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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 22

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1754

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Oct 20

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama

    The Troubling Arguments from the Government in Smith v. Obama
    We’ve filed our reply brief in the appeal of Smith v. Obama, our case challenging the NSA’s mass telephone records collection on behalf of Idaho nurse Anna Smith.  The case will be argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of…
  • Oct 20

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide

    EFF Launches Updated Know Your Rights Guide
    If the police come knocking at your door, the constitution offers you some protection. But the constitution is just a piece of paper—if you don’t know how to assert your rights. And even if you do assert your rights…what…
  • Oct 20

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia

    Free as in Open Access and Wikipedia
    Between October 20 and 26, EFF is celebrating Open Access Week alongside dozens of organizations from around the world. This is a week to acknowledge the wide-ranging benefits of enabling open access to information and research—as well…
Rank this Week: 1408

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
  • Oct 20

    7 Member Supreme Court Votes 4-1 to Suspend One of its Own

    7 Member Supreme Court Votes 4-1 to Suspend One of its Own
    This is ugly.  PA Supreme Court has voted to suspend one of its members for various infractions, including the dissemination of pornographic emails from work computers.  The suspension order issued per curium, but apparently…
  • Oct 19

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”
    Every now and then, a fortune cookie dispenses with advice that is so spot-on you just have to keep the little sliver of paper tucked away.  Here is my fortune cookie keeper of all time: “Be careful of those that meet you at the…
  • Oct 19

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One
    Below the fold I will post the Introduction of my revised paper, which I’m tentatively calling “The Bill of Rights Reconsidered.”  (It’s not a great title, but it’s good enough for now.)  As some…
Rank this Week: 86

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
  • Oct 17

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?

    BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?
    By Denise Kim What happens when personal phones are no longer for personal use? Gone are the days where we were issued separate business phones. We have entered into a new era where personal devices are used for work and work devices are used…
  • Oct 16

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”

    Liking and Sharing Your Health Information: Privacy Concerns Raised Amidst Rumors of “Facebook Healthcare”
    By Alex Boguniewicz Every day millions of people share their interests, photos, and locations on Facebook. So why not share how you are feeling—medically that is. At least that seems to be the idea behind Facebook’s rumored plans…
Rank this Week: 2828

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Oct 20

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read

    How to Get a Proper Email Address Using Google Apps for Work Plus 51 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 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...
  • Oct 20

    Drilling Deep for Discovery Plus Why Litigators Love Adverb

    Drilling Deep for Discovery Plus Why Litigators Love Adverb
    Coming today to LitigationWorld: An employee falls through a hole on the deck of an oil rig and sues. The defendant company digs deep into its email archives to find exculpatory photos of the deck. Another victory for ediscovery…
  • Oct 17

    Hendrickson Law Firm Leans in With an Assist From Software Plus 10 Questions for a Web Designer

    Hendrickson Law Firm Leans in With an Assist From Software Plus 10 Questions for a Web Designer
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Three women team up and find success. It sounds like a music act, but in this case it's a litigation boutique with offices in three cities that handles complex cases. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer...
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Oct 20

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment

    Update: Deadline Extended for "TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form" Comment
    In late September we reported on the FCC’s request for comments about its proposed “TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund Reimbursement Form”. That’s the form that the Commission plans to use when, after the incentive…
  • Oct 20

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule

    FCC Further Tweaks Signal Booster Rule
    Some rules relaxed while measures added to prevent interference to wireless networks  Back in early 2013, the FCC took steps to help consumers deal with the dreaded cell phone phenomenon of dead spots by allowing the use of private…
  • Oct 16

    On Censoring Political Ad

    On Censoring Political Ad
    With SuperPAC money flowing and political ads running on Internet streams, caution in dealing with political spots is in order. There may be just a few weeks remaining in this election season, but broadcasters should be paying attention…
Rank this Week: 1847

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/
  • Oct 20

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine

    Privacy and Security: Outflanking the Third-Party Doctrine
    Edward Snowden became famous last year for revealing US government surveillance programs and starting a conversation in America about the tradeoffs between privacy and security. More recently, Snowden has conducted interviews in which he has…
  • Oct 14

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet

    The Most Important Technological Advancement Since the Internet
    It should come as a shock to no one that car accidents have a great economic and societal impact on all Americans. Entire industries have come to rely heavily, if not entirely, upon the basic reality that people will get into car accidents.…
  • Oct 14

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?

    Smart Bombs, Dumb Policy?
    With an increase in ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq, the United States has increased it’s presence in the region. Public outcry for U.S. air support following numerous atrocities carried out by ISIS has led to air strikes by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1587

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 4192

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: 90

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Court spanks parents. In a landmark decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Boston v. Athearn that parents can be held responsible for the social media activities of their kids. The case involved a seventh-grade boy who, with…
  • Oct 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Doctor in the mouse. What if you could input a list of your current symptoms to Google, and quickly be connected with a doctor for a brief consultation? For a limited trial period, Google seems to have set up such a system for people who are…
  • Oct 17

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again

    Copyright: Europe Explores Its Boundaries – New UK Infringement Exceptions – The Ones That Came Back Again
    Introduction In June of this year, we sent out an alert about the anticipated new UK copyright infringement exceptions. These exceptions were to be introduced based on the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review. Surprisingly, some of the…
Rank this Week: 1955

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Oct 20

    Not All Curmugeons Are Old White Guy

    Not All Curmugeons Are Old White Guy
    I have been “in the cloud” since adopting Onebox for my company’s virtual pbx a dozen or so years ago.  In fact, I found the “cloud” to have so many advantages over hosting my own solutions, I took…
  • Oct 3

    Put Efficient Into Practice™ – Organize Your Office in 4 Hours or Le

    Put Efficient Into Practice™ – Organize Your Office in 4 Hours or Le
    Put Efficient Into Practice™ Put Efficient Into Practice™ is for busy, overwhelmed professionals (just like you) who need to quickly learn how to sort, process and automate in order to work efficiently, rather than rather than…
  • Sep 24

    3 Reasons Why I Don’t Talk About Virtual Assistants Very Often

    3 Reasons Why I Don’t Talk About Virtual Assistants Very Often
    Here’s 3 reasons you do not hear me speak of “virtual assistants” very often: 1.  It’s a really sucky title that has various meanings depending on who is using the words.  While I contend that the word…
Rank this Week: 1492

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
  • Oct 20

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use

    The Cambridge University Press decision and Educational Fair Use
    The Eleventh Circuit released its 129-page opinion in Cambridge University Press v. Patton (which most of us probably still think of as the Becker case) last Friday. Although the appeals court reversed what I thought was a pretty solid…
  • Oct 3

    Celebrities, Copyright, and Cybersecurity

    Celebrities, Copyright, and Cybersecurity
    The fall began with a wave of hacked nude celebrity photos (as Tim notes in his great post). The release generated attention to the larger problem of revenge porn – or, more broadly, the non-consensual sharing of intimate…
  • Sep 27

    On Accuracy in Cybersecurity

    On Accuracy in Cybersecurity
    I have a new article on how to address questions of accuracy in cybersecurity up on SSRN. It’s titled Schrödinger’s Cybersecurity; here’s the abstract: Both law and cybersecurity prize accuracy. Cyberattacks, such…
Rank this Week: 1649

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 439

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

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

    Electronic Frontier Foundation Responds To FBI Director

    Electronic Frontier Foundation Responds To FBI Director
    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.
  • Oct 20

    Winning...Why Is It So Important?

    Winning...Why Is It So Important?
    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.
  • Oct 20

    Florida Supreme Court Limits Right To Search Mobile Phones For Location

    Florida Supreme Court Limits Right To Search Mobile Phones For Location
    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: 718

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 20

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll
    The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members (including Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, and Yahoo), recently released a policy paper on how…
  • Oct 20

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 18, 2014 as How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reforms The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members…
  • Oct 16

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand
    This morning Wikileaks released an updated leaked version of the draft Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter. The latest leak dates from May 2014 (the previous leak was current to August 2013. I assessed it in posts here,…
Rank this Week: 719

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

    Book Serves as Guide to Free and Low-Cost Legal Research
    I am a cheapskate. I am not ashamed to admit it. That is what first drove me to explore the Internet more than 20 years ago, back when many lawyers still had not even heard of it. Having just gone back into private practice at the time, I was…
  • Oct 17

    Social Media Sharing App for Lawyers is Launched

    Social Media Sharing App for Lawyers is Launched
    You may remember reading here about ClearView Social, the social media sharing app designed for lawyers by social media marketing consultant Adrian Dayton. Last May, I wrote a post critical of the idea, but after talking to Dayton and seeing…
  • Oct 17

    Casetext Launches Community Pages, Adds Other Feature

    Casetext Launches Community Pages, Adds Other Feature
    Crowdsourced legal research site Casetext officially rolled out its new community pages this week. Designed to provide common ground for lawyers who share interests and practice areas, these pages allow lawyers to contribute analysis, meet…
Rank this Week: 732

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
  • Oct 14

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche
    The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizens a right to be free from “unreasonable searches and seizures”.  As I have explained in prior posts, and as Wikipedia also explains, the standard the Supreme Court has…
Rank this Week: 234

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/
  • Oct 20

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security

    POODLE and the fundamental market failure of browser security
    Last week saw the public disclosure of the POODLE vulnerability, a practical attack allowing a network attacker to steal plaintext from HTTPS connections. In particular, this attack can be used to steal authentication cookies.…
  • Oct 9

    On the value of encrypting your phone

    On the value of encrypting your phone
    This is a true story. Yesterday my phone crashed, and it wouldn’t reboot. Actually it would do nothing but reboot, over and over, with a seemingly different error message every time. I tried all of the tricks available to a technically…
  • Oct 8

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption

    Guessing passwords with Apple’s full-device encryption
    With the recently-introduced iOS 8, Apple has switched to a encrypting a much larger amount of user data by default. Matt Green has provided an excellent initial look at a technical levelandbig-picture leveland Apple has recently released a…
Rank this Week: 147

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
Rank this Week: 3606

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 796

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

Focuses on technology policy, social media, intellectual property, antitrust and Internet isssues. By Glenn B. Manishin.

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
  • Oct 12

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-06-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-06-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-06-2014
Rank this Week: 2125

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/
  • Oct 19

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe

    California Stem Cells, College Football and Succe
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week will deal with the sort of odds that often figure in the financial fate of college football players.The issue at hand involves education, helping young people and setting priorities. Should…
  • Oct 15

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round

    No Appeals Filed Yet in California's $44 Million Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Round
    None of the rejected California universities seeking multimillion dollar grants to join the Golden State’s new, ambitious network of Alpha Stem Cell Clinics has yet filed an appeal of the decisions, the state stem cell agency said…
  • Oct 15

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan

    California to Spend Up to $44 Million for Ambitious Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Plan
    California late next week is expected to plunk down as much as $44 million to help make the Golden State the global leader in stem cell research as well as a go-to location worldwide for patient stem cell therapies. The ambitious proposal…
Rank this Week: 756

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Oct 19

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion

    Ilinois Federal Court Grants Neiman Marcus’ Motion
    Once again, a court finds that data breach plaintiffs do not have the requisite Article III constitutional standing to pursue civil action against a retailer – itself the victim of a cyber attack. Last month, the United States District…
  • Oct 10

    California Amends Data Breach Law

    California Amends Data Breach Law
    On September 30, 2014, California joined the trend and enacted amendments to its data security laws. First, the new law expands its scope to third-party service providers and businesses that do not just “own or license personal…
  • Aug 24

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data
    While the protection of private data contained within student records is not a new concern, advances in technology and the accompanying headlines of data breach have caused Congress to reconsider the issue. The Family Educational Rights and…
Rank this Week: 1397

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Oct 19

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company

    Winning the lottery type game is your destiny - Sweepstakes Patent Company
    Sweepstakes Patent Company, LLC v. Burns et al. and Mosely et al.Southern District of FloridaCase Nos. 0-14-cv-62351 and 0-14-cv-62354 In two new cases, plaintiff Sweepstakes Patent Company (SPC) accuses internet cafe service providers…
  • Oct 17

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?

    Lions, and Tigers, and.... Joustin' Beavers?
    RC3, Inc. v BieberFlorida Middle District Court, No. 3:2012cv00193Florida based game developer RC3 created a game, Joustin’ Beaver, in which a beaver that jousts must navigate the whirlpool of success, sign otter-graphs, and avoid the…
  • Oct 1

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,670,220: Racing games and other games having garage, showroom, and test drive featuresIssued March 2, 2010, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘220 patent describes a racing game where players enter a showroom filled with cars…
Rank this Week: 611

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
  • Oct 19

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-18
    Cyberbullying bill inches closer to law despite privacy concerns http://t.co/bZeeTk4r6Z -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2014-10-11 http://t.co/nY0aeTGY1x -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for…
  • Oct 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-17
    Rob Ford's medical records accessed by 2 unauthorized hospital staff members http://t.co/pQCeQQ4o5o -> Canada's Anti-Spam Law CASL Will Derail Small Businesses http://t.co/d6whkoN9Tp -> Google Makes It Easier Than Ever to Search Piracy…
  • Oct 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-16
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15: Dropbox passwords posted online http://t.co/nvz68GYr8n -> IS… http://t.co/tfW2kgPl2g -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-15 http://t.co/GgRihnBz3H ->…
Rank this Week: 1348

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: 1073

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/
  • Oct 18

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite

    PTAB Holds Software Claims Indefinite
    With all the attention paid recently to patent-eligibility questions under 35 U.S.C. § 101, patent drafters should take note of a recent decision by the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) holding claims indefinite under…
  • Oct 14

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible

    Patent Claims For Retrieval of Data from Medical Database Held Not Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to a medical database did not meet patent-eligibility requirements of 35 U.S.C. § 101. Therefore, the court in Cogent Med., Inc. v. Elsevier Inc., Nos. C-13-4479-RMW; C-13-4483-RMW; C-13-4486-RMW (N.D. Cal. Sept.…
  • Oct 12

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi

    Court Finds Patent Claims Directed to Abstract Idea But Denies Motion to Dismi
    Patent claims directed “to the abstract idea of verifying a transaction” included “a limitation requiring pseudorandom tag generating software that could not be done with pen and paper,” which limitation could…
Rank this Week: 1302

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1799

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification
    By Joe HowieWe are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond:…
  • Oct 17

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 17, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about technology developments that impact the areas of information governance and electronic discovery. This week’s cartoon and clip…
  • Oct 16

    Measuring Recall in E-Discovery Review: A Tougher Problem Than You Might Realize – Part 1

    Measuring Recall in E-Discovery Review: A Tougher Problem Than You Might Realize – Part 1
    By John TredennickA critical metric in Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is recall, which is the percentage of relevant documents actually found from the collection. One of the most compelling reasons for using TAR is the promise that a review…
Rank this Week: 31

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Oct 17

    In the new

    In the new
    It's been a very long time since I had a Saturday post on iPhone J.D., but I wanted to devote yesterday's post to the new iPad Air 2. I ordered one yesterday, and my receipt says that I could receive...
  • Oct 17

    Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2

    Why lawyers will love the iPad Air 2
    Yesterday, Apple announced the 2014 update to the iPad, and the newest full-size iPad is called the iPad Air 2. This is an incremental update, not unlike the update from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s, but it hits...
  • Oct 15

    New iPads, and more, to be announced today

    New iPads, and more, to be announced today
    Today at 10 Pacific / 1 Eastern, Apple will hold an event on its campus in Cupertino, California. This is a much smaller venue than the one used last month for the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus / Apple...
Rank this Week: 2038

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law

    Presentation: Wearables under Canadian law
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My second panel presentation was emerging issues and I focused on wearables. My presentation is here:
  • Oct 17

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...

    Presentation: Right to be forgotten in Canada? Not so fast ...
    I had the pleasure of speaking to the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice's annual conference this week in St. John's. My first panel presentation was on the collision between privacy and freedom of expression in the form of…
  • Oct 14

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium

    Two weeks until the Canadian Bar Association 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium
    Only a short time until the Canadian Bar Association's 5th Annual Privacy and Access Law Symposium in Ottawa at the end of the month. The conference is uniformly excellent with great speakers. Topics include: Implementing Canada's new…
Rank this Week: 1096

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/
  • Oct 17

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 17, 2014
    In re Adoption of K.P.M.A., Oklahoma Supreme Court (10/14/14) Constitutional Law, Family Law The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court’s review centered on the termination Respondent-appellant Billy McCall’s (Father)…
  • Oct 3

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014

    Oh Say Can You Pro Se? Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – October 3, 2014
    Zavodnik v. Harper, Indiana Supreme Court (9/30/14) Civil Procedure Plaintiff was an abusive litigant. In this case, Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant, which the trial court dismissed for failure to prosecute or comply with…
  • Sep 5

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014

    Catch a Falling Star – Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks September 5, 2014
    Levitt v. Yelp! Inc., US 9th Cir. (9/2/14) Business Law, Internet Law Plaintiffs, small business owners, filed a class action suit alleging that Yelp, an online forum, extorted or attempted to extort advertising payments from them by…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 17

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Legal answers to cyber-gambling, Silk Road defendant Ross Ulbricht's catch-22, privacy implications with archiving the web and more. Guests: Michael Nelson, Ron Rychlak and Kevin Thompson Photo credit: John Seb…
  • Oct 10

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto
    Hosts: Denise Howell. This week Denise Howell talks to a panel of experts on Cryptocurrency and how Bitcoin technology help can possibly help save journalism, the arts, and Ebola? Guests: Warren Allen, Peter Van Valkenburgh and Aaron J.…
  • Oct 3

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet

    TWiL 277: Over the Tent and Into the Wallet
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Hollywood and drone regulation, the FCC tries to ban "Redskins", can social network Ello overtake Facebook? And more! Guests: Jonathan Askin, Reg Levy and Mary Hodder Photo credit: Mark Dumont Download or…
Rank this Week: 1017

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Oct 17

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

    September 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    September 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-september Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Oct 14

    Right to Be Forgotten: Google Sentenced to Pay Damages in Spain

    Right to Be Forgotten: Google Sentenced to Pay Damages in Spain
    The CJEU judgment on the right to be forgotten, Google Spain v. Mario Costeja, hit the search engine on an unexpected front – damages. On the basis of the CJEU’s judgment, the Barcelona Court of Appeals ordered Google to pay…
  • Oct 13

    Shhh! Last Week Was All About Secret

    Shhh! Last Week Was All About Secret
    This week's Monday Reflection on Just Security is from me, spilling the beans about all of last week's secrecy news, from Twitter and EFF on NSLs to James Risen's Lovejoy Award and the Department of Defense's revisionist history of the…
Rank this Week: 1097

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation

    Lawsky Comments on Update to NY Bitlicense Regulation
    In comments on October 14, 2014, Ben Lawsky commented on changes to the proposed bitlicense regulations. The main points he made were these:Regarding who will be required to obtain a bitlicense, he said the focus will be financial…
  • Aug 7

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application

    FDA Draft Guidance Would Ease Regulatory Burdens for Certain mHealth Application
    On August 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance that would exempt from premarket 510(k) review many low-risk medical devices--including certain mobile applications that can convert a cell phone into a medical…
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
Rank this Week: 1146

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 17

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

    Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research
    The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here.…
  • Sep 29

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

    Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media
    Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.
Rank this Week: 1732

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive

    The Title of an App Can Be Protected as a Work Title under German Trademark Law – If it Is Not Merely Descriptive
    The Higher Regional Court of Cologne (OLG Köln) held in its decision (court ref. 6 U 205/13) dated September 5, 2014 that the title of a mobile app can enjoy protection against similar titles for similar services. However, the claimant…
  • Oct 14

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named

    Copyright Law: The Author’s Right to be Named
    According to the district court of Kassel’s decision of June 6th, 2014 (file number: 410 C 3000/13) authors of copyrighted works can exercise their right to decide if and how they want to be named as author of their works ……
  • Oct 10

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network

    (More) certainty ahead: liability of commercial operators of open WLAN network
    Commercial WLAN operators will soon be certain about when and in how far they are liable for violations of third party rights by their users. The District Court in Munich (7 O 14719/12) has stayed the proceedings in a pending ……
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High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
Rank this Week: 1671

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/
  • Oct 17

    TV Show Scandal Sex Tape Episode and Sextortion

    TV Show Scandal Sex Tape Episode and Sextortion
    The TV show Scandal contains some of the elements needed for a successful television program:  sex, scandals, beautiful people, politics, power, etc....  According to Wikipedia, the plot centers around, "Olivia Pope (Kerry…
  • Oct 16

    Will The FTC Soon Investigate Whisper For Deceptive Privacy Promises?

    Will The FTC Soon Investigate Whisper For Deceptive Privacy Promises?
    Will the Federal Trade Commission soon investigate the app Whisper for false and misleading privacy promises?  The Guardian is reporting some very troubling allegations about Whisper that if true lead me to believe that Whisper may soon…
  • Oct 13

    United Kingdom To Criminalize Revenge Porn

    United Kingdom To Criminalize Revenge Porn
    Revenge porn has been universally described as the distribution of private sexual images of a person without their consent with the intention of causing harm.  Holding those accountable who are behind revenge porn has picked up steam…
Rank this Week: 1722

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    10 Ediscovery Terms You Should Learn Today

    10 Ediscovery Terms You Should Learn Today
    The last 10 years have brought enormous changes in a variety of technical fields, and ediscovery is no exception.   Litigating a case today often involves reviewing thousands of documents—if not far more—ranging from CAD…
  • Oct 14

    What is the Everlaw Difference?

    What is the Everlaw Difference?
    Every day, we see attorneys, litigation support professionals, and industry experts voicing concern over the rising cost of ediscovery, the explosion of data in litigation, and the difficulty of mastering the systems intended to relieve these…
  • Oct 14

    The Everlaw Difference: The Ultimate Ediscovery and Litigation Platform

    The Everlaw Difference: The Ultimate Ediscovery and Litigation Platform
    Every day, we see attorneys, litigation support professionals, and industry experts voicing concern over the rising cost of ediscovery, the explosion of data in litigation, and the difficulty of mastering the systems intended to relieve these…
Rank this Week: 4006

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
Rank this Week: 915

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Oct 17

    $600,000 Fine for Blocking WiFi Hotspots in Hotel

    $600,000 Fine for Blocking WiFi Hotspots in Hotel
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined a hotel after “some of its employees in a Nashville hotel illegally blocked private WiFi signals and customer hotspots so that guests and conference attendees would have to pay to…
  • Oct 14

    40 Count Indictment Against Cybercriminal for Stealing Credit Cards and Offering Online Tutorial

    40 Count Indictment Against Cybercriminal for Stealing Credit Cards and Offering Online Tutorial
    A Russian cybercriminal allegedly “was a leader in the marketplace for stolen credit card numbers, and even created a website offering a tutorial on how to use stolen credit card numbers to commit crime.”  According to an…
  • Oct 10

    What a Surprise! US Supreme Court Relies on Unsubstantiated Internet Fact

    What a Surprise! US Supreme Court Relies on Unsubstantiated Internet Fact
    We all know that “everything on the Internet is true” or at least as presented in Amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs to the US Supreme Justices who have to figure “out how to distinguish between real facts and Internet…
Rank this Week: 3881