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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/
  • Mar 25

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?

    Blackphone 2 − The Panacea for Smartphone Confidentiality Concerns?
    By Yayi Ding The use of smartphones has proliferated in the past couple of years. Not surprisingly, many of the users of such technology are lawyers! However, even given their immense benefits, the widespread use of smartphones in the…
  • Mar 11

    Lessons from the Silk Road

    Lessons from the Silk Road
    By Juliya Ziskina After a several weeks-long trial, a federal jury found Ross Ulbricht guilty of running and operating the online black market known as Silk Road on February 4, 2015. (We previously covered opening statements in the case…
  • Mar 6

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case

    Has Spiderman’s monopoly of webs gone too far? – Supreme Court to hear Patent Antitrust case
    By Vijay Kumar Later this month, the Court will hear oral arguments for the patent licensing case Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. to decide whether it should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co. The 1964 Brulotte decision, which has since been…
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Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Mar 25

    Percipient Launches Free Automated ESI Custodian Questionnaire

    Percipient Launches Free Automated ESI Custodian Questionnaire
      Percipient is excited to announce the launch of esiquestionnaire.com, an electronic ESI custodian questionnaire that permits attorneys and their clients to efficiently identify, preserve and collect electronically stored…
  • Mar 18

    You Subpoenaed My Documents, Shouldn’t You Pay for Them?

    You Subpoenaed My Documents, Shouldn’t You Pay for Them?
    Your company just received a subpoena for a case in which it is not a party. Who covers the expense in responding to it? If the subpoena is issued in federal litigation, your company is likely responsible the cost of compliance. As recently…
  • Mar 3

    E-Discovery Search Term Dispute Resolved With Random Sampling

    E-Discovery Search Term Dispute Resolved With Random Sampling
    A recent decision in the In re: Lithium Batteries Antitrust Litigation, an action against battery manufacturers alleging price fixing, authorized the use of random sampling to resolve disputes over keywords used to collect electronically…
Rank this Week: 2963

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Mar 25

    .sucks TLD Sunrise Period Starts March 30

    .sucks TLD Sunrise Period Starts March 30
    New TLDs (top level domains) continue to become live.  There are hundreds to choose from.  Gone is the day that there were only a handful, and a business could tie them all up for their corporate name and brands. Also…
  • Mar 18

    The Surveillance Society is already here

    The Surveillance Society is already here
    Canadians often look at intrusive, anti-privacy surveillance in other countries, and at things like the NSA and Patriot Act in the United States and think we are above that.  But it is becoming apparent that Canada is just as bad.…
  • Mar 5

    CRTC announces first CASL anti-spam penalty – $1.1 million

    CRTC announces first CASL anti-spam penalty – $1.1 million
    The CRTC issued a press release on March 5 announcing that it has issued a Notice of Violation to Compu-Finder including a penalty of $1.1 million for violating CASL. The Notice of Violation has not been made public, and we … Continue…
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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/
  • Mar 24

    Virginia State Department Official Arrested in Cyber Sting Operation

    Virginia State Department Official Arrested in Cyber Sting Operation
    Daniel Rosen, one of the many office directors in the counterterrorism bureau of the U.S. State Department, was taken into custody after being charged with arranging to have sex from a minor. The senior official has spoken out publicly about…
  • Mar 15

    California Seeks to Tighten Cyberporn Law

    California Seeks to Tighten Cyberporn Law
    Sacramento legislators have proposed two new measures, Senate Bill 676 and Assembly Bill 1310, that would make it easier to prosecute people who engage in "revenge porn." The Senate bill would classify any posting of a recognizable revenge…
  • Mar 11

    In 2 International Child Pornography Cases, German Politician Gets Slap on the Wrist, While Killer Gets 10 Years in Prison

    In 2 International Child Pornography Cases, German Politician Gets Slap on the Wrist, While Killer Gets 10 Years in Prison
    Downloading, viewing, and creating child pornography creates scandal throughout the world. Most countries have laws against child pornography, but sentencing structures vary. Two recent cases in the international media involve a Dutch…
Rank this Week: 222

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
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Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

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

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Mar 24

    Radio Shack's Proposed Sale Of Customer Data Violates Its Privacy Policy

    Radio Shack's Proposed Sale Of Customer Data Violates Its Privacy Policy
    Radio Shack is on life support and will soon no longer exist in its current format.  Its unfortunate that a store I grew up going to with my grandfather will soon be out of business.  Its last great hurrah was its awesome Super Bowl…
  • Mar 23

    New York Times Facebook Content Deal Is A Threat To Personal Privacy

    New York Times Facebook Content Deal Is A Threat To Personal Privacy
    The New York Times is one of the world's most respected news organizations and one of the most popular destinations for news on the Internet.  However, I was dismayed to read in The New York Times that it may strike a deal to house some…
  • Mar 19

    WSJ: Key FTC staff wanted to sue Google after finding ‘real harm to consumers and to innovation’

    WSJ: Key FTC staff wanted to sue Google after finding ‘real harm to consumers and to innovation’
    The Wall Street Journal has uncovered a never before released bombshell report that "concluded in 2012 that Google Inc. used anti-competitive tactics and abused its monopoly power in ways that harmed Internet users and competitors". …
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MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Mar 24

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook

    RB216: The Internet — A Yearbook
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg In Radio Berkman 216 we tackle the web as we know it in 2014-2015. Hate speech online, freedom of speech online, censorship and surveillance online, and, of course, whether our smart machines are out…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response [AUDIO]
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
  • Mar 10

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

    Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response
    The citizen response to 2012′s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged…
Rank this Week: 377

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision

    Supreme Court Holds That Issue Preclusion Applies to Some TTAB Decision
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court handed down a decision today in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis…
  • Mar 20

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M

    Target Agrees to Settle Class Claims Over 2013 Data Breach for $10M
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013  Target Corp. agrees to settle…
  • Mar 13

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee

    Cybersecurity (CISA) Bill Moves out of Congressional Committee
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 Privacy concerns continue to dog the CISA…
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Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Mar 24

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,966,831: Method of branching flow of gameIssued November 22, 2005, to SonySummary: For all you gamers who grow tired of linear story lines without much of a story, the ‘831 patent will be appealing. The ‘831…
  • Mar 11

    Job Posting: Research Intern 2015

    Job Posting: Research Intern 2015
    Each year we take on a Research Intern to help with ongoing case research, updating our patent database, refreshing content, and anything else that comes along.  If you're interested, please send a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and…
  • Mar 10

    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societie

    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societie
    U.S. Patent No. 6,829,569: Social dilemma software for evaluating online interactive societiesIssued Dec. 7, 2004, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘569 patent describes a social dilemma virtual world environment software which creates and uses…
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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/
  • Mar 24

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption

    Sixth Circuit adopts broad view of trade secret preemption
    The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently took a broad view of preemption under the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and held that Ohio’s version of the UTSA preempted state-law claims for tortious interference with prospective…
  • Mar 19

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer

    Online advertiser denied immunity under Section 230 of the CDA for permitting use of fake news sites by affiliate marketer
    A federal court recently agreed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that an advertiser should be held accountable for the deceptive acts and practices of its affiliate marketers, and ordered that the advertiser disgorge the entire $11.9…
  • Mar 10

    CRTC claims its first victim under Canada’s anti-spam law

    CRTC claims its first victim under Canada’s anti-spam law
    Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL), enforced by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), requires that businesses and organizations secure a recipient’s express or implied consent before sending…
Rank this Week: 3524

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

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

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Mar 24

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court

    Mixed internet messages from the Indian Supreme Court
    The Indian Supreme Court today gave a landmark decision on the Information Technology Act 2000. Most media coverage has focused on the fact that the court struck down section 66A - the offensive messages provision - finding that it was…
  • Jan 22

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court

    Mobile phone records as evidence in Irish court
    Just before Christmas a murder trial collapsed when the prosecution failed to lay the correct evidential basis for admitting mobile phone records against the accused. There's no written judgment but according to media reports:The State…
  • Oct 24

    Discovery of encrypted document

    Discovery of encrypted document
    Today's Irish Times has a story arising out of the Quinn litigation against the state which raises important issues around access to encrypted documents:The family of Seán Quinn is demanding access to three letters sent between former…
Rank this Week: 1659

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/
  • Mar 23

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue

    Trial Tech Tips - Courtroom Equipment Specs for Large Venue
    If you were assembling a new trial presentation equipment set today, it wouldn’t be all that much different from what would have been done several years ago. Even with advances in video format and display technologies, it often comes to…
  • Mar 12

    Trial Tech Tips - Trial Presentation Shortcut

    Trial Tech Tips - Trial Presentation Shortcut
    Those of us who use computers frequently in our work use a handful of software programs on a regular basis. A few of the most common applications for Windows include Word, Excel and Outlook. Those are just a few of the tools we use most and…
  • Feb 8

    Trial Tips – The Friends and Family Plan

    Trial Tips – The Friends and Family Plan
    Dr. Laurie Kuslansky recently shared a few examples of how trusting friends and family members for litigation advice might be less than optimal (see No Advice is Better Than Bad Advice in Litigation). Although there are many good ways to save…
Rank this Week: 3992

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Mar 23

    Back to School

    Back to School
    Tuition at Harvard Law School is not a trifling matter. At a price tag of $57,200 for the 2015-2016 academic year, it is worth asking from time to time if students are getting good value for their money. In this spirit, three members of the…
  • Mar 23

    Back to School

    Back to School
    Tuition at Harvard Law School is not a trifling matter. At a price tag of $57,200 for the 2015-2016 academic year, it is worth asking from time to time if students are getting good value for their money. In this spirit, three members of the…
  • Mar 17

    When Dinosaurs Roamed the Web

    When Dinosaurs Roamed the Web
    From our grandparents’ time back to the dawn of oral history, we used the phrase “once upon a time” to indicate a long time ago. Then we started to use some variant of the phrase “back when dinosaurs roamed the…
Rank this Week: 933

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/
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
  • Mar 16

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy

    Chilling Effect or Creative Boundaries? Full Impact of “Blurred Lines” Ruling Still Hazy
    A decision in a copyright infringement case concerning the song “Blurred Lines” casts ambiguity on the future of expression and copyright protection in the music industry. On Tuesday, March 10, an eight-person jury in Los Angeles…
  • Feb 26

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud

    File Tax Returns Early: IRS Releases Information on Tax-related Identity Fraud
    Have your filed your individual tax return? Be sure to read the blog post, "One Reason You May Want to File Your Tax Return Early this Year: Identity Theft," on Foster Swift's Tax Law Blog and file early this year. Tags: News &…
Rank this Week: 4770

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?
    From Help Net SecurityRealizing the potential of smart machines — and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them — will hinge on how trusted smart machines are and how well they maintain that trust. Central…
  • Mar 20

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set
    By Hal MarcusIn the wake of Judge Peck’s recent Rio Tinto opinion on technology assisted review, the ediscovery blogosphere has been repeatedly quoting its bold pronouncements that judicial acceptance of TAR “is now black letter…
  • Mar 20

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel
    By Tamara EmoryAt this year’s Legal Tech, I once again had the honor of moderating the Judges Panel, on which Judge John Facciola (D.D.C., retired), Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y), Judge Frank Maas (S.D.N.Y), and Judge Elizabeth Laporte…
Rank this Week: 51

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Mar 23

    “Like It” or Not, Big Data Decisions Affect Business Valuation

    “Like It” or Not, Big Data Decisions Affect Business Valuation
    Over the past decade, we have witnessed the emergence of data-driven enterprises, with business models built on the acquisition, use and sale of data. Included in that group are some of the most highly valued companies in the world, such as…
  • Mar 2

    BakerHostetler Recognized in LA Daily Journal’s Top Appellate Reversals of 2014

    BakerHostetler Recognized in LA Daily Journal’s Top Appellate Reversals of 2014
    A precedent-setting decision in a class action case alleging privacy violations under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), litigated by our BakerHostetler team, was recognized by the LA Daily…
  • Feb 26

    FTC Director Jessica Rich Discusses Privacy and Data Security at BakerHostetler Symposium

    FTC Director Jessica Rich Discusses Privacy and Data Security at BakerHostetler Symposium
    On February 26, 2015, Jessica L. Rich, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, spoke at the BakerHostetler Symposium on Section 5 of the FTC Act on how the FTC approaches privacy and data security.…
Rank this Week: 3761

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
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Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4076

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Mar 23

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?

    ISO 27018 – the international standard for protecting PII in the public cloud – Where are we now?
    Since its release in August 2014, ISO 27018 is becoming well established as the “go to” standard to help cloud customers to comply with their privacy obligations when using public cloud services.  Privacy regulators recognise…
  • Mar 19

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?

    Myanmar mobile banking and payment: where to start?
    Myanmar is currently largely a cash economy.  In this post we consider the types of mobile banking and payments solutions we predict will first gain traction in the Myanmar market: remittance services and banking the unbanked. Outside…
  • Jan 26

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code
    On 22 January 2015, the UK Government withdrew its proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code. As the changes were unexpected, more time for consultation is not entirely unwelcome. However, as the changes in large part were…
Rank this Week: 3575

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Mar 22

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation

    An Internet that spurs not strangles innovation
    The world we live in today is one where people, process, data and – increasingly – things are connected as never before. The Internet of EveryThing (IoE), is driving the most dynamic area of innovation, creating new business…
  • Feb 27

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act

    Cisco Supports LEADS Act
    The world’s economy is increasingly interconnected. Continued economic growth stems from companies being able to move data freely across borders without being caught between conflicting legal requirements.  Governments also…
  • Feb 26

    Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet

    Cisco Statement on FCC Decision to Regulate the Internet
    “When the FCC Chairman’s office originally unveiled open Internet rules last year, Cisco cheered the proposal, because we support an open Internet and believe that balanced rules that protect consumers and prevent anti-competitive…
Rank this Week: 1962

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Mar 22

    Gamification in Law Firm

    Gamification in Law Firm
    Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching…
  • Mar 9

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released

    Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released
    The second edition of my book, Virtual Law Practice, will be released from ABA LPD Publishing this month. (There will be a digital copy for sale in the coming months and eventually it gets released on Amazon for those of you who want other…
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
Rank this Week: 5031

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Mar 21

    Patent Claims to Dynamic Pricing Held Not Patent-Eligible (Again)

    Patent Claims to Dynamic Pricing Held Not Patent-Eligible (Again)
    A Delaware district judge has adopted a magistrate’s recommendation to hold patent-ineligible claims directed to dynamically pricing a transaction, and dynamically providing product upgrade options to a customer. Tenon & Groove LLC…
  • Mar 14

    Patent Claims for Optimizing Helpdesk Requests Recite an Abstract Idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101

    Patent Claims for Optimizing Helpdesk Requests Recite an Abstract Idea under 35 U.S.C. § 101
    Patent claims directed to a software system for “optimizing the efficiency” of processing IT helpdesk requests were held patent-ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 as directed to abstract ideas. Accordingly, the court in Hewlett…
  • Mar 9

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part II)

    Action Brought Under DMCA and CFAA Dismissed (Part II)
    In Part I of this post, we discussed copyright infringement and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims brought in LivePerson, Inc. v. 24/7 Customer Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3688, No. 1:2014cv01559 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 13, 2015). Now we…
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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: 189

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/
  • Mar 20

    OCR’s Enforcement of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules Continues with Robust 2014

    OCR’s Enforcement of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules Continues with Robust 2014
    Douglas Dahl With the news of the recent cyber-attack and resulting data breach at health insurance giant Anthem Inc., the buzz around data security and privacy is again high.  The Anthem breach serves as a reminder to those entities…
  • Mar 20

    When is Data Security “Unfair”?

    When is Data Security “Unfair”?
    David Munkittrick Data security is big news. And so is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Put the two together in a crucible of litigation, and it is sure to be a blockbuster. That is what the closely-watched case FTC v.…
  • Feb 27

    European Union Cookie Sweep Highlights Need for Improved Compliance

    European Union Cookie Sweep Highlights Need for Improved Compliance
    Laura E. Goldsmith On February 3, 2015, European data protection regulators released the Cookie Sweep Combined Analysis Report analyzing how websites use cookies to collect data from European citizens and highlighting noncompliance with…
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Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Mar 20

    Social Networking Expiration Date

    Social Networking Expiration Date
    Is your favorite social network budding, fresh, ripe, or rotten? Check Your Assumptions At The Door In the 1990s, writing business books was easy. So was picking stocks. Remember day trading? It’s easy to pick stocks (or write business…
  • Mar 17

    17 Seconds #10

    17 Seconds #10
    17 Seconds = useful info quickly. We interrupt our usual patent and trademark news to bring you this tech anecdote. And to ask a small favor. Recently, we sent an email to a company saying that their trademark was ready to file. And we sent…
  • Feb 17

    17 Seconds #9

    17 Seconds #9
    17 Seconds gives you useful info quickly. All modern patent law is a derivative of the Venetian Patent Act of 1474, which was designed to encourage “men of great genius” (and, unfortunately, they did mean men) to come to Venice.…
Rank this Week: 79

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
Rank this Week: 1431

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

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

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality

    New Video Streaming Options and Network Neutrality
               Over the last few weeks, several video streaming options have arrived.  See, e.g.,…
  • Mar 12

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order

    A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order
            Soon after learning that the FCC would release it Open Internet Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main…
  • Mar 5

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content

    Comcast Streaming of NBC Broadcast Content
                NBC soon will join the ranks of content providers offering a streaming option to cord cutters and mobile consumers.  See, e.g.,…
Rank this Week: 660

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Mar 19

    Determining the Size of the Stock Option Pool

    Determining the Size of the Stock Option Pool
    In this AlphaTakes video, Meechie Pietruczak discusses calculating the number of shares in an emerging technology company’s option pool. Here are the key takeaways from this video: Emerging technology companies usually create stock…
  • Mar 19

    Determining the Size of Your Stock Option Pool

    Determining the Size of Your Stock Option Pool
    In this AlphaTakes video, Meechie Pietruczak discusses calculating the number of shares in an emerging technology company’s option pool. This process can be overlooked by entrepreneurs but it is important to know, particularly when…
  • Mar 9

    AlphaTakes – Series A Preferred Stock Term Sheet (part two)

    AlphaTakes – Series A Preferred Stock Term Sheet (part two)
    In this second of a two part AlphaTakes video series, Matt Storms discusses the second half of the Series A Preferred Stock term sheet for an emerging technology company, using the Series A term sheet published by the National Venture Capital…
Rank this Week: 3942

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/
  • Mar 19

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update

    Facebook, Schrems, and the ECJ: An Update
    You may have seen on social media that today is #DigitalRightsMatter day, which is really to say, today is like every other day. Because, for an increasing number of people in the world, digital rights matter every single day. Being able to…
  • Feb 28

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website

    Irish State Blocks Access to Own Website
    Ken Foxe of RTE has the news that internet blocking software in the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) is blocking a range of legitimate websites, including sites from the Irish central government, EU and organisations funded by the Irish…
  • Feb 10

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win

    Guest Post: Privacy International GCHQ Surveillance Tribunal Win
    Following their court win against UK spying last week, here’s a guest post from Privacy International setting out the implications of their case and what they plan to do next: Privacy International, Bytes for All and other human rights…
Rank this Week: 2637

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Mar 19

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES

    LEXIS OFFERS “THINK LIKE A LAWYER” SERIES
    Mason Law Students:  Lexis is offering “Think Like a Lawyer” Workshops. Why Attend: Skills: Practical research skills to impress your summer employer Resume Boost: Certification offered at the end of the workshop…
  • Mar 9

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS

    SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS
    Spring Break: Saturday, March 7 – Saturday, March 14 Saturday Noon – 8:00 PM Sunday Noon – 8:00 PM Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Feb 23

    STUDY ON THE GO!

    STUDY ON THE GO!
    The law library offers two types of audio study aids: Gilbert Law School Legends Audio Series & Sum & Substance Series. We have more than 30 topics in this collection—which we’ve recently updated with…
Rank this Week: 1471

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/
  • Mar 19

    Where To Find Information On New Real Estate Law

    Where To Find Information On New Real Estate Law
    We are getting closer to the big changes coming to real estate closing as of August 1, 2015. As the date approaches, we at Easy Soft are updating our software to comply with the new laws. We’ve gotten lots of questions about the new…
  • Mar 12

    Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth: Support For A Thankless Child

    Sharper Than A Serpent’s Tooth: Support For A Thankless Child
    There is a lot of attention — rightfully so — on irresponsible parents who don’t pay child support. However there isn’t much discussion about the ungrateful child who not only doesn’t appreciate the parent making…
  • Mar 3

    Easy Calculation of Child Support For Adult Children With Disabilitie

    Easy Calculation of Child Support For Adult Children With Disabilitie
    Divorce law and divorce lawyers tend to focus on typical marital situations: a husband, a wife, and one or more minor children. Existing systems may not be able to handle special situations such severely disabled children, and that is when…
Rank this Week: 797

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1604

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect…

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips

Tips about MS Word and WordPerfect with some advice targeted to legal professionals.

http://compusavvy.wordpress.com
  • Mar 18

    Tiplet: Bump a table down from the top of a page (Word)

    Tiplet: Bump a table down from the top of a page (Word)
    Have you ever had difficulty moving a columnar table down from the top of a page?  If so, try this: Position your cursor to the very left of any text in the top left cell of the table.  (If there’s no text in the cell, just…
  • Mar 16

    Selecting text in Word (a few lesser-known methods)

    Selecting text in Word (a few lesser-known methods)
    Selecting text – an essential step before applying character formatting (bolding, italics, underlining) or before cutting / copying several words, sentences, or paragraphs – can be surprisingly tricky.  As a longtime legal…
  • Mar 16

    Using Mistakes as a Teaching Opportunity

    Using Mistakes as a Teaching Opportunity
    Note:  This post is not a how-to, but a few reflections about the art of software training. It’s natural to cringe when you make a mistake while you’re teaching a class.  But over the years, I’ve come to realize…
Rank this Week: 2062

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Mar 18

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning

    The Paradox of Strategic Technology Planning
    This month, I would like to reflect on the impact of rapid change and the logic behind strategic technology planning in the adoption of emerging technologies.In 1998, Martin Ringle and Daniel Updegrove asked the question “Is strategic…
  • Mar 10

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant

    Call for Nominations and Applications – Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award and CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant
    Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service AwardThe Kenneth J. Hirsh Distinguished Service Award honors a CS-SIS member who has made outstanding contributions to the SIS, to AALL, and who is well regarded for their service to the profession. The…
  • Mar 4

    CS-SIS survey

    CS-SIS survey
    The Communications Committee is looking for feedback from the membership.  Please let us know how you'd like us to stay in touch and let you know what's happening by taking this short 9 question survey:…
Rank this Week: 1850

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: 4104

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Mar 17

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow

    Brett Trout Named Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow
    Des Moines patent attorney Brett J. Trout has just been named a Fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the Academy is by invitation only, upon sponsorship and recommendation from peers and judges, and unanimous approval by…
  • Mar 16

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium

    Brett Trout to Speak at The Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium
    The 2015 Seventh Annual Creighton Law Review Symposium addresses the theme of Ethics and Electronics: Navigating Legal Ethics and New Technology. The symposium will be held March 27, 2014, at Creighton University’s School of Law. Brett…
  • Dec 17

    Inventing to Nowhere

    Inventing to Nowhere
    The Frightening Irony The documentary Inventing to Nowhere boils a series of complex questions down into one: Why are we allowing companies that stifle innovation to dictate our country’s innovation strategy? The History The…
Rank this Week: 336

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: 4440

Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

Covers law, technology and social media for the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-slayen/
  • Mar 16

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer
    Most people will need a lawyer at one point in their lives. Whether it is a home purchase or a will, a bankruptcy or a divorce, lawyers are a necessary part of our society. There are many different layers of client service within that…
  • Feb 10

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century
    When it comes to wills/estates planning, as mentioned, the state of one's intimate relationship(s) becomes critical. Although I promised not to bore you with all of the nuances, I'm going to temporarily break that promise to name a few facts…
  • Nov 26

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
Rank this Week: 3196

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Mar 16

    Make the Online Harassment Stop

    Make the Online Harassment Stop
    Libel and slander are considered "torts." The law of torts is designed to provide a remedy that will "make the plaintiff whole" to the fullest extent possible. Usually, we're talking about money: how much money would it take to fully…
  • Feb 2

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later

    Statements Truthful When Made Won't Become Defamatory Later
    The Internet is full of factual assertions that were true at the time they were first published, but no longer are. Can future events modify the factual and legal landscape in such a way as to create defamation liability where there…
  • Jan 19

    The Statute of Limitations for Defamation Action

    The Statute of Limitations for Defamation Action
    Under the current statute, suits in Virginia for libel, slander, or "insulting words" can only be brought within one year from the time of publication. Earlier this month, delegate Dave Albo filed House Bill No. 1635, proposing that the…
Rank this Week: 1998

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Mar 14

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar
    H&R Block launched an experimental and innovative service in Texas in January to assist immigrants in completing INS forms. The forms were powered by software and H&R Block’s role was to provide a service to…
  • Mar 10

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR

    FebArb: Innovation in ADR
    It’s no secret that the Federal court system is broken, Understaffed and overworked Federal U.S. District court judges rarely hold trials any more – encouraging the parties to settle and keep their conflicts out of the Federal…
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
Rank this Week: 1241

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

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

http://techliberation.com
  • Mar 14

    Autonomous Vehicles Under Attack: Cyber Dashboard Standards and Class Action Lawsuit

    Autonomous Vehicles Under Attack: Cyber Dashboard Standards and Class Action Lawsuit
    In a recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Internet of Things, Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) “announced legislation that would direct the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…
  • Mar 4

    Bipartisan Internet of Things Resolution Introduced in Senate

    Bipartisan Internet of Things Resolution Introduced in Senate
    A new bipartisan “sense of the Senate” resolution was introduced today calling for “a national strategy for the Internet of Things to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment.” [PDF is here.] The…
  • Feb 27

    Initial Thoughts on Obama Administration’s “Privacy Bill of Rights” Proposal

    Initial Thoughts on Obama Administration’s “Privacy Bill of Rights” Proposal
    The Obama Administration has just released a draft “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015.” Generally speaking, the bill aims to translate fair information practice principles (FIPPs) — which have traditionally been…
Rank this Week: 416

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Mar 13

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

    Law Students and Recent Alumni: Please Take this Two Question Survey
    This short survey is part of an ongoing effort to develop a law school curriculum that better serves the needs of students. If the best answer is not listed, please click on "Other" and enter a response.
  • Feb 16

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe

    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxe
    Apparently now is the time when I'm supposed to do my taxes. I always do mine on October 15, the very last day before the automatic extension expires, but the Google Trends chart below for "turbotax" searches suggests most people…
  • Feb 12

    New SEC Guidance on Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers Published

    New SEC Guidance on Abbreviated Debt Tender Offers Published
    The SEC has published a new set of guidelines for debt tender offers. The guidelines revise a set of no-action letters that have been issued over the years allowing issuers to complete debt tender offers without keeping them open for 20…
Rank this Week: 3100

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/
  • Mar 12

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie

    Hsu Untied: Interviewing Lawyers About Their Side-Hobbie
    via Maya Hsu My former colleague, Richard Hsu, is at it again. You may remember Richard, and his talented daughter, Maya, from my posts about his One Page Blog, and HsuTube blogs, and the really interesting videos he and Maya produced. I…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website

    Bloomberg BNA Launches Big Law Business Community Website
    Toby Brown and I got a sneak peek yesterday at Bloomberg BNA's new Big Law Business community site, and we liked what we saw. We all know that Big Law is big business, but there are very few resources out there from vendors that cover current…
  • Mar 2

    Movin' On Up!

    Movin' On Up!
    The legal market consolidated a bit more today in Canada as DLAPiper LLP announced that Davis LLP will be joining the Swiss verein's North American arm as its newest member firm in April 2015.  The Am Law Daily, summed up the change in…
Rank this Week: 346

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Mar 11

    Top 8 Things You Can Do to Get Yourself in Trouble with Technology

    Top 8 Things You Can Do to Get Yourself in Trouble with Technology
    On March 10, 2015, The TASA Group in conjunction with legal ethics expert Jennifer Ellis and technology consultant Daniel Siegel, presented a free, one-hour interactive webinar presentation for all legal professionals. Ms. Ellis and Mr.…
  • Mar 6

    #LTNY 2015 – What A Trip!

    #LTNY 2015 – What A Trip!
    As a professional who has worked virtually for over a decade, when the opportunity to meet with people in real life presents itself – I grab on with both hands!  I am definitely what you would call a “people” person. I…
  • Mar 4

    The Rural Lawyer – A Techie Valentine To Me

    The Rural Lawyer – A Techie Valentine To Me
    February has announced itself with cold winds, wet snow and an absolute disregard to January’s rather mild precedent. Which hurries my steps along when I venture out of the little law office on the prairie and away from my Keurig…
Rank this Week: 1766