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Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 6

    Whose domain space is it anyway?

    Whose domain space is it anyway?
    Governments shouldn’t get in the way of the people who run the internet. Fine sentiments reported by the Guardian from UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul this week.  They echo his…
  • Jul 20

    The other side of communications data

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

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

    Dissecting the emergency Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill
    Three months after the EU Court of Justice invalidated the EU Data Retention Directive, the UK government has burst into feverish action with emergency legislation to replace the 2009 Data Retention Regulations.  Those Regulations,…
Rank this Week: 2152

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

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

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

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

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
Rank this Week: 2758

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Sep 19

    All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why that Matters Under the First Amendment and Why it Should Matter to the FTC – Part IV

    All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why that Matters Under the First Amendment and Why it Should Matter to the FTC – Part IV
    In this five part series, originally published in the Summer 2014 edition of the Media Law Resource Center Bulletin,[1] we take an in-depth look at the native advertising phenomenon and the legal issues surrounding the practice.  After…
  • Sep 18

    Are you—or someone you love—a content hoarder?

    Are you—or someone you love—a content hoarder?
    Hoarding is defined clinically as embodying “a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them.” That accumulation occurs regardless of the actual value associated with the…
  • Sep 17

    Why Worry About a Little Skimmer?

    Why Worry About a Little Skimmer?
    Merchants—rightfully so—are worried about securing their payment card environments so that their name does not appear in a headline discussing how millions of cards were stolen from them. Faced with the challenge of evaluating the…
Rank this Week: 1935

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

Covers data security, cloud computing, data privacy and anything E. By Al Saikali.

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • May 26

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act
    My last post described what the recently passed Florida Information Protection Act (FIPA) will do.  This post analyzes how FIPA differs from Florida’s existing breach notification law and explains why those differences will hurt or…
  • May 15

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law
    The Florida Legislature recently passed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA).  This post describes the FIPA and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages to businesses governed by the new law.  The FIPA must still…
  • Dec 30

    The Target Data Breach Lawsuits: Why Every Company Should Care

    The Target Data Breach Lawsuits: Why Every Company Should Care
    Plaintiffs’ lawyers were falling over themselves last week in a race to the courthouse to sue Target as a result of its recent data breach.  By at least one report, over 40 lawsuits have already been filed against Target, the first…
Rank this Week: 4616

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Sep 22

    New Hard-Hitting Video Exposes Canadian Spy Agency's Unchecked Surveillance Program

    New Hard-Hitting Video Exposes Canadian Spy Agency's Unchecked Surveillance Program
    The Canadian government's surveillance of innocent Canadians is secretive, expensive, and out-of-control—that’s the message of a new video launched this morning by Canadian digital rights organization, OpenMedia.ca. The group is…
  • Sep 21

    Statement on the Use of Finfisher by Members of the Freedom Online Coalition

    Statement on the Use of Finfisher by Members of the Freedom Online Coalition
    Documents recently released by WikiLeaks have brought new evidence to the public eye that the intrusive surveillance spyware FinFisher may be in use by several members of the Freedom Online Coalition, including Mongolia, Netherlands, and…
  • Sep 19

    Tor Challenge Inspires 1,635 Tor Relay

    Tor Challenge Inspires 1,635 Tor Relay
    Good news for whistleblowers, journalists, and everyone who likes to browse the Internet with an added cloak of privacy: the Tor network got a little stronger. Tor—software that lets you mask your IP address—relies on an…
Rank this Week: 1075

Defend My Domain

Defend My Domain

Discusses UDRP law and decisions, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA), trademark litigation theories and tactics, computer law principles and an understanding of the web-based transactions and Internet technology. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.defendmydomain.com
  • Apr 18

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM

    Panel tells Alcohol Monitoring Systems to SCRAM
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain www.SCRAM.com a single member panel denied a request to transfer. See Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc.v. Peter Stranney (Nat. Arb. Forum FA 1488482, April 11, 2013). Complainant, offering…
  • Mar 7

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain

    “Tata Massage” can keep its domain
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.tatamassage.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Tata Sons Limited v. Tata Massage (WIPO Case No. D2012-2467 , March 4, 2013). Complainant Tata Sons Limited is…
  • Feb 11

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right

    SPORT2000 Sleeps Too Long on its Right
    In a recent domain name dispute over the domain, www.SPORT2000.com, a single member Panel  denied a request to transfer. See Sport 2000 Brand AG v. sport2000 (WIPO Case No. D2012-2449, January 28, 2013). Complainant Sport Brand AG owns…
Rank this Week: 3649

Defending SIIA Audits

Defending SIIA Audits

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). By Robert J. Scott.

http://blawg.scottandscottllp.com/defendingsiiaaudits/
Rank this Week: 2615

Defending The Digital Workplace

Defending The Digital Workplace

Addresses technology and employment law issues facing business professionals. By Jason Shinn.

http://jshinn.wordpress.com
  • Sep 1

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee

    Resources and Links for Employment Law Issues Facing Employers and Employee
    I no longer actively publish on this blog site. However, readers of this blog or those interested in issues at the intersection of employment law and technology issues can still discuss these issues with me at my new blog, The Michigan…
  • Feb 7

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB

    Facebook Firing Ends in Settlement with NLRB
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it had reached a settlement in a case involving an employee’s discharge for posting negative comments about a supervisor on the employee’s Facebook page. Click here for the NLRB’s…
  • Dec 21

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant

    Revisions to FTC’s Red Flags Rule Exempts Lawyers, Doctors, and Accountant
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Red Flag Rules have been revised to exclude certain professionals prior to the latest enforcement deadline of December 31, 2010. Specifically, President Obama signed into law on December 18, 2010, the…
Rank this Week: 4207

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Sep 16

    FRCP Amendments Approved

    FRCP Amendments Approved
    According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration.  Rule…
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
  • May 27

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014

    Morris James Receives Top Legal Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
    Thirteen Lawyers and Four Practices Recognized as Top-Tier in Delaware Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that thirteen attorneys in five separate practice areas have been top ranked among the leading Delaware lawyers in the…
Rank this Week: 1793

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

Covers legal technology, technology law and other musings. By Dennis Kennedy.

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast

    Videoconferencing, Productization and Other New Podcast
    Fans of old-time Hollywood movies probably recognize the homage to the famous line from Sunset Boulevard in the title of the newest episode of the The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast, “Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up.” In…
  • Jul 31

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article

    The Productization of Legal Services – My New Article
    The July/August issue of Law Practice magazine is now out, the theme is “Big Ideas,” and one of the big ideas included in the issue is covered in an article I wrote. In “Link to article,” I dive into the ways that…
  • Jun 24

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology

    GC Research Club Interview about Legal Technology
    William Barns Graham at the GC Research Club interviewed me a while back about technology as it relates to in-house counsel, some of my uses of technology, collaboration and other topics. The interview originally ran in two parts, but has…
Rank this Week: 842

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/
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
  • Aug 1

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further

    Irish state has “scant regard” for your data – and now wants to share it even further
    The Irish state has a deplorable record when it comes to protecting your personal information. That’s not just our view – it’s the assessment of the outgoing Data Protection Commissioner after nearly a decade in office.…
  • Jul 16

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer

    DRI added as amicus in challenge to Safe Harbour Transfer
    In a judgment today the High Court has joined Digital Rights Ireland as an amicus curiae in the legal challenge being brought by Max Schrems against the Data Protection Commissioner regarding data transfers to the United States, which will…
Rank this Week: 2832

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/
  • Sep 21

    FL Bar Results Tomorrow

    FL Bar Results Tomorrow
    Wasting no time, we’re having a swearing-in ceremony in Gussman Hall Tuesday evening for members of the Class of 2014 who passed the Florida Bar. Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court will be presiding, which is pretty…
  • Sep 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
Rank this Week: 39

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 4212

DMCA Handbook

DMCA Handbook

Covers online copyright infringement and DMCA for ISPs and content creators and rights holders. By Connie J. Mableson.

http://www.dmcahandbook.com/
  • Sep 10

    How to Keep Your Home Page Safe from a DMCA Notice

    How to Keep Your Home Page Safe from a DMCA Notice
    ANSWER: Your Homepage should not contain infringing material or links to Infringing Material. If you may be hosting infringing content on your website, there is an easy way to keep your home page from being taken down by a DMCA takedown…
  • Aug 28

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices, Fair Use, and Good Faith at issue in New Lessig Lawsuit

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices, Fair Use, and Good Faith at issue in New Lessig Lawsuit
    On August 22, 2013, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint against Australian record label Liberation Music in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.  Professor Lessig alleges that Liberation Music is…
  • Jul 30

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices – What is Good Faith?

    Frivilous DMCA Takedown Notices – What is Good Faith?
    As previously reported on this Blog, DMCA takedown Notices must be made in good faith by the person alleging copyright infringement.  Section 512(c)(3)(v) of the DMCA requires that a takedown notice include: “a statement that the…
Rank this Week: 4422

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
  • Sep 12

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?

    Quer trabalhar conosco na área de Direito Digital ?
    Se você se identifica com a nossa área de atuação e tem interesse de trabalhar conosco, conheça nossa oferta de emprego para advogado júnior. Clique na imagem abaixo  
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Sep 22

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym

    Dictionary Words, Compounds, Phrases and Acronym
    Trademark dictionary words, compounds, phrases and acronyms (or strings of arbitrary letters complainants claim as trademarks) are regularly contested in UDRP proceedings. The registry of trademarks includes numerous dictionary words used…
  • Sep 19

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute

    Awarding Punitive Damages in Arbitral Dispute
    Awarding punitive damages in arbitral disputes may be available as a remedy but the question is, Who gets to decide? There have been a number of cases recently in New York addressing who determines, court or arbitrator, particular issues. The…
  • Sep 14

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding

    Abuse of Process in a UDRP Proceeding
    Abuse of process in a UDRP proceeding carries risk for reverse domain name hijacking if respondent appears and proves complainant has falsified the facts. There have undoubtedly been cases in which complainant prevails solely because…
Rank this Week: 576

Domain Name Shame

Domain Name Shame

Covers domain name disputes and cybersquatting law.

http://www.domainnameshame.com/
  • Nov 10

    Brand Name Domain Name

    Brand Name Domain Name
    Complainant is a Swiss limited liability company founded in 1866 by Henri Nestle and sells products and services all over the world in various industries, in particular the food industry, including baby foods, breakfast cereals, chocolate and…
  • Nov 2

    No Double Jeopardy for Domain Name Dispute

    No Double Jeopardy for Domain Name Dispute
    Complainant, Ashley Judd, is a famous actor who has appeared in multiple television series and films.  The Respondent, Jeff Burgar, carries on activities under the name "Alberta Hot Rods" and various other names.  He registered the disputed…
  • Oct 26

    Domain Dispute for Sport

    Domain Dispute for Sport
    Complainant is one of six major American film studios.
Rank this Week: 4466

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jun 13

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority

    Spencer, PIPEDA & Lawful Authority
    A busy practice combined with a very bad shoulder injury will, regretfully, move blogging down the priority list. As we reach mid-2014 there have been a few interesting privacy law developments this year but, in my view, no real…
  • Feb 27

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?

    Toronto Hydro Surveillance?
    I can’t help but think there’s a movie in this somewhere. Love, devotion and allegations of betrayal are all present. Mix in smart meters and privacy and it becomes obvious why I’m blogging about this. It’s quite a…
  • Feb 19

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?

    Health Privacy: Is PHIPA the only game in town?
    There is a new and interesting decision out of Peterborough that raises but doesn’t answer a lot of questions. These questions revolve around the intersection of PHIPA, class action law and tort law. This is not something you see…
Rank this Week: 4715

Dozier Internet Law

Dozier Internet Law

Comments on Internet law issues including hacking, intellectual property infringment, spam, free speech and regulatory matters. By John W. Dozier, Jr.

http://johndozierjr.typepad.com/dozierinternetlaw/
  • Oct 12

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia

    Internet Law: MySpace Murder in Virginia
    A suspect in the mass murder of four parents and teens in Farmville, Virginia has been arrested at the airport trying to flee to California. In "Google Bomb" I call for changes to Section 230 immunity so that web sites have the ability to…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
  • Apr 16

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site

    Traverse Internet Law: Medical Justice and Eric Goldman's Attack Site
    Eric Goldman is a professor at Santa Clara University and as a former general counsel to Epinions.com has a long standing view of free speech that is, to say the least, one sided. He seems to always support a very liberal interpretation of…
Rank this Week: 4267

DRG Law

DRG Law

Business, intellectual property, litigation, and transactional issues from a legal and relational perspective. By Douglas R. Griess.

http://drglaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4183

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 17

    Open Data et Open Governement Data, mais qu’est-ce que c’est?

    Open Data et Open Governement Data, mais qu’est-ce que c’est?
    Il n’y a pas de définition unanime de ce qu’est une donnée ouverte (Open Data), mais on peut retenir qu’il s’agit d’une donnée qui peut être utilisée librement,…
  • Aug 25

    C’est quoi des Big Data

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

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée

    Rapport 2014 du préposé fédéral à la protection des donnée
    Le Préposé fédéral à la protection des données et à la transparence (PFPDT) a publié son 21e rapport d’activité. Pour rappel, le PFPDT c’est une équipe…
Rank this Week: 3449

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

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

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Sep 19

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 22, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 22, 2014
    Members of the legal profession with a less-than-ideal .com domain name will soon have an opportunity to rectify the situation, thanks to the coming availability of several law-related domains.
  • Sep 19

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 19, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 19, 2014
    Topics include Russian preparations to disconnect from the outside Internet, phishing spotted in the new gTLDs, a U.S. State Department report on a Pleinpot prep meeting, privacy in Europe, and an update on ICANN's plans for another round of…
  • Sep 18

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 18, 2014 (Server Crash Edition)

    DNS Policy Notes for Sept. 18, 2014 (Server Crash Edition)
    Topics include attachment proceedings over the .ir top-level domain, privacy choice and fiduciary access to digital assets, new life for former .green aspirants, the FCC's net neutrality mailbag, and fretting over Internet fragmentation.
Rank this Week: 2899

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

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

http://ecommercelaw.typepad.com/ecommerce_law/
  • Jul 14

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

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

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

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

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

    7 Key Elements of Effective Terms of Use: Handling User Content
    As we discussed last week, most effective Terms of Use (also known as Terms of Service (TOS)) address seven key concepts: (1) the uses of the website and its services which are permitted by the website operator; (2) the manner in which…
Rank this Week: 2148

e-Justice Blog

e-Justice Blog

Covers cyber law and personal security issues.

http://www.criminaljusticeusa.com/blog
  • Oct 26

    The United States of Drug Addict

    The United States of Drug Addict
    Embed the image above on your site Via: Guide to Criminal Justice Career
  • Oct 19

    The Gangs in Oz

    The Gangs in Oz
    Embed the image above on your site Via: Criminal Justice Resource
  • Oct 11

    A Timeline of Police in the U.S.

    A Timeline of Police in the U.S.
    Embed the image above on your site Via: Criminal Justice Degrees Blog
Rank this Week: 1876

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/
  • Sep 17

    Today Is A Good Day To Refinance

    Today Is A Good Day To Refinance
    Mortgage rates are falling. Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey reported 30-year fixed mortgages are averaging 4.1% for the last two weeks of August 2014, the lowest since October 2013. There may be a rush to refinance and you…
  • Sep 10

    Great News: New York Court Defines The Word “The”

    Great News: New York Court Defines The Word “The”
    We’ll all breath a little easier now that the Appellate Division, First Department has weighed in on the meaning of the word “the”. Reminiscent of Bill Clinton debating the meaning of “is”, in this particular…
  • Sep 5

    Are Marriage And Divorce Still Relevant In Today’s Economy?

    Are Marriage And Divorce Still Relevant In Today’s Economy?
    Family law professors June Carbone and Naomi Cahn have written a book entitled “Marriage Markets” that examines marriage against the backdrop of today’s national economy. The depth of the book cannot be expressed in a short…
Rank this Week: 985

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Sep 21

    eDiscovery Daily is Four Years Old!

    eDiscovery Daily is Four Years Old!
    Believe it or not, it has been four years ago this past Saturday since we launched the eDiscovery Daily blog! Now is your chance to catch up on some posts that you may have missed!       Related…
  • Sep 18

    Is Technology Assisted Review Older than the US Government? - eDiscovery Trend

    Is Technology Assisted Review Older than the US Government? - eDiscovery Trend
    A lot of people consider Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding (PC) to be new technology. We attempted to debunk that as myth last year after our third annual thought leader interview series by summarizing comments from some…
  • Sep 17

    eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays – How Databases Were Used, Circa Early 1980s, Part 5

    eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays – How Databases Were Used, Circa Early 1980s, Part 5
    So far in this blog series, we’ve taken a look at the ‘litigation support culture’ in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, we’ve covered how databases were built, and we started discussing how databases were…
Rank this Week: 561

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 2485

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant

Blog on legal publishing industry, legal data, and related information technologies.

http://www.edwardbryant.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Open Government, Chicago Municipal Code Meetup

    Open Government, Chicago Municipal Code Meetup
    I recently attended a meetup by Open Government Chicago(-land), a local open government / open data advocacy and networking group. The meetup was titled Process and Products Around the Chicago Municipal Code and it was probably one of the…
  • Oct 31

    A Slight Turn in the Road

    A Slight Turn in the Road
    I have come to a bit of a turning point in my career and the focus of this blog will soon change slightly as a result. I received all my formal education in law or law-related areas — i.e., majoring in political science as an…
  • Feb 12

    Do Lawyers Only Copy While Everyone Else is Original?

    Do Lawyers Only Copy While Everyone Else is Original?
    Jean O’Grady @ Dewey B Strategic posted about the recent dismissal of White v. West Publishing Corp., calling it a victory for fair use and common sense. I obviously disagree and I think her argument about why legal briefs should not be…
Rank this Week: 2775

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 4259

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Sep 17

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.

    Will a smartwatch be on your wrist? 10 things to ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands.  It will be available ……
  • Sep 10

    CASL software provision

    CASL software provision
    CASL – the Canadian anti-spam legislation – contains provisions that require certain disclosure and permission requirements on the installation of software that does certain things, or when software does certain things.  This…
  • Sep 3

    Smartwatch week

    Smartwatch week
    The IFA - the European equivalent of the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show - starts Friday – although manufacturers have already started pre-show press conferences.   A wide range of consumer electronics and…
Rank this Week: 1142

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1801

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3897

Emerging Technologies Blog

Emerging Technologies Blog

Covers GPL, open source and free software. By Brown Rudnick.

http://brownrudnick.com/blog/emerging-technologies/
  • Dec 21

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble

    Mobile App Privacy: Five Things Businesses Can Do To Stay Out Of Trouble
    The business case for offering a mobile app can be compelling: an app can give a business a constant presence on its customers’ mobile desktop, building brand awareness and allowing easy and direct interaction. But businesses that roll…
  • Jun 29

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight

    A New Wave Of GPL Enforcement? Samba and Linux kernel copyrightholders join the fight
    Talk about unintended consequences: Rob Landley, a lead developer of BusyBox, announced that he was rewriting that program solely to disarm GPL enforcers. In response, several other copyright holders came forward to hand the enforcers some…
  • Jun 12

    The Lore of Linux

    The Lore of Linux
    Advising clients on open source is always hard, because there’s not much law but a lot of lore.  There are a couple of court decisions that discuss open source licensing, but they don’t get at the really complicated and interesting…
Rank this Week: 3885

Ephemerallaw

Ephemerallaw

Covers the information security and data privacy laws.

http://ephemerallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Can't Prohibit Sale of Violent Game

    Can't Prohibit Sale of Violent Game
    In this 7-2 opinion, the Supreme Court has struck down a California ban on sales of violent video games to minors. The result isn't at all surprising, though I'm guessing it will come as a shock to people like Roger "video games can never be…
  • Apr 22

    Root Cause of Privacy Furor: EULA

    Root Cause of Privacy Furor: EULA
    People really care about the fact that their smartphones gather location data. It reached the frontpage of MSNBC.com with this article. It also inspired a flood of righteous indignation from Washington. From the article:
  • Apr 13

    Data privacy legislation introduced

    Data privacy legislation introduced
    Per Wired.com, Senators Kerry and McCain have proposed legislation that would give web users the right not to be tracked while on line (the text of the bill can be found here). While this sounds like a step forward for consumer privacy, the…
Rank this Week: 4429

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • May 23

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche

    Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searche
    The USPTO will never require mandatory patent searching. But I can dream. The single biggest thing that the USPTO could do to improve patent quality and reduce the power of patent trolls would be to require patent applicants to do …
  • Apr 1

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity

    How To Regain Your Social Networking Virginity
    Simplifying your life on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and other social networks. In 1990, I worked evenings and weekends doing programming for Cayman Systems in Cambridge, MA, both to earn extra money to pay off my college loans and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music

    Top 10 Reasons Shane Victorino is Worth 22 Seconds of Music
    Don’t worry, about a thing, ’cause every little thing, gonna be all right! Remember when the NHL changed rules to require helmets? And it grandfathered the “old school” players? Well, MLB has reduced the time alloted…
Rank this Week: 209

Esquire | Mac

Esquire | Mac

Covers Macs in the law office. By Adam Greivell.

http://www.esquiremac.com
Rank this Week: 754

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

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

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 984

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Sep 11

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application

    0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Application
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day. Segment 1 (02:06) Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications…
  • Aug 26

    0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLA

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

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

    0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) The panel guests are Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana. Van quoted from the Apache Corporate CLA. (40:55) Segment 2…
Rank this Week: 3902

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 654

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 15

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum

    It’s time to bring Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into the computer science curriculum
    In the privacy technologies grad seminar that I taught last semester, Bitcoin proved to be the most popular topic among students. Two groups did very different and equally interesting final projects on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; more on…
  • Sep 13

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)

    Google Fights Genericide Claim (and Wins)
    Google’s famous trademark in its name has just survived a challenger’s attempt to have it declared generic. In Elliott v. Google, a federal court in Arizona held last week that despite the public’s use of the word…
  • Sep 8

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”

    Security Audit of Safeplug “Tor in a Box”
    Last month at the FOCI workshop, we presented a security analysis of the Safeplug, a $49 box which promised users “complete security and anonymity” online by sending all of their web traffic through the Tor onion routing network.…
Rank this Week: 281

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Sep 22

    I Guess Saint Richard Isn't Gonna Happen...

    I Guess Saint Richard Isn't Gonna Happen...
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 22

    DuoSecurity - Two Factor Authentication For The Masse

    DuoSecurity - Two Factor Authentication For The Masse
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Sep 22

    Anti-Hacker Ten Commandment

    Anti-Hacker Ten Commandment
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 1814

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
  • Aug 31

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win

    Craigslist Copyright and CFAA Win
    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that website owners have the right to selectively block user access, and any intentional circumvention of those access restrictions may violate the Computer Fraud and…
Rank this Week: 3935

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
  • Oct 9

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook

    Court Decision: Companies Allowed to run Fanpages on Facebook
    The Administrative Court of Schleswig (Verwaltungsgericht Schleswig) held today in three parallel decisions that companies that run their own fanpages on Facebook are not responsible for the social network’s data collection and…
  • Mar 5

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook

    German Data Protection Laws Do Not Apply to Facebook
    On February 14th, 2013 the Administrative Court of Schleswig held in two decisions that German data protection laws do not apply to data processing by Facebook (file numbers 8 B 60/12 and 8 B 61/1).The interlocutory judicial procedure had…
  • Jan 28

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?

    Federal Supreme Court: Can a foreign company use a .de-domain?
    In the case laid before the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) the court primarily had to decide about the liability of the administrative contact of the domain dlg.de. However, in the obiter dictum, the court also held under…
Rank this Week: 2483

GrepLaw

GrepLaw

Covers news, commentary, and discussion about Internet and computer law and policy. From Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

http://grep.law.harvard.edu/
Rank this Week: 1824

GrokLaw

GrokLaw

Covers the SCO v. IBM and Linux case.

http://www.groklaw.net
  • Aug 19

    Forced Exposure ~pj

    Forced Exposure ~pj
    The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. What to do?
  • Aug 15

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj
    There will be a hearing in Apple v. Samsung I in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom, Courtroom 8 on the 4th floor, on August 21 at 2:00 PM, so if any of you stalwarts can attend, that would be fabulous. You don't even have to wake up early. What's…
  • Aug 13

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.
    Judge James L. Robart has now ruled [PDF, 38 pages] on Microsoft and Motorola's summary judgment motions, granting in part and denying in part. He has ruled that seeking an injunction over a FRAND patent can be proper and is not…
Rank this Week: 2155