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Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 1358

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

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

    Google Already Has All Your Data - Get Over It

    Google Already Has All Your Data - Get Over It
    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 24

    Google Keep - The Best Note Taking App You're Not Using

    Google Keep - The Best Note Taking App You're Not Using
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  • Jun 23

    How To Track What Is Said To Alexa

    How To Track What Is Said To Alexa
    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: 955

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 197

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 23

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery
    My research on what will be my next book continues.  An important part of the story will involve slavery. There is a delicious irony in the fact that Justice Washington, who owned slaves all of his life and inherited America’s most…
  • Jun 23

    Leopards and Their Spot

    Leopards and Their Spot
    My former colleague, Bill Bradford, is back in the news.  In 2005, he resigned from his position on our faculty, as summarized here. Two years ago he resigned his position as a lecturer at West Point, as summarized here. These scandals,…
  • Jun 20

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview
    Music is the best way we know how to drive social change: it overcomes social barriers in a way that mob-mentality and fear-based political rhetoric never can — Simon Tam A major First Amendment victory — National ACLU The…
Rank this Week: 445

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/
  • Jun 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
  • Jun 22

    Monster Mashup

    Monster Mashup
    I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on ……
Rank this Week: 9

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
  • Jun 16

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl

    TWiL 390: Dr. Seuss in the Grotto with an Orion Slave Girl
    Is the rational basis test rational? Can you trademark the devils horns? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Andrew Torrez, and Matt Curtis discuss what you need to consider when you share a photo of yourself. Does the right to publicity preempt…
  • Jun 9

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!

    TWiL 389: I Want a Bio Bot!
    Existential notions of who we are going to sue? Never! Join Mike Keyes, Natalie Nicole, Denise Howell, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss where you can practice math without a licence. The Supreme Court is checking on just where you lost your…
Rank this Week: 401

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1004

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 23

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26

    One-Week FM Translator Filing Window for Class C and D AM Stations Opens July 26
    The long-awaited filing window for certain Class C and D AM stations to apply for new FM translators will open at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 26, 2017, and will close at 5:59 p.m. EDT (not at 11:59 p.m.) on August 2, 2017. A second window for…
  • Jun 23

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service

    Major Changes Sought in Nascent Citizens Broadband Radio Service
    The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) has not even been born yet, but already major industry players want to change its basic character.  CBRS, as its name implies, was conceived and approved by the FCC a couple of years ago as a…
  • Jun 22

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat

    NTIA Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Threat
    We’ve previously reported on a drone-related multistakeholder process convened by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the Department of Commerce and is responsible for…
Rank this Week: 178

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    FCC Will Revisit Building Access Rule

    FCC Will Revisit Building Access Rule
    The FCC voted unanimously yesterday to adopt a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) that may have a profound impact on the delivery of communications services in residential and commercial buildings, shopping malls and other multiple tenant…
  • Jun 15

    No Stay for You: UHF Discount Now in Effect

    No Stay for You: UHF Discount Now in Effect
    As we wrote about at the time, in April the Pai FCC continued its efforts to modernize broadcast regulation by restoring an old rule–the UHF Discount–until it can take a broader look at its national ownership cap later this…
  • May 24

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 2017

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 2017
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes:…
Rank this Week: 3447

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 23

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea
    Senator Chris Coons introduced a bill this week called the STRONGER Patents Act [PDF]. The bill contains many terrible ideas. It would gut inter partes review (a valuable tool for challenging bad patents). It would overturn the Supreme…
  • Jun 22

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice
    Michael Skelps was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with family and friends when he got a strange email from a lawyer. It said that Michael’s company, Capstone Photography, had just been sued for patent infringement. Michael went…
  • Jun 22

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt
    Ken Cooper runs a small business out of his home. Unfortunately Ken’s business was not so small that it avoided the notice of a patent troll. Ken has been writing code since 1973. His life in programming has ranged from small personal…
Rank this Week: 1997

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 629

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    UK ICO Revises Subject Access Guidance Following Court Ruling

    UK ICO Revises Subject Access Guidance Following Court Ruling
    On June 20, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office published an updated version of its Code of Practice on Subject Access Requests. The updates are primarily in response to three Court of Appeal decisions from earlier this year…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance
    On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements regarding children’s privacy and safety…
  • Jun 22

    Germany Issues Ethics Report on Automated and Connected Car

    Germany Issues Ethics Report on Automated and Connected Car
    On June 20, 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure issued a report on the ethics of Automated and Connected Cars. The Report was developed by a multidisciplinary Ethics Commission established in September…
Rank this Week: 128

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jun 23

    Honda plant halted operations because of WannaCry Ransonware!

    Honda plant halted operations because of WannaCry Ransonware!
    The Financial Times reported that the “Japanese carmaker revealed that it temporarily halted production at its Sayama plant, northwest of Tokyo, after it discovered that some of its computers were affected by the ransomware late on…
  • Jun 20

    7 Flavors of CyberCrimeware as a Service (CaaS) includes Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)!

    7 Flavors of CyberCrimeware as a Service (CaaS) includes Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)!
    Darkreading reported that inexpensive CaaS include malware “botnets, phishing and backdoors are all offered on the cheap as subscription. These days even crime is in the cloud.”  The June 13, 2017 Darkreading report was…
  • Jun 15

    IBM Blockchain & AIG team up for “Smart Insurance”

    IBM Blockchain & AIG team up for “Smart Insurance”
    Reuters reported that “AIG and IBM completed a pilot of a so-called “smart contract” multi-national policy for Standard Chartered Bank PLC which the companies said is the first of its kind using blockchain’s digital…
Rank this Week: 4013

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2439

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Client-Intake Platform Lexicata Now Integrates with Lead-Gen Service Unbundled Attorney

    Client-Intake Platform Lexicata Now Integrates with Lead-Gen Service Unbundled Attorney
    Leads from Unbundled Attorney appear in the Lexicata inbox. Lexicata, the client-intake and CRM platform, has announced that it now integrates with Unbundled Attorney, a lead-generation service for lawyers who practice in the areas of family…
  • Jun 22

    First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site

    First Phase Launches of New Canadian and Global Research Site
    Yesterday marked the first day of operation for vLex Canada Open, the first phase of a major new legal research suite for Canada. As I reported last month, Canadian legal publisher Maritime Law Book Ltd. is launching the research suite in…
  • Jun 21

    Law School’s Design Lab Will Develop Apps and Other Solutions to A2J Crisi

    Law School’s Design Lab Will Develop Apps and Other Solutions to A2J Crisi
    Kimball Parker and D. Gordon Smith This fall, BYU Law School in Provo, Utah, will launch an innovative design lab, called LawX, in which second- and third-year law students will step into the role of entrepreneur to design apps and other…
Rank this Week: 2538

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jun 22

    In the new

    In the new
    Next week we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone going on sale. On June 29, 2007, about six months after Steve Jobs first previewed the iPhone, long lines formed to be among the first to use this revolutionary...
  • Jun 20

    Using an iPad to draft an appellate oral argument

    Using an iPad to draft an appellate oral argument
    Last year, I wrote a post about using an iPad to prepare for oral argument. In that post, I described how useful it is to have all of the record on appeal, cases, and briefs on an iPad so that...
  • Jun 13

    Can you video record a deposition using your iPhone or iPad?

    Can you video record a deposition using your iPhone or iPad?
    Las Vegas attorney Michael Lowry of Wilson Elser publishes the Compelling Discovery website, a blog devoted to discovery in civil litigation. He recently researched and wrote about an issue that I had never thought about before: can an…
Rank this Week: 4203

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 780

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    devs who use spaces (instead of tabs) get paid more. maybe because they charge by the character? https://t.co/yyBDvaiG8I 2017-06-16 holy smokes: venter creates working bioprinter that can create dna, rna, bacteria, etc. from digital files.…
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 3254

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jun 22

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.
    “Pets make life better in many ways. Bringing them with us out into the world means companionship, a social ice-breaker and not having to worry that we’ve left them home alone. At work, they can boost morale, build a sense of…
  • Jun 22

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report
    “The nation’s population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. New detailed estimates show the nation’s median age — the…
  • Jun 22

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017
    “This year’s report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 countries including the US and UK. The report focuses on the issues of trust in the…
Rank this Week: 15

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3984

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 3529

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jun 22

    US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Rating

    US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Rating
    On June 20, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that a consortium of more than two dozen chamber member companies, including prominent big banks, big-box retailers, and technology giants released a set of principles designed to…
  • Jun 19

    When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming

    When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming
    The DESI VII Workshop titled “Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections” was held on the Strand Campus of King’s College in London…
  • Jun 13

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case
    As reported in our 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, plaintiffs allege potential future harm as a basis for injury in 80 percent of data breach lawsuits. But are allegations of future harm sufficient to meet Article III’s…
Rank this Week: 2955

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 22

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark

    Matal v. Tam: The Supreme Court Rejects the Prohibition on Disparaging Trademark
    By: Sean Detweiler and Bianca Sena On Monday June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of registration for “disparaging” trademarks under Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act violates…
  • Jun 21

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker

    The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Broker
    Private fund managers often use placement agents, finders, and other intermediaries to help raise capital for their investment funds. Using an intermediary that has failed to register as a broker-dealer, however, is fraught with risk. In his…
  • Jun 13

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace

    iSpecimen Unveils Online Biospecimen Marketplace
    Firm client iSpecimen has launched an online biospecimen marketplace for the life sciences industry. The company hopes that the marketplace will alleviate scientists’ difficulty in finding high-quality samples of human material…
Rank this Week: 5183

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
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
    On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in the system, joining the…
  • Jun 21

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
  • Jun 20

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed
    Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European…
Rank this Week: 745

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jun 22

    Upcoming Webinar! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know

    Upcoming Webinar! Trade Secret Protection: What Every Employer Needs to Know
    Trade secret identification and protection is more critical than ever for employers. Technology is consuming the way we do business, and new laws concerning trade secrets and the content of employment agreements make trade secret…
  • Jun 21

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation

    The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation
    Hearkening back to the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, Massachusetts courts (as well as others around the country) have increasingly been asked to analyze the application of California law in litigation…
  • Jun 20

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel

    Trade Secret Survey of In-House Counsel
    Friends of our blog are conducting a survey of lawyers who work in-house at companies and who have some experience with trade secret law. If that’s you, please click on this link and complete the questions: Click Here To Take Trade…
Rank this Week: 4353

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence
    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying EvidenceThis post examines an opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District: People v. Pineda, 2017 WL 632823 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
Rank this Week: 227

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 757

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

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

    Ontario Baby!

    Ontario Baby!
    While Rob-tastic was in Europe, we found out we were assigned to the same testing center – Ontario, California, baby! We were glad to get confirmation that we’d be taking the bar exam in the same city.
  • Jun 15

    Rob-tastic’s Back!

    Rob-tastic’s Back!
    Rob and I are like yin and yang this week. He’s energized and I’m exhausted. I’m still a few days behind the Barbri schedule, due to obligations to clients and needing to exercise some self-care.
  • Jun 8

    Bar Prep Is Officially Stressful

    Bar Prep Is Officially Stressful
    Studying for the bar exam is challenging. Balancing work and studying is brutal.
Rank this Week: 3802

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 19

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional
    BREAKING NEWS: Lanham Act Held Partially UnconstitutionalToday the United States Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the U.S. Trademark Act (also known as the Lanham Act) is unconstitutional.  In Matal v. Tam (formerly…
  • Jun 6

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe
     Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al.U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaCase No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012 As reported previously, Digital Reg of Texas LLC sued Valve…
Rank this Week: 2426

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jun 21

    Enhancements to Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database

    Enhancements to Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database
      Jenkins' Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database contains the full text of formal and informal opinions issued by the Philadelphia City Solicitor from 1952-2009. Recent enhancements to the collection now provide for…
  • Jun 21

    Visit Us On The Chrome Web Store: Get The Jenkins / Fastcase Extension

    Visit Us On The Chrome Web Store: Get The Jenkins / Fastcase Extension
      Today Jenkins launches its first plugin for Chrome. Members who use Google Chrome for Windows or Mac OSX can add our Fastcase via Jenkins Law Library plugin to their browser to speed accessing Fastcase.The application adds a…
  • Jun 13

    Pennsylvania Court Rule

    Pennsylvania Court Rule
    Looking for Pennsylvania Rules of Court online?  Check out our Pennsylvania Court Rules - State research guide for quick access to the rules or use the links below to Pacode.com:Title 210: Rules of Appellate ProcedureTitle 231: Rules of…
Rank this Week: 422

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

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

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jun 21

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate

    Killing car privacy by federal mandate
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing a requirement that every car should broadcast a cleartext message specifying its exact position, speed, and heading ten times per second. In comments filed in April,…
  • Jun 19

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security

    Lessons of 2016 for U.S. Election Security
    The 2016 election was one of the most eventful in U.S. history. We will be debating its consequences for a long time. For those of us who pay attention to the security and reliability of elections, the 2016 election teaches some important…
  • Jun 9

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy

    Web Census Notebook: A new tool for studying web privacy
    As part of the Web Transparency and Accountability Project, we’ve been visiting the web’s top 1 million sites every month using our open-source privacy measurement tool OpenWPM. This has led to numerous worrying findings such as…
Rank this Week: 1015

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jun 20

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA

    What Packingham v. North Carolina Should Mean for the DMCA
    The US Supreme Court issued opinions in two important First Amendment cases this week, one of which obviously had to do with intellectual property law (Matal v. Tam) and one of which didn’t (Packingham v. North Carolina). There is,…
  • Jun 16

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple

    The Cross-Border Data Fix: It’s Not So Simple
    The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday on cross-border data requests, featuring testimony from the Department of Justice, the U.K. government, Google, the Center for Democracy and Technology, state law enforcement, and…
  • Jun 16

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again

    BREIN v. Ziggo: The Pirate Bay Dies Again
    The Pirate Bay (TPB), that perennial nemesis of copyright holders, was back in the legal news this week in the context of the CJEU’s much-awaited decision in BREIN v. Ziggo. BREIN, the Dutch entertainment industry trade group, sued two…
Rank this Week: 724

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1931

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox

    Microsoft’s Focused Inbox
    Focused Inbox will be coming to an Outlook 2016 near you. Focused Inbox allows you to concentrate on the most important emails that matter to you. The post Microsoft’s Focused Inbox appeared first on Accellis Technology Group.
  • Jun 14

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List

    Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List
    For the fourth consecutive year, MSPmentor has listed Accellis Technology Group to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 Global list. The post Accellis Technology Group named to the 10th annual MSPmentor 501 List appeared first on Accellis Technology…
  • Jun 12

    Join us @ Jam 4 Justice 2017

    Join us @ Jam 4 Justice 2017
    Accellis Technology Group is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 2016 Jam for Justice! More than 800 guests are expected to attend the fundraiser, which raises money to help secure justice and…
Rank this Week: 2919

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/
  • Jun 20

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer

    Regulatory Landscape Remains Unclear for Mobile Health App Developer
    By Mariko Kageyama The digital health field has been growing exponentially and is now expanding rapidly into emerging markets. As a result, mobile health apps, or “mHealth apps,” have exploded in popularity. If you search for…
  • Jun 13

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?

    Developments in the Dispute About Nazi-Loot; Heirs No Longer in Limbauch-Limbo?
    By Sebastian R Stock Germany will likely be forced to defend itself for the first time in a U.S. Court against claims relating to the theft of art by the Nazi party. The complicated issue of ownership and title to art looted by the Nazi…
  • Jun 5

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint

    Pink is the New (Vanta)black – The Story Behind the World’s First Open-Source Paint
    By Seth Parent A petty, back-and-forth social media feud between two artists has finally given the world more than just mindless entertainment and threatened lawsuits. In the latest recurrence of this feud, one of the artists has created the…
Rank this Week: 338

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
  • Jun 20

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

    New Standard for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
    UDRP Rule 1 defines RDNH as “using the Policy in bad faith to attempt to deprive a registered domain name holder of a domain name” (further defined in Rule 15(c)).  There has been a mixed history in granting and denying this…
  • Jun 13

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP

    Building a Case for Cybersquatting Under the UDRP
    A number of recent UDRP decisions remind trademark owners (and counsel) that cybersquatting cases have to be built from the ground up. Each stage has its evidentiary demands.  The first two demand either/or proof; the third, the most…
  • Jun 6

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview

    Charting the Balance between Trademark Owners and Domain Name Holders: A Jurisprudential Overview
    Efforts to combat cybersquatting began in earnest in 1998 when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (at the request of the United States Government supported by all member states) began an extensive process of international…
Rank this Week: 133

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jun 20

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar
    Engel and Martin partner Joshua Engel will be speaking at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Columbus. Engel will be part of a panel titled, “Perspectives on Employees…
  • Jun 19

    Engel to Present at Title IX Executive Summit

    Engel to Present at Title IX Executive Summit
    Engel & Martin partner Joshua A. Engel will ll be presenting on Title IX issues  on July 25 & 26, 2017 at the 2nd Annual Title IX ExecuSummit.  The event focuses on emerging issues and trends in Title IX…
  • Jun 5

    New Title IX Suit. Student Sues Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

    New Title IX Suit. Student Sues Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
    Engel & Martin, LLC has brought a new Title IX lawsuit against Bellarmine University. This is another case arising amidst a growing national controversy stemming from the Federal Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights’…
Rank this Week: 842

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

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

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Jun 20

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...

    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the...
    There was another significant fandom-impacting ruling from the Supreme Court on June 19, 2017 - but there are some trigger warnings for the sex-offender case involving someone on the registry for statutory rape. In Packingham v. North…
  • Jun 19

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...

    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered...
    The Supreme Court today ruled that trademarks can be registered at the US Trademark Office even if they’re disparaging, because the disparagement bar is facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The case involved an…
  • May 26

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...

    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con...
    SQUEE! This year marks the 10th annual San Diego Comic Con Harry Potter fandom panel and we have some amazing participants this year, including  @ebonyteach ( Prof. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas) of @universityofpennsylvania,…
Rank this Week: 2784

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 833

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 1201

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: 3751

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 20

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term

    “Virtually Free From Interference” Not Indefinite Claim Term
    In a precedential and split decision, the Federal Circuit reversed the International Trade Commission and found patent claims reciting the term “virtually free from interference” not indefinite. One-E-Way, Inc., v.…
  • Jun 18

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)

    Patent-Eligibility Lessons from the PTAB (No. 2)
    Want an example of a business method patent claim that survived the Alice patent-eligibility test?  Today’s second installment in our series summarizing Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) patent-eligibility decisions in ex parte…
  • Jun 14

    Digital Advertisement Display Patent Claims Survive Alice

    Digital Advertisement Display Patent Claims Survive Alice
    Patent claims directed to displaying digital advertisements have survived a rule 12(b)(6) motion alleging patent-ineligibility under 35 USC § 101 and Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l., although the court did state that the…
Rank this Week: 1084

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jun 19

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court decided today the case of Matal v. Tam, a highly anticipated case in trademark and First Amendment law. The case dealt with a rock group that called itself "The Slants," a term which the Court described as "a derogatory term…
  • Jun 14

    Google Scholar "Classic Papers" Released Today

    Google Scholar "Classic Papers" Released Today
    Today Google Scholar released a new collection of "Classic Papers: Articles That Have Stood The Test of Time." The new collection appears to gather the most cited papers in each year published approximately 10 years ago (2006). Although it's…
  • Jun 2

    Responsibility and irresponsibility in the California Bar Exam debate

    Responsibility and irresponsibility in the California Bar Exam debate
    A few days ago, my colleague Derek Muller and I posted a draft of a paper on SSRN entitled, The High Cost of Lowering the Bar. The paper analyzes a large dataset of lawyers in California and argues that the current proposal to lower the…
Rank this Week: 2336

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/
  • Jun 19

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?

    Freestyle Legal Practice: Inferior Lawyer + Technology Beats Expert Lawyer + Technology?
    One of the best things that sometimes happens at professional conferences is when a speaker says something that makes you sit up and pay attention. That happened to me at the British Irish Association of Law Libraries (BIALL) meeting earlier…
  • Jun 7

    Are you a Client or a Customer?

    Are you a Client or a Customer?
    I recently made a move from working in a large law firm environment to working for a solutions provider to the legal and tax world.  The move has brought with it many changes in process, perspective and daily routines.  All of which…
  • Jun 4

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider

    Why Now? The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Provider
    Last post, I got distracted by silly claims about AI lawyer robot magic. The post before that I focused on an issue of genuine moment and merit. I cited a study on the surge in spending on alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) in the…
Rank this Week: 1037

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Jun 19

    Blocked on Twitter…By the President

    Blocked on Twitter…By the President
    The Washington Post reported on June 13 that author Stephen King had been blocked on Twitter by @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account Donald Trump uses regularly instead of the official @POTUS account. Is this a violation of the First…
  • Jun 13

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law

    Litigation Analytics on Bloomberg Law
    By Sarah Gotschall Bloomberg Law entered the legal analytics fray at the end of 2016 with the addition of Litigation Analytics to their legal research platform. It joined competitors such as Lex Machina and Ravel Law as companies…
  • May 25

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting

    What to Watch for at the CALI Conference & the AALL Annual Meeting
    One of the privileges of being a CS-SIS member is learning from and networking with our colleagues at conferences. Below are just some of the programs CS-SIS members are presenting at the CALI Conference and the AALL Annual Meeting.…
Rank this Week: 4193