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High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Apr 14

    The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality

    The Paradox of ICT’s Impact on Growth and Inequality
    Thirty years ago a UN commission published the Maitland Report , proposing that by the early 21st century, every individual on the planet should “be within easy reach of a telephone” given the economic benefits. That was…
  • Mar 22

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation
    The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business…
  • Feb 27

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act
    The world’s economy is increasingly interconnected. Continued economic growth stems from companies being able to move data freely across borders without being caught between conflicting legal requirements.  Governments also…
Rank this Week: 2380

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Apr 14

    U.S. Patent No. 6,905,414: Banning verbal communication to and from a selected party in a game playing system

    U.S. Patent No. 6,905,414: Banning verbal communication to and from a selected party in a game playing system
    U.S. Patent No. 6,905,414: Banning verbal communication to and from a selected party in a game playing systemIssued June 14, 2005, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘414 patent should appeal to any online gamer. The invention allows voice…
  • Apr 10

    New Case: Acceleration Bay LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

    New Case: Acceleration Bay LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
    Acceleration Bay LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.U.S. District Court for the District of Delawareded-1-15-cv-00282Filed March 30, 2015Fresh off their complaint against Activision Blizzard, Acceleration Bay has filed a new complaint alleging that…
  • Apr 8

    New Case - SyncPoint Imaging, LLC v. Nintendo of America Inc.

    New Case - SyncPoint Imaging, LLC v. Nintendo of America Inc.
    SyncPoint Imaging, LLC v. Nintendo of America Inc.U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of TexasCase No. 2:15-cv-00247, Filed February 20, 2015A new complaint alleges that Nintendo’s Wii and Wii U game consoles infringe a patent…
Rank this Week: 2838

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3146

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Apr 14

    AT&T Pays $25 Million in FCC Settlement

    AT&T Pays $25 Million in FCC Settlement
    Laura McAleer In the largest ever data security enforcement action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T agreed to pay $25 million to resolve an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers in…
  • Apr 9

    Department of Education Issues New Guidance Documents Relating to Student Privacy

    Department of Education Issues New Guidance Documents Relating to Student Privacy
    Adam Waks The past few years have seen exponential growth in the use of technology in the classroom, with applications ranging from the increased availability and use of e-books to the displacement of physical classrooms through Massive Open…
  • Apr 1

    Australia’s New Mandatory Data Retention Law

    Australia’s New Mandatory Data Retention Law
    Courtney Bowman Last week, Australia became the latest country to pass a mandatory data retention law. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015, which amends Australia’s Telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 581

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
  • Apr 14

    Employment Tip of the Month

    Employment Tip of the Month
    Last month’s Tip of the Month reminded employers that communicating and maintaining an overtime policy can minimize liability for unauthorized overtime hours. This month, we focus on a second way employers can protect against wage…
  • Apr 13

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party

    Team Wine or Team Tequila? Upcoming TUGG 9th Annual Tech Charity Wine and Tequila Party
    On Thursday, April 16th, MBBP will be sponsoring the TUGG 9th Annual Wine and Tequila Party. Join 1,500+ of Boston tech’s entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and philanthropists as we raise $400K+ to…
  • Apr 9

    MBBP Clients Named 2015 MITX Awards Finalist

    MBBP Clients Named 2015 MITX Awards Finalist
    On Wednesday, April 8th, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange announced the finalists for the 2015 MITX Awards. The MITX Awards is the largest and most prestigious annual awards competition in the country for digital…
Rank this Week: 1448

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 13

    Virginia's Anti-SLAPP Statute

    Virginia's Anti-SLAPP Statute
    The First Amendment guarantees, among other freedoms, "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This right to petition is part of the First Amendment's free-speech protection, as it pertains to a…
  • Mar 16

    Make the Online Harassment Stop

    Make the Online Harassment Stop
    Libel and slander are considered "torts." The law of torts is designed to provide a remedy that will "make the plaintiff whole" to the fullest extent possible. Usually, we're talking about money: how much money would it take to fully…
  • Feb 2

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later
    The Internet is full of factual assertions that were true at the time they were first published, but no longer are. Can future events modify the factual and legal landscape in such a way as to create defamation liability where there…
Rank this Week: 4063

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 476

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Apr 13

    Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence

    Litigation Hold Triggers and the Duty to Preserve Evidence
    For a party to meet its obligation to produce relevant evidence during the discovery phase of litigation, they must first meet their obligation to preserve evidence. Often, one of the first steps taken to preserve evidence is issuing a…
  • Mar 31

    Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need

    Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need
        Are litigants obligated to produce metadata in discovery (information about electronic document file attributes such as type, date of creation, author and the like)? Not always. As explained in Younes v.…
  • Mar 25

    Percipient Launches Free Automated ESI Custodian Questionnaire

    Percipient Launches Free Automated ESI Custodian Questionnaire
      Percipient is excited to announce the launch of esiquestionnaire.com, an electronic ESI custodian questionnaire that permits attorneys and their clients to efficiently identify, preserve and collect electronically stored…
Rank this Week: 2757

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 1558

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Apr 13

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger
    If a copyright license does not specifically grant you an exclusive copyright right, you would not be able to sue infringers The post Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger appeared first on .
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 3123

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 13

    The Undeniable Tour – The Recap

    The Undeniable Tour – The Recap
    I’ve been home for a few days and I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect on the whirlwind trip that was The Undeniable Tour: 15 days, 2 airplane rides, 1932 miles of driving in the rental car (courtesy of my concierge sponsor…
  • Apr 7

    The Undeniable Tour Day 14 – Keep Moving Forward

    The Undeniable Tour Day 14 – Keep Moving Forward
    I couldn’t have asked for a better last day of The Undeniable Tour. It started with a walk by the water with Jay Thompson and then I saw some Seattle sites before hopping in the Maven Mobile (courtesy of my sponsor Web3Mavens) and drove…
  • Apr 6

    The Undeniable Tour Day 13 – Using Non-Traditional Tactics to Pay for Law School

    The Undeniable Tour Day 13 – Using Non-Traditional Tactics to Pay for Law School
    I had the pleasure of speaking at Lewis and Clark Law School today before jumping in the Maven Mobile (courtesy of my sponsor Web3Mavens) to Seattle to speak at the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association tomorrow. It’s hard to believe…
Rank this Week: 1892

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/
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
  • Mar 31

    Is law school debt an access to justice issue? Yes.

    Is law school debt an access to justice issue? Yes.
    Tonight at the University of Ottawa facuty of law a discussion of this topic is underway. Students, lawyers, LSUC bencher candidates and others are examining the question and discussing what should be done. Follow #LSbencher on Twitter to…
Rank this Week: 3552

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Apr 12

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast

    Drones Banned Above "Game of Thrones" Set in Belfast
    So reports Belfast Live:Crafty Game Of Thrones fans have been thwarted from getting any sneak behind-the-scenes peeks after a ban on drones above the set. Signs erected close to the filming studios in Titanic Quarter, East Belfast, warn…
  • Apr 9

    What is a Pond?

    What is a Pond?
    According to the Iowa Court of Appeals, a pond is "a body of water," and a contractor's building "a pond that does not hold water," amounted to nothing more than the construction of a dam.Via Kevin Underhill's Lowering The Bar, I learned…
  • Apr 8

    FAA Increasing Enforcement Efforts Targeting Commercial Drone Use

    FAA Increasing Enforcement Efforts Targeting Commercial Drone Use
    So reports Kathleen Kirby at Weily Rein's media law blog. From the blog:The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently stepped up enforcement efforts against Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operators engaged in unauthorized…
Rank this Week: 2571

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Apr 11

    AlphaTakes – Anti-Dilution Provision

    AlphaTakes – Anti-Dilution Provision
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses anti-dilution provisions in investor transactions involving an emerging company.  He outlines the different types of anti-dilution protection provisions that are typically negotiated and…
  • Mar 19

    Determining the Size of the Stock Option Pool

    Determining the Size of the Stock Option Pool
    In this AlphaTakes video, Meechie Pietruczak discusses calculating the number of shares in an emerging technology company’s option pool. Here are the key takeaways from this video: Emerging technology companies usually create stock…
  • Mar 19

    Determining the Size of Your Stock Option Pool

    Determining the Size of Your Stock Option Pool
    In this AlphaTakes video, Meechie Pietruczak discusses calculating the number of shares in an emerging technology company’s option pool. This process can be overlooked by entrepreneurs but it is important to know, particularly when…
Rank this Week: 4894

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Apr 10

    Adopting Legal Technology: A Human Problem?

    Adopting Legal Technology: A Human Problem?
    In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why legal technology projects fail, the human element of legal technology, and why Woldow and Richardson’s blog post should launch some important…
  • Mar 27

    Only the Shadow IT Know

    Only the Shadow IT Know
    In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell explain why shadow IT happens, discuss implications to the company’s IT and legal departments, and suggest steps employers can take to resolve the prevalence…
  • Mar 13

    A Few of Our Favorite (Tech) Accessorie

    A Few of Our Favorite (Tech) Accessorie
    Lawyers often focus on the core elements of hardware technology: computers, tablets, and smartphones. However, the best experiences with hardware are driven by and dependent on the way we accessorize and personalize them. Most people choose…
Rank this Week: 3145

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
  • Apr 10

    Garnishing Domain Name

    Garnishing Domain Name
    In the mid-1990s, domain names were seen primarily as addresses in cyberspace—much like telephone numbers or postal addresses to which they were analogized—rather than as assets of value in themselves. It quickly became apparent,…
  • Mar 7

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title

    Authors and Domain Names: Claiming Rights to Personal Names, Characters and Title
    Optimally, authors should own their personal names or pseudonyms, book titles and characters but when it comes to purchasing domain names corresponding to them they may discover that someone has beaten them to the registrar. There are no…
  • Mar 5

    Getting it Wrong: It Happens!

    Getting it Wrong: It Happens!
    Over the years the UDRP has attracted a good amount of criticism hewing to one of two poles, accusing panelists of either cognitive impairment or bias. There are panelists’ (it is said) “who substitute their personal views for the…
Rank this Week: 365

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Apr 10

    NAB 2015 Marks a Return to Form

    NAB 2015 Marks a Return to Form
    It sounds like the setup for a joke: a broadcaster, a broker, a banker, a broadcast lawyer, and a backer all walk into a bar. There is no punch line, however, as that will happen innumerable times over the next week, and that just means…
  • Mar 31

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Jessica Nyman March 2015 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.…
  • Mar 27

    FCC Reveals the Details of Its Preemption of Municipal Broadband Restriction

    FCC Reveals the Details of Its Preemption of Municipal Broadband Restriction
    By Scott R. Flick and David Burns As we posted earlier, the FCC voted at its February meeting to preempt state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina restricting municipalities from providing broadband service. The FCC has now released the…
Rank this Week: 1520

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 10

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
  • Apr 10

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW

    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW
    Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at The ABA TECHSHOW National Legal Technology Firm Expands Cyber Security Services tailored to the Legal Industry Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, a…
  • Apr 9

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide

    The Ultimate Legal IT Product Comparison Guide
    With so many advancements in the world of technology, lawyers have thousands of options for technology tools throughout their practice. The pace at which new products are being introduced – all promising to save you time and money…
Rank this Week: 1698

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Apr 10

    Privacy in a Data Collection Society

    Privacy in a Data Collection Society
    Jane and I are here with a great group of presenters and attendees at a conference at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Privacy in a Data Collection Society. I’m speaking this afternoon on the folly of information sharing as a…
  • Mar 29

    Against Jawboning

    Against Jawboning
    I’d be grateful for feedback on a new draft article, Against Jawboning, coming out in volume 100 of the Minnesota Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Despite the trend towards strong protection of speech in U.S. Internet regulation,…
  • Nov 21

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore

    The Antidote for “Anecdata”: A Little Science Can Separate Data Privacy Facts from Folklore
    Guest post by Daniel Barth-Jones For anyone who follows the increasingly critical topic of data privacy closely, it would have been impossible to miss the remarkable chain reaction that followed the New York TLC’s (Taxi and Limousine…
Rank this Week: 4483

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
  • Apr 10

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline
    HeinOnline recently rolled out an exciting new feature that I haven't seen blogged about much, it's ScholarRank system. Hein uses a combination of citations from articles and cases to rank the top 250 legal scholars. By counting cases as well…
  • Mar 13

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey
    This short survey is part of an ongoing effort to develop a law school curriculum that better serves the needs of students. If the best answer is not listed, please click on "Other" and enter a response.
  • Feb 16

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe
    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxes. I always do mine on October 15, the very last day before the automatic extension expires, but the Google Trends chart below for "turbotax" searches suggests most people…
Rank this Week: 2580

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: 1236

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Apr 9

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification
    These are slides from my presentation at DATA2J, a roundtable conference hosted by Prof. Elizabeth Chambliss, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the USC School of Law. In my presentation, I…
  • Apr 3

    Gamification for Access to Justice

    Gamification for Access to Justice
    Here is a working paper I wrote that looks at ways to increase online engagement between the public and legal professionals using gamification for the purpose of increasing access to justice. This is the last of the research and…
  • Mar 22

    Gamification in Law Firm

    Gamification in Law Firm
    Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching…
Rank this Week: 383

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 4061

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 9

    I think I’m a clone now

    I think I’m a clone now
    Dr. Tom Phillips worked on a CREATe project with me, as a research associate (Dr. Keith M. Johnston was the co-investigator).  Our project on Games and Transmedia dealt with a wide range of issue pertaining to law, business and…
  • Apr 1

    Ubiquitous chipped

    Ubiquitous chipped
    (Edit: updated with better formatting) I’m just returning from a fascinating two-day conference on ‘designing smart cities’ at the University of Strathclyde, chaired by Prof. Lilian Edwards (who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
Rank this Week: 680

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Searching social. At long last, tweets will appear in Google search results as soon as they’re sent, as the result of a deal that the two Internet giants recently struck. As part of its efforts to increase user growth and attract more…
  • Apr 7

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Bad ads. New research shows that 5% of the people visiting Google-related websites are using computers infected with programs that insert illegitimate ads onto web pages; as a result, these web surfers see ads that site operators…
  • Apr 3

    Big Data and Human Resources—Letting the Computer Decide?

    Big Data and Human Resources—Letting the Computer Decide?
    Employees are a company’s greatest asset, but if the company gets hiring decisions wrong, employees could also be the company’s greatest expense. Accordingly, recruiting the right people and retaining and promoting the best, while…
Rank this Week: 4086

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
  • Jan 28

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
Rank this Week: 513

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Apr 9

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden

    What is wrong with John Oliver’s interview with Edward Snowden
    This week, comedian John Oliver landed a huge journalistic exclusive when he travelled to Russia to interview none other than Edward Snowden. Here is the clip, but bizarrely it cannot be viewed in the UK at the time of writing, so fire up…
  • Apr 8

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)

    European Court decides about linking to infringing materials (or does it?)
    It has been often remarked in these pages that we seem to be going back in time when it comes to copyright case law. In particular, the fact that the Court of Justice of the European Union continues to decide cases about linking seems to me…
  • Apr 2

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall

    UK Court of Appeals confirms tort of privacy in Google v Vidal-Hall
    As we reported last year, an English court recognised the existence of a tort of privacy (more accurately, the tort of misuse of private information) in the case of Vidal-Hall v Google. The case involved a group of Google users who sued the…
Rank this Week: 137

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Apr 8

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use
    On 3rd March 2015, Korea passed the world’s first cloud-specific law, with the stated aim of driving the adoption of cloud computing in Korea. But what are the practical implications for cloud customers and cloud services providers…
  • Mar 23

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?
    Since its release in August 2014, ISO 27018 is becoming well established as the “go to” standard to help cloud customers to comply with their privacy obligations when using public cloud services.  Privacy regulators recognise…
  • Mar 19

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?
    Myanmar is currently largely a cash economy.  In this post we consider the types of mobile banking and payments solutions we predict will first gain traction in the Myanmar market: remittance services and banking the unbanked. Outside…
Rank this Week: 3751

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 8

    Comment réagir lorsque l’on découvre une faille de sécurité?

    Comment réagir lorsque l’on découvre une faille de sécurité?
    Il n’y a pas d’obligation de notifier une faille de sécurité en Suisse, mais il faut pourtant s’y préparer. En l’absence de procédure légale, c’est donc à…
  • Mar 23

    Publications: La surveillance électronique des employé

    Publications: La surveillance électronique des employé
    Dans l’ouvrage Internet au travail édité par Jean-Philippe Dunand et Pascal Mahon, j’ai abordé la question de «La surveillance électronique des employés». Cette contribution est…
  • Mar 10

    Le droit d’accès est aussi celui de recevoir une copie écrite

    Le droit d’accès est aussi celui de recevoir une copie écrite
    Dans le cadre du litige fiscal avec les Etats-Unis, le Tribunal fédéral a confirmé le droit des ex-employés d’obtenir une copie de documents les concernant que la banque a communiqués aux…
Rank this Week: 3703

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/
  • Apr 8

    C Is For….

    C Is For….
    When I started in law firm competitive intelligence (CI), there were few of us doing it and making any headway at the time.  Over time, lots of people have tried to do legal CI, Librarians, marketing folks, even seasoned CI professionals…
  • Apr 7

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!

    "…You Can Do Anything With An Amazing Research Librarian" — No Kidding!
    Image [cc] Ana C. It seems that Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. is not a fan of law reviews. Back in 2011, Roberts joked that he found law reviews irrelevant, and found no need to know why there was any influence on 18th century…
  • Mar 31

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"

    Amazon's New "Dash Button" and "Home Services"
    Some of the products you can order through Amazon's Dash Button Okay... I'm not sure if I'm amazed or a bit petrified of two of the new services that Amazon just launched this week. Probably a bit of both. First up, Amazon's Dash Button (only…
Rank this Week: 584

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/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 4956

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Apr 8

    The smartwatch era is here

    The smartwatch era is here
    If you are an Apple fan, April 24 2015 marks the beginning of the smartwatch era – the date the Apple Watch is available. (Preorders start Apr 10th.) Smartwatches have been around for a while, but given the Apple reality distortion…
  • Apr 1

    Is your logo favicon friendly?

    Is your logo favicon friendly?
    A favicon is the small image that you see beside a web address in a browser tab. Similar images are sometimes used with social media names. Slaw, for example, uses as a favicon “Sl” in a particular font, Harrison…
  • Mar 31

    Happy World Backup Day

    Happy World Backup Day
    Today is world backup day, a reminder of how important it is to back up our data – and to do it daily. (I have not been able to figure out the origins of this day – Wikipedia doesn’t even have an entry for it – but the…
Rank this Week: 993

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 7

    Why privilege matters in privacy advice

    Why privilege matters in privacy advice
    After a data breach, a company can easily find that the due diligence it exercised to avoid the breach in the first place can readily be turned against it. “Privacy impact assessments” and “threat risk assessments” are…
  • Mar 25

    Cyberbullying for family law practitioners (*not intended to be a how-to guide)

    Cyberbullying for family law practitioners (*not intended to be a how-to guide)
    I was invited to speak with the Canadian Bar Association's Nova Scotia Family Law Section on cyberbullying law for family law practitioners. I was very happy to do so, given that many instances of cyberbullying arise from failed relationships…
  • Mar 18

    In Bill C-51, you can be ORDERED to help CSIS violate the Charter

    In Bill C-51, you can be ORDERED to help CSIS violate the Charter
    Oh, there are so many things wrong with Bill C-51, the government's proposed Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015. But one aspect that I find particularly frightening has not received much attention. Under new amendments to the CSIS Act, you can be…
Rank this Week: 868

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Apr 7

    Obama Administration Recognizes Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure as a National Emergency

    Obama Administration Recognizes Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure as a National Emergency
    Many cybersecurity experts have warned that the United States is already engaged in covert cyber warfare against hostile actors around the world. The latest cybersecurity Executive Order reflects formal recognition that, regardless of whether…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy and Data Protection Team Partner Craig Hoffman Named as a “Rising Star” by Law360

    Privacy and Data Protection Team Partner Craig Hoffman Named as a “Rising Star” by Law360
    Congratulations to Craig Hoffman, a partner and member of our Privacy and Data Protection team, who has been selected by Law360 as a Rising Star in the area of Privacy. Law360 editors reviewed a record 1,200 submissions to determine the 145…
  • Apr 2

    Wyoming Broadens Data Breach Notification Law

    Wyoming Broadens Data Breach Notification Law
    Wyoming recently joined the list of states passing laws that broaden the scope of their data breach notification laws. On March 2, 2015, Wyoming signed into law two bills (S.F. 35 and S.F. 36) that expand the definition of personally…
Rank this Week: 836

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

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

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?
    On August 1, 2015, real estate closing procedures as we know them will change. That’s when new Closing Disbursement Forms courtesy of the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB will become mandatory for all real estate closings. These new…
  • Apr 7

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?

    Is Your Software TRID Compliant?
    On August 1, 2015, real estate closing procedures as we know them will change. That’s when new Closing Disbursement Forms courtesy of the Dodd-Frank Act and the CFPB will become mandatory for all real estate closings. These new…
  • Mar 31

    How Can I Ensure My Practice Is TILA-RESPA Compliant?

    How Can I Ensure My Practice Is TILA-RESPA Compliant?
    Everyone in the real estate industry is talking about the new closing regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. One of the leading concerns is TILA-RESPA compliance. Real estate practices will have a greater compliance burden…
Rank this Week: 1463

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction
    By Gwen Jaramillo and Shrutih V. Tewarie As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued…
  • Feb 23

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption
    We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any covered entity (CE) or…
  • Feb 19

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem
    Smart grids – electrical grids that allow two-way communication between utilities and consumers – represent an exciting frontier in the Internet of Things, with ramifications for energy efficiency, weather resiliency and…
Rank this Week: 1565

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    Rethinking Efficiency in Size and Vertical Integration

    Rethinking Efficiency in Size and Vertical Integration
           My Wharton education in economics has led me to assume that large firm can exploit greater economies of scale and scope.  Similarly vertically integrated firms—operating up and down an industry…
  • Mar 20

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality
               Over the last few weeks, several video streaming options have arrived.  See, e.g.,…
  • Mar 12

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order
            Soon after learning that the FCC would release it Open Internet Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main…
Rank this Week: 4516

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
Rank this Week: 3128

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Apr 2

    Startups and Patent

    Startups and Patent
    A recent study on R&D vitality, “Measuring Innovation“ by Michael Cooper et al, reports that only about 50% of companies with R&D operations file patents. Another recent study focusing on patent litigation, “The…
  • Apr 2

    Startups and Patent

    Startups and Patent
    A recent study on R&D vitality, “Measuring Innovation“ by Michael Cooper et al, reports that only about 50% of companies with R&D operations file patents. Another recent study focusing on patent litigation, “The…
  • Mar 31

    Can your social media contacts be a trade secret of your employer? Maybe.

    Can your social media contacts be a trade secret of your employer? Maybe.
    This is a relatively new legal subject, so there isn’t much law out there.  In December, 2011, a Pennsylvania federal court answered this question in the negative.  In the case of Eagle v. Morgan, Linda Eagle, the founder of a…
Rank this Week: 1968

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Apr 1

    2015 CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award

    2015 CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award
    On behalf of CS-SIS I am happy to announce that Meg Kribble is the 2015 recipient of the CS-SIS Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award. The Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made…
  • Mar 18

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning
    This month, I would like to reflect on the impact of rapid change and the logic behind strategic technology planning in the adoption of emerging technologies.In 1998, Martin Ringle and Daniel Updegrove asked the question “Is strategic…
  • Mar 10

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant
    Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service AwardThe Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The…
Rank this Week: 1141

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/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 53

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 1

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment

    DRI’s Submission to the Law Reform Comission on Cyberbullying and Harassment
    The Law Reform Commission is now working on the area of “cyber-crime affecting personal safety, privacy and reputation including cyber-bullying” – a wide ranging area including “revenge pornography”, hate crime…
  • Mar 31

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference

    Two Weeks until Digital Rights Europe, the DRI Conference
    DRI is delighted to be welcoming a world-class line-up of international and domestic experts to Digital Rights Europe 2015, our inaugural conference focused on the most critical European-wide issues around digital privacy,…
  • Mar 30

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU

    A Very Big Case: Schrems, Facebook, Safe Harbor and the CJEU
    What has become a very big case began as a row in Ireland. Max Schrems wasn’t convinced that when his data was transferred from the EU to the US by Facebook, it was being given adequate protection. Since Facebook’s European…
Rank this Week: 3270

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Mar 31

    Rural Lawyer: Not Quite Mad Yet

    Rural Lawyer: Not Quite Mad Yet
    March brings the first of spring’s gentle caresses to the little law office on the prairie and with them comes that mild madness that draws us out of our winter dens and onto the thawing landscape far earlier than prudence would…
  • Mar 27

    Insanity logic?

    Insanity logic?
    I have heard the saying that “Insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.” Many on the internet debate who originated that quote or whether one could legally argue the psychological insanity…
  • Mar 25

    Understanding the Internet Marketing vs. Internet Presence Difference

    Understanding the Internet Marketing vs. Internet Presence Difference
    In celebration of March Madness, this article addresses a different type of bracket challenge – the importance of beating competitors for top rankings on Google for key search terms.  It also addresses a common (and related)…
Rank this Week: 3580

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers the shenanigans of some geeks stuck in law school.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Mar 30

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely—One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely—One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack
    As a PhD student one of my everyday tasks was to read and summarize social and cognitive psychology literature in preparation for my classes. Since I had already practiced as an attorney at the time, I was constantly noting research with…
  • Sep 10

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!
    It was always my intention to include links to the cases referenced on Haiku Decisis, and finally that day is today. We introduced a feature at Fastcase about two months ago allowing any Fastcase subscriber to generate a public link to any…
  • Aug 19

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS
    Announcing Haiku Decisis. A few weeks ago, for reasons I still don’t completely understand, I began to wonder how often the Supreme Court inadvertently creates a haiku in its opinions. These are the kinds of conversations we tend to…
Rank this Week: 1100

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Mar 30

    Two Irish data retention challenges pose questions for three Ministers for Justice

    Two Irish data retention challenges pose questions for three Ministers for Justice
    Two cases have now been brought in Ireland seeking to take advantage of the Digital Rights Ireland decision from the European Court of Justice in order to exclude evidence in criminal trials. First, a case stated in the prosecution of a…
  • Mar 24

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court
    The Indian Supreme Court today gave a landmark decision on the Information Technology Act 2000. Most media coverage has focused on the fact that the court struck down section 66A - the offensive messages provision - finding that it was…
  • Jan 22

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court
    Just before Christmas a murder trial collapsed when the prosecution failed to lay the correct evidential basis for admitting mobile phone records against the accused. There's no written judgment but according to media reports:The State…
Rank this Week: 1652