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Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 529

Lawyers are boring.

Lawyers are boring.

Covers Taxonomy, Open Access, Free Legal Sources, Plain Language, BigData, IT to create new law and new lawyers.

http://lawyersareboring.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 4022

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 25

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!

    TWiL 268: Ease Up Dude!
    Hosts: Denise Howell Fair Use for litigation briefs and bloggers, buying versus renting digital content, EA and NCAA video game settlements and more! Guests: Lateef Mtima and Rob Pegoraro Photo credit: David Download or subscribe to…
  • Jul 18

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson

    TWiL 267: Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more! Guests: Stephan Kinsella and Harry Surden Photo credit:…
  • Jul 11

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn

    TWiL 266: Porncops and Popcorn
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Filming fireworks with drones, fair use in political campaigns, the IRS against open source projects and more! Guests: Randal L. Schwartz and Deidré A. Keller Photo credit: Aspa Download or…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Jul 25

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014

    Supreme Court or Bust: Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 25, 2014
    Two federal appeals courts this week issued conflicting opinions on Obamacare. King v. Burwell, US 4th Cir. (7/22/14) Health Law, Tax Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging the validity of an IRS final rule implementing the premium tax…
  • Jul 18

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks, July 18, 2014 – As California Goes . . .
    This week, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling that California’s death penalty is unconstitutional.  Read Courtney Minick’s analysis of the opinion on…
  • Jul 7

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten

    Google and the Right to Be Forgotten
    Last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the right of natural persons to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In the case, Mr. Costeja González, a Spanish national, had…
Rank this Week: 996

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Jul 25

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim July 2014 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and…
  • Jul 15

    Comments Due August 14 For Latest EAS NPRM

    Comments Due August 14 For Latest EAS NPRM
    By Paul A. Cicelski and Carly A. Deckelboim For those of you following our numerous posts on EAS matters over the years, a new chapter starts today. After participating in EAS summits and meetings for such a long time, it's hard to disagree…
  • Jun 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim June 2014 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and…
Rank this Week: 1056

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 25

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?

    Should a person go to prison for stealing virtual goods?
    The UK Government’s senior adviser in intellectual property issues, MP Mike Weatherley, has made the news by suggesting that theft of articles in online environments should be prosecuted just like theft in the real world. He asked the…
  • Jul 23

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated

    Competitive gaming shows why some IP business models are outdated
    This weekend there was a sports event which was watched by 10,000 people live at a sports arena in Seattle, boasted millions of viewers online, was shown on ESPN, and the winners won an astounding $5 million USD. This was not golf,…
  • Jul 11

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence

    Academic publishers draft and release their own Open Access licence
    The International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) has published a set of open access licences (thanks to David Prosser for directing me to the licences). As a person who once drafted an open access licence…
Rank this Week: 978

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 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
  • Jul 23

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain

    Hogan Lovells White Paper on National Security Access to Cloud Data Updated to Add Analysis of Brazil, Italy, Spain
    Hogan Lovells today published an update to the White Paper A Sober Look at National Security Access to Data in the Cloud, which compares national security access to data stored with Cloud service providers in a number of countries. The White…
Rank this Week: 1196

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/
  • Jul 24

    e-IDs: the Future of Secure Digital Identification?

    e-IDs: the Future of Secure Digital Identification?
    Courtney BowmanOver the past decade, the EU has made significant technological and legal strides toward the widespread adoption of electronic identification cards.  An electronic ID card, or e-ID, serves as a form of secure…
  • Jul 9

    One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014

    One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014
    Marianne Le MoullecAccording to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013 (http://www.cnil.fr/fileadmin/documents/La_CNIL/publications/CNIL_34e_Rapport_annuel_2013.pdf ), the…
  • Jul 1

    France Facilitates Implementation of Whistleblowing System

    France Facilitates Implementation of Whistleblowing System
    Cecile MartinIn France, before implementing a whistleblowing process, a company must inform and consult with its employees’ representatives, inform its employees and notify the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL). There are two…
Rank this Week: 1558

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jul 24

    What One Lawyer Has Learned About Social Media (But There Are Still 5 Days Left)

    What One Lawyer Has Learned About Social Media (But There Are Still 5 Days Left)
    Last week I received a novel invitation - call it a ‘dare’ from a long-time colleague and friend in a faraway land. He and I have never actually met, but we have interacted so often professionally and we keep trying to figure out…
  • Jul 22

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014 Answer
    Our most recent Useless But Compelling Fact question asked if you knew where the character Batman came from, and we are happy to provide the answer. Batman (or the Bat Man), the character, first appeared in May 1939 in Issue # 27 of…
  • Jul 17

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts - July 17, 2014
    Some of you know that “Batman Begins” is a 2005 motion picture directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale in the lead role as Batman. The motion picture has an amazing supporting cast that includes such stars as Michael…
Rank this Week: 1304

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 380

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization

    Data Security Council of India Announces Vodafone India Limited as DSCI Privacy Certified Organization
    On July 22, 2014, the Data Security Council of India announced that Vodafone India Limited has been deemed a "DSCI Privacy Certified" organization. This is the first such certification for a telecommunications company in India.
  • Jul 23

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

    Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014
    On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous…
  • Jul 22

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium

    New Cybersecurity Center to Be Established in Belgium
    On July 17, 2014, the Belgian government announced that it has finalized a Royal Decree on the establishment of a national Cybersecurity Center to oversee cybersecurity issues in Belgium. The Cybersecurity Center is expected to be operational…
Rank this Week: 101

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]

    How Secure is Your IT Network? [Quiz]
    This rich, interactive quiz is designed to provide you with a high-level assessment of your firm’s security capabilities. Find out how prepared your firm is against a security breach and identify possible areas of weaknesses.
  • Jul 21

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.

    Client Spotlight: Nicola, Gudbranson and Cooper, LLC.
    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Gloria Merritt at Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC since 2010. Nicola Gudbranson & Cooper, LLC provides legal solutions to business owners and executives, professionals, and governmental…
  • Jul 14

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?

    Cyber Security Threats to Small and Mid-Sized Firms: Why Now?
    With all the discussion lately about law firm security and the expectations for increased diligence in protecting your data, it’s understandable that many firms are asking – why now? In this post, we'll review the growing…
Rank this Week: 556

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
  • Jul 24

    Six Recent NLRB Cases Provide Further Insight on Structuring Employers' Social Media Policie

    Six Recent NLRB Cases Provide Further Insight on Structuring Employers' Social Media Policie
    Employers, struggling to regulate employees’ work-related social media postings, recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) cases challenging their social media and related communications…
  • Jul 21

    Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Check

    Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Check
    On July 19, 2014, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015.  The new law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by…
  • Jul 10

    Five Lessons for Employers from California v. Riley

    Five Lessons for Employers from California v. Riley
    In the waning days of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in California v. Riley that police officers generally violate the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches by conducting a warrantless search…
Rank this Week: 862

Technically Legal

Technically Legal

Covers technology law and policy. By Dominik Rabiej, Ben Snitkoff, and David O’Brien.

http://www.technicallylegal.org/
  • Jul 23

    Patently-O: Data Structures Patent Ineligible

    Patently-O: Data Structures Patent Ineligible
    It’s been a slow couple of weeks in tech-law news, so here’s some great analysis by Patently-O on a recent software patent case. Related posts:SCOTUS Hands Down Two More Unanimous Patent Opinions The opinions are in the hotly…
  • Jul 15

    Hallmark Cards, PowerPoint, and Trade Secret

    Hallmark Cards, PowerPoint, and Trade Secret
    The Eighth Circuit affirmed a strong win for Hallmark in an appeal of a trade secret case. In 2001, Hallmark contracted with Monitor, a consulting group, to do research on the greeting card industry. The research was to be kept strictly…
  • Jul 11

    Tenth Circuit Gives a Lesson in Writing Copyright Infringement Report

    Tenth Circuit Gives a Lesson in Writing Copyright Infringement Report
    The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals released an opinion strongly chastising a special master for deficiencies in his report analyzing whether certain software infringed a copyright. As discussed here recently, when determining whether software…
Rank this Week: 1607

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
  • Jul 23

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC

    COPPA Parental Consent Expanded by FTC
    By Debbie Wong* and Nickolas Milonas The Federal Trade Commission recently expanded the options for obtaining verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) under recent revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. …
  • Jul 23

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming

    FCC Requires Closed Captioning for Online Video Clips from Televised Programming
    By Jenny Paul and Marty Stern  The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order at its July meeting that extends its closed captioning requirements to online video clips from previously televised programming. The new online closed…
  • Jul 9

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation

    California Attorney General Offers Online and Mobile 'Do Not Track' Privacy Policy Recommendation
     By Jonathan D. Jaffe and Jeremy M. McLaughlin California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently issued guidance to help companies provide more “meaningful” privacy policies. Entitled “Making Your…
Rank this Week: 868

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
  • Jul 23

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

    Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register
    Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency (“Regulation of the Conduct…
  • Jun 16

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World

    Sixth Circuit Reinforces CDA Immunity – Reverses Lower Court in Jones v. Dirty World
    On June 16th, 2014, the Sixth Circuit reversed the lower court’s holding that the gossip site, TheDirty.com, was responsible for its users’ defamatory posts and could not rely on immunity under CDA Section 230.   The…
  • Jun 9

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

    Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?
    An Important Issue for Text-Message Marketers There has been an uptick in litigation under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention…
Rank this Week: 2112

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
  • Jul 16

    Simple is not easy

    Simple is not easy
    Have you ever used an app – whether on a phone, tablet, or desktop, and found them lacking? Developers creating app versions of existing desktop software or online services face a dilemma. Apps are generally slimmed down versions of the…
Rank this Week: 474

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 22

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Update from UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
    Christopher Graham spoke at the recent Privacy Laws & Business Conference in Cambridge, UK.  Here is an update of the main points: The new EU Regulation Will it happen? Well, “if it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and…
  • Jul 4

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data

    Russia moves to ban exports of personal data
    The Russian Parliament has just passed new rules requiring personal data of Russians to be stored in Russia.  This could mean that the big US IT vendors and other businesses that service Russian consumers will have to invest in local IT…
  • Jul 2

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update

    EU Data Protection Regulation: Update
    The EU Data Protection Regulation was discussed, yesterday, at the Privacy Laws & Business conference in Cambridge, UK. Here is the latest news: There has been a debate as to whether the new Regulation is actually going to happen. …
Rank this Week: 4858

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jul 22

    Why Your Lawyer Should Be the First Point of Contact after a Data Breach

    Why Your Lawyer Should Be the First Point of Contact after a Data Breach
    Securing corporate information assets against a data breach, and responding to a data breach when it occurs, is not just a technology problem. While information security certainly has a major technological component, it is also a public…
  • Jun 23

    Join the Dialogue: Sedona Canada Holds Working Group Meeting to Update E-Discovery Principle

    Join the Dialogue: Sedona Canada Holds Working Group Meeting to Update E-Discovery Principle
    The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 7 (Sedona Canada) strives to create forward-looking principles and best practice recommendations for lawyers, courts, businesses, and others who regularly confront eDiscovery issues in Canada. The…
  • Jun 3

    Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Breache

    Minimizing Risks and Responding to Data Breache
    This article originally appeared on Canadian Lawyer InHouse Online and has been reproduced here with permission from the publisher. [More…]
Rank this Week: 4172

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 1635

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
  • Jul 14

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory

    Facebook Demands Court Order for Local Threats – Internet Privacy Always Sounds Good In Theory
    This weekend The Houston Chronicle reported Facebook did not turn over information requested by local authorities in response to death threats.  People have been criticizing social media companies for turning over data to government…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board

    Supreme Court determines Aero violates copyright – back to the drawing board
    This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Aero violates copyright law by retransmitting over-the-air programming without authorization.  This will shut down the controversial start-up or force them back to the…
Rank this Week: 889

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 21

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin

    Dell Joins a Growing List of Retailers Accepting Bitcoin
    On Friday, Michael Dell, CEO of Austin-based Dell Inc., announced on twitter that Dell.com is now accepting Bitcoin as a direct payment option for consumers and small businesses in the U.S.  Other major companies, such as Overstock…
  • Jul 11

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie

    FCC Workshop on Social Media and Accessibility to People With Disabilitie
    The Federal Communications Commission's Accessibility and Innovation Initiative will host an "Accessing Social Media" event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room in its headquarters located at…
  • Jun 30

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014

    New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014
    Today, we, along with our colleague Michael Heuga, published our client advisory titled New Canadian Anti-Spam Rules to Take Effect July 1, 2014. If your business uses "commercial electronic messages" to market to your customers and…
Rank this Week: 1790

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/
Rank this Week: 1168

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 21

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ

    App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQ
    The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law. The complaint, brought under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act, alleged that…
  • Jun 25

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone
    In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search the cell phones of arrested individuals without a warrant. In reaching its decision, the Court recognized that there is an immense amount of personal…
  • Jun 25

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone

    In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phone
    In a unanimous decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search the cell phones of arrested individuals without a warrant. In reaching its decision, the Court recognized that there is an immense amount of personal…
Rank this Week: 758

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation
    In our last post, we introduced the story of a Manassas County, Virginia, teen accused of child pornography after he sent an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend. As this strange case continues to unfold, numerous questions remain,…
  • Jul 16

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior
    Florida residents who face unfounded child pornography charges may sympathize with the case of a Virginia teenager whose recent arrest raised significant questions about the lengths to which law enforcement officials may go to obtain a…
  • Jul 7

    Columbus Medical Community Shocked by Pediatric Cancer Doctor’s Child Pornography Conviction

    Columbus Medical Community Shocked by Pediatric Cancer Doctor’s Child Pornography Conviction
    A once-renowned Columbus pediatric cancer physician will serve one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Christopher Pelloski, 40, had been using his personal computer, as well as an Ohio State…
Rank this Week: 677

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Jul 20

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly) teach yourself to code Wedding Registry & Gifts | Zola archive.today – webpage capture Flightradar24.com – Live flight tracker! TwitRSS.me – rss…
  • Jul 13

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly) California Government Search Engine Pasadena – Find Towed Vehicle Find Towed Vehicle Houston – Find Towed Vehicle Find A Towed Vehicle San Antonio, Texas…
  • Jul 6

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly) WittyParrot – Content Search and sharing The 101 Most Useful Productivity Websites on the Internet Caltrans Office of GIS Data Library Historical Aerial Imagery…
Rank this Week: 4521

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

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

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Jul 20

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security

    "Significant gaps" in Department of Justice IT security
    You might think that the Department of Justice and Equality - which is responsible for data protection law in Ireland - would have adequate security in place for its own systems. Apparently not. Here's an excerpt from briefing materials for…
  • Jul 16

    July 2014 update

    July 2014 update
    Blogging here has been light with most material going on Twitter or DigitalRights.ie instead but I should jot down a few updates you might not otherwise have seen.I've put together a surveillance library on the DRI site which brings together…
  • Apr 16

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been…
Rank this Week: 3535

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Jul 20

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive

    CA Court of Appeal: CMIA Is Not All-Inclusive
    In its recent decision in Eisenhower Medical Center v. Superior Court, 226 Cal. App. 4th 430 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2014), the Court of Appeal of California, Fourth District, had occasion to consider whether a medical facility’s…
  • Jul 11

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter

    Court Certifies Interlocutory Appeal for the FTC v. Wyndham Matter
    TRAUB LIEBERMAN STRAUS & SHREWSBERRY LLP’s Cyber Law Blog previously discussed various aspects of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) action filed against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (“Wyndham”) under Section 5…
  • Jun 19

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule

    Best Practices: Protecting Your Firm From The HIPAA Omnibus Rule
    The following article was written by my friend Charlie E. Bernier, Esquire of ECBM, L.P. in Conshohocken, PA. Charlie serves as the Principal Consultant in ECBM’s Lawyers Professional Liability Division. Thanks…
Rank this Week: 1839

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    The other side of communications data

    The other side of communications data
    Now that the dust has settled for the moment on DRIPA (the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014) we should perhaps not forget that, even though many will regard it as worth paying, a tangible price attaches to the…
  • Jul 12

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    Three months after the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, the UK government has burst into feverish action with emergency legislation to replace the 2009 Data Retention Regulations.  Those Regulations,…
  • May 24

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence

    This tweet is a Section 127 offence
    Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 is a notorious blot on the statute book, epitomised by the ultimately unsuccessful prosecution of Paul Chambers (the Twitter Joke Trial) under the first limb of the section.  That concerns…
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Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Jul 18

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted

    Show # 216 — Prof. David Schanzer on Edward Snowden — posted
    I’m pleased to post Show # 216, July 9, my interview with Prof. David Schanzer of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency (NSA). It was a bit over a year ago that…
  • Jul 13

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted

    Show # 215 — Carl Oechsner on elementary school teaching and mentorship — posted
    For the first show of the summer quarter, I have the privilege of posting Show # 215, July 2, my interview with Carl Oechsner of Croton Friends of History, and my middle school social studies teacher, mentor and inspiration, on children,…
  • Jul 3

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology

    Show # 214 — Prof. Evan Selinger — on outsourcing our humanity to technology
    As I finalize the schedule for the summer quarter (to be posted on July 4th!), I’m pleased to post Show # 214, May 28, my interview with Prof. Evan Selinger of Rochester Institute of Technology on technology and the human experience.…
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Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Jul 18

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

    0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (04:06) Aaron's slides area available. Segment 2 (56:41) Bradley mentioned dakota imaging where he used to work. (1:02:15) dacotag…
  • Jul 1

    0x48: copyleft-next

    0x48: copyleft-next
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 1 (05:37) The slides Fontana's talk on copyleft-next are available. Segment 2 (01:06:51) Bradley mentioned the issue of Noam Chomsky's…
  • Jun 19

    0x47: Why Are You a Software Freedom Zealot?

    0x47: Why Are You a Software Freedom Zealot?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned that he used to frequently give talks on why software freedom is important to him. There are available on FSF's Audio/Video website three different recordings of that talk,…
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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 18

    The Role iPads Play for Lawyers Today

    The Role iPads Play for Lawyers Today
    According to a variety of surveys, the sales of tablets now exceed the sales of laptops and desktop PCs. In a few short years, iPads have made huge inroads into the legal market and are often part of a lawyer's standard toolkit. In addition…
  • Jul 2

    Tools and Techniques for Personal Knowledge Management and Curation

    Tools and Techniques for Personal Knowledge Management and Curation
    Do you often do fresh searches on the same topics even though you've previously found good information? "Curation" is the word used to describe the process of collecting, organizing, and using good information you've found when you need it.…
  • Jun 20

    Evernote and the Organized Lawyer

    Evernote and the Organized Lawyer
    Many people, including lawyers, are using an organizational tool called Evernote and are singing its praises. They are enthusiastic about its capacity to capture all types of information in many formats, to organize information into useful…
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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/
  • Jul 18

    Social Media Evidence May Determine Who Shot Down Malaysian Plane

    Social Media Evidence May Determine Who Shot Down Malaysian Plane
    It appears that a Malaysian passenger jet may have been mistakenly shot down in the skies above territory that is in dispute between Ukraine and Russia.  USA Today is reporting that rebels who may be backed by Russia may have arms…
  • Jul 9

    Washington Post: VA Police Want To Photo Sexting Teen's Erect Penis By Force

    Washington Post: VA Police Want To Photo Sexting Teen's Erect Penis By Force
    An article in the Washington Post alleges that Manassas City police and Prince William County prosecutors want to take a photo of a teenage suspect's erect penis to prosecute him for sexting with his girlfriend.  In order to photograph…
  • Jul 7

    Social Media Posts Lead To Firing of TV and Radio Personalitie

    Social Media Posts Lead To Firing of TV and Radio Personalitie
    Last month, Travel Channel personality Adam Richman made some very disturbing posts that led to his upcoming new show being postponed indefinitely.  Talk show host Anthony Cumia of Sirius was fired from his radio show last week for a…
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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
  • Jul 17

    Think Before You Sue

    Think Before You Sue
    Many persons turn to the courts as a remedy where they feel aggrieved or wronged. Before making the decision to pursue litigation, there are several factors that you should consider. The first step is to identify what type of action that you…
  • Jul 17

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu

    Copyright And Carnival In Focu
    The Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office and the National Carnival Commission hosted a national seminar on 16th and 17th July, 2014 on the issue of ‘Copyright in the Carnival Industry‘. The feature speakers at the…
  • Jun 9

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste

    The Rights of a Performing Artiste
    Students of the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic were each given the opportunity to write an article for the he “Law Made Simple” column in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. These topics ranged from…
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Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
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3D Internet Law Blog

3D Internet Law Blog

Covers intellectual property and contracts in virtual worlds and multiuser online games. By Stephen Wu.

http://www.3dinternetlaw.com/index.html
  • Jul 17

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life

    Skills Gaming Policy Changes o Second Life
    Last week, Linden Research changed its policy on skills games in the Second Life® virtual world. Now, game creators and game operators can obtain a license to offer games and to operate games in Second Life. Players, region owners,…
  • Feb 2

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie

    Augmented Reality Opportunitie
    While the virtual reality market seems to be quiet, the augmented reality is starting to grow. With Google Glass and new competitors on the horizon, people are turning to wearable computers. Wearable computers in the form factor of glasses…
  • Sep 29

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice

    New California Law Will Change Video Game and Virtual Worlds Privacy Practice
    This past week, on September 23, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 568, legislation enacted to protect minors online. The law is most famous for providing a so-called “Internet eraser” mechanism. The idea of…
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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
  • Jul 17

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.

    New York’s financial regulator releases a draft of ‘BitLicense’ for Bitcoin businesses. Here are my initial thoughts.
    Today the New York Department of Financial Services released a proposed framework for licensing and regulating virtual currency businesses. Their “BitLicense” proposal [PDF] is the culmination of a yearlong process that included…
  • Jun 26

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling

    SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Freedom and Privacy in Key Ruling
    Yesterday, June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two important opinions that advance free markets and free people in Riley v. California and ABC v. Aereo. I’ll soon have more to say about the latter case, Aereo, in which my…
  • Jun 17

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change

    Muddling Through: How We Learn to Cope with Technological Change
    How is it that we humans have again and again figured out how to assimilate new technologies into our lives despite how much those technologies “unsettled” so many well-established personal, social, cultural, and legal norms? In…
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Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Business Titles on Nolo

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Business Titles on Nolo
    Are you or your client looking to start a business? Nolo has many titles on forming, starting, and running a business, all available on your desktop with your Jenkins membership. Titles include Form a Partnership, Form Your Own Limited…
  • Jun 26

    Evidence and Discovery Resource Guide Available Now!

    Evidence and Discovery Resource Guide Available Now!
    Evidence collection and admission, discovery, interrogatories, and depositions are integral, interwoven components of pre-trial practice. For materials available at Jenkins on evidence, discovery, interrogatories, and depositions, see our new…
  • Jun 19

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: C.F.R. on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: C.F.R. on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has the Code of Federal Regulations going back to the first edition, dated 1938, up to the most current revision. It is important to note that the Office of the Federal Register revises the C.F.R. on a quarterly basis as…
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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 16

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application

    A Scanner Darkly: Protecting User Privacy from Perceptual Application
    “A Scanner Darkly”, a dystopian 1977 Philip K. Dick novel (adapted to a 2006 film), describes a society with pervasive audio and video surveillance. Our paper “A Scanner Darkly”, which appeared in…
  • Jul 11

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response

    “Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response
    CBS News and a host of other outlets have covered my new paper with Sharon Goldberg, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad. We’ll present the paper…
  • Jul 10

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  

    Fair Use, Legal Databases, and Access to Litigation Inputs  
    In copyright-and-fair-use news, a significant case for the legal profession’s access to the inputs of judicial decision-making was decided last week in federal district court in New York. The case was brought against West…
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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 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
  • Jul 12

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia

    Data retention held unconstitutional in Slovenia
    The Slovenian Constitutional Court has ruled data retention to be unconstitutional and ordered deletion of  data collected under the law. Following an application by the Slovenian Information Commissioner the court held that data…
  • Jul 9

    Romanian Constitutional Court holds data retention unconstitutional

    Romanian Constitutional Court holds data retention unconstitutional
    Yesterday the Romanian Constitutional Court held – for the second time – that a national data retention law is unconstitutional (official press release, Romanian only). The ruling follows a 2009 decision of the Constitutional…
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
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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
  • Jul 15

    Word: Prevent table column from changing width as you type

    Word: Prevent table column from changing width as you type
    Have you ever typed some text in a table cell in Word 2010 or Word 2013, only to have the current column automatically become wider as you type — bumping over any columns to the right? If so, there’s an easy fix. It’s pretty…
  • Mar 29

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip
    When creating a template in Word 2010, it’s best not to base heading styles on other heading styles.  First, it’s not necessary to do so, but more importantly, if you base Heading 4 on Heading 3 (for example), whenever you…
  • Mar 29

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip
    When creating a template in Word 2010, it’s best not to base heading styles on other heading styles.  First, it’s not necessary to do so, but more importantly, if you base Heading 4 on Heading 3 (for example), whenever you…
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panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
  • May 30

    Google remembers, after only two week

    Google remembers, after only two week
    Google has implemented the "right to be forgotten" imposed by Google Spain on 13 May 2014. At slightly over two weeks for a response, this puts most actual governments to shame :-) Having failed totally to comment on the original document due…
  • Apr 4

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?
    I  was interviewed yesterday by the Metro free newspaper on this point, following the onlineprotest tweets by many Mozilla employees in the US that they did not want a boss who had donated money to an anti-gay marriage fighting fund. In…
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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/
  • Jul 14

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Limitation of Liability

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Limitation of Liability
    As we discussed in previous posts in this series, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the…
  • Jul 1

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Disclaimer of Warrantie

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Disclaimer of Warrantie
    As we discussed last week and the week before, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the…
  • Jun 25

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Handling User Content

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Handling User Content
    As we discussed last week, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the manner in which…
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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 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…
  • Jun 5

    The Bluebook stole my IP

    The Bluebook stole my IP
    The Bluebook. For non-lawyers unfamiliar with it, it’s a guide to a standard system of citation formats that legal practitioners often use in their court filings and academic legal writings. Unfortunately, the Harvard Law Review claims…
  • May 25

    Dating game (repost)

    Dating game (repost)
    A few years ago, in response to the Susan G. Komen foundation pulling its support of Planned Parenthood, I tweeted in disgust, “Politicizing women’s health makes me sick.” This tweet then led to an interview with a writer…
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