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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Jul 24

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie

    Design Ethics for Gender-Based Violence and Safety Technologie
    Authored (and organized) by Kate Sim and Ben Zevenbergen. Digital technologies are increasingly proposed as innovative solution to the problems and threats faced by vulnerable groups such as children, women, and LGBTQ people. However, there…
  • Jul 20

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection

    LinkedIn reveals your personal email to your connection
    [Huge thanks to Dillon Reisman, Arvind Narayanan, and Joanna Huey for providing great feedback on early drafts.] LinkedIn makes the primary email address associated with an account visible to all direct connections, as well as…
  • Jul 7

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability

    On Encryption, Archiving, and Accountability
    “As Elites Switch to Texting, Watchdogs Fear Loss of Accountability“, says a headline in today’s New York Times. The story describes a rising concern among rule enforcers and compliance officers: Secure messaging apps like…
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Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 23

    In Cases of Internet Defamation, Where Can You Sue?

    In Cases of Internet Defamation, Where Can You Sue?
    Suppose you live in Virginia and have been defamed on Facebook or Twitter by someone who lives in another state on the other side of the country. Can you file a lawsuit in Virginia, or do you have to sue in the state of the defendant’s…
  • Jun 3

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now

    The Substantial Truth Doctrine Saves Katie Couric–For Now
    If a statement claimed to be defamatory is substantially true (even if partially inaccurate), Virginia courts will generally not allow offended parties to bring defamation actions based on the minor inaccuracies. If the damaging aspect of the…
  • May 25

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?

    Can Small Business Owners Sue When Their Companies Are Defamed?
    As a small-business owner, can you sue for defamation personally if someone makes a false and damaging statement about your business? The answer will depend to a large degree on the size of your company and the extent to which the public…
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TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1416

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 1863

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    SCOTUS Scores One For Free Speech and Redskins Team Rejoices!

    SCOTUS Scores One For Free Speech and Redskins Team Rejoices!
    The Washington Redskins NFL team has been fighting for years to maintain its registered trademarks containing the term REDSKINS. Its on and off again fight has been hotly debated in public, press and the courts. Finally, the United…
  • Jul 14

    Don’t Mess with Texa

    Don’t Mess with Texa
    The Eastern District of Texas is a large rural Federal judicial district.  The biggest city is about the size of Allentown, Pennsylvania.  Not what you would expect of a hotbed of patent litigation.  Nonetheless, the Eastern…
  • Jul 7

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership

    Ask Dr. Copyright — Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Ownership
    Dear Doc: I know that there’s a court case over whether a monkey that took a selfie can own the copyright in the photo (or whether there even is a copyright on it.) I just read that computers are learning how to write…
Rank this Week: 938

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 13

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    france to ban gas vehicles by 2040. https://t.co/BiJQCF3TkM 2017-07-07 msft to launch broadband internet for rural areas using tv white space. interesting concept. https://t.co/QAonEOqubF 2017-07-12 researchers "teleport" photon 1400 km into…
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Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Jul 20

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez

    New Employment Law Podcast Episode – W/ Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez
    A big, special new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released today! This is part 1 of a 2 part sit-down interview with former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, who offers terrific insight on issues…
  • Jun 20

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!

    “Employment Law Now” Podcast – Episode 10 Released!
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released! In today’s episode, I address independent contractor misclassification, performance reviews affecting age discrimination claims, and a novel case on…
  • Jun 2

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

    New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released
    A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released (today’s the 9th episode). In today’s episode, I address significant trends concerning hiring discrimination claims and predictive scheduling, and…
Rank this Week: 3929

LegalBytes

LegalBytes

Provides insights at the intersection of digital and mobile technology, innovation and the law. By Rimon Law.

http://legalbytes.com
  • Jul 20

    Retaining Jurisdiction Requires More than Just Word

    Retaining Jurisdiction Requires More than Just Word
    By Douglas Schneller, Partner, Rimon Law Bankruptcy plans and contracts approved by bankruptcy courts routinely include “retention of jurisdiction” provisions, but a case decided last month, Gupta v. Quincy Med. Ctr.…
  • Jul 19

    Legal Entity Identifiers Require More Invasive Information

    Legal Entity Identifiers Require More Invasive Information
    – Robin Powers, Partner &  James Ballard, Paralegal The Global Market Entity Identifier Utility issues Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) which are unique 20-digit alpha-numeric identification codes, based on standards developed by…
  • Jun 13

    Marketing Hedge Funds – Why “Fiduciary” Matter

    Marketing Hedge Funds – Why “Fiduciary” Matter
    –  by  Thomas M. White The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently adopted a rule expanding the definition of who may be a fiduciary under ERISA.  Significant because ERISA-covered plans control enormous pools of…
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Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
  • Jul 17

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Miami University student seeking to prevent the school from enforcing a two year suspension imposed in a campus sexual assault case. This case is one of many cases arising…
  • Jun 20

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar
    Engel and Martin partner Joshua Engel will be speaking at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Columbus. Engel will be part of a panel titled, “Perspectives on Employees…
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The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
Rank this Week: 630

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Cheatsheet (Infographic)

    Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Cheatsheet (Infographic)
    In what might be a harbinger for other federal courts, The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program (MIDP) is being tested by some federal judges in the Northern District of Illinois and the Arizona District Court. The United States Judicial…
  • Jul 10

    Attorney-Client Privilege Covers Discovery From In-House Litigation Support Staff

    Attorney-Client Privilege Covers Discovery From In-House Litigation Support Staff
    Communications between lawyers and outside litigation consultants, such as e-discovery vendors, are largely protected by the attorney work product doctrine and the attorney-client privilege. Similarly, knowledge possessed by in-house…
  • May 30

    Civil Discovery in Federal Court– Hello Rocket Docket?

    Civil Discovery in Federal Court– Hello Rocket Docket?
    If you handle civil cases before federal courts, the United States Judicial Conference may have pushed the fast forward button on your discovery. Last fall, it approved a pilot program requiring mandatory, expedited disclosure and production…
Rank this Week: 2031

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Jul 18

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important questions. It should be therefore closely watched by…
  • May 22

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland
    I have recently uploaded on SSRN a new draft of a paper about harmonization and blocking (forthcoming in GRUR Int) that I co-authored with my student, Lisa van Dongen. It is an extension of the talk that I gave in Berlin last year during the…
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
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Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

Looking at life through a lawyer's lens. By Cathy Gellis.

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jul 17

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part II: the Balkans)

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part II: the Balkans)
    The following is the second part of the travelogue I wrote following a two-week trip to Israel and the Balkans 7/24/04-8/08/04.  Slightly edited a few times since. After leaving Israel I landed in Frankfurt Saturday evening and had…
  • Jul 17

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part I: Israel)

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part I: Israel)
    I wrote the following after a trip to Israel, Germany, and the Balkans 7/24/04-8/08/04. Everything is connected to everything else. On a plane the year before I’d met my friend Jon. He and I stayed in touch, and when earlier this…
  • Jul 15

    Auschwitz, there and back (repost)

    Auschwitz, there and back (repost)
    This is the third installment describing my trip to Poland.  It was also originally posted in October 2005 as three separate posts, which have been edited down into this single one. After leaving Suwalki I returned to Warsaw. …
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
  • Jun 17

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe
    17 Seconds #37 With apologies to my Canadian friends and family, Canada is the functional equivalent of the 51st state. Because Canada is so close to the United States, you should file trademarks in Canada for your top trademarks (i.e. your…
  • May 17

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?
    A: IP law by Clocktower Law. By Erik J. Heels First published 5/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. Three of the four things that Clocktower Law does for a living are a waste of money: Most foreign patents are a waste of money.…
Rank this Week: 413

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
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Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek

    Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek
    The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Google Inc v Equustek (28 June 2017). This is the case in which a small Canadian technology company, Equustek, asked the Canadian courts to grant an injunction against the well-known US…
  • May 29

    Squaring the circle of end to end encryption

    Squaring the circle of end to end encryption
    Eager student:Encryption seems to be back in the news. Why has this come up again?Scholarly lawyer: It never really went away. Ever since David Cameron sounded off about encryption before meeting Barack Obama in January 2015 it’s been…
  • May 21

    Time to speak up for Article 15

    Time to speak up for Article 15
    Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. We in the UK may have to start worrying for Article 15.…
Rank this Week: 2811

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
  • Jun 30

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named
    The end of the disparagement clause and the rise of free speech. Join Simon Tam of The Slants, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matt Curtis for a special episode discussing SCOTUS's Matal v. Tam. Happy 4th! See you on July 14th! Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
Rank this Week: 1608

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
  • Jul 14

    Save law students tens of millions of dollars: opt out of new casebook edition

    Save law students tens of millions of dollars: opt out of new casebook edition
    Two years ago I blogged about my decision to use an older edition of my Contracts casebook instead of the newer edition. This saved my contracts students about $200 each which totaled about $10,000 for the class. The law of Contracts changes…
  • Jul 13

    Law school admissions and college major

    Law school admissions and college major
    It is no secret that law school students are drawn disproportionately from humanities and social sciences, with only a small proportion coming from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Indeed, the political science…
  • Jun 19

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court decided today the case of Matal v. Tam, a highly anticipated case in trademark and First Amendment law. The case dealt with a rock group that called itself "The Slants," a term which the Court described as "a derogatory term…
Rank this Week: 1903

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 610

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/
  • Jul 14

    What Lawyers Should Know About Drone

    What Lawyers Should Know About Drone
    Are drones a relevant technology for lawyers? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about drones, how they affect the legal market, and the opportunities they create…
  • Jun 30

    Internet Trends 2017

    Internet Trends 2017
    Since technology and the internet are changing at such a fast pace, it’s important to keep track of what’s shifting and how it impacts your practice. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis…
  • Jun 16

    3D Printing for Lawyer

    3D Printing for Lawyer
    Nowadays, you can 3D print almost anything, from piggy banks and food to prosthetic limbs and replacement organs. But how can lawyers use 3D printing technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom…
Rank this Week: 1575

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/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 238

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jul 13

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist
    Last month, after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “Quick-Response Checklist” for HIPPA covered…
  • Jul 11

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie
    According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy…
  • Jun 7

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
    The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The Government has listened to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the…
Rank this Week: 3644

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 12

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook
    Earlier this year, the National Association of Corporate Directors released an updated version of its Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight. The NACD’s issuance of an update to its Handbook in just three years signals that…
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
    On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in the system, joining the…
  • Jun 21

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
Rank this Week: 3938

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Jordan M. Rand.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jul 11

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”
    Solvency.  It means you can pay your tab.  Cyber attacks are occurring with greater frequency and effectiveness, resulting in an ever-increasing bill.  The cyberinsurance market is booming, but will policy premiums and carrier…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
Rank this Week: 2355

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
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 507

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

https://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com
Rank this Week: 1052

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 6

    Are you a different person online?

    Are you a different person online?
    This question is as old as the Internet itself. It is often remarkable just how people behave differently when they are online, often under the guise of anonymity. The Internet allows us to become different people, to behave in ways that we…
  • Jun 26

    Should robot artists be given copyright protection?

    Should robot artists be given copyright protection?
    Shutterstock Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussex When a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt, it was something of a tease to the art world. It wasn’t a long lost painting…
  • Jun 15

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case

    European court rules on legal nature of torrent links in Pirate Bay case
    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has made a very important decision in the case of Stichting Brein v Ziggo (C‑610/15), which involves blocking access to The Pirate Bay (TPB) and the legal nature of torrent files. This…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
Rank this Week: 1529

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: 3913

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

Covers legal research tools, notable websites and blogs, web site design, search engine optimization and marketing for law firms.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Jul 5

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!
    The speed in which your web pages load is of utmost importance to your search engine optimization, and more importantly, for your users. In this article we discuss some of the best practices for improving your web page performance, as well as…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17
    Google I/O 2017 is winding up and so is our Live Blog coverage, but we have one more session to attend. Join us as we learn about how AMP can be used for more than just plain content #io17 The post Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17
    A few months ago I blogged about why HTTPS is vital for your success, now I'm live blogging a session about it at Google I/O 2017 The post Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17 appeared first on Legal Marketing…
Rank this Week: 837

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jul 5

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.
    Did someone steal your tax return?  You are not alone.  Indeed, the rise in tax-related identity theft has been well documented.  In 2015, the FTC reported a 50% increase in identity theft complaints.  A primary cause…
  • Jun 29

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou
    A recent survey from the credit score company FICO has some interesting numbers on the prevalence of cyber insurance in the US. 50% of US companies have no cyber insurance. 74% of US healthcare companies have no cyber insurance. 27% of US…
  • Jun 28

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway
    A mere month and a half after the WannaCry strain of ransomware caused major havoc in European and Asian countries, another major ransomware attack hit large institutions across Europe and the United States yesterday.  ‎Hardest hit…
Rank this Week: 3903

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top…
  • May 22

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned
    Posted by:  Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
Rank this Week: 3318

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Jun 30

    Midyear Milestone

    Midyear Milestone
    It’s the end of the second quarter. That means it’s a great opportunity to take stock of what you have accomplished thus far in 2017. Obviously, it is nice to be able to check items off your to-do list but that may not be the…
  • May 31

    Do You Have Moonshot Magic?

    Do You Have Moonshot Magic?
    When you meet a person named Astro Teller, you know you are going to hear something interesting. Teller is the head of what he describes in his TED talk as the “Moonshot Factory.” We know it as X (formerly, Google X), the…
  • Apr 5

    Calculating the Cost of Collaboration — A World War I Lesson

    Calculating the Cost of Collaboration — A World War I Lesson
    All too often, we rush headlong into collaboration in the firm belief that all collaboration is good and must, therefore, have primarily an upside. We become excited by the anticipated benefits of collaboration: better innovation, better…
Rank this Week: 981

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    2017 Best of Corporate Counsel

    2017 Best of Corporate Counsel
    Who is the best TRIAL TECHNOLOGY "HOT SEAT" PROVIDER?Although in the majority of trials we support we are hired by law firms, we are also frequently retained  by insurance carriers, government agencies, and occasionally, directly by…
  • Apr 14

    Best Impeachment EVER!

    Best Impeachment EVER!
    LitigationWorld: Micro-Symposium on Valuable Lessons From Memorable Trials All trials have moments of drama from which litigators learn valuable lessons. This issue of LitigationWorld features a micro-symposium with six such lessons.…
  • Mar 24

    Battle of the Trial Presentation App

    Battle of the Trial Presentation App
    TechnoLawyer's LitigationWorld newsletter just published an excellent set of 9 different perspectives on trial presentation apps and software. Authors (limited to 175 words) include Ken Broda-Bahm, Ted Brooks (hey, that's me!), Russell…
Rank this Week: 3197

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Matal v. Tam

    Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court recently reviewed Matal, Interim Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Tam (Matal v. Tam), which deals with trademark laws and what can be trademarked.  In fact, before the case reached the Supreme…
  • Jun 19

    The Petya Ransomware

    The Petya Ransomware
    In March 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack occurred which was believed to be one of the largest ransomware attacks in history. Discussions of this past attack and who should take the blame has been previously discussed in our blog and…
  • Jun 12

    Carpenter v. United State

    Carpenter v. United State
    The United States Supreme Court has accepted a new case that implicates cell-phone location privacy. The case of Carpenter v. United States was decided by the Sixth Circuit and now the Supreme Court will issue a decision in the future as to…
Rank this Week: 959

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 3434

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam

    Supreme Court Not A Fan Of Trademark Ban - A Reasoned Analysis of Matal v. Tam
    SUPREME COURT NOT A FAN OF TRADEMARK BANBy R. Gregory IsraelsenOn Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court held in Matal v. Tam[i] that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First…
  • Jun 19

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional

    Babbling Prodigiously and Incoherently - Lanham Act Disparagement Clause Ruled Unconsitutional
    BREAKING NEWS: Lanham Act Held Partially UnconstitutionalToday the United States Supreme Court held that the disparagement clause of the U.S. Trademark Act (also known as the Lanham Act) is unconstitutional.  In Matal v. Tam (formerly…
  • Jun 6

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe

    Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe
     Digital Reg of Texas, LLC v. Adobe Systems Incorporated et al.U.S. District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaCase No. 3:12-cv-01971-NC, Filed April 20, 2012 As reported previously, Digital Reg of Texas LLC sued Valve…
Rank this Week: 362

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 2447

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect…

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips

Tips about MS Word and WordPerfect with some advice targeted to legal professionals.

http://compusavvy.wordpress.com
  • Jun 18

    Quick reminder about basic cell phone security

    Quick reminder about basic cell phone security
    Who among us hasn’t left a cell phone unattended somewhere, even for a short time? Sometimes we do it by accident, as when we walk out of a meeting or conference and suddenly realize we left without the phone, and sometimes we do it on…
  • May 18

    Search tips: Exact phrases and wildcard

    Search tips: Exact phrases and wildcard
    Whether you are searching for a particular e-mail message in Outlook or for a particular document stored in your firm’s document management system (DMS), there might be occasions when you want to search for an exact phrase – such…
  • Jul 30

    Tiplet: Add “Recent Items” to File Explorer in Windows 10

    Tiplet: Add “Recent Items” to File Explorer in Windows 10
    Several people attending my Windows 10 / Office 2016 upgrade classes at the U.S. Department of Justice in Los Angeles over the past few weeks have asked if there is a way to add the “Recent Items” icon to the Quick access list in…
Rank this Week: 4714

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support
    Litigation support can deliver a real boost to your firm’s productivity and free up time to focus on delivering great legal work product. When done right, it can be the key to winning new clients, gaining strategic advantage in…
  • Jun 5

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense
    So you’ve got some impending litigation, and you know it’s going to involve pretty substantial document review. You probably have a lot of questions, like: How much will my document review cost? How many reviewers will I…
  • Mar 8

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation
    Effective trial attorneys know how storytelling aids can play a major role in supporting an argument in the courtroom. Recent technology has made these tools more convenient, portable and affordable. Mike Ko, owner of Groundworks…
Rank this Week: 2426

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 1149

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Jun 10

    California Notary Public Database

    California Notary Public Database
    Private Investigator Blog California Notary Public Database Each year, the California Secretary of State publishes a list of notaries public who hold active notary public commissions. These can be downloaded as a .zip file and opened in a…
  • May 26

    California Professional License Search

    California Professional License Search
    Private Investigator Blog California Professional License Search   What are you neglecting when you search a commercial or government database of California professional licenses? The California Department of Consumer Affairs license…
  • May 7

    California County Coroner Report

    California County Coroner Report
    Private Investigator Blog California County Coroner Reports Records of deaths reported in California are in various public records, which may supplement each other with, names of family, place and circumstances of death, physical description…
Rank this Week: 3544

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/
Rank this Week: 4261

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 42

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • May 31

    Ten years!

    Ten years!
    This is a post made out of notes on the first ten years of this blog (2006-2016). Most of the activity was during that first half. I’m posting it now as part of the site reboot. Some things of interest…to me, at least: In that…
  • May 31

    Rebooting lexferenda.com

    Rebooting lexferenda.com
    I’ve neglected this blog for quite a while now (and it was hardly all that active beforehand), so this is just a note of hello (and welcome back, hopefully) to readers. I’ve also updated some of the static pages at the tabs above…
  • May 29

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead

    Note for email and RSS subscribers – changes ahead
    For the few of you who are still out there and receiving these updates – this blog will move to a new location by 1 June 2017. I think that the RSS should continue to work, but the email subscription definitely won’t. If still…
Rank this Week: 1525