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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/
  • Aug 29

    Social Media Reputation, Sexting, and Privacy

    Social Media Reputation, Sexting, and Privacy
    It takes years to build your reputation and only a handful of sexts to lose it.  Last night, The New York Post reported that former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sexting another woman who was not his wife. In the past five years, this…
  • Aug 28

    Microsoft Takes A Stand Against Online Violence and Hate Speech

    Microsoft Takes A Stand Against Online Violence and Hate Speech
    According to Business Insider, Microsoft is making it easier to report online threats and abuse. The company has created a new online form to report content posted on its consumer services that may constitute online violence or hate speech.…
  • Aug 24

    Bank Privacy in the Social Media Age

    Bank Privacy in the Social Media Age
    Have you ever read the annual bank privacy notices that you receive in the mail? If not, it may be a good time to do so.  The FDIC has a website filled with information regarding how banks may protect or utilize your personal financial…
Rank this Week: 815

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Aug 29

    The future of media and some implications for regulation

    The future of media and some implications for regulation
    There has been a lot of soul-searching in mainstream media in the past week, following Shane Smith‘s scathing health check at this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh international TV festival. The lecture should be…
  • Aug 4

    Viral cow video copied in ad campaign, but is it copyright infringement?

    Viral cow video copied in ad campaign, but is it copyright infringement?
    There is an interesting copyright case brewing online. Cyriak Harris is a British freelance video animator, famous for creating surreal videos involving cute animals that are then transformed in often nightmarish ways (my favourite is Kitty…
  • Jul 27

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?

    Wikileaks: Who watches the watchmen?
    With great power comes great responsibility. Yes, this is a line from a superhero movie, but it is just as relevant as when Uncle Ben said it on screen in 2002 (technically, it dates back to the first Spider-man comic in 1962, but I digress).…
Rank this Week: 878

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    Remembering is resisting

    Remembering is resisting
    I gave a short talk on the politics of digital memorialisation through personal archives at Colomboscope 2016 on a panel titled ‘Rendering Realities’, moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena. The festival’s description of my…
  • Aug 16

    Whatsapp during a live protest

    Whatsapp during a live protest
    Not for the first time, I relied very heavily on WhatsApp in covering the Different Yet Equal vigil in Colombo, and the resulting drama. Updates sent to the Groundviews WhatsApp group (which at the time of writing this has over one hundred…
  • Aug 16

    Sinhale’s crisis of legitimacy

    Sinhale’s crisis of legitimacy
    Though this poster is very easily debunked, the intent is clear. It is not just aimed at discrediting those who organised the vigil. The purpose it serves is larger and holds currency for longer. The intent here is to mislead and spread hate…
Rank this Week: 914

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1041

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – Pokémon Go Edition

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – Pokémon Go Edition
    Even as the initial furor surrounding the release of developer Niantic’s Pokémon-themed ap has subsided, the issues raised by the mass embrace of the augmented reality-flavored game continue to merit attention from lawmakers,…
  • Aug 23

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?

    Are There Phishing Holes in Your Cybersecurity Insurance?
    A robust cybersecurity strategy involves sophisticated, overlapping protections. Along with up-to-date technology, well-trained employees and vigilant IT professionals, comprehensive insurance coverage is an often necessary ingredient of any…
  • Aug 8

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children

    Pokémon Go and the Evolving Arena of Clickwrap Enforcement against Children
    According to the official Pokémon website, “kids all over the world have been discovering the enchanting world of Pokémon [for over 15 years].” Not surprisingly, many of us who used to be kids in the 15+ years are…
Rank this Week: 923

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1

    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1
    “Tool Without a Handle” – Tools For Art and Politics, Part 1 This blog has, to date, primarily focused on the qualities of networked information technologies and regulatory responses to them – in particular qualities…
  • Aug 5

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking

    Strasbourg Court To Hear A Case About Liability For Hyperlinking
    Internet case-law of the ECtHR will soon be enriched. Magyar Jeti Zrt v Hungary is a new important pending case. It concerns liability for hyperlinks in the domestic defamation law and its compatibility with freedom of expression.   The…
  • Aug 4

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner

    Unlock the Box Meets Lochner
    I’m told that August is a slow month in D.C., but there is nevertheless policy drama in the air for the telecommunications and copyright nerds among us. I blogged last week about the battle currently being waged over the FCC’s…
Rank this Week: 1084

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/
  • Jul 27

    Boosts in Ransomware Attacks Spark Multiple Government Agency Response

    Boosts in Ransomware Attacks Spark Multiple Government Agency Response
    Following a recent U.S. government interagency report indicating that, on average, there has been an alarming 300 percent spike in daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 as compared with 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
  • Jul 15

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.

    Privacy Shield to Enter into Force Immediately in EU, on August 1 in U.S.
    The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield has been adopted by the European Commission. On July 12, 2016, following a positive vote from the member states (the Article 31 Committee) on July 8, the EU College of Commissioners formally adopted the Privacy…
  • Jul 12

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference

    Reed Smith Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming “Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law” Conference
    Two members of Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry (LSHI) group will be speaking at the American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Conference on Women Leaders in Life Sciences Law taking place in Boston on July 27-29, 2016.…
Rank this Week: 991

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jul 20

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman
    (Cross-posted at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.) Aaron Hirschman, a self-proclaimed “Internet troll,” posted the following message on Craigslist: Wanna make an easy $20 for voting? (Downtown Bend) Are you interested in…
  • Jul 12

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Call for Papers: Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values Call for Papers – AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law Topic The Internet of Things will create a vast surge in the amount of data that we – and our devices…
  • Jun 27

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law

    Free Speech Challenges to Credit Card Surcharge Law
    I recently helped write and organize an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant cert in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The case involves a circuit split on the constitutionality of “no surcharge”…
Rank this Week: 1113

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/
  • Jun 22

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity
    The SEC recently agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement of an enforcement action against Morgan Stanley for its failure to have sufficient data security policies and procedures to protect customer data. The settlement was significant for its…
  • Mar 9

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
    A significant change is happening to payment card technology. Any company that accepts credit cards as a form of payment needs to know about it if they intend to continue accepting payment cards in the future. The technology is called…
  • Feb 18

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device
    In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) articulated its expectations for how device manufacturers address cybersecurity premarket in Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.…
Rank this Week: 1110

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 1121

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 28

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 897

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 891

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

    Campbell’s Scoop
    Tom Bennett and I, along with the regular editors (Eric Barendt, Rachael Craufurd Smith and Tom Gibbons) have put together a special issue of the Journal of Media Law (volume 7, issue 2) arising out of the workshop we hosted at…
  • Jan 5

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
    On the Routledge website, a first announcement of my forthcoming (i.e. still being written) book, Medium Law (to be published late in 2016). While I am not expecting George RR Martin levels of encouragement to finish it, it…
  • Jan 4

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 908

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/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 960

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 30

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle

    Getting Fired because of your Side Hustle
    When I was on one of the weekly calls with my mastermind group last week, one of my fellow Shankminders asked me to comment on a phenomenon amongst entrepreneurs – working on your side gig while at your full-time job. Wait . . . what?!…
  • Aug 27

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract

    Severability: Lifesaver of Contract
    Part of my job as a lawyer is writing and reviewing contract. I love writing contracts – you put in creative and crazy clauses as long as they’re legal. I get many clients who draft their own agreements or get a contract from a…
  • Aug 14

    The Law Doesn’t Care About Your Feeling

    The Law Doesn’t Care About Your Feeling
    I’m not going to sugarcoat it: The law doesn’t give a fuck about your feelings. I get a lot of phone calls and emails from people who are sad, angry, afraid, or filled with regret and they ask me if there are any legal options for…
Rank this Week: 1707

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
  • Aug 29

    Do Over, Please: EFF and ACLU Ask Ninth Circuit to Revisit Two Dangerous CFAA Ruling

    Do Over, Please: EFF and ACLU Ask Ninth Circuit to Revisit Two Dangerous CFAA Ruling
    Imagine being convicted of a crime for logging into a friend's social media account with their permission? Or for logging into your spouse’s bank account to pay a bill, even though a pop-up banner appeared stating that only account…
  • Aug 29

    Transparency Hunters Capture More than 400 California Database Catalog

    Transparency Hunters Capture More than 400 California Database Catalog
    A team of over 40 transparency activists aimed their browsers at California this past weekend, collecting more than 400 database catalogs from local government agencies, as required under a new state law. Together, participants in the…
  • Aug 26

    European Copyright Leak Exposes Plans to Force the Internet to Subsidize Publisher

    European Copyright Leak Exposes Plans to Force the Internet to Subsidize Publisher
    A just-leaked draft impact assessment on the modernization of European copyright rules could spell the end for many online services in Europe as we know them. The document's recommendations foreshadow new a EU Directive on copyright to be…
Rank this Week: 1726

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Aug 29

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer

    Amazon Kindle Version Released: Knowledge Management for Lawyer
    I’m happy to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers was just released on the Amazon Kindle Platform! Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon and a few more for the Kindle version,…
  • Aug 4

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting

    Three Tips For a More Focused and Productive Meeting
    Everybody seems to hate meetings. We all complain about them. We’re too busy with real work to waste time sitting around, just talking. Well, I recently had a very good, focused, and productive planning meeting with my key managers.…
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
Rank this Week: 1224

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 25

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    worth a read. at least while you still can. https://t.co/JJcOCbAAyG 2016-08-19 first bash on windows and now powershell open sourced on linux? wow. https://t.co/EENtg4zWNf 2016-08-19 https://t.co/DzpGynwCNN (but not gawker media's other…
  • Aug 18

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the data fusion business sounds like it has significant potential but is also just a bit disconcerting. https://t.co/X6bgdYarOF 2016-08-12 google seems to be working on a new open source os for more powerful phones and pcs. intriguing. via /.…
  • Aug 11

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ioc prohibits press from making animated gifs of olympics. <scratches head> https://t.co/GWow5NXkGr 2016-08-05 peta files appeal in monkey selfie case; argues that copyright act not limited to human authors. https://t.co/zDAHE938oa…
Rank this Week: 1575

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Aug 25

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality

    Illinois "Pidgey's Law" an Overly Hasty, Muddled Attempt at Regulating Augmented Reality
    Several news outlets have reports on this bill (AB 6601) recently introduced by Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy. Nicknamed "Pidgey's Law," the bill was introduced in response to reports that players of the augmented reality game,…
  • Aug 24

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook

    Value Judgments in the Bluebook
    In the harrowing world of the legal publication process, law review editors use the arcane and intricate rules of the Bluebook to dissect, complicate, elaborate, and brighten up citations in an incomprehensible swirl of…
  • Aug 23

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?

    Can a Map Maker be Sued for Nuisance?
    In a recent post I discussed whether one could sue a map maker for nuisance. For example, say a map maker were to write on a widely-distributed map that a particular house on a street corner was ugly and that people should heckle it.…
Rank this Week: 1721

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Aug 25

    Barracuda: Backup As A Service

    Barracuda: Backup As A Service
    Barracuda is now offering monthly payments for their line of firewall and backup appliances. Rather than make a one-time purchase, firms can simply subscribe to these devices “as a service”. This post will explain everything.The…
  • Aug 18

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: No Constant Condition
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
  • Aug 12

    DMS & OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin

    DMS &amp; OCR: Two Sides|Same Coin
    If you own a DMS without OCR, your conflict and other searches will only ever be partial searches. DMS and OCR are two sides to the same coin; they go hand in hand. Each helps the other in finding things for their users.The post DMS &…
Rank this Week: 1684

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: 1757

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 1529

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    Latest Data Breach Settlement Illustrates Need for Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity

    Latest Data Breach Settlement Illustrates Need for Companies to Prioritize Cybersecurity
    On Aug. 5, 2016, the New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced a $100,000 settlement with an e-retailer following an investigation of a data breach that resulted in the potential exposure of more than 25,000 credit card numbers…
  • Aug 22

    A Closer Look at the OCR’s Guidance on Ransomware

    A Closer Look at the OCR’s Guidance on Ransomware
    In the wake of several high-profile ransomware infections targeting hospitals and health care organizations, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued guidance on the growing threat of ransomware.…
  • Aug 19

    OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individual

    OCR to Increase Efforts to Investigate Breaches Affecting Fewer Than 500 Individual
    The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the federal agency tasked with investigating data breaches involving protected health information (PHI) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act…
Rank this Week: 1610

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Aug 23

    Lawyer Directory & Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member

    Lawyer Directory &amp; Portal Traffic Statistics Now Available for Justia Premium Member
    Justia Premium Members can now see how often visitors have viewed their profile and listings on the Justia and Legal Information Institute lawyer directories and legal portals. This new web traffic report tracks the number of profile…
  • Mar 18

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?

    Can Lawyers Send Text Messages to Prospective Clients?
    The Florida Bar Board of Governors has issued an opinion that attorneys contacting prospective clients by text must follow the same rules that apply to other written communications in this context. While most states have not yet addressed…
  • Mar 1

    Can You Ethically Use the Term “Expert” in Your Law Firm Website’s Domain Name?

    Can You Ethically Use the Term &ldquo;Expert&rdquo; in Your Law Firm Website&rsquo;s Domain Name?
    Most states regulate attorneys' use of the words "expert," "specialist," and other terms that could be misleading or suggest a guaranteed outcome in their clients' cases. Although it is a relatively new area of regulation, many states agree…
Rank this Week: 1676

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
  • Jul 22

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit

    Companies Need to Update Terms of Use or Risk Class Action Lawsuit
    In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In…
Rank this Week: 1467

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1212

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Aug 18

    No Man's patent problem?

    No Man's patent problem?
    There's an interesting article in Law360 today about a potential patent dispute surrounding No Man's Sky and the so-call Superformula.  From the article, and of interest to our readers:Many video games have focused on space exploration;…
  • Aug 10

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.

    Ed Sheeran sued for copyright infringement.... again.
    As previously reported, Ed Sheeran was sued back in June for copyright infringement.  Well either the sharks smell blood, or perhaps there's something in the water, but be's been sued again based on another of his songs, as reported by…
  • Jul 29

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101

    Activision loses data retrieval patent under 35 USC 101
    Activision Publishing, Inc. v. xTV Networks LTD., et al.Central District of CaliforniaCV 16-00737Order dated July 25, 2016On Monday, another patent fell to the great patent slayer - 35 USC 101. Activision was but the latest patentee to see…
Rank this Week: 1815

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?

    Can Ordering a Prototype Kill Your Patent Rights?
    Before an inventor will build 10,000 units of a new invention, he or she will first build a prototype – or many prototypes – to make sure that the invention works as it should.  For many inventions, the inventor does not have…
  • Aug 5

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip

    #copyright; #trademark; #patents; #ip
    Originating in Twitter as a means of designating keyword search terms, the # (hashtag) has become a ubiquitous symbol of the social media age.  As the political season heats up, tweeting has gone wild with political candidates and their…
  • Jul 29

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’

    Ask Dr. Copyright … Trademark rights in ‘Thank You’
    Dear Doc: My Mom always taught me to be extra-polite. Growing up in the South, I learned to call my elders “Ma’am” and “Sir”, and always to say “Please” and “Thank you”. I guess that…
Rank this Week: 1800

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

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

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Aug 12

    Linked – How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Character

    Linked – How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 260 Character
    “With the Anniversary Update of Windows 10, you can finally abandon the 260 character maximum path limit in Windows. You just need to make a minor edit to the Windows Registry or Group Policy. Here’s how to make it happen.”…
  • Aug 7

    Linked – Discovery is Easier When You Have Someone to Defensibly Collect ESI

    Linked – Discovery is Easier When You Have Someone to Defensibly Collect ESI
    “The Defendant did not produce any text messages. Their argument was their employee text messages were outside of their possession or control, because they did not issue their employees cell phones. Elkharwily, at *9-10. The Court…
  • Aug 5

    Linked – eDiscovery Shops, The Vendor Isn’t Your DBA!

    Linked – eDiscovery Shops, The Vendor Isn’t Your DBA!
    “Through the networking and relationships in the space we’ve built up over the years, I seem to get a fair number of calls with folks who are in a bad situation. Maybe a smaller law firm with no Database Administrator. Sometimes a…
Rank this Week: 1234

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Aug 5

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”

    “I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Your (Policy Limits)”
    The struggle to identify appropriate policy limits continues to frustrate many in the market for cyberinsurance.  So does the difficulty involved with comparing premiums across policies offering coverage terms with a lot of…
  • Jul 28

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”

    “Ew All Over Again – The New, New US/EU Data Privacy Deal”
    If you are a United States company that processes or maintains data from individuals living in the European Union, this matters to you.  The US/EU Data Privacy Shield self-certification process goes live on August 1, 2016.  There…
  • Jul 25

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”

    “Don’t Let a Limitation of Liability Provision Jeopardize Cyber Coverage”
    Here is how it is supposed to work.  Something bad happens.  You’re insurance company pays for it.  Then, your carrier sues the bad guy who harmed you.  That’s subrogation. In the data breach context, this…
Rank this Week: 1653

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Aug 1

    Find A Hawaii Birth

    Find A Hawaii Birth
    Private Investigator Blog Find A Hawaii Birth We’re spoiled in California. We have a public birth index that lists records into the 1990’s. I also have a supplemental index that goes to 2009 and a microfiche index that has names…
  • Feb 3

    Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable

    Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable
    Private Investigator Blog Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable Search an online court index. It functions well (some do) and it returns an index record of cases filed for the subject’s name. But you don’t know if “no record…
  • Dec 2

    Adoption Search and Reunion

    Adoption Search and Reunion
    Private Investigator Blog Adoption Search and Reunion Adoption Search and Reunion has been an aspect of my investigations business for many years. Now I’m formalizing it with a dedicated website that makes it easier for adoptees and…
Rank this Week: 1767

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Jul 31

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-30
    isoHunt Founder Settles with Music Industry for $66 Million https://t.co/3szekgMpW2 -> Why Canada should adopt a national IP strategy https://t.co/yoTILdWVVj -> Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-07-23 https://t.co/kGoY2MqWDV…
  • Jul 30

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-29
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/3sPl6qpELN -> Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-28 https://t.co/tzkE5jD3MK -> Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in…
  • Jul 28

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-07-27
    If you don’t got it, don’t flaunt it: FTC Issues Warnings to Companies Claiming APEC Privacy Certification https://t.co/5ECLwJYiJX -> The Dangerous Combination of Content Theft and Malware https://t.co/9lZVNqXkIX -> The…
Rank this Week: 1715

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants: AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants:AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
Rank this Week: 1325

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jul 22

    An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation

    An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation
    Europe’s regulators should reconsider draft Open Internet guidelines in two key areas: technology mandates and specialised services As the digital revolution continues and new economies take shape, building the right framework for an…
  • Jul 20

    Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data

    Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data
    We welcome and strongly support Microsoft’s successful challenge of a federal criminal search warrant for messages stored on an email server located in Ireland. The decision from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals supports the…
  • Jul 12

    The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield

    The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield
    By Michelle Dennedy, VP Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco In a nutshell, it’s a good thing! In a world that is digitising, safe global transfer of data is essential to a progressive economy. The Privacy Shield is a framework designed to…
Rank this Week: 1374

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 5

    Brexit for lawyer

    Brexit for lawyer
    Extracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers…
  • May 4

    Never mind the quantity

    Never mind the quantity
    My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.
  • Feb 25

    Writing out loud

    Writing out loud
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.
Rank this Week: 1500

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • May 24

    Company Sale Structure Consideration

    Company Sale Structure Consideration
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the common considerations that drive the decision on how to structure a company sale transaction. Here are the key takeaways from this video: The most common considerations that affect the…
  • May 10

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form
    Ever try to license software or provide SaaS to a Fortune 500 company or some other high profile company? Did they insist on working from “their paper”? You know enough not to simply hope for the best and sign whatever contract…
  • Apr 26

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the most common types of deal structures for a company sale transaction.
Rank this Week: 1375

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 1484

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 20

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library &amp; Technology Service
    Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey about the Law Library and Technology Services and let us know how we are doing and what services that you’d like to see added or improved. Our staff carefully reviews ……
  • Apr 18

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training
    Westlaw’s Prepare to Practice training is this Tuesday, April 19th at 12 pm in Room 120. If you are interning at a law firm or government agency you don’t want to miss this class. Every student who attends will receive…
  • Mar 28

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification
    LexisNexis will be offering Prepare to Practice – Professional Research Certification for 2Ls & 3Ls. Please see session details below. Both sessions are the same, so please pick the session that works best for your…
Rank this Week: 1560

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/
  • Apr 6

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement &amp; Lynch v. CCPC
    The High Court gave a very important judgment yesterday (Independent.ie story) on the issues raised by the use of a search warrant to seize an entire email account where many of the emails in the account were not caught by the terms of the…
  • Mar 16

    Destroying the history of those victimised by the State

    Destroying the history of those victimised by the State
    Fiona de Londras has a letter in the Irish Times today, co-signed by a range of prominent lawyers, highlighting an injustice about to be done by the Irish state. The letter is worth quoting in full:As human rights lawyers we note with great…
  • Nov 12

    How trustworthy is Microsoft's "data trustee"?

    How trustworthy is Microsoft's "data trustee"?
    Yesterday Microsoft announced a radical new structure for some of its European data centres. In an attempt to put customer data beyond the reach of the US government, it has entered into a relationship with Deutsche Telekom which will operate…
Rank this Week: 1455

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/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 1670

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 12

    And Now, For Something Completely Different

    And Now, For Something Completely Different
    A few years ago I told a friend and colleague that one day I would post this Monty Python reference on my social media accounts and that’s how they’d know I’d stepped away from the legal profession: “And now,…
  • Apr 9

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification
    These are slides from my presentation at DATA2J, a roundtable conference hosted by Prof. Elizabeth Chambliss, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the USC School of Law. In my presentation, I…
  • Apr 3

    Gamification for Access to Justice

    Gamification for Access to Justice
    Here is a working paper I wrote that looks at ways to increase online engagement between the public and legal professionals using gamification for the purpose of increasing access to justice. This is the last of the research and…
Rank this Week: 1173

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
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 1622

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

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

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 1548

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/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 1703

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers the shenanigans of some geeks stuck in law school.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Mar 30

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely—One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely&mdash;One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack
    As a PhD student one of my everyday tasks was to read and summarize social and cognitive psychology literature in preparation for my classes. Since I had already practiced as an attorney at the time, I was constantly noting research with…
  • Sep 10

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!
    It was always my intention to include links to the cases referenced on Haiku Decisis, and finally that day is today. We introduced a feature at Fastcase about two months ago allowing any Fastcase subscriber to generate a public link to any…
  • Aug 19

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS
    Announcing Haiku Decisis. A few weeks ago, for reasons I still don’t completely understand, I began to wonder how often the Supreme Court inadvertently creates a haiku in its opinions. These are the kinds of conversations we tend to…
Rank this Week: 1305