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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
  • Jul 20

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!
    The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a lesson in what happens when trade agreements are negotiated in secret. Powerful corporations can lobby for dangerous, restrictive measures, and the public can't effectively bring balance to the…
  • Jul 18

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM
    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has called on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to reconsider its decision to incorporate digital locks into official HTML standards. Last week, W3C announced its…
  • Jul 18

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?
    Three European Parliament Committees met during the week of July 10, to give their input on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. We previewed those meetings last week, expressing…
Rank this Week: 1719

LegalBytes

LegalBytes

Provides insights at the intersection of digital and mobile technology, innovation and the law. By Rimon Law.

http://legalbytes.com
  • Jul 20

    Retaining Jurisdiction Requires More than Just Word

    Retaining Jurisdiction Requires More than Just Word
    By Douglas Schneller, Partner, Rimon Law Bankruptcy plans and contracts approved by bankruptcy courts routinely include “retention of jurisdiction” provisions, but a case decided last month, Gupta v. Quincy Med. Ctr.…
  • Jul 19

    Legal Entity Identifiers Require More Invasive Information

    Legal Entity Identifiers Require More Invasive Information
    – Robin Powers, Partner &  James Ballard, Paralegal The Global Market Entity Identifier Utility issues Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) which are unique 20-digit alpha-numeric identification codes, based on standards developed by…
  • Jun 13

    Marketing Hedge Funds – Why “Fiduciary” Matter

    Marketing Hedge Funds – Why “Fiduciary” Matter
    –  by  Thomas M. White The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently adopted a rule expanding the definition of who may be a fiduciary under ERISA.  Significant because ERISA-covered plans control enormous pools of…
Rank this Week: 1121

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Jul 20

    FTC Reaffirms that IoT Devices Must Comply with COPPA

    FTC Reaffirms that IoT Devices Must Comply with COPPA
    The Internet of Things (“IoT”) can be thought of as a group of different devices that can communicate with each other, perhaps over a network such as the internet. We have written extensively about many of the privacy challenges…
  • Jul 11

    Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech

    Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech
    Decisions you make when founding and/or investing in an insurtech venture can dictate your regulatory obligations, tax liability, operational structure and, ultimately, profitability. Here are five seemingly simple questions to ask when…
  • Jul 6

    Knock, Knock, Knocking on Menon’s Door

    Knock, Knock, Knocking on Menon’s Door
    In a decision sure to have wide-ranging implications for cross-border discovery and governing privacy regimes, the Supreme Court recently held in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, that the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and…
Rank this Week: 3716

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 20

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case

    Syracuse University Student Files Suit Challenging Expulsion in Sexual Assault Case
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Syracuse University student seeking to prevent the school from expelling him as a result of an alleged campus sexual assault case. Syracuse has been the subject of at least…
  • Jul 17

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right

    Lawsuit Alleges Miami University Violated Student’s Due Process Right
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a Miami University student seeking to prevent the school from enforcing a two year suspension imposed in a campus sexual assault case. This case is one of many cases arising…
  • Jun 20

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar

    Engel to Speak at OSBA Public Sector Labor Law Seminar
    Engel and Martin partner Joshua Engel will be speaking at the 2017 Ohio State Bar Association Public Sector Labor Law Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Columbus. Engel will be part of a panel titled, “Perspectives on Employees…
Rank this Week: 3238

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jul 20

    Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA

    Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted as a consumer protection measure against companies that engage in telemarketing practices. The basic principle of the TCPA is that it seeks to prohibit a company from making “any…
  • Jul 19

    Deeper Dive: Application of Work-Product Doctrine to Forensic Investigation

    Deeper Dive: Application of Work-Product Doctrine to Forensic Investigation
    In a recent post, we addressed the role a forensic investigation plays in a company’s response to a data security incident. We noted that to maximize the likelihood that a forensic firm’s work will be covered by the work-product…
  • Jul 7

    New York DFS Updates FAQs to Clarify Applicability of Cybersecurity Regulation

    New York DFS Updates FAQs to Clarify Applicability of Cybersecurity Regulation
    With the first compliance deadline now less than two months away, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has provided additional clarity concerning its new Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the…
Rank this Week: 2626

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1314

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?

    Last Nail in the PTFP Coffin?
    (NTIA Proposes Formal End to Public Telecom Facilities Program) The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to repeal all of its regulations…
  • Jul 19

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar

    Leggo Our Spectrum – The Auto Industry’s Win for Vehicular Radar
    FCC Order Represents One More Step Towards Fully-Autonomous Vehicles I’ve written on connected and autonomous vehicles in the past, including about an ongoing spectrum fight at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding use…
  • Jul 18

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight

    FCC Tweaks Mic Rules, Microsoft Launches Spectrum Fight
    In late 2015, major wireless microphone manufacturers requested that the FCC “reconsider” various mostly-technical rules that it had adopted as part of a wide-ranging strategy to reallocate spectrum for wireless microphones.…
Rank this Week: 3227

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 2294

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jul 20

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie

    BioAxone BioSciences Peer-Reviewed Research Article Published in Frontiers Journal Serie
    Firm client BioAxone BioSciences announced that its peer-reviewed research article on axon regeneration was published in Frontiers Journal Series, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. The article “MAG, Myelin and Overcoming Growth…
  • Jul 13

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

    MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter
    The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations – Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for…
  • Jul 5

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence

    Corporate Attorney Shannon Zollo Explains In-House Counsel’s Role in Due Diligence
    In Corporate Counsel’s article “10 Uber In-House Attorneys Saw Due Diligence Report in Battle With Alphabet“, Shannon Zollo comments on the role of in-house counsel in the due diligence process. The article discusses a due…
Rank this Week: 4799

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • May 16

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference

    Learn More About the MacTrack Legal Conference
    MacTrack Legal – The ONLY Event JUST for Mac-Using Small Law Firms. The idea might pique your interest, but are you left feeling uncertain as to whether it’s really for you? Is the conference for the über-advanced,…
  • Feb 13

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service

    Your Options for Running a Mac-Based Law Firm: Managed Service
    The following Guest Post is from technology guru, Tom Lambotte from GlobalMac IT: Managed Services is the opposite of the reactive, hourly model. The biggest benefit is being able to budget IT costs and shifting the…
Rank this Week: 956

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 20

    Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available on HeinOnline

    Linking to the GPO’s Authenticated PDFs of the Congressional Record Is Now Available on HeinOnline
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.About the Congressional RecordThe Congressional Record was first published in 1873 and is the official record of the proceedings and…
  • Jul 17

    Security Enhancements To ProQuest Congressional

    Security Enhancements To ProQuest Congressional
      We are pleased to announce that starting today ProQuest Congressional joins several of our other electronic resources that enforce HTTPS, the same technology used to secure things like online shopping and banking. This…
  • Jul 14

    Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual includes change in state law

    Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual includes change in state law
    The Philadelphia Self Help No-Fault Divorce Manual was prepared by Leslie Engle, Esquire, Gloria Gilman, Esquire, and the Women’s Law Project.It takes the user step-by-step through the process for separation or mutual consent in…
Rank this Week: 3838

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Jul 20

    Final Days of Bar Prep

    Final Days of Bar Prep
    This is a test where I’m not sure it’s possible to feel completely prepared, but we’re ready to go in and say something effective on every issue. That’s probably the most we can ask of ourselves. As our Barbri…
  • Jul 13

    Bar Prep is Scrambling our Brain

    Bar Prep is Scrambling our Brain
    Most of our time is devoted to studying right now. We’re staying on top of our client work, but putting off everything that can wait until after the bar exam. The rule about the bar exam, is you don’t have to get an A. We have to…
  • Jul 6

    Postcards and Flash Card

    Postcards and Flash Card
    Flash cards work for me. They got me through high school, college, law school, and my first bar exam. When I was studying for my first bar exam, I paced around the house going through my cards. I easily walked a mile a day.
Rank this Week: 3594

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/
  • Jul 19

    The Benefits of a 2nd Line On Your Smart Phone

    The Benefits of a 2nd Line On Your Smart Phone
    In the Digital Age, we are a mobile-first society.  According to comScore, cell phone penetration in the United States surpassed 80% in 2016. This is [...] The post The Benefits of a 2nd Line On Your Smart Phone appeared first on Shear…
  • Jun 26

    June 30th: National Student Data Deletion Day For K-12 School

    June 30th: National Student Data Deletion Day For K-12 School
    Our K-12 public schools are collecting an enormous amount of data about our kids that will pre-determine whether their dream schools will give their applications [...] The post June 30th: National Student Data Deletion Day For K-12 Schools…
  • Jun 26

    The Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy

    The Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy
    There are a bunch of student privacy tool kits that have been created over the past several years. For example, some civil rights organizations such [...] The post The Parent Toolkit For Student Privacy appeared first on Shear on Social Media…
Rank this Week: 4021

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
  • Jul 19

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent

    Qualcomm now suing Apple in Munich and Mannheim over energy-efficiency patent
    This here is the latest development relating to Qualcomm's dispute with (not only, but most prominently) Apple. A few hours ago I just blogged about multiple U.S. court filings by Apple and four of its contract manufacturers and noted that…
  • Jul 19

    Apple and its contract manufacturers present united, ever stronger front against Qualcomm

    Apple and its contract manufacturers present united, ever stronger front against Qualcomm
    On Monday, four of its contract manufacturers (the ones Qualcomm is suing in the Southern District of California) impleaded Apple into Qualcomm's breach-of-contract suit. Before midnight on Tuesday, Apple and its contract manufacturers (the…
  • Jul 17

    Apple accepts invitation by its contract manufacturers to join another Qualcomm fray

    Apple accepts invitation by its contract manufacturers to join another Qualcomm fray
    On Monday by San Diego time, the four Apple contract manufacturers who have to defend themselves against a Qualcomm contract suit in the Southern District of California (Foxconn/Hon Hai, Pegatron, Compal, and Wistron) each filed a third-party…
Rank this Week: 3523

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Jul 19

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate

    Lack of Written Description Support Leads CAFC to Invalidate
    In TransPerfect Global, Inc. v. Joseph Matal, the CAFC affirmed the Board’s PGR rejection of the claims of US6,857,022 as invalid for lack of written description support.  The ‘022 patent discloses a method of obtaining a…
  • Jul 17

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI

    CAFC: PTAB Claim Construction Violates Boundaries of BRI
    In IPCom GMBG & Co. v. HTC Corp. (Fed Cir. 2017), the Federal Circuit vacated and remanded a finding of obviousness in an Inter Partes Reexamination because the PTAB’s claim construction went beyond the broadest reasonable…
  • Jul 13

    Federal Circuit Reverses E.D. Texas on Exceptional Case

    Federal Circuit Reverses E.D. Texas on Exceptional Case
    Reversing a decision from the Eastern District of Texas, the Federal Circuit held that AdjustaCam unreasonably litigated its Camera Clip patent (U.S. Pat. No. 5,855,343) and that its case was objectively baseless—holding the case to be…
Rank this Week: 3598

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 486

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jul 18

    Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Cheatsheet (Infographic)

    Federal Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program Cheatsheet (Infographic)
    In what might be a harbinger for other federal courts, The Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Program (MIDP) is being tested by some federal judges in the Northern District of Illinois and the Arizona District Court. The United States Judicial…
  • Jul 10

    Attorney-Client Privilege Covers Discovery From In-House Litigation Support Staff

    Attorney-Client Privilege Covers Discovery From In-House Litigation Support Staff
    Communications between lawyers and outside litigation consultants, such as e-discovery vendors, are largely protected by the attorney work product doctrine and the attorney-client privilege. Similarly, knowledge possessed by in-house…
  • May 30

    Civil Discovery in Federal Court– Hello Rocket Docket?

    Civil Discovery in Federal Court– Hello Rocket Docket?
    If you handle civil cases before federal courts, the United States Judicial Conference may have pushed the fast forward button on your discovery. Last fall, it approved a pilot program requiring mandatory, expedited disclosure and production…
Rank this Week: 1839

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark
    The United States Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration of disparaging trademarks. Read More › Tags: Intellectual Property, News, Trademark
  • Jul 5

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered
    The United States Department of Labor (the "DOL") published a request for comment in the Federal Register on July 6 with respect to its often discussed fiduciary rule (the "Fiduciary Rule"). This time, the DOL hopes to clarify uncertainty…
  • Jun 26

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently struck down a regulation from the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") mandating registration of all drones. The Court found that the registration requirement was too intrusive and…
Rank this Week: 2906

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Jul 18

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important questions. It should be therefore closely watched by…
  • May 22

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland
    I have recently uploaded on SSRN a new draft of a paper about harmonization and blocking (forthcoming in GRUR Int) that I co-authored with my student, Lisa van Dongen. It is an extension of the talk that I gave in Berlin last year during the…
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
Rank this Week: 2253

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jul 18

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud
    Some firms bring an army to litigation, other a platoon. Smaller firms rely on strategy, experience and skill to win the day against larger opponents. But how can they compete against Big Law firms in ediscovery? The rapid growth of ESI seems…
  • Jul 11

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery
    Today’s post is all about the real-world application of machine translation. Our guest contributor, Joshua Gilliland, Esq. of Bow Tie Law, shares his experience reviewing foreign language in ediscovery. The first foreign language…
  • Jul 5

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery
    Everlaw had the opportunity to attend ALM’s 17th Annual SuperConference two weeks ago in Chicago, and we enjoyed meeting and learning alongside our corporate counsel colleagues. Lisa Ross, an experienced litigator and…
Rank this Week: 1965

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jul 18

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud
    Some firms bring an army to litigation, other a platoon. Smaller firms rely on strategy, experience and skill to win the day against larger opponents. But how can they compete against Big Law firms in ediscovery? The rapid growth of ESI seems…
  • Jul 11

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery
    Today’s post is all about the real-world application of machine translation. Our guest contributor, Joshua Gilliland, Esq. of Bow Tie Law, shares his experience reviewing foreign language in ediscovery. The first foreign language…
  • Jul 5

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery
    Everlaw had the opportunity to attend ALM’s 17th Annual SuperConference two weeks ago in Chicago, and we enjoyed meeting and learning alongside our corporate counsel colleagues. Lisa Ross, an experienced litigator and…
Rank this Week: 2052

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jul 18

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud

    The Great Leveler: Coburn & Greenbaum on Ediscovery in the Cloud
    Some firms bring an army to litigation, other a platoon. Smaller firms rely on strategy, experience and skill to win the day against larger opponents. But how can they compete against Big Law firms in ediscovery? The rapid growth of ESI seems…
  • Jul 11

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery

    Reviewing Foreign Language in Ediscovery
    Today’s post is all about the real-world application of machine translation. Our guest contributor, Joshua Gilliland, Esq. of Bow Tie Law, shares his experience reviewing foreign language in ediscovery. The first foreign language…
  • Jul 5

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery

    SuperConference 2017 and the Modern Technology Driving Ediscovery
    Everlaw had the opportunity to attend ALM’s 17th Annual SuperConference two weeks ago in Chicago, and we enjoyed meeting and learning alongside our corporate counsel colleagues. Lisa Ross, an experienced litigator and…
Rank this Week: 2220

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

Looking at life through a lawyer's lens. By Cathy Gellis.

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jul 17

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part II: the Balkans)

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part II: the Balkans)
    The following is the second part of the travelogue I wrote following a two-week trip to Israel and the Balkans 7/24/04-8/08/04.  Slightly edited a few times since. After leaving Israel I landed in Frankfurt Saturday evening and had…
  • Jul 17

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part I: Israel)

    Friends and Family in Far-Flung Places (Part I: Israel)
    I wrote the following after a trip to Israel, Germany, and the Balkans 7/24/04-8/08/04. Everything is connected to everything else. On a plane the year before I’d met my friend Jon. He and I stayed in touch, and when earlier this…
  • Jul 15

    Auschwitz, there and back (repost)

    Auschwitz, there and back (repost)
    This is the third installment describing my trip to Poland.  It was also originally posted in October 2005 as three separate posts, which have been edited down into this single one. After leaving Suwalki I returned to Warsaw. …
Rank this Week: 2971

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
  • Jun 17

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe

    * When To File Trademarks In Canada And Europe
    17 Seconds #37 With apologies to my Canadian friends and family, Canada is the functional equivalent of the 51st state. Because Canada is so close to the United States, you should file trademarks in Canada for your top trademarks (i.e. your…
  • May 17

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?

    * 17 Seconds #36 – Q: What do Boston startups Disruptor Beam, Onshape, RailPod, and Tamr have in common?
    A: IP law by Clocktower Law. By Erik J. Heels First published 5/17/2017; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. Three of the four things that Clocktower Law does for a living are a waste of money: Most foreign patents are a waste of money.…
Rank this Week: 796

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3647

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1578

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 17

    Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek

    Worldwide search de-indexing orders: Google v Equustek
    The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Google Inc v Equustek (28 June 2017). This is the case in which a small Canadian technology company, Equustek, asked the Canadian courts to grant an injunction against the well-known US…
  • May 29

    Squaring the circle of end to end encryption

    Squaring the circle of end to end encryption
    Eager student:Encryption seems to be back in the news. Why has this come up again?Scholarly lawyer: It never really went away. Ever since David Cameron sounded off about encryption before meeting Barack Obama in January 2015 it’s been…
  • May 21

    Time to speak up for Article 15

    Time to speak up for Article 15
    Article 15 of the ECommerce Directive lays down the basic principle that EU Member States cannot impose a general obligation on internet intermediaries to monitor what people say online. We in the UK may have to start worrying for Article 15.…
Rank this Week: 1709

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jul 14

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?

    TWiL 393: Eggplant Emoji: Parmigiana or Pernicious?
    Why are my threatening emoji's showing up as an alien? Join Gabriella Ziccarelli, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes and Matt Curtis discuss the world of emojis and emoticons. Yes, your bank responds when you send it a bag of gold. No, it is not…
  • Jun 30

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named

    TWiL 392: The Episode That Shall Not Be Named
    The end of the disparagement clause and the rise of free speech. Join Simon Tam of The Slants, Mike Keyes, Denise Howell, and Matt Curtis for a special episode discussing SCOTUS's Matal v. Tam. Happy 4th! See you on July 14th! Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 23

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky

    TWiL 391: Pai In The Sky
    We light a candle for internet laws, the Swiss have holes in their speech protections, the internet is turning music upside down, Congress is doing the ostrich, Uber wish that it could too. Hosts: Denise Howell and Matt Curtis Guest: Peter…
Rank this Week: 983

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

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

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jul 14

    Save law students tens of millions of dollars: opt out of new casebook edition

    Save law students tens of millions of dollars: opt out of new casebook edition
    Two years ago I blogged about my decision to use an older edition of my Contracts casebook instead of the newer edition. This saved my contracts students about $200 each which totaled about $10,000 for the class. The law of Contracts changes…
  • Jul 13

    Law school admissions and college major

    Law school admissions and college major
    It is no secret that law school students are drawn disproportionately from humanities and social sciences, with only a small proportion coming from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Indeed, the political science…
  • Jun 19

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam

    An interloper's take on Matal v. Tam
    The Supreme Court decided today the case of Matal v. Tam, a highly anticipated case in trademark and First Amendment law. The case dealt with a rock group that called itself "The Slants," a term which the Court described as "a derogatory term…
Rank this Week: 2021

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/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 2924

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Jul 14

    What Lawyers Should Know About Drone

    What Lawyers Should Know About Drone
    Are drones a relevant technology for lawyers? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about drones, how they affect the legal market, and the opportunities they create…
  • Jun 30

    Internet Trends 2017

    Internet Trends 2017
    Since technology and the internet are changing at such a fast pace, it’s important to keep track of what’s shifting and how it impacts your practice. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis…
  • Jun 16

    3D Printing for Lawyer

    3D Printing for Lawyer
    Nowadays, you can 3D print almost anything, from piggy banks and food to prosthetic limbs and replacement organs. But how can lawyers use 3D printing technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom…
Rank this Week: 884

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 14

    The Adaptive Technologies Committee has been busy

    The Adaptive Technologies Committee has been busy
    In this past year, the CS-SIS Adaptive Technologies Committee reviewed the Making Web Pages Accessible: a Pithy Guide to WCAG 2.0 web site and added new content to it. Committee Chair Ryan Overdorf participated in an…
  • Jul 12

    Annual Meeting: Cool Tools!

    Annual Meeting: Cool Tools!
    One of the most exciting parts of the Annual Meeting is the CS-SIS Cool Tools Café.  This year, Cool Tools will be held on Tuesday, July 18th from 2:30-3:30 in ACC Room 9ABC.  Get ready to learn about these cool…
  • Jul 11

    CS-SIS 2017 Annual Meeting Grant Winner

    CS-SIS 2017 Annual Meeting Grant Winner
    Each year, CS awards grants to members to attend the AALL Annual Meeting. We do so in two categories: Grant for Students and New Law Librarians and Grant for Experienced Librarians. These grants are a win-win for the SIS and…
Rank this Week: 3874

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 13

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World

    EU Antitrust Policy: Favoring Innovation over the Googles’ of the World
    By Amela Zukic As many of us have heard, the European Commission recently slapped Google with a 2.7-billon dollar antitrust fine for allegedly favoring its own comparison-shopping service, an illegal practice in the EU. Google now has 90 days…
  • Jul 11

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music

    Spotify Proposes $43 Million Settlement Class Action Lawsuit for Unlawful Distribution of Copyrighted Music
    By: Adam Roberts Popular music streaming service Spotify has agreed to pay $43.45 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by a collection of songwriters and music copyright holders.  The class plaintiffs allege that Spotify…
  • Jul 6

    Texting Too Far

    Texting Too Far
    By Ari Robbins On Friday, June 16th, a Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge found twenty-year old Michelle Carter guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of Conrad Roy III. Carter was found guilty of recklessly causing Roy III’s death.…
Rank this Week: 3088

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jul 13

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist
    Last month, after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “Quick-Response Checklist” for HIPPA covered…
  • Jul 11

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie
    According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy…
  • Jun 7

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
    The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The Government has listened to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the…
Rank this Week: 3486

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jul 12

    Wildfire Protection System

    Wildfire Protection System
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 6,360,968 B1Wildfire Protection SystemInventors: Timothy Orrange and Gary J. Sweeton Description: I was supposed to go camping this upcoming…
  • Jun 20

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation

    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation
    An Overview and Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Patent Litigation Kyle Pietari In recent decades, patent systems have taken a lead role in shaping the global economy. This trend has been particularly clear in the U.S. and Japan, two of the…
  • Jun 9

    Pickup Truck Tent Camping System

    Pickup Truck Tent Camping System
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. 6,481,784 B2Pickup Truck Tent Camping SystemInventors: Lee B. Cargill Assignee: Enel Company Description: To continue with the camping…
Rank this Week: 1599

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 12

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook
    Earlier this year, the National Association of Corporate Directors released an updated version of its Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight. The NACD’s issuance of an update to its Handbook in just three years signals that…
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
    On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in the system, joining the…
  • Jun 21

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
Rank this Week: 3821

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Jordan M. Rand.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jul 11

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”
    Solvency.  It means you can pay your tab.  Cyber attacks are occurring with greater frequency and effectiveness, resulting in an ever-increasing bill.  The cyberinsurance market is booming, but will policy premiums and carrier…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
Rank this Week: 2561

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jul 11

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide

    But Is It Okay to Google His Name? T-Pain Not Guilty of Genericide
    “Baby it’s okay, you can Google my name.” This line from T-Pain’s hit, “Bottlez,” became a focus in a recent Ninth Circuit trademark case on my favorite intellectual property issue: genericide. Among other…
  • Jul 5

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment

    The “Commander-in-Tweet” and the First Amendment
    Can you violate the First Amendment by blocking people from your Twitter account? According to the Knight First Amendment Institute, it’s possible if that account is @realDonaldTrump. As we have mentioned before, Donald Trump’s…
  • Jun 15

    I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?

    I, TweetBot: Are Fake Users Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret?
    President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Although he has been a prolific tweeter since his days as a reality TV star, during his presidential campaign and subsequent time in office, President Trump has taken the “Art of the Tweet”…
Rank this Week: 3165

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
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 971

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Jul 7

    Mike Morse Law Firm Lands Victory for Hardworking Dad Injured in Car Crash

    Mike Morse Law Firm Lands Victory for Hardworking Dad Injured in Car Crash
    In our latest win, a Wayne County jury ordered Allstate Insurance to pay $75,000 plus sanctions, which puts the verdict well over $100,000 for our client who was injured by a negligent driver.   Roderick Stevenson was a healthy, young…
  • May 12

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day!
    You’ve seen her with me in the commercials, at events, and during live TV appearances. My mom, Sue Morse, is a passionate supporter of our family and the law firm. Having her as a mom is by far my biggest “win.” In honor of…
  • Apr 24

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017

    Help Support Literacy Programs at Bookstock 2017
    The Mike Morse Law firm is proud to serve as presenting sponsor for Michigan’s biggest used book and media sale, underway now through April 30 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia. To date, Bookstock has raised nearly $1.7 million for…
Rank this Week: 3962

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/
  • Jul 6

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill

    Submissions on the Data Protection Bill
    What will future Irish data protection law look like? Many of the decisions have already been made in Brussels and Strasbourg, but the EU General Data Protection Regulation still leaves quite a bit of discretion to individual Member States.…
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet
    Earlier this week the Department of Justice published a long awaited policy document on amending Irish law relating to interception of communications. In a welcome break with tradition the Department has been more willing to engage with…
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
Rank this Week: 756

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: 3756

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.

https://onward.justia.com/
  • Jul 5

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!

    Page Speed Tips and Tools — Speed up your Website Today!
    The speed in which your web pages load is of utmost importance to your search engine optimization, and more importantly, for your users. In this article we discuss some of the best practices for improving your web page performance, as well as…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17

    Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive AMP pages for e-commerce & beyond #io17
    Google I/O 2017 is winding up and so is our Live Blog coverage, but we have one more session to attend. Join us as we learn about how AMP can be used for more than just plain content #io17 The post Live Blog: Building beautiful, interactive…
  • May 19

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17

    Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17
    A few months ago I blogged about why HTTPS is vital for your success, now I'm live blogging a session about it at Google I/O 2017 The post Live Blog: Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field #io17 appeared first on Legal Marketing…
Rank this Week: 2537

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jul 5

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.
    Did someone steal your tax return?  You are not alone.  Indeed, the rise in tax-related identity theft has been well documented.  In 2015, the FTC reported a 50% increase in identity theft complaints.  A primary cause…
  • Jun 29

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou
    A recent survey from the credit score company FICO has some interesting numbers on the prevalence of cyber insurance in the US. 50% of US companies have no cyber insurance. 74% of US healthcare companies have no cyber insurance. 27% of US…
  • Jun 28

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway
    A mere month and a half after the WannaCry strain of ransomware caused major havoc in European and Asian countries, another major ransomware attack hit large institutions across Europe and the United States yesterday.  ‎Hardest hit…
Rank this Week: 3772

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog

    Pit IP Tech Blog Named Top 100 IP Blog
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) We are pleased to announce that the Pit IP Tech Blog has been named one of the Top…
  • May 22

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned

    Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit Interpretation of Patent Venue: TC Heartland Holding Overturned
    Posted by:  Henry M. Sneath, Esq. – Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (PSMN® and PSMNLaw®). Mr. Sneath is also an Adjunct…
  • Apr 19

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark

    Play-Doh is sniffing its way to scent mark
    By: Amber L. Reiner, associate at Picadio Sneath Miller and Norton, P.C.  When someone mentions Play-Doh, what is the first thing you think of? Is it those flexible yellow containers? Perhaps it is the smooth and squishy…
Rank this Week: 3098