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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

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette

    DraftKings Kicks off Football Season at Gillette
    MBBP Client DraftKings, the leading provider of daily fantasy sport, will be opening a branded fantasy sports lounge at Gillette Stadium. The startup, which has raised $375 million in venture funding since 2012, also announced…
  • Aug 26

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78

    MBBP Client Sophity To Be Featured At MIN#78
    Our client Sophity, which empowers consulting businesses to increase revenue and margin by automating the collection of critical business data, thereby improving data accuracy for billing and planning purposes, has been chosen as a…
  • Aug 24

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider

    MBBP Client ‘Fuels’ Pan Mass Challenge Rider
    This Summer’s Pan Mass Challenge athletes got a chance to taste what the folks at Fuel For Fire have been cooking up: an innovative nutrition product made entirely of real food. MBBP client Fuel For Fire…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 26

    Does Copyright apply to Chicken Sandwiches or Cheerleading Uniforms?

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

    Internet of Things Security Standard Proposal

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

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4

    Why I’m looking forward to the Surface Pro 4
    That’s the title of a post I wrote for itbusiness .ca. Take a look to read about why I’m impatiently waiting for the Surface Pro 4 and changing my office tech.  
Rank this Week: 1891

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/
  • Aug 26

    Use Easy HUD and EasyCDF Simultaneously to Stay Compliant

    Use Easy HUD and EasyCDF Simultaneously to Stay Compliant
    Choosing the right real estate closing software can be confusing. There are many variables to consider depending on the type of and how many closings you manage each year. Not to mention your own firm and staff capabilities. Easy Soft has…
  • Aug 19

    6 Pieces of Information That Are Required on a Loan Application

    6 Pieces of Information That Are Required on a Loan Application
    A mortgage is a huge financial investment for the average person. The sheer amount of money that is being requested forces lenders to take a close look at the borrower before they will loan the money. But before lenders will even consider a…
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis: Is Hiring a Forensic Accountant My Only Option?

    Lifestyle Analysis: Is Hiring a Forensic Accountant My Only Option?
    Financial disclosure is required early on in a divorce in order to be able to divide all assets accordingly. When alimony is in question, it’s not unusual for a forensic accountant to be hired to complete a Lifestyle Analysis.…
Rank this Week: 5072

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 4065

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 25

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine

    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machine
    U.S. Patent No. 7,635,300: Damage control game program and game machineIssued Dec. 22, 2009, to KonamiSummary:The ‘300 patent provides a new way to treat character damage during a game. In past games, a player could heal his character…
  • Aug 18

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino

    Graffiti Artist Sues Jeremy Scott and Moschino
    Tierney v. MoschinoUnited States District Court, Central District of CaliforniaCase No. 2:15-cv-05900Filed August 5, 2015While not exactly a video game case, we thought our readers might find this of interest.On August 5, 2015, Plaintiff…
  • Aug 11

    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice control

    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice control
    U.S. Patent No. 7,613,616: Training a user to execute a sequence of commands in a game environment by using voice controlIssued Nov. 3, 2009, to SonySummary:Put away your joysticks! The ‘616 patent describes a new way to control your…
Rank this Week: 2483

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
Rank this Week: 2065

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime Minister's Office. One of the most important was found in a 2013 memo written by former chief of staff Nigel Wright that…
  • Aug 25

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie

    Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policie
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 22, 2015 as Senate Reports Give a Glimpse of Potential Future Digital Policies The trial of Senator Mike Duffy featured several notable revelations last week about the inner workings of the Prime…
  • Aug 17

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii

    Premature Capitulation: How Canada Caved at the TPP Talks in Hawaii
    Late last month, Canada joined eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, and Australia in Hawaii for what many experts expected would be the final round of negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership. According to media…
Rank this Week: 1044

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

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

    Failing to Prove Abusive Registration Through Ineptne

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

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions August 2015

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

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015

    Noteworthy Domain Decisions April to July 2015
    Hugedomains.com, LLC. v. Wills, 14-cv-00946 (D.Colorado July 21, 2015). Plaintiff, earlier Respondent Austen Pain Associates v. Jeffrey Reberry, FA1312001536356 (Forum March 18, 2014), commenced an ACPA action for declaratory judgment that it…
Rank this Week: 124

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: 428

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
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3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

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

    Everybody Else is an Idiot

    Everybody Else is an Idiot
    I’ve written multiple posts in praise of allied professionals, specialists, and experts who are increasingly vital to the delivery of competent legal services. But just as lawyers are not alone in the legal supply chain, lawyers are not…
  • Aug 23

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time

    Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Time
    Lawyers who entered the profession when the standard means of production were a dictaphone and a dedicated secretary will, without any sense of irony, EMAIL me to tell me that technology has no impact on the way they practice law. One of the…
  • Aug 21

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource

    Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource
    There has been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere and twitter this week about the Bloomberg Law article “Law Firm Librarians Feel Underused and Underpaid” and the accompanying survey. First off, I want to thank BNA Bloomberg…
Rank this Week: 680

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 24

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law

    China Poised to Tighten Grip on Cybersecurity with New Law
    By Andrew H. Fuller As Cybersecurity becomes a prominent global issue for nation states, governments consider options to curb their nation’s digital vulnerability. On July 6th, China, an undisputed major player on the global digital…
  • Aug 17

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox

    “Don’t Copy My Style!” Exxon’s Trademark “Style” Infringement Claim Against Fox
    By Chike Eze Consumers associate a trademark with a familiar experience associated with a specific source. For example, consumers associate the “golden arches” symbol with McDonald’s cheeseburgers and fries. To protect such…
  • Aug 10

    “Back Doors” in Encrypted Technology for the Government Will Harm National Security and Privacy

    “Back Doors” in Encrypted Technology for the Government Will Harm National Security and Privacy
    By Michael Huggins In the wake of an international controversy over government surveillance, U.S. technology companies have developed end-to-end encryption for users who want to send information. End-to-end encryption gives the sender and the…
Rank this Week: 352

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

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

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

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

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

    Reading – Surprise! Cyberintrusions are Directed at eDiscovery Evidence

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

    eDiscovery is Killing Us All

    eDiscovery is Killing Us All
    I saw a post by Jon Canty recently that talked about what working in eDiscovery is like, complete with photos of himself working on his laptop everywhere, at the drop of a hat. Here’s a humbling story from my first year in ediscovery.…
Rank this Week: 1335

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

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

    Government Cheating on the Sotomayor Surveillance Scale

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

    State-Level Cyber Security Efforts: The Garden State Model

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

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

    New paper: The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted
    I’ve just posted a new paper titled “The Shaky Ground of the Right to Be Delisted” to the ssrn website, which deals with the so called “right to be forgotten” as it was crafted by the Court of Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 1435

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/
  • Aug 24

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA

    Game of Drones: UAV Entertainment and the FAA
    With unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) (also called drones) anticipated to become a multi-billion dollar industry in a few years, many are betting that drone gaming will explode as the next big thing in competitive entertainment. It is not hard…
  • Aug 19

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing

    Twitter, the DMCA and Copyright in the Age of Sharing
    As social media platforms continue to find new ways to allow users to share, post, and forward nonoriginal content and users become more engaged in the practice, the platforms hosting the content and disgruntled original content owners are…
  • Aug 17

    The Growing Scrutiny of Social Media by U.S. Courts and Agencie

    The Growing Scrutiny of Social Media by U.S. Courts and Agencie
    The evolution of social media in business from “occasional accessory” to “integral component” has in turn forced the law itself to evolve in an attempt to address social media’s increasing relevance. Recent…
Rank this Week: 1881

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Aug 24

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

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

    A Game of I Spy: Neighborhood Drone Usage

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

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”

    Silicon Valley backing “Siri for legal knowledge”
    Picture this: You take your seat in your first-year Contracts course. The topic of the day is the Statute of Frauds. After outlining a hypothetical and quickly scanning the seating chart, your professor puts you on the spot: “Under…
Rank this Week: 4391

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

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

    Working with People who Don’t Understand Copyright

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

    Pictures on your Phone – Who Owns the Copyright?

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

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher

    Protect Yourself from Cyberflasher
    Eww eww eww! If you or your child has an iPhone, adjust the settings for AirDrop now to avoid being targeted by cyberflashers. Apparently this is a thing – the default setting for AirDrop allows people in your vicinity to send you…
Rank this Week: 978

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

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

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

    PTAB Issues Third Decision to Institute Post Grant Review

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

    What is Patent Post Grant Review and Why Use It?

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

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue

    Post Grant Review Trumps Reissue
    Patentee Leachman Cattle of Colorado (Leachman) filed a reissue application requesting reissue of USP 8,660,888 on Oct. 16, 2014. Thirty-six days later, American Simmental Association (American Simmental) filed a petition for Post Grant…
Rank this Week: 4255

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Ireland’s Public Database of Naturalised Citizen

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

    Marking the Death of Noírín Plunkett

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

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue

    Eircode Launches with Privacy and Data Protection Issue
    Today is the launch of eircode, Ireland’s new postcode system. From a technology and privacy perspective, there are potentially numerous benefits to adopting such a system in Ireland. A postcode should ensure that private mail gets…
Rank this Week: 1383

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Aug 21

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?

    Subject Access Request risk: limits in sight?
    A recent High Court case took a very robust stance on the issue of DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) being used to fuel litigation. An individual can make a DSAR to request access to any of his/her personal information. In Dawson-Damer v…
  • Aug 12

    The slow death of EU forum shopping

    The slow death of EU forum shopping
    Forum shopping (i.e. where businesses pick and choose the most privacy-friendly EU state to set up shop) has always been a somewhat unique side effect of EU data privacy law. Then last year saw the Google Spain case where the European Court…
  • Aug 10

    Ontario Issues Guidance on Internet Publication

    Ontario Issues Guidance on Internet Publication
    Ontario Municipalities Should Exercise Care in Publishing Personal Information The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has published new guidance entitled, Transparency, Privacy and the Internet: Municipal Balancing Acts.…
Rank this Week: 1146

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

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

    Can Ashley Madison use copyright law to stop leaked data?

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

    File sharers could face 10 years in jail in the UK

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

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law

    No, iTunes is not illegal under UK copyright law
    My social media timeline has been inundated with reports that iTunes is now illegal in the UK. The origin of the story is an article in TorrentFreak, where the author contacted the UK IP Office to ask about a recent High Court decision that…
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • Aug 20

    Patent Basic

    Patent Basic
    So you just had a Eureka moment and your epiphany is going to make you millions as soon as it hits shelves. Learn more about patent basics in this short video including: Time limits for filing a patent; Different kinds of patents;…
  • Aug 13

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine

    What's in a Name: Selecting a Name for Your Busine
    Why is a business name so important? A name is everything, it is your business's identity. When you select your business name, from a legal perspective, you need to come up with a unique name, a name that does not infringe on others rights.…
  • Aug 5

    Why You Should Register Your Copyrights: The Benefits of Registration Under The Copyright Act

    Why You Should Register Your Copyrights: The Benefits of Registration Under The Copyright Act
    A copyright is automatically created upon the completion of an original work of authorship that is fixed in a tangible medium of expression. While an automatic copyright protects that work, a formal registration of copyrighted materials…
Rank this Week: 3129

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 19

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

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

    Four Tips for Marketing Your Law Firm in Another Language

    Four Tips for Marketing Your Law Firm in Another Language
    Some law firms might benefit from marketing their services in a language other than English. However, this strategy is not for everyone. Be sure that you follow these four tips if you are considering marketing your legal services in another…
  • Aug 5

    Does Your Law Firm Website Comply With Ethics Rules? You May be Able to Ask Your State Bar

    Does Your Law Firm Website Comply With Ethics Rules? You May be Able to Ask Your State Bar
    Different states regulate lawyer advertising in different ways. Lawyers who use a website or blog for advertising purposes should check the rules in their jurisdiction(s) to see whether their content may (or must) be approved before being…
Rank this Week: 657

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

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

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment

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

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content

    Alabama Remains Sweet Home for Streaming Content
    Recently, a coalition of legislators and advocacy groups prevented the Alabama Department Revenue from imposing sales tax on streaming content.  The Department proposed to amend Administrative Code Rule 810-6-5-.09 to include…
Rank this Week: 4081

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3616

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    17 Seconds #15

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

    17 Seconds #14

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

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

    A Modest Proposal For The Second Half Of The 2015 Red Sox Season: Start Wade Miley
    And trade Clay. I coached youth baseball (Little League plus Babe Ruth) for ten years. My final year coaching, I took our underdog team to the second round of the playoffs, against the odds. (We were predicted not to make the playoffs.) We…
Rank this Week: 115

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 17

    Time To Vote!

    Time To Vote!
    No, this has nothing to do with the Primaries -- although that has certainly been an interesting and entertaining topic lately. Readers of the Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg are encouraged to nominate us in a blog competition…
  • Jul 31

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).

    10 Reasons You Should NOT Install Windows 10 (yet).
    1. What could possibly go wrong? Just quietly ponder that on your own for a moment.2. Have you ever done something like this on your own before? Although Microsoft has made it appear to be a very simple process, the potential consequences are…
  • Jul 27

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015

    Top 3 Legal Technology Trends in 2015
    A recent ThinkTank article asks several leaders in the Legal Technology space to share their big-picture thoughts on the direction we're heading. A few of the key issues mentioned are the billable hour, artificial intelligence, and smart…
Rank this Week: 1665

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Aug 17

    FTC Finally Defines ‘Unfair’

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

    Beyond Legal: Social Media Promotion

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

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission has just updated its version of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, that relate to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” that went into effect December 1,…
Rank this Week: 985

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
  • Aug 16

    Varriale v. State: DNA Submitted Without Express Limitation on Consent Can be Used to Investigate Other Crime

    Varriale v. State: DNA Submitted Without Express Limitation on Consent Can be Used to Investigate Other Crime
    So holds Maryland's Court of Appeals (the state's court of last resort), in Varriale v. State. The opinion can be found here. Here is the abstract of the case provided by the Court:The use of a buccal swab inside a person’s cheek to…
  • Aug 13

    "Bitcoin's Dark Side Could Get Darker"

    "Bitcoin's Dark Side Could Get Darker"
    That's the title of this interesting article by Tom Simonite over at the MIT Technology review. Simonite outlines a myriad of ways that online, "smart-contract" platforms such as Ethereum may be used to facilitate activities that, at best,…
  • Aug 10

    "Arbitration by Combat"

    "Arbitration by Combat"
    An article on Game of Thrones, trial by combat, and arbitration that I coauthored with Raj Shah is now available on SSRN. You can download the full paper here. Here is the abstract:Trial by combat is a popular method of dispute resolution in…
Rank this Week: 1388

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Facebook hacking victim’s CFAA and SCA claims not barred by statutes of limitation
    Knowledge that email account had been hacked did not start the statutes of limitation clock ticking for Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Stored Communications Act claims based on alleged related hacking of Facebook account occurring several…
Rank this Week: 855

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Aug 16

    T&T Regulator Clamps Down on Unauthorized Television Channel

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

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

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

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

    Telephones, Apps and the Law. How legal is VOIP?
    The telephone and mobile marketplace is a competitive one, both locally and internationally. Brands like Flow, bmobile and Digicel are constantly offering additional ‘value’ services…
Rank this Week: 1882

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Aug 16

    My Favorite Private Investigator Link

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

    Private Company Assets in SEC Filing

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

    New York Parolee Search

    New York Parolee Search
    Private Investigator Blog New York Parolee Search Not all government sites are created equal. How do you interpret the discrepancy between the New York Department of Corrections Inmate Information lookup and the New York Department of…
Rank this Week: 3659

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 832

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: 2237

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

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

    Radio Berkman 227: How Block Chain Will Change the World

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

    Radio Berkman 226: Pay the Musician

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

    Radio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?

    Radio Berkman 225: Can you copyright a joke?
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg With 316 million users posting 500 million tweets a day, someone is bound to write an unoriginal tweet now and then. But there are some Twitter users whose entire existence relies completely on…
Rank this Week: 562

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Aug 12

    No More Pretzels!

    No More Pretzels!
    Let me begin with a health warning: Be careful as you watch the video below. It will give you a sympathy backache. That said, it’s worth watching it to see what a naturally gifted human pretzel can do. Now think about how you might…
  • Aug 11

    Working with Special Snowflake

    Working with Special Snowflake
    We were taught as children that no two snowflakes are alike.  Some of our teachers went so far as to suggest that we were like snowflakes, each possessing unique characteristics, each to be valued in her own right. Isn’t that…
  • Jul 30

    How to Handle HiPPO

    How to Handle HiPPO
    Never underestimate a hippopotamus. According to Wikipedia, hippos are the third-largest land mammal and close relatives of whales and porpoises. Adult hippos average 3100 pounds and are capable of running at 19 mph. In short, the…
Rank this Week: 1608

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

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

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate

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

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Future-proofing

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

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition

    The Coming UK Surveillance Debate: Communications Data Acquisition
    One of a series of posts on the forthcoming Investigatory Powers BillPrevious: Communications Data Retention, Part 4Next: Future-proofing (forthcoming)The boundary between communications data and content is likely to be revisited.  One…
Rank this Week: 1819

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

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

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Aug 11

    Interactive Tool for Criminal Justice Reform: The Prison Population Forecaster

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

    Land Banks and Land Banking

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

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
Rank this Week: 3914

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    Another Attempt at a Federal Trade Secrets Law

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

    2d Circuit Punts on Copyright Registration Question Again

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

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?

    Peace, Love, and . . . Trademarks?
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In Juice Generation, Inc. v. GS Enterprises, LLC (Case No. 2014-1853), the Federal…
Rank this Week: 3554

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

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

http://techliberation.com
Rank this Week: 1029

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Aug 7

    Summer Reading for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

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

    Is This the Golden Age of Podcasting?

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

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

    From Surface Pro to Windows 10 and Beyond: What the Future Holds for Microsoft
    Lawyers have been paying attention to the Microsoft Surface Pro and how the combo or hybrid laptop/tablet might be an ideal combination for a law practice. The release of Windows 10 is impending (skipping Windows 9) and some have called…
Rank this Week: 2569

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

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

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

    Trademark Selection Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

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

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

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

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer
    This month, Virginia enacted a law designed to make it easier for victims of anonymous Internet defamation to bring suit against those who have defamed them. Virginia House Bill 1635 maintains Virginia's one year statute of limitation for…
Rank this Week: 2934

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

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

    Free “Happy Birthday” May Become a Reality

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

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

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

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer

    Hostility to Computer Inventions Moves Past Computer
    In Alice v CLS Bank, the Supreme Court determined that an abstract business method implemented by software entirely within a computer was not ‘patentable subject matter,’ meaning that the invention could not be protected by patent…
Rank this Week: 4621

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 60

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 29

    Threats to Destroy Reputation May Constitute Blackmail

    Threats to Destroy Reputation May Constitute Blackmail
    Online review sites wield enormous power, and some enterprising consumers have begun leveraging that power to extract refunds or other benefits from businesses worried about protecting their online reputations. Suppose you're at an…
  • Jul 18

    Must Context Be Apparent from the Face of the Complaint?

    Must Context Be Apparent from the Face of the Complaint?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of Virginia held in Pendleton v. Newsome that where defamatory meaning is not apparent from the face of a statement claimed to be defamatory, a plaintiff may introduce evidence to show that the statement was made…
  • Jun 27

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict
    The idea of having your genitals and masculinity mocked by your doctor while laying unconscious on an operating room table is unappealing to say the least. But is it worth half a million dollars? As first reported by Washington Post reporter…
Rank this Week: 3872