slayer - 35 USC 101. Activision was but the latest patentee to see…
Rank this Week: 2601

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #27

    17 Seconds #27
    Year of Disruption is coming. On Tuesday 2016-09-06 (which is in exactly 17 days, plus or minus 3 days), GiantPeople (http://www.giantpeople.com), the publisher of 17 Seconds (http://www.erikjheels.com/category/law/17-seconds), is launching…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #26

    17 Seconds #26
    What should I do if I get a trademark cease and desist letter? You should probably cease and desist. Chances are you didn’t search your trademark before using it. Or, in order to “save” money, you didn’t register your…
  • Jun 30

    LawLawLaw #40

    LawLawLaw #40
    Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball…
Rank this Week: 151

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Aug 16

    German DPA Plans to Challenge Privacy Shield

    German DPA Plans to Challenge Privacy Shield
    Courtney M. Bowman The Privacy Shield is now live, having gone into effect on August 1. Perhaps emboldened by the Article 29 Working Party’s late July announcement that European regulators will not challenge the program’s adequacy…
  • Aug 3

    An Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation

    An Overview of the New General Data Protection Regulation
    Kelly McMullon and Daniel Ornstein The European Parliament has approved the reformed General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Given this is a Regulation (rather than a Directive), this legislation will apply automatically…
  • Aug 2

    FTC: LabMD Tests Positive for “Unfair” Security Practice

    FTC: LabMD Tests Positive for “Unfair” Security Practice
    Harris Hoffberg LabMD’s lack of data security measures resulted in the FTC Commission overturning an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) decision that previously dismissed charges against the company in November. LabMD…
Rank this Week: 959

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Aug 16

    Whatsapp during a live protest

    Whatsapp during a live protest
    Not for the first time, I relied very heavily on WhatsApp in covering the Different Yet Equal vigil in Colombo, and the resulting drama. Updates sent to the Groundviews WhatsApp group (which at the time of writing this has over one hundred…
  • Aug 16

    Sinhale’s crisis of legitimacy

    Sinhale’s crisis of legitimacy
    Though this poster is very easily debunked, the intent is clear. It is not just aimed at discrediting those who organised the vigil. The purpose it serves is larger and holds currency for longer. The intent here is to mislead and spread hate…
  • Aug 12

    Government Information Centre as portal for Right to Information in Sri Lanka

    Government Information Centre as portal for Right to Information in Sri Lanka
    I was recently asked for my input to a submission to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) process around Sri Lanka’s Right to Information (RTI) framework. In the course of my research, I revisited the Government’s 1919 call…
Rank this Week: 2454

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 16

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll

    Canada’s Innovation Strategy Must Stop Tech Troll
    Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada's Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. Bains has created an expert panel, held meetings across the country, and launched a public…
  • Aug 16

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right

    Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Right
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2016 as Ottawa Needs to Combat Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights Developing a national innovation strategy has been a top priority of Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science…
  • Aug 8

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder

    Government-Backed Study Finds Piracy Fight a Low Priority for Canadian Rights Holder
    The Canadian government plans to review the state of copyright law next year, but a recent government-commissioned study indicates that fighting piracy is a low priority for rights holders. They prefer to focus on their efforts on generating…
Rank this Week: 266