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Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    What You Should Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10

    What You Should Know Before Upgrading to Windows 10
    Today marks the arrival date of the new Windows 10 operating system, a welcomed update for many. The new OS is far more familiar and intuitive than its predecessor, giving users back the familiar start menu, taskbar and desktop they've been…
  • Jul 20

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider

    10 Signs it’s Time to Switch Your Managed Service Provider
    So you’ve been working with the same Managed Service Provider for years now and after taking a look at your year-to-date expenditures, you find yourself wondering if you’re really getting what you’re paying for. But is it…
  • Jul 9

    3 of My Favorite Features in Worldox GX4

    3 of My Favorite Features in Worldox GX4
    Worldox GX4 is out and a few people have been blogging about it. But what makes it worth upgrading? Sometimes there just isn’t enough stuff to make the move worth it. Well, this is not one of those times. Worldox GX4 is loaded with new…
Rank this Week: 3470

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 29

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day

    Friday is System Administrator Appreciation Day
    Friday July 31 is the 16th annual SysAdmin Day.  A day to show our appreciation to the IT professionals who keep our computers, networks and apps working.  For those of us who push the tech envelope a bit beyond a typical…
  • Jul 22

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea

    Crypto backdoors are a horrible idea
    From time to time various law enforcement and government types whine that encryption is a bad thing because it allows criminals to hide from authorities.  That is usually followed by a call for security backdoors that allow…
  • Jul 15

    Chatting in Secret

    Chatting in Secret
    The Intercept has an article entitled Chatting in Secret While We’re All Being Watched that’s a good read for anyone interested in how to keep communications private.  It was written by Micah Lee, who works with Glenn…
Rank this Week: 2588

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

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

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    7 Requirements for Alimony Payments to be Tax-Deductible

    7 Requirements for Alimony Payments to be Tax-Deductible
    Alimony can be a contentious issue in any divorce case. Careful planning and negotiation is often required to come to an agreement that at least meets the lower-earning spouses needs, if not satisfy both spouses. But determining alimony is…
  • Jul 22

    5 Questions About Your Readiness For TILA-RESPA

    5 Questions About Your Readiness For TILA-RESPA
      October 3, 2015 is the new go-day for implementation of the real estate closing procedures required by the CFPB. The requirements and combined TILA-RESPA forms have caused a lot of worry and consternation in the real estate community,…
  • Jul 17

    3 Mistakes Commonly Made with Divorce Financial

    3 Mistakes Commonly Made with Divorce Financial
    Planning the financial impacts a divorce will have on a family is one of the most complex aspects of a divorce attorney’s job. It’s one thing to think you know what the impact will be, but it’s quite another to see the…
Rank this Week: 5039

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

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

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 28

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit

    Stay Granted Based on Inter Partes Review Petition Filed Four Months Before Patent Lawsuit
    Judge Gilstrap in the Eastern District of Texas has granted a defendant’s motion for a stay based on institution of an Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceeding.  MemSmart Semiconductor Corp. v. AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd., No.…
  • Jul 25

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal

    Patent-Eligibility at the PTAB in Ex Parte Appeal
    Far from finding relief from an examiner’s patent-ineligibility rejection at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), patent applicants may find that ex parte appeals are their undoing.  A recent decision in an appeal filed in…
  • Jul 21

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice

    Two More District Courts Follow Alice
    Having just posted on a slew of U.S. District Court cases holding patent claims patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the Alice case, here are two more: Smart Systems v. Chicago Transit Authority, No. 14 C 08053 (N.D. Ill. July 10,…
Rank this Week: 1300

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: 2826

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: 706

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 930

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game

    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video game
    U.S. Patent No. 7,589,742: Random map generation in a strategy video gameIssued Sep. 15, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘742 patent seeks to make video games more interested by describing a random map generation system. The invention…
  • Jul 23

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo

    Decided: Quintal Research Group v. Nintendo
    Quintal Research Group, Inc. v. Nintendo of America, Inc.Case No. 4:13-cv-00888United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaFiled February 27, 2013; Terminated July 17, 2015Plaintiff Quintal Research Group, Inc. filed…
  • Jul 21

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field

    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between field
    U.S. Patent No. 7,585,225: Video game apparatus for displaying information indicating boundary between fieldsIssued Sep. 8, 2009, to Square EnixSummary:The ‘225 patent describes a system where the environment of the game changes based…
Rank this Week: 1266

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Jul 28

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet
    OSHA's factsheet for working safely nanomaterials in the workplace suggests including the following basics in worker training and instruction: • Identification of nanomaterials the employer uses and the processes in which they are…
  • Jul 27

    Reminder: EPA Comment Period Closing

    Reminder: EPA Comment Period Closing
    Just a reminder that the extended comment period for EPA's proposed rule regarding reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain nanoscale materials closes August 5, 2015. Readers can find a copy of the proposed rule here: …
  • Jun 26

    And now for something slightly different: SEC Updates Keeping Ahead of the Regulatory Curve

    And now for something slightly different: SEC Updates Keeping Ahead of the Regulatory Curve
     Our colleagues on our sister blogsite Federal Securities Law Blog have been tracking new and updated SEC regulations that could impact on the businesses of our readers.  The  articles in their most recent eBook …
Rank this Week: 601

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3919

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1641

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 28

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink

    Angie’s List Accuses Amazon of Home Improvement Hijink
    Even freed from bricks and mortar, online retailers and service providers are realizing that market share is not infinite. A complaint recently filed by Angie’s List Inc. against Amazon Local LLC for its newly launched online home…
  • Jul 24

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be

    A Drink Today Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
    As social media and the numerous platforms continue their exponential growth in popularity and constant evolvement, legal issues surrounding their use also will inevitably emerge. A recent case filed in the Western District of Michigan is a…
  • Jul 21

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help

    Uber is Driving an Unknown Road: How Certain App Features Can Help
    Last Friday, Homejoy—a startup that provided on-demand house cleaners—announced that it will be shutting down at the end of July. In an interview with Re/Code, Homejoy’s CEO attributed its fall to the recent Uber decision,…
Rank this Week: 346

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Jul 28

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

    Good Luck on the Bar Exam!
    Students across the country are taking, or will be taking, the bar exam over the next few days. California's bar exam begins today and will end on Thursday.To those who are taking the bar exam, good luck!And to those who will not be taking…
  • Jul 19

    California's Fractional Statute

    California's Fractional Statute
    One interesting phenomenon I have noticed in a few of California's statutes is the numbering of sections with fractions rather than decimal points. I first noticed this when I ran across California's law prohibiting the destruction or…
  • Jul 12

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research

    California Penal Code 602.12 and Unlawful Entry Onto Property to Interfere With Research
    Consider a couple of hypothetical situations.Al is a graduate student at UCLA who lives in Los Angeles, California. It is summertime so Al's grading duties are more relaxed than they normally are during the school year. But Al has a…
Rank this Week: 2440

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 2

    LinkedIn and Fake Degree

    LinkedIn and Fake Degree
    Private Investigator Blog LinkedIn and Fake Degrees From the BRB Publications newsletter, by Michael Sankey: Have you ever used the Advanced Search feature on Linked to spot people touting a fake degree from a diploma mill? If not, this is…
  • May 31

    Google AROUND Operator

    Google AROUND Operator
    Private Investigator Blog Google AROUND Operator I hadn’t seen anything written in the past few years on the undocumented (not in the “official” list) Google “AROUND” operator, which enables the searcher to find…
Rank this Week: 3647

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 27

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact

    SCOTUS Teva Ruling: Big Splash with Little Impact
    By Miriam Swedlow Despite overruling the Federal Circuit’s prior practice of reviewing all aspects of patent claim construction de novo, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. has not…
  • Jul 20

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark

    Online Retailers Beware: Amazon Search Results Might Violate Watchmaker’s Trademark
     By Brennen Johnson Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down its decision in Multi Time Machine, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.. Although the case doesn’t deal with time travel like the name might suggest (so…
  • Jul 13

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy

    Stock Split and the Failure of a Shareholder Democracy
    By Joe Davison Background: Since its founding, Under Armour has maintained a dual-class stock structure consisting of Class A Stock, which has been entitled to one vote per share, and Class B Stock, which has been entitled to ten…
Rank this Week: 3532

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 27

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist

    Evolving Roles for Law Librarians and Legal Technologist
    Caroline Young, chair of the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries, graciously invited me to be the breakfast speaker at the section’s business meeting during the 2015 annual meeting…
  • Jun 13

    Web Accessibility Update

    Web Accessibility Update
    The comment period recently closed on the U.S. Access Board’s 508 Refresh proposal that updates Section 508.  Though Section 508 and the 508 Refresh technically apply only to federal agencies, the Justice Department has for many…
  • May 6

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015

    Cool Tools Café Survey 2015
    We're excited that the Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year!We're looking for suggestions on which technologies to present and volunteers to do a 5-10 min demo of each. If you have ideas along with…
Rank this Week: 4290

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    California's Salk Institute Looking for New CEO

    California's Salk Institute Looking for New CEO
    San Diego is a hotbed of biomedical research, so when one of the leaders of its top institutions leaves, it is significant news.William Brody, Salk photoWilliam Brody, head of the Salk Institute and a former director of the California stem…
  • Jul 23

    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Today's meeting of the…

    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Today's meeting of the governing board of the California stem cell agency has concluded. We will have more on its proceedings during the next few days. Here is a link to the agency's press release on the meeting. It identifies…
  • Jul 23

    Parkinson's Patients Dismayed by Slow Work at California Stem Cell Agency

    Parkinson's Patients Dismayed by Slow Work at California Stem Cell Agency
    OAKLAND, Ca. -- Directors of the California stem cell agency today unanimously approved $40 million for a program to advance or "translate" basic research during a session that was marked by emotional pleas from Parkinson's Disease patients…
Rank this Week: 842

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

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

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • 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…
  • Jun 23

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day

    PTAB Issues First Two Decisions to Institute Post Gran Review on Same Day
    The America Invents Act (AIA) created the Post Grant Review (PGR) proceeding before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). PGR is a USPTO proceeding to review the validity of a granted AIA patent…
Rank this Week: 4261

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jul 27

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?

    Radio Berkman 224: Reddit – Community? Or Business?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Reddit is sometimes called “the frontpage of the Internet.” 170 million people a month help upload, curate, and make viral the cat photos, prank videos, and topical discussions that help…
  • Jul 15

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City

    Radio Berkman 223: Fiber City
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg Why are over 450 towns in the US building their own high speed Internet networks? Let’s look at the example of the small town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. A few years back the town’s…
  • Jul 15

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]

    Olivier Sylvain on Network Equality [AUDIO]
    One of the few clear priorities of the federal Communications Act is to ensure that all Americans have reasonably comparable access to the Internet without respect to whom or where they are. Yet, in spite of this, the main focus of…
Rank this Week: 534

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Jul 27

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!

    GOOD LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM!
  • Jul 13

    Preparing for the Bar Exam

    Preparing for the Bar Exam
    GMU Law Library welcomes those studying for the bar.  Please check the law library website for information about regular and special summer hours. Mason Law ’15 grads retain all library privileges until September 30. Below are are…
  • Jun 30

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
    Independence Day marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. But what exactly is this document?  It is printed in Statutes at Large.  It is included in the United States Code as one of…
Rank this Week: 3020

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jul 27

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?

    Whatever happened to the Long Tail?
    If you have been interested in the evolution of digital content, you may remember the Long Tail. This was a theory that saw life as an article by Chris Anderson in Wired magazine, and then as a hit book released in 2006. The theory states…
  • Jul 21

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image

    Do androids dream of electric copyright? Ownership of Deep Dream image
    You may have come across Deep Dream, a visualization tool by Google that uses artificial intelligence to create unique, bizarre, and sometimes unsettling images. Deep Dream is an open source program that uses an artificial neural network to…
  • Jul 18

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD

    High Court takes second step in making it illegal to rip CD
    Last month we reported about a decision by the High Court of Justice that declared that a new law making it legal to make private copies of media you own contravened EU copyright law. As the decision was part of a judicial review procedure,…
Rank this Week: 407

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 27

    Seventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Class Action to Proceed Against Neiman Marcus, Despite Lack of Current Harm to Credit Card Holder

    Seventh Circuit Allows Data Breach Class Action to Proceed Against Neiman Marcus, Despite Lack of Current Harm to Credit Card Holder
    Data breaches are often followed by class action suits in which the affected individuals seek damages. Corporations defending against such suits have used a 2013 Supreme Court case, Clapper v. Amnesty International, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), to…
  • Jul 24

    Federal Data Breach Bill Stalled in Congre

    Federal Data Breach Bill Stalled in Congre
    A key distinguishing feature of U.S. data privacy laws is their patchwork nature.  There are industry-specific data privacy laws at the federal level (think HIPAA or the GLBA), yet there are no comprehensive federal standards that…
  • Jul 1

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”

    Reflections on “Privacy in the Modern Age”
    With the heart of the summer vacation season upon us, it seems like a good time for some reflection. Here, it comes in the form of excerpts from an essay by privacy maven, Deborah Hurley. The one time Director of the Harvard Information…
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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/
  • Jul 25

    Reading – Self Destructing GMail – EDiscovery Nightmare?

    Reading – Self Destructing GMail – EDiscovery Nightmare?
    The main concern for eDiscovery is what email communication is no longer available, but I’d suggest a secondary concern, whether the recipient grabbed a screen capture or saved it some other way before it expired, and how we would…
  • Jul 23

    Reading – Federal Appeals Court Says Doc Review Is NOT Real Legal Work

    Reading – Federal Appeals Court Says Doc Review Is NOT Real Legal Work
    “The parties themselves agreed at oral argument that an individual who, in the course of reviewing discovery documents, undertakes tasks that could otherwise be performed entirely by a machine cannot be said to engage in the practice of…
  • Jul 21

    Reading – Shy? Going to a Conference? – Try These Strategies to Connect

    Reading – Shy? Going to a Conference? – Try These Strategies to Connect
    In the interest of following the advice given in these short presentations, let me also add that I will be attending a couple of conferences in the near future. I will be at ILTACon this year, so come by the Nuix booth and say hello! I will…
Rank this Week: 4398

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 24

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire

    TWiL 312: Neither Holy, Roman, Nor Empire
    DMCA, Ashley Madison hacked and user data leaked, delivery drones take off,  Apple Music and iCloud DRM. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points, TWiL on Friendfeed, TWiL on…
  • Jul 17

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine

    TWiL 311: Risky Busine
    Neil Young gave up on streaming music, more blurred lines for Pharrell and Robin Thicke, 3D printed guns, and marijuana use in Washington and Colorado. Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points,…
  • Jul 10

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon

    TWiL 310: Outsourcing Notice to Vogon
    The Great Glitch of July 8th, Reddit's meltdown, Facebook and Freebooting, the FCC is busy enforcing net neutrality, and more! Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. Public list of discussion points TWiL on Friendfeed TWiL…
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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 24

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)

    Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)
    People who use Track Changes sometimes find the Display for Review options confusing.  For one thing, some users don’t realize that changing the Display for Review option to “Final” (or, in Word 2013, “No…
  • Jul 16

    Watch out for “Your recent purchase with your Apple ID” scam

    Watch out for “Your recent purchase with your Apple ID” scam
    Lately, I have received several e-mail messages purporting to be alerts from Apple (presumably iTunes), warning me about a purchase ostensibly made with my “Apple ID” and asking me to click a link in the message if I…
  • Jul 4

    Tiplet: Set Outlook to open the *next* message after deletion

    Tiplet: Set Outlook to open the *next* message after deletion
    People frequently ask how to change the default setting in Outlook so that the program moves to (highlights or opens) the next message, rather than the previous one, when they delete a message from their Inbox. The solution is easy but a…
Rank this Week: 4685

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 24

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’

    Identity, oblivion and the ‘right to be forgotten’
    The latest Quilliam Club podcast is the first in a new series on ‘identity and technology’. The discussion took as its starting point Norberto Andrade’s “Oblivion: The Right to Be Different… from Oneself //…
  • Jul 20

    Because the computer speaks English?

    Because the computer speaks English?
    I’m pleased to say that a paper of mine, first presented in the Soillse seminar series in Edinburgh last year, has now been published in the Journal of Media Law. An open access version (post-peer review) is available for download here,…
  • Jul 16

    For whom the bell troll

    For whom the bell troll
    I’ve written a short piece for The Conversation on the Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015, legislation recently adopted in New Zealand. Tackling the trolls: how New Zealand raised the bar with its new laws I’ve had half an…
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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

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law

    Clickwrap Agreement Available Only Through Hyperlink Enforceable Under New York Law
    Last week, the Southern District of New York followed a long line of precedent under New York law and upheld the enforceability of a website clickwrap agreement, granting a website operator’s motion to compel arbitration pursuant to a…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

    Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute
    On Monday, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Google’s appeal of the Federal Circuit’s 2014 ruling that that the declaring code and the structure, sequence, and organization of 37 Java API packages are entitled to copyright…
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
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Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jul 23

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?
    “Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now. Owner: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn’it, ay?…
  • Jun 11

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP
    A guest post be @matthew1hunter and @danieljung88 This week the Korean financial services regulator announced regulatory changes that will make it easier for financial services institutions (FSIs) in Korea to use cloud computing…
  • May 10

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has been busy. It has just published a number of new resources to help businesses comply with the Personal Data Protection Act. Here are the three we have identified as having…
Rank this Week: 3541

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 22

    4th Time is Not a Charm: Android Users’ Plead Themselves Out of Court

    4th Time is Not a Charm: Android Users’ Plead Themselves Out of Court
    Margaret A. Dale Finding that the Plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to pursue their case, Google, Inc. (“Google”) won dismissal of the Android users’ putative class action lawsuit after more than three years of…
  • Jul 15

    Connecticut Updates its Data Security Laws, Imposing Stringent New Requirement

    Connecticut Updates its Data Security Laws, Imposing Stringent New Requirement
    Ellen Moskowitz On June 30, 2015, the Governor of Connecticut signed into law S.B. 949, “An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness.”[1] The new law updates Connecticut’s data security laws, including by…
  • Jul 13

    Supreme Court Invalidates Los Angeles Law Authorizing Warrantless Searches of Hotel Record

    Supreme Court Invalidates Los Angeles Law Authorizing Warrantless Searches of Hotel Record
    Angel Diaz In City of Los Angeles v. Patel, the Supreme Court invalidated a Los Angeles law that allowed law enforcement officials to inspect hotel and motel guest registries at any time, without a warrant or administrative subpoena. The…
Rank this Week: 4441

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 22

    Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s Website or Blog?

    Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s Website or Blog?
    Attorney and Justia editor Sarah Andropoulos describes some of the potential ethical risks of attorneys posting information online about cases they have worked on. The post Should Lawyers Discuss Client Matters on Their Law Firm’s…
  • Jul 16

    Five Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Site

    Five Ways to Increase Conversion Rates for Potential Clients Visiting Your Site
    With Internet marketing, and in many other types of marketing, there is a type of funnel phenomenon by which prospective clients are either attracted or driven away. The phenomenon goes something like this: First, people might see your site…
  • Jul 15

    Why Your Legal Blog May Be Subject to State Bar Advertising Rule

    Why Your Legal Blog May Be Subject to State Bar Advertising Rule
    Depending on which state you practice in, it may be relatively clear that your law firm’s website is considered attorney advertising under the applicable rules of professional responsibility, and is therefore subject to regulation by…
Rank this Week: 418

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jul 22

    Sharing Shortcoming

    Sharing Shortcoming
    I have a new essay coming out in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal titled Sharing Shortcomings. Comments and feedback are very much welcomed. Here’s the abstract: Current cybersecurity policy emphasizes increasing the sharing of…
  • Jun 17

    Ground Control to Major Dumb

    Ground Control to Major Dumb
    The St. Louis Cardinals, one of baseball’s most famous teams, is under investigation (by both Major League Baseball and the FBI) for allegedly hacking into a data warehouse compiled by the Houston Astros. At first blush, this seems…
  • May 13

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door
    Cybersecurity legislative and policy proposals have had to grapple with when (if ever) firms ought to be held liable for breaches, hacks, and other network intrusions. Current approaches tend to focus on the data that spills when bad things…
Rank this Week: 1546

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jul 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…
  • Apr 10

    New ranking of legal scholars by HeinOnline

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

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

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey
    This short survey is part of an ongoing effort to develop a law school curriculum that better serves the needs of students. If the best answer is not listed, please click on "Other" and enter a response.
Rank this Week: 2533

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jul 20

    Concerns about the Department of Commerce’s Proposed Export Rule under the Wassenaar Arrangement

    Concerns about the Department of Commerce’s Proposed Export Rule under the Wassenaar Arrangement
    Today, Cisco filed comments on a Proposed Rule published by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in an effort to comply with an international agreement called the Wassenaar Arrangement. The proposal would…
  • Jun 25

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package
    Congress has now approved a landmark trade package including Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance.  This is a significant accomplishment that just a week ago looked in serious doubt. This trade package will give…
  • Jun 4

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform
    The Senate Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved patent litigation reform, clearing a hurdle which proved insurmountable in the last Congress. This is a major milestone that demonstrates strong bipartisan, bicameral support for…
Rank this Week: 823

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest

    Best Available Screen Challenges to the Wireless Lovefest
                  With growing momentum, wireline incumbent carriers have achieved general consensus that copper-based technologies should reach end of life, the sooner the better. …
  • Jul 15

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer

    Verizon's Copper-Free Diet and the Poorly Educated Consumer
              The frustration, confusion and anger of an elderly friend showed the upcoming public relations debacle awaiting Verizon and other incumbent carriers in their expedited rush to eliminate…
  • Jul 6

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request

    AT&T-DirecTV and the Benefit of Multiple Request
                AT&T appears likely to secure all required governmental approvals of its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV.  AT&T has made multiple requests for acquisition…
Rank this Week: 1916

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

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

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat

    U.S. Supreme Court Addresses Criminal Liability For Facebook Threat
    Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal law that prohibits sending threats over the internet requires some level of intention by the sender. The ruling leaves some issues open but is significant for those who engage in…
  • Jul 13

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement

    Free Speech on Social Media: FTC Updates its Guidance on Social Media Endorsement
    Social media is a great tool for companies to build their brands. Many have moved from nearly invisible to viral superstar status, thanks to a well-timed Tweet, Facebook post or clever YouTube video. But with this power comes risks. One…
  • Jun 18

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
Rank this Week: 3109

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/
  • Jul 20

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google

    The End of Interoperability: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Oracle v. Google
    On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court took an action that has the potential to sabotage software innovation, put an end to open source software, and further confuse the already muddled state of copyright law regarding APIs. The following…
  • Jul 15

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?

    Should Other Verein-Structured MegaFirms Worry after Dentons’ ITC Disqualification?
    In May a U.S. International Trade Commission judge granted an order to disqualify Dentons U.S. LLP from representing the Ohio-based company RevoLaze against Gap in a patent suit. The case at issue began last August when Dentons partner Mark…
  • Jul 13

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction

    The Three Faces of Prometheus: A Post-Alice Jurisprudence of Abstraction
    While Alice v. CLS Bank has confirmed that patent claims require a further “inventive concept” beyond an underlying abstract idea or law of nature for patent-eligibility, there is little agreement on what defines either an…
Rank this Week: 4344

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

Covers online legal services, document automation, and virtual lawyering. By DirectLaw.

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

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?

    What are Client-Centric Legal Services?
    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, with the ABA Legal Access Job Corps Task Force and the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) is convening a national conference in…
  • Jun 19

    The Uberization of Legal Service

    The Uberization of Legal Service
    The legal profession will not be immune from the rise of the uberized economy. Consumers want to purchase only the legal services they need. This means that the trend towards offering “unbundled” or “limited legal…
  • Apr 28

    Software Eats the Legal Profession

    Software Eats the Legal Profession
    Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”. The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young…
Rank this Week: 4542

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • 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…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire

    Richard Mullen (AKA Mr. Mullen), Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS) Teacher Extraordinaire
    Teaching at CEHS (including English, theatre, and speech & debate) 1976-Present. My most beloved teachers and mentors were those who challenged me. Junior year at Cape Elizabeth High School (CEHS), 1982-1983, I was challenged by Richard…
Rank this Week: 72

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jul 15

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator

    Latest ‘Fastcase 50′ Awards Honor Legal Innovator
    Fastcase today announced the recipients of its 2015 Fastcase 50 awards. The awards recognize “50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” This is the fifth year of these awards.…
  • Jul 14

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week

    Speaking on Crowdsourced Legal Research at AALL Next Week
    The American Association of Law Libraries is holding its 108th annual meeting and conference July 18-21 in Philadelphia. On Monday, July 20, I will be giving the presentation, Plays Well with Others: How Collaboration and Crowdsourcing are…
  • Jul 13

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain

    On-Sale Date and New Alliance Announced For New .Law Top-Level Domain
    There is news today about the new “.law” generic top-level domain. At Legaltech West Coast, Minds + Machines — the company with the exclusive license to operate the .law gTLD — made two announcements: It has formed a…
Rank this Week: 949

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 15

    The Uberisation of law

    The Uberisation of law
    My latest article in the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers gives some perspectives on the sharing economy and how it affects lawyers. Image: Taxi clown by John Fisher on Flickr.
  • Apr 15

    Social media platforms for lawyer

    Social media platforms for lawyer
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch March 2015. I’ve been looking at two new social media platforms designed for lawyers: Mootis (“specifically tailored for what is a vast legal services marketplace that extends far beyond the…
  • Feb 2

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?

    Where has all the GOV stuff gone?
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch January 2015 Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox, first mooted the idea of a single government website back in 2010. Some thought the theory was sound but that delivery would be impossible. Once the project was…
Rank this Week: 2785

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 13

    Backdoors, Spyware, and 'Going Dark'

    Backdoors, Spyware, and 'Going Dark'
    The past week or two have been fascinating ones for those following cyber security news…  - The director of the FBI has taken to the blogosphere to further push for a discussion about the problem of law enforcement “going…
  • Jul 12

    The Risks of Regulating Zero-Day

    The Risks of Regulating Zero-Day
    Among the principles that govern the current state of technology, two stand out as fundamental to our understanding of the information security problem. First, software is everywhere. The technology we adopt at an exponentially increasing…
  • Jul 3

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?

    The big bad wolf to the . . . rescue?
    If you work in technology, the big bad wolf can be your best friend. Read below to find out why. A few days ago, the U.S. Supreme court denied Google's appeal from a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which…
Rank this Week: 1902

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    Red lines and no-go zones - the coming surveillance debate

    Red lines and no-go zones - the coming surveillance debate
    The government is gearing up for a rewrite of the UK’s telephone and internet surveillance laws. RIPA, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, is 16 years old. Some think RIPA gives law enforcement, intelligence agencies and public…
  • May 25

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight

    ECommerce formalities back in the CJEU spotlight
    For an ecommerce lawyer who spent far too many hours at the turn of the millennium pondering how writing and signature requirements could be complied with electronically, reading the CJEU decision in El Majdoub v CarsOnTheWeb (C‑322/14,…
  • Feb 22

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that

    From telegram to tweet: Section 127 and all that
    Big Brother Watch has this week published the results of its research, conducted via freedom of information requests to police forces, into prosecutions and convictions under two communications offences: Section 127 of the Communications Act…
Rank this Week: 2899

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 11

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space

    Sinking, fast and slow: Bifurcating beta in financial and behavioral space
    James Ming Chen, Sinking, Fast and Slow: Bifurcating Beta in Financial and Behavioral Space, available at http://bit.ly/SinkingFastSlow or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2629541: Modern portfolio theory accords symmetrical treatment to all…
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
  • Jun 6

    Legal signal processing

    Legal signal processing
    James Ming Chen, Legal Signal Processing, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614273 or http://bit.ly/DigitalSignalProcessing: It makes more economic sense to prepare for disaster in advance than it does to stage heroic relief efforts…
Rank this Week: 1150

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 2857

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4805