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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 7

    National Intelligence Council – Global Trends 2030

    National Intelligence Council – Global Trends 2030
    “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds is the fifth installment in the National Intelligence Council’s series aimed at providing a framework for thinking about the future. As with previous editions, we hope that this report will…
  • Dec 7

    Groundbreaking land cover data to support Chesapeake Bay restoration effort

    Groundbreaking land cover data to support Chesapeake Bay restoration effort
    “The Chesapeake Bay Program today announced the completion of the Chesapeake Bay High Resolution Land Cover Project, a landmark initiative to improve information about the features of the Bay watershed landscape. The new high-resolution…
  • Dec 7

    Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework

    Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework
    Coinbase blog: “Today, we’re excited to announce the release of a Blockchain Token Securities Law Framework. We’ve also created a Framework Tool as a guide for developers and users of blockchain tokens. As the development of…
Rank this Week: 31

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Dec 7

    The Clock Has Started: What ISPs Need to Do and When to Comply with the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rule

    The Clock Has Started: What ISPs Need to Do and When to Comply with the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rule
    Chelsea Handler On December 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) published its Report and Order entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (the…
  • Nov 11

    Privacy Law in Saudi Arabia: A Primer for Businesse

    Privacy Law in Saudi Arabia: A Primer for Businesse
    Courtney M. Bowman Proskauer litigation associate Courtney Bowman and Jonathan Reardon, head of the Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia office of the Middle East-based firm Al Tamini & Co., recently co-authored an article published by Corporate…
  • Nov 8

    EU Court Rules that Dynamic IP Addresses are Personal Data…Sometime

    EU Court Rules that Dynamic IP Addresses are Personal Data…Sometime
    Courtney M. Bowman On October 19, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that dynamic IP addresses may qualify as “personal data” under EU privacy law. As we covered here on the blog a few months ago, this…
Rank this Week: 909

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/
Rank this Week: 1236

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
  • Dec 7

    Uber Should Restore User Control to Location Privacy

    Uber Should Restore User Control to Location Privacy
    Uber has rolled out a new update to its iPhone App—Version 3.222.4—which removed the option to limit location tracking to “While Using,” a privacy setting in the iOS that provides users control of when their…
  • Dec 7

    Shareholders Demand Transparency for AT&T’s Hemisphere Phone Records Spying Program

    Shareholders Demand Transparency for AT&T’s Hemisphere Phone Records Spying Program
    A group of investors in AT&T have had it with the phone company’s collaboration with law enforcement through the Hemisphere program, in which the company facilitates police access to trillions of phone records. At the spring…
  • Dec 6

    Supreme Court Curbs Excessive Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Curbs Excessive Design Patent Damage
    The Supreme Court issued an important ruling today in the long-running patent battle between Apple and Samsung. The appeal involved some of Apple’s infamous design patents on rounded corners. The Federal Circuit had ruled that Apple was…
Rank this Week: 2439

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 236

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 7

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?
    With all the hand-wringing over fake news these days, many are wondering whether it isn’t actionable libel to publish false news accounts. Take “Pizzagate,” for example. Shortly before the election, rumors began circulating…
  • Nov 17

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?
    When I wrote about the elements of defamation back in 2013, I noted that one of the requirements for a successful defamation action is that the statement at issue be “defamatory in nature.” In other words, to be actionable, that…
  • Oct 28

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory
    In an opinion published earlier this week by a federal court in Alexandria, the court analyzed a defamation claim brought by a sales representative against her former employer, manufacturer of the Mammotome breast biopsy system. Her former…
Rank this Week: 3555

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 7

    Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserve

    Law Firm Sues Over Negative Online Review; Gets What It Deserve
    Twenty-year-old Richmond, Tex., waitress Lan Cai was half asleep in her own bed, dressed only in her underwear, when her newly hired auto-accident lawyers from Houston’s Tuan A. Khuu & Associates came walking into her bedroom. And…
  • Dec 5

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court

    Ravel Law Launches Court Analytics for Federal and State Court
    The legal research service Ravel Law, which last year launched Judge Analytics to provide analysis of how individual federal court judges make decisions, today is launching Court Analytics, a similar feature that applies analytics to an…
  • Dec 1

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS

    Lawyer’s App Lets Clients in Trouble Summon Him Via GPS
    When New York City lawyer Sachin Gadh started his law practice, he wanted to be there for his clients when they needed him. In fact, he wanted to put himself right on their mobile phones. So he developed an app to do just that. He calls it…
Rank this Week: 2267

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Dec 7

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing
    The 2016 Fashion Santa.  photo source:  yorkdale.com A Toronto mall and its former “Fashion Santa” are having a snowball fight over the character.  The mall hired a new Fashion Santa this year instead of the person…
  • Nov 23

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information

    SCC renders practical privacy decision on mortgage information
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in Royal Bank v Trang, made a privacy decision that will bring a sigh of relief to lenders and creditors. A judgment creditor asked the sheriff to seize and sell a house to satisfy the judgment.  To do that,…
  • Oct 26

    Big data privacy challenge

    Big data privacy challenge
    Big data and privacy was one of the topics discussed at the Canadian IT Law Association conference this week.  Some of the issues worth pondering include: Privacy principles say one should collect only what you need, and keep…
Rank this Week: 2276

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2033

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment

    Murder, the iPhone and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts:  Commonwealth v. Williams, 2016 WL 7041629 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that “[b]efore us is the defendant's interlocutory appeal from the…
  • Dec 5

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial

    The Civil Suit, the Juror’s Tweets and the Motion for a New Trial
    This post examines an opinion the District Court of Appeal  of Florida – Fourth District recently issued in a civil appeal that involved a jury verdict in an action seeking damages for injuries sustained in an automobile…
  • Dec 2

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile

    Driving with a Suspended License, the Pill Bottle and the Facebook Profile
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas: U.S. v. Cooks, 2016 WL 6948065 (2016). The District Court Judge begins by explaining thatDefendant Gary Cooks was pulled over for driving with a suspended…
Rank this Week: 395

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
  • Dec 7

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy
    The bill was proposed by Senators Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, to “ensure the Education Department has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish…
  • Dec 5

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon
    The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) will podcast future First Amendment Salons, the next of which is scheduled for December 8th in Washington, D.C. That salon, the eleventh, will feature a discussion between David Cole (the new…
  • Nov 30

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine

    University of Utah Conference on Precision Medicine
    Via Leslie Francis, news of a great conference at the University of Utah on precision medicine on Dec. 1 and 2. It will be livestreamed: The federal Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) announced in 2015 will be the largest study of human…
Rank this Week: 407

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
  • Dec 7

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-06
    Australian creators launch campaign against proposed copyright reform https://t.co/p5LabApkIb -> Latest news | US to hold public meeting on copyright marketplace https://t.co/fadun1fwO1 -> Free speech vs. copyright in Supreme Court…
  • Dec 6

    Google v Equustek at the Supreme Court

    Google v Equustek at the Supreme Court
    The argument in the Google v Equustek Supreme Court case is about to start. An issue in the case is whether a court has a right to grant a de-listing order against a search engine to assist in enforcing a prior injunction granted by the…
  • Dec 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04
    Viacom Wins ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Copyright Lawsuit from DMX’s Ex Tashera Simmons https://t.co/oKM1OdTXQe -> Is Facebook starting to take music copyright seriously? https://t.co/9Fjeq0Qwo5 -> I Duran Duran Loses Case,…
Rank this Week: 2516

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Dec 7

    If You Build It, You Will Get The Results You Deserve

    If You Build It, You Will Get The Results You Deserve
    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.
  • Dec 7

    Samsung Gear S3 Update To GPS

    Samsung Gear S3 Update To GPS
    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.
  • Dec 7

    #ParrotSunday - Teaching Robots To Fly With Flying Parrot

    #ParrotSunday - Teaching Robots To Fly With Flying Parrot
    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: 1376

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/
  • Dec 6

    Damages for Design Patent Infringement: What Is an “Article of Manufacture?”

    Damages for Design Patent Infringement: What Is an “Article of Manufacture?”
    On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc.  The issue in Samsung v. Apple was whether 35 U.S.C. § 289 requires that design patent damages of a…
  • Dec 5

    Patent-Eligibility Not Saved by Claiming Functionality Via a Device

    Patent-Eligibility Not Saved by Claiming Functionality Via a Device
    In another sign that broad patent claims to software functionality cannot survive Alice’s patent-eligibility test, patent claims directed to automating a sequence of events on the Internet were held invalid under 35 USC § 101 in…
  • Dec 3

    Post-Solution Activity in Menu Generation Patent Claims Does Not Overcome Alice

    Post-Solution Activity in Menu Generation Patent Claims Does Not Overcome Alice
    In holding all claims of patents directed to generating electronic menus patent-ineligible under 35 USC § 101, a Federal Circuit panel handed Covered Business Method Review petitioners an even bigger win than they had gotten from the…
Rank this Week: 3515

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Dec 6

    The California bar exam saga continue

    The California bar exam saga continue
    The State Bar of California recently announced that the pass rate for the July 2016 California bar exam was 43%. This is a multi-decade low, and has affected virtually every law school in California. Even among ABA-accredited law schools'…
  • Dec 5

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school

    Visualizing employment outcomes in law school
    Last week I posted an analysis of the ABA employment data that ranked law schools by collapsing all the employment data (109 pieces of information) down to a single dimension. I posted this in response to The Faculty Lounge blog's post by Dan…
  • Dec 2

    Breaking down the California bar exam

    Breaking down the California bar exam
    The July 2016 California bar exam data came out a couple of weeks ago and the results were rough. Only about 42% of those who took the exam passed, which is a multi-decade low. In this short post, I break down some information about the bar…
Rank this Week: 1478

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4705

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1462

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/
  • Dec 6

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It

    FHH Webinar: What You Need to Know About Global Music Rights and the RMLC’s Lawsuit Against It
    Many broadcasters are telling FHH they’ve been contacted by the Radio Music License Committee about a lawsuit the RMLC has filed against a new performing rights organization. Called Global Music Rights, it was founded in 2013 with the…
  • Dec 6

    Broadcaster Urges FCC to Okay Permanent AM Synchronous Booster

    Broadcaster Urges FCC to Okay Permanent AM Synchronous Booster
    As part of the FCC’s initiative to revitalize AM stations, Puerto Rico station owner Wilfredo Blanco-Pi petitioned the FCC to allow AM stations to employ synchronous boosters, not just on a temporary basis, but permanently. Now, the FCC…
  • Dec 2

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January

    Streamlined Foreign Media Ownership Procedures (Mostly) Effective in January
    A September Commission Order modifying a number of Commission Rules regarding filing and review of foreign ownership in broadcast licensees has now been published in the Federal Register, setting the effective date of at least some of these…
Rank this Week: 117

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 4272

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: 312

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Dec 6

    Cyber Legal Risks to Most Businesses since 55% of Senior Management Delegates Compliance

    Cyber Legal Risks to Most Businesses since 55% of Senior Management Delegates Compliance
    PwC’s survey of over 800 Compliance Officers was “designed to give corporate compliance officers benchmarking data to help them understand common industry practices today and plan for more effective, more efficient compliance…
  • Dec 2

    GUEST BLOG: Watch Out for Cyber Threats while Shopping during the Holidays (THINK WIFI)!

    GUEST BLOG: Watch Out for Cyber Threats while Shopping during the Holidays (THINK WIFI)!
    My Guest Blogger Eddie Block (CISSP, CIPM, CIPP/G, CISA, CEH) is a senior attorney in Gardere’s Litigation Group and member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Legal Services Team who focuses on all aspects of information cyber…
  • Nov 29

    Healthcare is the biggest target for Cyberattacks in 2017!

    Healthcare is the biggest target for Cyberattacks in 2017!
    Experian reported that the “healthcare sector may continue to be the focal point for hackers as medical identity theft remains lucrative and easy for cyber criminals to exploit.”  The November 28, 2016 report entitled…
Rank this Week: 292

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1657

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/
  • Dec 6

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble At the recent “Law, Borders, and Speech” conference at Stanford, several participants debated the relevance of server location in determining jurisdiction. Some Silicon Valley attorneys at the…
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
Rank this Week: 597

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3597

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Getty Images Skirts $1B Lawsuit

    Getty Images Skirts $1B Lawsuit
    Earlier this year, Getty Images was sued for $1 billion (yes, that’s billion) by photographer Carol Highsmith. Getty Images had sent Highsmith a letter and a bill, claiming that she was using one of their images without buying the…
  • Nov 20

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?
    I recently spoke at a family law conference on how to get usable evidence from social media. Afterwards, a woman approached me and said her 11 year-old child asked to have YouTube channel and several his friends already had channels. She…
  • Nov 12

    I Want to Humanize Contract

    I Want to Humanize Contract
    A friend from my business mastermind group asked me to draft a nondisclosure agreement for her for an upcoming meeting she has to discuss a future project with a potential collaborator. She wants to be able to discuss the project to see if…
Rank this Week: 3507

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 6

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online
    At CEIPI, I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko a position paper discussing the proposed introduction in EU law of neighboring rights for press publishers for the digital uses of their publications. The proposal is…
  • Dec 1

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case
    In his November 29, 2016, Volokh Conspiracy post, Professor Orin Kerr raised some important points about the unintended or unanticipated consequences of the so-called Microsoft Ireland case. In that case, the Second Circuit decided that a…
  • Nov 30

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!
    Watch out! Fake news is coming to get you! Lock your doors and iPhones, guard your dogs and children, and hold on to your comb overs! But is fake news so bad, and isn't some, all, or most of it legally protected parody?  According to the…
Rank this Week: 706

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Dec 5

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage

    [Sponsor] Drobo -- safe, expandable storage
    Thank you to Drobo for sponsoring iPhone J.D. this month, especially because the company is offering a great discount right now for iPhone J.D. readers (more on that below). A Drobo device appears to your computer to be a single...
  • Dec 1

    In the new

    In the new
    Just in time for your holiday travel over the next few weeks, Netflix now lets you download content to your iPhone or iPad so that you can watch a video even when you have no Internet connection (such as on...
  • Nov 29

    The Galactic Empire v. Han Solo -- using Keynote and TrialPad on an iPad to present evidence at trial

    The Galactic Empire v. Han Solo -- using Keynote and TrialPad on an iPad to present evidence at trial
    I received an email this week from Hon. Joseph C. Adams, a judge in York County, Pennsylvania, telling me about a fantastic CLE that took place on October 13, 2016 sponsored by the York County Bar Association. The first part...
Rank this Week: 3906

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Dec 5

    Find A Birth In the Newspaper

    Find A Birth In the Newspaper
    Private Investigator Blog Find A Birth In the Newspaper I may search newspapers for a birth listing because there is no available birth index for that date or I don’t know in which county or state the birth occurred. In the case where…
  • Oct 23

    Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resume

    Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resume
    Private Investigator Blog Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resumes Are you gathering names of people who work at a company? Searching for those through Linkedin may return an invisible profile if you’re not in the…
  • Oct 23

    Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call

    Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call
    Private Investigator Blog Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call Can one assume that an online government index is complete even within the inclusive dates? What can you get if you supplement that with a phone call to the agency?…
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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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
Rank this Week: 29

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 5

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding
    At the end of Stage 2 of the Spectrum Auction, I wrote about bidder fatigue and the hope that the FCC would drop its spectrum clearing target a couple of notches for Stage 3 to expedite the conclusion of a now seemingly interminable…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. This month’s issue includes: Headlines:…
  • Nov 22

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1
    What a difference a day makes. As previously discussed in CommLawCenter, the Department of Labor announced in May a change to its overtime regulations.  That change would more than double the minimum salary needed to qualify an employee…
Rank this Week: 2962

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/
  • Dec 5

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation

    Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Issues Recommendation
    On December 1, 2016, the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity issued its Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy, which includes recommended actions that the government and private sector can take over the next 10…
  • Dec 5

    FTC Releases Summary of Workshop on Privacy Disclosure

    FTC Releases Summary of Workshop on Privacy Disclosure
    On November 30, 2016, the FTC released a staff summary of a recent public workshop called Putting Disclosures to the Test. The workshop examined ways of testing and evaluating company disclosures regarding advertising claims and privacy…
  • Nov 30

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation
    On November 19, 2016, the French government enacted a bill creating a legal basis for class actions against data controllers and processors resulting from data protection violations. The bill establishes a general class action regime and…
Rank this Week: 57

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Dec 5

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account

    FriendFinder Data Breach Exposes 400 million+ Account
    FriendFinder Networks is a company in the adult entertainment, social networking, and online dating space. Several databases from FriendFinder Networks web sites with more than 412 million accounts, including usernames, e-mails, and…
  • Nov 21

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream

    The FBI Dips into Twitter’s Data Stream
    Following up on our earlier post regarding the Era of Hashtag Surveillance, the FBI has published documents indicating that it intends to enter into a deal with a Twitter data miner, appropriately named Dataminr (and partially owned by…
  • Nov 14

    When It Comes to the DMCA, a Red Flag Becomes Harder to Fly

    When It Comes to the DMCA, a Red Flag Becomes Harder to Fly
    It is unlikely that when Stephanie Lenz posted a home video of her children dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” on YouTube, she could have anticipated that, nearly a decade later, she would be seeking U.S.…
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Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Dec 5

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement
      Cooperation. Some call it an e-discovery best practice. Others describe it as a minimum standard of care in e-discovery. Regardless of label, there is little question that cooperation is key to successfully navigating…
  • Nov 21

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?
    Use of search terms to find documents is a pretty basic and commonly accepted e-discovery concept. Since at least the 1990s, legal research courses have been teaching lawyers how to use keyword searches to find relevant material.  …
  • Nov 8

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol
    Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and some state court rules like Colorado’s CAPP Rule 6.1, litigants are required to meet and confer early in a case to craft a discovery plan and discuss preservation and production of…
Rank this Week: 1868

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/
  • Dec 5

    Ravel Law's New Analytics Tool for US Court

    Ravel Law's New Analytics Tool for US Court
    I had a chance to talk with Ravel Law's CEO, Daniel Lewis last week about Ravel's new analytical tool for US Courts. I've been doing less and less product reviews lately because Bob Ambrogi and Jean O'Grady do a much better job at reviewing…
  • Nov 27

    Comp on the Client Side: Living in a Glass House

    Comp on the Client Side: Living in a Glass House
    The billable hour has been trashed repeatedly over how it motivates bad behavior in law firms. The reasoning goes that rewarding hours billed motivates lawyers (associates and partners) to spend more time on tasks than necessary, resulting in…
  • Nov 23

    Context Context Context

    Context Context Context
    It is long believed that the key to real estate purchases is location, location location. And while I am not in the business of flipping houses, it seems to me and my limited HGTV understanding of the world, that location is pretty important…
Rank this Week: 964

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Dec 3

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”
    We all assume that our genetic information is personal and private.  This may not be totally correct, but that assumption goes completely out the window when you are an identical twin.  This question is explored in an…
  • Dec 1

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert
    More information from HHS OCR about the phishing threat: On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself…
  • Nov 30

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat
    Editor’s note:  This is the fourth in a continuing end-of-year series.  See our previous posts on trade secrets, state regulation and law enforcement, and HIPAA compliance.  Our last two posts will focus on the…
Rank this Week: 3757

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Dec 3

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication
    As part of its efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) engages in audits of covered entities and their…
  • Nov 23

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware
    On November 10, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for businesses and consumers on the impact of, and how to respond to ransomware.  Ransomware is a form of malicious software that infiltrates computer…
  • Nov 22

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile
    In 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 and directed the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to “lead the development of a framework to reduce cybersecurity risks to critical…
Rank this Week: 3454

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Dec 3

    Baby It’s Cold Out-WTF?!

    Baby It’s Cold Out-WTF?!
    Every time I turn on the all-Christmas radio station, they’re playing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”Have you actually listened to the lyrics? They exemplify what’s wrong with how boys and girls are socialized –…
  • Nov 29

    Am I Non-Binary?

    Am I Non-Binary?
    Earlier this year, a court in Oregon let a person legally change their gender to “non-binary.” It’s fantastic that the law acknowledges that there’s more to gender than merely male or female. . . . I wondered, if I…
  • Nov 12

    Proud to Rock a Safety Pin

    Proud to Rock a Safety Pin
    If you don’t feel safe out in public, I would be happy to stand with you, talk with you, walk with you, go with you to the restroom, and be a voice against prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.
Rank this Week: 3506

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Dec 2

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie

    TWiL 368: Give The Falcon To Chewie
    Dr. Seuss Sues in Sue-ville This Holiday Season, Axanar and claiming fair use as defense, Netflix taxed as a utility, who owns the Millennium Falcon? Dr. Strange and HIPAA compliance, tweeting moves at the World Chess Match, Rule 41 and more!…
  • Nov 18

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber

    TWiL 367: All About the Cyber
    Facebook and Google vs. fake news, Net neutrality, and encryption policy under Trump, Dr. Seuss/Star Trek mashup, rules for 'quiet cars', online security for activists and more. Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane…
  • Nov 4

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou

    TWiL 366: Miss Jackson If You're Litigiou
    DMCA and censorship, what is Disney trying to do with its own blockchain? Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan, copyright for graffiti artists, the potential trademark battle for "Nasty Woman", and more!Photo credit:thalling55 Hosts: Denise Howell…
Rank this Week: 606

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 3199

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
  • Dec 2

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event
    Please join us for our December 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events.
  • Dec 2

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing
    The Internet of Things continues to draw broad interest from policymakers and regulators around the globe. Following on the heels of a major distributed denial-of-service attack in October 2016 that leveraged potentially millions of…
  • Nov 28

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report
    In June 2015, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators. The Commission also solicited public comments on the topic, receiving more than 2,000…
Rank this Week: 3744

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: 4814

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 2

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam
    As published in our sister blog, Health Law & Policy Matters OCR Provides Additional Clarification on Phishing Scam By Jordan Cohen on December 2, 2016 Posted in HIPAA/Privacy & Security As we reported earlier this week, the U.S.…
  • Dec 2

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat
    Dismissal Of Home Depot Derivative Action Extends Shareholder Losing Streak An attempt to impose liability on corporate officers and directors for data breach-related losses has once again failed.  On November 30, 2016, a federal judge…
  • Dec 1

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing
      The growing scale of cybersecurity concerns is prompting action from government leadership on the federal level. Before the Thanksgiving recess, the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce got in on the act when two of its…
Rank this Week: 3663

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 905

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cientist develops brain implant to boost memory. https://t.co/sWF8FfF1lf 2016-12-01 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Nov 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk passes sweeping internet/computer surveillance law. disturbing. https://t.co/nOelbL8t5n 2016-11-18 irs demands identities of all us coinbase users over 3 year period. https://t.co/6MLfpIqAsE 2016-11-21 fully autonomous vtol vehicle…
  • Nov 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    following in the path of ashley madison, adultfriendfinder hacked. 412 million users exposed. https://t.co/l4zVwQovUx 2016-11-14 microsoft joins linux foundation. as a platinum member no less. and announces sql server for linux.…
Rank this Week: 3011

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Dec 1

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep
    Daniel D’Angelo After the review and production phases of discovery are complete, a lot of people must collaboratively work with produced evidence to prepare a strong case. Keeping them coordinated is often a challenge, particularly…
  • Jun 23

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer
    Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that parties meet early in a litigation to negotiate an eDiscovery plan that will reduce costs and burdens for each side. In 2009, the Sedona Conference issued its own…
  • May 18

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
Rank this Week: 2306