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Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Dec 6

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)

    Server Location, Jurisdiction, and Server Location Requirements (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Marketa Trimble At the recent “Law, Borders, and Speech” conference at Stanford, several participants debated the relevance of server location in determining jurisdiction. Some Silicon Valley attorneys at the…
  • Nov 30

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman

    Announcing the Third Edition of Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials by Tushnet & Goldman
    Rebecca and I are pleased to announce the publication of the third edition of our casebook, Advertising & Marketing Law: Cases & Materials. It is available for purchase in the following formats: * As a DRM-free PDF file. Price:…
  • Nov 28

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora

    Quora Gets Easy Section 230 Win In Tenth Circuit–Silver v. Quora
    Since its Accusearch ruling in 2009, the Tenth Circuit has been a dicey place for Section 230 defendants. Fortunately, this case goes smoothly. David Silver is an investment banker in Santa Fe. On Quora, someone asked: “Has anyone…
Rank this Week: 453

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3550

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Dec 6

    Getty Images Skirts $1B Lawsuit

    Getty Images Skirts $1B Lawsuit
    Earlier this year, Getty Images was sued for $1 billion (yes, that’s billion) by photographer Carol Highsmith. Getty Images had sent Highsmith a letter and a bill, claiming that she was using one of their images without buying the…
  • Nov 20

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?

    Should your Child have a YouTube Channel?
    I recently spoke at a family law conference on how to get usable evidence from social media. Afterwards, a woman approached me and said her 11 year-old child asked to have YouTube channel and several his friends already had channels. She…
  • Nov 12

    I Want to Humanize Contract

    I Want to Humanize Contract
    A friend from my business mastermind group asked me to draft a nondisclosure agreement for her for an upcoming meeting she has to discuss a future project with a potential collaborator. She wants to be able to discuss the project to see if…
Rank this Week: 3476

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 6

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online

    CEIPI Opinion on a EU Proposal for a Neighboring Right for Press Publishers Online
    At CEIPI, I have co-authored with Christophe Geiger and Oleksandr Bulayenko a position paper discussing the proposed introduction in EU law of neighboring rights for press publishers for the digital uses of their publications. The proposal is…
  • Dec 1

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case

    My Dissent from Professor Kerr's Opinion on the Consequences of the Microsoft Ireland Case
    In his November 29, 2016, Volokh Conspiracy post, Professor Orin Kerr raised some important points about the unintended or unanticipated consequences of the so-called Microsoft Ireland case. In that case, the Second Circuit decided that a…
  • Nov 30

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!

    Dear Silicon Valley: Great satire can be fake news!
    Watch out! Fake news is coming to get you! Lock your doors and iPhones, guard your dogs and children, and hold on to your comb overs! But is fake news so bad, and isn't some, all, or most of it legally protected parody?  According to the…
Rank this Week: 264

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: 3278

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • Dec 5

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding

    One and Done: Stage 3 Forward Auction Ends After Just One Round of Bidding
    At the end of Stage 2 of the Spectrum Auction, I wrote about bidder fatigue and the hope that the FCC would drop its spectrum clearing target a couple of notches for Stage 3 to expedite the conclusion of a now seemingly interminable…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ November 2016
    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 others. This month’s issue includes: Headlines:…
  • Nov 22

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1

    Client Alert: Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1
    What a difference a day makes. As previously discussed in CommLawCenter, the Department of Labor announced in May a change to its overtime regulations.  That change would more than double the minimum salary needed to qualify an employee…
Rank this Week: 2865

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 5

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement

    E-Discovery Cooperation- Some Suggested Areas of Agreement
      Cooperation. Some call it an e-discovery best practice. Others describe it as a minimum standard of care in e-discovery. Regardless of label, there is little question that cooperation is key to successfully navigating…
  • Nov 21

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?

    Do I Have to Agree to E-Discovery Search Terms?
    Use of search terms to find documents is a pretty basic and commonly accepted e-discovery concept. Since at least the 1990s, legal research courses have been teaching lawyers how to use keyword searches to find relevant material.  …
  • Nov 8

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol

    15 Issues to Consider for E-Discovery and ESI Protocol
    Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and some state court rules like Colorado’s CAPP Rule 6.1, litigants are required to meet and confer early in a case to craft a discovery plan and discuss preservation and production of…
Rank this Week: 1780

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 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…
  • Nov 22

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile
    In 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 and directed the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to “lead the development of a framework to reduce cybersecurity risks to critical…
Rank this Week: 3415

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: 3150

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 2

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event
    Please join us for our December 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events.
  • Dec 2

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing
    The Internet of Things continues to draw broad interest from policymakers and regulators around the globe. Following on the heels of a major distributed denial-of-service attack in October 2016 that leveraged potentially millions of…
  • Nov 28

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report
    In June 2015, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators. The Commission also solicited public comments on the topic, receiving more than 2,000…
Rank this Week: 3721

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 2

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam
    As published in our sister blog, Health Law & Policy Matters OCR Provides Additional Clarification on Phishing Scam By Jordan Cohen on December 2, 2016 Posted in HIPAA/Privacy & Security As we reported earlier this week, the U.S.…
  • Dec 2

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat
    Dismissal Of Home Depot Derivative Action Extends Shareholder Losing Streak An attempt to impose liability on corporate officers and directors for data breach-related losses has once again failed.  On November 30, 2016, a federal judge…
  • Dec 1

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing
      The growing scale of cybersecurity concerns is prompting action from government leadership on the federal level. Before the Thanksgiving recess, the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce got in on the act when two of its…
Rank this Week: 3632

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 800

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 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…
  • Jun 23

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer

    eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer
    Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that parties meet early in a litigation to negotiate an eDiscovery plan that will reduce costs and burdens for each side. In 2009, the Sedona Conference issued its own…
  • May 18

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online
    As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed…
Rank this Week: 2293

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: 494

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
  • Nov 4

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google
    Sri Lanka’s Department of Government Printing website is a trilingual resource for Gazettes, Extra Gazettes, Bills, Acts and other information, including official Tenders, since 2004. A major site redesign in 2016 made the site easier…
Rank this Week: 474

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/
  • 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,…
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
Rank this Week: 2973

Ephemerallaw

Ephemerallaw

Covers the information security and data privacy laws.

http://ephemerallaw.blogspot.com/
  • 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:…
  • Oct 27

    What's happened to software inventions? Five unexpected facts that will change how you see patent eligibility.

    What's happened to software inventions? Five unexpected facts that will change how you see patent eligibility.
    The third quarter of 2016 was a busy one for the Federal Circuit when it comes to subject matter eligibility – with Federal Circuit issuing more opinions addressing Alice in 3Q2016 than it had in the preceding three calendar quarters…
Rank this Week: 1134

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 27

    Reform the FCC!

    Reform the FCC!
    In this volatile and contentious time, it has become even more likely that any advocacy position may trigger misperception, intentional or not.  Recently, one of the two FCC transition managers for the incoming Trump administration, has…
  • Nov 27

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing

    A Curious Blend of Millennial Indignation and Glitchy Bar Code Pricing
                A grocery store cashier called me a liar and shot me the bird yesterday as I insisted a 2 for 1 promotion applied to my pretzel purchase.  Wow! I didn’t think…
Rank this Week: 1111

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    Une adresse IP dynamique est une donnée personnelle

    Une adresse IP dynamique est une donnée personnelle
    La Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) a mis fin à un long suspense en précisant que l’adresse IP dynamique d’un visiteur, enregistrée lors de la consultation d’un site web…
  • Nov 8

    Un policier qui intervient sous un faux nom sur le web n’est pas un agent infiltré

    Un policier qui intervient sous un faux nom sur le web n’est pas un agent infiltré
    Le policier qui se fait passer pour une jeune fille sur un forum de discussions sur Internet en se basant sur un nom de fantaisie, des mensonges, une photo et une adresse électronique ne doit pas être qualifié…
  • Oct 19

    La surveillance secrète d’un assuré viole sa sphère privée

    La surveillance secrète d’un assuré viole sa sphère privée
    La Suisse s’est fait taper sur les doigts par la Cour européenne des droits de l’Homme (CourEDH) en matière de surveillance. Dans un arrêt de principe 135 I 169, le Tribunal fédéral avait retenu…
Rank this Week: 4569

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Issues Alert Regarding Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication

    OCR Issues Alert Regarding Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published an alert on Nov. 28 describing a phishing email being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR Director Jocelyn…
  • Nov 21

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep
    Coinbase, one of the largest digital currency exchange companies in the world, will likely be asked to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with transactional data and other information on all U.S. customers who used its services over a…
  • Nov 10

    Six Proposals to Stop IoT-Based DDoS Attack

    Six Proposals to Stop IoT-Based DDoS Attack
    On Oct. 21, 2016, an extremely large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Dyn prevented many internet users on the East Coast of the U.S. from accessing websites such as Netflix, PayPal, Spotify and Twitter for several hours. Dyn…
Rank this Week: 2633

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
  • Nov 29

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?

    Excessive Offers to Sell Domain Names: Evidence of Bad Faith or Bona Fide Business Practice?
    Not infrequently heard in domain name disputes are cries of shock and gnashing of teeth that domain name holders may lawfully offer their inventory at excessive prices. Take for example TOBAM v. M. Thestrup / Best Identity, D2016-1990 (WIPO…
  • Nov 21

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right

    UDRP Standing: Proving Unregistered Trademark Right
    The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy is a nonexclusive arbitral proceeding (alternative to a statutory action under the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) implemented for trademark rights’ owners to challenge…
  • Nov 7

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim

    Certifying to Merit and Proper Purpose in Alleging and Defending Cybersquatting Claim
    Parties to a UDRP proceeding must include a certification similar in U.S. practice to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and undoubtedly a feature in procedural codes in other judicial jurisdictions) “that the information…
Rank this Week: 3996

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Nov 29

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery
    In my job, I spend a lot of time talking to customers and prospects. I hear what they’re worried about, and what their priorities are. It’s the most useful thing I do all day. Oftentimes, the feedback is expected: they care about…
  • Nov 21

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case
    In February 2014, amid public outcry and widespread reports of problems with its ignition systems, General Motors began the largest series of automotive recalls in history. By the end of the year, nearly 29 million vehicles were involved, and…
  • Nov 2

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience
    The importance of user experience in improving efficiency has been well established. But not everyone has the same idea of what “user experience” means – or any idea at all. Here’s how this sometimes-confusing concept…
Rank this Week: 1449

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Nov 29

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery

    Don’t gamble on ediscovery
    In my job, I spend a lot of time talking to customers and prospects. I hear what they’re worried about, and what their priorities are. It’s the most useful thing I do all day. Oftentimes, the feedback is expected: they care about…
  • Nov 21

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case

    The new ediscovery: from finding documents to building case
    In February 2014, amid public outcry and widespread reports of problems with its ignition systems, General Motors began the largest series of automotive recalls in history. By the end of the year, nearly 29 million vehicles were involved, and…
  • Nov 2

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience

    How to Find the Legal Software with the Best User Experience
    The importance of user experience in improving efficiency has been well established. But not everyone has the same idea of what “user experience” means – or any idea at all. Here’s how this sometimes-confusing concept…
Rank this Week: 1398

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/
  • Nov 29

    Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To Protect Online Speech

    Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To Protect Online Speech
    Congress has passed the Consumer Review Fairness Act (HR 5111) which protects the rights of consumers who post negative truthful reviews online.  This bill voids any [...] The post Congress Passes Consumer Review Fairness Act To…
  • Nov 16

    How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook

    How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook
    If our society wants to stop the proliferation of fake news on Facebook, Google, and other digital platforms the most effective way to do so [...] The post How To Stop The Spread of Fake News on Facebook appeared first on Shear on Social…
  • Nov 15

    Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be Prosecuted For Trump Facebook Threat

    Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be Prosecuted For Trump Facebook Threat
    Matt Harrigan, founder of cybersecurity firm Packetsled resigned after his social media threats towards President-elect Donald Trump went viral.  Threatening someone online may be prosecuted [...] The post Tech Co. CEO Resigns and May Be…
Rank this Week: 3820

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Nov 28

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit

    Quora gets Section 230 victory in the Tenth Circuit
    Pro se plaintiff Silver filed suit in federal court in New Mexico against the online question-and-answer website Quora, alleging that statements made by two different individuals concerning his professional services were defamatory. Quora…
  • Sep 15

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on

    Website operator faces copyright liability over use of allegedly infringing third party add-on
    The recent case of Live Face on Web, LLC v. Biblio Holdings LLC illustrates some important risks of which any purchaser of third-party technology services or deliverables should be aware. The defendant in this case faces potential…
  • Sep 9

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law

    No liability for cable company that retained customer information in violation of law
    Court essentially holds “no harm, no foul” in case involving violation of federal privacy statute. The case fails to provide an incentive for “privacy by design”. Can a company that is obligated by law to destroy…
Rank this Week: 1990

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Nov 27

    Announcing the Open Review Toolkit

    Announcing the Open Review Toolkit
    I’m happy to announce the release of the Open Review Toolkit, open source software that enables you to convert your book manuscript into a website that can be used for Open Review. During the Open Review process everyone can read and…
  • Nov 9

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates for 2017-18

    CITP Call for Visitors and Affiliates for 2017-18
    The Center for Information Technology Policy is an interdisciplinary research center at Princeton that sits at the crossroads of engineering, the social sciences, law, and policy. We are seeking applicants for various residential visiting…
  • Nov 8

    New Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection

    New Workshop on Technology and Consumer Protection
    [Joe Calandrino is a veteran of Freedom to Tinker and CITP. As long time readers will remember,  he did his Ph.D. here, advised by Ed Felten. He recently joined the FTC as research director of OTech, the Office of Technology Research and…
Rank this Week: 516

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
  • 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." 
  • Oct 20

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection

    Opera Web Browser Introduces Free Virtual Private Network (VPN) Connection
    Anyone using public wi-fi hotspots to connect to the Internet should be concerned about the security and privacy of the information they are sending back and forth over those connections. There are many security options you can employ to…
Rank this Week: 4651

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/
  • Nov 25

    Extending Irish interception of communications to the Internet

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

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority
    Digital Rights Ireland has instructed its lawyers to serve legal papers on the Irish government, challenging whether the office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner is truly an independent data protection Authority under EU law.…
  • Dec 1

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
Rank this Week: 499

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • 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…
  • Nov 21

    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition

    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition
    Review: The Criminal Law Of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd EditionAsha PuttaiahThe Criminal Law of Intellectual Property and Information: Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition by Geraldine Moohr, Jacqueline Lipton,…
  • Nov 17

    Patent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1

    Patent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1
    Written By: Roland Casillas       Web and Blog EditorPatent No. U.S. 8,549,699 B1Illuminated Leaf Blower Inventors: Francisco A. Domingo Description: To continue along with the Fall season and Fall…
Rank this Week: 1588

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 3869

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 5
    What do I need to do to protect my mark after it is registered? Unlike copyrights and patents, trademarks can last forever if you take the right steps. Once properly registered, you will have to file your first Declaration of Continued Use…
  • Nov 18

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4

    Back to Basics: Trademarks Part 4
    What Happens After My Application is Filed? After your application is filed, you should receive an email from the USPTO confirming the submission. In a few business days, the USPTO will confirm the application has the necessary information to…
  • Nov 14

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3

    Back to Basics: Trademarks – Part 3
    Common Questions During the Application Process Have you used your mark in commerce and what is the impact of that? If you are already selling your product or service with the mark on it, you are “using” your mark in commerce. As…
Rank this Week: 3481

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: 3728

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

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

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
Rank this Week: 2498

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Nov 17

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]

    Tap the Full Power of Your Knowledge with MetaJure ILLUMINATE [Webinar Recording]
    Educational webinar on how Metajure ILLUMINATE can help firms that already have a traditional document management system (DMS) in place and how it can turn the firm’s DMS into the knowledge management system they need.The post Tap the…
  • Nov 4

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument

    4 Major Enhancements to NetDocument
    NetDocuments is a robust cloud-based document management system, allowing firms to control, manage and collaborate on documents – from any location. Clio is the leading cloud-based practice management system for solo to midsized law…
  • Oct 28

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory

    The ART OF WAR Cyber Series: Certainty of Victory
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is among the most famous works on military strategy. Over the coming weeks, Accellis will adapt many of these timeless lessons to the modern cyber security theatre. By understanding fundamentals of security and…
Rank this Week: 3048

Above and Beyond KM

Above and Beyond KM

Covers knowledge management. By V. Mary Abraham.

http://aboveandbeyondkm.com
  • 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,…
  • Nov 17

    Future-Proofing Organizations #KMWorld

    Future-Proofing Organizations #KMWorld
    Session Description:  As our world continues to change at a rapid pace and take unexpected turns, our organizations have to be prepared to deal with what’s coming next even if it is unanticipated. Our popular speaker shares his…
Rank this Week: 4016

Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer

    With or Without DACA You Are Still American DREAMer
    I’d like to make a few comments. They may be helpful Since the election, many people are making scary comments and predictions about immigration in the new Donald Trump world.  I don’t believe that these nightmare…
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
Rank this Week: 2518

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1203

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Nov 13

    Free Webinar Tuesday: Scoring Patient Experience On The Top US Hospitals’ Website

    Free Webinar Tuesday: Scoring Patient Experience On The Top US Hospitals’ Website
    The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development is hosting a free educational webcast featuring my friend Jared Johnson of Phoenix Children's Hospital and me discussing the Hospital Digital eXperience (HDX) Index -- and how to use…
  • Oct 31

    Five Years In: Looking at the Rate of Change in Digital Business Transformation

    Five Years In: Looking at the Rate of Change in Digital Business Transformation
    Five years ago today, on Halloween, I was headed to London to keynote my second conference there in five months. I'm on a runway again, so its a natural time to how much our thinking about digital business has changed - and where that puts us…
  • Oct 25

    Did Trump Jr. Take Skittles from a Refugee?

    Did Trump Jr. Take Skittles from a Refugee?
    If the US economy were based on non-intentional irony, this election cycle would have already enriched us immeasurably. Until that pays off, consider the cosmic comeuppance of the former refugee who is suing the Trump campaign for stealing…
Rank this Week: 1139

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • 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…
  • Oct 11

    Gikii papers online

    Gikii papers online
    This year’s Gikii took place in London hosted by the always marvellous Andrea Matwyshyn. As usual, there were more cat slides than a cat video convention, and as always some amazing presentations and thought-provoking interventions. And…
Rank this Week: 489

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 4

    Google Assistant Joins Siri, Alexa, and Cortana as Newest Voice-Activated Personal Assistant

    Google Assistant Joins Siri, Alexa, and Cortana as Newest Voice-Activated Personal Assistant
    Today, Google introduced Google Assistant, a voice-activated personal assistant, joining Apple (Siri), Microsoft (Cortana), and Amazon (Alexa) in the battle for the best digital assistant. At first glance, Google Assistant boasts some…
Rank this Week: 2024

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/
  • Nov 1

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine
    Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit on Friday, October 21, 2016 after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would fine Airbnb hosts up to $7,500 for posting illegal short-term rentals on the popular website. Airbnb contends the law…
  • Nov 1

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban
    Not all states are willing to put their trust into technology just yet. In May of 2016, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified amendments to their Eye Care Consumer Protection Law. Under the new law, “[a] prescription for…
  • Nov 1

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing
    On Friday, October 21st, attackers controlling a vast collection of internet connected devices launched a denial-of-service attack on web technology provider Dynamic Network Service, Inc., also know as Dyn. Dyn provides domain name system…
Rank this Week: 726

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 12

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”
    Unless you already know the answer, you might want to check out a recent webinar presented by Angie Singer Keating (of the IT firm Reclamere), Brian Courtney (The Safegard Group, insurance brokerage), Renee Martin (my Partner at Dilworth) and…
Rank this Week: 2517

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

Discusses legal and policy issues in the software freedom community, with occasional interviews. By Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler.

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 1

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

    0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Software Freedom Conservancy has two blog posts and a mailing list to discuss the Contract Patch initiative (02:40). Bradley searched for the NPR story he mentioned but just couldn't find it, …
  • Sep 21

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

    0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an…
  • Sep 2

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

    0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10) Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05) Bradley mentioned the card…
Rank this Week: 3526

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

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

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 3179

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
Rank this Week: 1859