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Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

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

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?

    HOW MANY TITLES ARE IN THE U.S. CODE . . . AND WHO DECIDES?
    If your answer is 51, then you will only be correct until September 1. Starting next month the U.S. Code will extend to include Title 52. Title 52, “Voting and Election” will cover federal election statutes under three subtitles:…
  • Aug 27

    LABOR DAY 2014

    LABOR DAY 2014
    The Law Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1. Weekend hours remain unchanged. Want more information about Labor Day? The U.S. Department of Labor website is a good place to start. The DOL also provides…
  • Aug 18

    WHAT IS CALI ???

    WHAT IS CALI ???
    As we distribute CALI access codes to first years, a logical question has come up: What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.  It is a nonprofit consortium, established in…
Rank this Week: 1902

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/
Rank this Week: 4470

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1366

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/
  • Aug 27

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?

    Digital Assets: A Wealth of Uncertainty?
    By Doug Logan Many Americans have detailed instructions addressing the dissolution of their assets after they pass away. However, many people are facing a new challenge: what happens to their digital assets? What happens to their pictures,…
  • Aug 21

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad

    Facebook Under Fire Abroad
    By Stephanie Olson Austrian law student Max Schrems sued Facebook Ireland on August 1 for violating EU privacy law, and 25,000 people have since been added to the suit. “[M]any people say finally someone is doing something in this…
  • Aug 12

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company

    Angry Plaintiffs: Seattle Artist Sues “Angry Bird” Pet Toy Company
    By Peter Montine Juli Adams, a Seattle artist, has sued The Hartz Mountain Corporation for violating its license to use her “Angry Birds” plush pet toy line. Adams created the toy line before the insanely popular video game of the…
Rank this Week: 3683

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1267

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3426

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/
  • Aug 27

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act

    The Dangers of the New Trade Secrets Act
    First, I want to state how thrilled I am to be joining the great group here at CITP. Every CITP scholar that I’ve gotten to know over the past several years have become friends and influenced my work in areas ranging from voting machine…
  • Aug 26

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie

    Takedown 2.0: The Trouble with Broad TROs Targeting Non-Party Online Intermediarie
    On August 14, a federal district court in Oregon issued an ex parte temporary restraining order (TRO) in a civil copyright infringement case, ABS-CBN v. Ashby. The defendants in the case are accused of operating several “pirate…
  • Aug 22

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk

    Airport Scanners: How Privacy Risk Leads to Security Risk
    Debates about privacy and security tend to assume that the two are in opposition, so that improving privacy tends to degrade security, and vice versa. But often the two go hand in hand so that privacy enhances security. A good example comes…
Rank this Week: 112

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 27

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

    BC Court Rules on Signing Away Your Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
    Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of "reasonable expectation of privacy."  The principle is particularly important with respect to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as the Supreme Court of Canada has held that…
  • Aug 27

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?

    What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation’ of Privacy?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 23, 2014 as What’s a ‘Reasonable Expectation” of Privacy? Canadian privacy law has long been reliant on the principle of “reasonable expectation of privacy.”  The…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
Rank this Week: 431

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment
    Central Beverage Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Walla[1] is a case where the Supreme Court, in interpreting a copyright assignment, gave central importance to the language of the agreement. This has not always been the interpretative…
  • Jun 1

    Public Performance

    Public Performance
    The rights to screen soccer games continue to generate interesting law in Israel. In this previous post, I discussed a Supreme Court case bright by Charlton Ltd., allegedly the sole holder of broadcast rights to the 2006 World Cup games in…
  • May 18

    Compensation For Service Invention

    Compensation For Service Invention
    The Committee for Compensation and Royalties established under the Israeli Patent Act- 1967 is a committee that definitely needs a snazzier name. In any event, a recent decision of the Committee held that an employee may waive compensation…
Rank this Week: 3261

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Aug 27

    DNS Policy Notes for August 27, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for August 27, 2014
    Error: Error loading XSLT document. http://bna-stage.bna.com/WorkArea/ContentDesigner/ContentOutGoing.xslt NOTE: the SERVER is accessing this URL. Stylesheet must start either with an 'xsl:stylesheet' or an 'xsl:transform' element, or with…
  • Aug 26

    DNS Policy Notes for August 26, 2014 (Late Edition)

    DNS Policy Notes for August 26, 2014 (Late Edition)
    Topics include expert ruminations on new top-level domain registration statistics, remote observation of the IGF 2014 proceedings, and fake ICANN Twitter accounts.
  • Aug 25

    DNS Policy Notes for August 25, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for August 25, 2014
    Topics include a prediction of 300 new gTLD applications from large cities in the next round, details on the NETmundial Initiative, worries about moves to give the GAC greater authority at ICANN, a few noteworthy events, and the latest…
Rank this Week: 3555

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Aug 26

    When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Right

    When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Right
    The grocery business may be “fresh and easy,” but drafting a confidentiality and data protection policy that withstands the scrutiny of the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is not.  The NLRB, in its recent 2-1…
  • Aug 25

    Secret Service Raises Warning About Backoff POS Malware

    Secret Service Raises Warning About Backoff POS Malware
    The Secret Service, which investigates financial crimes, issued a security Alert on July 31, 2014, warning of malware named “Backoff” that was being used to steal payment card data from point-of-sale (POS) systems.  The Alert…
  • Aug 25

    New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employer

    New Jersey Becomes the Sixth State to Ban the Box for Private Employer
    Criminal background questions on employment applications will no longer be permitted in New Jersey, effective March 1, 2015. New Jersey joins Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island to become the sixth state to ban the…
Rank this Week: 4803

Technically Legal

Technically Legal

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

http://www.technicallylegal.org/
  • Aug 26

    Video King Wins at Bingo

    Video King Wins at Bingo
    In 2002, based on a patent application filed in 2000, Melange Computer Systems was awarded a patent on a bingo playing machine (and method). The term “bingo playing machine” immediately evokes an image of an elderly person huddled…
  • Aug 19

    A More Enforceable Terms and Condition

    A More Enforceable Terms and Condition
    After the news yesterday of the Ninth Circuit holding that Barnes & Noble’s Terms of Service were never agreed to, I wanted to highlight the “Terms and Conditions” on the Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. site. The Terms and…
  • Aug 18

    9th Circuit: Users Have to Agree to TOS to Be Bound By It

    9th Circuit: Users Have to Agree to TOS to Be Bound By It
    In 2011, retailers across the country steeply discounted the ill-fated HP Touchpad. After being inundated with requests for the short-lived WebOS device, retailers including Barnes & Noble cancelled many of the orders. One spurned…
Rank this Week: 4760

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Aug 26

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014

    MBBP’s Daniele Ouellette Levy to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 09/17/2014
    On September 17, MBBP Attorney Daniele Ouellette Levy will host Office Hours at TechSandBox on Stock and Corporate Structure. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation,…
  • Aug 25

    Want To Stay Employed as a CIO? Better Get Privacy Right

    Want To Stay Employed as a CIO? Better Get Privacy Right
    Consumer privacy is emerging into a big headache for companies — and the CIO is bearing the brunt. Most companies analyze customer data in some way, and there are increasing amounts of legislation around how such data handling should be…
  • Aug 25

    Ten Crucial Questions to Answer Before Contacting a Patent Attorney

    Ten Crucial Questions to Answer Before Contacting a Patent Attorney
    Don’t be fooled by the ads you see promoting the quick filing of a pat­ent application. MBBP’s Lisa Warren gives some insight on why it is important to communicate with a patent attorney when filing a patent application. By…
Rank this Week: 2430

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    DACA – work makes you free

    DACA – work makes you free
    Another day spent with kids doing their DACA renewals, and some just starting out on this road. DACA may be the best there is but it is not good. The kids have to sit at the back of the bus. They are separate but equal. Just without any…
  • Mar 24

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox
    This is an initial post about mods to PDFBox to allow XFA form filling on modern AES encrypted PDF forms, so that they still load into Acrobat Reader, and do not get the dreaded message informing you that the document has been modified and…
  • Dec 28

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website
    Two things surprised me about the obamacare websites. The first was that (at least for Covered California) the errors thrown by an overloaded system on the last evening for enrollment were java exceptions. The second was the proud claim that…
Rank this Week: 3601

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 2093

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/
  • Aug 26

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency

    Coinye West will not take over bitcoin’s reign on cryptocurrency
    By Melissa Barnett There’s exciting news in the world of cryptocurrency, the exchange medium that uses cryptography to secure the transactions and control the creation of new units. Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first cryptocurrency…
  • Aug 22

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD

    Back to school – time to get educated about the newest gTLD
    By Melissa Barnett Ready for the first day of sunrise ICANN continues to make big strides in widening the Internet playing field. To date, ICANN has invited 1,159 new gTLDs to contract, and of those 1,159 invited, 495 registry agreements have…
  • Aug 21

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue

    Privacy law in the U.S. and Europe: University of Amsterdam Summer Course explores current issue
    By Dennis Hirsch On July 7-11, 2014, a group of 25 privacy lawyers met in a historic building overlooking the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, and spent five days learning about U.S. privacy law, European data…
Rank this Week: 3542

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
  • Aug 26

    Hogan Lovells Article Anticipates Busy FTC Enforcement Season

    Hogan Lovells Article Anticipates Busy FTC Enforcement Season
    Writing for Expert Guide: Competition and Antitrust Law, Hogan Lovells attorneys Dean Hansell and Charles Dickinson discuss the FTC’s current consumer protection initiatives and identify emerging areas of focus of the agency’s…
  • Aug 22

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience

    NIST Seeks Information on Cybersecurity Framework Experience
    Six months after release of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, on August 21 the National Institute of Standards and Technology put forward a draft Request For Information to learn more about experiences with…
  • Aug 13

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing
    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology convened the first face-to-face meeting of the cyber-physical systems public working group to develop and implement a new cybersecurity framework dedicated to cyber-physical…
Rank this Week: 2553

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/
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk. Segment 1 (00:03:02) The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along Segment 2 (00:59:50) Bradley menitoned his blog …
  • Aug 5

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) The panel guests are Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana. Van quoted from the Apache Corporate CLA. (40:55) Segment 2…
  • Jul 30

    0x4A: See LA?

    0x4A: See LA?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50) Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00) …
Rank this Week: 2305

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    Response to Go Topless Day 2014 in Phoenix

    Response to Go Topless Day 2014 in Phoenix
    I’m a big advocate for equal rights – whether we’re talking about gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. I firmly believe that the law should apply equally to everyone and I’m grateful that the U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 25

    More Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land

    More Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land
    Last week I put out a post about networking tips for new law school grads who are working on their job search while waiting on their bar results. A few days ago I got an email from a law grad who is in this professional no man’s land.…
  • Aug 21

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur

    Important Money Lessons for Entrepreneur
    I’ve been listening to, and loving, The Mistake Podcast, hosted by Peter Shankman and Peter Keller. Each week they interview a successful business owner or C-level executive about their biggest business mistake and what they…
Rank this Week: 2228

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Aug 26

    New Business Cards – Pretty Freakin’ Awesome

    New Business Cards – Pretty Freakin’ Awesome
    It’s always been important to me to have effective non-boring business cards. I made a joke after Phoenix Comicon that I should have business cards made that say, “Ruth Carter, Esq., Not That Kind Of Lawyer.” Recently, I…
  • Aug 19

    New Running Mantra: “You Forgot Your Flash Drive”

    New Running Mantra: “You Forgot Your Flash Drive”
    So it looks like this is going to be my running mantra this season. It’s so weird but it’s working so I’m not going to fight it. When I start feeling tired, I just play it over again and it picks up my pace.
  • Aug 12

    The Slippery Slope of the Hobby Lobby Fallout

    The Slippery Slope of the Hobby Lobby Fallout
    I’m a huge advocate for the separation of church and state and the notion that people can have whatever religious beliefs they want, as long as they don’t try to inflict them on others. This ruling crosses that line.
Rank this Week: 4639

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online

    Litigation Service Summer Camp: Get Nextpoint’s eDiscovery Webinar Series Online
    Nextpoint’s entire, 3-Part Summer Camp Webinar Series is now available for viewing online at nextpoint.com. Watch them at your leisure, and share with your colleagues and friends. Part 1: eDiscovery Collections…
  • Aug 20

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice

    Lawyers Getting Paid: Better Legal Billing Practice
    Your clients do not order legal service a la carte. They can’t order one deposition, two filings, and a side of legal research. They are paying to have their disputes resolved. That said, clients want to limit the ultimate cost of any…
  • Aug 12

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
Rank this Week: 1841

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Review of WordRake: Editing Tool for Lawyer

    Review of WordRake: Editing Tool for Lawyer
    At the ABA tech show in March 2014, the Accellis Team stumbled upon a document-editing software called WordRake. Created by lawyer and New York Times bestselling author Gary Kinder, WordRake is a powerful add-on to Word designed specifically…
  • Aug 6

    Review of MetaJure Document Management System

    Review of MetaJure Document Management System
    More law firms are recognizing the gains to be had by investing in a document management system. Document management enables firms to electronically store, retrieve, manage, and deliver business documents. But not all document management…
  • Aug 6

    Accellis Technology Group Partners with MetaJure to Offer Law Firms Enhanced Document Management Capabilitie

    Accellis Technology Group Partners with MetaJure to Offer Law Firms Enhanced Document Management Capabilitie
    Accellis Technology Group, a leading provider of IT consulting and managed services for the legal industry, together with MetaJure, developer of the first automated document management system (DMS) for the legal industry, today announced a…
Rank this Week: 2160

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive

    2.5 Blunders in an Otherwise Flawless Comcast Charm Offensive
           Comcast has executed a near perfect strategy to convince the Justice Department, FCC and public that the merger with Time Warner has great benefits.  The game plan shows mostly great finesse,…
  • Jun 26

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage

    Impact of the Aereo Supreme Court Decision on Broadcasters, Cloud Content Storage
                   Broadcast stocks rose as much as double digits on the day the Supreme Court released its Aereodecision.  The decision underscores the value in…
  • Jun 25

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision

    Summary of the Supreme Court Aereo Decision
                The Supreme Court has ruled that the Aereo operates much like a cable television service whose retransmission of copyrighted material constitutes a public performance…
Rank this Week: 1169

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 25

    C’est quoi des Big Data

    C’est quoi des Big Data
    La notion de «Big Data» (données massives) se réfère à un ensemble de données tellement volumineux qu’il est difficile de le traiter avec les outils classiques. Il s’agit souvent de…
  • Aug 4

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée
    Le Préposé fédéral à la protection des données et à la transparence (PFPDT) a publié son 21e rapport d’activité. Pour rappel, le PFPDT c’est une équipe…
  • Aug 4

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée
    Le Préposé fédéral à la protection des données et à la transparence (PFPDT) a publié son 21e rapport d’activité. Pour rappel, le PFPDT c’est une équipe…
Rank this Week: 4254

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

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

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • Aug 24

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data

    Congress Proposes Bill Protecting Student Data
    While the protection of private data contained within student records is not a new concern, advances in technology and the accompanying headlines of data breach have caused Congress to reconsider the issue. The Family Educational Rights and…
  • Aug 14

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?

    Government Regulators Are Taking A Harder Look… But on Who?
    Legislative action abound! The nation’s several states have been busy this year attempting to protect the citizenry’s protected personal and private information. This blog previously explored Kentucky’s place as the 47th…
  • Aug 11

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market

    Tangible Property Coverage: The Next Frontier in the Tech Insurance Market
    In the beginning ​ The emergence of the Internet as a business platform at the end of the nineties also announced the arrival of new risks to organizations. In those early days, there was a widely held belief that the primary concern…
Rank this Week: 1481

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
  • Jun 9

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....
    Thanks to Dan Kobialka at MSPmentor for the online review....Check out his article here.For those of you not in attendance at Automation Nation 2014, here's a little of what you missed (and what Dan saw).  Want to learn more?…
Rank this Week: 2567

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/
Rank this Week: 4637

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
  • Aug 22

    DOT Initiates Process to Mandate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology In New Vehicle

    DOT Initiates Process to Mandate Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Technology In New Vehicle
    By Tom DeCesar, Ed Fishman, Cliff Rothenstein and Marty Stern A new federal proposal would require new passenger cars and trucks to contain vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology, which uses radio communications to allow vehicles to…
  • Aug 8

    FTC Approves Children's Online Privacy Compliance Program

    FTC Approves Children's Online Privacy Compliance Program
    By Jenny Paul The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new safe harbor program, called the iKeepSafe Safe Harbor Program, that websites and other online services may use to comply with its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act…
  • 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. …
Rank this Week: 1695

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 22

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 22, 2014
    Lodge No. 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Philadelphia, US 3rd Cir. (8/18/14) Communications Law, Constitutional Law The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), an incorporated collective bargaining organization that represents the…
  • Aug 1

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014

    Justia Weekly Writers’ Picks – August 1, 2014
    Bostic v. Schaefer, US 4th Cir. (7/28/14) Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Government & Administrative Law Plaintiffs filed suit challenging Virginia Code sections 20-45.2 and 20-45.3; the Marshall/Newman Amendment, Va.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 529

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 22

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?

    Who Owns the Copyright on a Photograph Taken by a Monkey?
    The Case of the Monkey Photographer Back in 2011, photographer David Slater found himself in a national park in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, taking pictures of critically endangered crested black macaque monkeys. After taking some pictures of…
  • Dec 9

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”

    Brett Trout Designated Des Moines Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
    Five Years Running For the fifth year in a row, Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. For 2014, Mr. Trout has been selected for inclusion in the area of Patent…
  • Jun 10

    The Right of Publicity

    The Right of Publicity
    Hey, That’s Me! You spend months working on your cosplay outfit, and it turns out perfect. You are the hit of the con, with everyone taking your picture. Then, all of a sudden, you see you and your outfit on all kinds of merchandise,…
Rank this Week: 451

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

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

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Aug 22

    ILTA According to Twitter

    ILTA According to Twitter
    I was not able to attend this years ILTA conference, but thanks to the power of Twitter, I was able to follow along in my own, small, way. No, it’s not the same as being there, but seeing some of the information being presented, and the…
  • Aug 18

    Ralph Losey Says Firms Should Get Out of Lit Support Busine

    Ralph Losey Says Firms Should Get Out of Lit Support Busine
    Over the weekend Ralph posted a video on his blog, and had some rather strong opinions about what his firm is doing, and what firms should be doing in general. I no longer have to supervise a litigation support department. Instead I manage a…
  • May 29

    TrueCrypt Mystery

    TrueCrypt Mystery
    If you’re not familiar with TrueCrypt, it a free utility that you can use to encrypt your data. I’ve used it for years, lots of people in the eDiscovery world have used it for years, among many other tech professionals, and I…
Rank this Week: 2077

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
Rank this Week: 194

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished
    Why do I practice School Law? Because we live in a topsy turvey world where a school would suspend a student for saying, “bless you” after another student sneezed! Common courtesy, that’s good manners, gets you punished!…
  • Jun 30

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby holding that a closely held private company cannot be compelled to provide health insurance benefits that violate the religious beliefs of the owners. Hobby Lobby had objected to the requirement in…
  • Jun 23

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
Rank this Week: 3580

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Aug 21

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA

    Employee’s Snarky Facebook Post Lands Employer in Trouble Under the ADA
    In the last few years, we’ve seen how the private social media activity of employees can get employers in trouble for violating a variety of laws. The National Labor Relations Act. HIPAA. Title VII. Now you can add the Americans With…
  • May 19

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?

    Section 230 of the CDA: An Employer’s New Friend?
    Employees can get carried away on social media. US Airways learned this the hard way when its employee responded to a customer complaint on Twitter with an obscene picture of a woman and a toy jet. An apology and deletion of the tweet…
  • May 8

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC

    Oh Snap! Lessons From the Snapchat Settlement With the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just announced that Snapchat agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about how its popular mobile message app worked and what personal data it collected from users. (Read the FTC’s press…
Rank this Week: 2605

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 20

    If you think our red tape is bad…

    If you think our red tape is bad…
    We often get frustrated with seemingly unnecessary red tape and arbitrary rules – but every once in a while we run across requirements from other countries that are mind boggling.  For those who have never encountered this, it…
  • Aug 15

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution
    Perhaps the most difficult compliance challenge arising from CASL – the new Canadian anti-spam law – is how to deal with one-off emails sent by individual employees.  A new online service called CASL-cure provides an…
  • Aug 13

    Wipe your car before you sell it

    Wipe your car before you sell it
    I’m in the process of buying a new car, and realized that when we get rid of a car we should think about more than just cleaning out the glove box and taking the snowbrush out of the trunk. A list of data ……
Rank this Week: 2634

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

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

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?

    HDMI v. VGA: Time to Upgrade?
    Although the HDMI video format has been available for several years now, the majority of courtroom trial presentations are still done with VGA cables and equipment in a 4:3 format. For comparison, the diagram below shows common settings with…
  • Jul 11

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8

    Deposition Video (MPEG-2) DVDs and Windows 8
    Congratulations! You've just upgraded your laptop with the latest from Redmond (as in Redmond, Washington, home of Microsoft), and have finally figured out how to bypass most of the “purple charms” screen stuff. You’ll still…
  • Jun 16

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?

    PowerPoint: Still Relevant for Use in Trial?
    Since its introduction in 1990, PowerPoint has been used (and abused) by attorneys in countless trials. If you’ve been in trial since then, chances are you’ve seen some “interesting” creations. I know I have. For some…
Rank this Week: 2510

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers the shenanigans of some geeks stuck in law school.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Aug 19

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS
    Announcing Haiku Decisis. A few weeks ago, for reasons I still don’t completely understand, I began to wonder how often the Supreme Court inadvertently creates a haiku in its opinions. These are the kinds of conversations we tend to…
  • Aug 13

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc for Aereo Plaintiff

    Second Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc for Aereo Plaintiff
    Last summer I wrote about Aereo’s journey through the federal courts. At that time, the plaintiffs were seeking to enjoin Aereo from providing their broadcast television content to subscribers via the internet at the district court…
  • Jun 23

    As technical interviews die at Google, should lawyers adopt them?

    As technical interviews die at Google, should lawyers adopt them?
    Having entered law school from a discipline where technical interviews were the norm, I remember being very skeptical of the behavioral interview process. I’ve been thinking about technical interviews lately — specifically, their…
Rank this Week: 3949

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/
  • Aug 19

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record
    Margaret A. DaleCapital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) and three collection agencies have agreed to pay one of the largest settlement amounts in history — $75.5 million — to end a consolidated class action lawsuit…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft Ordered to Hand Over Data to the U.S. Government

    Microsoft Ordered to Hand Over Data to the U.S. Government
    Rohit DaveIn April, Microsoft tried to quash a search warrant from law enforcement agents in the United States (U.S.) that asked the technology company to produce the contents of one of its customer’s emails stored on a server located…
  • Aug 14

    PCI Council Issues Biz Tips to Reduce 3rd Party Security Risk

    PCI Council Issues Biz Tips to Reduce 3rd Party Security Risk
    Jessica GoldenbergOn August 7, 2014 the PCI Security Standards Council issued new guidance to supplement PCI DSS Requirement 3.0 and help organizations reduce the risks associated with entrusting third-party service providers…
Rank this Week: 2151

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Aug 18

    Wish I was at ILTA14

    Wish I was at ILTA14
    What’s ILTA14 you ask? ILTA stands for the International Legal Technology Association and their HUGE annual conference being held in Nashville this week. With over 400 speakers, ILTA14 is all about education and with a combined…
  • Aug 4

    Could It Be Your Greeting?

    Could It Be Your Greeting?
    I hear and read a lot about how live phone answering helps gain potential clients.  Seems that some believe if they pay for live phone answering, they will get less hang ups. If you have not recently investigated the cost of live…
  • Jul 28

    Dictate!?! But I Can Type

    Dictate!?! But I Can Type
    I am often asked by those who consider themselves fast typists why they would bother to learn to dictate and/or delegate. First off, not all typing is straight typing or drafting of lengthy legal documents. A great deal of typing work is data…
Rank this Week: 4966

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Aug 18

    Background People Using Yelp

    Background People Using Yelp
    Private Investigator Blog Background People Using Yelp Yelp isn’t just a tool for finding a local restaurant. At least not in the hands of a private investigator. How do you background people using Yelp? Find their friends. Identify a…
  • Aug 16

    How Do I Search Craigslist?

    How Do I Search Craigslist?
    Private Investigator Blog How Do I Search Craigslist? Search Craigslist by phone number or any partial number, even if the number isn’t displayed within the posting. Select “show contact info” to see the hidden number.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2702

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Aug 15

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?
    45 years ago, on July 20, 1969 at precisely 10:56 p.m. EDT, American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. Armstrong then stated, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Less than a…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2247

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4502

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

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

http://techliberation.com
  • Aug 14

    Comments to the New York Department of Financial Services on the Proposed Virtual Currency Regulatory Framework

    Comments to the New York Department of Financial Services on the Proposed Virtual Currency Regulatory Framework
    Today my colleague Eli Dourado and I have filed a public interest comment with the New York Department of Financial Services on their proposed “BitLicense” regulatory framework for digital currencies. You can read it here. As we…
  • Aug 13

    Study: No, US Broadband is not Falling Behind

    Study: No, US Broadband is not Falling Behind
    There’s a small but influential number of tech reporters and scholars who seem to delight in making the US sound like a broadband and technology backwater. A new Mercatus working paper by Roslyn Layton, a PhD fellow at a research center…
  • Aug 8

    Is STELA the Vehicle for Video Reform?

    Is STELA the Vehicle for Video Reform?
    Even though few things are getting passed this Congress, the pressure is on to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) before it expires at the end of this year. Unsurprisingly, many have hoped this…
Rank this Week: 537

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: 4123

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1162