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Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Aug 29

    Ballot Selfies, The First Amendment, Privacy, and Public Safety

    Ballot Selfies, The First Amendment, Privacy, and Public Safety
    I was recently contacted by a reporter about the New Hampshire ballot seflie law court case and unfortunately I was not able to get back to the reporter before the article's deadline.  I first recall speaking with the media in 2012 about…
  • Aug 28

    Google Refuses To Acknowledge The Law In Response To European Antitrust Complaint

    Google Refuses To Acknowledge The Law In Response To European Antitrust Complaint
    Earlier this year, the European Commission (EC) sent a Statement of Objections (formal complaint) to Google for violating European antitrust (competition) laws.   In particular, the EC alleges Google “has abused…
  • Aug 28

    FTC Announces PrivacyCon Symposium

    FTC Announces PrivacyCon Symposium
    Earlier today, I received notification from the FTC announcing that on January 14, 2016 it will hold an event called PrivacyCon. According the FTC's website, the conference is designed "to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders,…
Rank this Week: 4899

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 1287

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
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
  • Jul 20

    Law students: speak up!

    Law students: speak up!
    I don't usually get involved in the minutiae of law school accreditation but there is a rather important decision being made by the American Bar Association at the end of this month and your voices are not being heard. The American Bar…
Rank this Week: 2233

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 28

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR

    TWiL 317: Law of the WOPR
    Hosts: Denise Howell, Sarah Pearson Apps to help deal with the problems of sexual assault and bullying, the Ninth Circuit overturns verdicts for the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ashley Madison owners misusing DMCA to take down leaked…
  • Aug 21

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine

    TWiL 316: The First Meal Doctrine
    Host: Sarah Pearson Privacy expectations and the Ashley Madison hack, design patents and Apple's rounded corners, Instagraming your meal could violate the chef's copyright and more! Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 14

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand

    TWiL 315: Risa On Demand
    Host: Denise HowellGuests: Mark Jaffe, Adam Steinbaugh, Colette Vogele The future of cracking down on revenge-porn, Dr. Luke and his Breakbeat to stand trial, trademarking "Cecil the Lion" for profit and more! Photo credit: Denis…
Rank this Week: 197

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Aug 28

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L
    Your orientation packet included a CALI registration code. What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most…
  • Aug 14

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!

    WELCOME NEW MASON LAW STUDENTS!
    The library staff welcomes all new students to GMUSL! Librarians are looking forward to meeting you during the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (LRWA) Program and in the law library. During the first two weeks of…
  • Jul 27

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!
Rank this Week: 2363

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    How to Create an Effective Technology Committee

    How to Create an Effective Technology Committee
    Most firms understand that technology is a necessity to running a business, but not all IT projects and products are implemented effectively. Hey, we all make mistakes. It’s the ability to learn from those mistakes is what can make or…
  • Aug 24

    MetaJure Demonstration

    MetaJure Demonstration
    Attend a free, 15 minute on-demand demonstration of MetaJure Automated Document Management system. If you’re interested in implementing a new document management system, this video will provide you with the knowledge you need to…
  • Aug 20

    4 Signs You’re Not Ready for Document Management Software

    4 Signs You’re Not Ready for Document Management Software
    Are you tired of crawling through forests of digital folders, disappearing directories, or forgetting where you saved your documents? Have you finally decided that Document Management system just what your firm needs to get organized?…
Rank this Week: 3096

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2809

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    i suppose one upside of the ashley madison data breach is the potential for interesting analytics. like this. http://t.co/iVRD2QFDNV 2015-08-21 scientists grow human brain in lab from skin cells. extraordinarily creepy. http://t.co/iDBJQWZKZL…
  • Mar 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    had no idea they've started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. http://t.co/acpGLsONiq 2015-02-27 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Feb 26

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nsa stole encryption keys for sim cards, enabling it to monitor a huge portion of worlwide cell communications. http://t.co/9xLsHKroN8 2015-02-20 more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can't get rid of it. ever.…
Rank this Week: 1637

Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Aug 27

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail
    I have Chrome on my Amazon firephone. I use gmail all the time. And I didn’t try to install google play services. I know there are ways to do it – but I don’t like the idea of installing rogue “copies” of key…
  • Aug 19

    Farewell

    Farewell
    (note: this video mashup player no longer works on phones/ipads. The post Farewell appeared first on Law and Software.
  • Nov 20

    DAPA – my concern

    DAPA – my concern
    I haven’t changed my view from August about deferred action. But it is all we’re likely to get for a while, so I’ll quit complaining about it, and get on with the work.  My concern is that the nonprofits gearing up…
Rank this Week: 2601

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Aug 27

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute
    Ever need to see what a particular section of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated looked like at a specific time? Jenkins has print versions of the statutes going back to 1930.  We also have pocket parts from 1969 forward. The…
  • Aug 18

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin
    Celebrate Orville Wright's birthday this week with NASA, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, and other air and space organizations. His birthday, August 19, is recognized as National Aviation Day…
  • Aug 18

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!

    The Pro Bono Road Show Is Coming to Jenkins!
    In preparation for National Pro Bono Week, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee is pleased to offer a Pro Bono Road Show and Interactive Fair introducing pro bono opportunities available in…
Rank this Week: 243

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: 1184

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 1587

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: 3778

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

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

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Aug 26

    Iran Contra Nursery Rhyme

    Iran Contra Nursery Rhyme
    The Washington Post has a letter today signed by various generals opposing the Iran nuclear deal.  But as “Emptywheel” noted on Twitter: This is an interesting guy signing a letter on how best to disarm Iran.…
  • Jun 4

    Calculus advice poem

    Calculus advice poem
    Barbie may have said that math is hard, but Barbie was wrong.  With good teachers it isn’t very hard at all, and my high school calculus teacher was a great teacher. Anyway, at the end of the year she asked all of us to write a…
  • Jul 13

    The Elephant in the Room (repost)

    The Elephant in the Room (repost)
    A few things happened today: Germany won the World Cup, and I ended up in several unsettling conversations about the current contretemps between Israel and Hamas, which somehow led to a German friend saying something to the…
Rank this Week: 3285

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: 3998

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 26

    Three Ways to Avoid Copyright Infringement for Images on Your Blog

    Three Ways to Avoid Copyright Infringement for Images on Your Blog
    Including images on your legal blog can make it look more aesthetically pleasing to readers, even though doing so does not affect SEO. However, it is important to be mindful of the copyright status of any photos that you find on the Internet.…
  • Aug 19

    How to Write an Effective Home Page for Your Law Firm Website

    How to Write an Effective Home Page for Your Law Firm Website
    The home page of a law firm's website is arguably one of the most important. Learn about how to write a home page that is engaging, substantive, and original. Be sure to include not only marketing language, but ways in which your firm is…
  • Aug 12

    Four Tips for Marketing Your Law Firm in Another Language

    Four Tips for Marketing Your Law Firm in Another Language
    Some law firms might benefit from marketing their services in a language other than English. However, this strategy is not for everyone. Be sure that you follow these four tips if you are considering marketing your legal services in another…
Rank this Week: 812

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?
    Lately the news has been too full of weighty stuff like elections, the Ashley Madison hack, stock markets, and the Chinese economy. So today’s post is a bit lighter. Courts in the United States have recently decided whether…
  • Aug 19

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is surrounded by a lot of hype.  There is great promise to be able to do and know all sorts of things when all our stuff can communicate.  That could be almost anything, including thermostats, cars,…
  • Aug 18

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 1011

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 3982

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
Rank this Week: 2332

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
  • Aug 25

    Failing to Prove Abusive Registration Through Ineptne

    Failing to Prove Abusive Registration Through Ineptne
    Unlike court actions default in responding to complaints is not deemed an admission of liability. Complainant carries the burden to the end. That’s why it’s particularly interesting to read from time to time of disputes in which…
  • Aug 13

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions August 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions August 2015
    Don’t Miss Noteworthy Domain Decisions for April through July 2015 Sony Pictures Television Inc. v. Thomas, Jeff, FA1506001625643 (Forum August 6,2015) (<sharktank.com>) 3-Member Panel rejects the proposition that subsequent…
  • Aug 4

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015
    Hugedomains.com, LLC. v. Wills, 14-cv-00946 (D.Colorado July 21, 2015). Plaintiff, earlier Respondent Austen Pain Associates v. Jeffrey Reberry, FA1312001536356 (Forum March 18, 2014), commenced an ACPA action for declaratory judgment that it…
Rank this Week: 114

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1682

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Aug 24

    Reading – Chat is the New Email (and eDiscovery Must Deal With It)

    Reading – Chat is the New Email (and eDiscovery Must Deal With It)
    This a good article talking about chat/messaging apps like Bloomberg and how it alters what we’re used to doing with eDiscovery. The one thing I have had numerous discussion about during training classes in the idea of keyword…
  • Aug 22

    Reading – Surprise! Cyberintrusions are Directed at eDiscovery Evidence

    Reading – Surprise! Cyberintrusions are Directed at eDiscovery Evidence
    Not surprising at all is it? If you want to target sensitive data, a third party who doesn’t have the same strong sense of protecting it, in an industry that has a reputation for somewhat lax security measures, would be a pretty…
  • Aug 13

    eDiscovery is Killing Us All

    eDiscovery is Killing Us All
    I saw a post by Jon Canty recently that talked about what working in eDiscovery is like, complete with photos of himself working on his laptop everywhere, at the drop of a hat. Here’s a humbling story from my first year in ediscovery.…
Rank this Week: 1174

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 24

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale
    In her concurring opinion in US v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ (2012), Justice Sonia Sotomayor brought up a crucial point regarding a democracy's natural acceptance or resistance to government surveillance. As you may recall, the Court in Jones…
  • Aug 24

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model
    No state has emerged as "the" model for cyber security policy and information sharing; nor is any likely to - given the varying needs, resources, and strategic priorities of the many states.  Rather, as Justice Brandeis suggested, we've…
  • Aug 17

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted
    I’ve just posted a new paper titled “The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted” to the ssrn website, which deals with the so called “right to be forgotten” as it was crafted by the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 364

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/
  • Aug 24

    Google’s Potential Influence: How The 2016 Presidential Election Could Be Decided

    Google’s Potential Influence: How The 2016 Presidential Election Could Be Decided
    Political influence is a funny thing because it comes in a variety of forms and originates from a variety of sources. Fortune 500 companies inherently possess the ability to have an astounding amount of political influence on the…
  • Aug 12

    A Game of I Spy: Neighborhood Drone Usage

    A Game of I Spy: Neighborhood Drone Usage
    In July, a Kentucky man was arrested after he shot down a neighbor’s drone that he says was hovering over his yard where his daughter was sunbathing.William “Willie” Merideth, 47, of Bullitt County was charged with first…
  • Aug 6

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”
    Picture this: You take your seat in your first-year Contracts course. The topic of the day is the Statute of Frauds. After outlining a hypothetical and quickly scanning the seating chart, your professor puts you on the spot: “Under…
Rank this Week: 4338

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright
    Here’s the scenario: You are a newly hired third party content creator for a company. You learn that your client has a habit of copying pictures from Pinterest or Google Images searches without verifying that they are allowed to use the…
  • Aug 18

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?
    Here’s the scenario: You’re out to dinner with a group of friends. You ask your server to take a picture of your group with your phone. Your server obliges. The image is on your device; but who owns the copyright – you, the…
  • Aug 17

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher
    Eww eww eww! If you or your child has an iPhone, adjust the settings for AirDrop now to avoid being targeted by cyberflashers. Apparently this is a thing – the default setting for AirDrop allows people in your vicinity to send you…
Rank this Week: 902

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Aug 23

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review
     On Aug. 4, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its third decision to institute Post Grant Review (PGR). Netsirv, LLC and Local Motion MN (collectively, Netsirv) filed a petition for…
  • Jul 27

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?
     Post Grant Review (PGR) is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proceeding where a third party can challenge a granted America Invents Act (AIA) patent. To be eligible for PGR, a patent must contain a claim with an effective…
  • Jul 15

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
Rank this Week: 4911

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/
  • Aug 21

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen
    Ireland has been building up searchable lists of the names and addresses of it’s Naturalised citizens- people who swear an oath of allegiance to the state in a moving ceremony held in the National Conference Centre. Then the state has…
  • Jul 30

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett
    We are saddened by the loss of DRI founding member, open source guru and advocate for women in technology Noírín Plunkett. Noirín was one of the eight people who stood as the guarantors for Digital Rights Ireland at its…
  • Jul 13

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
Rank this Week: 2520

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 21

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?
    Back in July the infamous website Ashley Madison, which facilitates marital infidelity, was hacked by a group calling itself Impact Team, and the personal details of millions of subscribers around the world were compromised. The hackers…
  • Aug 10

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK
    The Open Rights Group (ORG) has sent us a communication regarding a new proposal in the UK to criminalise copyright infringement beyond the current limits to up to 10 years. I reproduce their statement about the proposals. “The IPO has…
  • Aug 8

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 538

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 16

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment
    Recently, the Montana Supreme Court ruled 5-to-2 that online travel companies (OTCs) were subject to sales tax under the existing sales tax statute. Furthermore, their liability is retroactive to November of 2010. However, the OTCs were not…
  • Jul 10

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content
    Recently, a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups prevented the Alabama Department Revenue from imposing sales tax on streaming content.  The Department proposed to amend Administrative Code Rule 810-6-5-.09 to include…
Rank this Week: 4031

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/
Rank this Week: 3529

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #15

    17 Seconds #15
    Useful, quick. One story. A lobsterman based in Portland, Maine, was giving a guest a tour of Casco Bay, which is notoriously tricky to navigate. As the lobsterman navigated the boat to and fro, the guest was clearly getting antsy.…
  • Jul 17

    17 Seconds #14

    17 Seconds #14
    Useful & quick. Some prospective clients are hesitant to share details with Clocktower before they “hire” us. I put “hire” in quotes because we have to screen every prospective client for conflicts – and make…
  • Jul 16

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
Rank this Week: 198

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Covers digital advertising, new media, e-commerce and the law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Aug 17

    FTC Finally Defines ‘Unfair’

    FTC Finally Defines ‘Unfair’
    According to the FTC: “The basic consumer protection statute enforced by the Commission is Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, which provides that “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce … are ……
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Legal: Social Media Promotion

    Beyond Legal: Social Media Promotion
    Yesterday (July 6, 2015), the Social Media Law & Policy Report™ published by Bloomberg BNA posted my article entitled: “Beyond Legal: What You Should Know About Social Media Promotions.” The article highlights some of…
  • Jun 5

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission has just updated its version of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, that relate to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” that went into effect December 1,…
Rank this Week: 832

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Aug 16

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service

    Court provides guidance on how to effectively communicate online terms of service
    Are online terms of service provided via hyperlink in an email binding on the recipient of that email? The Second Circuit recently addressed that question, and the decision gives guidance on best practices for online providers. Plaintiff…
  • Aug 13

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?

    Is the Sixth Circuit willing to recognize a right to be forgotten under U.S. law?
    Recent FOIA decision questions whether defendants have no interest in preventing release of booking photographs during ongoing criminal proceedings. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) implements “a general philosophy of…
  • Aug 5

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation
    Knowledge that email account had been hacked did not start the statutes of limitation clock ticking for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Stored Communications Act claims based on alleged related hacking of Facebook account occurring several…
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Aug 16

    T&T Regulator Clamps Down on Unauthorized Television Channel

    T&amp;T Regulator Clamps Down on Unauthorized Television Channel
    While the black screen of death still causes severe frustration to subscribers who pay for cable and satellite TV, subscribers may now look forward to…
  • Jul 29

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online

    Social Media and the Law: A Quick Guide to Posting Online
    We now live in an instant society, where every detail of our lives is shared and posted to ‘friends’ and followers. But what are the…
  • Jul 22

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?
    The telephone and mobile marketplace is a competitive one, both locally and internationally. Brands like Flow, bmobile and Digicel are constantly offering additional ‘value’ services…
Rank this Week: 877

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Aug 16

    My Favorite Private Investigator Link

    My Favorite Private Investigator Link
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links Mostly free websites for fact finding and online research for private investigators, genealogists, info pros, attorneys, journalists and the public. NY Databases | searchable…
  • Aug 16

    Private Company Assets in SEC Filing

    Private Company Assets in SEC Filing
    Private Investigator Blog Private Company Assets in SEC Filings Are you searching the Securities and Exchange Commission filings for names of officers in private companies that sell securities? Search by name for officers and directors in…
  • Jul 27

    New York Parolee Search

    New York Parolee Search
    Private Investigator Blog New York Parolee Search Not all government sites are created equal. How do you interpret the discrepancy between the New York Department of Corrections Inmate Information lookup and the New York Department of…
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Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1359

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 2678

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Aug 13

    Radio Berkman 227: How Block Chain Will Change the World

    Radio Berkman 227: How Block Chain Will Change the World
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Bitcoin is having its 7th birthday, and its promise to change the way the world thinks about money is looking less and less hyperbolic. For one, the block chain technology underlying Bitcoin…
  • Aug 5

    Radio Berkman 226: Pay the Musician

    Radio Berkman 226: Pay the Musician
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The market for recorded music has undergone at least three major reinventions since the dawn of the Internet. At the turn of the century illegal downloading ate away at the music industry’s…
  • Aug 3

    Radio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?

    Radio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg With 316 million users posting 500 million tweets a day, someone is bound to write an unoriginal tweet now and then. But there are some Twitter users whose entire existence relies completely on…
Rank this Week: 1251

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate
    This is a series of 13 posts about the forthcoming Investigatory Powers Bill, due to be published in draft this autumn for pre-legislative scrutiny by a Joint Committee of Parliament.The Bill will replace a variety of statutes governing…
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Future-proofing

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Future-proofing
    The last in a series of posts on the forthcoming Investigatory Powers BillPrevious: Communications Data AcquisitionRIPA was future-proofed by writing it in such abstract technology-neutral terms that, combined with some fiendishly tortuous…
  • Aug 12

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition
    One of a series of posts on the forthcoming Investigatory Powers BillPrevious: Communications Data Retention, Part 4Next: Future-proofing (forthcoming)The boundary between communications data and content is likely to be revisited.  One…
Rank this Week: 1431

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Aug 11

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster
    Check out this interesting new feature produced by the Urban Institute to showcase the potential effect of different types of reforms for decreasing mass incarceration. The Urban Institute explains: The tool currently uses data from 15…
  • Jun 25

    Land Banks and Land Banking

    Land Banks and Land Banking
    My former professor, Frank Alexander, has published the second edition of his excellent guidebook on land banking. According to the Center for Community Progress, the publication “combines research on land banks with practical…
  • Jun 9

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
Rank this Week: 3915

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. A bill was introduced on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of senators and…
  • Aug 5

    2d Circuit Punts on Copyright Registration Question Again

    2d Circuit Punts on Copyright Registration Question Again
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) An interesting copyright question continues to percolate in the Circuit Courts over…
  • Jul 30

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
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Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
Rank this Week: 734

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/
  • Aug 7

    Summer Reading for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    Summer Reading for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the changing nature of reading (or listening to) books, talk about modern ways of reading, and share summer reading lists and ideas. In the second half of the podcast, Dennis and Tom discuss how The…
  • Jul 31

    Is This the Golden Age of Podcasting?

    Is This the Golden Age of Podcasting?
    Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the popularity of podcasting due to improving quality, popular podcasts like “Serial,” similar content intake forms like Netflix, and the ability to consume them on your own timeframe. They…
  • Jul 10

    From Surface Pro to Windows 10 and Beyond: What the Future Holds for Microsoft

    From Surface Pro to Windows 10 and Beyond: What the Future Holds for Microsoft
    Lawyers have been paying attention to the Microsoft Surface Pro and how the combo or hybrid laptop/tablet might be an ideal combination for a law practice. The release of Windows 10 is impending (skipping Windows 9) and some have called…
Rank this Week: 2352

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

Covers news, trends, and legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses. By Jonathan D. Frieden.

http://ecommercelaw.typepad.com/ecommerce_law/
  • Aug 5

    Trademark Selection Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Trademark Selection Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    After carefully developing an idea for a marketable product or service, many startups and entrepreneurs immediately name it with little thought as to the legal effect of the name chosen. Selecting the brand name of a product or service is an…
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    My June article on The Rouse, "Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneurs," has proven to be my most popular yet. It has been shared on social media platforms more than 5,000 times since Friday.
  • Mar 26

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer
    This month, Virginia enacted a law designed to make it easier for victims of anonymous Internet defamation to bring suit against those who have defamed them. Virginia House Bill 1635 maintains Virginia's one year statute of limitation for…
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Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 4

    Free “Happy Birthday” May Become a Reality

    Free “Happy Birthday” May Become a Reality
    Ask Dr. Copyright … Dear Doc: Some time ago, I wrote to you about the song “Happy Birthday” and the law suit over whether restaurants and film makers must still pay royalties if they sing it in public. Has…
  • Aug 3

    Taylor Swift’s Turn to Capitulate (Sort of…)

    Taylor Swift’s Turn to Capitulate (Sort of…)
    In our last newsletter we wrote about Taylor Swift’s open letter to Apple, Inc. and the ensuing kerfuffle over Taylor Swift’s hypocrisy for the way she treated photographers covering her concerts. Just to recap, Swift’s…
  • Jul 31

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer
    In Alice v CLS Bank, the Supreme Court determined that an abstract business method implemented by software entirely within a computer was not ‘patentable subject matter,’ meaning that the invention could not be protected by patent…
Rank this Week: 4625