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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
  • May 3

    A Right to Write-in

    A Right to Write-in
    I voted in the Indiana primary on the Republican side (hint:  It wasn’t for Trump or Cruz) and this thought struck me as I looked down ballot.  In many races, the party nominee was unopposed and there was no write-in option…
  • May 2

    Teaching to our student

    Teaching to our student
    It’s that time of the year when we are all involved in our favorite activities: writing and grading exams. For many of us, we’re relieved that exam time only comes at the end of the semester. But does that best serve our…
  • May 2

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 2, Spring 2016 ARTICLES An Economic Analysis Of Waiver Of Tort In Negligence Actions Edward M Iacobucci and Michael J Trebilcock The Inhospitable Court Elaine Craig Disgorgement:…
Rank this Week: 37

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 3

    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy setting

    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy setting
    U.S. Patent No. 8,668,561: Video games including real-life attributes and/or fantasy settingsIssued Mar. 11, 2104Summary:The ‘561 patent applies to fantasy sports and covers a networked system that creates a video game sports team based…
  • Apr 26

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method

    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and method
    U.S. Patent No. 8,690,653: Video game systems and methodsIssued Apr. 8, 2014, to Nintendo Co., Ltd.Summary:The ‘653 patent covers multiplayer games in which each player controls a separate character and, under certain conditions, a…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location information

    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location information
    U.S. Patent No. 8,715,087: Video game including user determined location informationIssued May 6, 2014Summary:The ‘087 patent covers a method and device, which work together to collect player selected GPS information then use that…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 32

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

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
  • May 3

    Forced Arbitration Is a Bad Deal

    Forced Arbitration Is a Bad Deal
    Justice for Telecommunications Consumers Act Would Thwart Unfair Arbitration Clauses What are you really agreeing to when you select “I agree” on a click-through contract? Whether you know it or not, you’re often agreeing…
  • May 3

    Yes, All DRM

    Yes, All DRM
    Everybody knows that the digital locks of DRM on the digital media you own is a big problem. If you’ve bought a digital book, album, or movie, you should be able to do what you want with it—whether that’s enjoying it…
  • May 2

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come

    If CPICIBER Passes, WhatsApp Blockade in Brazil Could Be Taste of More Censorship To Come
    Just one day before a parliamentary commission is expected to recommend making such measures an explicit and permanent part of Brazilian law, Brazilians are getting a taste of what it feels like when ISPs can be ordered to block Internet…
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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 3

    Industry News: Uptime Legal Acquires JurisPage

    Industry News: Uptime Legal Acquires JurisPage
    Uptime Legal Systems, a Minnesota company that provides private cloud services to small and mid-sized law firms, today announced it has acquired JurisPage, a New York City website design, internet marketing and SEO company for lawyers.…
  • May 3

    CLE Provider Lawline Unveils Major Redesign of its Website

    CLE Provider Lawline Unveils Major Redesign of its Website
    Logging in takes you to a page showing all your courses. It’s been several years since I’ve written anything about Lawline, which I once described as a company that was disrupting the CLE industry. What brings me back to Lawline…
  • May 2

    Thomson Reuters’ Firm Central Rolls Out a Number of New Feature

    Thomson Reuters’ Firm Central Rolls Out a Number of New Feature
    Widgets on matter pages can now be rearranged or removed. It has been over a year since I last wrote about Firm Central, the cloud-based practice management application from Thomson Reuters. I’ve been meaning to write an update since…
Rank this Week: 307

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
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Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • May 3

    Ashley Madison Update: Hacked Data Is Off-Limit

    Ashley Madison Update: Hacked Data Is Off-Limit
    On April 29, 2016, Judge Ross issued his ruling on Ashley Madison’s motion for a protective order, prohibiting Plaintiffs from using the leaked documents, reports quoting the leaked documents, and information “stolen from…
  • May 2

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking

    FTC Guidance: Update Privacy Disclosures to Keep Pace with Advances in Online Tracking
    The Federal Trade Commission recognizes that many people benefit from companies’ online tracking by getting advertising that is more targeted to their preferences. However, as the technologies and techniques used by companies and…
  • Apr 28

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 4/28/16
    Several companies cast an eye toward the Internet of Things, Twitter’s AI gets pretty good at live video, some industry giants get behind the driverless car, and more … Samsung launches a place in the cloud just for Internet of…
Rank this Week: 1330

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

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

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • May 3

    NFL Draft Social Media Lessons For NCAA Schools & Student-Athlete

    NFL Draft Social Media Lessons For NCAA Schools & Student-Athlete
    The 2016 NFL draft demonstrated why people need to become more educated about social media, digital privacy, reputation, and the law. Since starting this blog in 2009, I have been warning the public about the dangers associated with digital…
  • Apr 25

    Erin Andrews Settles Multi-Million Dollar Internet Privacy Lawsuit

    Erin Andrews Settles Multi-Million Dollar Internet Privacy Lawsuit
    Earlier this year, Erin Andrews won a $55 million dollar privacy lawsuit against those whose actions and/or negligence resulted in a naked video of her being uploaded onto the Internet for eternity.  During her trial, the jury found that…
  • Apr 21

    ESPN Fires Curt Schilling Over Facebook Post

    ESPN Fires Curt Schilling Over Facebook Post
    ESPN fired Curt Schilling, a former major league baseball star after he made an offensive Facebook post.  This was not the first time that Schilling's social media behavior had gotten him in trouble; however, this post was the proverbial…
Rank this Week: 1041

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
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TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 3

    Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box

    Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box
    “Answer Boxes” or “Rich Answers” are the search result features that appear at the top of some queries in Google Search. While they’ve been the subject of much debate (are they good for your site traffic? Is it…
  • Apr 27

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign

    How to Monetise Your Content Marketing Campaign
    Before I begin, let me make one thing VERY clear: If you’ve come here hoping for a quick way to make money, you’re in the wrong place. Content marketing is not a lottery ticket or a get-rich-quick scheme. In fact, the main…
  • Apr 20

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production

    What I Learned From Really Long Form Content Production
    I recently built a long form piece of content on the history of spaceflight as an experiment in creating long form content using React.js (repo here). As a result of that work, I’ve spent time thinking about how to think about tracking…
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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/
  • May 3

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie
    Porter Wright continues its tradition of providing cutting-edge information about how technology affects your business with the 2016 Technology Seminar Series, beginning  May 18. This year’s sessions are: May 18: Big Data, Data…
  • Apr 20

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact
    Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, Chris Yook, wrote an…
  • Feb 25

    Big data and what can be done with it

    Big data and what can be done with it
    Our colleagues at AntirustLawSource.com recently shared parts one and two in a three part podcasting series; “Big data and what can be done with it.” Podcast host and editor, Jay Levine, talks with Phil Rist,…
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Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

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

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • May 3

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie

    Porter Wright announces the 2016 Technology Seminar Serie
    Porter Wright continues its tradition of providing cutting-edge information about how technology affects your business with the 2016 Technology Seminar Series, beginning  May 18. This year’s sessions are: May 18: Big Data, Data…
  • Apr 20

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact

    Recent executive action and anticipated impact
    Companies across industries – from tech to transportation – should be paying careful attention to Friday’s executive action signed by President Obama. Our colleague at Antitrust Law Source, Chris Yook, wrote an…
  • Feb 25

    Big data and what can be done with it

    Big data and what can be done with it
    Our colleagues at AntirustLawSource.com recently shared parts one and two in a three part podcasting series; “Big data and what can be done with it.” Podcast host and editor, Jay Levine, talks with Phil Rist,…
Rank this Week: 927

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: 105

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1511

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • May 3

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Jurisdiction: No “Situs of Injury” Merely Because Copyrighted Material Is Accessible

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Jurisdiction: No “Situs of Injury” Merely Because Copyrighted Material Is Accessible
    Because content posted online can be accessed nearly anywhere, courts regularly face the issue of whether they have personal jurisdiction over a defendant who posted material to the web or a social media site. Recently, one New…
  • May 2

    Website Terms of Use: Out With the Old

    Website Terms of Use: Out With the Old
    In this final portion of my video on website terms of use, I offer practical tips on best practices for updating and modifying online agreements. For more information on this subject, see my earlier video post on Website Terms of Use: Check…
  • Apr 29

    Friday Link

    Friday Link
    A lawsuit alleges this Snapchat feature is making driving even more dangerous, and it’s not texting or instant messaging. This state is considering imposing hefty fines on jurors who post information to social media about the lawsuits…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
  • May 3

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a…
  • May 2

    Why Bell’s Plan to Buy MTS Could Kill the Government’s Fourth Wireless Carrier Strategy

    Why Bell’s Plan to Buy MTS Could Kill the Government’s Fourth Wireless Carrier Strategy
    Bell announced plans this morning to buy MTS, the Manitoba-based wireless carrier that has been critical to creating a more competitive wireless market in the province. The nearly $4 billion deal would include a commitment to divest one-third…
Rank this Week: 43

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
  • May 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-02
    Copyright Tribunal favours Commercial Radio in streaming case https://t.co/XmFtPC8Pdu -> Copyright is Free Speech https://t.co/VdhDdCnMgT -> Google’s massive database diminishes copyright security for books https://t.co/5F8oQMhL4y…
  • May 2

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-01
    Toronto author sends copy of Anne Frank's Diary to German pirate, after copyright complaints https://t.co/ztQfUSf3wv -> Toronto author sends Anne Frank's diary to German politician after copyright complaints https://t.co/9KxvMprXGO ->…
  • May 1

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-30
    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-04-23 https://t.co/aazIdIbz2G -> Top News Stories for Today – April 23 https://t.co/B5DyddqEdw -> Jaron Lanier: Big Tech is worse than Big Oil https://t.co/WzqaonoUab -> Canadian…
Rank this Week: 592

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 3

    Fingerprint ID Security On SmartPhones Can Be Dangerou

    Fingerprint ID Security On SmartPhones Can Be Dangerou
    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.
  • May 3

    RadioShack TRS-80 - These Were Computer

    RadioShack TRS-80 - These Were Computer
    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.
  • May 3

    I Can Use The New Google Keyboard With One Hand Tied Behind My Back

    I Can Use The New Google Keyboard With One Hand Tied Behind My Back
    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: 159

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 3

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App

    Argentinian Telecoms (and Credit Cards) Ordered to Block UBER App
    Argentina is in the midst of an inflamed debate on the lawfulness of UBER services. The last stage of the UBER affair—previously visiting cities like Milan or Paris—occurred in Buenos Aires. Finally, a number of orders from…
  • Apr 26

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: Commissions, Boards, Working Groups and Task Force
    States have reacted to increased concern about cyber threats and cyber security in numerous ways.  They've created new security organizations to do analysis and outreach.  They've created plans and procedures to respond to cyber…
  • Apr 20

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation

    DMCA Classic, DMCA Turbo: Major new empirical research on notice and takedown operation
    Good data about Notice and Takedown can be hard to find. Jennifer Urban and Laura Quilter’s seminal 2006 study has long been the gold standard, combining rigorous number-crunching with what must have been incredibly tedious substantive…
Rank this Week: 369

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 2

    Star Wars Episode VII, as told in Emoji on an iPhone and iPad

    Star Wars Episode VII, as told in Emoji on an iPhone and iPad
    For a few months now, Disney has been releasing versions of its movies re-enacted by animated Emoji characters on what are obviously iPhone, iPad and even Apple Watch screens. Previous videos include Aladdin, Tangled and Frozen. But Disney…
  • Apr 29

    In the new

    In the new
    It was a busy week for me at work so I didn't have much time to keep up with all of the news in the world of iPhone and iPad, but here are a few articles that did catch my...
  • Apr 26

    Apple 2016 fiscal second quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle

    Apple 2016 fiscal second quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle
    Yesterday, Apple released the results for its 2016 fiscal second quarter (which ran from December 27, 2015 to March 26, 2016) and held a call with analysts to discuss the results. Apple always sees a big decrease in revenue from...
Rank this Week: 534

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 923

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/
  • May 2

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa

    Digitally Labeling Website is Unpatentable Subject Matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101, Says E.D. Texa
    Patent claims covering labeling websites were “directed to the abstract idea of gathering and labeling information to facilitate efficient retrieval of the labeled information,” without any saving inventive concept, and as such…
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
  • Apr 29

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied review of the Second Circuit decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., 804 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2015), finalizing a decision allowing Google to continue its mass digitization projects as fair…
Rank this Week: 1484

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • May 2

    Deeper Dive: Regulatory Investigations Following a Reported Breach

    Deeper Dive: Regulatory Investigations Following a Reported Breach
    We recently released our 2016 Data Security Incident Response Report (“Report”), which provides lessons learned and metrics related to over 300 data security incidents handled by our team. As noted in the report, once an incident…
  • Apr 28

    U.S. Companies May Risk Liability Under Canadian Anti-Spam Law

    U.S. Companies May Risk Liability Under Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    U.S. companies may soon risk litigation for failing to comply with the provisions of Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) in their electronic communications to Canadian consumers. While this anti-spam law has been in force since 2014, its…
  • Apr 26

    Nebraska Amends Its Data Breach Notification Statute

    Nebraska Amends Its Data Breach Notification Statute
    Since the beginning of 2015, numerous states have amended their data breach notification statutes to include expanded definitions of personal information, clarifications on encryption standards, and new notice content and timing requirements.…
Rank this Week: 1191

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/
  • May 2

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set

    Update: Deadline for Appeals of CRB’s Webcasting IV Decision Set
    Back in December I reported on the Final Rule and Order adopted by the Copyright Royalty Board in its Webcasting IV proceeding (official name: “Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Webcasting Digital…
  • May 1

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard

    The New Future of OTA TV? Media Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Next Generation TV Standard
    ATSC-designed transmission system promises lots of upside, minimal downside – as long as the FCC and marketplace cooperate. The broadcast television industry is resilient. Its core over-the-air technology was fundamentally changed with…
  • May 1

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced

    The End Is Near: Spectrum Auction Clearing Target, Schedule Announced
    It’s crunch time – so everybody looking to participate in the Incentive Auction should pay close attention. At long last, the Commission has announced the Initial Clearing Target that it plans to shoot for in the Incentive…
Rank this Week: 876

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 2

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A

    Patent No. U.S. 5,742,942 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 5,742,942 AGolf Glove having Club-Gripping StrapInventors: Philip K. Sykes Description: In the continued evolution of golf…
  • Apr 19

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A

    Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A
     Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 3,532,344 A Golf club and glove including coacting non-slip elements and grip positioning means Inventors: Benjamin Masstab Description: In…
  • Apr 11

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A

    Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. U.S. 2,258,999 A Golf Player’s Glove Inventors: Edward S Nunn  Description: Edward Nunn, seemingly patented one of the first, if not the…
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MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 2

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright

    Radio Berkman 236: Star Wars vs Copyright
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg “George Lucas built a whole new industry with Star Wars.” says Peter S. Menell, devoted science fiction fan and a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law, who studies copyright and…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong [AUDIO]
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
  • Apr 28

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong

    Susan Crawford on Why the Right Digital Decisions Will Make America Strong
    The U.S. still lags behind much of the developed world in terms of the speed and density of its internet infrastructure. In the 21st Century this disparity in access to high speed internet could stand as a critical challenge to…
Rank this Week: 156

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 4499

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/
  • May 2

    CII Issues Investor-Engagement Guide on Cyber Risk

    CII Issues Investor-Engagement Guide on Cyber Risk
    Recently, the Council of Institutional Investors issued a guide to shareholder engagement on cyber risk. The guide is intended to enable shareholders to ask appropriate questions of boards to gauge whether companies are taking proper steps to…
  • Apr 28

    Parliamentary Committee Approves Denham ICO Appointment

    Parliamentary Committee Approves Denham ICO Appointment
    On April 27, 2016, the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee confirmed Elizabeth Denham’s appointment as Information Commissioner. Denham, currently the Privacy and Information Commissioner for British Columbia,…
  • Apr 27

    OCR Settles Two Key HIPAA Privacy Rule Cases Involving X-Rays and Medical Reality TV Show

    OCR Settles Two Key HIPAA Privacy Rule Cases Involving X-Rays and Medical Reality TV Show
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently announced resolution agreements with Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A., and New York-Presbyterian Hospital for HIPAA Privacy Rule violations.……
Rank this Week: 222

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/
  • May 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
Rank this Week: 36

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
  • Apr 29

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce

    Limewire, Child Pornography and the Lifetime Ban on Internet Acce
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit:  U.S. v. Scott, 2016 WL 1567619 (2016).  The court begins its analysis of Jason Daniel Scott’s arguments on appeal by explaining how the…
Rank this Week: 286

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
Rank this Week: 1748

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/
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
  • May 2

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?

    Where Will the Purple Rain Fall?
    By Kelsey O’Neal Prince will remain one of the greatest musicians in American history; he prolifically produced music since 1978 and sold approximately 36 million albums. He was also one of a few musicians who owned his own…
  • Apr 29

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.

    Sorry, that isn’t actually Scarlett Johansson.
      By Beth St. Clair  What would you do if someone built a robot version of you?  It happened to Scarlett Johansson. A graphic designer from Hong Kong spent over a year, and $50,000, to build a robot in her likeness. While the…
Rank this Week: 945

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/
  • May 2

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program

    'Paying for Miracles:' the Vatican and California's Stem Cell Research Program
    California's $3 billion stem cell program owes its life to human embryonic stem cells. The effort was created in 2004 to finance research involving such cells, long a matter a major controversy and banned at the time from federal funding by…
  • Apr 26

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week

    California Stem Cell Report Dark This Week
    Since the publisher of this report is making a passage aboard the sailing vessel Hopalong this week along the west coast of Mexico, don't expect any fresh items. Postings will resume next week.
  • Apr 22

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi

    California Stem Cell Research and a Super Doc: Inside a $4.4 Million Windpipe Grant at UC Davi
    Paolo Macchiarini, Guardian photo Headlines around the world once hailed Paolo Macchiarini as a super-surgeon, a stem cell trailblazer who was responsible for the ground-breaking, first-ever stem cell-based trachea…
Rank this Week: 406

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: 313

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • May 2

    Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management: Best Practice

    Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management: Best Practice
    As litigators, we help clients resolve conflicts that have matured into disputes.  In the realm of cybersecurity, we defend claims brought by private parties or governmental entities against companies facing the fallout from a data…
  • Apr 25

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation

    Top Tips for OCR HIPAA Audit Preparation
    Written by Elizabeth Snell | This article was originally published on HealthITSecurity.com  The recently announced OCR HIPAA audits are not a cause for panic, according to experts, especially of organizations have…
  • Apr 15

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Adopted
    After years of intense discussions, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally adopted on 14 April 2016. The GDRP sets out uniform new rules in the field of data protection across the EU, rules that will standardize…
Rank this Week: 1954

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • May 2

    FBI says only 20% of private sector reports cyberintrusions!

    FBI says only 20% of private sector reports cyberintrusions!
    20+ years ago, before the Internet and Social Media, the conventional wisdom was that only 10% of businesses would report computer crime crimes. However since cyberintrusions against Sony, Target, and other high visibility companies are daily…
  • Apr 28

    Apparently Yelp lost in its attempt to stop astroturfers!

    Apparently Yelp lost in its attempt to stop astroturfers!
    In March 2015 I blogged about a Yelp lawsuit against alleged astroturfers, and in March 2016 the parties settled the case, but since the defendants continue to operate Revleap  it would seem that Yelp lost its case.  My blog…
  • Apr 25

    GUEST BLOG: Small Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack

    GUEST BLOG: Small Texas Law Firm Used in International Cyberattack
    My Guest Blogger John Ansbach is General Counsel of General Datatech, L.P. (“GDT”), and John is a seasoned attorney with a broad range of experience developed over more than 18 years of practicing law including as a corporate…
Rank this Week: 2660

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
  • May 2

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?

    Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth?
    The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999 from which sprung the UDRP the following October is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues…
  • Apr 25

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name

    Trademark Owners’ Rights to Corresponding Earlier Registered Domain Name
    As I pointed out in last week’s essay, having trademark rights that come into existence later than registrations of corresponding domain names only gets complainants to first base; they have standing but no actionable claim. I also…
  • Apr 24

    Fair Contracts for Author

    Fair Contracts for Author
    Gerald M. Levine, co-author In May 2015, the Authors Guild announced its Fair Contract Initiative, and more recently the Internatioanl Authors Forum presented “Ten Principles for Fair Contracts.” Both highlight the same ”…
Rank this Week: 525

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1661

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • May 1

    Minimizing Debt

    Minimizing Debt
    I recently listened to The Minimalists’ Podcast episode about money. It inspired me to review my thoughts and plans about money in my life and revise my current plans.
  • Apr 26

    Being Nobody

    Being Nobody
    For three hours, my “job” was to climb trees, navigate obstacles, and sail along zip lines. For three hours I wasn’t a lawyer, a writer, or even a dog parent. For three hours I was Joe Nobody, anonymous, and free to merely…
  • Apr 18

    Bigots Pay More

    Bigots Pay More
    These are issues that are important to me and I’m happy to give discounts to those who share my views enough to implement change and stand for equality.
Rank this Week: 3555

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

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

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

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

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

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

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 1160

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/
  • May 1

    Outside Counsel Guidelines and Collective Conversation

    Outside Counsel Guidelines and Collective Conversation
    I hate outside counsel guidelines. Hate. It's visceral. I have never encountered a set of guidelines I liked. My antipathy includes guidelines I had a hand in writing. As an associate I worked for a client whose guidelines forbade time…
  • Apr 24

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)

    Size Matters for Legal Innovation (Toronto Edition)
    The median number of equity partners in an Am Law 100 firm (ranked by PPP) is 170. The number is arbitrary, but it probably isn't random. W.L. Gore & Associates, the maker of Gore-Tex, is known for a "radically nonhierarchical management…
  • Apr 22

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership

    Espresso Machines are Lousy Substitutes for Law Library Leadership
    Image [cc] Cory Doctorow A fellow law librarian pointed me toward a Daily Report article yesterday entitled "Kilpatrick Transforms Library Into Modern Collaboration Hub—With Latte." The story is a well-worn tale of how the law library…
Rank this Week: 106

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 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: Class A TV…
  • Apr 29

    FCC Sets Clearing Target and Starting Date for Incentive Auction

    FCC Sets Clearing Target and Starting Date for Incentive Auction
    In a long-anticipated move towards commencement of the spectrum auction, the FCC today released a Public Notice and related Appendix providing an initial clearing target of 126 Megahertz of spectrum in what is currently the broadcast…
  • Apr 26

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0

    FCC Starts Down the Path to ATSC 3.0
    Fulfilling Chairman Wheeler’s promise at the NAB Show to launch a proceeding before the end of the month commencing the process of authorizing use of ATSC 3.0 by TV broadcasters, the FCC today released a Public Notice on the…
Rank this Week: 1199

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

Covers copyrights, creative commons, DRM, open source and more. By Andres Guadamuz.

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 30

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?

    Can you copyright the Klingon language?
    There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v…
  • Apr 23

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying

    European Court rules on copyright jurisdiction and private copying
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has once more helped to answer one of the most puzzling aspects of Internet regulation, where do things happen online? In particular, they have answered where can a copyright collective…
  • Apr 9

    Two Gikii events announced

    Two Gikii events announced
    There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted…
Rank this Week: 333

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Apr 29

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative
    From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that…
  • Feb 3

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data
    Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update , for example, shows…
  • Jan 28

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World

    IoT: Using Technology for the Developing World
    As we enter 2016, I can’t help but reflect on the staggering success and take up of the Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to any device able to connect to the Internet. Mobile penetration is booming, broadband access continues to…
Rank this Week: 1865