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CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 19

    FCC Proposes Moving Radio, Satellite TV/Radio, and Cable TV Public Files Online

    FCC Proposes Moving Radio, Satellite TV/Radio, and Cable TV Public Files Online
    By Lauren Lynch Flick Yesterday, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing that broadcast radio licensees, satellite TV/radio licensees, and cable system operators move the bulk of their public inspection files online. The…
  • Dec 11

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering

    FCC Announces New End Date for JSA Grandfathering
    By Scott R. Flick The FCC announced in March of this year that it would begin treating TV Joint Sales Agreements between two local TV stations involving more than 15% of a station's advertising time as an attributable ownership interest. …
  • Nov 25

    FCC Enforcement Monitor

    FCC Enforcement Monitor
    By Scott R. Flick and Carly A. Deckelboim November 2014 Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and…
Rank this Week: 3115

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/
  • Dec 19

    Pardon the 2014 Legal Technology Interruption

    Pardon the 2014 Legal Technology Interruption
    As we reach the end of 2014, it's time to look back at the world of legal technology and some of the best advancements, worst fails, popular trends, and developments of the year. Using this information, trends and events can be predicted for…
  • Dec 5

    Controlling Your Social Media Strategy

    Controlling Your Social Media Strategy
    As friends, colleagues, and clients documented their Thanksgiving holiday on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it was made clear how big a role social media plays in the personal and professional lives of lawyers. Because it is so prevalent…
  • Nov 21

    The Fundamentals of Podcasts: Listening and Subscribing

    The Fundamentals of Podcasts: Listening and Subscribing
    There has been recent talk of a "Podcast Renaissance," in which podcasts are better than ever and people have begun to appreciate the value of the podcast medium for education and entertainment. Who are we to disagree? There are educational…
Rank this Week: 2567

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/
  • Dec 19

    Hospital pays six figures to settle data breach enforcement suit

    Hospital pays six figures to settle data breach enforcement suit
    At the end of last month, Boston hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) settled a data breach lawsuit brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General related to the 2012 theft of a physician’s laptop. Under a consent decree…
  • Dec 16

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada

    Changes are coming for trademark registration holders in Canada
    In late 2015 or early 2016, significant changes will occur in Canada under the Canadian Trade-Marks Act. Entities holding a Canadian trademark registration that has a renewal date close to this time period will face issues regarding the…
  • Dec 12

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding

    Supreme Court decision likely to affect TTAB proceeding
    Early in December 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. At issue are inconsistencies by the 12 regional federal courts appeal in giving preclusive effect in trademark…
Rank this Week: 2092

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Negotiating Cloud Contract

    Negotiating Cloud Contract
    The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly. New as a service (aaS) platforms are appearing and the dichotomy between public and private cloud domains has been fractured into many different shades of hybrid cloud alternatives. And while…
  • Dec 18

    What Are the Rules of the Advergame in the UK?

    What Are the Rules of the Advergame in the UK?
    Advergames are online video games that are created in order to promote a brand, product or organization by immersing a marketing message within the game. They are typically accessed via an organization’s website or app, or via a social…
  • Dec 17

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Facebook fit. It’s been said that a species’ evolutionary success depends more on its adaptability than any other trait. That apparently holds true for a social media platform’s staying power, too. Facebook continues to…
Rank this Week: 2856

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3393

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 19

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014
    The staff at Jenkins continuously work to build our collection of print and electronic resources each year. Here are some of the collection highlights of 2014: Our print collection grew by over 800 titles, some of which introduced new and/or…
  • Dec 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence
    Have you ever wanted to access Wigmore on Evidence on your desktop? Now you can! Wigmore on Evidence is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a membership database available to all Jenkins members. To access this title, use your last…
  • Dec 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form
    PA Legal Forms is a database that provides a variety of sample letters and forms specific to Pennsylvania. It includes a variety of basic forms for wills, including For People with Children, For People without Children, Mutual Wills for…
Rank this Week: 4454

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 4414

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    2014 Information Governance Year in Review

    2014 Information Governance Year in Review
    2014 has been perhaps the biggest year Information Governance (“IG”) has seen. A relatively small and, if not unknown, at least undefined field only a few years ago has grown into an area of interest—and concern—to…
  • Dec 18

    FTC $19 Million Settlement with Google: Unauthorized In-App Charges Are Not Child’s Play

    FTC $19 Million Settlement with Google: Unauthorized In-App Charges Are Not Child’s Play
    The FTC recently approved a final Order resolving allegations that Google unfairly billed customers millions of dollars for unauthorized charges made by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store. Under the…
  • Dec 16

    What’s on the Horizon in the Golden State?

    What’s on the Horizon in the Golden State?
    As we near the turn of the year into 2015, organizations should keep an eye on laws taking effect on the West Coast. This year, the crop of new privacy statutes includes a few without precedent anywhere in the country. The focus? Kids and…
Rank this Week: 3171

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer
    If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift…
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
Rank this Week: 1844

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2209

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message

    Marijuana, the Automobile Exception and the Text Message
    After Dwight Corey Kennedy was charged – in a “seven-count information” – with “possession of methamphetamine while armed with a loaded gun (Health & Safety Code § 11370.1(a), possession of…
  • Dec 17

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker

    The Debit Card, the Grandfather and the Sneaker
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division – New York concerning a juvenile delinquencyproceeding:  In the Matter of Luis C., 2014 WL 6779210. The court begins its opinion by explaining how the…
  • Dec 15

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action

    The Target Hack, Negligence and the Class Action
    As you may recall, in December of 2013 Target was the victimof a “major hack” of credit and debit card data.  And as you may or may not know, in May of 2014 of 2014, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated…
Rank this Week: 1723

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 19

    On the Ninth Day of Privacy, my true love gave to me….

    On the Ninth Day of Privacy, my true love gave to me….
    a tracking device in my car …. she is now my ex-true love…. Written by Jonathan Cain A year ago, privacy and data security issues in the media were all about credit cards and identity theft.  Concerns about privacy related…
  • Dec 18

    On The Eighth Day of Privacy, Health Care Systems (Over)Shared Data

    On The Eighth Day of Privacy, Health Care Systems (Over)Shared Data
    When is “sharing” too much of a good thing?  And will it get worse for health care systems in 2015?  Read on….. Written by Stephanie D. Willis Data sharing has become a point of sharp focus in the efforts to…
  • Dec 17

    On the Seventh Day of Privacy, federal agencies gave to me…..

    On the Seventh Day of Privacy, federal agencies gave to me…..
    Questions of Authority – who will be the federal regulatory cop on the privacy beat?  FTC?   FCC?  Privacy, Data Security Jurisdiction Questions to the Forefront in 2015 Written by Christopher Harvie As privacy and…
Rank this Week: 3839

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Dec 19

    Attorney General Attacks Google for “having no corporate conscience”

    Attorney General Attacks Google for “having no corporate conscience”
    The Attorney General of Mississippi complained in a letter to Google that “In my ten years as Attorney General, I have dealt with a lot of large corporate wrongdoers. I must say that yours is the first I have encountered to have no…
  • Dec 16

    Cyberintrusions Lead to 81+ Million Records Exposed in 2014

    Cyberintrusions Lead to 81+ Million Records Exposed in 2014
    The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) defines data breaches when an incident put a risk of exposure of an individual’s “name plus a Social Security number, driver’s license number, medical record or financial record…
  • Dec 12

    Coming to your Computer Soon? Ransonware which Locks your Files and Demands Payment

    Coming to your Computer Soon? Ransonware which Locks your Files and Demands Payment
    Alarms are going off around the Internet with an apparent increase of ransomware which “immediately makes its presence known by encrypting files and demanding payment for the keys to unlock them.” The Department of Homeland…
Rank this Week: 3615

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Dec 18

    Infinite Energy KM

    Infinite Energy KM
    We know that a cat always lands on its feet. We also know that a slice of toast always lands buttered side down. So what happens when you attach a slice of toast (buttered side up, of course) to the back of a cat and then toss both out the…
  • Dec 8

    Law Firm IT Whiplash

    Law Firm IT Whiplash
    The Mayo Clinic staff describe whiplash as, a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme…
  • Dec 8

    Law Firm IT Whiplash

    Law Firm IT Whiplash
    The Mayo Clinic staff describe whiplash as, a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme…
Rank this Week: 3935

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: 3556

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

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

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Dec 18

    In the new

    In the new
    This week, my third grade son needed to give a presentation to his class about a holiday tradition in our family, so I helped him to create his first Keynote slide show for a presentation on how we pick out...
  • Dec 17

    ILTA survey reveals extensive attorney iPad and iPhone use

    ILTA survey reveals extensive attorney iPad and iPhone use
    The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is a peer networking organization for people who work in the legal technology field, such as the people who work in law firm IT departments. I know that the folks in my law firm's...
  • Dec 15

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230

    Review: PDF Essentials for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson / MPU 230
    I still remember the time, many years ago, when PDF documents seemed novel. Today, of course, most attorneys work with PDF documents just about every day, especially if you practice in federal court. And PDF is my preferred file format...
Rank this Week: 4345

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
  • Dec 18

    What I Want for Christmas - eDiscovery Wish List

    What I Want for Christmas - eDiscovery Wish List
    With over 1,070 posts since September 20, 2010, we’ve had a lot to say about eDiscovery over 4+ years. However, we’ve never published a Christmas wish list of what we’d like to see happen in eDiscovery over the next year,…
  • Dec 17

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz Answers! - eDiscovery Case Law
    Yesterday, we gave you a pop quiz for the eDiscovery case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! Let's see how you did. Here are the…
  • Dec 16

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law

    December Case Law Pop Quiz! - eDiscovery Case Law
    We have time for one more case law pop quiz before the end of the year – this one is customized to the case law that we’ve covered since late October. If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy! If…
Rank this Week: 4525

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
  • Dec 18

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015

    Russian Data Localization Law May Now Come into Force One Year Ahead of Schedule, in September 2015
    On 17 December, the State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) passed legislation that would change the effective date of Russia's new law requiring the local storage in Russia of the personal data of Russian citizens (Data…
  • Dec 18

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner Takes Lead on Privacy Regulation of Mobile App
    In a recent client alert, partner Mark Parsons and associate Peter Colegate from the Hogan Lovells Hong Kong office highlighted the attention increasingly paid by privacy regulators around the world to the manner in which mobile apps collect,…
  • Dec 18

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer

    CNIL International Chief Discusses Safe Harbor and Onward Transfer
    Following on the heels of the IAPP Congress in Brussels, the CNIL’s (the French data protection authority) international chief, Florence Raynal, engaged in a dialogue with the members of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Digital…
Rank this Week: 3717

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Dec 18

    I Still Have a Defective Heart

    I Still Have a Defective Heart
    I have an atrial septal defect. Today when we went over the results of my tests, he told me I have, not 1, but 2 holes between my atriums.
  • Dec 16

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update from Week 9

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update from Week 9
    […]
  • Dec 15

    Marathon Training Week 13 Recap: Walking Suck

    Marathon Training Week 13 Recap: Walking Suck
    There are two main challenges with walking: (1) it takes a lot longer than running and (2) it’s boring! I’m still sticking to Hal Higdon’s marathon training program for novices, but walking my miles. I hope I can still do…
Rank this Week: 3690

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    Trial Tech Tips -- Equipment Failure

    Trial Tech Tips -- Equipment Failure
    I've often said that when it comes to trial technology, it’s not a question of if it will fail, but rather when it will fail, how bad that failure will be, how long it will take to fix it, and whether anyone else will even notice that…
  • Dec 4

    Trial Tech Tips – Zoom and Highlighter

    Trial Tech Tips – Zoom and Highlighter
    Two of the most important and frequently used features in trial presentation are also two of the most basic – the zoom and the highlighter. These two features can literally bring a document-intensive trial to life – quickly…
  • Nov 23

    Trial Tech Tips - TrialDirector Bates Numbering

    Trial Tech Tips - TrialDirector Bates Numbering
    This article is the first in a series entitled “Trial Tech Tips.” Focused on the crossroads of law and technology, and in no particular order, we will share a collection of proven and tested methods for accomplishing a wide…
Rank this Week: 4655

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: 3639

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Dec 18

    LAW LIBRARY CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK DEC. 21- JAN. 3

    LAW LIBRARY CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK DEC. 21- JAN. 3
    The law library will close for Winter Break on Saturday, December 20 at 4:00 PM.  The library will reopen on Sunday, January 4 at 10:00 AM. More information about law library hours is available on our website here. HAPPY HOLIDAYS…
  • Dec 1

    EXTENDED LAW LIBRARY HOURS DURING EXAMS

    EXTENDED LAW LIBRARY HOURS DURING EXAMS
    In response to student requests, the law library will be open extended hours during exams. The Details: Library Hours December 1 – 17  Sunday  10:00 AM – 2:00 AM Monday – Friday 8:00 AM –  2:00 AM…
  • Nov 19

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS

    GETTING READY FOR EXAMS: STUDY AIDS
    The law library has numerous print study aids on reserve at the circulation desk that may be useful during exams: Get a broad overview: Nutshells Focus on the core principles: Concise Hornbooks and Understanding…
Rank this Week: 1976

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    In the legal industry, the Engineer versus Druid dichotomy is an interesting one.  These names come from a familiar aphorism: ‘There are two kinds of fools: one who says this is old and therefore good, and the other who says this…
  • Dec 12

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!
    One of the great things about my job is that I get to spend a lot of time with legal professionals in the field.  One of the frustrating things, however, is watching them needlessly suffer through the experience of using ediscovery…
  • Dec 4

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space
    The required skillset of 21st century lawyers is different from earlier generations’. The legal field has undergone a dramatic technological transformation, and many legal functions have evolved accordingly. And yet, even with all the…
Rank this Week: 1528

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Dec 18

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Reports of Lawyers’ Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    In the legal industry, the Engineer versus Druid dichotomy is an interesting one.  These names come from a familiar aphorism: ‘There are two kinds of fools: one who says this is old and therefore good, and the other who says this…
  • Dec 12

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!

    Painlessly Switching Ediscovery Platform Mid-case. No, really!
    One of the great things about my job is that I get to spend a lot of time with legal professionals in the field.  One of the frustrating things, however, is watching them needlessly suffer through the experience of using ediscovery…
  • Dec 4

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space

    The Importance of Technology in the Legal Space
    The required skillset of 21st century lawyers is different from earlier generations’. The legal field has undergone a dramatic technological transformation, and many legal functions have evolved accordingly. And yet, even with all the…
Rank this Week: 1667

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Dec 18

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?
    A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung…
  • Oct 6

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?
    The Monetary Authority of Singapore  (“MAS“) is consulting on a new notice and guidelines on outsourcing. Having already commented on its positive message for cloud services, this post addresses the…
  • Sep 19

    MAS Embraces Cloud: A Silver Lining

    MAS Embraces Cloud: A Silver Lining
    There should be relief at the moment felt by financial institutions and cloud service providers alike, following the release of the MAS’s consultation on the proposed new outsourcing notice and updated guidelines as mentioned in…
Rank this Week: 3206

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game

    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video game
    U.S. Patent 7,559,834: Dynamic join/exit of players during play of console-based video gameIssued July 14, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘834 patent allows for people to join in or leave a game without having to restart the current…
  • Dec 17

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit

    Nintendo gets second chance from Federal Circuit on 3DS patent suit
    Tomita Tech. USA, LLC et al. v. Nintendo Co., LTD et al.Federal CircuitCase No. 2014-1244(non-precedential)On appeal from S.D.N.Y., case no. 1:11-CV-04256Back in 2011, Tomita sued Nintendo over U.S. Pat. No. 7,417,664, "Stereoscopic Image…
  • Dec 16

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game

    Patton goes to War Over Use of Name and Likeness in Video Game
    Catching up on some reading from last week, Ars Technica (via Video Gamer Law) reports on a new lawsuit filed by the rights holder to Patton's name and likeness against Maximum Family Games for their game "History(R) Legends of War: Patton."…
Rank this Week: 1874

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
  • Dec 10

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot

    7+ Examples Where Consumers Don’t Call the Shot
                There are plenty of examples where the marketplace’s invisible hand does not seem to favor consumers.  As much as I want to believe unconditionally in the power of…
  • Dec 8

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger

    Telecom Policy Lessons From Recent Aviation Merger
             During this sabbatical year, I have had more opportunities for air travel. While I still marvel at the opportunity to be somewhere on the other side of the globe in a day, I cannot believe how…
Rank this Week: 1143

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/
  • Dec 17

    Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Home Buyer?

    Are You Ready For A New Kind Of Home Buyer?
    On December 1, Zillow published their forecast for the 2015 housing market. They say that skyrocketing rents will make home ownership more attractive than it has been in recent years, that there will be a surge in the construction of more…
  • Dec 10

    New Year’s Day Is Coming — And So Are The Divorce

    New Year’s Day Is Coming — And So Are The Divorce
    Family law attorneys who have been practicing for a while typically notice a pattern in divorce: there seems to be an uptick in marital splits in January. Is there really an increase in divorce and financial settlements at the beginning of…
  • Dec 3

    Why Is The HUD-1 Form Changing?

    Why Is The HUD-1 Form Changing?
    The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has developed new real estate closing forms that will take effect August 2015. These forms will replace the HUD 1 settlement sheet we have become familiar with. While this may seem like nothing more than…
Rank this Week: 4859

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2400

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 3944

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

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

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Dec 16

    Practicing Law Online Ebook

    Practicing Law Online Ebook
    Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes…
  • Nov 6

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

    Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback
    I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal…
  • Oct 29

    Consumer Law Levels Up

    Consumer Law Levels Up
    Two new options for consumer legal services entered the market in the past week. They are different in nature, but both provide alternatives for legal assistance and guidance. Both include different levels of legal guidance from licensed…
Rank this Week: 1281

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/
  • Dec 16

    Netherlands Privacy Regulator To Investigate Facebook's Privacy Policy

    Netherlands Privacy Regulator To Investigate Facebook's Privacy Policy
    The Netherlands privacy regulator has announced an investigation into Facebook's recently announced privacy policy change that is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2015. Facebook's new privacy policy states that it has the…
  • Dec 16

    Iowa Digital License App Has Major 4th Amendment Implication

    Iowa Digital License App Has Major 4th Amendment Implication
    Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to carry around a wallet with a driver's license, credit cards, ATM cards, health insurance cards, etc...?  As Apple famously trademarked and states in some of its commercials, "There's an app for…
  • Dec 15

    Netherlands May Soon Fine Google Millions of Euros For Violating Privacy Law

    Netherlands May Soon Fine Google Millions of Euros For Violating Privacy Law
    According to The Wall Street Journal, Google may soon be fined the equivalent of $19 million dollars by the Netherlands Data Protection Authority for violating privacy laws. The Dutch privacy regulator announced earlier today that Google…
Rank this Week: 3901

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/
  • Dec 16

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101

    The Ultramercial Decision: Closing The Door Even Further On 101
    By Vijay Kumar The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion for the Ultramercial v. Hulu case, further closing the door on patentees for what business methods qualify as being patent eligible under 35 § U.S.C. 101. Using the two-prong…
  • Dec 12

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue

    Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Issue
    The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts (LTA Journal) has published its Fall 2014 Issue. The LTA Journal publishes concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys on a quarterly basis. The issue’s first article,…
  • Dec 5

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue

    Police Body Cameras Spark Potential Privacy Issue
    By Naazaneen Hodjat In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been under significant pressure to increase transparency after a host of events have led local communities to lose faith in such agencies’ integrity. Concerns have…
Rank this Week: 3023

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • Dec 16

    Native Advertisers Face Closer Scrutiny From Industry Self-Regulatory Bodie

    Native Advertisers Face Closer Scrutiny From Industry Self-Regulatory Bodie
    Angel Diaz With paywalls and premium subscriptions finding only modest success, paid advertisements remain the primary means of generating revenue from online content. Native advertising has emerged as a leader in the competition for ad…
  • Dec 16

    From the Right to be Forgotten to the Right to an “e-Reputation’’: First Enforceability Ordered by French Court under Penalty

    From the Right to be Forgotten to the Right to an “e-Reputation’’: First Enforceability Ordered by French Court under Penalty
    Cecile Martin A few months after the European Court of Justice ruled on May 13, 2014 that search engines are considered personal data controllers under the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 and, as such, should provide data subjects with a…
  • Dec 15

    A Primer on EMV Technology for Merchant

    A Primer on EMV Technology for Merchant
    Courtney Bowman With the new year just around the corner, retailers should make a resolution to learn more about EMV technology.  That’s because 2015 is slated to be the year EMV technology makes significant inroads in the United…
Rank this Week: 1418

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
Rank this Week: 2276

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/
  • Dec 16

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data

    DRI files court brief in support of Microsoft against US access to Irish data
    You might have noticed that the US government is bringing a case against Microsoft demanding that it turn over user emails held in its Dublin facilities based on a US search warrant. This is a worrying overreach: the US authorities…
  • Sep 26

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story

    DRI chosen as an EFF Counter Surveillance Success Story
    We’re delighted that our victory against the Data Retention Directive has been chosen by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as one of their examples of a Counter Surveillance Success Story. From the UK defeat of the Snooper’s…
  • Sep 15

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate

    Irish data sharing proposals – submission with Castlebridge Associate
    DRI has teamed up with the ever knowledgeable data protection and information experts at Castlebridge Associates to agree a joint submission to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s consultation on a proposed Data Sharing…
Rank this Week: 2446

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Dec 16

    “How Many Emails Do I Have to Read Today?!?!?”

    “How Many Emails Do I Have to Read Today?!?!?”
    It is no secret that email messages represent a good chunk of electronically stored information (ESI) collected, reviewed and produced during electronic discovery. Although there is some debate about the exact proportion, some estimate…
  • Dec 10

    Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”

    Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”
    Samuel Pero sued his employer, Norfolk Southern Railway, for personal injuries sustained while trying to to remove a tree blocking railroad tracks.  During discovery, Pero requested video captured by a RailView camera system the railroad…
  • Dec 4

    6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreement

    6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreement
    As discussed in a previous post, as a result of the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) parties must review in modern litigation, litigants often enter into “clawback” agreements…
Rank this Week: 1367

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 16

    What is a Statutory Agent?

    What is a Statutory Agent?
    If your plans for 2015 include starting a business, you need to understand what a statutory agent is. Starting a business usually begins with filing paperwork with your state’s corporation commission to create an LLC or a corporation…
  • Dec 10

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur

    End of the Year To-Do List for Entrepreneur
    We’ve made it to December 2014! It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. I don’t know aobut your industry but most people stop calling their lawyers around the 15th or 20th of the month. (Exception: DUI attorneys.)…
  • Dec 1

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended

    Arizona Revenge Porn Law Suspended
    Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, at the request of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called for the enforcement of Arizona’s “revenge porn” law and legal…
Rank this Week: 3696

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Dec 15

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
  • Dec 8

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84

    Former federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips has died at 84
    Bruce Phillips, who served as Canada's Privacy Commissioner from 1991 to 2000 has died at age 84. See: Former journalist and federal privacy commissioner Bruce Phillips dead at 84 | Metro.
  • Nov 28

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013

    Nova Scotia FOIPOP Review Officer annual report for 2013
    Nova Scotia's new Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Review Officer, Catherine Tully, has just tabled the annual report for 2013 [PDF]. Former review officer Dulcie McCallum was at the helm for the period covered by the…
Rank this Week: 2434

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 15

    Thanks to Securing Change

    Thanks to Securing Change
    Those of you paying attention to the website have undoubtedly noticed the theme change. That change is part of the effort to thwart the incessant hackers who have targeted Hearsay Culture over the past three years. I’m pleased to report…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted

    Show # 226 — Prof. Stephen Turner on expertise in policymaking — posted
    For the last show for 2014, I’m pleased to post Show # 226, November 20, my interview with Prof. Stephen Turner of the University of South Florida on technological and scientific expertise in policymaking and democracy. Stephen has…
  • Dec 13

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted

    Show # 225 — Prof. Ed Felten on the cryptocurrency Bitcoin and data privacy — posted
    I am delighted to post Show # 225, November 20, my interview with Prof. Ed Felten of Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (“CITP”). I’ve been visiting at CITP this year, and one of my main…
Rank this Week: 2371

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3628

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

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

    Litigator’s Brief: Top 15 eDiscovery Terms Every Litigator Should Know

    Litigator’s Brief: Top 15 eDiscovery Terms Every Litigator Should Know
    Prompted by the anniversary of  Zubulake v UBS Warburg – the case that forced the legal world to take eDiscovery seriously and arguably created a new industry – we recently wrote a post outlining The 7 Biggest…
  • Dec 8

    Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security

    Litigator’s Brief: Four things to tell your clients about data security
    Like all professionals in 2014, every modern litigator uses technology to get their job done. As with all industries, technology is the wonder drug delivering efficiency to a lawyer’s practice and duty of competent representation. The…
  • Dec 2

    Nextpoint Trial Preparation Now Integrated with OnCue Presentation Software

    Nextpoint Trial Preparation Now Integrated with OnCue Presentation Software
    We are very pleased to announce our integration with OnCue. Litigation teams using Nextpoint to manage depositions, documents and video evidence during trial preparation can now easily export data directly into OnCue courtroom…
Rank this Week: 2084

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 1536

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
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
  • Dec 10

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea

    A poem about admiralty and law of the sea
    A little known fact about me is that in addition to business law subjects I have sometimes taught Admiralty and Law of the Sea. This subject, which I refer to as "The Law of Boats" is one that has interested me for many years although I never…
  • Dec 1

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)

    JDs in the Boardroom (2014 Edition)
    How do law schools rank in sending their graduates into senior positions in publicly traded companies? This second annual study on JDs in the boardroom tallies the schools' results.
Rank this Week: 1618

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Dec 11

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
  • Jul 7

    LEX Conference in Moscow

    LEX Conference in Moscow
    I have just returned from my first trip to Moscow, Russia. I was there as part of the inaugural Legal Education Exchange (LEX) conference, sponsored by the United States Russia Foundation (USRF). Four US law schools and four Russia-based…
Rank this Week: 3669