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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
  • Mar 28

    Making the law review submission process less atrociou

    Making the law review submission process less atrociou
    The law review submission process is a mess. Authors submit to dozens, even hundreds, of journals simultaneously. Many journals receive thousands of submissions that they cannot possibly review carefully. It is often (but not always)…
  • Mar 14

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam

    One way law school exams could learn from the bar exam
    One of the important skills tested on law school exams is issue spotting. Although profs differ on how important issue spotting is, I would think virtually all would agree it's an important skill for law students. Yet we design law school…
  • Feb 14

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?

    Law school scholarship policies- markets or social engineering?
    Quite a few law school commentators have been talking about the 2016 annual report of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). The report provocatively calls law school merit scholarship policies "engines of inequity." In his…
Rank this Week: 1682

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 28

    European Data Protection Supervisor – New Website

    European Data Protection Supervisor – New Website
    “Our website has undergone quite a makeover! With new features and drop down menus, we present you our new look website to share information about who we are and what we do. Read how the EDPS is organised under the About EDPS section;…
  • Mar 28

    Youth Banking Resource Center

    Youth Banking Resource Center
    “The FDIC is sharing resources to encourage banks and schools to work together to improve the financial skills and experiences of youth. Financial education and school-based savings programs introduce young people to financial services…
  • Mar 28

    Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’

    Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’
    Hellman, Arthur D., Statement on ‘Bringing Justice Closer to the People: Examining Ideas for Restructuring the Ninth Circuit’ (March 16, 2017). Hearing Before the House Committee on the Judiciary — Subcommittee on Courts,…
Rank this Week: 19

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 5115

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

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

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Mar 28

    Avoid The Charlie App To Protect Your Privacy

    Avoid The Charlie App To Protect Your Privacy
    I recently attended a meeting and one of the people I met with asked if I utilize the Charlie App. I had heard of the app; [...] The post Avoid The Charlie App To Protect Your Privacy appeared first on Shear on Social Media Law.
  • Mar 24

    Ex-Penn State President Faces Prison Due To Email Evidence From 2001

    Ex-Penn State President Faces Prison Due To Email Evidence From 2001
    When you send a digital message you must be very careful exactly what you state.  Every word may end up being utilized against you in [...] The post Ex-Penn State President Faces Prison Due To Email Evidence From 2001 appeared first on…
  • Mar 22

    Twitter User Prosecuted for Allegedly Causing a Seizure Via a GIF

    Twitter User Prosecuted for Allegedly Causing a Seizure Via a GIF
    Prosecutors recently charged Twitter user John Wayne Rivello with cyber stalking for sending a Tweet with a flashing strobe image (that stated, “YOU DESERVE A SEIZURE [...] The post Twitter User Prosecuted for Allegedly Causing a…
Rank this Week: 4106

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    FCC Joins Industry to Eliminate Illegal Robocalls; Releases NPRM to Remove Regulatory Roadblock

    FCC Joins Industry to Eliminate Illegal Robocalls; Releases NPRM to Remove Regulatory Roadblock
    Your phone rings. You look down at your phone, which reads “IRS.” You answer. “Hello?” There’s a pause. Then, in an automated tone, you hear this: “This call is to inform you that the IRS is filing a…
  • Mar 27

    Tomorrow’s Broadcast Leaders: Their Future’s So Bright, They Wear Shade

    Tomorrow’s Broadcast Leaders: Their Future’s So Bright, They Wear Shade
    FHH Profs Montero and Kirkpatrick show up-and-comers the ropes. Another class of the brightest and the best is working its way through the Broadcast Leadership Training Program, and FHH is there to help. The BLT is a 10-month Executive…
  • Mar 24

    FilmOn X Loses in Latest Bid to be a Cable System

    FilmOn X Loses in Latest Bid to be a Cable System
    Ninth Circuit is the latest to say that Internet-based services are not cable systems. Remember Aereo? Sure you do, if you were a regular CommLawBlog reader pretty much anytime between 2012 and 2015. Aereo was the upstart looking to…
Rank this Week: 3320

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew

    And Now, Yet Another Startup From Some of the Former QuickLegal Crew
    Earlier this month, I told you about a new legal startup that has many ties to another legal startup that shut down amid fraud allegations. Now, some of the same people have launched another startup and it is already drawing interest from…
  • Mar 28

    ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

    ‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word
    Any job is made easier by having the right tools. That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide attorneys with the right tools to analyze, navigate, search, proofread and edit…
  • Mar 24

    Worldox Enables Office 365 Integration #ABATECHSHOW

    Worldox Enables Office 365 Integration #ABATECHSHOW
    A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.  Worldox, the document and email management platform, announced an add-in for Office 365, enabling Worldox customers with Office 365…
Rank this Week: 728

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/
  • Mar 28

    Timing is Everything

    Timing is Everything
    Years ago I got into the legal speaking circuit after presenting on the future of the legal profession to a group of bar leaders. I called the presentation "Staying Relevant." I credit this moment with pushing me into the spotlight of change…
  • Mar 16

    Who Leads the Law Library? How About Law Librarians?

    Who Leads the Law Library? How About Law Librarians?
    There are two standard answers to questions asked in a law firm setting.Well... it depends. You have to understand, we're unique. Both of them drive us nuts, but we get used to them and adjust or responses over time to limit the eye-roll and…
  • Mar 2

    The Strong Silent Type

    The Strong Silent Type
    All too often in law firms when we talk about marketing failures or look for new marketing successes, we look to see how "other industries" are doing it. We look at the marketing spend of consumer goods companies which make our budgets look…
Rank this Week: 4367

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Delaware Paves the Way for Blockchain Technology

    Delaware Paves the Way for Blockchain Technology
    Blockchain has been a hot buzzword in tech circles for some time, and, increasingly, we’re seeing companies—even Fortune 500 companies—announce blockchain-related initiatives. One particular area of interest to corporations…
  • Mar 17

    Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Issue

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

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

    Social Links: YouTube reaches major milestone; Google tries to ferret out hate speech; justices consider constitutionality of barring social media acce
    Google unveiled a new tool designed to combat toxic speech online by assessing the language commenters use, as opposed to the ideas they express. Is a state law banning sex offenders from social media unconstitutional? Based on their comments…
Rank this Week: 3768

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Mar 28

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message

    ICO Issues Fine for Marketing Emails Disguised as Service Message
    The Information Commissioner's Office has issued a £70,000 fine against Flybe and a £13,000 fine against Honda Motor Europe Ltd for breaching Regulation 22 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations by sending emails…
  • Mar 22

    FTC and NHTSA to Explore Vehicle Privacy and Security Issue

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

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

    FTC Hosts FinTech Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technologies, Part II
    As previously reported, on Thursday, March 9th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a forum on the consumer implications of recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technologies. This is the second of two…
Rank this Week: 3931

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Mar 28

    Justia Client Miller & Zois Wins Inaugural Maryland State Bar Website Award

    Justia Client Miller & Zois Wins Inaugural Maryland State Bar Website Award
    Justia is pleased to announce that our client Miller & Zois won the Maryland State Bar Association's inaugural Zenith Award for Best Call to Action. According to the Bar Association's website, the Zenith Awards recognize the best Maryland…
  • Feb 24

    The Importance of High-Quality, Original, Focused Content

    The Importance of High-Quality, Original, Focused Content
    One of the best investments a law firm can make is in high-quality, original, focused content for their website. Content not only drives SEO, but it is also crucial for attracting and retaining readers, and for converting those readers into…
  • Feb 9

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?

    Most States Now Require Tech Competence for Lawyers. What Does That Mean For You?
    Legal ethics rules in a majority of states now require attorneys to become and remain familiar with technologies that affect their practices. However, the broad wording of the applicable rules and the constantly evolving world of technology…
Rank this Week: 2092

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Mar 28

    Privacy By Practice, Not Just By Policy: A System Administrator Advocating for Student Privacy

    Privacy By Practice, Not Just By Policy: A System Administrator Advocating for Student Privacy
    When Matt L. started to raise the alarm about educational technology in his school district, he knew it would ruffle some feathers. As a system administrator (or sysadmin), Matt has had a front-row seat to the increasing use of technology in…
  • Mar 27

    Let’s Make The Copyright Office Less Political, Not More

    Let’s Make The Copyright Office Less Political, Not More
    After three years of discussing changes to copyright law, Congress’s first bill is a strange one. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have introduced a bill that would radically change the way the Register of Copyrights is…
  • Mar 27

    California Bill To Ban “Fake News” Would Be Disastrous for Political Speech

    California Bill To Ban “Fake News” Would Be Disastrous for Political Speech
    Memo to California Assemblymember Ed Chau: you can’t fight fake news with a bad law. On Tuesday, the California Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Affairs, which Chau chairs, will consider A.B. 1104—a censorship…
Rank this Week: 2653

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2367

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4746

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3902

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 246

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Mar 28

    Only Talk to Humans Again: FCC Proposal to End Robocall Scam

    Only Talk to Humans Again: FCC Proposal to End Robocall Scam
    For most people, the perks of caller ID and voicemail has allowed them to not answer phone calls that we do not know or prefer to avoid. This practice has definitely reduced the effectiveness of solicitations and especially robocalls to some…
  • Mar 28

    FBI Doesn’t Have to Release Its Rules for Secretly Collecting Information About Journalist

    FBI Doesn’t Have to Release Its Rules for Secretly Collecting Information About Journalist
    A district court judge in the Northern District of California recently sided with the Department of Justice in a case against the Freedom of the Press Foundation, who sued the DOJ over its refusal to disclose FBI procedures for issuing…
  • Mar 23

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment

    Forced Decryption and the Fifth Amendment
    While the general population infamously understands very little about the Constitution or court system, most everyone has an understanding of the Fifth Amendment’s the right to remain silent. The protection against self-incrimination…
Rank this Week: 969

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Mar 28

    March Fadness: Wearable Tech in the Workplace and Privacy

    March Fadness: Wearable Tech in the Workplace and Privacy
    Wearable technology continues to do a full court press on the marketplace and in the process, the step counters of the world and health apps tied to devices capable of tracking real-time biostatistics, are revolutionizing the way companies…
  • Mar 22

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Webinar Serie

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

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

    More Broken Privacy Promises from Upromise: Key Takeaways From Upromise’s Latest Settlement with the FTC
    “Don’t make promises that you don’t intend to keep” is an admonishment received by every child and delivered by every parent. This pithy maxim is equally applicable to consent orders entered into with regulatory…
Rank this Week: 3795

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Mar 28

    The ongoing war on encryption

    The ongoing war on encryption
    Last year there was a highly reported public debate between the FBI and Apple regarding the encryption used to protect an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino terrorist shooter. The FBI wanted Apple to unlock the phone, but Apple argued…
  • Mar 15

    US regulator makes important decision about Bitcoin derivative

    US regulator makes important decision about Bitcoin derivative
    Bitcoin has been back in the news. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) handed a blow to the cryptocurrency when it denied an application by the Winklevoss twins (of Social Network fame) to create an exchange-traded fund (ETF)…
  • Mar 3

    US court dismisses important Creative Commons non-commercial case

    US court dismisses important Creative Commons non-commercial case
    People familiar with Creative Commons have been worried recently about a litigation in the United States regarding the non-commercial element in the licences, which had the potential to negatively affect the integrity of the licensing…
Rank this Week: 162

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Mar 28

    Fixing PIPEDA: My Appearance Before the Access to Information, Privacy & Ethics Committee

    Fixing PIPEDA: My Appearance Before the Access to Information, Privacy & Ethics Committee
    Last week I appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics as part of its review of PIPEDA, Canada's private sector privacy law. The ETHI study is expected to last several months and may…
  • Mar 24

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?

    What Would a Digital Economy-Era NAFTA Mean for Canada?
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the…
  • Mar 23

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

    C’mon Uber: Sales Taxes on Uber Rides Are Not a “Tax on Innovation”
    Yesterday's federal budget included plans to amend the law to ensure that GST/HST is applicable to ride sharing services such as Uber. The budget states that the government will: Amend the definition of a taxi business under the Excise Tax…
Rank this Week: 372

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: 161

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Mar 28

    Red Storage Container - FutureLawyer's Next Office?

    Red Storage Container - FutureLawyer's Next Office?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 28

    Elon Musk Wants To Implant A Neural Lace In Your Brain...What Could Go Wrong?

    Elon Musk Wants To Implant A Neural Lace In Your Brain...What Could Go Wrong?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Mar 27

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?

    Android O? What Happened To Nougat?
    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: 763

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Mar 28

    U.S. Steel ITC Case Alleging Chinese Government Hacked Its Network and Stole Its Secret Formulas May Be Revived

    U.S. Steel ITC Case Alleging Chinese Government Hacked Its Network and Stole Its Secret Formulas May Be Revived
    First, a little background for those unfamiliar with the wonderful world of the International Trade Commission (ITC).  Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1337) prohibits “unfair methods of competition and…
  • Mar 22

    Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer

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

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

    New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor
    New Mexico is one of the few remaining states to not have a law requiring companies to notify consumers when their information is part of a data breach.  This, however, might change very soon.  Last Wednesday, the New Mexico…
Rank this Week: 3898

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    Avoid Litigation: Contracts and Timing

    Avoid Litigation: Contracts and Timing
    The most efficient way I’ve seen to avoid problems in a business contract situation is to set up the relationship between the parties in such a way that each side is forced to perform to get what they want from the other side. Just like…
  • Mar 21

    Private Online Groups May Not Be Private

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

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense

    Make Sure Your Contracts Make Sense
    One area where many entrepreneurs struggle is understanding contracts or creating custom contracts to fit their needs. Contracts are essential for every entrepreneur, but there are nothing to be afraid of. The best way I know to describe them…
Rank this Week: 3692

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Mar 27

    Apple updates iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch operating system

    Apple updates iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch operating system
    Yesterday, Apple released an update to the iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 10.3, and also updated the Apple Watch software to watchOS 3.2. (Operating systems for the Mac and Apple TV were also updated.) This is a minor update,...
  • Mar 23

    In the new

    In the new
    There were two iPhone-related stories out of the UK this week, one tragic, and one with a happy ending. Starting with the bad news, Amie Gordon of the Daily Mail reports that a man in London was electrocuted when he...
  • Mar 21

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

    Apple announces new iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch bands, and more
    Apple introduced a number of new products yesterday, including (1) a low-end iPad, (2) a red version of the iPhone, (3) new Apple Watch bands and (4) an app called Clips that can be used to create fun videos. Here...
Rank this Week: 3975

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Mar 27

    Unsupportable Claim Construction Warrants 12(b)(6) Dismissal

    Unsupportable Claim Construction Warrants 12(b)(6) Dismissal
    Where the plaintiff could only rely on a construction of a patent claim term that was implausible, a magistrate judge recommended dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint under FRCP 12(b)(6).  Bartonfalls, LLC v. Turner Broadcasting…
  • Mar 26

    Copyrightability Clarified for Designs of “Useful” Article

    Copyrightability Clarified for Designs of “Useful” Article
    On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., ruling that decorative designs of cheerleading uniforms may be eligible for copyright protection.[1]  In so deciding, the Court clarified…
  • Mar 23

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)

    Federal Circuit Invalidates Business Method Patent (Yawn)
    The Federal Circuit has upheld the invalidity of a patent whose claims recite “[a] computer-implemented method for providing certified financial data indicating financial risk about an individual.”  Clarilogic, Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 3691

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter
    The recent spat of Washington D.C. leaks is "unusually active," according to FBI Director Mr. James Comey. Even if the leaks are as normal as they are in an allergic nose dealing with New Orleans spring pollen, what are the legal and ethical…
  • Mar 27

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy
    Imagine a world, not as distant as we might like to think, where our individual thought processes are aided and improved by technologies external to the biologically-bequeathed neural matter that sits within our skulls and throughout our…
  • Mar 9

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?
    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn? This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore…
Rank this Week: 472

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Retail Theft, Criminal Conspiracy and the Computer Monitor

    Retail Theft, Criminal Conspiracy and the Computer Monitor
    This post examines an opinion from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Chikonyera, 2017 WL 815391 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatWilliam V. Chikonyera, appeals from the judgment of sentence of 4…
  • Mar 24

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland: Ali v. State, 2017 WL 128636 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAfter Sahar Begum Ali's psychologist terminated their therapeutic…
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
Rank this Week: 316

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
  • Mar 27

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage

    USB Device Promises Unlimited Storage
    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new and proposed products that will fill the shelves of your local electronics shop (or online store) in the next six to 12 months. Some are amazing; some are visionary; some are outlandish;…
  • Mar 3

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment

    Size Matters to Google | Increases File Size Limit for Incoming Email Attachment
    In a blog post, Google announced that Gmail users can now receive email attachments up to 50MB in size. By way of an explanation, Google recognizes that, "sometimes you need to receive large files as direct email attachments." The key phrase…
  • Feb 7

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon

    Gmail Will Stop Working on These Browsers Soon
    Google has announced that Gmail will stop working on versions of Google’s Chrome browser older than v53 at the end of 2017. The announcement cited security upgrades in newer versions of the browser as a reason for not supporting…
Rank this Week: 4753

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Mar 27

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica
    I mentioned last week that I did not think highly of the Supreme Court’s opinion in the “cheerleader uniform” copyright case. Let me explain why and then make some observations about how the case may be received by the lower…
  • Mar 24

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference
    LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference 2016 ELECTION: WHAT NEXT? ORLANDO, FL   LATCRIT/SALT JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SEP. 28, 2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: SEP. 29 – 30 BOARD MEETING (COMMUNITY & EXECUTIVE SESSIONS)…
  • Mar 24

    Book Recommendation

    Book Recommendation
    The professor who influenced me the most as an undergraduate was Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, an iconoclastic political scientist who uses game theory and other behavioral tools to assess domestic and international affairs.  I was so…
Rank this Week: 168

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Mar 27

    How to Analyze An Encryption Access Proposal

    How to Analyze An Encryption Access Proposal
    It looks like the idea of requiring law enforcement access to encrypted data is back in the news, with the UK government apparently pushing for access in the wake of the recent London attack. With that in mind, let’s talk about how one…
  • Mar 22

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

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

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device

    Pragmatic advice for buying “Internet of Things” device
    We’re hearing an increasing amount about security flaws in “Internet of Things” devices, such as a “messaging” teddy bear with poor security or perhaps Samsung televisions being hackable to become snooping…
Rank this Week: 638

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Slim Coverage of California's Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network

    Slim Coverage of California's Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network
    CIRM chart showing jump in clinical trials at institutions currently in the Alpha Clinic NetworkLast week California's soon-to-be $40 million Alpha stem cell clinic network drew attention from within the stem cell community but little…
  • Mar 23

    Fresh $5 Billion for California Stem Cell Research? Voter Poll Scheduled for This Fall

    Fresh $5 Billion for California Stem Cell Research? Voter Poll Scheduled for This Fall
    The man often called the father of the California stem cell agency today all but said he is set to launch an effort to pump an additional $5 billion in state funding into the research effort, which is scheduled to run out of cash in about…
  • Mar 23

    Alpha Clinic Session Streaming Live Today

    Alpha Clinic Session Streaming Live Today
    The symposium on Thursday dealing with California's Alpha stem cell clinics will be available online or via a phone connection that day and also later on YouTube later.Here is the information provided by the City of Hope, which is hosting the…
Rank this Week: 940

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Mar 27

    Updated: National Survey of State Law

    Updated: National Survey of State Law
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.Last year, HeinOnline teamed up with Rich Leiter, Director of the Schmid Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska…
  • Mar 23

    Pennsylvania Legislative Historie

    Pennsylvania Legislative Historie
      Jenkins' website recently launched a new interface for our Pennsylvania Legislative Histories database. Legislative histories help in determining the legislative intent of an act. The Pennsylvania Legislative Histories…
  • Mar 21

    Fastcase 7 Has Arrived

    Fastcase 7 Has Arrived
      Fastcase 7* is now available to Jenkins' members. To use the new platform, sign-in to Fastcase through jenkinslaw.org. Everything will look the same on the Fastcase home page, but notice the toggle switch in the upper…
Rank this Week: 4088

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/
  • Mar 27

    New Guidance on Disclosure Exceptions for Investigations and Fraud

    New Guidance on Disclosure Exceptions for Investigations and Fraud
    On March 17, 2017, the  Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) published guidance on two new exceptions in PIPEDA permitting disclosure without consent. The guidance is very helpful to interpreting these new provisions and…
  • Dec 21

    Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017

    Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017
    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1, 2014.  Since then, all eyes have been on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for decisions concerning CASL violations. …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3585

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Trademarks and Domain Names Composed of Common Term

    Trademarks and Domain Names Composed of Common Term
    The lexical material from which trademarks are formed is drawn from the same social and cultural resources available to everyone else, which includes domain name registrants. Since trademarks are essentially a form of communication it is…
  • Mar 14

    Sanctionable Conduct for Abusing the UDRP Proce

    Sanctionable Conduct for Abusing the UDRP Proce
    To claim a superior right to a string of characters mark owners must (first) have priority (unregistered or registered) in using the mark in commerce; and secondly, have a mark strong enough to rebut any counter argument of registrant’s…
  • Feb 27

    Diversity of View or Unacceptable Inconsistency in the Application of UDRP Law

    Diversity of View or Unacceptable Inconsistency in the Application of UDRP Law
    The general run of UDRP decisions are unremarkable. At their least they are primarily instructive in establishing the metes and bounds of lawful registration of domain names.  A few decisions stand out for their acuity of reasoning and a…
Rank this Week: 45

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Mar 26

    5 Don’ts For Any Cloud Based Player

    5 Don’ts For Any Cloud Based Player
    I have been “in the cloud” since adopting Onebox for my company’s virtual pbx a dozen or so years ago.  In fact, I found the “cloud” to have so many advantages over hosting my own solutions, I took…
  • Mar 24

    Top 10 tweets for #legal [2017-03-24]

    Top 10 tweets for #legal [2017-03-24]
    lajkfhd ;adkfha a;kfda; a;djhf a;jdfh a;djsfh a;djfh a;djfh a;dfh a;djfh
  • Mar 19

    Network, network, network

    Network, network, network
    As a Virtual Assistant, I get to meet so many people. Well, maybe “meet” is the wrong word. I get to connect and communicate with many people – most of whom I will never meet face to face.  I have long ……
Rank this Week: 2949

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: 3622

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Mar 26

    Wanted: A Disobedient Law Firm

    Wanted: A Disobedient Law Firm
    On March 24, Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) reminded us that the deadline is fast approaching to apply for the MIT Media Lab’s Disobedience Award. Just the name of the award alone caught my attention. In a world of conformity, it…
  • Mar 21

    How Innovative is Your Firm, Really?

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

    Key Trends in Consulting Industry Knowledge Management

    Key Trends in Consulting Industry Knowledge Management
    Session Description:  This session examines the consulting industry, with a special focus on knowledge management practices in that industry. [These are my notes from a private gathering of senior knowledge management…
Rank this Week: 4146

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Mar 24

    TWiL 380: Stay Puft Doughboy Michelin Man

    TWiL 380: Stay Puft Doughboy Michelin Man
    The Supreme Court's decision on copyright protection for cheerleading uniforms, hacking tractors, FilmOn loses copyright fight, suspected malicious tweeter gets arrested, and more!Photo credit:istolethetv Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael…
  • Mar 10

    TWiL 379: Hot Tub CSI

    TWiL 379: Hot Tub CSI
    Wikileaks CIA Vault 7 leak, Travel Ban 2.0, sex tape prenups, lawyers with pants on fire, Host: Denise Howell Guest: Neel Chatterjee Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law.Public list of discussion…
  • Mar 3

    TWiL 378: Tuna Salad Intel

    TWiL 378: Tuna Salad Intel
    Andrew Arruda CEO and Cofounder of ROSS Intelligence, AI for the legal industry, can the NCAA trademark the month of March? CloudPets toys leak children's and parent's conversations, make sure you really want to be a lawyer and more! Hosts:…
Rank this Week: 600

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 24

    New Statutory Immunity for Statements on Matters of Public Concern

    New Statutory Immunity for Statements on Matters of Public Concern
    A new law will go into effect on July 1, 2017, that creates what amounts to a qualified privilege against defamation actions for statements regarding matters of public concern that would be entitled to protection under the First Amendment.…
  • Mar 16

    No Discovery Rule for Defamation Claims in Virginia

    No Discovery Rule for Defamation Claims in Virginia
    The statute of limitations for defamation actions in Virginia is one year. This means that if somebody libels you on the Internet, you have just one year from the date of the defamatory post in which to file a lawsuit. A question I get asked…
  • Mar 6

    Don’t Overlook Defamation Per Quod

    Don’t Overlook Defamation Per Quod
    When suing for libel or slander in Virginia, it helps if you can make out a claim for that form of defamation known as defamation per se. If the judge agrees that your claim qualifies, he or she will instruct the jury to presume general…
Rank this Week: 3892

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Webinar Recording Available on China’s New Cybersecurity Law

    Webinar Recording Available on China’s New Cybersecurity Law
    On March 7, 2017, Hunton & Williams LLP hosted a webinar with Beijing partner Bing Maisog on China’s new Cybersecurity Law. China’s new Cybersecurity Law will impose new restrictions on information flows from operators of key…
  • Mar 22

    FTC Announces Settlement Over Alleged Consent Order Violation

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

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action

    Neiman Marcus Agrees to Settlement in Data Breach Class Action
    On March 17, 2017, retailer Neiman Marcus agreed to pay 1.6 million dollars as part of a proposed settlement to a consumer class action lawsuit stemming from a 2013 data breach that allegedly compromised the credit card data of approximately…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • Mar 24

    Battle of the Trial Presentation App

    Battle of the Trial Presentation App
    TechnoLawyer's LitigationWorld newsletter just published an excellent set of 9 different perspectives on trial presentation apps and software. Authors (limited to 175 words) include Ken Broda-Bahm, Ted Brooks (hey, that's me!), Russell…
  • Feb 22

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See

    One Exhibit No Attorney Wants to See
    One Exhibit You NEVER Want to See(click to zoom in)Can you recall watching some case where an exhibit like this might be appropriate? This is one trial exhibit you never want to see – at least as the Defendant in your own trial. I can…
  • Feb 10

    The Cost of Trial Experience

    The Cost of Trial Experience
    The Vanishing Civil Jury Trial - In case you’re the only one who hasn’t noticed, there seems to be a trend toward keeping litigation matters away from the eyes of a jury. This means fewer trials in the courts, followed by fewer…
Rank this Week: 3033

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 24

    Localisation de personnes dans un magasin

    Localisation de personnes dans un magasin
    Le Préposé fédéral à la protection des données et à la transparence (PFPDT) a clos la procédure ouverte contre la société de Kiosques Valora. Cette dernière a en…
  • Jan 25

    Révision de la LPD: les pouvoirs du Préposé et les sanctions (4/4)

    Révision de la LPD: les pouvoirs du Préposé et les sanctions (4/4)
    Outre le renforcement des obligations des responsables du traitement et des droits des personnes concernées, la révision de la LPD devait aussi renforcer les pouvoirs du PFPDT. Cet objectif ne paraît guère rempli,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3108

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Mar 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    in case you were wondering, msft services were down earlier today. https://t.co/dfs1LL9dvc 2017-03-21 google announces new features coming to android o. https://t.co/679iz8jaWh 2017-03-22 us farmers turn to hacking tractors in order to repair…
  • Mar 16

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nintendo awarded $13 million in first major canadian tpm anti-circumvention ruling. https://t.co/kywbBFdSnW 2017-03-03 uk proposes new law on insurance for self-driving vehicles. insurance companies would be liable by default.…
Rank this Week: 3120

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1049

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

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

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up

    Common Legal Mistakes of Start-Up
    The list below highlights some of the frequent legal mistakes made by start-ups. Blunders and mistakes are certainly a part of life and starting a business. But, we hope that the advice below will help you avoid a few.…
  • Mar 15

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case

    Big Hollywood Studios Win Injunction Against Streamer VidAngel in Copyright Infringement Case
    A big legal battle has been brewing between upstart video streamer VidAngel and Hollywood heavyweights Disney, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. So far, the studios have scored a clean knockdown, if not a knockout.VidAngel describes…
  • Mar 7

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology

    Border Searches May Compromise the Privacy and Security of Company Technology
    Recently, international travelers have noticed US Customs and Border Protection agents with increased interest in searching cell phones, laptops, and other portable technology. Employers should be aware that this trend increases the risk that…
Rank this Week: 2918