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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 27

    Why is federal government data disappearing?

    Why is federal government data disappearing?
    The Hill: “The White House recently deleted all of the data on its open data portal, which served as a public clearinghouse for data on everything from federal budgets to climate change initiatives. This is a red flag, since for eight…
  • Feb 27

    A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposal

    A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposal
    CRS report via FAS – A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals, updated February 21, 2017 – Matthew C. Weed, Specialist in Foreign Policy Legislation, February 21, 2017.…
  • Feb 27

    CRS – The Law and Leaks to the Pre

    CRS – The Law and Leaks to the Pre
    CRS Reports & Analysis Legal Sidebar – The Law and Leaks to the Press, 02/22/2017: “President Trump has expressed concern over leaks to the press from within the Executive Branch. Earlier administrations, particularly the…
Rank this Week: 15

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 200

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Feb 27

    Legal Blogging the Right Way

    Legal Blogging the Right Way
    Nowadays, it seems like everyone, from your neighbor who writes about her nine cats to your teenage daughter who writes about makeup brushes, has a blog. Lawyers often see blogging as a means of marketing and getting to know their clients. In…
  • Feb 10

    Have You Tried Restarting?

    Have You Tried Restarting?
    Sometimes, technology just doesn’t work. Whether it’s files not downloading correctly or the internet crashing, technology issues can interrupt the flow of your law firm or business. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report,…
  • Jan 27

    Alexa, Play the Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast

    Alexa, Play the Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast
    Whether it’s playing music, reading legal articles, or answering your question about how much sugar to put in a batch of snickerdoodles, voice-enabled technology is quickly growing in capability and popularity. In this episode of The…
Rank this Week: 4646

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
  • Feb 27

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 1

    UCLA Law Review Vol. 64, Issue 1
    Volume 64, Issue 1 (January 2017) Articles Unlawful Assembly as Social Control John Inazu 2 The Free Exercise of Religious Identity Lauren Sudeall Lucas 54 Reassessing the Distinction Between Corporate and Securities Law James J. Park 116…
  • Feb 26

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order
    You can find the link for Oxford University Press here. It’s coming out in December–just in time for that Christmas gift for the tough-to-please!
  • Feb 22

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme
    I just finished Brad Snyder’s fascinating new book on “The House of Truth.” The book is about the men who lived or visited this house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC during the 1910s, most notably Justice Oliver Wendell…
Rank this Week: 52

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Feb 27

    Webcast: Key eDiscovery Trends and Case Law for 2016

    Webcast: Key eDiscovery Trends and Case Law for 2016
    This webcast will cover key events, trends, and developments that occurred over the course of last year and how they impact those in the eDiscovery community. The post Webcast: Key eDiscovery Trends and Case Law for 2016 appeared first on…
  • Feb 26

    Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Part 2: eDiscovery Trend

    Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Part 2: eDiscovery Trend
    Today’s thought leader is Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Jason is a member of Drinker Biddle’s Information Governance and eDiscovery practice and co-chair of the Information Governance Initiative. An…
  • Feb 24

    Webcast: eDiscovery and CloudNine – A Complete Demonstration

    Webcast: eDiscovery and CloudNine – A Complete Demonstration
    A complete demonstration of CloudNine's SaaS-delivered eDiscovery automation software by industry expert and author Doug Austin. Used extensively by corporations and law firms to simplify legal discovery in litigation, investigations, and…
Rank this Week: 407

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/
  • Feb 27

    Was PWC Oscar Ballot Counter Too Busy Tweeting To Pay Attention To His Job?

    Was PWC Oscar Ballot Counter Too Busy Tweeting To Pay Attention To His Job?
    When you have a simple and fun job to do don’t screw it up by Tweeting about it in real time. PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Brian Cullinan, [...] The post Was PWC Oscar Ballot Counter Too Busy Tweeting To Pay Attention To His Job?…
  • Feb 10

    Restaurant Owner Not Guilty Over A Tweet Outing Undercover Operatives in Public

    Restaurant Owner Not Guilty Over A Tweet Outing Undercover Operatives in Public
    In a very troubling case, the Nebraska State Patrol arrested a restaurant owner for Tweeting out a photo of two teens who were working on [...] The post Restaurant Owner Not Guilty Over A Tweet Outing Undercover Operatives in Public appeared…
  • Feb 3

    10 Tips To Protect Your Digital Privacy & Security While Traveling Internationally

    10 Tips To Protect Your Digital Privacy & Security While Traveling Internationally
    With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, its imperative to learn how to protect your digital privacy while traveling to Houston, Texas and other [...] The post 10 Tips To Protect Your Digital Privacy & Security While Traveling…
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Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    The Best Websites To Help Track Trump’s Legal Change

    The Best Websites To Help Track Trump’s Legal Change
    Whether you adore Donald Trump or despise him, you have to admit that he has set himself an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president. As lawyers, we have not only a political interest in the policies he is seeking to implement,…
  • Feb 22

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action

    New AI-Powered Patent Tool Helps Prepare Responses to Office Action
    A new tool being released today for patent lawyers and paralegals uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help prepare responses to office actions and then uses analytics to help predict how the case is likely to…
  • Feb 22

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign

    News From Adobe: First Open, Cloud-Based Digital Signature, Plus New Functionality for Adobe Sign
    asian woman hand holding tablet and using tablet in coffee shop with vintage toned. Last June, this blog reported on plans by Adobe and other industry groups, working through a group called the Cloud Signature Consortium, to build an open…
Rank this Week: 249

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4478

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 477

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
  • Feb 27

    Data Brokers: Don’t Let Your Data be Used For Human Rights Abuse

    Data Brokers: Don’t Let Your Data be Used For Human Rights Abuse
    EFF, Amnesty International, Color of Change, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and our other coalition partners are urging data brokers to take a stand against government surveillance and discrimination based on religion, national…
  • Feb 24

    Fair Use as Consumer Protection

    Fair Use as Consumer Protection
    Talking about fair use often means talking about your right to re-use existing copyrighted works in the process of making something new  - to make remixes and documentaries, parodies, or even to build novel Internet search tools. But now…
  • Feb 24

    Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture

    Copyright Law Versus Internet Culture
    Throughout human history, culture has been made by people telling one another stories, building on what has come before, and making it their own. Every generation, every storyteller puts their own spin on old tales to reflect their own values…
Rank this Week: 1314

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Feb 27

    The Google Assistant - Coming This Week To A Phone Near You

    The Google Assistant - Coming This Week To A Phone Near You
    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.
  • Feb 27

    T-Mobile Giving All Customers A Free Line On March 1st

    T-Mobile Giving All Customers A Free Line On March 1st
    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.
  • Feb 27

    #ParrotSunday - Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

    #ParrotSunday - Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
    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: 1480

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
  • Feb 27

    Australia Introduces Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme

    Australia Introduces Mandatory Data Breach Notification Scheme
    On 13 February 2017, the Australian Senate passed into law the Privacy Amendment Bill 2016. This law amends the primary privacy and data protection legislation in Australia, Privacy Act 1988, to introduce the long-anticipated mandatory data…
  • Feb 24

    The “Final Final” is Here: NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation

    The “Final Final” is Here: NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation
    As Hogan Lovells previously reported, the New York State Department of Financial Services has launched a significant initiative to impose detailed cybersecurity requirements on covered financial institutions. On February 16, NYDFS issued its…
  • Feb 17

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping

    Polish DPA Releases Data Privacy Inspection Plans – Targets Health, Shopping
    The Polish Data Protection Authority has just released its inspection plans for 2017. This year, the GIODO has decided to target its review of compliance with data protection laws on the health services sector, as well as on the consumer…
Rank this Week: 845

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Feb 27

    Data Breaches Will Cost Yahoo and Verizon Long After Sale

    Data Breaches Will Cost Yahoo and Verizon Long After Sale
    Five Things You (and Your M&A Diligence Team) Should Know Recently it was announced that Verizon would pay $350 million less than it had been prepared to pay previously for Yahoo as a result of data breaches that affected over 1.5…
  • Feb 22

    Failure of Audit Controls Can Cost $$$

    Failure of Audit Controls Can Cost $$$
    Last week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) disclosed a $5.5 million settlement with Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) for HIPAA violations affecting the protected health information (PHI) of 115,143 individuals. The Resolution…
  • Feb 16

    The February 2017 Update – The Mintz Matrix

    The February 2017 Update – The Mintz Matrix
    As our readers know we maintain a summary of U.S. state data breach notification laws, which we refer to as the “Mintz Matrix.”   Our latest update is available here, and it should be part of your incident response…
Rank this Week: 4841

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/
  • Feb 27

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx
    Great Minds developed a math curriculum called Eureka Math. It commercializes the Eureka Math materials itself but also released the materials pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 license.…
  • Feb 24

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google
    YouTube has been sued a few times for removing a video based on its spam policies and then relocating it to a new URL because remove-and-relocate breaks in-bound links (and any associated marketing investments) and resets the view counter.…
  • Feb 21

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood
    We’re revisiting the important and entirely self-referential issue of defamation liability for blogging about judicial opinions. As I’ve discussed before (this post is perhaps my most heartfelt), blogging about judicial opinions…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • Feb 27

    On Encryption Apps in the White House

    On Encryption Apps in the White House
    Politico ran a long story today pointing to an increase in the use of encrypted communication apps by people in DC, government, and the White House specifically. Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across…
  • Feb 23

    RIP, SHA-1

    RIP, SHA-1
    Today’s cryptography news is that researchers have discovered a collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hash function. Though long-expected, this is a notable milestone in the evolution of crypto standards. Kudos to Marc Stevens, Elie…
  • Feb 20

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?

    Smart Contracts: Neither Smart nor Contracts?
    Karen Levy has an interesting new article critiquing blockchain-based “smart contracts.”  The first part of her title, “Book-Smart, not Street-Smart,” sums up her point. Here’s a snippet: Though smart…
Rank this Week: 234

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 17

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?

    Timing is All: Registrant Cybersquatting or Mark Owner Overreaching?
    Admittedly, timing is not altogether “all” since there’s a palette of factors that go into deciding unlawful registrations of domain names, and a decision as to whether a registrant is cybersquatting or a mark owner…
  • Feb 6

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name

    Identical or Confusingly Similar to Trademarks but Noninfringing Domain Name
    Domain names may be confusingly similar to trademarks or even identical or but not infringing. This is particularly true of trademarks acquired later than the allegedly infringing domain names ArcBest Corporation v. Domains By Proxy, LLC,…
Rank this Week: 127

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Feb 27

    Ryan Perry Discusses Profits Interests and their Potential Business Benefits and Caveats in New Article

    Ryan Perry Discusses Profits Interests and their Potential Business Benefits and Caveats in New Article
    One of the first and most important tax-driven decisions a founder must make is the type of entity in which to house his or her venture. Though much ink has been spilled over the pros and cons of choosing a corporation versus a limited…
  • Feb 16

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development

    Howard Zaharoff Highlights 2016 Copyright Legislative and Regulatory Development
    While many are reflecting on the key copyright cases of 2016, Howard Zaharoff states the necessity of noting the important copyright legislative and regulatory developments that also took place. In his most recent article, Howard…
  • Feb 14

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

    MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review
    The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in…
Rank this Week: 1323

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Feb 27

    Cybersecurity Executive Order? – A Few Thoughts on Leaked “Drafts.”

    Cybersecurity Executive Order? – A Few Thoughts on Leaked “Drafts.”
    More than two weeks ago, the President postponed issuing an executive order on cybersecurity. Since then, we’ve had no word from the White House on when he intends to sign it. However, two purported drafts of the order have wound up on…
  • Feb 22

    Friend or Foe? State Attorneys General Start to Change Their Tune on Industry & Cybersecurity

    Friend or Foe? State Attorneys General Start to Change Their Tune on Industry & Cybersecurity
    Should businesses be thought of as victims or bad actors when it comes to data breaches?  State attorneys general are embracing the idea that businesses are not necessarily adversaries in the struggle to protect sensitive consumer…
  • Feb 18

    Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?

    Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?
    On February 16, 2017, HHS OCR announced that Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) had paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules and agreed…
Rank this Week: 993

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: 1917

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/
  • Feb 26

    Data Back-Up Claims Held Patent-Ineligible under Alice

    Data Back-Up Claims Held Patent-Ineligible under Alice
    In a clear demonstration that patent-eligibility and novelty go hand-in-hand – despite some courts’ denial of this reality – a court has held that claims directed to “remote mirroring of digital data” are…
  • Feb 23

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea

    CAFC: User-Tailored Data Is Patent-Ineligible Abstract Idea
    A Federal Circuit panel easily affirmed a lower court holding of patent-ineligibility of claims “directed to systems and methods for allowing computers to process data that are dynamically modified based upon external-to-the-device…
  • Feb 21

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe

    Patent Obviousness and Reasonable Expectation of Succe
    The Federal Circuit has (mostly) sustained the PTAB’s findings that claims of US Patent No. 7,433,483 are obvious over prior art, explaining that obviousness under 35 USC § 103 required, in essence, a showing that the proposed…
Rank this Week: 2179

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/
  • Feb 26

    California Popping for $40 Million for its Alpha Clinic Stem Cell Center

    California Popping for $40 Million for its Alpha Clinic Stem Cell Center
    CIRM videoCalifornia this year expects to add two new Alpha stem cell clinics to the three already in Southern California, boosting its investment in the effort to as much as $40 million.The move came last Thursday when directors of the…
  • Feb 24

    Correction

    Correction
    An item yesterday on the meeting of the governing board of the stem cell agency incorrectly stated that the board approved $37 million in awards. The correct figure is about $33 million.
  • Feb 23

    Diabetes to Arthritis: California Awards $37 Million for Clinical Stage Stem Cell Work

    Diabetes to Arthritis: California Awards $37 Million for Clinical Stage Stem Cell Work
    The California stem cell agency today approved nearly $37 million for clinical stage research projects testing treatments for type 1 diabetes, arthritis of the knee, ALS and an immunodeficiency affliction.The awards were quickly approved with…
Rank this Week: 1620

Info/Law

Info/Law

Covers information, law, and the law of information. By Professors William McGeveran, Derek Bambauer and Tim Armstrong.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Feb 24

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law

    The Arizona Board of Regents Get an F in FOIA Law
    My home institution is undergoing a presidential search right now. Today, I heard a puzzling story during the local segment of my NPR station: The 27-person presidential search committee has interviewed prospective candidates for president of…
  • Jan 4

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Please join the AALS Internet and Computer Law section for tomorrow’s session on “Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values” at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco. Date / Time: Thursday, 5…
  • Sep 15

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!
    The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes applications for a graduate research fellowship beginning in October / November 2016 and ending in summer / fall 2017. The Fellow will work with Professors Derek…
Rank this Week: 930

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/
  • Feb 24

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM

    FCC Drops 40-Mile FM Translator Siting Cap for AM
    As anticipated, the FCC adopted at its February 23 meeting a rule change to ease FM translator siting restrictions for AM owners. (The FCC signaled previously that such a change was forthcoming by releasing a draft decision three weeks before…
  • Feb 23

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted

    ATSC 3.0 NPRM Adopted
    The FCC has adopted its anticipated Notice of Proposed Rule Making looking toward allowing television broadcasters to transition from the present ATSC 1.0 technical standard to the new, recently developed ATSC 3.0 standard. ATSC 3.0 is…
  • Feb 23

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U

    Wi-Fi Holds its Breath as FCC OKs LTE-U
    Wi-Fi is one of the great technological successes of our age. It gives fast, reliable data transmission by anyone for any purpose. No FCC license is needed. No single provider controls the technology. The equipment is inexpensive and…
Rank this Week: 378

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/
  • Feb 24

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict

    Jury Finds Facebook’s “Oculus Rift” Runs on Stolen Technology; $500 Million Verdict
    By Adam Roberts On February 1, 2017, a jury in the Northern District of Texas found that Facebook’s recently acquired virtual reality (“VR”) technology, “Oculus Rift,” infringed on copyrighted source code owned…
  • Feb 22

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”

    Man or Machine? EU Considering “Rights for Robots”
    By Grady Hepworth Isaac Asimov’s 1942 short story “Runaround” is credited for creating the famous “Three Laws of Robotics.” Asimov’s Laws, although theoretically fictional (and most recently featured in the…
  • Feb 17

    Journey to the Past?

    Journey to the Past?
    By Danielle Ollero Last October, our Blog discussed the legal woes of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It may come as no surprise that Hamilton is not the only show plagued by litigation. Many of us may remember the animated film…
Rank this Week: 259

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 117

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3610

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: 3872

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/
  • Feb 24

    Treatment of Women in the Tech Industry Cannot Be Ignored

    Treatment of Women in the Tech Industry Cannot Be Ignored
    Technology companies, especially start-ups, have long been a beacon for the quirky yet talented to produce great products that make early investors and creators rich. Somewhere around 90% of startups will ultimately fail and with the speed in…
  • Feb 23

    Microsoft is Fighting to Protect Your Secret

    Microsoft is Fighting to Protect Your Secret
    It seems the United States Government cannot stop secretly spying on its citizens, but Microsoft, and other service providers, may be paving the way to at least remove some of the secrecy. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart—recently…
  • Feb 22

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space

    Helping Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space
    Imagine that moment of trying to unlock your front door when you desperately need to use the bathroom. You finally jiggle the key into the lock, burst into the room, drop everything you’re holding, and sprint to the bathroom. Relief.…
Rank this Week: 2013

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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 18

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.

http://onward.justia.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 2

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site

    AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site
    Justia is AMPing all of our law firm client websites and blogs. In addition to the who (law firms websites), this article covers the what and why of AMP. The post AMP up your Law Firm’s Mobile Site appeared first on Legal Marketing…
Rank this Week: 810

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1850

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Feb 24

    Google Sues Uber (THIS COULD BE BIG) - The More You Know...

    Google Sues Uber (THIS COULD BE BIG) - The More You Know...
    Wow.  You've likely read the news today about Google suing Uber.  No?  Here's a good summary at The Verge.  Here's the post on Medium.  From the post on Medium:We found that six weeks before his resignation this…
  • Feb 16

    Patent Arcade is Hiring! Research Intern Wanted.

    Patent Arcade is Hiring! Research Intern Wanted.
    It's that time of year again.  PatentArcade.com (as part of Banner & Witcoff) is looking for a summer Research Intern.  Full or part-time.Hiring criteria are simple.  Qualified candidates:Must be enrolled in an accredited…
  • Feb 15

    Computer Science Majors WANTED!

    Computer Science Majors WANTED!
    I've been preaching this for years.  We need people to go into computer science and electrical engineering.  Here's more proof.Calling all computer science majors: jobs are waiting for…
Rank this Week: 2865

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: 2723

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Feb 23

    In the new

    In the new
    We are in peak Mardi Gras season down here in New Orleans, and the weather for the parades has been fantastic this year. Many of the floats feature clever satire, and it goes without saying that the last 12 months...
  • Feb 20

    Apple's Lightning Dock as a dock for your AirPod

    Apple's Lightning Dock as a dock for your AirPod
    Soon after Apple first announced its new AirPods, I saw a discussion of other companies potentially making a dock for the charging case. And sure enough, I see that there are now some products like this for sale. Spigen makes...
  • Feb 16

    In the new

    In the new
    If you spend a lot of time using your iPhone in an area with no Wi-Fi, then you can go through a lot of data. Unlimited data used to be an option with some carriers, but then it went away....
Rank this Week: 1842

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    why carefully defined licensing metrics matter: diageo may be liable to sap for extra $68 million in licensing fees. https://t.co/Nk4hqHSoCA 2017-02-20 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 16

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    internet backbone provider cogent cuts off the pirate bay and other pirate sites. first step on the slippery slope? https://t.co/a6ANe6HKBS 2017-02-13 interesting (but long) piece on the most successful ticket scalper in the us and the ticket…
  • Feb 9

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    an interesting peek at the poker ai that bested humans. https://t.co/HJPK8SNjdE 2017-02-03 why ups trucks don't turn left. quite interesting. https://t.co/tqswHI0CzD 2017-02-08 goldman has replaced 600 traders with 200 engineers since 2000…
Rank this Week: 2421

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Feb 23

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ February 2017

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ February 2017
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: FCC…
  • Feb 6

    Pai FCC Moves Quickly to Rescind Wheeler FCC Action

    Pai FCC Moves Quickly to Rescind Wheeler FCC Action
    After the election, it was clear that we would be seeing a much different FCC in 2017.  Such transitions typically take time, as a president’s nomination of new candidates to fill the Chairman’s or commissioners’ seats,…
  • Feb 2

    FCC’s Media Bureau Rescinds Ruling on New Noncom Ownership Reporting Rule

    FCC’s Media Bureau Rescinds Ruling on New Noncom Ownership Reporting Rule
    Just 29 days ago, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued an unusual decision denying Petitions for Reconsideration of an order adopted by the commissioners themselves, raising questions as to who’s in charge at the FCC.  The petitions…
Rank this Week: 2344

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 4007

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Feb 23

    Finalized New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation to Take Effect March 1

    Finalized New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation to Take Effect March 1
    On February 16, 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced the release of its finalized Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (“Cybersecurity Regulation”), which will take effect on…
  • Jan 27

    Will the proposed “Countering Russian Hostilities Act” stop Russian cyberattacks?

    Will the proposed “Countering Russian Hostilities Act” stop Russian cyberattacks?
    On Jan. 10, 2017, a bipartisan group of five Republican and five Democratic senators announced their support for the Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017. Lindsey Graham, one of the senators who announced the proposed legislation, told…
  • Jan 26

    FINRA Seeks Comment on Blockchain

    FINRA Seeks Comment on Blockchain
    On Jan. 18, 2017, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) became the latest organization to weigh in on distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain. Recognizing the growing interest and potential benefits…
Rank this Week: 2678

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 2

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”
    There have been relatively few confirmed cyber attacks resulting in substantial physical harm to property (other than computer hardware) and people.  The first known event involved the 2008-2010 infiltration of a computer virus called…
  • Jan 19

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”

    “Carriers and Brokers Filling the Coverage Gaps”
    Stand-alone cyberinsurance is a critical component of enterprise risk management.  But even companies with traditional and cyber coverage may, and usually do, have gaps in coverage created by what I’ve referred to as the ‘hot…
Rank this Week: 3435

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
Rank this Week: 568

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Feb 23

    The online radicalisation of young men

    The online radicalisation of young men
    “THE CRUSADE IS COMING! RACE WAR WHITES AGAINST MUSLIMS” This message was not shouted during a UKIP meeting, a Le Pen rally, or an English Defence League demonstration. I did not read it in Breitbart News, or Infowars. I did not…
  • Feb 1

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data

    US Border agents to start collecting social media data
    EFF has publicised a report by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which details a new policy by US border police in which agents ask Muslim Americans returning home for travels abroad for social media handles, but also going as…
  • Jan 23

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger

    Book Review: The Circle by David Egger
    [SPOILERS] After languishing for more than a year in my “to read” pile, I finally got around to reading The Circle by David Eggers. This is an important, yet flawed book, and while I loved many of the concepts and loathed the…
Rank this Week: 2461

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Everlaw for Journalist

    Everlaw for Journalist
    There’s an ever-expanding need for document review and analysis. Cloud office software solutions, a plethora of collaboration apps and tools, and various leaders in both public and private sectors using private devices to communicate,…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 3064

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Ediscovery Software for Investigative Reporting

    Ediscovery Software for Investigative Reporting
    To support investigative reporting, we’re giving news organizations free access to Everlaw’s ediscovery software. From whistleblower dumps to FOIA requests, journalists need to analyze large data sets quickly and accurately. More…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 3287

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 23

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier

    Enhanced Features Make Your Ediscovery Review Easier
    Our first release of 2017 is live! We continually strive to make ediscovery as easy for you as possible. So, as with almost all of our product releases, this one focuses on just that – your experience as a reviewer on Everlaw. Now you…
  • Feb 9

    Everlaw for Journalist

    Everlaw for Journalist
    There’s an ever-expanding need for document review and analysis. Cloud office software solutions, a plethora of collaboration apps and tools, and various leaders in both public and private sectors using private devices to communicate,…
  • Jan 11

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation

    AJ Encourages Entrepreneurs to Avoid Federal Fixation
    Our CEO AJ Shankar is featured in TechCrunch today with lessons learned from working with our state government customers. With the emerging administration on the cusp of taking office, the domination of federal government for the…
Rank this Week: 3061

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Feb 23

    Reconstruction Packing Party

    Reconstruction Packing Party
    I reduced the repair crew’s workload by emptying the shelves in my entertainment center. We’re home again, and all the furniture is back where it’s supposed to be. However, the shelves in the entertainment center are mostly…
  • Feb 16

    Urban Camping = Lesson in Minimalism

    Urban Camping = Lesson in Minimalism
    Living in a hotel reminded me how little we need to be comfortable. All I need is a place to sleep, a place to work, nourishment in my body, clothes on my back, a bathroom, and wi-fi.
  • Feb 9

    Binding with KT Tape – My Experience

    Binding with KT Tape – My Experience
    I don’t plan to bind myself with KT on a regular basis, but I’m glad to know it works.
Rank this Week: 3768