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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 23

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”
    Yesterday's federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax…
  • Mar 22

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab

    Budget 2017: Why Canada’s Digital Policy Future Is Up For Grab
    Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his government's 2017 budget today and while the spending promises may be underwhelming for some, the documents sets out an ambitious agenda for digital policy review. In fact, with changes to…
  • Mar 22

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back

    How Navdeep Bains Can Get His #Innovation Groove Back
    The release of today's federal budget is expected to include a significant emphasis on innovation, with the government revealing how it plans to spend (or re-allocate) hundreds of millions of dollars that is intended to support innovation.…
Rank this Week: 43

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 710

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

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/
  • Mar 23

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
    While the general population infamously understands very little about the Constitution or court system, most everyone has an understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s the right to remain silent. The protection against self-incrimination…
  • Mar 23

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?

    Augmented Reality: Nostalgic Escape, or Legal Nightmare?
    In late July Pokémon Go, an app for smartphones, launched and instantly made headlines. For years, Niantic worked to create the first “real world gaming” platform, and created the app for a worldwide market. The game…
  • Mar 23

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can

    Can a Monkey Do This Job? Maybe Not, but Artificial Intelligence Can
    Discovery methods continue to evolve. Twenty to thirty years ago, lawyers, usually young and expensive associates, manually sifted through hundreds of pages of documents. Today, with advances in technology, the discovery process for a similar…
Rank this Week: 1752

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 414

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: 106

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Page Vault Introduces On-Demand Web Archiving #ABATECHSHOW

    Page Vault Introduces On-Demand Web Archiving #ABATECHSHOW
    A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.  Page Vault, a company whose software accurately captures and archives web pages, announced the launch of Page Vault On Demand, an online…
  • Mar 23

    Ruby Receptionists Integrates with Rocket Matter #ABATECHSHOW

    Ruby Receptionists Integrates with Rocket Matter #ABATECHSHOW
    A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.  Ruby Receptionists, the virtual receptionist service, and Rocket Matter, the practice management platform, announced their integration during…
  • Mar 23

    Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW

    Smokeball Releases AutoTime to Automatically Track and Record Work #ABATECHSHOW
    A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.  The practice management platform Smokeball released AutoTime, a feature that the company says will revolutionize how small law firms record…
Rank this Week: 307

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 23

    Brookings – Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century

    Brookings – Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century
    The states with the highest mortality rates from drugs, alcohol and suicide, among white non-Hispanics aged 45-54, are geographically scattered. In 2000, the epidemic was centered in the southwest. By the mid-2000s it had spread to…
  • Mar 22

    Organization & Structure of Open Source Software Development Initiative

    Organization & Structure of Open Source Software Development Initiative
    Berkman Klein Center – Development Initiatives – Challenges & Opportunities Concerning Corporate Formation, Nonprofit Status, & Governance for Open Source Projects. March 22, 2017 “Freely available and open to anyone…
  • Mar 22

    Brief – Who Gains and Who Loses under the American Health Care Act

    Brief – Who Gains and Who Loses under the American Health Care Act
    Brief – Who Gains and Who Loses under the American Health Care Act, Linda J. Blumberg, Matthew Buettgens, John Holahan, Gordon B. Mermin, Frank Sammartino. March 22, 2017. “Congress is currently considering passage of the American…
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Mar 23

    Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy

    Senate Puts ISP Profits Over Your Privacy
    The Senate just voted to roll back your online privacy protections. Speak up now to keep the House from doing the same thing. ISPs have been lobbying for weeks to get lawmakers to repeal the FCC’s rules that stand between them and using…
  • Mar 22

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech

    The Bill of Rights at The Border: The First Amendment and the Right to Anonymous Speech
    The U.S. border has been thrown into the spotlight these last few months, with border agents detaining travelers for hours, demanding travelers unlock devices, and even demanding passwords and social media handles as a prerequisite for…
  • Mar 22

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy

    Call Your Senators Thursday Morning to Save Your Privacy
    Congress is getting serious about taking away your online privacy. We have to get serious about stopping them. The Senate is going to vote on Thursday on a measure from Sen. Jeff Flake that would repeal the broadband privacy rules passed by…
Rank this Week: 3701

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/
  • Mar 23

    Alpha Clinic Session Streaming Live Today

    Alpha Clinic Session Streaming Live Today
    The symposium on Thursday dealing with California's Alpha stem cell clinics will be available online or via a phone connection that day and also later on YouTube later.Here is the information provided by the City of Hope, which is hosting the…
  • Mar 20

    The Gottlieb Effect: Dismantling of FDA Silos, Less Regulation of Stem Cells?

    The Gottlieb Effect: Dismantling of FDA Silos, Less Regulation of Stem Cells?
    A California stem cell researcher is predicting a possible "roller-coaster ride" in the wake of the appointment of Scott Gottlieb as the new head of Food and Drug Administration(FDA). President Trump named Gottlieb to the post earlier…
  • Mar 17

    California Stem Cell Agency Says Its Top Lawyer Is Departing After More Than 12 year

    California Stem Cell Agency Says Its Top Lawyer Is Departing After More Than 12 year
    James Harrison, Remcho photoThe $3 billion California stem cell agency today said it is losing one of its top leaders, James Harrison, one of the authors of the measure that created the agency and who most recently is serving as its…
Rank this Week: 409

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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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
  • Mar 23

    No Cheers for Star Athletica

    No Cheers for Star Athletica
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., which addressed the issue of conceptual separability in copyright for useful articles (in this case, cheerleading uniforms). I’ll post…
  • Mar 22

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery

    FAN 145.1 (First Amendment News) First Amendment Society to Host The Slants @ Flying Dog Brewery
    On Sunday, April 16th at 6.00 p.m., The First Amendment Society will host the rock group whose case is waiting to be decided by the Supreme Court — yes, The Slants. They are the all-Asian American dance-rock band (music video)…
  • Mar 22

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 70, Number 2
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our March 2017 issue: ARTICLES Daniel Farbman, Reconstructing Local Government, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 413 (2017) Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl, The Jurisdiction Canon, 70 Vand.…
Rank this Week: 38

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 23

    Costco Sues Titleist And I'm On Costco's Side

    Costco Sues Titleist And I'm On Costco's Side
    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.
  • Mar 23

    Veggie Burgers Are So Out Of Style

    Veggie Burgers Are So Out Of Style
    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.
  • Mar 23

    SmartWatches Get The Fashion Treatment

    SmartWatches Get The Fashion Treatment
    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: 161

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: 600

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Mar 23

    My Disease is Always with Me

    My Disease is Always with Me
    Even in recovery, there isn’t a day that I’m not aware that I have an eating disorder. The best way I can describe my disease is it’s the Fast-Eddie-used-car-salesman-older-cousin of The Oatmeal’s The Blerch. It feels…
  • Mar 15

    Not Running is Not an Option

    Not Running is Not an Option
    Lesson Learned: Skipping Workout = Bad Idea
  • Mar 11

    Suicide or Homicide

    Suicide or Homicide
    Every person, when pushed to their limit, is a Suicide or a Homicide. The Homicides are people who take their stress and frustration out on other people who don’t deserve it and blame others for their misfortune. . . . The Suicides are…
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eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Mar 22

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi

    Mental Steps Override Novelty in Patent-Eligibility Analysi
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,614,710, directed to “a method for deriving a pixel color in a graphic image.” Coffelt v. NVIDIA Corp., No.…
  • Mar 20

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim

    Written Description Requirement Met by Original Claim
    Claims included in an original patent application are part of the written description, which is why the Federal Circuit reversed a summary judgment that claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,947,882 were invalid for lack of written description support…
  • Mar 19

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite

    CAFC: Claim Reciting “Near” Displays of Data Not Indefinite
    A patent claim that recited displaying one set of information “near” another set of information was not thereby rendered indefinite, the Federal Circuit has held in Mentor Graphics Corp. v. EVE-USA, Inc., Nos. 2015-1470,…
Rank this Week: 1480

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Mar 22

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Webinar Serie

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Webinar Serie
    Since September, the Mintz Levin Privacy Webinar Series has focused on the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help businesses understand the reach and scope of the GDPR and prepare for the potentially game-changing…
  • Mar 20

    More Broken Privacy Promises from Upromise: Key Takeaways From Upromise’s Latest Settlement with the FTC

    More Broken Privacy Promises from Upromise: Key Takeaways From Upromise’s Latest Settlement with the FTC
    “Don’t make promises that you don’t intend to keep” is an admonishment received by every child and delivered by every parent. This pithy maxim is equally applicable to consent orders entered into with regulatory…
  • Mar 17

    Avoiding Employee Data Breaches Has Nothing to Do With Luck …..

    Avoiding Employee Data Breaches Has Nothing to Do With Luck …..
      We are well into March Madness … and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You may have already had your bracket busted by now…..but you should have Mintz Levin’s Third Annual Employment Law Summit on your schedule and the…
Rank this Week: 1567

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
  • Mar 20

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident

    The Issue of First Impression, Texting and the Fatal Automobile Accident
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Genesee County, New York: Vega v. Crane,2017 WL 887159 (2017).  The case involved a civil suit brought by Carmen Vega who wasseeking to recover for injuries she sustained in a…
  • Mar 15

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense

    Facebook and Attempting To Obtain Property By False Pretense
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina: North Carolina v. Arthiando Lurez Phillips, 2017 WL 899991 (2017). The court begins the opinion, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the prosecution…
Rank this Week: 286

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/
  • Mar 22

    FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation

    FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation
    On March 17, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Upromise, Inc., agreed to pay 500,000 dollars to settle allegations that it violated the terms of a 2012 consent order that required Upromise to provide notice to consumers…
  • Mar 21

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay 1.6 million dollars as part of a proposed settlement to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit card data of approximately…
  • Mar 17

    CNIL Publishes Six Step Methodology and Tools to Prepare for GDPR

    CNIL Publishes Six Step Methodology and Tools to Prepare for GDPR
    On March 15, 2017, the French data protection authority published a six step methodology and tools for businesses to prepare for the EU General Data Protection Regulation that will become applicable on May 25, 2018. The six steps are outlined…
Rank this Week: 217

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/
  • Mar 22

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...

    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful...
    The US Supreme Court ruled today that designs of & on useful articles clothing can be copyrightable - but clothing itself is and remains a useful article, and is not copyrightable. The #copyright protection only exists if the…
  • Feb 22

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...

    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and...
    transformativeworks: The OTW is recruiting Fanlore Staffers and AO3 Tag Wranglers. Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/kagfCn
  • Feb 22

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...

    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to...
    Public Knowledge has released this magically adorable video to celebrate Fair Use Week - you can learn copyright policy to the tune of Let It Go - all thanks to parody law and fair use!
Rank this Week: 4927

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/
  • Mar 22

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy

    How to buy physical goods using Bitcoin with improved security and privacy
    Bitcoin has found success as a decentralized digital currency, but it is only one step toward decentralized digital commerce. Indeed, creating decentralized marketplaces and mechanisms is a nascent and active area of research. In a new paper,…
  • Mar 8

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
  • Feb 28

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption

    How the Politics of Encryption Affects Government Adoption
    I wrote yesterday about reports that people in the White House are using encrypted communication apps more often, and why that might be. Today I want to follow up by talking about how the politics of encryption might affect government…
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Mar 22

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline

    Upcoming FCC Broadcast, Telecom Filing Deadline
    Do you know what upcoming FCC filing deadlines early April through early May apply to you? We do. Note our list is not comprehensive. Other proceedings may apply to you. Please do not hesitate to contact FHH if you have any…
  • Mar 21

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack

    FCC to Expand Channel Sharing Options for Post-Auction Repack
    To spur participation in its incentive auction, the FCC early on adopted rules allowing full-power and Class A television licensees to share a single TV channel. That gave them an option to sell their spectrum to the Commission while also…
  • Mar 17

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation

    Drones for Tower Inspections? Lookout for FAA Regulation
    FAA Waivers May Be Required Last summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its first regulations allowing commercial flights of small unmanned aircraft (sUAS, colloquially known as drones). As we reported, those rules place a…
Rank this Week: 877

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
Rank this Week: 522

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Mar 22

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?

    Did Transport Canada just ground the Canadian hobbyist Drone market?
    Transport Canada just put in force an order regarding the recreational use of model aircraft, enforceable by a $3,000 fine. Details are in the graphic below and on the Transport Canada Web site. Operation of a drone over 35 kg, or for…
  • Mar 15

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call

    Researchers play along with “Tech Support” scam call
    Have you ever been tempted to play along with scammers that phone just to see where it goes and to give them some grief?  Researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook did that and more. They sought out scammers who…
  • Mar 3

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar

    Privacy and Cyber Security Seminar
    I’m one of 3 speakers at a seminar on privacy and cyber security on the morning of April 21. Topics include evolving privacy legal issues, examples of cyber security exploits, and how to manage the risk. More information and a…
Rank this Week: 422

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Mar 22

    Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer

    Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer
    Legal marijuana is America’s fastest-growing industry. According to ArcView Market Research, cannabis revenue is expected to exceed $22 billion by 2020—nearly double that of the NFL. This past year, Colorado saw its sales reach…
  • Mar 20

    New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor

    New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor
    New Mexico is one of the few remaining states to not have a law requiring companies to notify consumers when their information is part of a data breach.  This, however, might change very soon.  Last Wednesday, the New Mexico…
  • Mar 20

    Where Should Broker Dealers Invest Today? Cyber Security Compliance

    Where Should Broker Dealers Invest Today? Cyber Security Compliance
    With cyber security threats on the rise, broker dealers must prioritize protection of electronic investor information.  What cyber security threats exist for broker dealers?  In its 2015 Report on Cyber Security Practices, the…
Rank this Week: 1941

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
  • Mar 22

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue
    The Federal Trade Commission and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are co-hosting a workshop on June 28, 2017, to explore the privacy and security issues raised by automated and connected vehicle technologies. The agencies are…
  • Mar 14

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, Part II

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, Part II
    As previously reported, on Thursday, March 9th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a forum on the consumer implications of recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. This is the second of two…
  • Mar 13

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologie

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologie
    On Thursday, March 9th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a forum on the consumer implications of recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. The FTC acknowledged the benefits of technological…
Rank this Week: 1063

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Mar 21

    Apple announces new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch bands, and more

    Apple announces new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch bands, and more
    Apple introduced a number of new products yesterday, including (1) a low-end iPad, (2) a red version of the iPhone, (3) new Apple Watch bands and (4) an app called Clips that can be used to create fun videos. Here...
  • Mar 19

    Review: AT&T Umlimited Data -- data for your iPhone and other device without the worry of overage charge

    Review: AT&T Umlimited Data -- data for your iPhone and other device without the worry of overage charge
    For many years, my iPhone had been on an AT&T data plan where I got 4GB of data a month, and my wife had 2GB/month. Most of the time, that was sufficient for us. But for the last few months,...
  • Mar 16

    In the new

    In the new
    One of the things that the iPhone excels at, but which few of us ever use, is accessibility. For example, over the years, I have heard many times about blind people who make extensive use of the iPhone. They do...
Rank this Week: 542

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 21

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic

    Blurred lines: Surveillance and ethic
    I was invited to deliver a short-talk, as part of a public discussion looking at ‘Cross Cutting Dynamics of Online Democracy: Mainstreaming Internet Freedom and the Right to Privacy in Sri Lanka”, at the Bar Association of Sri…
  • Mar 21

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist

    Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017: Finalist
    ‘Corridors of Power’, a path-breaking project marrying constitutional reform and theory with architecture, is a finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas 2017 awards, under the Urban Design category. As noted online,…
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
Rank this Week: 45

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Mar 21

    How Innovative is Your Firm, Really?

    How Innovative is Your Firm, Really?
    Many businesses (including law firms) tout their innovation capacity. They use the right buzz words (agile, design thinking, rapid prototyping, etc.) and they display trendy props (innovation labs, informal gathering spaces, and lots and…
  • Feb 2

    Key Trends in Consulting Industry Knowledge Management

    Key Trends in Consulting Industry Knowledge Management
    Session Description:  This session examines the consulting industry, with a special focus on knowledge management practices in that industry. [These are my notes from a private gathering of senior knowledge management…
  • Feb 2

    The Changing Ecosystem of Legal Service

    The Changing Ecosystem of Legal Service
    Session Description:  The legal services ecosystem has changed radically since the turn of the century. This session explores those changes and suggests some responses. [These are my notes from a private gathering of senior knowledge…
Rank this Week: 1335

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 21

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!

    2017 Winner of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award!
    I am happy to announce that Vicki Szymczak, Library Director & Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii, is the 2017 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh…
  • Sep 17

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review

    Making the in-person connection: An AALL review
    by Mari Cheney After every AALL Annual Meeting, I am struck by how much more productive in­-person networking, learning and meeting is compared to the virtual counterparts. An IRL conversation is more lively than an email exchange or even…
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
Rank this Week: 1892

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2641

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Mar 21

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack

    Don’t Rock the Vote: Helping State and Local Governments Fend Off Cyber Attack
    Voting in local, state and national elections could be viewed as a rudimentary form of social media, by which voters share their views and preferences via selection of a candidate or party platform. The distance between this “old…
  • Mar 13

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?

    How Does a Freeze in Federal Hiring Affect Patent Examination Timelines?
    The President’s January 23, 2017, executive memorandum implemented a federal hiring freeze. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those agencies affected by the President’s memorandum. While such a hiring…
  • Mar 6

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion

    The End of the Form Contract as a Shield against Negative Opinion
    In a December post titled “Freedom to Yelp: Congress Curbs ToS Overreach,” we discussed the Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016, then just awaiting President Obama’s signature to become law. That happened, and the law goes…
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Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 21

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private
    I was contacted by person who claimed to be a member of a private Facebook group. She asked if she had any options for recourse when another group member used statements from her post in another article online. This group member also used a…
  • Mar 14

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense
    One area where many entrepreneurs struggle is understanding contracts or creating custom contracts to fit their needs. Contracts are essential for every entrepreneur, but there are nothing to be afraid of. The best way I know to describe them…
  • Mar 7

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain

    Trademark Rights in Website Domain
    I regularly get questions about whether a person should use a business name based on whether their desired website domain in available. There is also the reverse – if a company has a registered trademark, is it a deal-breaker if you…
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Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
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Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Mar 20

    New Mexico passes data breach notification and protection bill

    New Mexico passes data breach notification and protection bill
    Then there were two. On March 16, 2017, the New Mexico state legislature passed a bill requiring that New Mexico residents be notified if their “personal identifying information” was affected by a breach of electronic data. Upon…
  • Mar 15

    Unexpected Consumer Data Collection Concerns FTC

    Unexpected Consumer Data Collection Concerns FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been turning its attention to consumer data collection and use that consumers may not expect, such as tracking of TV viewing by smart TVs, and use of cross-device technologies and techniques to try to…
  • Mar 7

    Australia’s New Breach Notification Law Set to Take Effect February 2018

    Australia’s New Breach Notification Law Set to Take Effect February 2018
    On February 13, 2017, the Australian Senate passed a bill establishing a mandatory requirement to notify the Privacy Commissioner and affected individuals of “eligible” data breaches. The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data…
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The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Mar 20

    Want to Learn TAR for Free? Ralph Losey Offering Free Training

    Want to Learn TAR for Free? Ralph Losey Offering Free Training
    Yes it’s true, Ralph and the eDiscovery Team have offered up 16 online classes on TAR for free as part of his attempts to “hack the industry”. I definitely plan to check it out when I get a chance to. … Continued The…
  • Mar 16

    Linked – “Troubling” Activity with No Proof of Spoliation Insufficient to Warrant Sanction

    Linked – “Troubling” Activity with No Proof of Spoliation Insufficient to Warrant Sanction
    As a non-lawyer myself, I’m thinking this would be a pretty difficult thing to prove. The bar being set this high makes some sense to me, but it does leave quite a lot of wiggle room for people who don’t want to handle eDiscovery…
  • Mar 15

    Linked – Can your smart home be used against you in court?

    Linked – Can your smart home be used against you in court?
    The answer, of course, is that we don’t really know yet. The law hasn’t caught up with technology, so it’s unclear just how much data that is being recorded by smart home technology can be shared by the companies that have…
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LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Mar 19

    Network, network, network

    Network, network, network
    As a Virtual Assistant, I get to meet so many people. Well, maybe “meet” is the wrong word. I get to connect and communicate with many people – most of whom I will never meet face to face.  I have long ……
  • Mar 19

    Elance, Delegation and Workflow

    Elance, Delegation and Workflow
    I just love Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse  – a no nonsense kinda guy; who tells people like it is.  Over the years, Lee has gone from helping people understand the divorce process to helping attorneys understand on and off…
  • Feb 14

    LTNY17 & the VBA Launch

    LTNY17 & the VBA Launch
    Those of you who know me, know I have been attending the “largest legal trade show” (aka LegalTech NY) held in New York City, for years. In fact, I just realized that 2017 marks my 10th year attending LTNY! That’s ……
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The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Mar 18

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded

    Trump’s threat to cut legal aid is wrongheaded
    Trump’s newly proposed budget eliminates all funding for Legal Services Corp. or “LSC.” This threat to cut legal aid funding is severely wrongheaded. WHO WILL BE HURT I’ve worked for two organizations funded…
  • Mar 8

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day

    Powerful statute of young girl staring down Wall Street bull on the eve of Women’s Day
    A statue of a young girl staring down the Wall Street bull just appeared today in Manhattan from pic
  • Mar 5

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following

    Anti-Trump Facebook pages worth following
    Facebook is a flawed but useful way to keep up on the news about the resistance to President Trump. The problem is that there are so many pages overrun with memes, or disreputable sources, so it can take time to find pages…
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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 17

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?

    * 17 Seconds #34 – Is your startup having an IP mid-life crisis?
    It just takes longer because I’m Middle-Aged Man! By Erik J. Heels First published 3/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. That, of course, is a reference to the 1990s SNL “Middle-Aged Man Superhero” sketch by…
  • Feb 17

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)

    * 17 Seconds #33 – Hire my brother Mark Heels (and I will owe you a favor)
    Nepotism is a good deal if you can get it, but we’re not hiring at the moment. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/15/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. One of the things I love about running my own law firm is the flexible…
  • Jan 17

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit

    * 17 Seconds #32 – Clocktower Law’s newish address, 2017 fees, Unidesk exit
    Our USPS mail forwarding is about to end. By Erik J. Heels First published 1/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. We Have Still Moved A reminder that we moved to Acton about a year ago. Our mail forwarding is about to end, so…
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Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Issue

    Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Issue
    In the most recent edition of his CyberSide Chat series, Socially Aware contributor Andy Serwin discusses emerging cybersecurity issues including: The need to strike a balance between the efficiencies of the Internet of Things and the…
  • Mar 8

    Social Links: YouTube reaches major milestone; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media acce

    Social Links: YouTube reaches major milestone; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media acce
    Google unveiled a new tool designed to combat toxic speech online by assessing the language commenters use, as opposed to the ideas they express. Is a state law banning sex offenders from social media unconstitutional? Based on their comments…
  • Mar 8

    Join us at SXSW Interactive 2017!

    Join us at SXSW Interactive 2017!
      Socially Aware editors John Delaney and Aaron Rubin will be in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive from March 10th to March 15th . They plan to “live tweet” a number of the presentations via our @MoFoSocMedia Twitter…
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Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Mar 17

    San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet acce

    San Francisco reveals latest #Resist effort – resisting sub-gigabit internet acce
    March 15, 2017 – This Tuesday, almost a year to the day later, Crawford attempted a little bit of history rewriting when she wrote that “Google Fiber was doomed from the start.” She outlined her view that the answer was…
  • Mar 17

    Advisory panel revives San Francisco’s citywide gigabit fiber plan

    Advisory panel revives San Francisco’s citywide gigabit fiber plan
    March 14, 2017 – “Without local government involvement, no private company is going to find it in its interest to provide, to sell internet access in a way that promotes economic development and social justice for any city,”…
  • Mar 15

    Panel to study wiring San Francisco with high-speed Internet

    Panel to study wiring San Francisco with high-speed Internet
    March 14, 2017 – Crawford called Internet access the “the key economic and social justice issue of the 21st century. Whether it’s educating kids, providing advanced health care, moderating our use of energy and making it…
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techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Mar 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the next time you hear a story about lawyers arguing over a comma, read this. https://t.co/JGjE9l2e2k 2017-03-16 vc plans to raise fund using digital tokens. https://t.co/EpMgayZSxX 2017-03-16 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Mar 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nintendo awarded $13 million in first major canadian tpm anti-circumvention ruling. https://t.co/kywbBFdSnW 2017-03-03 uk proposes new law on insurance for self-driving vehicles. insurance companies would be liable by default.…
  • Mar 2

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google sues uber for theft of its autonomous car technology. https://t.co/qRoNlWYDfc 2017-02-24 sysadmin who trashed employer's system files appeal asserting he was authorized to do so. yes, seriously. https://t.co/WCoDYqbiQX 2017-02-24 cheap…
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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: 315