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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 23

    New on LLRX – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016

    New on LLRX – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016
    Via LLRX.com – Journalism Resources on the Internet 2016 – Marcus Zillman’s new comprehensive guide is focused on journalism resources and sites of ongoing value in your process to refine topical and subject matter research…
  • May 23

    New on LLRX – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence

    New on LLRX – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence
    Via LLRX.com – Digital Smarts Everywhere: The Emergence of Ambient Intelligence – Alan Rothman’s article is based on a TechCrunch.com posting, The Next Stop on the Road to Revolution is Ambient Intelligence. Rothman offers…
  • May 23

    New on LLRX – New Economy Resources 2016

    New on LLRX – New Economy Resources 2016
    Via LLRX.com – New Economy Resources 2016 – This guide by Marcus Zillman aggregates significant actionable sources for researchers focused on the “new economy,” including current and historical government data,…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • May 23

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front

    Major Changes in the Works on the Business Data Services (a/k/a Special Access Services) Front
    Investigation of BDS tariff provisions, further data analysis lead to new standards and a proposed new regulatory regime The market for special access service – also known by some (including the FCC) as “business data…
  • May 21

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …

    And the NSMA Fellow Award Goes To …
    FHH lawyer and CommLawBlog contributor Mitchell Lazarus recognized The National Spectrum Management Association (NSMA) is an organization of “like minded individuals who take spectrum and regulatory issues very seriously.” Many of…
  • May 21

    Update: Access Instructions for First-Time OPIF User

    Update: Access Instructions for First-Time OPIF User
    We recently reported on the FCC’s announcement of the availability – for introductory test purposes – of the soon-to-be-mandatory Online Public Inspection File (OPIF) system that it has developed. The new test site, launched…
Rank this Week: 560

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
  • May 23

    Chilean Bid to Help Authors Will Chill Audiovisual Content Online

    Chilean Bid to Help Authors Will Chill Audiovisual Content Online
    Authors around the world are realizing the benefits of sharing their work in new ways, finding new audiences by refusing to articipate in traditional methods of distribution and licensing.  But a new proposal in Chile could undermine…
  • May 20

    Pakistan's Senate Gets Smart About Terrible Cyber-Crime Bill

    Pakistan's Senate Gets Smart About Terrible Cyber-Crime Bill
    Over the last few months, Pakistan's Internet community has been fighting to stop the passage of one of the world's worst cyber-crime proposals: the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB). Thanks in part to the hundreds of messages sent…
  • May 20

    EFF at Copyright Office Roundtables Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco

    EFF at Copyright Office Roundtables Tuesday and Wednesday in San Francisco
    User Advocates, Tech Companies, and Studios Debate Impact of Copyright Law on the ‘Internet of Things’San Francisco—On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24-25, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Kit Walsh and…
Rank this Week: 389

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 844

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico:  Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Matos Flores, 2016 WL 1030074(2016).  The judge…
  • May 18

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
  • May 16

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”
    This post examines an opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  State v. Dunbar, 2016 WL 1566996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant, Lonnie Dunbar, appeals from his judgment of…
Rank this Week: 205

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    Illinois Enacts Sweeping Changes to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act

    Illinois Enacts Sweeping Changes to the Illinois Personal Information Protection Act
    On May 6, 2016, Illinois joined a growing number of states that have strengthened their data breach notification requirements and expanded the definition of protected personal information. Effective January 1, 2017, HB1260 amends the Illinois…
  • May 20

    TeslaCrypt Ransomware Developers Retire, Release Master Decryption Key

    TeslaCrypt Ransomware Developers Retire, Release Master Decryption Key
    Ransomware is a particularly nefarious type of malware that hijacks computers and forces victims to pay a ransom in order to access their files. One of the reasons it is so successful is because ransomware developers use strong encryption…
  • May 19

    What Companies Need to Know About Cyber Threat Information Sharing Under CISA

    What Companies Need to Know About Cyber Threat Information Sharing Under CISA
    Cyber threat information sharing has the potential to provide numerous benefits for organizations (both public and private) faced with cyberattacks, which are increasing in frequency and sophistication. Cyber threat information sharing can…
Rank this Week: 2909

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
  • May 20

    Taplin's False Choice Between Music and Technology

    Taplin's False Choice Between Music and Technology
    Jonathan Taplin’s op-ed (Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t) in the May 20 edition of The New York Times perpetuates a powerful dichotomy that has come to dominate debates surrounding copyright reform, specifically with…
  • May 20

    Taplin's False Choice Between Loving Music and Loving Technology

    Taplin's False Choice Between Loving Music and Loving Technology
    Jonathan Taplin’s op-ed (Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t) in the May 20 edition of The New York Times perpetuates a powerful dichotomy that has come to dominate debates surrounding copyright reform, specifically with…
Rank this Week: 514

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3702

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 23

    SOSPENDO: Because We Aren't Lazy Enough Already

    SOSPENDO: Because We Aren't Lazy Enough Already
    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.
  • May 23

    What's In Your Library?

    What's In Your Library?
    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.
  • May 23

    Science Journal - Turn Your SmartPhone Into A Scientific Tool

    Science Journal - Turn Your SmartPhone Into A Scientific Tool
    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: 2469

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/
  • May 23

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe
      By Mackenzie Olson Snapchat is an app that allows users to send one another “snaps”, which are pictures that disappear after a few seconds.  Users can also add a “filter” to their pictures to alter or…
  • May 20

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China
    By Kiran Jassal By now, many are aware that Facebook has taken a rather active stance when it comes to protecting its trademark. Examples include bringing infringement claims against Designbook, Lamebook, and Teachbook.  Not…
  • May 18

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court
      By Julie Liu Facebook’s facial recognition technology has evolved to a point where it is as disturbing to many users as it is helpful. Earlier this month, the District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion…
Rank this Week: 693

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 23

    With Features Upgrade Out Today, CosmoLex Targets Larger Law Firm

    With Features Upgrade Out Today, CosmoLex Targets Larger Law Firm
    A firm can choose to enable UTBMS code sets and set which codes to allow or restrict. The cloud practice management platform CosmoLex today rolled out a set of upgrades designed to extend its suitability to larger law firms. The upgrades…
  • May 23

    Exclusive: Web-Capture Site Page Vault Closes $1.75M Funding Round

    Exclusive: Web-Capture Site Page Vault Closes $1.75M Funding Round
    Capturing and preserving web and social media pages as evidence is an increasingly common need for legal professionals. But doing it in a way that is forensically defensible and that preserves the chain of custody is a challenge. Enter…
  • May 20

    At CodeX FutureLaw, Another List Debuts of Legal Tech Companie

    At CodeX FutureLaw, Another List Debuts of Legal Tech Companie
    As regular readers know by now, I recently started building a list of legal startups, in an attempt to develop a more-accurate list of these startups than was then available. Today, another such effort — and a much more sophisticated…
Rank this Week: 960

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 326

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/
  • May 23

    Drone Debate

    Drone Debate
    In a Wall Street Journal debate today I argue that drones should not be allowed to overfly private property without the inhabitant’s consent due to the privacy risks, the consequent erosion of the 4th Amendment, and other dangers. This…
  • May 16

    Grey Lady No More

    Grey Lady No More
    “In the end, it will be a race between a tough, smart lady and someone who is obviously a yuge, um, Antonin Scalia School of Law.” — Krugman in his NYT blog. Leave aside the question of whether Krugman should ……
  • May 15

    Is the GlocalMe G2 Is Any Good? Who Know

    Is the GlocalMe G2 Is Any Good? Who Know
    (tl/dr: It takes a lot of effort to tell online if a new product, the GlocalMe G2, is for real, and even then you can’t tell for sure.) I’m planning an extended trip to Europe this summer, in which I’ll … Continue…
Rank this Week: 11

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
  • May 23

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right
    When I’m not grading exams, I’m working on the new book about the Bill of Rights.  (On Chapter 4 at the moment.)  One issue that I’m still working through is when the issue of whether the Bill of Rights was the…
  • May 19

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th
    “The government [recently] dropped a bid to force Apple to bypass a convicted Brooklyn drug dealer’s pass code so it could read data on his phone.” — Government Technology, April 27, 2016 Headline: “Department of…
  • May 18

    Copyright on a Useful Article

    Copyright on a Useful Article
    I want to discuss a major copyright case that the Court added to its docket for the Fall.  The question presented in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. is “What is the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a…
Rank this Week: 150

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • May 23

    Legal risk moved to 4th biggest cloud security concern!

    Legal risk moved to 4th biggest cloud security concern!
    A recent survey of 2,200 Information Security Community professionals indicated that concerns “about legal and regulatory compliance have seen the biggest gain, moving from the number 7 spot (24%) to number 4 (39%)” and that 49%…
  • May 19

    13 critical questions about Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ask your cloud provider

    13 critical questions about Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to ask your cloud provider
    All cloud customers should ask their cloud providers critical questions about the SLAs which describe the performance standards they think they are signing up for.  However customers may want to reconsider which cloud provider they…
  • May 16

    IT administrator with ‘keys to the kingdom’ indicted for hacking former employer

    IT administrator with ‘keys to the kingdom’ indicted for hacking former employer
    With a possible sentence of 20 years in prison for hacking for a trial set for June 28, 2016 the US Attorney commented about the indictment that “IT administrators often hold the ‘keys to the kingdom’ for…
Rank this Week: 1084

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
  • May 23

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine

    Strategic Use of Screenshots from the Wayback Machine
    Internet Archive contains a vast library of screenshots of websites that its Wayback Machine captures sporadically over the course of domain names’ histories. While it doesn’t compile daily images it opens a sufficient window to…
  • May 18

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark

    Earlier Registered Domain Names, Later Acquired Trademark
    The Rise of Cyber-Entrepreneurs Trademarks have a long history; domain names are of recent origin. Trademarks were “invented” to “identify and distinguish [one person’s] goods . . . from those manufactured or sold by…
  • May 16

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration

    Proving Common Law Rights Predating Domain Name Registration
    The trademark rights required for standing under paragraph 4(a)(i) of the UDRP refer to both registered and unregistered rights. Complainants with registered trademarks satisfy the requirement by submitting their certificates of registration.…
Rank this Week: 112

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4606

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • May 22

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!

    Hearsay Culture now available in the Tunein app!
    I’ve been reticent to add Hearsay Culture to ad-based content providers (because they place advertisements in and around the show). Nonetheless, in the interest of reaching the widest possible audience under current budget circumstances…
  • May 21

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted

    Show # 252 — Ben Peters on the history of the failed Soviet Internet — posted
    Get ready for one of my common (but not yet patented — too abstract?) barrages of new shows over the next few days. That’s what weekends are for — catching up on Hearsay Culture postings! So,to quote XTC —…
  • Apr 10

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted

    Show # 251 — Dave King, of The Bad Plus and Rational Funk — posted
    I’m posting this show on a Sunday night, with The Jazztet’s Another Git Together (Mercury SR-60737, 1962), playing on my turntable. This is an appropriate background — although, as my guest points out in this interview,…
Rank this Week: 1706

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • May 22

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 2)

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 2)
    Continuing with my two-year-old son, Pickle. As I laid out last post, Pickle is a cyborg. A Type 1 diabetic, his life literally depends on computers that are attached to his body. Because of him, I find myself contemplating the fact that…
  • May 16

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 1)

    Real Lawyers v. Cyborgs (Part 1)
    My two-year old just got his first iPhone. Now, Pickle (yes, Pickle!) is never without it. The iPhone goes everywhere with him the way other kids might drag along a stuffed bear. We are even thinking about getting Pickle a haute couture fanny…
  • May 12

    If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu

    If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu
    If you've ever been on a committee, or on any type of board, you know that if you miss a meeting, there is a good chance you will be assigned to lead a project that no one else wanted. It's something that we all dread, but come to expect when…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • May 22

    USPTO to Examiners after Enfish: Claim Can Be Patent Eligible Without Physical Element

    USPTO to Examiners after Enfish: Claim Can Be Patent Eligible Without Physical Element
    Patent applicants who have been frustrated by patent examiners who reject claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 alleging that “software per se” is not patent-eligible will be heartened by the USPTO’s May 19, 2016, memorandum…
  • May 18

    Administering Digital Images Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Administering Digital Images Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    The Federal Circuit has affirmed the invalidity under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of patent claims drawn to “recording and administering digital images.”  TLI Communications LLC v. AV Automotive LLC, Nos. 2015-1372[, etc.] (Fed.…
  • May 17

    Clinical Research Methods Not Patent-Eligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Clinical Research Methods Not Patent-Eligible Under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Five patents claiming methods of performing and managing clinical research were held patent-ineligible under the Alice/Mayo abstract idea test in eResearchTechnology, Inc. v. CRF, Inc., No. 15-918 (W.D. Pa. May 10, 2016).  After finding…
Rank this Week: 3640

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: 3610

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
  • May 22

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-05-21
    Forget about bringing the ‘right to be forgotten’ to Canada https://t.co/CjWSHH84GQ – I beg to disagree -> Google Engineer Admits Scrubbing Java References in Android https://t.co/phAdo8U5qu -> Clinical Trials and…
  • May 21

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-20
    Link to decision of UKSC affirming interim privacy injunction in PJS case https://t.co/353BdBzw7Q -> Competition Bureau to examine whether fintech sector should be regulated https://t.co/J8oLZJbQ24 -> Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc.: Who…
  • May 20

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-19
    Oracle vs. Google: Round 2 https://t.co/9eqoXdyM7S -> Economist: There Was No 'Fair Use' of Java APIs in Android https://t.co/UUJ6jRm25g -> Warren Buffett’s love for IBM is lost on me https://t.co/NZS10ZqnHH -> Music download…
Rank this Week: 483

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 558

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 20

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review

    Canada’s Copyright Lobby Revolving Door Raises Fairness Concerns Ahead of 2017 Review
    The revolving door between government and lobby groups has long been a source of concern in the United States, where lead government IP officials have regularly jumped to lobby groups representing music, movies, and software interests and…
  • May 20

    The Trouble With the TPP: Cost to the Canadian Economy Garnering Increasing Attention

    The Trouble With the TPP: Cost to the Canadian Economy Garnering Increasing Attention
    Earlier this month, I appeared before the Standing Committee on International Trade alongside Jim Balsillie to discuss the TPP. My opening statement can be found here and a full transcript of the session here. A second panel of Barry Sookman…
  • May 18

    House of Commons Fast Tracks Copyright Bill To Implement Marrakesh Treaty

    House of Commons Fast Tracks Copyright Bill To Implement Marrakesh Treaty
    Bill C-11, the copyright bill that will allow Canada to accede to an international copyright treaty that will improve access for the blind and visually impaired, was fast tracked on Tuesday with unanimous approval to consider the bill read,…
Rank this Week: 634

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/
  • May 20

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency

    $4 Million in Big Ideas Approved by California Stem Cell Agency
    The $3 billion California stem cell agency this week welcomed the first members of its "Great Ideas" club and gave them a total of  nearly $4 million to pursue the scientific gleams in their eyes.Nineteen researchers received awards at a…
  • May 18

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype

    A "Chicken in Every Pot" -- Stem Cells and the Latest Warnings About Hype
    Let's face it, folks, without some hype, California's $3 billion stem cell research effort would not exist. That's because it is a creature of a popular vote in 2004, and the Golden State's voters needed to be persuaded to pony up their…
  • May 15

    Big Pharma's $100 Million Spending Plan for the Golden State

    Big Pharma's $100 Million Spending Plan for the Golden State
    Big Pharma is going to be spending $100 million in California this year for a special effort, but none of the cash will be going for stem cells or, for that matter, any research purpose whatsoever.The target of the spending is a ballot…
Rank this Week: 1433

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/
  • May 20

    The CFPB’s Take on Arbitration Provisions Is Not a Friendly One

    The CFPB’s Take on Arbitration Provisions Is Not a Friendly One
    It’s no secret that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) views arbitration agreements in contracts between financial services providers and consumers rather unfavorably. This antipathy has been maintained even after a 2011…
  • May 17

    Say Yes to the Redress: A Potential Shift in Copyright Law May Arm the Fashion Police

    Say Yes to the Redress: A Potential Shift in Copyright Law May Arm the Fashion Police
    Until recently, social media has been one of the only recourses for fashion designers and labels that have had their designs knocked off. Take the Acquazurra “Wild Thing” sandal, for example. Acquazzura is a high-end shoe brand…
  • May 12

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 5/12/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 5/12/16
    AI teaching assistants and the NBA’s interest in VR aside, this week’s roundup has plenty of darker-themed stories, including torture-proof passwords, live-streamed suicide and death while AR gaming. An Irish man dies while…
Rank this Week: 733

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • May 20

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word

    How to Change the Default Settings in Microsoft Word
    Think about the first time you opened Word after a version upgrade. You probably didn’t like the default font or the spacing, but you just changed it and got on with the business of work. Then you opened it up again, and made the same…
  • May 16

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne

    SEC, FBI Continue to Sound Alarm for Security Preparedne
    A recent article on the modaq.com website makes a clear point on the government’s determination to not only encourage cybersecurity but also penalize those who do not chose to ignore it. Both the SEC and the FBI are sounding the warning…
  • May 6

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game Plan (Part 3)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game Plan (Part 3)
    In part 1 and part 2 of our series on building a better law firm cybersecurity plan, we established a few fundamental principles for any sound security plan: understand what information you’re securing, where it resides, how it can be…
Rank this Week: 2905

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • May 20

    Patent Arcade Seeks Summer Intern

    Patent Arcade Seeks Summer Intern
    Hey law students, it's that time of year again.  The Patent Arcade is seeking a summer intern to assist with news, research, and drafting content for the blog.  A keen interest in video games is a must.  The incumbent will…
  • May 17

    U.S. Patent No. 8,585,476: Location-based games and augmented reality system

    U.S. Patent No. 8,585,476: Location-based games and augmented reality system
    U.S. Patent No. 8,585,476: Location-based games and augmented reality systemsIssued Nov. 19, 2013Summary:The ‘476 patent deals with virtual realities and augmented realities that rely on real world data to create the virtual world. The…
  • May 12

    Obama Signs Law Allowing Trade Secret Owners to Sue in Federal Court

    Obama Signs Law Allowing Trade Secret Owners to Sue in Federal Court
    OBAMA SIGNS LAW ALLOWING TRADE SECRET OWNERS TO SUE IN FEDERAL COURTBy Bradley J. Van Pelt and Shambhavi PatelYesterday, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), enacting a federal trade secrets law. Much of…
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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
  • May 20

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith

    TWiL 346: Red Flagged as Sith
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes USPTO, The Slants, Redskins, and trademarking offensive names, revenge porn creep Kevin Bollaert's appeal, Redigi, digital files and the First Sale doctrine, the 'Defend Trade Secrets…
  • May 13

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter

    TWiL 345: Fax It To Twitter
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane Guest: Alexander Davie, Erik J. Heels Title III Equity Crowdfunding, Avengers' law and policy, Twitter's trademark policy, Uniform Username Dispute Resolution Policy (UUDRP), data driven startups, why you…
  • May 6

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA

    TWiL 344: TlhIngan Konami Ngoq DMCA
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Emory Roane, J. Michael Keyes Guest: Marc J. Randazza Paramount v. Axanar and a legal brief written in Klingon, Political Campaigns and music licensing, Lenz v. Universal and discouraging abuse of the DMCA takedown…
Rank this Week: 473

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
  • May 10

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?
    What sets Everlaw’s litigation platform apart is user experience. Many people think this just refers to software design, like the styling of buttons or location of navigation. And it is that, but that’s not all it is. At Everlaw,…
Rank this Week: 1988

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
  • May 10

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?

    How Is Everlaw’s Pricing Different?
    What sets Everlaw’s litigation platform apart is user experience. Many people think this just refers to software design, like the styling of buttons or location of navigation. And it is that, but that’s not all it is. At Everlaw,…
Rank this Week: 2167

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
Rank this Week: 603

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 19

    In the new

    In the new
    If you really enjoy using an iPad, does that mean that you should buy two of them? On his Mobile Barbarian website, Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Kent explains why he owns and uses two iPad Pros — both the 9.7"...
  • May 18

    Review: TrialPad -- present evidence from your iPad

    Review: TrialPad -- present evidence from your iPad
    TrialPad is one of the most powerful and sophisticated apps that a lawyer can use on an iOS device. The app gives you the ability to present evidence to a jury, judge, or other audience, something that otherwise requires expensive...
  • May 16

    Create a PDF of an email on an iPhone 6

    Create a PDF of an email on an iPhone 6
    Emails sent and received by an attorney are not just a form of communication. Sometimes, they are themselves evidence. Thus, attorneys often have a need to turn an email into a document, typically a PDF document. I am frequently asked...
Rank this Week: 3950

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 19

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    google open sources parsing engine named parsey mcparseface. well done google, well done indeed. https://t.co/Hf5vBlTUgR h/t @privacylawyer 2016-05-14 students develop breathalyzer for lung cancer. instant and 10x more accurate than CT scans.…
  • May 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    lyft & gm plan to test self-driving taxis within a year. https://t.co/6nygP4sjcA 2016-05-09 google cuts off virus data to companies who don't contribute. tragedy of the commons, illustrated. https://t.co/MyCslV7xQX 2016-05-10 us law firm…
Rank this Week: 3163

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/
  • May 19

    Pharmaceutical Company to Plead Guilty and Settle Drug Marketing Charge

    Pharmaceutical Company to Plead Guilty and Settle Drug Marketing Charge
    Recently, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals announced that it will enter into several settlements and plead guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with alleged violations of HIPAA, drug marketing regulations and securities laws. The criminal…
  • May 18

    EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive

    EU Council Adopts the Network and Information Security Directive
    On May 17, 2016, the European Council adopted its position at first reading on the Network and Information Security Directive. The NIS Directive was proposed by the European Commission on February 7, 2013, as part of its cybersecurity…
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Finds Consumers Must Prove Injury in Class Action

    Supreme Court Finds Consumers Must Prove Injury in Class Action
    On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Spokeo Inc. v. Thomas Robins, holding that the Ninth Circuit’s ruling applied an incomplete analysis when it failed to consider both aspects of the injury-in-fact…
Rank this Week: 345

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1955

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3296

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3028

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 19

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin

    Maritime Resources at Jenkin
    National Maritime Day is Sunday, May 22. Celebrate by exploring the maritime and admiralty materials available through Jenkins! Jenkins' collection includes print access to American Maritime Cases (1923 - present), which includes both federal…
  • May 12

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection

    New Materials Added to HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection
    HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection was recently expanded by over 600 new titles, including 118 Committee Prints and 508 Congressional Hearings. This brings the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection to a total of 60,317…
  • May 5

    Special interest titles available on General OneFile

    Special interest titles available on General OneFile
    Have an interest in finding information on a specific, but not necessarily law related topic or issue? Are you a member of Jenkins Law Library? General OneFile would be a good place to start. The database boasts more than 8,000 full text…
Rank this Week: 417

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 19

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?
      Metadata. Is there a more misunderstood e-discovery concept by attorneys and courts alike? Here’s the thing—metadata is not evil. In fact, it can make a lawyer’s life easier. Metadata is not dangerous and it is…
  • May 4

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?
        As detailed in prior posts (here and here), last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize discovery proportionality. Under revisions to Rule 26, the scope of permissible discovery in litigation…
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • May 19

    No more “Stoererhaftung”?

    No more “Stoererhaftung”?
    What was for a long time associated with high liability risks and warning letters from lawyers, will now be made easier by the German government: Free wifi-hotspots.  The German government has decided to modify the so called…
  • May 12

    Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany: Dynamic IP addresses = Personal Data? And Is German Data Protection Law too Restrictive?

    Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany: Dynamic IP addresses = Personal Data? And Is German Data Protection Law too Restrictive?
    Today, Attorney General Campos Sánchez-Bordona has delivered his Opinion in the Patrick Breyer v Federal Republic of Germany case before the ECJ (C-582/14; you can find the Opinion here in just about any language except English)). We…
  • May 11

    Add-on Modules: “Derivative Work” despite Separate Distribution

    Add-on Modules: “Derivative Work” despite Separate Distribution
    If your add-on modules are dynamically loaded into GPL-licensed software at runtime, you’ll have to license your modules under the GPL’s terms, when you distribute them along with the GPL-licensed software. While this is a…
Rank this Week: 628

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3638

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 4138

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • May 19

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression

    Copyright Protection – Ideas vs Expression
    A common mistake among professional creatives and amateur is understanding the scope of copyright protection, In the U.S., when you have a copyright, you have protection for your original expression, not the ideas contained within your work.…
  • May 16

    Planning for the Digital Afterlife

    Planning for the Digital Afterlife
    Your accounts on websites and social media platforms, website domains, and all the content you post are your property, and therefore part of your estate.  When you pass away, your estate plan determines who will inherit your possession,…
  • May 5

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission

    Stolen Images: How to Respond if Someone Uses your Photo Without Permission
    What should you do if you discover that someone is using a photo you took without your permission? As the person who took the photo, you are likely the copyright owner, which gives you the right to control where and how your work is copied,…
Rank this Week: 28

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • May 18

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
  • Apr 5

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?
    As is often the case with new technologies, the concept of storing legal data in the cloud battled its share of skeptics before it gained wide acceptance from vendors and law firms alike. Let’s face it, the imagery it conjures up…
  • Mar 18

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery
    Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring a unique CLE credit opportunity next week for Chicago attorneys, produced by global nonprofit Human Rights Watch. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, we’ll be sponsoring “U.S. Immigration…
Rank this Week: 2555