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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/
  • Jan 20

    Burn Your Bridge

    Burn Your Bridge
    Why wait? Get on the White House blacklist now by signing this petition to Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance at We The People. Hurry–before they…
  • Jan 20

    Inauguration Day

    Inauguration Day
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is ……
  • Jan 19

    Performance Piece

    Performance Piece
    From the Miami Light Project: Join us this Friday at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse for a performative piece with Xavier Cortada that brings Americans together towards a common purpose to uphold our Constitution! Miami Light Project…
Rank this Week: 195

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 162

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment

    The Stepson, “True Threats” and Aggravated Harassment
    This post examines a recent opinion issued by the Justice Court, Town of Webster, New York, Monroe County:  People v. Grammatico, 2017 WL 22441 (2017). The judge begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant was charged with…
  • Jan 18

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Alaska, which may be the first post I have done on an opinion from this court.  Bell v. State, 2017 WL 127985 (2017). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jan 16

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of South Carolina: In the Matter of Timothy Eugene Moses, 785 S.E.2d 364 (Supreme Court of South Carolina 2016) (per curiam). The court begins by explaining that[t]his attorney…
Rank this Week: 2217

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jan 20

    Respect the unexpected: President Trump and asterisk-shaped disruptor

    Respect the unexpected: President Trump and asterisk-shaped disruptor
    The idea of the T-shaped professional has helped people to de-specialize for years now, there's even a conference encouraging that. If the key to smart execution is T-shaped players, then perhaps the shape to drive insight and disruption is a…
  • Jan 4

    Facebook Live Makes Personal Video Must See TV for Healthcare Marketer

    Facebook Live Makes Personal Video Must See TV for Healthcare Marketer
    As published by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development. Take a look: The Mayo Clinic, UNC Healthcare, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Ohio St University Wexner Medical Center - along with a few healthcare…
  • Dec 13

    Pharma Marketing May Be Ready for Small Steps with Facebook Live

    Pharma Marketing May Be Ready for Small Steps with Facebook Live
    Beth Snyder Bulik at Fierce Pharma and I recently discussed ways pharmaceutical marketers can take initial steps with personal video.
Rank this Week: 1039

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
  • Jan 20

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right

    Unintended Consequences and the Bill of Right
    As you know, I’m working on a book about the Bill of Rights.  The book is currently in publisher’s limbo, by which I mean that I’ve turned in the first draft and am waiting for the manuscript to be returned to me for…
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
Rank this Week: 284

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Blue Hill Gives More Details on ROSS Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Report

    Blue Hill Gives More Details on ROSS Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Report
    Following my post earlier this week about the benchmark report published by Blue Hill Research that assessed the ROSS Intelligence legal research platform, I had several questions about the report and many readers contacted me with questions…
  • Jan 19

    By Popular Demand, I Am Changing The Headline On My Recent ROSS Post

    By Popular Demand, I Am Changing The Headline On My Recent ROSS Post
    I cannot remember the last time I changed a headline on a blog post or even whether I ever did. But by popular demand, I am changing the headline on my recent post about a study that compared the ROSS artificial intelligence platform against…
  • Jan 19

    How LexBlog Quietly Reinvented Itself This Year

    How LexBlog Quietly Reinvented Itself This Year
    The dashboard of a demo site in LexBlog’s new blogging platform. When lawyer Kevin O’Keefe started LexBlog in 2003, many in the legal industry thought the idea of a company devoted to nothing but lawyer blogs was crazy. After all,…
Rank this Week: 198

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
  • Jan 20

    Privacy in 2017 – From Challenges to Opportunitie

    Privacy in 2017 – From Challenges to Opportunitie
    After all of the 2016 drama, the start of a brand new year is a welcome development in itself – a clean sheet for a script yet to be written. However, 2017 will not be without challenges and the same applies to the world of privacy and…
  • Jan 19

    Russia Releases 2017 Data Privacy Inspection Plans; Microsoft Passes 2016 Inspection

    Russia Releases 2017 Data Privacy Inspection Plans; Microsoft Passes 2016 Inspection
    At the end of 2016, territorial divisions of the Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, published their 2017 plans for conducting inspections of local companies’ compliance with Russian data privacy requirements, including…
  • Jan 11

    University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Hogan Lovells Launch a Data Protection Officer Degree

    University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Hogan Lovells Launch a Data Protection Officer Degree
    On January 5, 2017 Paris Law School Panthéon-Assas launched its first university degree aimed at training future Data Protection Officers under the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which becomes effective across the EU…
Rank this Week: 3749

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/
  • Jan 20

    Final Latch Secured On LPTV Freezer

    Final Latch Secured On LPTV Freezer
    The FCC has announced that effective immediately, it will no longer accept applications for construction permits for new digital companion channels filed by analog Low Power Television stations.  While this article refers to only LPTV…
  • Jan 17

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017

    More FCC Satellite Earth Stations Up for Renewal in 2017
    We take this opportunity to remind earth station licensees and registrants that the FCC’s International Bureau does not issue notifications of license expiration dates, or reminders to file renewal applications. We expect to see more…
  • Jan 13

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe

    FCC, Straight Path Execute $100 Million Settlement of Wireless Probe
    Decision has 5G implications Wow—FCC enforcement actions don’t get any juicier than this:  an anonymous whistleblower, alleged misrepresentations to the FCC, and a complex $100 million fine to Straight Path Communications,…
Rank this Week: 3199

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jan 20

    This Table Is Reserved

    This Table Is Reserved
    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.
  • Jan 20

    The Phab 2 Pro Is A Tri-Corder For The Rest Of U

    The Phab 2 Pro Is A Tri-Corder For The Rest Of U
    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.
  • Jan 20

    Project Tango Demonstration - Measure And Augment Your World

    Project Tango Demonstration - Measure And Augment Your World
    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: 2154

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: 80

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jan 20

    Do you want China to control cyber and IT news? Think about this – China Oceanwide is acquiring news media giant IDG

    Do you want China to control cyber and IT news? Think about this – China Oceanwide is acquiring news media giant IDG
    Computerworld announced that “tech journalism pioneer International Data Group [IDG], publisher of Computerworld, PCWorld and hundreds of other tech publications worldwide” is being acquired by China Oceanwide for a price of…
  • Jan 16

    FTC sues IoT manufacturer for failure to secure devices from cyberattacks!

    FTC sues IoT manufacturer for failure to secure devices from cyberattacks!
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against “D-Link Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, alleging that inadequate security measures taken by the company left its wireless routers and Internet cameras vulnerable to hackers…
  • Jan 13

    Cyber challenge to secure IoT home device

    Cyber challenge to secure IoT home device
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “it is challenging the public to create an innovative tool that will help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities in the software of home devices connected to the Internet of…
Rank this Week: 3740

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
  • Jan 19

    Copyright Shouldn't Be A Tool of Censorship

    Copyright Shouldn't Be A Tool of Censorship
    We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's…
  • Jan 19

    EFF to Court: Protect Free Speech From Overbroad Use of DMCA

    EFF to Court: Protect Free Speech From Overbroad Use of DMCA
    In order to make remix videos, do computer research, or make e-books accessible, people often need to bypass access controls on the media they own. This week, EFF explained to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that the…
  • Jan 19

    Hollywood Doesn’t Represent All Creator

    Hollywood Doesn’t Represent All Creator
    We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at…
Rank this Week: 2258

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/
  • Jan 19

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR

    PTAB Construes Patent Claim Terms as Subject to §112 ¶6 in IPR
    The USPTO’s PTAB held that the term “drive module” was a means-plus-function limitation subject to 35 U.S.C. § 112, sixth paragraph (now 112(f))  in its decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) in Apple…
  • Jan 18

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element

    PTAB Upholds Indefiniteness Rejection of Inferentially Claimed Element
    One of the first rules often taught to a young patent attorney, especially for mechanical apparatus claims, is to avoid inferential claiming, i.e., avoid introducing a new element in the middle of a recitation of another element.  This…
  • Jan 17

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct

    Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Approach Meets Intent Requirement for Inequitable Conduct
    The filer of a petition to revive an expired patent met the intent prong of the test for inequitable conduct by acting with at best willful ignorance; the filer certified that a failure to pay a maintenance fee was unintentional when he not…
Rank this Week: 3514

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jan 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ai conquers the world of poker. https://t.co/5BFN2HjCRB 2017-01-13 interesting piece by my colleagues on why you might need separate insurance for social engineering fraud. https://t.co/9biVaRhisn 2017-01-16 a mathematical model for…
  • Jan 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    interesting piece on fbi bounties to best buy technicians for finding child porn on computers they service. https://t.co/emXGD6sGOC 2017-01-07 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Dec 29

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cyanogen inc shuts down cyanogenmod after departure of co-founder. devs fork under new name lineageos. https://t.co/1JVMCpuAJv 2016-12-28 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 2989

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4745

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 106

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Jan 19

    #MLWashingtonCyberWatch: Nominees Discuss Future of Cybersecurity

    #MLWashingtonCyberWatch: Nominees Discuss Future of Cybersecurity
    With Inauguration Day upon us, it’s time for a #MLWashingtonCyberWatch update.   President-elect Donald Trump has vocalized his support for the future of “cyber” throughout his campaign – but how will members…
  • Jan 13

    FTC Takes Action Against D-Link for Deceptive Practices Endangering the IoT

    FTC Takes Action Against D-Link for Deceptive Practices Endangering the IoT
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has filed a lawsuit against device manufacturer D-link for allegedly deceiving the marketplace about the security of its products and, in turn, unfairly placing customer privacy at risk.…
  • Jan 10

    WEBINAR: Transferring Data from the EU under the GDPR

    WEBINAR: Transferring Data from the EU under the GDPR
    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…
Rank this Week: 3664

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 19

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz
      Lentz School Security provides useful guidance, practical advice, relevant statutes, and case law for addressing school security and safety issues. Topics include interviewing children, identifying volatile situations, and…
  • Jan 19

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication
      The U.S. Master Tax Guide provides helpful and practical guidance on today's federal tax law. This 100th Edition reflects all pertinent federal taxation changes that affect 2016 returns and provides fast and reliable answers…
  • Jan 19

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov
    The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow, January 20. With the new president comes a new administrative office. Keep up-to-date with notices, proposed rules, and final rules from the executive office online at…
Rank this Week: 45

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 801

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1535

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/
  • Jan 19

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle
    Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual. But a lawsuit for $2.2 billion dollars for a non-celebrity claiming a restaurant improperly…
  • Jan 18

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement
    As more and more content that has traditionally only been offered over-the-air, through cable, or on satellite becomes increasingly available via the internet, television content providers must take care in scrutinizing their existing…
  • Jan 9

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?
    Much has been written about how the Trump family uses their name to market their own businesses, but the Trumps are equally gifted at trading on others’ notoriety to promote themselves and their businesses. Consider the tweets or public…
Rank this Week: 2949

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/
  • Jan 19

    STAT News: California Slow on its Stem Cell Clinical Trials Over Last 10 Year

    STAT News: California Slow on its Stem Cell Clinical Trials Over Last 10 Year
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency has been "slow to move" into clinical trials, a major reason it has not yet produced a therapy that is widely available to the public, STAT reported today.In a lengthy piece on the 12-year-old…
  • Jan 18

    The 'Overstated' Stem Cell Debate: A Perspective from the California Stem Cell Agency

    The 'Overstated' Stem Cell Debate: A Perspective from the California Stem Cell Agency
    The statement came like an unpleasant dose of plain-speaking about stem cell therapies, which sometimes seem to have been hailed as a panacea for all that ails the human race. Not only that, the statment came from a Nobel Prize-winning stem…
  • Jan 18

    $16 Million Expansion of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Planned for California

    $16 Million Expansion of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Planned for California
    California's stem cell agency plans to expand its Alpha Clinic network this year with two more locations, including probably the first in Northern California, and financing the effort with $16 million. The proposal comes before the…
Rank this Week: 1241

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jan 19

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”
    Stand-alone cyberinsurance is a critical component of enterprise risk management.  But even companies with traditional and cyber coverage may, and usually do, have gaps in coverage created by what I’ve referred to as the ‘hot…
  • Dec 20

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”
    This article was first published in the Fall 2016 issue of “The Bulletin,” a quarterly newsletter published by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, a renowned law firm representing institutional investors and classes in securities,…
  • Nov 1

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”
    For relatively little expense, insureds can often add cyber endorsements to traditional CGL, professional liability or other insurance policies.  On October 25, 2016, the Northern District of Alabama issued a decision in Camp’s…
Rank this Week: 2432

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jan 19

    Supreme Courts Decides Apple v Samsung (just kidding) 

    Supreme Courts Decides Apple v Samsung (just kidding) 
    Speaking of Apple v Samsung, the Supreme Court issued its decision in this long-running litigation about design patents.  To recap, Samsung copied the design of Apple’s iPhone and infringed Apple’s design patents in the…
  • Jan 12

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Louis Vuitton Gets Bagged

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Louis Vuitton Gets Bagged
    Dear Doc: I understand that it’s sometimes hard to take when someone makes fun of you, but now I have heard that one of the world’s largest brands, LOUIS VUITTON MALLETIER, S.A. (LVMH) (owners of, among other…
  • Jan 5

    Common-Law Copyright Redux

    Common-Law Copyright Redux
    Two years ago we wrote about Floe & Eddie, Inc.’s, attempt to obtain royalties from SiriusXM for performances of the Turtle’s pre-February 1972 sound recordings. Floe & Eddie filed claims in California, New York,…
Rank this Week: 4568

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Jan 19

    The Next Four Years . . .

    The Next Four Years . . .
    It’s still a bit surreal that Donald Trump is the next U.S. President. While part of me is still reeling from the fact that he won the election, I’m trying to be forward thinking and looking for ways to be realistically…
  • Jan 12

    First Week in Invisalign

    First Week in Invisalign
    Although it’s getting easier to attach and remove my Invisalign trays from my teeth, each time I do it, it’s uncomfortable – and that’s putting it mildly. It hurts. Getting them out the first time was so challenging, I…
  • Jan 5

    Fear is Not an Excuse

    Fear is Not an Excuse
    The primary guiding rule for all of my projects is “Fear is not an excuse for not making progress.”
Rank this Week: 3505

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 18

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?
    My Twitter feed tells me that today is the fifth anniversary of the day the Internet “went dark” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). For anyone who needs a reminder,…
  • Jan 18

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA
    The Internet is full of trolls. So it’s no surprise that notice and takedown systems for online speech attract their fair share of them – people insisting that criticism of their scientific research, videos of police brutality,…
  • Jan 17

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?
    This blog post is excerpted from our filing in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's 2016 Notice and Request for Public Comment on notice and takedown practice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The entire filing is…
Rank this Week: 281

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jan 18

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2

    Patent No. 6,568,120 B2
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog Editor Patent No. 6,568,120 B2 Ice Fishing Trap Inventors: Kasmir Smolinski  Description: With the cold weather currently surrounding us, in some locations, people…
  • Jan 10

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank
    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank Jasper L. Tran As of June 19, 2016, courts have examined 568 challenged patents brought under § 101 motions citing Alice, resulting in 190 valid patents and 378 patents invalidated with an…
  • Dec 14

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III
    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article IIIWayne A. Kalkwarf and Matthew D. TannerePlus, Inc. v. Lawson Software, Inc.1 concerns the cancellation of patent claims. Although a judicial decision cancelling a patent claim would not…
Rank this Week: 1476

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 18

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing

    My Other Bag Isn’t Infringing
    By Alex Bullock If you ever find yourself at the grocery store with only your designer handbag to put your apples in, know that the option to carry a canvas tote bag with designer style won’t be going away anytime soon. That’s…
  • Dec 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
Rank this Week: 3190

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?

    TMobile’s 480p Video Delivery Gambit: Tiering, or Throttling?
    Predictably, and perhaps appropriately, broadband carriers are spending sleepless afternoons crafting new ways to diversify service without violating the FCC’s Open Internet Order restrictions on traffic blocking, throttling and paid…
  • Jan 16

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?

    Who Pays What to Whom in the Internet Ecosystem?
    Internet interconnections and compensation arrangements have been based on voluntary terms and conditions after government underwriting stopped. In a commercial context, funds flow on the basis of traffic volume, but also bargaining power…
  • Dec 22

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent
                As unorthodox as it might seem, Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams dissenting opinion in a major FCC case offers a likely roadmap on how the FCC will operate with Trump…
Rank this Week: 1149

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jan 18

    Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?

    Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?
    Who should you call when you suspect, or are certain of, a data breach?  Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents have become of a fact of life.  Yahoo! recently disclosed that data for over one billion users was compromised…
  • Jan 14

    A Privacy Shield Replaces a Safe Harbor for the Swiss, Too

    A Privacy Shield Replaces a Safe Harbor for the Swiss, Too
    US companies with employees or clients in Switzerland will be interested to hear that the new Swiss-US Privacy Shield was approved on 11 January. Although Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, its data protection law (Federal…
  • Jan 11

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System

    Foot-Dragging on HIPAA Breach Notice Costs Illinois Health System
    Written by James Swann | This article was originally published in Bloomberg BNA Health Care Daily Report An Illinois health system has reached a $475,000 settlement over allegations it waited too long to report a data breach, the…
Rank this Week: 3660

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: 4027

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2017
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2017. Any proposed EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and so may never happen in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
Rank this Week: 2289

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 2242

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

Looking at life through a lawyer's lens. By Cathy Gellis.

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jan 18

    Response to KTVU anchor Frank Somerville

    Response to KTVU anchor Frank Somerville
    The other day San Francisco Bay Area KTVU news anchor Frank Somerville posted on Facebook the admonition that because Trump is our elected 45th President of the United States, it’s time for all Americans to fall into line behind him.…
  • Jan 2

    Statement of Intent for the Group Major in Mass Communication

    Statement of Intent for the Group Major in Mass Communication
    I knew when I applied to UC Berkeley that I wanted to major in mass communications. It was not a major that you could simply sign up for, however; one had to apply. The following is the bulk of my application essay that I found while looking…
  • Jun 20

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)
    In light of today’s Fourth Amendment-eroding Supreme Court decision in Utah v. Streif, and Justice Sotomayor’s scathing indictment of it: The Court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will…
Rank this Week: 2910

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 3494

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/
  • Jan 17

    Article 29 Working Party Releases GDPR Action Plan for 2017

    Article 29 Working Party Releases GDPR Action Plan for 2017
    On January 16, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party published further information about its Action Plan for 2017, which sets forth the Working Party’s priorities and objectives in the context of implementation of the EU GDPR for the year…
  • Jan 13

    NIST Releases Proposed Updates to Cybersecurity Framework

    NIST Releases Proposed Updates to Cybersecurity Framework
    On January 10, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released proposed updates to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which include a new section on cybersecurity measurement and refinements…
  • Jan 13

    Email Privacy Act Reintroduced in Congre

    Email Privacy Act Reintroduced in Congre
    On January 9, 2017, Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced the Email Privacy Act, which would amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to require government entities to obtain a warrant, based on…
Rank this Week: 4365

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/
  • Jan 17

    Road(s) Soon To Be Taken

    Road(s) Soon To Be Taken
    In about 10 days, I will be presenting as part of a panel at the Thomson Reuters 24th Annual Marketing Partner Forum. The session I will be presenting will be focused on differentiation in a highly competitive market. Aside from being a…
  • Jan 12

    Libraries, Marketing, Money, Credit, and People

    Libraries, Marketing, Money, Credit, and People
    Perhaps I'm one of the lucky few that has always had a good relationship with the Marketing Department. Although I am the incoming President of the American Association of Law Libraries, I am also a member of the Legal Marketing Association,…
  • Jan 3

    Why Sole Provider Isn't Really A Thing and I'm Not Going to Say It Any More

    Why Sole Provider Isn't Really A Thing and I'm Not Going to Say It Any More
    [Ed. Note: Please welcome back guest blogger, Marcia Burris, Research & Information Services Consultant for HBR. - GL]A lot of attention has been given lately to the trend of law firms cancelling subscriptions to expensive…
Rank this Week: 980

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 17

    2017 Greatest Hit

    2017 Greatest Hit
    We’ve shared a few “Greatest Hits” lists over the years, and so here’s the next installment. Although we get a great deal of traffic from Google and other web searches, we also have our “Top 10 This Week”…
  • Dec 15

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial
    I frequently use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and display demonstrative graphics used in Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and with Expert Witnesses. Although professional graphic artists also use tools such as Adobe’s…
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
Rank this Week: 3015

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jan 17

    Federal agencies given new breach response and preparation guideline

    Federal agencies given new breach response and preparation guideline
    The White House has made a step toward implementing in federal agencies some breach response best practices currently used in the private sector. On Jan. 3, the White House issued a memorandum (Memo) updating for the first time in almost a…
  • Jan 14

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to Launch April 12

    Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to Launch April 12
    On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Swiss Federal Council and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) issued press releases announcing that an agreement has been reached on a new…
  • Jan 13

    FTC Goes After IoT Device Manufacturer for Alleged Security Vulnerabilities in Routers, IP Camera

    FTC Goes After IoT Device Manufacturer for Alleged Security Vulnerabilities in Routers, IP Camera
    On January 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed a complaint against Taiwanese D-Link Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, D-Link Systems Inc. (D-Link), alleging the company made deceptive claims about the security…
Rank this Week: 2709

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/
  • Jan 17

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool

    GIS Analysis as a Research Communication Tool
    The power of geospatial analysis lies in the new ways it provides to look at datasets and the relations among them. It allows you to explore more nuanced questions and discover correlations previously hidden. Used properly, geographic…
  • Jan 4

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?

    NYC to Collect GPS Data on Car Service Passengers—Good Intentions Gone Awry or Something Else?
    During the holiday season, New York City through its Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) proposed a new rule expanding data reporting obligations for car service platform companies including Uber and Lyft. If the rule…
  • Dec 14

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry

    Disrupting The Business Model of the Fake News Industry
    By Katherine Haenschen & Paul Ellenbogen  In the aftermath of the 2016 election, researchers and media professionals alike seized on the vast proliferation of so-called “Fake News” on Facebook as a cause for concern. An…
Rank this Week: 298

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 17

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing

    Contract Amendments – Always in Writing
    When a lawyer writes a contract for a client, it usually includes provisions that say that the all the terms of the agreement are contained in the document and all changes to the contract must be in writing. It may look something like this:…
  • Jan 10

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot
    Last week, I went to an open photoshoot/happy hour at Parkwood Studios. (They have a gorgeous space!) It’s a free monthly event for photographers and models of all skill levels and experience. There was an area set up with lights where…
  • Jan 3

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender
    Last week, Melody Lenox filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, Texas for a court order to determine who sent her a penis-shaped gummy candies via Dicks By Mail. At first, this sounded like an extreme reaction. If someone spent $15 to send me candy…
Rank this Week: 3506

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 16

    Révision de la LPD: les droits de la personne concernée (3/4)

    Révision de la LPD: les droits de la personne concernée (3/4)
    Un des principaux buts de la révision de la LPD était de renforcer les droits de la personne concernée, ce qui va de pair avec une augmentation des obligations des responsables du traitement. Si les droits…
  • Jan 12

    Révision de la LPD : nouvelles obligations pour les responsables du traitement (2/4)

    Révision de la LPD : nouvelles obligations pour les responsables du traitement (2/4)
    Afin de renforcer les droits des personnes concernées, l’avant-projet de révision de la LPD mis en consultation à fin 2016 prévoit de nombreuses nouvelles obligations. Même si les responsables du…
  • Jan 9

    Révision de la LPD: la consultation est ouverte (1/4)

    Révision de la LPD: la consultation est ouverte (1/4)
    Le Conseil fédéral a mis en consultation jusqu’au 4 avril 2017 l’avant-projet de révision de la Loi fédérale sur la protection des données (LPD). Cette révision vise à…
Rank this Week: 4632

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/
  • Jan 16

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump

    Trump Can’t Commit Twibel Because He Routinely ‘Deflects Serious Consideration’–Jacobus v. Trump
    A confession: I do not follow @RealDonaldTrump at Twitter because I have a strict policy against following trolls. Life is too short. As we all know, Trump regularly engages in many disfavored tweeting practices: ad hominen attacks;…
  • Jan 15

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 11 (Social Media, Harassment, E-Discovery & More)
    Social Media * US v. Elonis, 2016 WL 6310803 (3d Cir. Oct. 28, 2016). Anthony Elonis’ conviction for criminal threats was once again upheld: Considering the graphic nature of the three messages Elonis posted in October, it is not at...
  • Jan 14

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)

    2H 2016 Quick Links, Part 10 (Marketing, Uber, Airbnb, Taxes & More)
    Marketing/Advertising * Danny Sullivan: Facebook’s racial targeting isn’t new, bad or always illegal despite renewed attention * In re Sling Media Slingbox Advertising Litigation (SDNY Aug. 12, 2016). Sling isn’t liable to…
Rank this Week: 560

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/
  • Jan 16

    Linked – E-Discovery in Action: How VW’s In-House Lawyers Screwed Up a Litigation Hold

    Linked – E-Discovery in Action: How VW’s In-House Lawyers Screwed Up a Litigation Hold
    “The statements say VW in-house attorneys tipped off employees about an oncoming litigation hold. And at least one in-house counsel apparently indicated to employees that they should destroy certain documents and a hard drive that…
  • Dec 9

    eDiscovery is Everyone’s Concern

    eDiscovery is Everyone’s Concern
    I once made the argument, years ago, that if you weren’t concerned about eDiscovery as a business owner, you should be. Not because you’re a huge litigation risk, per se, but because eventually, every business has to deal with…
  • Dec 9

    eDiscovery is Everyone’s Concern

    eDiscovery is Everyone’s Concern
    I once made the argument, years ago, that if you weren’t concerned about eDiscovery as a business owner, you should be. Not because you’re a huge litigation risk, per se, but because eventually, every business has to deal with…
Rank this Week: 1220