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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
Rank this Week: 3748

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Jan 11

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol

    * Escaping The Political Echo Chamber: Observations From Failed Pol
    After the election, I created a website dedicated to failed policies, politicians, and policies. The goal of the site was to force myself out of the echo chamber to try to understand what happened, where were are, and what comes next. Two…
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform

    17 Seconds #31 – Re-forming Patent Law Is Not Patent Law Reform
    Shame on the AIA. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/17/2016; ErikJHeels.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is the worst thing to happen to US patent law ever. This self-serving PR piece by the USPTO…
  • Dec 2

    When Winning Equals Losing

    When Winning Equals Losing
    When you represent startups, your successful clients tend to go away. By Erik J. Heels First published 12/2/2016; Medium; publisher: GiantPeople. Clocktower Law, the Boston patent and trademark law firm I founded 15+ years ago, primarily…
Rank this Week: 2156

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 860

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon
    The Canadian Heritage consultation on Canadian content in a digital world recently concluded and the department has now posted the responses. There are few surprises with many creator groups supporting Netflix and Internet taxes, while…
Rank this Week: 2245

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • Jan 10

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank

    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank
    Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank Jasper L. Tran As of June 19, 2016, courts have examined 568 challenged patents brought under § 101 motions citing Alice, resulting in 190 valid patents and 378 patents invalidated with an…
  • Dec 14

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III

    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article III
    The Bedeviling Mess of ePlus, Contempt, and Article IIIWayne A. Kalkwarf and Matthew D. TannerePlus, Inc. v. Lawson Software, Inc.1 concerns the cancellation of patent claims. Although a judicial decision cancelling a patent claim would not…
  • Nov 23

    Patent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1

    Patent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1
    Written By: Roland Casillas               Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 8,375,847 B1Winch for Turkey Deep Fryers Inventors: William P. Anganes Description: With Thanksgiving…
Rank this Week: 1484

Ephemerallaw

Ephemerallaw

Covers the information security and data privacy laws.

http://ephemerallaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 10

    BJHS Special Issue on Patent

    BJHS Special Issue on Patent
    The December 2016 issue of the British Journal for the History of Science is a special issue titled Owning Health: Medicine and Anglo-American Patent Cultures, and reading through it has had the odd effect of making me simultaneously more…
  • Nov 30

    One thing website operators MUST do under new DMCA rule

    One thing website operators MUST do under new DMCA rule
    My colleague Melissa Kern wrote an advisory about the copyright office's final rule regarding designating a DMCA agent. I thought it was important enough to repost (with permission) here. Beginning December 1, 2016, the Copyright Office is…
  • Nov 17

    One Weird Trick to Beat Alice Rejections (Examiners HATE This)

    One Weird Trick to Beat Alice Rejections (Examiners HATE This)
    Alice v. CLS Bank has had a tremendous impact on how the patent office treats applications for business method inventions. Indeed, since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice, the allowance rate for class 705 (Data Processing:…
Rank this Week: 1050

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jan 10

    Data Privacy Day event in London

    Data Privacy Day event in London
    January 28 is Data Privacy Day – “an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. ” The IAPP (International Association of…
  • Jan 4

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017

    10 things to watch for at the intersection of Tech and Law in 2017
    CASL, Canada’s anti-spam legislation, has been with us since July 2014. It’s a terrible piece of legislation for many reasons. In July 2017 a private right of action becomes effective that will allow anyone who receives spam as…
  • Dec 7

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing

    Even Santa needs to get it in writing
    The 2016 Fashion Santa.  photo source:  yorkdale.com A Toronto mall and its former “Fashion Santa” are having a snowball fight over the character.  The mall hired a new Fashion Santa this year instead of the person…
Rank this Week: 2122

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 10

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot

    Legal Issues with Open Photoshoot
    Last week, I went to an open photoshoot/happy hour at Parkwood Studios. (They have a gorgeous space!) It’s a free monthly event for photographers and models of all skill levels and experience. There was an area set up with lights where…
  • Jan 3

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender

    Lawsuit Filed to Unmask Anonymous Penis Sender
    Last week, Melody Lenox filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, Texas for a court order to determine who sent her a penis-shaped gummy candies via Dicks By Mail. At first, this sounded like an extreme reaction. If someone spent $15 to send me candy…
  • Dec 27

    Copyright License for Commissioned Art

    Copyright License for Commissioned Art
    There are services that will print your photos and other artwork onto canvas – even in Walgreens. I recently heard of a situation where a customer commissioned an artist to create a portrait. The artist created the work and sent it to…
Rank this Week: 3512

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jan 9

    E-Discovery Ethical Conundrums (In-House Counsel Edition)

    E-Discovery Ethical Conundrums (In-House Counsel Edition)
    Although most rules of professional conduct are geared toward lawyers in private practice, they also apply to in-house counsel. This is true even when corporate counsel is acting in a non-legal role. See, e.g. Kaye v. Rosefielde, 75 A. 3d…
  • Dec 30

    6 Things We Learned About Legal Tech & E-Discovery in 2016

    6 Things We Learned About Legal Tech & E-Discovery in 2016
      2016 was a wild ride, wasn’t it? We here in the U.S. had a crazy election cycle and many moved on to greener pastures.   We also saw developments in legal technology and e-discovery law.  Here are a few things we…
  • Dec 30

    California Legal Ethics Update: State Bar Opinion on Attorney Blogging

    California Legal Ethics Update: State Bar Opinion on Attorney Blogging
    When is attorney blogging a “communication” subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct regulating attorney advertising?   The State Bar of California recently weighed in via Ethics Opinion 2016-196. The opinion concludes:…
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Jan 9

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?
    Much has been written about how the Trump family uses their name to market their own businesses, but the Trumps are equally gifted at trading on others’ notoriety to promote themselves and their businesses. Consider the tweets or public…
  • Jan 5

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/5/17

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/5/17
    Virtual reality takes to the air and rests beneath your feet, a smart toy and a weaponized GIF inspire lawsuits (separately), Slack invests in bots, and more! Will virtual reality on planes make trips more enjoyable? (A.W., The Economist)…
  • Dec 19

    “Life Is Short. Settle with the FTC” – The Cost of Ashley Madison’s 2015 Data Breach

    “Life Is Short. Settle with the FTC” – The Cost of Ashley Madison’s 2015 Data Breach
    On December 14, 2016, operators of online extramarital dating and social networking website AshleyMadison.com came to an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission, and several States, to settle FTC and related state charges that the website…
Rank this Week: 2952

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
  • Jan 7

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2017

    Noteworthy Domain Name Decisions for 2017
    Mr. Levine is the author of a treatise on trademarks, domain names, and cybersquatting, Domain Name Arbitration, A Practical Guide to Asserting and Defending Claims of Cybersquatting under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.…
  • Jan 5

    Parsing Domain Names Composed of Random Letters for Proof of Cybersquatting

    Parsing Domain Names Composed of Random Letters for Proof of Cybersquatting
    The Respondent’s cry of pain in AXA SA v. Whois Privacy Protection Service, Inc. / Ugurcan Bulut, axathemes, D2016-1483 (WIPO December 12, 2016) “[w]hat do you want from me people? I already removed all the files from that domain…
  • Dec 27

    Fair and Unfair Publishing Contracts: [How] Can Authors Protect Their Right

    Fair and Unfair Publishing Contracts: [How] Can Authors Protect Their Right
    Introduction: In the United States authors’ rights to enjoy the fruits of their labor are protected by the Constitution: “The Congress shall have power . . . to  promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing…
Rank this Week: 4023

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jan 6

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire

    TWiL 372: Santà Faire
    Ransomware that turns off after reading 2 articles about ransomware, the Axanar case moves forward, Santa gets a wardrobe upgrade and a lawsuit. Plus, your smart home device may be invading your privacy. Hosts: Denise Howell and Emory Roane…
  • Dec 30

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016

    TWiL 371: The Best of 2016
    Join Denise Howell, Emory Roane and Mike Keyes for the the top moments of 2016! Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Emory Roane Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-law.Public list of discussion…
  • Dec 16

    TWiL 370: Horse Drawn Uber

    TWiL 370: Horse Drawn Uber
    The Investigatory Powers Bill/Snooper's Charter, staying out of Meme jail, the Digital Economy Bill, Disney and Fox vs. VidAngel, privacy with Amazon Go and Evernote, a new way for law enforcement in the UK to get pass iPhone encryption,…
Rank this Week: 473

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: 3493

DennisKennedy.blog

DennisKennedy.blog

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

http://denniskennedy.com/blog/
  • Jan 5

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017

    52 Books in 52 Weeks – 2017
    For quite a few years, I’ve enjoyed reading the posts of several bloggers who are trying to read 52 books in 52 weeks. I’ve also wanted to find a good way for me to keep track of the books I’ve read. And it gives me a good…
  • Dec 29

    Wrapping Up 2016 at DennisKennedy.Blog – More Content Than I Expected

    Wrapping Up 2016 at DennisKennedy.Blog – More Content Than I Expected
    I didn’t do a lot of posting to my blog in 2016, so I thought I’d do a 2016 wrap-up post to point you to the writing and other work I published in other places. But first – a little gift to readers who act before the offer…
  • Aug 31

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)

    Six Ways to Jump Start Your LinkedIn Network (New Article)
    Allison Shields and I were talking the other day about LinkedIn and whether it was time to write a new edition of our book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers. Whether or not it’s time for a new edition, it became clear that we (meaning…
Rank this Week: 2112

Justia Law, Technology & Legal…

Justia Law, Technology & Legal Marketing Blog

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

http://onward.justia.com/
  • Jan 5

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring

    How 2016 changed online marketing, and what 2017 will bring
    2016 was an eventful year in online marketing, and 2017 promises to introduce even more changes. From real-time Google filter updates to how search engines handled the indexing of fake news sites, we take a look back at the landscape of SEO…
  • Nov 1

    Teaching the Robots to Read: Structured Data for the Semantic Web

    Teaching the Robots to Read: Structured Data for the Semantic Web
    Search engines have long tried to extrapolate meaning from the content of your web pages. While they have gotten pretty good at it, it is easier for them if you can be explicit in the meaning of your content. The best way to do that is by…
  • Oct 28

    California Bar: Client Information Available from Public Sources is Still Confidential

    California Bar: Client Information Available from Public Sources is Still Confidential
    The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct recently reaffirmed its position on attorneys' duty of confidentiality toward their clients. In an advisory opinion, the Committee reiterated that…
Rank this Week: 2092

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jan 4

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    This is the Year Donald Trump Kills Net Neutrality
    January 2nd, 2017- Predicting exactly what sort of telecommunications policy the next administration will pursue is tricky. The main clues we have thus far are the writings of Trump’s transition team. But transition teams don’t…
  • Dec 17

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance

    NYT: Expect a Cozy Trump-Telecom Alliance
    Early next year, Senate Democrats will get to choose a new commissioner for the F.C.C. Democrats ought to pick a strong consumer advocate who will use the position to speak out forcefully for more competition in the industry and common-sense…
  • Dec 12

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition

    Trump could electrify local broadband or decimate competition
    December 7, 2016- “This is a moment for the happy warriors of telecom policy to get out there and organize and be a part of the infrastructure deal for the Trump administration,” said Susan Crawford. “As we build roads and…
Rank this Week: 2241

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/
Rank this Week: 844

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jan 4

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Value
    Please join the AALS Internet and Computer Law section for tomorrow’s session on “Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Social Values” at the AALS annual meeting in San Francisco. Date / Time: Thursday, 5…
  • Sep 15

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!

    Graduate Research Fellow in Privacy and Freedom of Speech – Apply!
    The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes applications for a graduate research fellowship beginning in October / November 2016 and ending in summer / fall 2017. The Fellow will work with Professors Derek…
  • Jul 20

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

    Internet Troll’s “Political Shenanigans” Are Protected Speech–State v. Hirschman
    (Cross-posted at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog.) Aaron Hirschman, a self-proclaimed “Internet troll,” posted the following message on Craigslist: Wanna make an easy $20 for voting? (Downtown Bend) Are you interested in…
Rank this Week: 1315

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
  • Jan 4

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

    Latest Gadgets to be Introduced at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
    Every year, barely after the New Year, the consumer technology industry comes together in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES¨) - the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. There they introduce and…
  • Nov 26

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of

    Internet Archive's Wayback Machine Launches Full-Text Search...Sort Of
    By Mark Rosch One of the questions that we are often asked during our live MCLE seminars and MCLE webinars is whether there is a keyword search available for the billions of Web pages collected by the Archive.org's Wayback Machine. Since its…
  • Oct 20

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work

    Google Introduces (Yet Another) New Name for Google for Work
    Google has announced yet another new name for its suite of cloud-based office productivity and collaboration software. Now, the product most-recently known as Google Apps for Work in now called "G Suite." 
Rank this Week: 4734

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
Rank this Week: 1043

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 4

    Should Government Agencies Know Precisely Where You Get Picked Up and Dropped Off?

    Should Government Agencies Know Precisely Where You Get Picked Up and Dropped Off?
    I submitted comments this week to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission as the Director of Privacy at the Center for Internet and Society (CIS). The emergence of new transportation networks and platforms certainly presents privacy…
  • Dec 17

    Uber vs. the law

    Uber vs. the law
    Uber is testing its self-proclaimed “self-driving” vehicles on California roads without complying with the testing requirements of California’s automated driving law. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles says that…
  • Dec 16

    Tool Without a Handle: A Dust Cloud of Nonsense"

    Tool Without a Handle: A Dust Cloud of Nonsense"
    “Tool Without a Handle:  “A Dust Cloud of Nonsense” On October 30, 1938, the “Mercury Theater on the Air” broadcast a radio drama adaptation of H.G. Wells’ science fiction tale “The War of the…
Rank this Week: 253

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: 3766

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

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

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jan 2

    Statement of Intent for the Group Major in Mass Communication

    Statement of Intent for the Group Major in Mass Communication
    I knew when I applied to UC Berkeley that I wanted to major in mass communications. It was not a major that you could simply sign up for, however; one had to apply. The following is the bulk of my application essay that I found while looking…
  • Jun 20

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)
    In light of today’s Fourth Amendment-eroding Supreme Court decision in Utah v. Streif, and Justice Sotomayor’s scathing indictment of it: The Court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will…
  • Jun 8

    Chiune Sugihara (repost)

    Chiune Sugihara (repost)
    Seeing news that Israel has named a street after Chiune Sugihara, I thought I’d repost what I wrote about him in law school: There was another excellent show on PBS this evening on Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who…
Rank this Week: 2913

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 2

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance

    Cyberleagle on Surveillance
    For over two years I have been blogging on surveillance, a topic that cuckoo-like has grown to crowd out most other IT and internet law topics on this blog. With the Investigatory Powers Act now on the UK statute book, this seems like a…
  • Dec 30

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?

    The Investigatory Powers Act - swan or turkey?
    The Investigatory Powers Bill, now the newly minted Investigatory Powers Act, has probably undergone more scrutiny than any legislation in recent memory. Rarely, though, can the need for scrutiny have been so great. Over 300 pages make…
  • Dec 10

    Investigatory Powers Act 2016 Christmas Quiz

    Investigatory Powers Act 2016 Christmas Quiz
    Now that the Investigatory Powers Bill has received Royal Assent, here is a Christmas quiz on the IPAct and its history. For some questions the answer is precise, others may be less so. For some the correct answer may be “we…
Rank this Week: 2278

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 29

    7 Early Data Assessment Tactics to Reduce eDiscovery Expense

    7 Early Data Assessment Tactics to Reduce eDiscovery Expense
    You can tell a lot about files on a computer before you even open them. That’s the premise that makes data reduction possible prior to discovery review—in a stage commonly referred to as early data assessment. As summarized by…
  • Dec 12

    A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collection

    A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collection
    Are you directing your eDiscovery collections with maximum efficiency? Data collection can be the most complex and technically rigorous of all eDiscovery phases. It involves the extraction of potentially relevant electronically…
  • Dec 1

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

    Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep
    Daniel D’Angelo After the review and production phases of discovery are complete, a lot of people must collaboratively work with produced evidence to prepare a strong case. Keeping them coordinated is often a challenge, particularly…
Rank this Week: 2514

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 29

    Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison

    Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison
    The Amazon Echo, Google Home, your Internet searches, etc… may be utilized against you in court. For years, I have warned the public through my [...] The post Amazon’s Echo May Help Put You In Prison appeared first on Shear on…
  • Dec 23

    U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profile

    U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profile
    The U.S. government has begun quietly requesting that foreigners who enter the U.S. on the visa waiver program list their social media accounts for inspection. [...] The post U.S. Government Requesting Foreigners Social Media Profiles…
  • Dec 15

    Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age

    Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age
    Nordstrom is the hands down winner when it comes to customer service.  I don’t need to perform an Internet search to read about how great [...] The post Nordstrom: Best Customer Service In The Social Media Age appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 4083

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Dec 27

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model

    LegalZoom® Has a New Business Model
    A Recurring Revenue Business Model LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue. Under the guidance of Premira, a…
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 987

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/
Rank this Week: 771

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 22

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent

    Insights on Future FCC Decision-making Gleaned From a Judicial Dissent
                As unorthodox as it might seem, Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams dissenting opinion in a major FCC case offers a likely roadmap on how the FCC will operate with Trump…
  • Dec 21

    In Praise of Domestic Engineering

    In Praise of Domestic Engineering
         My dear wife, Katie, broke two ankle bones while walking two dogs only a few hours after arriving at her elderly parents’ home in Medina, Ohio.  Katie reluctantly has ceded home management duties to…
  • Nov 30

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC

    Likely and Behind the Scenes Changes at the FCC
                It should come as no surprise that the Federal Communications Commission will substantially change its regulatory approach, wingspan and philosophy under a Trump appointed Chairman.  One can…
Rank this Week: 1168

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/
  • Dec 21

    Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017

    Private Right of Action under CASL coming July 2017
    Canada’s Anti-Spam Law came into force on July 1, 2014.  Since then, all eyes have been on the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for decisions concerning CASL violations. …
  • Dec 3

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication
    As part of its efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) engages in audits of covered entities and their…
  • Nov 23

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware
    On November 10, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for businesses and consumers on the impact of, and how to respond to ransomware.  Ransomware is a form of malicious software that infiltrates computer…
Rank this Week: 3448

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 20

    More interesting California bar tidbit

    More interesting California bar tidbit
    Of note in the otherwise dismal July 2016 California bar exam results is that San Joaquin College of Law in Clovis, California held its own against several ABA-accredited schools on the bar exam. It tied three ABA schools in bar passage rate…
  • Dec 19

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar

    California law school bar passage rates recalculated for the New York bar
    I have been blogging for years about bar exams in general and the California bar exam in particular. One of the themes of my blogging has been how much higher California's required passing score is than the passing score in other states. This…
  • Dec 19

    Deans, denial, and the California bar exam

    Deans, denial, and the California bar exam
    On Thursday a number of California law deans wrote pieces in the Daily Journal criticizing the State Bar of California over the abysmally low bar passage rates some of their schools achieved on the July 2016 exam. Many of the deans'…
Rank this Week: 1473

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Dec 20

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”

    “What Pension Fund Fiduciaries Need to Know About Cyberinsurance”
    This article was first published in the Fall 2016 issue of “The Bulletin,” a quarterly newsletter published by Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, a renowned law firm representing institutional investors and classes in securities,…
  • Nov 1

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”
    For relatively little expense, insureds can often add cyber endorsements to traditional CGL, professional liability or other insurance policies.  On October 25, 2016, the Northern District of Alabama issued a decision in Camp’s…
  • Sep 29

    “The Physical Damage Hot Potato”

    “The Physical Damage Hot Potato”
    First, I have to say that Paul Stockman at McGuireWoods has beaten me to the punch in his article, “Cyber Risk ‘IRL’.”  So, read that. Stockman addresses a coverage issue I’ve noted in cyber policies across…
Rank this Week: 2426

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 654

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 15

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial

    Demonstratives: Making Effective Graphics for Trial
    I frequently use Microsoft PowerPoint to create and display demonstrative graphics used in Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and with Expert Witnesses. Although professional graphic artists also use tools such as Adobe’s…
  • Nov 30

    $haring Trial Support Cost

    $haring Trial Support Cost
    Regardless how large your trial may be, saving your client a little money is usually a good thing -- at least when it doesn't come at the cost of compromised quality (or malpractice). Here are a few possible ways to reduce some of your trial…
  • Oct 1

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online

    Trump Deposition: Synced Version Now Available Online
    In an example of what has been the most entertaining election cycle in history, yet another tidbit has been served up for all to enjoy - the deposition video of Donald J. Trump, taken June 6, 2016. Regardless of your political preferences,…
Rank this Week: 2905

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • Dec 14

    Have You Had Your Turing Moment?

    Have You Had Your Turing Moment?
    2016 is the year I had my Turing moment. As Wikipedia tells us, Alan Turing proposed in 1950 a test of “a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human.” The…
  • Nov 17

    Be Agile Not Fragile #KMWorld

    Be Agile Not Fragile #KMWorld
    Session Description: To be agile in knowledge management, and to innovate, Garfield suggests the following principles: identify three key business objectives, focus more on helping people use processes effectively, improve decisions,…
  • Nov 17

    Innovation Through KM, Process, & Quality #KMWorld

    Innovation Through KM, Process, & Quality #KMWorld
    Session Description: KM is but one of the legs that comprise the tripod of an innovation framework. The other two legs are efficient processes and a culture of quality. The need for this triumvirate is focus. Generally, to be successful,…
Rank this Week: 4121

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
Rank this Week: 446

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/
  • Dec 12

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

    Action Required to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
    The U.S. Copyright Office recently implemented new rules (the “Rules”) governing the designation and maintenance of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent information under a new electronic system. The Rules…
  • Dec 6

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan

    Assembling Your Company's Data Breach Response Plan
    No matter how carefully, thoughtfully and diligently a company works to prevent it, data breaches happen. Company management, IT teams and outside consultants can do everything right and still end up dealing with a breach. That means that…
  • Nov 20

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft
    According to the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”), an estimated 17.6 million Americans aged 16 or older were victims of at least one attempt or incident of identity theft in 2014. Identity theft takes many forms - from stealing…
Rank this Week: 2827

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Dec 12

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?

    Whatever happened to our dream of a truthful Internet?
    Back in 2006, Time magazine awarded its person of the year to us. The Internet. Time writer Lev Grossman (of The Magicians fame) wrote the following: “[2006 is] a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before.…
  • Nov 8

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?

    Is the Internet changing democracy as we know it?
    I have a rather complicated relationship with democracy. As a Costa Rican, it was ingrained in me from an early age that the only viable way of government is pluralist democracy, and that the balance of power could only be decided at the…
  • Oct 14

    European Court revisits resale of software

    European Court revisits resale of software
    Can you re-sell software that you have purchased legitimately? Most people would say that it is definitely possible, you bought it after all, but things get a bit complicated when you explain the legal specifics of the question. When you buy…
Rank this Week: 532

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

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

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • Dec 11

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action
    Earlier this year, Bloomberg Law reported that Edelson PC, a leading plaintiffs’ firm in privacy and data security law, filed a class action lawsuit against a regional law firm that had vulnerabilities in its information security…
  • Jun 22

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

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

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
    A significant change is happening to payment card technology. Any company that accepts credit cards as a form of payment needs to know about it if they intend to continue accepting payment cards in the future. The technology is called…
Rank this Week: 3662

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

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

http://www.hearsayculture.com
  • Dec 10

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich

    Memory of my dear friend and colleague, Michael Rich
    Elon Law lost a tremendous teacher, scholar, mentor, and colleague this past Wednesday, Prof. Michael Rich. Mike’s commitment to Elon, and particularly the work that he did in service of its new legal education program — after his…
  • Nov 8

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted

    Show # 259 — Prof. Shannon Vallor, author of Technology and the Virtues — posted
    As you may have noticed (even in the barrage of election coverage), I’ve been silent since the end of July. The reason is rather simple: since July, I’ve taught five classes (Contracts, Intellectual Property Survey, two sections…
  • Jul 30

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted

    Show # 258 — Prof. Paul Ringel on commercializing childhood — posted
    I’m pleased to post show # 258, June 24, my interview with Prof. Paul Ringel of High Point University, author of Commercializing Childhood. Paul’s study may seem superficially beyond Hearsay Culture’s scope, until one…
Rank this Week: 231

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 1948

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Covers defamation, internet law and torts. By BerlikLaw LLC.

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Dec 7

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?

    Isn’t Fake News Defamation?
    With all the hand-wringing over fake news these days, many are wondering whether it isn’t actionable libel to publish false news accounts. Take “Pizzagate,” for example. Shortly before the election, rumors began circulating…
  • Nov 17

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?

    What Is Defamatory Meaning?
    When I wrote about the elements of defamation back in 2013, I noted that one of the requirements for a successful defamation action is that the statement at issue be “defamatory in nature.” In other words, to be actionable, that…
  • Oct 28

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory

    Former Boss Fired You But Tells People You Quit: Not Defamatory
    In an opinion published earlier this week by a federal court in Alexandria, the court analyzed a defamation claim brought by a sales representative against her former employer, manufacturer of the Mammotome breast biopsy system. Her former…
Rank this Week: 3555

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

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

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • Dec 6

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit

    Wells Fargo Turns to Arbitration Clauses to Neutralize False Account Lawsuit
    The New York Times reports that Wells Fargo has been using arbitration clauses in its contracts with customers to defeat claims that the bank set up false accounts for customers:Ms. Zeleny, a lawyer who lives outside Salt Lake City and opened…
  • Dec 6

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent

    Fish, the Fourth Amendment, and the Scope of Consent
    It's always a pleasant surprise to see legal disputes that involve fish for nonsensical reasons, particularly fish-related disputes that may be heard by the United States Supreme Court. Cases involving salmon are of particular interest (see,…
  • Nov 29

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?

    Will Second Amendment Law Change Under Trump's Supreme Court?
    One of President-Elect Donald Trump's priorities when appointing a Supreme Court Justice to replace Justice Scalia is to select a justice who will "defend the Second Amendment." Commentators forecast that Trump's nominee will be pro-Second…
Rank this Week: 1353

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Dec 5

    Find A Birth In the Newspaper

    Find A Birth In the Newspaper
    Private Investigator Blog Find A Birth In the Newspaper I may search newspapers for a birth listing because there is no available birth index for that date or I don’t know in which county or state the birth occurred. In the case where…
  • Oct 23

    Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resume

    Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resume
    Private Investigator Blog Exposing Invisible Linkedin Profiles To Retrieve Resumes Are you gathering names of people who work at a company? Searching for those through Linkedin may return an invisible profile if you’re not in the…
  • Oct 23

    Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call

    Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call
    Private Investigator Blog Supplement Online Public Records With A Phone Call Can one assume that an online government index is complete even within the inclusive dates? What can you get if you supplement that with a phone call to the agency?…
Rank this Week: 3337

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 2

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie

    Mitsubishi Regional Jet Runs into Regulatory Turbulence in the American Skie
    By Mariko Kageyama Say you are a maker of a brand new aircraft. You show off its blueprint and miniature model and take orders before you have even constructed it. What legal risks are you willing to assume at this stage? Though this may seem…
  • Dec 1

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video

    YouTube’s Content ID Policy Change Now Saves Lost Monetization for Fair Use Video
    By Dan Goodman As the late Notorious B.I.G. said, “Mo Money, Mo Problems.” Whether you believe that statement or not, it is certainly, and thankfully, becoming less true the world of monetizing videos on YouTube through fair…
  • Nov 27

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much

    DMCA Takedown Notices: Never Enough, Always Too Much
    By Ari Robbins Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) takedown notices are headed to the Supreme Court where they could themselves be facing a takedown. These notices are issued outside of a court process and are…
Rank this Week: 3172