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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 66

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 17

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley

    Goliath aka Google aka No Surprises in Hollywood versus Silicon Valley
    This just in: Hollywood hates/fears/plots against Google! The Sony security breach and following leaks have yielded many insights, sort of. If anyone thought Hollywood executives were discrete, that was naive and now debunked. If anyone…
  • Dec 17

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill

    Let the Games Begin! Lightsabers, 3D Printing, and Jedi Skill
    Toys are a big area for 3D printing, and now someone is printing prototype lightsabers from a fleeting image in a trailer for the new Star Wars movie. As Gerard and I argue in Patents, Meet Napster: 3D Printing and the Digitization of Things,…
  • Dec 17

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 48:1 (November 2014)
    Articles Rights Speech Timothy Zick Vertical Power Michael S. Green Immigration Law and the Myth of Comprehensive Registration Nancy Morawetz & Natasha Fernández-Silber Toward a New Equilibrium in Personal Jurisdiction Charles W.…
Rank this Week: 59

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 17

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013

    BLS – Work Experience of the Populations 2013
    “A total of 157.0 million persons worked at some point during 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported [December 16, 2014]. The proportion of the civilian noninstitutional population age 16 and over who worked at…
  • Dec 17

    Option-Based Credit Spread

    Option-Based Credit Spread
    Culp, Christopher L. and Nozawa, Yoshio and Veronesi, Pietro, Option-Based Credit Spreads (December 15, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2538876 “Theoretically, corporate debt is economically equivalent to…
  • Dec 17

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement
    December 17, 2014: “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in October suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved further, with solid job gains and a lower…
Rank this Week: 26

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 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 17

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

    17 Seconds #6
    17 Seconds is a email and website newsletter that gives you useful info quickly. Believe it or not, Clocktower’s website design is coming up on two years old, so it’s time for a makeover. As part of the website redesign …
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 102

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 17

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381

    Now Available for Your Review and Comment: Form 2100, Schedule 381
    Still a work in progress, but an excellent opportunity both to see what the FCC has in mind  and also to suggest possible improvements to the form before it takes final shape. A couple of weeks ago we reported on a Federal Register…
  • Dec 16

    FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

    FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal
    Wi-Fi jammers, too! Having recently spanked Marriott for $600K for interrupting private Wi-Fi use at one of its hotel properties – concern about which presumably prompted Marriott to seek formal guidance about just how far they can go…
  • Dec 16

    Ah, Wilderness! Forest Service Re-examining Standards for Media Access to Wilderness Area

    Ah, Wilderness! Forest Service Re-examining Standards for Media Access to Wilderness Area
    Agency looks to tighten up vague standards that have led to inconsistent access decisions. If you as a broadcaster, producer, or artist want to head into a congressionally-designated wilderness area to create some programming (both…
Rank this Week: 1538

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game
    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video gameIssued July 14, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘834 patent allows for people to join in or leave a game without having to restart the current…
  • Dec 17

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit
    Tomita Tech. USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., LTD et al.Federal CircuitCase No. 2014-1244(non-precedential)On appeal from S.D.N.Y., case no. 1:11-CV-04256Back in 2011, Tomita sued Nintendo over U.S. Pat. No. 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image…
  • Dec 16

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game
    Catching up on some reading from last week, Ars Technica (via Video Gamer Law) reports on a new lawsuit filed by the rights holder to Patton's name and likeness against Maximum Family Games for their game "History(R) Legends of War: Patton."…
Rank this Week: 966

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
Rank this Week: 541

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Facebook fit. It’s been said that a species’ evolutionary success depends more on its adaptability than any other trait. That apparently holds true for a social media platform’s staying power, too. Facebook continues to…
  • Dec 16

    Hot Off the Press: The December Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available

    Hot Off the Press: The December Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we look at several topics surrounding…
  • Dec 16

    Status Update

    Status Update
    An undercover app. Internet innovators have for some time been trying to cash in on the public’s mounting desire for anonymous messaging platforms, with varied success. As we recently noted, at least 11 students at colleges around the…
Rank this Week: 1728

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger
             During this sabbatical year, I have had more opportunities for air travel. While I still marvel at the opportunity to be somewhere on the other side of the globe in a day, I cannot believe how…
Rank this Week: 3624

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/
Rank this Week: 108

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 17

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon

    eBay Isn’t Liable for Selling Recalled Merchandise–Hinton v. Amazon
    Due to Section 230, eBay generally isn’t liable when its merchants sell problematic goods. I believe the earliest ruling establishing this proposition is Stoner v. eBay, a 2000 case over bootleg recordings. More recently, in 2011, a…
  • Dec 16

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache

    First Amendment Bars School Discipline For Student’s Rap Video About School Coache
    Bell was a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi. A few female students told Bell that two male athletic coaches had made inappropriate comments toward them. Bell, an aspiring rapper, made a video about the two…
  • Dec 15

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party

    Lawyer Disciplined for Sending Facebook Message to Adverse Party
    An 18 year old had sex with a co-worker and ended up pregnant. She gave up the baby for adoption, but the biological father did not consent. The mother had signed an adoption consent form. Prior to the date of...
Rank this Week: 176

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 378

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence
    Have you ever wanted to access Wigmore on Evidence on your desktop? Now you can! Wigmore on Evidence is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a membership database available to all Jenkins members. To access this title, use your last…
  • Dec 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form
    PA Legal Forms is a database that provides a variety of sample letters and forms specific to Pennsylvania. It includes a variety of basic forms for wills, including For People with Children, For People without Children, Mutual Wills for…
  • Nov 20

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline
    The Uniform Commercial Code is a joint sponsorship effort by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. The UCC is a proposal of laws regarding commercial transactions, including sales,…
Rank this Week: 285

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Dec 17

    Omnibus Spending Bill Promises Increased Funding for Ebola Response in FY 2015

    Omnibus Spending Bill Promises Increased Funding for Ebola Response in FY 2015
    The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, an omnibus spending bill that provides funding for many areas of federal government in the remainder of FY 2015, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama…
  • Dec 16

    EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Releases Guidelines Stemming from Google Spain Case

    EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party Releases Guidelines Stemming from Google Spain Case
    Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog features a post on a recent set of guidelines issued by the European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party outlining how EU Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) intend…
  • Dec 12

    OCR Settlement Reflects Continued Emphasis on HIPAA Security Rule Safeguard

    OCR Settlement Reflects Continued Emphasis on HIPAA Security Rule Safeguard
    This post was written by Brad Rostolsky and Jeremy Alexander. On December 8, 2014, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it has agreed to settle potential HIPAA Security Rule violations with Anchorage Community Mental Health…
Rank this Week: 953

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 17

    Personal Data Protection in Poland – Important Legal Change

    Personal Data Protection in Poland – Important Legal Change
    On 7 November 2014 the Polish Parliament passed the Act on the Facilitation of Business Activity which substantially amends the existing Act on Personal Data Protection. As we previously reported, this new Act requires an administrator for…
  • Dec 15

    Latest HIPAA Settlement Emphasizes Need to Regularly Address Software Vulnerabilitie

    Latest HIPAA Settlement Emphasizes Need to Regularly Address Software Vulnerabilitie
    On December 2, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights announced a $150,000 settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Inc. for alleged violations of the HIPAA Security Rule. The announcement…
  • Dec 12

    FTC Settles Claims Against Medical Billing Provider for Inadequate Data Collection Disclosure

    FTC Settles Claims Against Medical Billing Provider for Inadequate Data Collection Disclosure
    On December 3, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced two administrative settlements with a medical Billing Provider, PaymentsMD, LLC, and its former CEO, Michael Hughes, for allegedly misleading thousands of consumers who signed up…
Rank this Week: 1872

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 17

    On the Seventh Day of Privacy, federal agencies gave to me…..

    On the Seventh Day of Privacy, federal agencies gave to me…..
    Questions of Authority – who will be the federal regulatory cop on the privacy beat?  FTC?   FCC?  Privacy, Data Security Jurisdiction Questions to the Forefront in 2015 Written by Christopher Harvie As privacy and…
  • Dec 16

    On the Sixth Day of Privacy, the hackers gave to Sony……

    On the Sixth Day of Privacy, the hackers gave to Sony……
    many more than six different hacks…….and headaches…… Written by Jonathan Ursprung With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are struggling with that age-old question: “what do you get for the…
  • Dec 15

    On the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me

    On the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me
    ing it with me now…. Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements) There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 —…
Rank this Week: 4558

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
  • Dec 12

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence

    The Resume Site, Discovery and Spoliation of Evidence
    This post examines an opinion by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California:  Olney v. Job.com, 2014 WL 5430350.  She began the opinion by explaining that on August 12,…
Rank this Week: 334

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Dec 17

    FutureLawyer In Las Vegas? Say It Ain't So!

    FutureLawyer In Las Vegas? Say It Ain't So!
    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 16

    25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015 | Business of Law Blog

    25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015 | Business of Law Blog
    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 16

    Fast Statutes Research On FastCase

    Fast Statutes Research On FastCase
    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: 321

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 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-16
    Istore c. Paradies 2014 QCCS 5995 http://t.co/yKMFLpmftN Quebec court has no jurisdiction over breach of confidence in Georgia -> Combating Counterfeit Products Act Receives Royal Assent http://t.co/Bk0tPg3e6p -> Appeals court rehears…
  • Dec 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-15
    France Says It Will Ban Uber’s Low-Cost Service in New Year http://t.co/CysXEH6I7L -> Anonymous targets Swedish government for shutting down Pirate Bay http://t.co/HLcJPzDhjx -> Tech giants at odds with global privacy rules…
  • Dec 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-12-14
    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13: Vietnam composer takes legal action against music do… http://t.co/cA4Nddttxn -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-12-13 http://t.co/VoGVMSPjJo ->…
Rank this Week: 592

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

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

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Home Buyer?

    Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Home Buyer?
    On December 1, Zillow published their forecast for the 2015 housing market. They say that skyrocketing rents will make home ownership more attractive than it has been in recent years, that there will be a surge in the construction of more…
  • Dec 10

    New Year’s Day Is Coming — And So Are The Divorce

    New Year’s Day Is Coming — And So Are The Divorce
    Family law attorneys who have been practicing for a while typically notice a pattern in divorce: there seems to be an uptick in marital splits in January. Is there really an increase in divorce and financial settlements at the beginning of…
  • Dec 3

    Why Is The HUD-1 Form Changing?

    Why Is The HUD-1 Form Changing?
    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has developed new real estate closing forms that will take effect August 2015. These forms will replace the HUD 1 settlement sheet we have become familiar with. While this may seem like nothing more than…
Rank this Week: 2275

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 768

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2426

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Dec 16

    The Best Laptops of 2014 Plus 57 More Must-Read

    The Best Laptops of 2014 Plus 57 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 58 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
  • Dec 12

    Introducing the TC; TrialPad and Capitalism; Reviews of ShadowProtect, BEC MetaReveal; Multi-Level Numbered List

    Introducing the TC; TrialPad and Capitalism; Reviews of ShadowProtect, BEC MetaReveal; Multi-Level Numbered List
    Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Introducing the TC Ted Lothstein, TrialPad, Console Games, and Capitalism David Long, Review: ShadowProtect Matthew Appleton, Review: BEC MetaReveal Steven Schwaber,…
  • Dec 12

    iOS Notifications User Guide Plus Speak Your Way to New Case

    iOS Notifications User Guide Plus Speak Your Way to New Case
    Coming today to SmallLaw: iOS notifications on your iPhone and iPad (and soon Apple Watch) offer you unprecedented awareness of your world. However, great power requires some responsibility. In this issue of SmallLaw, TechnoLawyer publisher…
Rank this Week: 314

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 16

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Dec 12

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.
    Today, we launched CollabMark — a project to provide information about how open source and free culture communities can use trademarks.    A project’s identity is important. Trademarks empower communities to protect…
  • Dec 11

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)

    Congress quietly expands surveillance (again)
    As Congress winds down for the holidays, it delivers yet another lump of coal for the American people.   Contained in the 2015 Intelligence Authorization Act is a provision quietly inserted by the US Senate (just prior to voting) that…
Rank this Week: 71

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1893

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
  • Nov 6

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback
    I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Law Levels Up

    Consumer Law Levels Up
    Two new options for consumer legal services entered the market in the past week. They are different in nature, but both provide alternatives for legal assistance and guidance. Both include different levels of legal guidance from licensed…
Rank this Week: 4666

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
  • Nov 6

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund

    LinkedIn and Compliance for Private Fund
    At the recent NRS Fall Compliance Conference I was talking with another attendee about LinkedIn and the SEC rules on advertising. The basic question was can her employees use it. That became a more nuanced discussion of the various…
  • Nov 4

    Vote!

    Vote!
    The United States fought hard for a constitutional democracy, but came short by initially limiting the vote to white men. It’s been the voting since then that has resulted in a broader section of the population having the right to vote.…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Dec 16

    Netherlands Privacy Regulator To Investigate Facebook's Privacy Policy

    Netherlands Privacy Regulator To Investigate Facebook's Privacy Policy
    The Netherlands privacy regulator has announced an investigation into Facebook's recently announced privacy policy change that is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2015. Facebook's new privacy policy states that it has the…
  • Dec 16

    Iowa Digital License App Has Major 4th Amendment Implication

    Iowa Digital License App Has Major 4th Amendment Implication
    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to carry around a wallet with a driver's license, credit cards, ATM cards, health insurance cards, etc...?  As Apple famously trademarked and states in some of its commercials, "There's an app for…
  • Dec 15

    Netherlands May Soon Fine Google Millions of Euros For Violating Privacy Law

    Netherlands May Soon Fine Google Millions of Euros For Violating Privacy Law
    According to The Wall Street Journal, Google may soon be fined the equivalent of $19 million dollars by the Netherlands Data Protection Authority for violating privacy laws. The Dutch privacy regulator announced earlier today that Google…
Rank this Week: 1180

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 16

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101
    By Vijay Kumar The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion for the Ultramercial v. Hulu case, further closing the door on patentees for what business methods qualify as being patent eligible under 35 § U.S.C. 101. Using the two-prong…
  • Dec 12

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Fall 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. The issue’s first article,…
  • Dec 5

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue
    By Naazaneen Hodjat In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been under significant pressure to increase transparency after a host of events have led local communities to lose faith in such agencies’ integrity. Concerns have…
Rank this Week: 4959

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Dec 16

    What’s on the Horizon in the Golden State?

    What’s on the Horizon in the Golden State?
    As we near the turn of the year into 2015, organizations should keep an eye on laws taking effect on the West Coast. This year, the crop of new privacy statutes includes a few without precedent anywhere in the country. The focus? Kids and…
  • Dec 12

    Malware Incident at Mental Health Nonprofit Leads to $150K Settlement with OCR

    Malware Incident at Mental Health Nonprofit Leads to $150K Settlement with OCR
    As cyberattacks targeting the healthcare industry continue to escalate, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published its first-ever resolution agreement stemming from an incident involving…
  • Dec 4

    Managing Your Health Information Risks Should Not Begin After a Breach Is Reported

    Managing Your Health Information Risks Should Not Begin After a Breach Is Reported
    Editor’s Note: We recently launched a graphic illustrating our Cyber Risk Mitigation Services. Our attorneys have written about specific examples of those services. Healthcare is plagued by a high frequency of reported…
Rank this Week: 1594

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 16

    Native Advertisers Face Closer Scrutiny From Industry Self-Regulatory Bodie

    Native Advertisers Face Closer Scrutiny From Industry Self-Regulatory Bodie
    Angel Diaz With paywalls and premium subscriptions finding only modest success, paid advertisements remain the primary means of generating revenue from online content. Native advertising has emerged as a leader in the competition for ad…
  • Dec 16

    From the Right to be Forgotten to the Right to an “e-Reputation’’: First Enforceability Ordered by French Court under Penalty

    From the Right to be Forgotten to the Right to an “e-Reputation’’: First Enforceability Ordered by French Court under Penalty
    Cecile Martin A few months after the European Court of Justice ruled on May 13, 2014 that search engines are considered personal data controllers under the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 and, as such, should provide data subjects with a…
  • Dec 15

    A Primer on EMV Technology for Merchant

    A Primer on EMV Technology for Merchant
    Courtney Bowman With the new year just around the corner, retailers should make a resolution to learn more about EMV technology.  That’s because 2015 is slated to be the year EMV technology makes significant inroads in the United…
Rank this Week: 474

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 16

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google

    Is Every Orc an Author? On Rehearing, Judges Challenge 5-Second Copyright in Garcia v. Google
    A panel of eleven Ninth Circuit federal judges heard oral arguments yesterday in Garcia v. Google, a copyright case arising from the notorious "Innocence of Muslims" video that was associated with violent protests around the world. The…
  • Dec 16

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional

    EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional
    First Public Court Challenge to “Upstream” Internet SpyingOakland - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by…
  • Dec 15

    The Faulty Logic at the Heart of Microsoft Ireland Email Dispute

    The Faulty Logic at the Heart of Microsoft Ireland Email Dispute
    Microsoft has been battling with the federal government over the Department of Justice's high profile attempt to get access to emails stored abroad in Ireland for the better part of 2014. The US government has claimed a US warrant is…
Rank this Week: 3266

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
Rank this Week: 1477

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 2611

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Dec 16

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data
    You might have noticed that the US government is bringing a case against Microsoft demanding that it turn over user emails held in its Dublin facilities based on a US search warrant. This is a worrying overreach: the US authorities…
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
Rank this Week: 2024

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Dec 16

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada
    In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark registration that has a renewal date close to this time period will face issues regarding the…
  • Dec 12

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding
    Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark…
  • Dec 11

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”

    Sony Data Hack: “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had”
    Back in the 1960’s, legendary bluesman Muddy Waters wrote a song called “You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had.” Now, it is Sony Pictures that is singing the blues, as damages continue to mount following the…
Rank this Week: 3991

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
  • Dec 10

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research

    Join Me for a Free Webinar: Using Big Data Analytics for Legal Research
    On Tuesday, Dec. 16, I will be moderating a free webinar that will look at how “big data” analytics are being used to provide new windows into legal research. Specifically, we will look at Ravel Law and PacerPro, two tools that…
Rank this Week: 602

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: 490

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 16

    Cyberintrusions Lead to 81+ Million Records Exposed in 2014

    Cyberintrusions Lead to 81+ Million Records Exposed in 2014
    The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) defines data breaches when an incident put a risk of exposure of an individual’s “name plus a Social Security number, driver’s license number, medical record or financial record…
  • Dec 12

    Coming to your Computer Soon? Ransonware which Locks your Files and Demands Payment

    Coming to your Computer Soon? Ransonware which Locks your Files and Demands Payment
    Alarms are going off around the Internet with an apparent increase of ransomware which “immediately makes its presence known by encrypting files and demanding payment for the keys to unlock them.” The Department of Homeland…
  • Dec 9

    Companies Slow to Get CyberInsurance Coverage Even as CyberAttacks Increase

    Companies Slow to Get CyberInsurance Coverage Even as CyberAttacks Increase
    A recent report showed a slight increase from 10% to 26% of companies with cyber insurance coverage between 2013 and 2014, and stated that most US companies are deficient in “keeping the data breach response plan up-to-date, conducting…
Rank this Week: 2581

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What is a Statutory Agent?

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    If your plans for 2015 include starting a business, you need to understand what a statutory agent is. Starting a business usually begins with filing paperwork with your state’s corporation commission to create an LLC or a corporation…
  • Dec 10

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur
    We’ve made it to December 2014! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. I don’t know aobut your industry but most people stop calling their lawyers around the 15th or 20th of the month. (Exception: DUI attorneys.)…
  • Dec 1

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended
    Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, at the request of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called for the enforcement of Arizona’s “revenge porn” law and legal…
Rank this Week: 3721

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Dec 16

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update from Week 9

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update from Week 9
    […]
  • Dec 15

    Marathon Training Week 13 Recap: Walking Suck

    Marathon Training Week 13 Recap: Walking Suck
    There are two main challenges with walking: (1) it takes a lot longer than running and (2) it’s boring! I’m still sticking to Hal Higdon’s marathon training program for novices, but walking my miles. I hope I can still do…
  • Dec 11

    I Have a Defective Heart

    I Have a Defective Heart
    I feel like I’ve been living at my cardiologist’s office this week. I was in this morning for my stress test when my doctor pulled me aside to share some news about my ultrasound. He told me that I have ventricular septal defect…
Rank this Week: 5027

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Dec 15

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230
    I still remember the time, many years ago, when PDF documents seemed novel. Today, of course, most attorneys work with PDF documents just about every day, especially if you practice in federal court. And PDF is my preferred file format...
  • Dec 11

    In the new

    In the new
    It is the end of the year, so that means that it is time for the "best of 2014" lists. TechnoLawyer named its top 25 legal technology products of the year. There were two iOS-related products on the list: TrialPad...
  • Dec 10

    Sections and pilcrows -- making the § and ¶ on the iPhone

    Sections and pilcrows -- making the § and ¶ on the iPhone
    Yesterday, I reviewed an app called Codification, which uses for its icon the section symbol — §. That is certainly a symbol that lawyers need to type a lot, but it isn't immediately apparent how to do so on an...
Rank this Week: 1203

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
  • Dec 8

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84
    Bruce Phillips, who served as Canada's Privacy Commissioner from 1991 to 2000 has died at age 84. See: Former journalist and federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips dead at 84 | Metro.
  • Nov 28

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013
    Nova Scotia's new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Catherine Tully, has just tabled the annual report for 2013 [PDF]. Former review officer Dulcie McCallum was at the helm for the period covered by the…
Rank this Week: 707

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 15

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible

    “Transaction Security Apparatus” Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to securing banking transactions carried out over the Internet were held patent-ineligible in Joao Bock Transaction Sys. v. Jack Henry & Assocs., Civ. No. 12-1138-SLR (D. Del. Dec. 15, 2014).  Finding that the…
  • Dec 6

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Internet Business Method Claims Are and Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    A Federal Circuit panel has found that patent claims directed to managing the look and feel of e-commerce web pages are patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. DDR Holdings, LLC v. Hotels.com, L.P., No. 2013-1505 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 5, 2014).…
  • Nov 9

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    Webinar: How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    Presented by the IP Legal Network, this free webinar on December 9, 2014, at 1 pm EST, will provide practical advice for navigating the tumult that has followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank.  Many…
Rank this Week: 1036