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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Social Links: Implications of Facebook’s algorithm change; branded emoji; free travel app

    Social Links: Implications of Facebook’s algorithm change; branded emoji; free travel app
    The Internet is abuzz over the Facebook algorithm change. Here are the implications for marketers and publishers and for regular users. U.S. Customs wants to start collecting the social media accounts for foreign travelers. Court: Woman fired…
  • Jun 28

    Brexit: Data Protection Implication

    Brexit: Data Protection Implication
    As the entire world knows, the United Kingdom has voted by a narrow majority to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). But the Brexit process will take time, and the implications for businesses will also unfold over time. In…
  • Jun 24

    Social Links: Livestreaming goes mainstream; social-media-use guidance for judges; three years in jail for trolling?

    Social Links: Livestreaming goes mainstream; social-media-use guidance for judges; three years in jail for trolling?
    Facebook signs more than $50 million worth of deals with media firms and celebrities to create videos for its live-streaming service. Tumblr is jumping on the live video bandwagon, too—but via live-streaming platform partners, not…
Rank this Week: 1384

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 273

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 1

    Motherboard – Terrorism Database Used by Governments and Banks Leaked Online

    Motherboard – Terrorism Database Used by Governments and Banks Leaked Online
    “…Thomson Reuters’ database, called World-Check, is used by over 300 government and intelligence agencies, as well as 49 of the world’s top 50 banks, according to a company fact sheet. World-Check is designed to give…
  • Jul 1

    State of North America’s Birds 2016

    State of North America’s Birds 2016
    “This report is based on the first-ever conservation vulnerability assessment for all 1,154 native bird species that occur in Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico. The assessment was compiled by a team of experts from all…
  • Jun 29

    New Google tool tracks user behavior across application

    New Google tool tracks user behavior across application
    The Guardian: “Google has rolled out new tools to let users see what its ad-tracking service has learned about them, and to let users opt in or out of a new personalised ads service. The addition to Google’s account settings,…
Rank this Week: 29

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Jul 1

    New Trends in the Mobile Apps Industry

    New Trends in the Mobile Apps Industry
    Mobile applications are varied and cover a wide range of functions and services. What recent developments have been made with mobile apps and what are the current download trends within the industry? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell…
  • Jun 10

    Improve Your "Email Hygiene"

    Improve Your "Email Hygiene"
    Attorneys handle and process huge quantities of data each year. As data becomes more digital it will become even more important for legal professionals to have good, regimented email tidiness, or what we're calling "email hygiene." What are…
  • Jun 1

    The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them

    The World of Bots and Why Lawyers Should Use Them
    More than 50 percent of internet searches today is not done by humans but rather by bots. What exactly are bots and how can industry professionals use them to improve the practice of law? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis…
Rank this Week: 642

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4285

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 1

    Apple Faces Further Intellectual Property Hurdles in Beijing

    Apple Faces Further Intellectual Property Hurdles in Beijing
    By Kiran Jassal This month, a Chinese company known as Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services Co. won a regulator’s patent ruling in Beijing against Apple for its rounded-edge smartphone design, stirring fears that Apple’s iPhone 6…
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
Rank this Week: 290

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 1

    Tesla Autopilot Death - Perhaps We Should Be More Worried About Software Defects Than We Are About The Terminator

    Tesla Autopilot Death - Perhaps We Should Be More Worried About Software Defects Than We Are About The Terminator
    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.
  • Jul 1

    Facebook Thumbs Its Nose At News Outlet

    Facebook Thumbs Its Nose At News Outlet
    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.
  • Jun 30

    Marry Your Phone? I Smell A Divorce In Your Near Future

    Marry Your Phone? I Smell A Divorce In Your Near Future
    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: 164

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jul 1

    “The Inky Explains How Your Firm Can Avoid Cybercrime”

    “The Inky Explains How Your Firm Can Avoid Cybercrime”
    Check out today’s article by Chris Mondics of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Mondics, citing yours truly and several other top professionals in the field, covers the increased attention being paid to cybercrime and the role of…
  • Jun 10

    “P.F. Chang’s On the Hook for Contractual Liabilities”

    “P.F. Chang’s On the Hook for Contractual Liabilities”
    On May 31, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona held that P.F. Chang’s obligation to pay its credit card processor nearly $2M following a 2014 data breach was contractual, and therefore not covered under its…
  • May 12

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”
    Those new, old-school Air Jordans are retro cool (and I have them).  Those new cyberinsurance retroactive dates – eh. I blogged about retroactive dates here.  Reminder: an insurance policy retroactive date is the day…
Rank this Week: 2844

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Here Are 11 Additions to My List of Legal Startup

    Here Are 11 Additions to My List of Legal Startup
    Here are the latest additions to my list of legal startups. Send additions to ambrogi-at-gmail.com. To read more about this list and why I created it, see this post. Case Pacer Legal case management software for law firms. US CASEpeer…
  • Jun 30

    Harvard-Ravel Digitization Project Adds Mass. and Delaware Case

    Harvard-Ravel Digitization Project Adds Mass. and Delaware Case
    A Massachusetts case from 1884. An update today on the joint project of Harvard Law School and Ravel Law to digitize Harvard’s entire collection of U.S. case law, which they say is the most comprehensive and authoritative database of…
  • Jun 30

    An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device

    An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device
    When I shopped recently for a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Air 2, I felt like Goldilocks in search of that one that would fit just right. I wanted a keyboard that would be natural to type on and easy to use and that didn’t…
Rank this Week: 349

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
  • Jul 1

    July 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Event

    July 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Event
    Please join us for July 2016 events and speaking engagements led by members of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity team, detailed in this post.
  • Jun 27

    A Way Forward for UK Data Protection

    A Way Forward for UK Data Protection
    The people of the UK have spoken and our collective choice is to leave the European Union. Some are dreading the likely tsunami of economic hardship. Others are excited about what may lie ahead. Most of us are shocked. But as numbing as the…
  • Jun 23

    Russia Data Localization Update: Results from Regulatory Inspections Clarify Enforcement Approach

    Russia Data Localization Update: Results from Regulatory Inspections Clarify Enforcement Approach
    We last reported on Russia’s data localization law earlier this year when the Russian data protection authority, Roskomnadzor, released its inspection plan for 2016. Since then, Roskomnadzor has been conducting compliance inspections…
Rank this Week: 3879

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Michigan:  People v. Calabrese, 2016 WL 1680996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Calabrese is appealingby delayed leave granted his jury trial…
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
Rank this Week: 377

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 1

    Cool cover art needed for book

    Cool cover art needed for book
    As many of you know, we are working on the Second Edition of the American Bar Association's Legal Guide to Video Game Development.  It's scheduled for publication later this fall, and we are putting the final touches on the book text.…
  • Jun 17

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case

    SUPREME COURT: KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. - Attorney Fees in Copyright Case
    U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN KIRTSAENG V. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.By Rajit KapurYesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, that it is appropriate for a court to give…
  • Jun 9

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"

    Listen for Yourself: Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement over "Photograph"
    This isn't video game related, but music copyright cases always interest me.  First, the details, from Law360:New York (June 8, 2016, 8:14 PM ET) -- British singer Ed Sheeran violated U.S. copyright laws by basing a portion of his hit…
Rank this Week: 2365

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Jul 1

    Privacy Shield: Rumors of Progre

    Privacy Shield: Rumors of Progre
    According to several news reports, the Commission has sent a revised draft of the Privacy Shield adequacy decision to the Article 31 Committee.  One tech industry news source, Ars Technica, has made available a purportedly…
  • Jun 27

    Colorado Student Data Privacy Bill – What EdTech software providers need to know

    Colorado Student Data Privacy Bill – What EdTech software providers need to know
    Colorado is the latest state to revisit, and expand upon, its laws pertaining to the use and protection of student data. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed into law House Bill 16-1423 (the “Bill”) designed to…
  • Jun 24

    What does the Brexit vote mean for UK Data Protection?

    What does the Brexit vote mean for UK Data Protection?
      US companies and policy makers will no doubt spend a good chunk of the day today considering the possible implications for them of yesterday’s UK vote for Brexit.  Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, has issued a…
Rank this Week: 1176

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jul 1

    Cybersecurity jumps to the 9th top concern of 91% of manufacturers!

    Cybersecurity jumps to the 9th top concern of 91% of manufacturers!
    BDO’s annual RiskFactor Report for the first time cites that manufacturers’ top 10 concerns about “operational infrastructure risk, including information systems and implementation of new systems and maintenance.”…
  • Jun 28

    Do you trust the government to set morals for AI (Artificial Intelligence) to drive cars?

    Do you trust the government to set morals for AI (Artificial Intelligence) to drive cars?
    The New York Times’ article about the morality of AI auto driving decisions may be based on  “government requirements for autonomous car morality might be one way to go, though the people surveyed in the Science article say…
  • Jun 23

    Great news! Cyberinsurance for Spearphising (BEC) now available from Grandpoint Bank

    Great news! Cyberinsurance for Spearphising (BEC) now available from Grandpoint Bank
    Reuters reported that “Grandpoint said the coverage includes losses from wire-transfer scams including business email compromise [BEC]. In business email compromise schemes, fraudsters pose as executives or vendors from a business,…
Rank this Week: 3872

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 1

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-30
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/RGxlpg34t4 -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29 https://t.co/ZnFkM5BnB0 -> Landmark Piracy Trial Suspended Pending EU Ruling – TorrentFreak…
  • Jun 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-06-29
    Lengthy judgement on authorship in computer programs Andrews v. McHale https://t.co/T7FyYxjKSn -> Technology companies like Microsoft welcome Trai’s cloud computing paper https://t.co/WwB8uvlZqS -> Aquazzura sues Steve Madden over…
  • Jun 29

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist

    Why crackdown on pirate set-top boxes is good for innovation: a reply to Michael Geist
    Last week the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction restraining ITVBOX.NET, WATCHNSAVE INC, MTLFREETV.COM and others from selling set-top boxes preloaded with software. The software was specifically adapted to enable purchasers to…
Rank this Week: 640

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: 585

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jun 30

    In the new

    In the new
    One of my favorite features of the Apple Watch is that it is so easy to swap out watchbands. I typically wear the Milanese Loop when I'm at work or otherwise wearing nicer clothes, and I typically wear the black...
  • Jun 28

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage
    Thank you to Drobo for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month. Drobo appears to your computer to be a single external hard drive, but it actually has multiple hard drives inside of it and your data is always stored on multiple...
  • Jun 23

    In the new

    In the new
    I often link to stories about how people used Find my iPhone to recover a lost or stolen iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, however, if your device is stolen, there is a good chance that you'll never recover it again. But...
Rank this Week: 562

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 941

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai soundly beats experienced fighter jet pilots in simulation. powered by a raspberry pi. impressive. https://t.co/FY6PZijR9n 2016-06-30 helpful security tips if you plan on traveling to the us. https://t.co/F9oY6LwCBn 2016-06-30 [Click on…
  • Jun 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    attackers exploit bug in ethereum programming language to withdraw $50 million from the dao. yikes. https://t.co/MbKi5GOC37 2016-06-20 wow. supercell games acquired by tencent for $10 billion. https://t.co/sYQwaajBZQ 2016-06-22 [Click on…
  • Jun 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    citigroup sues at&t over use of the word "thanks". millions of canadians visiting the us now at risk. https://t.co/OUbLU0diqX 2016-06-10 gawker media files for bankruptcy; says it's the result of thiel-backed lawsuits.…
Rank this Week: 3234

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Jun 30

    How to Make your Clients Happy

    How to Make your Clients Happy
    It turns out that the formula for making your clients happy is pretty simple: First, make your employees happy. As the video below from Harvard Business Review reports, there is a correlation between customer satisfaction, on the one hand,…
  • May 26

    Training Your Backwards Bicycle Brain

    Training Your Backwards Bicycle Brain
    Thanks to the generosity of a friend on social media, a video posted on YouTube over one year ago finally caught up with me. (Or, more properly, I finally caught up with it.) And that video got me thinking hard about how difficult it can be…
  • Apr 17

    When Scope Creeps Like Kudzu

    When Scope Creeps Like Kudzu
     Japanese arrowroot is the name of a group of plants in the pea family. Sounds innocuous, right? What if you learned that these plants are “climbing, coiling and trailing perennial vines”? Still sound innocuous? What if you…
Rank this Week: 4847

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable

    Tech/Life Balance and Other Law Technology Today Roundtable
    One of my favorite writing outlets these days is the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog. I’m a regular participant in a series of monthly roundtable discussions by LTRC board members on technology…
  • Apr 25

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016

    LTRC’s Women of Legal Tech – 2016
    I’m excited to point readers to the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center’s 2016 Women of Legal Tech list. As the announcement says: One of the American Bar Association’s core values is a commitment to diversity, which the…
  • Feb 15

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday

    DennisKennedy.Blog Celebrates Thirteenth Birthday
    Long-time readers of this blog will know that today is the blawgiversary of DennisKennedy.Blog. I started this blog on February 15, 2003, and we (my blog and me) are marking its thirteenth birthday today. That makes DennisKennedy.Blog a…
Rank this Week: 599

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jun 30

    Ending a marriage: Divorce in Trinidad and Tobago

    Ending a marriage: Divorce in Trinidad and Tobago
    If a marriage breaks down, a husband and wife may legally end their relationship by obtaining a divorce. There is ONE ground for divorce in…
  • Jun 30

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter
    Orlando was the venue for the 2016 International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference, with over 9,000 trademark and intellectual property attorneys registered. It was my…
  • Apr 25

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?
    Human rights and intellectual property aren’t two concepts that you’d necessarily think have anything in common. But creative works of the mind are an expression…
Rank this Week: 1974

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
  • Jun 30

    Making Sense of a Troubling Decision: New Court Ruling Underscores the Need to Stop the Changes to Rule 41

    Making Sense of a Troubling Decision: New Court Ruling Underscores the Need to Stop the Changes to Rule 41
    We wrote about a case last week that was deeply disturbing: a federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia held that individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy in a personal computer located inside their home. In this…
  • Jun 30

    With Canada’s Entry, Treaty for the Blind Will Come Into Force

    With Canada’s Entry, Treaty for the Blind Will Come Into Force
    A groundbreaking international agreement to address the “book famine” for blind and print-disabled people is now set to go into force after passing another key milestone today. The agreement requires countries to allow the…
  • Jun 30

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Storage Cabinets on a Computer

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Storage Cabinets on a Computer
    How do you store your paper files? Perhaps you leave them scattered on your desk or piled on the floor. If you’re more organized, you might keep them in a cabinet. This month’s stupid patent, US Patent No. 6,690,400 (the…
Rank this Week: 1270

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: 3886

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 30

    Celebrate Social Media Day

    Celebrate Social Media Day
    As we celebrate Social Media Day on June 30, 2016, don't forget that Jenkins can help you get started with social media research.  Here are just a few of the many titles available in print to Jenkins members:  Social Media Law:…
  • Jun 28

    Pa Sentencing & Pa Juvenile Delinquency Resource Guides Available Now!

    Pa Sentencing & Pa Juvenile Delinquency Resource Guides Available Now!
    Jenkins recently published two new resource guides: Sentencing in Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency. First published in 1982, the Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines act to "promote fairer and more uniform sentencing…
  • Jun 23

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Using the Parallel Tables to the Restatement

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Using the Parallel Tables to the Restatement
    When the American Law Institute (ALI) first began the Restatements, it grouped the different subjects into "series". The first series of the Restatements, consisting of nine subjects, began in 1923 and was completed in 1942. To prevent the…
Rank this Week: 3994

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jun 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ June 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ June 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:…
  • Jun 27

    Chairman Wheeler Circulates Proposed Multiple Ownership Rules That Expand Regs for TV

    Chairman Wheeler Circulates Proposed Multiple Ownership Rules That Expand Regs for TV
    Today, the FCC released a document entitled Fact Sheet: Updating Media Ownership Rules in the Public Interest.  The driver behind the Fact Sheet is the Chairman’s promise to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that draft multiple…
  • Jun 20

    Making the Move to the New Online Public Inspection File System This Friday

    Making the Move to the New Online Public Inspection File System This Friday
    Friday will see the launch of the FCC’s new online public inspection file system, called, not surprisingly, the Online Public Inspection File (“OPIF”).  With stations moving to a “next gen” public inspection…
Rank this Week: 3172

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 17

    17 Seconds #25

    17 Seconds #25
    Help us update Clocktower Law’s list of cool clients. Clocktower Law believes that all of its clients are cool. But it is admittedly tricky to keep up with what y’all are doing. This is our request for help, since our cool clients…
  • Jun 15

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant

    How To Build A Startup: One Board At A Time, Be Yourself, Get Plant
    Top 11 tips for entrepreneurs. Since my house-painting business in my teens to my Clocktower Law days, I’ve been building startups and advising startups. Here’s a smattering of what I’ve learned. 11. Quit your day job. It…
Rank this Week: 53

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1054

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 30

    Legal Aid Providers Uniquely Susceptible To Security Threat

    Legal Aid Providers Uniquely Susceptible To Security Threat
    Legal aid groups exist to serve those citizens who do not have the access to legal support that those corporations or more affluent individuals might have. The relatively lower economic profile of Legal Aid clients can sometimes lead to a…
  • Jun 24

    Amicus Attorney Users Ask…Who is Abacus?

    Amicus Attorney Users Ask…Who is Abacus?
    On May 17 2016, Abacus Data Systems announced the acquisition of Gavel & Gown Software, Inc., makers of the popular practice management, time, billing and accounting suite Amicus Attorney. The move came as a surprise to many users of the…
  • Jun 17

    Social Engineering: Manipulating the Human Mind

    Social Engineering: Manipulating the Human Mind
    Frank Abigale, the notorious youthful con-man made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio’s film ‘Catch Me If You Can’, recently sat down with Rob Wright of TechTarget to discuss his thoughts on cybercrime and social engineering. His…
Rank this Week: 2956

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
  • Jun 30

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform Update

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform Update
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released a follow-up Employment Law Alert on noncompetition reform. In the prior alert, clients were informed about a proposed bill, H. 4323, imposing strict new requirements on the…
  • Jun 28

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie

    Blue Stream Laboratories Acquired by Charles River Laboratorie
    MBBP client Blue Stream Laboratories, an analytical contract research organization supporting the development of complex biologics and biosimilars, was acquired by Charles River Laboratories. Charles River Laboratories is a provider of…
  • Jun 28

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform

    New Employment Law Alert: Non-Compete Reform
    MBBP’s Employment Law Group just released an Employment Law Alert. As legislative efforts for post-employment noncompetition agreement reforms have remained at a standstill for the past eight years, Speaker Robert A.…
Rank this Week: 4784

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3421

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)
    Im briefly reviving Pangloss to publicise something I think important that just came out  as  a broad hint from the Research briefing team at the House of Lords.This just came out:…
  • Aug 7

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)
    1      Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US,…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
Rank this Week: 1731

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/
  • Jun 30

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 2 (Terrorism Content, Hate Speech, Thiel/Gawker, Censorship & More)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 2 (Terrorism Content, Hate Speech, Thiel/Gawker, Censorship & More)
    Terrorism Content * Washington Post: “There’s a new tool to take down terrorism images online. But social media companies are wary of it.” For good reason. If all it takes to scrub content permanently is to deem it…
  • Jun 29

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)

    Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 1 (Intellectual Property)
    Copyright * Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin, No. CV 15-03462-RGK (AGRx) (C.D. Cal. June 23, 2016): Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven isn’t substantially similar to Spirit’s Taurus. The plaintiff’s lawyer explains why it was a…
  • Jun 28

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian

    Web Host Defeats Copyright Liability Despite Mishandled Takedown Notice–Hydrenta v. Luchian
    The plaintiff produces pornography and distributes it through paid membership sites. The defendants run ad-supported websites that allow users to upload videos, a total of 475,000 user-submitted videos. Moderators screen user submissions to…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Jun 29

    Software Claims to Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management, Predictably, Not Patent-Eligible

    Software Claims to Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management, Predictably, Not Patent-Eligible
    The Supreme Court has refused to implement a rule that business methods claims are per se patent-ineligible.  Nonetheless, courts now routinely invalidate business method patent claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101, as exemplified in the…
  • Jun 26

    Enfish Does Not Save Patent Claims to Testing Computer Memory

    Enfish Does Not Save Patent Claims to Testing Computer Memory
    U.S. Patent Nos. 6,574,759 and 6,704,891 are directed to “Verifying and Improving Run-Time of a Memory Test.”  This seeming technical improvement, deemed by the court to be a mere automation of a known manual process, was not…
  • Jun 23

    Patent Claim Construction Lessons, or Not, from Indacon v. Facebook

    Patent Claim Construction Lessons, or Not, from Indacon v. Facebook
    When a case goes against the patentee on the issue of claim construction, one wonders whether different actions by patent prosecution counsel could have changed the result. The prosecutor uniquely influences claim construction, a legal…
Rank this Week: 3668

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
  • Jun 29

    Brian Bix Reviews Franke’s “Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality”

    Brian Bix Reviews Franke’s “Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality”
    Anyone interested in marriage equality will want to read Katherine Franke’s Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality (New York University Press, 2015). Earlier this year we posted some commentaries as part of an…
  • Jun 29

    FAN 114 (First Amendment News) 2015 Term: What Happened to the Big Cases? — Equally Divided or Cert. Denied

    FAN 114 (First Amendment News) 2015 Term: What Happened to the Big Cases? — Equally Divided or Cert. Denied
    The big First Amendment news of the 2015 Term was the cases the Court declined to hear. But even in the one case the Justices actually decided (4-4 cases don’t count), they were of two minds. The result: no blockbuster opinion like…
  • Jun 28

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16
      Conferences   Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law and Society Scholarship 2016 Conference of the Law & Society Association…
Rank this Week: 52

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2076

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
Rank this Week: 2995

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/
  • Jun 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29

    Revised FCC Procedures for Accrediting Overseas Test Labs Take Effect July 29
    Same action grants extra time for recognizing non-accredited labs. Of course you remember our recent post about the FCC’s change to its procedures for accrediting overseas test labs, and its grant of extra time for recognizing…
  • Jun 28

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine

    EAS Test Reporting System Now Open for Busine
    EAS participants must register and complete Form One pronto; FCC also seeks comment on new approach to the EAS Handbook Attention, all you EAS participants. The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which…
  • Jun 27

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce

    Alien Ownership: FCC Seeks Comment on “Streamlined” Review Proce
    Proposal would put other agencies on 90-day clock to complete review of possible national security issues. In an effort to facilitate foreign investment in U.S. common carrier and broadcast licensees, the FCC has proposed changes in the way…
Rank this Week: 3431

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
  • Jun 28

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket

    "Robot Lawyer" Takes On Parking Ticket
    The Guardian reports that Joshua Browder calls his chatbot, DoNotPay "the world's first robot lawyer." Browder's creation requires users to work their way through a series of questions to determine the viability of appealing a parking ticket.…
  • Jun 27

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230

    Airbnb Sues San Francisco, Alleges Violation of CDA Section 230
    On June 27, 2016, Airbnb filed a complaint against the City of San Francisco in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging that a recently-enacted ordinance requiring Airbnb hosts to register and post their…
  • Jun 27

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence

    Voisine and the Significance of Second Amendment Silence
    The Supreme Court released an opinion today in Voisine v. United States (full opinion here), a case described by Rory Little of SCOTUSblog as both "arcane" and "unremarkable." But the case involves guns and statutory interpretation, so here I…
Rank this Week: 1926

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jun 28

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Indacon, Inc., v. Facebook, Inc., No. 2015-1129 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Written By: John Kirkpatrick Indacon sued Facebook for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,834,276 (hereinafter the “’276 patent”), directed to “searching, indexing, perusing, and manipulating files in a database ……
  • Jun 21

    Patent Attorney

    Patent Attorney
    Retired Patent Attorney, 30 years experience, accepting overflow work in electrical and mechanical fields. robertplattbell@gmail.com Ph. (703) 544-5281
  • Jun 14

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,527,039 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,527,039 AGolf Swing Training Aid Inventors: Claude A. Levesque Description: In the continued evolution of golf equipment, Claude…
Rank this Week: 2086

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    No Need to Drone On: A Quick Overview of the New FAA Rule

    No Need to Drone On: A Quick Overview of the New FAA Rule
    On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released its much-awaited operational rules for drones. We have been tracking these rules for the last year. The biggest change from the proposed rules to final rules…
  • Jun 28

    Employers Should Audit and Update Employment-Related Policies and Agreements in Light of New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”

    Employers Should Audit and Update Employment-Related Policies and Agreements in Light of New “Defend Trade Secrets Act”
    President Obama recently signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act creates a new cause of action - which became effective immediately - for trade secret misappropriation. Prior to the Act, civil claims for…
  • Jun 14

    Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright

    Copyright Basics: 3 Tips for Small Businesses Regarding Copyright
    When it comes to copyrights, there are several common mistakes small businesses can make. If you are putting together marketing materials or a website and you download a photo online, often times that photo is protected by a copyright and is…
Rank this Week: 3097

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/
  • Jun 28

    California Stem Cell Hooha: Testy Media Exchange Triggered by Criticism of the State's Agency

    California Stem Cell Hooha: Testy Media Exchange Triggered by Criticism of the State's Agency
    A sharp exchange erupted this week on a mainstream California media site after the state's $3 billion stem cell agency was taken to task for lobbying the federal government to ease its regulation of research on stem cell therapies. The flap…
  • Jun 27

    The Case of the FDA's $330,000 Stem Cell Pig

    The Case of the FDA's $330,000 Stem Cell Pig
    Judy Roberson at podium, Bob Klein, former chairman of the California stem cell agency at left, Claire Pomeroy, formerUC Davis vice chancellor and agency director at right. UC Davis photoJudy Roberson is a registered nurse from Sacramento,…
  • Jun 24

    California's Battle for Easing Regulation of Stem Cells Attracts Global Notice

    California's Battle for Easing Regulation of Stem Cells Attracts Global Notice
    HighlightsCIRM CEO Mills mentionedFDA regulation/Regrow co-mingledA tale of dubious stem cell treatmentsCalifornia's $3 billion, 11-year-old effort to produce a stem cell therapy -- largely ignored by the mainstream media -- broke into global…
Rank this Week: 1619

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jun 28

    Why I’m Still Passionate About Legal Tech

    Why I’m Still Passionate About Legal Tech
    My first exposure to legal technology was as a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. A law firm with a Berkeley office needed a technical expert, and I fit the bill. For a few years, I moonlighted as a technical consultant,…
  • Jun 21

    Technologists on Whether Lawyers Should Code

    Technologists on Whether Lawyers Should Code
    We’ve all seen articles and blog posts suggesting that lawyers should learn to program. Some contend that this knowledge will allow litigators to remain relevant, especially as artificial intelligence’s purview widens. Others say…
  • Jun 15

    A Little Jurisprude-light

    A Little Jurisprude-light
    Lawyers have been maligned in popular culture since before Shakespeare quoth, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Defending the legal field and your role in it can get tiring. When you hit your limit, seek…
Rank this Week: 1928

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jun 28

    Why I’m Still Passionate About Legal Tech

    Why I’m Still Passionate About Legal Tech
    My first exposure to legal technology was as a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. A law firm with a Berkeley office needed a technical expert, and I fit the bill. For a few years, I moonlighted as a technical consultant,…
  • Jun 21

    Technologists on Whether Lawyers Should Code

    Technologists on Whether Lawyers Should Code
    We’ve all seen articles and blog posts suggesting that lawyers should learn to program. Some contend that this knowledge will allow litigators to remain relevant, especially as artificial intelligence’s purview widens. Others say…
  • Jun 15

    A Little Jurisprude-light

    A Little Jurisprude-light
    Lawyers have been maligned in popular culture since before Shakespeare quoth, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” Defending the legal field and your role in it can get tiring. When you hit your limit, seek…
Rank this Week: 1920

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 2354