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Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery

    Everything You Need to Know About Social Media Discovery
    Social media is discoverable, it’s important to your case, and it’s only getting more complicated. The good news is, the existing rules of Evidence apply to social media. You just have to know how to apply them. Law…
  • Apr 14

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    Moneylaw: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Yes, we ripped off that title. Michael Lewis’ classic sports book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, has helped popularize the idea that small, feisty organizations can identify inefficiencies in their market in order to…
  • Apr 9

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug

    What You Need to Know About the Heartbleed Bug
    The Heartbleed bug is a flaw in OpenSSL, the encryption software used by an estimated two-thirds of the Internet’s Web servers. OpenSSL is designed to protect passwords and other sensitive data from eavesdropping. But if…
Rank this Week: 2211

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 893

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 15

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?
    by Chris Hart Data breach law in the United States might have just become a lot less patchy, but a little more uncertain.  On April 7, 2014, the District Court of New Jersey decided FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No.…
  • Apr 11

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed
    I usually do not re-post directly from the FTC, but given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact of the problem and the technical nature of the issue, I thought it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on…
  • Apr 11

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable
    By Catherine Anderson Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  On March 26, 2014, the SEC hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges…
Rank this Week: 3589

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 15

    Caffeine, In Moderation, Is Good For You

    Caffeine, In Moderation, Is Good For You
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 15

    Google Glass May Have Litigation Use

    Google Glass May Have Litigation Use
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 15

    The Zen Of Lawyering And Conflict Resolution

    The Zen Of Lawyering And Conflict Resolution
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 1828

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/
  • Apr 15

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal
    About a year and a half ago we alerted readers to a Petition for Rulemaking proposing that the FCC allow lawyers to file class actions on behalf of complainants. Rather than summarily toss the petition, the Commission invited public comments…
  • Apr 15

    Forgotten But Not Gone: Annual Broadcast Employment Form 395-B Re-Surface

    Forgotten But Not Gone: Annual Broadcast Employment Form 395-B Re-Surface
    A Federal Register notice suggests that the FCC may be thinking about re-imposing the Form 395-B requirement – but the notice neglects a couple of problems. It’s baaaack – maybe. The Commission’s decade-dormant annual…
  • Apr 13

    TV Channel-Sharing Study: A Report on the Report

    TV Channel-Sharing Study: A Report on the Report
    Does the report on the first formal tests of a TV channel-sharing arrangement really say what FCC Chair Tom Wheeler says it says? YOU make the call. At the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, Chairman Wheeler came on like a cheerleader at a pep…
Rank this Week: 3382

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Generate Over 130 ICLE Forms With NJ Family Law Software

    Generate Over 130 ICLE Forms With NJ Family Law Software
    A family law practice in New Jersey can generate a staggering amount of paperwork. In addition to Case Information Statement preparation, attorneys need to produce a host of retainer agreements, letters and other documents related to divorce.…
  • Apr 11

    Easy Soft’s Easy HUD Program Helps Your Real Estate Office Go Paperle

    Easy Soft’s Easy HUD Program Helps Your Real Estate Office Go Paperle
    Although paper still has a place in business, there are a lot of advantages to using electronic documents. Digital files can be stored, retrieved, backed up and modified more easily than their paper counterparts. Easy HUD, Easy Soft’s…
  • Apr 9

    Cut Real Estate Business Costs By Using Title Closing Software

    Cut Real Estate Business Costs By Using Title Closing Software
    Any business owner wants to increase profits. You can do this by improving revenue, but that’s not always in your control. You can also boost profits by cutting costs. When it comes to real estate, some of your biggest costs are your…
Rank this Week: 4001

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
  • Apr 15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-14
    Heartbleed bug highlights banks’ severe cyber security headaches http://t.co/UuCGS1l241 -> Companies tune up for musical battle http://t.co/Z7NrGUFcVg -> Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and…
  • Apr 14

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-04-13
    Telus must reimburse $2.6M in texting fees, court rules http://t.co/ib2NBzJwIE -> Ontario court forces BlackBerry executive to work out notice period http://t.co/JLPajwHvGg -> Patent Grant Numbers http://t.co/qxYZo7TZEU -> Patent…
  • Apr 13

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre

    Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progre
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the CIGI/Institute for New Economic Thinking, Toronto 2014 Conference called Human After All. The topic of my talk was “Law and Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress”. The…
Rank this Week: 2140

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Apr 15

    Running Commando

    Running Commando
    I’ve only been running for a few years so I jumped on the running Subreddit to see what others had to say about underwear and running. I was surprised to see so many women reporting that they wore a thong or went commando when they ran.
  • Apr 8

    Minimalist Packing

    Minimalist Packing
    Historically, I’m the person who goes on a 9-day trip and brings 20 shirts . . . . For this trip, I decided to try to only bring what I thought I actually needed for the 3 days I was gone.
  • Apr 1

    Arizona Health Stats – The Good, Bad, & Disturbing

    Arizona Health Stats – The Good, Bad, & Disturbing
    When I heard that the latest Arizona State Health Assessment was out, I had to poke around to see how my state’s doing. Most of it was bad; some of it was disturbing; but there were a few glimmers of hope in the mix.
Rank this Week: 3662

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content
    I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever…
  • Apr 2

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail

    Arizona Fantasy Gaming Bill Fail
    Arizona lawmakers have, once again, shown how lame they are. Earlier this year they approved the anti-gay SB 1062 which was thankfully vetoed by soon-to-be-former Governor Brewer. This time they killed SB 1468, which would have legalized…
Rank this Week: 3663

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: 3515

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 15

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014

    Special Display in Honor of National Library Week 2014
     Please take a minute to browse this display in the library’s atrium display case.
  • Apr 14

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014

    FINE AMNESTY RETURNS! HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2014
    In honor of National Library Week, the law library’s circulation department is once again forgiving fines. Patrons who return all overdue books during National Library week (April 13-19, 2014) will be forgiven for up…
  • Apr 1

    New from HeinOnline: Women and the Law Collection

    New from HeinOnline: Women and the Law Collection
    The law library’s subscription to HeinOnline now includes a new Women and the Law Collection: Women and the Law is a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women’s roles in society and the…
Rank this Week: 2654

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Apr 14

    Review: Cloak -- automatic VPN for privacy on public Wi-Fi

    Review: Cloak -- automatic VPN for privacy on public Wi-Fi
    When you use public Wi-Fi, such as the service provided in a hotel or in a coffee shop, it is possible for someone else on the same network to use hacker tools to intercept data going to and from your...
  • Apr 10

    In the new

    In the new
    If you read my review of Microsoft Word for iPad Thursday morning, then you missed an update that I posted in the afternoon after I had a somewhat critical crash when using the app in a deposition. I'm still thrilled...
  • Apr 9

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad

    Review: Microsoft Word for iPad
    I've been using Word for iPad almost every day since it was released two weeks ago. I really like it, and I've now used it enough to write a full review. (I wrote a first look post while I was...
Rank this Week: 4380

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4450

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
  • Apr 14

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool

    HHS Releases Security Risk Assessment Tool
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a security risk assessment (SRA) tool as a resource to assist health care providers in complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)…
  • Apr 9

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

    ECJ Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid
    In a decision rendered on 8 April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared the Data Retention Directive invalid. The Court's decision was grounded on its conclusion that, by requiring the retention of the data falling within the…
  • Apr 8

    Federal Judge Upholds FTC’s Authority to Regulate Commercial Data Security Practice

    Federal Judge Upholds FTC’s Authority to Regulate Commercial Data Security Practice
    A New Jersey federal judge yesterday issued the much-anticipated opinion in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., denying Wyndham’s challenge to the FTC’s authority to regulate data security under Section 5 of the…
Rank this Week: 3603

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Apr 14

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government

    Sensitive mental health info goes into police databases, shared with US government
    The Information and Privacy Commissioner has released her investigation report to allegations that Ontario police are routinely inputting sensitive mental health information into national police databases, which are not only accessible to all…
  • Apr 8

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate

    Updates to Canadian federal privacy law tabled in the Senate
    As expected, the government has tabled amendments to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, but this time in the Senate as Senate Government Bill - S-4. The highlights are breach notification and an exception to the…
  • Apr 4

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you

    PIPEDA amendments coming next week to a Parliament near you
    In a speech at the Digital Canada 150 Launch, Industry Minister James Moore hinted very strongly that amendments to Canada's private sector privacy law is just around the corner. From his speaking notes: Digital Canada 150 Launch - Canada…
Rank this Week: 1758

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
Rank this Week: 2221

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Apr 14

    Privacy Monday – April 14, 2014: Heartbleed Headache

    Privacy Monday – April 14, 2014: Heartbleed Headache
    Last week was certainly the “week of the Heartbleed.”    Unless you have been on vacation on a remote island (and if so, good for you!), you have heard and read much about the latest mass bug to infect the Internet.…
  • Apr 11

    Aggressive Liability Theory Does Not Eliminate Obstacles To Banks’ Claims In Target Data Breach Class Action

    Aggressive Liability Theory Does Not Eliminate Obstacles To Banks’ Claims In Target Data Breach Class Action
    Written by Kevin McGinty The latest salvo in the Target data breach litigation is a class action brought by credit card issuing banks advancing a creative and somewhat misleading construction of the Minnesota’s Plastic Card Security…
  • Apr 8

    Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP?

    Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Going Out the Window with XP?
    Written by Dianne Bourque and Cynthia Larose April 8, 2014 marks the end of Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system, which means the end of security updates from Microsoft and the beginning of new vulnerability to…
Rank this Week: 3811

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/
Rank this Week: 2985

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm

    Amicus Attorney for Estate Planning Law Firm
    Law offices working with sensitive information including wills and estates require a practice management system that stands out from the pack and supports the many needs of their practice area. While Amicus Attorney Premium Edition is…
  • Apr 10

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug

    What You Should Know About The Heartbleed Bug
    Yesterday, researches announced a security flaw in OpenSSL, an encryption tool used to transmit secure data over the Internet. Simply put, they found a loophole that makes it possible for hackers to intercept encrypted data including…
  • Apr 2

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)

    Review of ABA TECHSHOW 2014 (A Vendor’s Perspective)
    Accellis Technology Group attended the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 last week in Chicago. For us, it’s a great way to stay current on new trends and products, as well as to ensure we understand the technology needs of today’s lawyers. With…
Rank this Week: 3235

The Electronic Projects Blog

The Electronic Projects Blog

From the University of Chicago Law School.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/electronicprojects/
  • Apr 14

    Law School website down

    Law School website down
    Due to power issues on campus, the Law School's website is currently down. Facilities and IT Services are working on rectifying the situation. Update, 9:14am: please see http://www.uchicago.edu/emergency/ for details. Update, 9:29am: The Law…
  • Feb 26

    Pressing Rewind on UChicagoLaw's Audio

    Pressing Rewind on UChicagoLaw's Audio
    This week we launched an overhaul of how audio is stored, presented, and discovered on the UChicagoLaw website. Chicago was a pioneer among law schools in terms of posting audio content, when it started posting recordings to the Faculty…
  • Jan 27

    A New Look for the Clinic Website

    A New Look for the Clinic Website
    The web presence for the Law School's clinical programs got an overhaul this week, as Clinic staff and the Office of Communications worked together to refine both the information architecture and the visual design of the site to better…
Rank this Week: 4278

eDiscovery Service Blog

eDiscovery Service Blog

Covers eDiscovery and computer forensic. By D4 eDiscovery.

http://www.d4discovery.com/e-discoveryserviceblog/
Rank this Week: 3387

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Apr 14

    NSA Exploited Heartbleed Bug for Year

    NSA Exploited Heartbleed Bug for Year
    A report that the NSA regularly used the Heartbleed bug for years “to gather critical intelligence” but kept “the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the…
  • Apr 10

    9 Problems with Big Data

    9 Problems with Big Data
    There may be too many headlines about “combining the power of modern computing with the plentiful data of the digital era, it promises to solve virtually any problem — crime, public health, the evolution of grammar, the perils of…
  • Apr 7

    New Federal Rules Require Banks to Fight DDoS

    New Federal Rules Require Banks to Fight DDoS
    US Banks and financial institutions “must now monitor for”” DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) “attacks against their networks and have a plan in place to try and mitigate against such attacks” as reported by…
Rank this Week: 3590

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

Focuses on technology policy, social media, intellectual property, antitrust and Internet isssues. By Glenn B. Manishin.

http://manishin.com/law
  • Apr 13

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 04-07-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 04-07-2014
  • Apr 6

    Twitter Digest For Week of 03-31-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 03-31-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 03-31-2014
  • Apr 1

    Four Reasons Fairsearch Is Wrong

    Four Reasons Fairsearch Is Wrong
    At DisCo we’ve been discussing the FTC and EU investigations of Google’s search practices for more than two years. The latest FairSearch contentions represent a transparent attempt to forestall resolution of the European process,…
Rank this Week: 4155

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Apr 13

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)

    My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly)
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links (weekly) VirusTotal – Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner Virus checker analyzes suspicious files and URLs Find theses and dissertations Find alternative and…
  • Apr 10

    My Favorite Private Investigator Research Links 04/10/2014

    My Favorite Private Investigator Research Links 04/10/2014
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Research Links 04/10/2014 Find alternative and similar webpages – SimilarSiteCheck tags: search engines website auto suggest Similar and Alternative Websites tags: search…
  • Apr 8

    50 state guide to open records law

    50 state guide to open records law
    Private Investigator Blog 50 state guide to open records laws [UPDATE: April 8, 2014] Find out which government records are available to the public in each state in the revised, Open Government Guide, produced by The Reporters Committee for…
Rank this Week: 3362

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/
Rank this Week: 3670

TecnoJurista

TecnoJurista

Spanish language blog about technology and its applications on the legal practice in Puerto Rico. By Orlando Ortiz Cintrón.

http://www.tecnojurista.com
  • Apr 11

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance

    La nueva aplicación de la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico: Un paso de avance
    Resultó muy grato conocer esta semana que la Rama Judicial de Puerto Rico ha lanzado al mercado una aplicación para dispositivos móviles. La misma es gratuita y está disponible para dispositivos Android a…
  • Mar 29

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad

    El lanzamiento de Microsoft Office para el iPad
    Tras años de especulaciones y rumores, el pasado jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014, marcó el esperado lanzamiento de las aplicaciones oficiales de Microsoft Office, entiéndase, Word, Excel y PowerPoint para las tabletas iPad de…
  • Mar 8

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)

    Nuestra nueva iPad Air: Impresión general y aplicaciones (Parte I)
    Después de cinco (5) meses fuera de circulación por diversos motivos, nuestro blog TecnoJurista regresa con nuevos bríos para compartir con nuestros colegas y amigos sobre los últimos avances…
Rank this Week: 2655

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3289

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Apr 11

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September

    TWiL 254: Girl Scout Cookies in September
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Copyright and patent trolls, Flickr and Creative Commons attribution, Presidential fair use, and more! Guest: Nancy Sims Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to read,…
  • Apr 4

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!

    TWiL 253: Chewy Vuitton Sit!
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Net Neutrality with Daniel Lyons, parody and satire with Marty Schwimmer, Facebook and moonshine don't mix, and more! Guests: Daniel Lyons, Marty Schwimmer Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Mar 28

    TWiL 252: Stopping the TP Avalanche

    TWiL 252: Stopping the TP Avalanche
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. What happens to your digital assets when you die? Marriage markets, taxing Bitcoin, and more. Guests: Naomi Cahn, Suzy Walsh Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
Rank this Week: 1861

Cybercrime Review

Cybercrime Review

Explores new technology, recent legal developments, and interesting arguments at the intersection of computers and the law. By Jeffrey Brown.

http://www.cybercrimereview.com/
Rank this Week: 2949

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Stone Law P.C.'s Blog

Covers intellectual property, entertainment law, and computing issues.

http://www.stoneslaw.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 3272

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 11

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society
    My preliminary thoughts on our data retention victory, in yesterday's Irish Independent:This is a significant decision for Irish law. The Digital Rights Ireland case will now return to the High Court in Dublin which will decide whether…
  • Mar 20

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie
    It's surprising to see Ireland as a privacy haven, but by comparison with the UK we look good. The arrogance of the Home Office is astonishing - it genuinely appears to believe it should be able to dictate where a company runs its business so…
  • Mar 20

    Oliver Connolly is wrong – Sgt McCabe broke no laws with his secret recording

    Oliver Connolly is wrong – Sgt McCabe broke no laws with his secret recording
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on Oliver Connolly's claim that his rights were infringed by secret recording of his comments. To put it mildly, I'm not convinced. Here's the piece with added links:Oliver Connolly is wrong –…
Rank this Week: 1755

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/
  • Apr 10

    Kentucky Takes the Lead To Protect Student Privacy in the Digital Age

    Kentucky Takes the Lead To Protect Student Privacy in the Digital Age
    According to WHAS11.com in Kentucky, HB 232 was signed into law today by Governor Steve Beshear.  This new law states "[a] cloud computing service provider shall not in any case process student data to advertise or facilitate advertising…
  • Apr 5

    Facebook Insult About Islam May Lead To Execution in Iran

    Facebook Insult About Islam May Lead To Execution in Iran
    Be careful about what you say online.  For example, if you are a United Kingdom resident and post allegedly derogatory messages about Iran and/or Islam and then visit Iran you may be detained by the Iranian…
  • Apr 3

    The Student Privacy Bill of Right

    The Student Privacy Bill of Right
    On March 6, 2014, Khaliah Barnes, the Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center's (EPIC) Student Privacy Project authored an extremely important article that was featured in the Washington Post titled, "Why a Student Privacy Bill…
Rank this Week: 3945

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Apr 10

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption
    The proliferation of digital currencies, following the lead of Bitcoin, has been outpaced only by the companies forming to bet their futures on widespread acceptance of the new technology. A few companies are focusing on self-enforcing…
  • Apr 10

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer
    With “Tax Day” looming for many Americans, it seems the perfect time to talk about the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Bitcoin is a relatively novel form of currency that was first introduced in 2009. Unlike…
  • Apr 8

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer
    On Monday, April 7, 2014, the FTC alleged that Jerk broke federal laws and deceived consumers. The Massachusetts-based company created the social media site, Jerk.com which was active from 2009 until 2013. It also operated under jerk.be and…
Rank this Week: 1568

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Apr 9

    ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?

    ECJ finds Data Retention Directive invalid. What next?
    On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The…
  • Dec 16

    Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón issues damning opinion on the Data Retention Directive

    Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón issues damning opinion on the Data Retention Directive
    Last week (12/12/2013), a serious blow was dealt to one of the fundamental building blocks establishing the legal framework for retention of data for law enforcement across Europe.  Advocate General Pedro Cruz Villalón (AG)…
  • Dec 12

    Insight to China, India and Japan’s communications markets from Ofcom report

    Insight to China, India and Japan’s communications markets from Ofcom report
    Ofcom this week published its most recent report comparing the UK’s communications (telecoms, TV, radio, web and post) market with 16 other countries, including China, India and Japan.  Whilst Ofcom’s press releases have…
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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/
  • Apr 9

    Provisional Patent Application

    Provisional Patent Application
    I get a lot of questions from clients about “provisional patents." Let me just start this blog by clarifying once and for all that there is no such thing as a “provisional patent” anywhere in the Patent Act. However, since…
  • Apr 2

    Bitcoin Update

    Bitcoin Update
    The IRS has warned that virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, are to be treated as property and not as currency for tax purposes. Read this latest Bitcoin update on our tax blog. Want to learn more about Bitcoin? Check out this blog post from…
  • Mar 25

    PART 3: New Michigan Law Permits Intrastate Crowdfunding

    PART 3: New Michigan Law Permits Intrastate Crowdfunding
    Part 1 and 2 of this series discussed the basic requirements that must be met to utilize Michigan’s new intrastate crowdfunding exemption. This post will discuss the definition of an “accredited investor.” The distinction…
Rank this Week: 2697

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
  • Feb 28

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude
    A frequent question we get is what can we do about the online posting about me?  Often times, the answer is not much.  Lawyers can only help when the online conduct crosses the line into a cognizable cause of action.  Figuring…
Rank this Week: 4400

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
  • Feb 28

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude

    When Online Behavior Crosses the Line – The Law on Threats, Libel and Just Being Rude
    A frequent question we get is what can we do about the online posting about me?  Often times, the answer is not much.  Lawyers can only help when the online conduct crosses the line into a cognizable cause of action.  Figuring…
Rank this Week: 3675

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Apr 9

    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video game

    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video game
    U.S. Patent No. 6,358,148: Control method, apparatus and carrier wave for difficulty in a video gameIssued March 19, 2002, to Square Co., Ltd.Summary:The ‘148 patent provides methods for controlling the difficulty in a role playing…
  • Apr 2

    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage medium

    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage medium
    U.S. Patent No. 6,336,861: Game machine and information storage mediumIssued Jan. 8, 2002, to Namco, Ltd.Summary:The ‘861 patent provides a video game system where it encourages players to join together and play a multiplayer mode. The…
  • Mar 26

    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and method

    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and method
    U.S. Patent No. 6,579,173: Game score determination apparatus and methodIssued June 17, 2003, to SegaSummary:The ‘173 patent describes a game where the player’s scores are calculated so as to be equally fair to beginning and…
Rank this Week: 2184

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4666

Center for Democracy & Technology

Center for Democracy & Technology

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://www.cdt.org/blog
Rank this Week: 1482

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 8

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision

    Ten things to read about today’s data retention decision
    I am a fair-weather blogger, and so I cannot remember the last time I had so many visits or retweets in a day.  Piggybacking on the unexpected traffic boost, here are ten things worth reading (from various sources) about the reason for…
  • Apr 8

    The data retention parrot

    The data retention parrot
    One of the most-read posts on this site is a 2009 set of ten questions about data retention legislation in Ireland. It was written with a mixture of anger and detail. Today’s post contains neither. Instead, it’s relieved –…
  • Mar 17

    All change please, all change

    All change please, all change
    Three job-related announcements. 1. The University of Edinburgh has advertised a post (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) in “digital media law”.  As you will see from the job description, there are a number of specific research…
Rank this Week: 1751

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Apr 8

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting

    The Forum of Choice for Arbitrating Cybersquatting
    This article appeared in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2014 What we recognize today as self evident about the world wide web with its mixture of  opportunity and opportunism was hardly visible in the early 1990s when the…
  • Feb 17

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right

    Failing to Prove a Trademark Right
    For registered trademarks, proof of standing is satisfied by submitting a copy of the registration certificate –which “is prima facie evidence of [the trademark’s] validity.” NetApp, Inc. v. July Linett c/o Jolly Co.,…
  • Feb 10

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name

    The Case of Trademarks Rights Coming into Existence After Registration of the Domain Name
    There appears to be an uptick in the number of cases brought by owners who acquired their trademarks after the registration of the domain name. These complainants have standing but no actionable claim under the UDRP, for the reasons stated in…
Rank this Week: 3891

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/
  • Apr 8

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”
    Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance. Digital Rights Ireland welcomes…
  • Apr 7

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A
    Tomorrow the European Court of Justice will give judgment in our case challenging mass surveillance under the Data Retention Directive. Here’s a summary of the background. What is the case about? It’s a challenge to data retention…
  • Jan 1

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014
    2013 was a big year for digital rights and for Digital Rights Ireland in particular. We had a major success with our case against mass surveillance which led to an Advocate-General’s opinion that the Data Retention Directive is…
Rank this Week: 1761

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 4539

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 3772