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Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 4348

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 30

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832

    Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832
    CRS - Stealing Trade Secrets and Economic Espionage: An Overview of 18 U.S.C. 1831 and 1832. Charles Doyle, Senior Specialist in American Public Law. July 25, 2014. “Stealing a trade secret is a federal crime when…
  • Jul 30

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation

    Israel: Background and U.S. Relation
    CRS – Israel: Background and U.S. Relations. Jim Zanotti, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs. July 22, 2014 “Periodic violence between Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip—including the Islamist group…
  • Jul 30

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover

    Changing Growth Trends Carry New Global Spillover
    “As the global economy shifts from crisis to recovery mode, the changing growth patterns—with advanced economies generally recovering and emerging markets slowing on a broad basis—carry new spillover risks, says the IMF…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Jul 30

    EFF Asks Virginia’s Supreme Court to Take Anonymous Speech Seriously

    EFF Asks Virginia’s Supreme Court to Take Anonymous Speech Seriously
    People have many reasons to be anonymous online, from the political to the personal. One of the most contentious uses of anonymity is in consumer reviews—some reviewers feel they need the protection of anonymity to post the truth, while…
  • Jul 30

    Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communitie

    Record Label Lawsuit Could Jeopardize Online Content Communitie
    EFF Asks Appeals Court to Protect Free Speech and Innovation in Capitol v. VimeoSan Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to block record labels' attempt to…
  • Jul 29

    A National Consensus: Cell Phone Location Records Are Private

    A National Consensus: Cell Phone Location Records Are Private
    The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable” government searches of our persons, houses, papers and effects. How courts should determine what is and isn’t reasonable in our increasingly digital world…
Rank this Week: 4290

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 30

    New Version of USA Freedom Act Introduced

    New Version of USA Freedom Act Introduced
    By David Fagan, Richard Hertling, and Kate Goodloe Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy introduced a new version of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2014…
  • Jul 30

    House of Representatives Passes Three Cybersecurity Bill

    House of Representatives Passes Three Cybersecurity Bill
    By David Fagan, Richard Hertling, and Sumon Dantiki On July 28, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives (“House”) passed three cybersecurity bills, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014…
  • Jul 28

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone
    On the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspectives blog, Covington privacy associate Jeff Kosseff shares his thoughts about the potential newsgathering uses of drones, and the dangers of overregulating them.
Rank this Week: 747

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/
  • Jul 30

    UK House of Lords Sub-Committee Criticizes the “Right to Be Forgotten”

    UK House of Lords Sub-Committee Criticizes the “Right to Be Forgotten”
    A Sub-Committee of the UK House of Lords published a report that strongly criticizes recent case law regarding the so-called "right to be forgotten" and calls for that right to be omitted from the forthcoming EU General Data Protection…
  • Jul 24

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization
    On July 22, 2014, the Data Security Council of India announced that Vodafone India Limited has been deemed a "DSCI Privacy Certified" organization. This is the first such certification for a telecommunications company in India.
  • Jul 23

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014
    On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous…
Rank this Week: 258

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
  • Jul 30

    FAN 25.1 (First Amendment News) — Mass. Gov. signs abortion buffer zone bill

    FAN 25.1 (First Amendment News) — Mass. Gov. signs abortion buffer zone bill
    The bill, titled an Act to Promote Public Safety and Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities, was signed earlier today by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. The law, which is effective immediately, allows a police to…
  • Jul 30

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State
    There is a lot of tough news out there these days, so I thought I would try a light-hearted post.  I am an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.  Folks from Nebraska know what this means, but for the rest of you “admiral” is an…
  • Jul 30

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election
    If the State has a problem with judicial impartiality, it is largely one the State brought upon itself by continuing the practice of popularly electing judges. – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2002) The case is Williams-Yulee…
Rank this Week: 36

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 412

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
  • Jul 30

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising

    MBBP Event: Unfair Competition and False Advertising
    On August 12th MBBP is hosting a seminar on Unfair Competition/False Advertising: How the Supreme Court’s recent decisions impact false advertising claims against competitors. The Supreme Court recently issued two decisions, Lexmark…
  • Jul 30

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify

    Consultant or Executive Officer? SEC Brings an Action to Clarify
    By: Mark Tarallo On July 16, 2014, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought an action against Natural Blue Resources, Inc. (“Natural Blue”), James E. Cohen (“Cohen”) and Joseph…
  • Jul 29

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz

    Biosimilars Developers Watch Closely as FDA Accepts First Biosimilar Application from Sandoz
    By: David Fazzolare & Joanna Brougher Sandoz, a Novartis Group company, announced on July 24, 2014 that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review its application for a biosimilar version of filgrastim. The…
Rank this Week: 494

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Jul 30

    0x4A: See LA?

    0x4A: See LA?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50) Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00) …
  • Jul 18

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (04:06) Aaron's slides area available. Segment 2 (56:41) Bradley mentioned dakota imaging where he used to work. (1:02:15) dacotag…
  • Jul 1

    0x48: copyleft-next

    0x48: copyleft-next
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (05:37) The slides Fontana's talk on copyleft-next are available. Segment 2 (01:06:51) Bradley mentioned the issue of Noam Chomsky's…
Rank this Week: 1755

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/
  • Jul 30

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?

    Are We Rushing to Judgment Against the Hidden Power of Algorithms?
    Several recent news stories have highlighted the ways that online social platforms can subtly shape our lives. First came the news that Facebook has “manipulated” users’ emotions by tweaking the balance of happy and sad…
  • Jul 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
  • Jul 11

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response
    CBS News and a host of other outlets have covered my new paper with Sharon Goldberg, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad. We’ll present the paper…
Rank this Week: 191

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jul 30

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool

    I Knew There Was A Reason I Preferred The Backyard Pool
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia

    Why I Am A Solo - Big Company Inertia
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jul 30

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search

    New Litigation Tool - Google Search
    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: 153

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 30

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation
    In a recent client alert, Hogan Lovells partners from the firm’s London and Washington, D.C. offices highlighted key takeaways for businesses following the European Data Protection Supervisor's Workshop on Privacy, Consumers,…
  • Jul 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
Rank this Week: 1060

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Breaking News from U.S. Sentencing Commission Good News for Offender

    Breaking News from U.S. Sentencing Commission Good News for Offender
    Individuals serving sentences for cybercrimes in Florida will likely be interested in a recent development out of Washington, D.C., which may predict a change in how courts enforce sentencing guidelines. The U.S. Sentencing Commission…
  • Jul 21

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation
    In our last post, we introduced the story of a Manassas County, Virginia, teen accused of child pornography after he sent an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend. As this strange case continues to unfold, numerous questions remain,…
  • Jul 16

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior
    Florida residents who face unfounded child pornography charges may sympathize with the case of a Virginia teenager whose recent arrest raised significant questions about the lengths to which law enforcement officials may go to obtain a…
Rank this Week: 1058

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a ……
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
Rank this Week: 385

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/
  • Jul 30

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play

    Performance Royalties: The State of Play
    [Blogmeister’s Note: The following post by FHH’s Frank Montero first appeared in Radio Ink Magazine. Our good friends at Radio Ink have given us permission to reprint Frank’s piece here, for which we thank them.] There is…
  • Jul 30

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC

    Wireline Competition Bureau Clarifies That You Do - or Do Not - Need Agency Approval Before Transferring Control of Some ETC
    Well, that clears that up On July 24, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) issued a public notice “reminding” carriers of prior approval requirements when certain Eligible Telecommunications Carriers (ETCs) plan to…
  • Jul 30

    5.8 GHz U-NII Update: Dates Set for Responses to Recon Petition

    5.8 GHz U-NII Update: Dates Set for Responses to Recon Petition
    A couple of weeks ago we reported that several petitions for reconsideration had been filed relative to last April’s changes to the rules governing the 5 GHz unlicensed band. The FCC’s notice concerning those petitions has now…
Rank this Week: 838

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic

    What Do You Know! I Inspired an Infographic
    I’ve seen a lot of infographics, but never before have I been blamed credited for one. According to Nicole Black at the MyCase blog, the infographic I’ve embedded below, 10 Technologies that Have Changed the Practice of Law, was…
  • Jul 30

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston

    ‘Hackcess to Justice’ is Aug. 7 and 8 in Boston
    Any moment now, I expect to see Paul Revere gallop by, shouting, “The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!” In just over a week, the ABA annual meeting descends on Boston, and while it may not be bringing redcoats, it is…
  • Jul 29

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom

    My ABA Journal Piece Considers the Future of LegalZoom
    In a post here two months ago, I wrote about recent developments involving LegalZoom in South Carolina and North Carolina, where legal actions had sought to shut down the company as engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Those were just…
Rank this Week: 295

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Going viral: Silencing its critics, Twitter posted strong second quarter results, adding 16 million new monthly active users and boosting its user base by 24 percent from this time last year. #Disappointing: In other Twitter news, the company…
  • Jul 28

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Your tax dollars at work: Wikipedia placed a 10-day ban on changes to the collaborative encyclopedia from a certain IP address inside the U.S. Capitol after discovering that bizarre and embarrassing edits were being made from that address…
  • Jul 25

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Facebook reported strong results for ad revenue in the second quarter of 2014. Mobile advertising was particularly strong, up 30 percent from last year. Mobile ads now account for 62 percent of Facebook’s advertising revenue. A federal…
Rank this Week: 1409

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3263

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/
  • Jul 30

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)
    You may have heard of Silk Road, an online marketplace that enabled hard-to-trace buying and selling of illegal goods. The court says it was “as if the purchases were occurring on eBay;” buyers and sellers could even leave…
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
Rank this Week: 99

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of Controlling a Character in a Video Game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,666,764: Method of controlling a character in a video gameIssued Dec. 23, 2003, to KonamiSummary:The ‘764 patent describes a video game system where enemy characters can be forced to attack each other whenever the main…
  • Jul 28

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!
    Courtesy of :SCHULTERIESENKAMPFF Internet services that specifically target German consumer, e.g. by addressing them in German, have to adhere to German law when doing so. In a default judgment, the regional court Berlin recently held that…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
Rank this Week: 431

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jul 30

    Nominations Open for ABA Journal’s Top 100 Legal Blogs – Data Privacy Monitor

    Nominations Open for ABA Journal’s Top 100 Legal Blogs – Data Privacy Monitor
    The American Bar Association Journal announced that it is compiling its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs and invites readers to submit a nomination: Use the form below to tell us about a blog—not your own—that you read…
  • Jul 24

    Partner Alan Friel Named Influential Lawyer by LA Business Journal

    Partner Alan Friel Named Influential Lawyer by LA Business Journal
    Partner Alan Friel was named among the “Most Influential Lawyers: Digital Media and E-Commerce Law” in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s July 21, 2014, issue. The list recognizes 30 Los Angeles attorneys who have…
  • Jul 23

    What’s Old is New Again—Insecure Remote Acce

    What’s Old is New Again—Insecure Remote Acce
    When a merchant is suspected of being the victim of an account data compromise event, they are often required by the card brands to hire a Payment Card Industry Forensic Investigator (PFI). The PFI provides a report on the investigation to…
Rank this Week: 1152

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

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

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

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 30

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-29
    Artist sues after TV show films Montreal building that he had tagged with graffiti alleging breach of moral rights http://t.co/HnCU13BdfZ -> Copyright Infringement: A Warning to all Authors http://t.co/MY7CyX9Eyv -> Napster Owner…
  • Jul 29

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-28
    Under Spain's 'Google fee' law, news aggregators must pay publishers http://t.co/QTlGThEUxm -> Plea to end music piracy – Fiji Times Online http://t.co/1VjK56k9Xx -> Dr. Phil Sues Deadspin, Claims Copyright Infringement Over…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-27
    Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet http://t.co/9vYzPQjxcK -> RT @eurorights: 'French blogger owes $2,000 in damages for review 'too prominent' on Google'. http://t.co/UHMDvye7hC -> RT…
Rank this Week: 562

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/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
Rank this Week: 43

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an from the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in what seems  to have been a prosecution of Senior Airman Aaron M. Buford.  U.S. v. Buford, 2014 WL 2039102.  I say “appears to have been”…
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
  • Jul 25

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre
    After he was “charged in a three-count indictment with knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography by computer, in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252 (a) and (b), and with knowingly possessing computers and…
Rank this Week: 280

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 4388

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 368

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
  • Jul 30

    Different Mind-Sets In Inferring Bad Faith Registration from Bad Faith Use

    Different Mind-Sets In Inferring Bad Faith Registration from Bad Faith Use
    Of the four enumerated circumstances of bad faith in paragraph 4(b) the first three describe bad faith registration while the fourth (4(b)(iv)) describes bad faith use. A respondent may lack rights or legitimate interests in the domain name…
  • Jul 15

    Arbitrators Acting Within and Exceeding Their Power

    Arbitrators Acting Within and Exceeding Their Power
    Finding that an arbitrator has exceeded his or her powers is exceedingly rare. An arbitrator’s interpretation of the parties’ contract prevails even if there is “arguably a better [one].” American Postal Workers Union,…
  • Jul 12

    Standards of Proof, URS (Clear and Convincing) and UDRP (Preponderance of the Evidence)

    Standards of Proof, URS (Clear and Convincing) and UDRP (Preponderance of the Evidence)
    In the hierarchy of standards “beyond a reasonable doubt” (criminal intent) is higher than “clear and convincing” (URS) which is higher than “preponderance of the evidence” (UDRP). The UDRP sets forth in…
Rank this Week: 609

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Easy New York Temporary Support Calculation

    Easy New York Temporary Support Calculation
    Divorce litigation can drag on, which is why it is important to establish temporary support or pendente lite as quickly as possible. New York state law dictates a formula for temporary support to avoid argument between spouses, but the…
  • Jul 28

    Take Note Of The Importance Of Endnote

    Take Note Of The Importance Of Endnote
    You don’t work on one case at a time and it is easy to lose track of the details of each matter. You get confused about the specifics of the Jones case vs. the Smith case (or worse, the Jones case vs. The-Other-Jones case). How can you…
  • Jul 18

    Do Your Clients Understand The Tax Implications Of A Settlement?

    Do Your Clients Understand The Tax Implications Of A Settlement?
    Recently the U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced that it would be increasing the number of audits on tax returns that include alimony either paid or received. A report from the Treasury Inspector General found that in 2010 over $2 billion…
Rank this Week: 2159

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jul 29

    Review: Lumsing Harmonica Style Power Bank -- external battery for iPhone, iPad

    Review: Lumsing Harmonica Style Power Bank -- external battery for iPhone, iPad
    When you are away from the office for an extended time, it is often useful to have a portable battery with you. And nowadays, when many of us have both an iPhone and an iPad, it is even more useful...
  • Jul 27

    Review: Presentations by David Sparks -- Keynote manual and speaking tip

    Review: Presentations by David Sparks -- Keynote manual and speaking tip
    Most lawyers that I know give presentations from time to time, whether they be formal opening statements or closing arguments to a jury, teaching a CLE, client presentations or even just running a small meeting. Considering this, you would…
  • Jul 24

    In the new

    In the new
    Apple recently announced a new partnership with IBM. IBM, which knows a lot more about the enterprise them Apple, will develop over 100 industry-specific applications for the iPhone and iPad, and IBM's more than 100,000 consultants and…
Rank this Week: 501

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 990

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Jul 29

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco

    LegalTech Startup Weekend – San Francisco
    If you are in the San Francisco area, consider checking out the LegalTech Startup Weekend. I'll be one of the mentors for the event along with several other founders of legal tech companies, including LawPal, Ravel, One400, Judicata,…
  • Jun 13

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession

    Top Take-Aways from GSummit for the Legal Profession
    I attended GSummit in San Francisco this week. (The "G" stands for gamification.) This annual conference looks at ways to increase user engagement through gamification and games. With all of the online "noise" surrounding us and the…
  • Jun 5

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book

    Second Edition of Virtual Law Practice Book
    I am updating the second edition to the Virtual Law Practice book that I wrote back in 2010. The book pretty much needs to be completely re-written based on the way that technology has changed since I wrote about the set up of online delivery…
Rank this Week: 1043

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/
  • Jul 29

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound

    The CIO Brain And Music… Not As Strange As It Sound
    For those of you that attend the ILTA conferences, you may be aware of the (in)famous band called Legal Bytes. Legal Bytes is the world's only band made up entirely of current and former Chief Information Officers from law firms. At this…
  • Jul 21

    Whither Change?

    Whither Change?
    Image [cc] Moyan Brenn Three posts recently caught my eye. One was on the imminent demise of BigLaw. The other was on how small firms are about to have their day. In the third one Thomas Sager, the GC for Dupont takes GCs to task for not…
  • Jul 17

    Texas Scold 'Em

    Texas Scold 'Em
    They say that everything is bigger in Texas.  Apparently that even includes self-deluding opinions. Yesterday, a friend pointed me toward an article in Texas Law Book entitled Get Wall Street Out of the Practice of Law. (Subscription…
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Jul 29

    California Stem Cell Agency and the Revolving Door: A Need for More Safeguard

    California Stem Cell Agency and the Revolving Door: A Need for More Safeguard
    The revolving door and related conflict of interest issues remain open at the $3 billion California stem cell agency despite the pledge by its new president, Randy Mills, to refrain from taking a job with a recipient of the agency’s…
  • Jul 25

    Los Angeles Times: Flawed Investigation Magnifies California Stem Cell Scandal

    Los Angeles Times: Flawed Investigation Magnifies California Stem Cell Scandal
    The Los Angeles Times will have a column again this Sunday excoriating the $3 billion California stem cell agency, and it will involve the same set of players, the agency’s former president and a San Francisco area stem cell company.…
  • Jul 24

    A USC Researcher's Perspective on the Grant Round Involving StemCells, Inc.

    A USC Researcher's Perspective on the Grant Round Involving StemCells, Inc.
    A USC scientist late today sent an email that dealt with the 2012 decisions that resulted in the award of $19.3 million to StemCells, Inc., by the California stem cell agency. The award was made on a close vote (7-5) despite being rejected…
Rank this Week: 397

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    A Lawyer Reflects on His Content Marketing Efforts Plus 66 More Must-Read

    A Lawyer Reflects on His Content Marketing Efforts Plus 66 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 67 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Jul 28

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition

    Review of TrialDirector 6.5 Plus Nine Tips for Video Deposition
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: "We hold these truths to be self-evident" may have sufficed for the Declaration of Independence but trials require more proof. Because showing while telling is more persuasive, trial presentation…
  • Jul 28

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

    Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC
    Can the iPad perform productivity tasks? Obviously. But can it perform them more efficiently than a PC? This is the more important question, which we continually research. In this issue of TL Research, we explain three tasks that the iPad...
Rank this Week: 216

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory
    According to The Virginian-Pilot, Portsmouth attorney Sterling H. Weaver was "convicted in Portsmouth General District Court of assault" in June 2006. A new lawsuit filed by that attorney alleges that a WAVY-TV report, broadcast in February…
  • Jul 14

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory
    Defamation claims arise frequently in employment settings. Employees often disagree with their performance reviews and, if they feel particularly aggrieved, resort to the courts to extract a modicum of revenge. Unfortunately for them,…
  • Jul 2

    Anonymous Online Critic Will Remain Anonymous Absent Defamation

    Anonymous Online Critic Will Remain Anonymous Absent Defamation
    Virginia practitioners will know more about this topic in a few months, when the Supreme Court of Virginia decides Yelp, Inc. v. Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, but for now, we have an opinion from Fairfax Circuit Court applying the six-part test…
Rank this Week: 2884

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 4687

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC

    Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VC
    This is a terrific resource for founders. The post Free Templates for Great Startup Board Decks, Direct from VCs appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Jun 30

    A Venture SLA

    A Venture SLA
    I wish the world could be more like this for startups, but it isn’t, at least not in Canada. The Venture SLA has some interesting insights into terms, and is apropos of a conversation over at the StartupNorth Facebook page. Paul…
  • Jun 25

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?

    Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in Ontario. What Can be Done?
    The unpaid interns issue is getting increasing attention, as this Prof David Doorey post illustrates. We are seeing more and more lawsuits on this issue, it seems, with every passing month.The post Unpaid Intern Scams Continue to Flourish in…
Rank this Week: 2545

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police

    The Legalities of Feeding Expired Parking Meters in Phoenix – According to the Police
    Starting on August 1st, Phoenix is changing to variable prices at its parking meters. Depending on when and where you park, the rate could range from $0.50 to $4.00/hour. This is a big change from the $1.50/hour rate that used to be at every…
  • Jul 22

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?

    What Are You Buying When You Use an Independent Contractor?
    I get questions all the time from people involved in situations where a business outsources the creation of their website, marketing materials, or other photography work about who owns the copyright in the final work product and what can the…
  • Jul 15

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn

    Questions People Ask About the Law, Photos, Sex Tapes, and Revenge Porn
    The movie Sex Tape comes out this week. The previews look dumb, but I want to see it to examine the story from a legal perspective. I’ve done a fair amount of research and writing about cyber harassment and “revenge porn.”…
Rank this Week: 1896

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jul 29

    Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion

    Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion
    A recent report estimates that the ”cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen—incidents in the last year include more than 40 million people in the US, 54…
  • Jul 25

    Challenges to EU ‘right to be forgotten’ Implementation

    Challenges to EU ‘right to be forgotten’ Implementation
    Approximately “91,000 requests” to be forgotten have been submitted to Google since the May 2014 EU European Court of Justice ruling which has led to “a total of 328,000 links that applicants wanted taken…
  • Jul 22

    Google Ordered to Produce All Content for xxxxxx@gmail.com in Criminal Investigation

    Google Ordered to Produce All Content for xxxxxx@gmail.com in Criminal Investigation
    As part of an “investigation of possible conspiracy to commit money laundering” a Judge stated that he perceives “no constitutionally significant difference between the searches of hard drives… and searches of email…
Rank this Week: 2690

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Jul 29

    Minimalism Project Update – Cleaning Out My Photo

    Minimalism Project Update – Cleaning Out My Photo
    During my down time for about a week, I sorted my photos, sent them through my scanner, and saved them to my hard drive. I kept the prints of the ones that were the most important to me and I threw out the rest. I have less than a shoebox of…
  • Jul 24

    I Minimized My Star Trek Collection

    I Minimized My Star Trek Collection
    When he asked me if I’m still a Star Trek fan, and I told him I still love Star Trek, but I don’t need all this stuff to tell me that I love it. More stuff does not equal more love.
  • Jul 22

    Minimalism Project Update – Cleaning Out my CD

    Minimalism Project Update – Cleaning Out my CD
    I suspect I haven’t purchased more than 10 CDs in the last year. I certainly haven’t opened that binder since it went into a drawer over a year ago. I probably could have simply taken that binder and moved it to the pile of stuff…
Rank this Week: 3673

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jul 28

    What should we do when trademarks offend?

    What should we do when trademarks offend?
    Trademarks are symbols that convey meaning, and ostensibly that meaning is ontologically linked to the purveyor of the goods or services with which the trademark is connected. But those symbols can relate to different ontologies as well, be…
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward

    Lawsuit against Yelp over how it marketed its review filters can move forward
    Plaintiff restaurant owner sued Yelp under California unfair competition law, claiming that certain statements Yelp made about the filters it uses to ascertain the unreliability or bias of user reviews were misleading and untrue. For example,…
  • Jul 23

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?

    When is news reporting fair use under copyright law?
    Blogger claims fair use supports his challenge to DMCA takedown of YouTube video. But “news reporting” aspect of fair use can be tricky. An embattled California pastor sent a DMCA takedown notice to YouTube over a video clip that…
Rank this Week: 348

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: 282

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3595