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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 26

    Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Results in Arsenic Mobilization in Groundwater

    Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Results in Arsenic Mobilization in Groundwater
    “Changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater promote mobilization of naturally occurring arsenic from aquifer sediments into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially…
  • Jan 26

    Federal Reserve Issues Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System

    Federal Reserve Issues Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System
    “The Federal Reserve today issued “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System,” which presents a multi-faceted plan for collaborating with payment system stakeholders including large and small businesses, emerging…
  • Jan 26

    IMF Offers Free Access to Its Online Economic Data

    IMF Offers Free Access to Its Online Economic Data
    “The International Monetary Fund has launched a new platform to support its move to free data and to improve online global statistical dissemination. The new portal enables bulk data downloads and introduces dynamic visualization to…
Rank this Week: 20

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 3895

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jan 26

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code
    On 22 January 2015, the UK Government withdrew its proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code. As the changes were unexpected, more time for consultation is not entirely unwelcome. However, as the changes in large part were…
  • Jan 19

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code
    In a surprise move, on 13 January the UK government announced plans to update the elderly (and, even to the House of Lords, rather incomprehensible) Electronic Communications Code which deals with the rights of telecoms operators to…
  • Dec 18

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?
    A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung…
Rank this Week: 1728

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
  • Jan 26

    EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance

    EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance
    We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance.  The entity that’s conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world’s communications—the National Security…
  • Jan 26

    In Response to EFF Lawsuit, Government Ordered to Release Secret Surveillance Court Documents Today

    In Response to EFF Lawsuit, Government Ordered to Release Secret Surveillance Court Documents Today
    Since 2011, EFF has fought to shed light on the government's secret reinterpretation of federal surveillance laws. Much of our fight has focused on the legal opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the federal court…
  • Jan 23

    Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City

    Secret TPP Negotiations—And Public Protests—To Be Held in New York City
    The next round of secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations begins this Monday, January 26, and runs through the following week at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in downtown Manhattan. As with many previous TPP meetings,…
Rank this Week: 1505

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 57

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    AlphaTakes – Liquidation Preference

    AlphaTakes – Liquidation Preference
    So, what is a liquidation preference? A liquidation preference is a right to all or a portion of the assets of a company upon its sale over the rights of others. The liquidation preference can be a basic preferential right like that of…
  • Dec 16

    Announcing AlphaTakes—Videos for Emerging Technology Companie

    Announcing AlphaTakes—Videos for Emerging Technology Companie
    We are excited to announce that in coming weeks, we are starting a new video series called AlphaTakes. The goal of the initiative is to provide clients and others with background on the variety of recurring issues that emerging…
  • Oct 3

    Board and Shareholder Approvals 101 for Emerging Technology Companie

    Board and Shareholder Approvals 101 for Emerging Technology Companie
    This article outlines the basic Board and Shareholder approval requirements of typical early stage emerging technology companies.
Rank this Week: 4229

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
  • Jan 26

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional
    There have been some thoughtful posts recently (by Michael Ramsey and David Bernstein) arguing that PM Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to a Joint Session of Congress without presidential approval violates the Executive Branch’s…
  • Jan 23

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15
    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank are the editors of an excellent publication, Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014).  Included are a valuable chapter on the origins of the discipline by the three…
  • Jan 22

    A Word Missing From the Constitution

    A Word Missing From the Constitution
    The answer is “Governor.”  The Constitution never refers to the Governor of a State.  The phrases used instead are “executive authority” or “executive officer.”  I’m not sure why.…
Rank this Week: 84

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Dear Vendors: Why LegalTech is the Worst Place to Demo Your Product

    Dear Vendors: Why LegalTech is the Worst Place to Demo Your Product
    Weather reports say a blizzard is coming my way, but I’m already being snowed under. With LegalTech New York just a week away, I am being deluged with emails from vendors asking to arrange demos at the show. I appreciate hearing from…
  • Jan 26

    Podcast: The Sandy Hook Lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearm

    Podcast: The Sandy Hook Lawsuit against Bushmaster Firearm
    On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Last month, two years after those horrific shootings, the families of the victims filed a lawsuit against…
  • Jan 20

    Evernote’s New ‘Scannable’ App Makes Scanning Automatic

    Evernote’s New ‘Scannable’ App Makes Scanning Automatic
    Evernote recently introduced Scannable, a free scanner app for iPhone and iPad. Although it is not the perfect scanner app, it has some great features that could make it your scanner app of choice. And if you’re an inveterate Evernote…
Rank this Week: 1852

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/
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
  • Jan 21

    Silk Road Trial Begins: Is Ulbricht the Dread Pirate Roberts?

    Silk Road Trial Begins: Is Ulbricht the Dread Pirate Roberts?
    By Peter Montine The case of United States v. Ulbricht, which is being called The Silk Road Trial, began last week in Manhattan, New York. Silk Road was an online black market where users could anonymously buy and sell various illegal items,…
Rank this Week: 1743

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Look to your left, look to your right…

    Look to your left, look to your right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 21

    Confessions of a failed hand model

    Confessions of a failed hand model
    With a title like that, you might not expect that this is a post about Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the legal profession. Bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Ten years ago, my hand modelling career ended abruptly after…
  • Jan 20

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?
    A spider knows instantly when a fresh meal has been ensnared in its web. Through a physiology that permits even the tiniest external vibrations to be felt directly by its nervous system, spiders are phenomenally attuned to their environment…
Rank this Week: 1892

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    Appellate Court Re-Affirms Key Aspects of Georgia Non-Compete Law

    Appellate Court Re-Affirms Key Aspects of Georgia Non-Compete Law
    A recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals, Holland Ins. Group, LLC v. Senior Life Ins. Co., 766 S.E.2d 187 (Nov. 20, 2014), includes several excellent reminders regarding the enforceability (and unenforceability) of restrictive…
  • Jan 20

    Appellate Court Holds That Non-Compete Agreement Assigned Pursuant to Bankruptcy Court Order is Enforceable by Assignee

    Appellate Court Holds That Non-Compete Agreement Assigned Pursuant to Bankruptcy Court Order is Enforceable by Assignee
    Courts are divided on the enforceability by an assignee of a non-compete covenant relating to personal services where the covenant does not state whether it is assignable and the employee does not consent to the assignment. Status of the…
  • Jan 14

    Privacy & Security Are Back on the Agenda in DC

    Privacy & Security Are Back on the Agenda in DC
    Cross Posted from Global Privacy Watch The plethora of security incidents in the news have once again put security front and center of the international agenda. Predictably, this has triggered a number of responses from governments around the…
Rank this Week: 514

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 26

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law
    On January 1st, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new law governing powers of attorney went fully into effect. Act 95 of 2014 is a major overhaul to the POA law, and accordingly we’ve been getting requests here at Jenkins for resources…
  • Jan 22

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online
    Find the unofficial, unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes free online, provided by WestlawNext at http://tinyurl.com/PennsylvaniaStatutes. Both the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) and Purdon's Unconsolidated Statutes (P.S.) are…
  • Jan 15

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Food Magazines on General OneFile

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Food Magazines on General OneFile
    Next week Philadelphia foodies will partake in Restaurant Week with discounted meals at a variety of Center City restaurants, including City Tavern, Knock, Oyster House, Smokin' Betty's, Zama, and more. To celebrate Restaurant Week, take a…
Rank this Week: 379

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Jan 26

    Privacy Monday – January 26, 2015

    Privacy Monday – January 26, 2015
    Good Monday – The East Coast prepares for Apocalypse (Sn)ow. In the meantime, here are three privacy-related tidbits for your day. Privacy Concerns Cause Scale Back of Release of HealthCare.gov Data We spend a fair amount of time…
  • Jan 21

    Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Addre

    Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Addre
    As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015.  After stating that:  “No foreign nation, no hacker should be able to shut down our…
  • Jan 19

    Privacy Monday – January 19, 2015: New Additions to Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Group

    Privacy Monday – January 19, 2015: New Additions to Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Group
    We are pleased to announce important additions to Mintz Levin that clearly strengthen the Privacy & Security Group’s bench. Mark Robinson, Member (Boston) – Mark is a nationally recognized authority in government…
Rank this Week: 4079

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 26

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

    December 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    December 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-december Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Jan 22

    WILMap Updated...and to Be Further Expanded (with Your Help)

    WILMap Updated...and to Be Further Expanded (with Your Help)
    After launch in July 2014, the World Intermediary Liability Map (WILMap) has been steadily and rapidly growing. New country pages were added to the WILMap, including the African Union, Belgium, the European Union,…
  • Jan 22

    Here Come the Trade Secret Troll

    Here Come the Trade Secret Troll
    Download the full article at W&L Law Review.  Authors: David S. Levine and Sharon K. Sandeen Within the past few years, the U.S. federal government has been forced to confront the massive but hard-to-quantify problem of foreign and…
Rank this Week: 470

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jan 26

    Facebook Private? I Don't Think So

    Facebook Private? I Don't Think 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.
  • Jan 26

    Wireless Charging - Is It For You?

    Wireless Charging - Is It For 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.
  • Jan 25

    Leatherman's Wearable Tool For Wearable Tech

    Leatherman's Wearable Tool For Wearable Tech
    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: 572

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
  • Jan 26

    Proving Knowledge in UDRP Jurisprudence

    Proving Knowledge in UDRP Jurisprudence
    A defendant’s liability for infringement under trademark law rests on using the mark without the owner’s permission. Knowledge is not an element of proof for registered marks; it is imputed. Constructive notice is a statutory…
  • Jan 19

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting

    Elevating Form Over Substance in Denying Relief for Cybersquatting
    Denying relief for cybersquatting is generally supported by lack of proof of abusive registration not for inexactitude in characterizing whether a domain name is identical or substantially similar to a trademark in which complainant has a…
  • Jan 15

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting

    Recent Articles on Trademark and Cybersquatting
    Understanding the Legal Options Used to Fight Cybersquatting Compressed in as little as a word or two, or perhaps an expressive phrase, trademarks communicate powerful stories about who businesses are and what they stand for. They are at once…
Rank this Week: 414

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture

    Computers, Child Pornography and Forfeiture
    Federal authorities indicted Justin Paul Gladding on two countsrelated to his possession of child pornography: Count 1: Receipt or Distribution of a Visual Depiction of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct in violation of 18 U.S.…
  • Jan 23

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department

    Child pornography, Jurisdiction and the Municipal Police Department
    As Wikipedia explains, territorial jurisdiction in United States law refers to a court's power over events and persons within the bounds of a particular geographic territory. If a court does not have territorial jurisdiction over…
  • Jan 21

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad

    Contempt, Jailbreaking and the iPad
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit recently issued in a civil case:  West Management of Washington, Inc. v. Kattler, 2015 WL 178996 (2015).  It begins by explaining that[t]his appeal arises…
Rank this Week: 1644

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
  • Jan 26

    Will the New EU Data Protection Regulation Facilitate Healthcare Innovation?

    Will the New EU Data Protection Regulation Facilitate Healthcare Innovation?
    Technology has transformed and disrupted long standing industries as well as created new industries along the way. The digital revolution in the healthcare industry appears to have been long promised but much delayed. There may be a number of…
  • Jan 23

    Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officer

    Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officer
    News headlines about data breaches are becoming more and more common. During the last year alone, major retailers, restaurants, and financial institutions have all reported data breaches. The traditional aftermath of a data breach can involve…
  • Jan 21

    The Compliance Challenges That Can No Longer Be Ignored

    The Compliance Challenges That Can No Longer Be Ignored
    Although Asia’s data privacy laws draw from a common set of guiding principles, each law is unique. Moreover, as freshly minted regulators come to grips with these new laws, differences in interpretation and underlying policy are…
Rank this Week: 1739

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar

    Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstar
    It’s a new age for lawyers. Simply providing great legal counsel isn’t enough any more (some would argue it never really was). Legal technology, including e-discovery technology and evidence management software, can provide a…
  • Jan 12

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File

    Litigator’s Brief: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Native File
    “What is a native file?” It’s one question we hear time and again from many clients, or “Do I really need natives?”  Most litigators have heard that native files are important in modern litigation. However,…
  • Jan 5

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk

    Litigator’s Brief: Eliminate Litigation Technology Costs and Reduce Risk
    As the sheer volume of electronically stored information (ESI) overwhelms the existing discovery competencies of law firms IT departments, perhaps it’s time to question the fundamental business model of technology investment in most…
Rank this Week: 2453

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/
  • Jan 26

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing

    Life Sciences and Health Care Industries Reap the Benefits of 3-D Printing
    This post was written by Colleen Davies and Lisa Baird. The past few years have seen 3-D printing – a process that involves the creation of a three-dimensional object from a pre-conceived design – evolve from a futuristic idea…
  • Jan 21

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed

    Drug Disposal Ordinance: Supreme Court Writ Filed
    This post was written by Gary Jeffrey and Charlene Chen. On December 29, 2014, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (“PhRMA”), the Biotechnology Industry Organization (“BIO”), and the Generic…
  • Jan 16

    New Jersey Enacts Data Privacy Law for Health Insurance Carrier

    New Jersey Enacts Data Privacy Law for Health Insurance Carrier
    A newly-enacted law signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie requires health insurance carriers in that state to adequately protect the personal information of individuals, with failure to do so being classified as a violation of the New…
Rank this Week: 298

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Jan 26

    Controlling Data Storage Costs with Nearlining

    Controlling Data Storage Costs with Nearlining
    A recent podcast from the Legal Talk Network’s ESI Report addresses cost control, an important issue for any client, eDiscovery attorney, or eDiscovery vendor.  As the sheer volume of collections continues to…
  • Jan 22

    Dealing with High Risk Data

    Dealing with High Risk Data
    When people think of high risk data, most think of Personal Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information as it relates to HIPAA and the health care industry, but Steve Shebest’s very informative article “High Risk…
  • Dec 29

    Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Counsel’s Role in Discovery

    Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Counsel’s Role in Discovery
    In James v. National Financial LLC, C.A. 8931-VCL (Del Ch. Dec. 5,2014) the Court of Chancery outlined Delaware Counsel’s discovery obligations as well as the type of sanctions that may be imposed for not complying with those…
Rank this Week: 4317

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/
  • Jan 26

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity

    Court Rejects VPPA Claim Against Viacom and Google Based on Failure to Disclose Identity
    I blogged before about the privacy lawsuit against Viacom and Google over the disclosure of the viewing habits of minors. The court previously rejected the claims on the basis that the disclosure of user attributes (such as demographic…
  • Jan 21

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly

    Another Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails Badly
    This case is so pathetic, it probably only warrants a tweet. The TL; DR version: another trademark owner initiates a lawsuit over keyword advertising and gets crushed in court. The end. The antagonist is a Florida van rental service…
  • Jan 19

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number

    Vonage Isn’t Liable For Disclosing ‘Unlisted’ Phone Number
    Miller is a psychologist who undertakes efforts to keep his phone number unlisted. As part of his work, he evaluated the mental health of criminal defendants. (For various reasons, his family wished to keep the number unlisted as well). He...
Rank this Week: 199

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
  • Jan 26

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-01-25
    Online privacy and banks: Has anyone asked the Millennials? http://t.co/t2lLDmRhrW -> How the digital revolution actually helped save HMV http://t.co/dRUPNnU8Pr -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24…
  • Jan 25

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)

    LSUC: The year in review in copyright (2014)
    On January 22, I gave a talk at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law: The Year in Review program. My talk canvassed developments in copyright in 2014. I previously published a paper that summarizes…
  • Jan 25

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24

    Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-24
    Can you copyright a tweet? http://t.co/whbhdTFbwf -> Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-01-17: Standard of review from Minister of Health is correct… http://t.co/2qy4SQUzjp -> blogged: Computer and Internet Law…
Rank this Week: 1174

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ
    I get a lot of hits on my site from people asking questions about what they can and can’t do with photos that they get from someone else that’s sent to them, texted to them, or that they find online. In many cases, the person who…
  • Jan 20

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime
    The Arizona legislature is considering a law that would make it a crime to conceal your identity while breaking the law or to avoid being arrested or punished. Proposed by State Representatives Bob Thorpe, Brenda Barton, and David Livingston,…
  • Jan 14

    Exciting News: I Joined VenJuris!

    Exciting News: I Joined VenJuris!
    A few months ago I made the important decision to join a law firm in Phoenix called VenJuris. The firm used to be Venable Campillo Logan and Meaney but they recently rebranded. I’m excited to combine forces with them. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 1378

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 4402

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/
  • Jan 26

    $131 Million and 887 Papers: Demise of California's First Stem Cell Grant Program

    $131 Million and 887 Papers: Demise of California's First Stem Cell Grant Program
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency on Thursday is expected to put to rest its oldest grant program – an effort that was begun with bravado in 2005 but minus the cash to back it. It was a matter -- at the time -- of showing the…
  • Jan 24

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved
    The California stem cell agency today cleared up one of the mysteries involving next Thursday’s meeting of its governing board and likely action on a training program. The agency last Saturday posted the agenda for the meeting that…
  • Jan 23

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie
    For the second month in a row, the California stem cell agency, which sits on top of $3 billion in taxpayer cash, is playing a mystery game with the public. Coming up next Thursday is a meeting of the 29-member board of the agency. These…
Rank this Week: 1595

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 25

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie

    Law and Culture: new virtual issue of Legal Studie
    From the editors of Legal Studies comes news of their second ‘virtual issue’, on the theme of ‘law and culture’. Virtual issues are made up of previously published articles, based around a theme. The first such issue…
  • Jan 12

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event

    Smart people sign up for Smart Cities event
    I’m delighted to share news of a two-day workshop on “Designing Smart Cities – opportunities and regulatory challenges” at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) later this year (31st March/1st April). The event takes…
  • Jan 10

    Games and gambling

    Games and gambling
    Two pieces of mine have recently appeared in online law journals. They are available without charge or login from the journals concerned; both journals are open access journals. You can also download the articles from SSRN. The…
Rank this Week: 824

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Jan 25

    The Rural Lawyer – New Year’s Goal

    The Rural Lawyer – New Year’s Goal
    To be perfectly frank, I stink at New Year’s resolutions. While my intentions are admirable, most of my resolutions seldom make it past mid January, early February at the latest. So this year, I’m resolving to avoid resolutions…
  • Jan 22

    #3ThingThurs 01/22/15 | Finances #Thurs3at3

    #3ThingThurs 01/22/15 | Finances #Thurs3at3
    Lots of talk of finances in the air which made me think of these 3 things this Thursday: Long Island, New York based Go To Legal Administrator (http://www.g2admin.com) – service for solo/small firms looking to hand off the bookkeeping…
  • Jan 20

    3 Methods For A Most Productive Year by David A. Moore

    3 Methods For A Most Productive Year by David A. Moore
    How many productivity and goal setting articles can you read at this time of year? Just so many right? And then it becomes redundant and you realize you are just procrastinating. You’re 1) not being productive, and 2) you’re not…
Rank this Week: 3129

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 1147

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jan 25

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

    One Thousand Things Worth Knowing
    This weekend I've read Paul Muldoon's newly published collection of poems, "One Thousand Things Worth Knowing." (The dust jacket sports a very pleasing design by the ubiquitous Quemadura, a brilliant designer and a kind man I will…
  • Nov 16

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification

    ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and Established Angel Group Certification
    I've just listened to an archived recording of an excellent webinar presented by the Angel Capital Association last week (I had intended to listen in real time, but got pulled away): ACA Webinar on Accredited Investor Definition and…
  • Nov 4

    A Sestina About Copyright

    A Sestina About Copyright
    Sestinas are all about copyright!
Rank this Week: 526

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jan 25

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI

    New Jersey Imposes New Encryption Standards for PHI
    New Jersey recently amended its privacy laws to now require health insurers and care providers that do business in the state to encrypt PHI. The new requirements apply to insurers authorized to issue New Jersey health benefit plans. Such…
  • Jan 4

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation

    Illinois Court Holds No E&O Coverage for Underlying TCPA Violation
    In Margulis v. BCS Ins. Co., 2014 Ill. App. LEXIS 826 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2014), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, had occasion to consider whether an insurer has a duty to defend an insurance agent under a professional…
  • Dec 17

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit

    U.S. District Court in Minnesota Denies Target’s Motion to Dismiss Data Breach Lawsuit
    On December 2, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied Target’s motion to dismiss the claims of a group of five payment-card-issuing banks, credit unions, and savings associations (the “Banks”)…
Rank this Week: 897

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 14

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Jan 25

    To Post or Not To Post

    To Post or Not To Post
    So before I hit “publish,” it’s not uncommon for me to kick the draft out to one or more people to get feedback before I share it with the world. I lovingly call these people, “The Committee.”
  • Jan 23

    I Can’t Stay Silent Anymore

    I Can’t Stay Silent Anymore
    I get so angry when I hear about child molestation by church priests, the abuse by Jerry Sandusky, and the pervasiveness of sexual assaults on college campuses. I’m not angry just because people are being attacked, but because the…
  • Jan 21

    Alternative Uses for the State Bar Directory

    Alternative Uses for the State Bar Directory
    I wish there was a way to opt out of getting this, or at least limit it to one directory per law firm....This situation made me think, “What would be a better use of our directories than letting them collect dust on the shelf for the…
Rank this Week: 3958

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2

    Latest score in the jurisdiction game: Internet 0, EU Court of Justice 2
    The CJEU in Pez Hejduk (22 January 2015) has plumped for mere accessibility as the threshold for online copyright jurisdiction under Article 5(3) of the EU Jurisdiction Regulation.Mere accessibility is problematic for the internet.…
  • Jan 4

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2015
    Some EU and UK internet legal developments to look out for in 2015 (last year’s list here). (And see here for Cyberlaw Memes and Themes for 2015.)●        EU copyright reform The last European…
  • Jan 3

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015

    Cyberlaw memes and themes for 2015
    It is tempting just to change 2014 to 2015 in last year’s piece and recirculate.  Nudging and Bludgeoning, Magic wand politics, Politicians not understanding the internet, the Internet as Wild West, Cory Doctorow’s warning of…
Rank this Week: 3058

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
Rank this Week: 2014

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/
  • Jan 24

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Four More Cases Holding Patent Claims Ineligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Here are four cases decided in the course of a week in which U.S. district courts held patent claims ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. Synopsis, Inc. v. Mentor Graphics Corp., No. C 12-6467 MMC (N.D. Cal. Jan. 20, 2015). Granted defense…
  • Jan 21

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice

    How to Practice Patent Law After Alice
    I don’t have all the answers about how to approach patent issues arising under 35 U.S.C. § 101 in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International, et al. …
  • Jan 12

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest

    PTAB Denies a Petition for Inter Partes Review for Petitioners Failing to Identify All Real Parties-in-Interest
    In Paramount Home Entertainment Inc. v. Nissim Corporation, IPR2014-00961, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied a Petition to institute inter partes review of claims 1-5 of U.S. Patent No. 6,304,715 (“the…
Rank this Week: 3964

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/
  • Jan 24

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance

    DESI VI Workshop on Machine Learning in E-Discovery & Information Governance
    Organizing Committee:Jason R. Baron, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; University of MarylandJack G. Conrad, Thomson ReutersAmanda Jones, H5Dave Lewis, David D. Lewis ConsultingDouglas W. Oard, University of MarylandPurpose: The DESI VI…
  • Jan 23

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security

    What CENTCOM Can Teach You About Cloud Security
    By Sekhar SarukkaiIndividuals calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” hacked into the Twitter feed for the U.S. military’s Central Command last week, and for 40 minutes posted photos, links, and videos before the account was…
  • Jan 22

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery

    Podcast: The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
    By Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Guest Jason BaronIn this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Jason Baron about information governance, dark data, open government, and his role in The…
Rank this Week: 30

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

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

    In the new

    In the new
    I've long been a fan of using a stylus to take handwritten notes on the iPad. There are a lot of nice styluses on the market, and I've tried a ton of them, but in my opinion there is still...
  • Jan 20

    Review: Disney World apps -- maps, FastPass, wait times and dining information on your iPhone

    Review: Disney World apps -- maps, FastPass, wait times and dining information on your iPhone
    To take advantage of the recent three-day weekend, my family went to Disney World along with some other members of our extended family. I also went to Disney World in 2014, and after that trip I wrote about all of...
  • Jan 15

    In the new

    In the new
    WestlawNext is one of the most useful law-related apps on my iPad, and I also appreciate WestlawNext being a sponsor of iPhone J.D. Whether it is on the iPad or the computer, WestlawNext is better than the former version of...
Rank this Week: 1089

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 23

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!

    TWiL 289: Cyberleague Are Go!
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson International cyber law, Net Neutrality and Title II reclassification, game changing Creative Commons projects and more! Guests: Duncan Hollis, Lauren Wilson Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Jan 16

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

    TWiL 288: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World
    Host: Denise Howell How publishers are dealing with Let's Play videos, video game emulators, colleges offering scholarships for gamers and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Patrick Sweeney and Mona Ibrahim Photo credit: MaggiCraft …
  • Jan 9

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear

    TWiL 287: Tinfoil Underwear
    Host: Denise Howell Digital rights and privacy, online business models, who will be the next Google? And more! Guests: Daniel Zolnikov and Andrew Keen Photo credit: JMR_Photography Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 1495

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
  • Jan 23

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case

    Court Outlines Requirements for Insider Trading Case
    By: Mark Tarallo In a decision dated December 10, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clarified its position on insider trading cases where the discloser of the information committed no crime.  In US v. Newman, the Court addressed…
  • Jan 23

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option

    Tax Alert – February 2, 2015 Deadline for Information Reporting with Respect to Exercised Incentive Stock Option
    Action May Be Required Corporations, both publicly and privately held, that transferred stock in 2014 pursuant to the exercise of incentive stock options (ISOs) are required to report each transfer to both the IRS and the exercising person.…
  • Jan 21

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli

    MBBP Welcomes Attorneys Brian Assessor and Callie Pioli
    MBBP is pleased to announce that Callie Pioli and Brian Assessor have joined the firm as associates. Brian is a Registered Patent Attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, patent searching, and related counseling. His practice focuses on…
Rank this Week: 4842

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Jan 23

    EXPANDED ACCESS TO ABA PERIODICALS ON HEINONLINE

    EXPANDED ACCESS TO ABA PERIODICALS ON HEINONLINE
    Our HeinOnline subscription now includes expanded coverage of ABA publications. GMUSL patrons have access to more than 100 periodicals including the most recent editions. Students may find several titles of general interest: Student Lawyer…
  • Jan 20

    ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH FOR SEMINAR PAPERS

    ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH FOR SEMINAR PAPERS
    “Wait. The information I need to research this topic isn’t on Westlaw or Lexis? Google isn’t helpful either.  #$@&%*!”  No need to despair. Instead, attend a short seminar at 5:00pm on Thursday, January…
  • Jan 15

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015
    In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 19. The Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. became a federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)) fifteen years after Martin Luther…
Rank this Week: 2723

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: 67

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
  • Jan 15

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview
    As you know, we’re particularly fanatical about delivering an unparalleled user experience.  We know that some of you spend thousands of hours working in Everlaw, and we want to make every second of that work as joyful as possible.…
Rank this Week: 2882

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
  • Jan 15

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview

    Everlaw Redesign: A Preview
    As you know, we’re particularly fanatical about delivering an unparalleled user experience.  We know that some of you spend thousands of hours working in Everlaw, and we want to make every second of that work as joyful as possible.…
Rank this Week: 2822