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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
  • Jan 30

    Would Texas Bill H.B. 868 Make it More Likely that Teachers Will Shoot Students?

    Would Texas Bill H.B. 868 Make it More Likely that Teachers Will Shoot Students?
    Commentators at Daily Kos and ThinkProgress believe it will. From the ThinkProgress article:People who are concerned about the use of excessive force by law enforcement may have to deal with another fatal can of worms. If Texas state Rep. Dan…
  • Jan 29

    FAA: Superbowl Stadium is a "No Drone Zone"

    FAA: Superbowl Stadium is a "No Drone Zone"
    I just came across this video released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that declares the Superbowl Stadium a "No Drone Zone."Frank Bi at Forbes writes about the video here, and notes that the FAA has declared a 10-mile no-fly…
  • Jan 21

    Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near US - Mexico Border

    Drone Carrying Meth Crashes Near US - Mexico Border
    So reports U-T San Diego. The article begins:A small aerial drone crashed about two miles from the U.S. border in Mexico carrying several pounds of methamphetamine, Mexican police said Wednesday. The discovery at a shopping mall…
Rank this Week: 1771

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person
    Next week’s LegalTech will be a glitzy, bustling showcase of the world’s largest legal technology companies. But amidst it all, one individual may prove to be the biggest story of the show. After a 30-year career with ALM (the…
  • Jan 29

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer
    A former American Bar Association ethics lawyer has launched a web service that serves as an “emergency room” for lawyers who need immediate assistance with legal ethics issues. The site, ER for Lawyers, provides ethics research…
  • Jan 28

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool
    You probably think of big data as something only big firms deal with. Increasingly, however, technology is enabling smaller firms to make use of big data. In the latest issue of the ABA Journal, I have an article that looks at two examples of…
Rank this Week: 2046

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jan 30

    Senate Hearing Addresses White House Information-Sharing Proposal

    Senate Hearing Addresses White House Information-Sharing Proposal
    By Caleb Skeath Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held its first hearing of the new Congress, entitled “Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: The Importance of Information…
  • Jan 29

    The UK’s Data Protection Regulator to Introduce “Privacy Seals” for Businesse

    The UK’s Data Protection Regulator to Introduce “Privacy Seals” for Businesse
    By Fredericka Argent The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it is looking to introduce a system of “privacy seals” for organizations doing business in the UK.  The seal is…
  • Jan 29

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    As readers of the InsidePrivacy blog know, we often save some fun reading on privacy issues for the weekend, given the crush of business during the week.  Sure, you’re reading the FTC’s just‑released Internet of Things…
Rank this Week: 3815

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
Rank this Week: 2182

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Did Netflix Want Service Quality to Degrade?

    Did Netflix Want Service Quality to Degrade?
                Through mostly unofficial channels, Comcast has alleged that Netflix wanted transmission bitrates to decline ostensibly to accrue greater impact at the FCC.  A major…
  • Jan 7

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling

    Raising Consumer Rates with Sneaky Unbundling
               With talk about how a la carte pricing of video can reduce consumer costs, I offer a rebuttal.  First video consumers should understand that if they select the most expensive…
  • Dec 17

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

    AT&T and Comcast Violate the First Rule of Regulation During a Pending Acquisition
                  One would think AT&T and Comcast would be on their best behavior while the FCC considers the merits of multi-billion dollar acquisitions of DirecTV and Time…
Rank this Week: 576

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jan 30

    Conference Love

    Conference Love
    With LegalTech New York only days away, we’re getting excited to meet friends old and new! Curious, I asked the team what they like best about attending industry events. Here is what they said: Getting new ideas from the people I meet.…
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
Rank this Week: 1764

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Conference Love

    Conference Love
    With LegalTech New York only days away, we’re getting excited to meet friends old and new! Curious, I asked the team what they like best about attending industry events. Here is what they said: Getting new ideas from the people I meet.…
  • Jan 23

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design

    The Everlaw Way: Momentum Design
    Momentum matters. Every time you have to wait for your computer or your phone, you’re losing time and energy. A delay is an invitation to get distracted by your email, your colleague, or your next project. Even waiting a few seconds for…
  • Jan 21

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!

    Come Say Hello at LegalTech!
    We’ll be at LegalTech 2015 for all 3 days. We’d love to meet you! Here’s who to look for: AJ Shankar, CEO Jon Kerry-Tyerman, VP of Business Development Greg Marliave, Senior Account Director Ian Sink, Account Director…
Rank this Week: 1874

German IT Law

German IT Law

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

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3273

LegalTypist

LegalTypist

Covers legal technology.

http://blog.legaltypist.com/
  • Jan 29

    Race To the Bottom by Trippe Fried

    Race To the Bottom by Trippe Fried
    I would like to ring in the New Year by alerting you to a brewing race to the bottom on NBC. It features two unwitting contestants, Jenna Bush-Hager and Rosie O’Donnell. The operative double-entendre here is “unwitting”.…
  • Jan 28

    New Appreciation by Andy Peterson

    New Appreciation by Andy Peterson
    As we have just rung in a new year in 2015, many will face new years with a ton of resolutions and look to make a significant change.  The simple fact is that many will start and few will ever complete whatever goal they may have hoped…
  • Jan 27

    January = New by Cynthia Sharp

    January = New by Cynthia Sharp
    In preparation for 2015, I analyzed where most of my business had come from over the past three years and found that most had come from people with whom I have personal relationships. Simply put, my businesses have always grown when I…
Rank this Week: 2639

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

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

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 4531

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Stupid A.I.

    Stupid A.I.
    WaaS Since IBM is in the news this week for all the wrong reasons, I thought I would take a look at their marquee product...The latest Wonder of the Modern World...The Trebuchet that threw Alex Trebek... The Future Savior of the Legal…
  • Jan 28

    Why Mega Firms Will Win

    Why Mega Firms Will Win
    A few recent news posts have changed my thinking about the future of mega firms. This thinking was also influenced by knowledge from colleagues working with some of the big ones. Which mean this is one of my usual puzzle-piece ideas, but I…
  • Jan 9

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time

    Lexis Gains Exclusive Legal Information Provider Status of The New York Time
    LexisNexis representatives are sending out notices that they are now the exclusive provider of The New York Times content for the legal market. For those of you that are keeping score, this adds to LexisNexis' exclusive content with Factiva…
Rank this Week: 868

Lawyers are boring.

Lawyers are boring.

Covers Taxonomy, Open Access, Free Legal Sources, Plain Language, BigData, IT to create new law and new lawyers.

http://lawyersareboring.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 1617

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Jan 29

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee

    USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fee
    By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The…
  • Jan 29

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013

    Action Item for Smaller Reporting Companies – Update Review of Internal Controls to COSO 2013
    By: Daniele Ouellette Levy  In response to the requirements of SOX 404, a majority of public companies adopted the 1992 framework prepare by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to assess the…
  • Jan 28

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”

    In Honor of Data Privacy Day, MBBP’s Data Privacy “Bell Ringers”
    Happy Data Privacy Day! Information and data are everywhere. Indeed, as of 2010, it was noted that “every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” And as information and…
Rank this Week: 4140

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/
  • Jan 29

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

    0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Segment 1 (00:50:11) More Show notes for this one…
  • Dec 30

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

    0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming…
  • Dec 24

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

    0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 1 (00:02:38) Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle . You can watch the video instead of listening…
Rank this Week: 3617

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jan 29

    Statement of Mary Brown on new FCC Rules on 911

    Statement of Mary Brown on new FCC Rules on 911
    The FCC today unanimously adopted new rules that will require improved location data to be delivered to 911 call centers [...]
  • Jan 23

    Coordinated Malware Eradication Coalition Clarification

    Coordinated Malware Eradication Coalition Clarification
    In 2014, Cisco joined the Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) coalition, where multiple companies cooperate to stop the growing malware threat [...]
  • Jan 20

    Why We are United for Patent Reform

    Why We are United for Patent Reform
    Last week marked the first steps forward for a broad-based coalition of businesses who are working together to fight wanton abuse [...]
Rank this Week: 555

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 29

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Congressional Hearings on HeinOnline
    The U.S. Congressional Documents library on HeinOnline contains select Congressional Hearings, with coverage beginning with the 50th Congress (1887-1889). The U.S. Congressional Documents library also contains the Congressional…
  • Jan 26

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law

    Pennsylvania's New Power of Attorney Law
    On January 1st, 2015, Pennsylvania’s new law governing powers of attorney went fully into effect. Act 95 of 2014 is a major overhaul to the POA law, and accordingly we’ve been getting requests here at Jenkins for resources…
  • Jan 22

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online

    Jenkins Research Tip: Finding Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Online
    Find the unofficial, unannotated Pennsylvania Statutes free online, provided by WestlawNext at http://tinyurl.com/PennsylvaniaStatutes. Both the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Pa.C.S.) and Purdon's Unconsolidated Statutes (P.S.) are…
Rank this Week: 4394

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

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

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Jan 29

    Case Study: Kabb Law Firm Improves Client Service With Amicus Attorney

    Case Study: Kabb Law Firm Improves Client Service With Amicus Attorney
    The Kabb Law Firm was invested in a practice management system and was frustrated by the complexity and the inefficiencies they felt it caused their team. Faced with a difficult decision, the firm had to decide whether they should continue…
  • Jan 22

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System

    Make Your Life Easier With This Simple Password System
    Disclaimer: This is not an article on how to create a secure password. We’ve all read those…we all know it’s something we’ll ‘eventually get around to doing’, right? Don’t worry, I won’t tell.…
  • Jan 15

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000

    How An Email Archiver Saved One Firm $30,000
    No too long ago, a law firm client of ours was representing a community association that wanted to cancel a $25,000 (approximate) job with their landscaping company. The association claimed they sent an email to the law firm requesting that…
Rank this Week: 3112

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/
  • Jan 28

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate

    DEA Creates Massive Database of License Plate
    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is operating a national program to form a database vehicle license plates coordinated with other law enforcement agencies, according to a recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom of…
  • Jan 28

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?

    Does Waze Put Lives at Risk?
    Need to know if there’s a police officer ahead on your drive? There’s an app for that! In 2010, Apple trademarked the phrase “There’s an app for that”, implying Apple’s App Store offers an app for virtually…
  • Jan 28

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App

    Navigating the Security of Police Tracking – the Waze App
    Humans have found a myriad of ways to use technology to ease the sting of pesky inconveniences. We have apps that let you turn off your stove. Apps that control your tv when you lose the remote, and apps to pay for your latte when you forget…
Rank this Week: 895

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 28

    Psychologist, Lisa Damour, on Talking About Pornography with Teenager

    Psychologist, Lisa Damour, on Talking About Pornography with Teenager
    Teens who aren’t taught about the ramifications of viewing certain kinds of pornography can get themselves in serious trouble that even an experienced Florida sex crime defense attorney can’t easily untangle. As a parent, you can…
  • Jan 19

    Prince Andrew Faces Sex Offender Allegations: Tied to Disgraced Financier, Jeffrey Epstein

    Prince Andrew Faces Sex Offender Allegations: Tied to Disgraced Financier, Jeffrey Epstein
    Allegations of sexual abuse involving minors can torch careers, destroy reputations and lead to jail time and other horrendous punishments… even if you’re a privileged Prince. To wit, consider that the Duke of York, Prince…
  • Jan 14

    Victims Sue Lottery-Winning Florida Sex Offender, After He Wins $3 Million

    Victims Sue Lottery-Winning Florida Sex Offender, After He Wins $3 Million
    Timothy Poole, a convicted Florida sex offender, made international headlines in December after he won a $3 million prize in the Florida scratch-off lottery. Now the two victims of Poole’s abuse – who were 9-years-old and…
Rank this Week: 1181

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
  • Jan 28

    Hogan Lovells Mark Data Privacy Day with Innovation-Enabling Tool

    Hogan Lovells Mark Data Privacy Day with Innovation-Enabling Tool
    To celebrate Data Protection Day, Hogan Lovells has launched a pioneering new tool, that enables clients to deal with privacy compliance in a way that assists innovation and adds value to their products and processes.
  • Jan 28

    Internet of Things Report Released by the FTC

    Internet of Things Report Released by the FTC
    The Federal Trade Commission yesterday released its staff report on the Internet of Things. The report summarizes the FTC’s November 2013 workshop, “The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World,” and…
  • Jan 26

    Will the New EU Data Protection Regulation Facilitate Healthcare Innovation?

    Will the New EU Data Protection Regulation Facilitate Healthcare Innovation?
    Technology has transformed and disrupted long standing industries as well as created new industries along the way. The digital revolution in the healthcare industry appears to have been long promised but much delayed. There may be a number of…
Rank this Week: 3814

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • Jan 28

    AlphaTakes – Convertible Debt Financing Term Sheet

    AlphaTakes – Convertible Debt Financing Term Sheet
    In this AlphaTakes video, you will learn about convertible debt financings for an emerging technology company and the key terms that are typically negotiated in a convertible debt term sheet. You will learn about the financial and procedural…
  • Jan 26

    AlphaTakes – Liquidation Preference

    AlphaTakes – Liquidation Preference
    So, what is a liquidation preference? A liquidation preference is a right to all or a portion of the assets of a company upon its sale over the rights of others. The liquidation preference can be a basic preferential right like that of…
  • Dec 16

    Announcing AlphaTakes—Videos for Emerging Technology Companie

    Announcing AlphaTakes—Videos for Emerging Technology Companie
    We are excited to announce that in coming weeks, we are starting a new video series called AlphaTakes. The goal of the initiative is to provide clients and others with background on the variety of recurring issues that emerging…
Rank this Week: 3961

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/
  • Jan 28

    Courts Address the Level of Security Banks Must Provide to Business Account

    Courts Address the Level of Security Banks Must Provide to Business Account
    Angel Diaz Big or small, all bank accounts are susceptible to hijacking and fraudulent wire transfers. Banks ordinarily bear the risk of loss for unauthorized wire transfers. Two independent frameworks exist to govern these transfers: the…
  • Dec 22

    SONY Pictures Breach Stresses Need to Revisit Document and Email Retention Policie

    SONY Pictures Breach Stresses Need to Revisit Document and Email Retention Policie
    Jeff Neuburger The SONY Pictures cybersecurity breach playing out in public over the last few weeks is just the latest in a series of high profile cybersecurity breaches.  This one is a little different than some of the other commercial…
  • Dec 22

    SONY Pictures Breach Stresses Need to Revisit Document and Email Retention Policie

    SONY Pictures Breach Stresses Need to Revisit Document and Email Retention Policie
    Jeff Neuburger The SONY Pictures cybersecurity breach playing out in public over the last few weeks is just the latest in a series of high profile cybersecurity breaches.  This one is a little different than some of the other commercial…
Rank this Week: 1282

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/
  • Jan 28

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation

    High Time to Revisit the First Sale Doctrine: Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
    By Chris Ferrell Normally, James Bond is the fictional MI6 spy who subdues international chaos before it starts. However, James Bond has yet to stop the decade-long battle between Omega S.A. and Costco Wholesale Corporation. Neither side has…
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction

    SCOTUS Hears Challenge to Colorado Law Regulating E-Commerce Transaction
    By Craig Henson The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard argument in a case that could have far-reaching implications for online retailers and their customers. On December 8, 2014, the Court heard oral argument in Direct Marketing Association v.…
  • Jan 23

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance

    The Hidden StingRay Within the Murky Waters of Surveillance
    Law enforcement use of IMSI catchers and their insidious efforts to hide it. By Miriam Swedlow Thanks to NPR’s radio program, Serial, thousands of Americans now know that a person’s movements can be verified by following the…
Rank this Week: 2985

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jan 28

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download

    Canada's digital spy agency tracking your online download
    The CBC (CSE tracks millions of downloads daily: Snowden documents - Canada - CBC News) and the Intercept (Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads) have jointly broken a huge story about mass internet surveillance led by…
  • Jan 28

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law

    Presentation on the new software installation rules in Canada's Anti-spam Law
    I was pleased to deliver an online Hangout On Air about CASL's new software installation rules on behalf of both Digital Nova Scotia and McInnes Cooper. The full presentation is here and you can get your mitts on the slides here. As I…
  • Dec 15

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

    Audio of interview with Macleans Magazine about SCC Fearon cell phone privacy decision
    Last week, I was interviewed by Cormac MacSweeney for Macleans Magazine about the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Fearon. Listen to the full 15 minute-long interview here:
Rank this Week: 2264

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce Law

Covers news, trends, and legal issues affecting e-commerce businesses. By Jonathan D. Frieden.

http://ecommercelaw.typepad.com/ecommerce_law/
  • Jan 28

    3 Tips for Protecting Valuable Domain Name

    3 Tips for Protecting Valuable Domain Name
    Last week, The Rouse published my January article, 3 Tips for Protecting Valuable Domain Names.
  • Dec 30

    Choosing the Right Startup Business Partner

    Choosing the Right Startup Business Partner
    My second article on The Rouse, Choosing the Right Startup Business Partner, was published earlier this month. Please free free to let me know what you think of the article or to suggest topics for future columns. Happy New Year!
  • Dec 8

    Is an Internet Contract Enforceable?

    Is an Internet Contract Enforceable?
    I recently became a monthly-contributor for The Rouse, an online business magazine for entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. My first article ("Is an Internet Contract Enforceable?") was published last month and my next article…
Rank this Week: 2497

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

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

    internetcases turns 10 years old today

    internetcases turns 10 years old today
    Ten years ago today, somewhat on a whim, yet to fulfill a need I saw for discussion about the law of the internet in the “blogosphere” (a term we loved dearly back then), I launched internetcases. What started out as a one-page…
  • Jan 27

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing

    Best practices for providers of goods and services on the Internet of Thing
    Today the United States Federal Trade Commission issued a report in which it detailed a number of consumer-focused issues arising from the growing Internet of Things (IoT). Companies should pay attention to the portion of the report detailing…
  • Jan 12

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster

    Facebook wins against alleged advertising fraudster
    Defendant set up more than 70 bogus Facebook accounts and impersonated online advertising companies (including by sending Facebook falsified bank records) to obtain an advertising credit line from Facebook. He ran more than $340,000 worth of…
Rank this Week: 2549

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
  • Jan 28

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced

    SEC Roundtable on Proxy Voting Announced
    Yesterday the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a roundtable on proxy voting to take place on February 19. The roundtable is to focus on two key questions: (1) whether to facilitate use of universal proxies, and (2) increasing…
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
Rank this Week: 1740

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 28

    Happy Data Privacy Day

    Happy Data Privacy Day
    From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: “On January 28, Canada, along with many countries around the world, will celebrate Data Privacy Day. Recognized by privacy professionals, corporations, government officials, academics and…
  • Jan 14

    Red Tape Awareness Week

    Red Tape Awareness Week
    January 19-23 is the CFIB’s (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) 6th annual Red Tape Awareness Week. During the week the CFIB will make several announcements, starting off by announcing the winner of its annual…
  • Jan 7

    CES 2015

    CES 2015
    The Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is under way in Las Vegas.  Its a mecca for those into the latest and greatest and biggest and fastest and most innovative consumer tech. For example, the latest in TV’s are 4K (4…
Rank this Week: 2159

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/
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 28

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland

    Data Privacy Day: Three Hot Button Issues in Ireland
    Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on Jan. 28, is an international effort centred on “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.” As data protection issues have moved into the sphere of broad consumer…
  • Jan 17

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode

    DRI’s Unchanged Position on Eircode
    DRI has previously outlined concerns about privacy arising from flaws in the proposed National Postcode System known as eircode. We believe that the eircode project, as currently conceived, creates significant privacy and data protection…
Rank this Week: 2274

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

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

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    New CFPB Closing Forms Might Need To Be Filed Earlier

    New CFPB Closing Forms Might Need To Be Filed Earlier
    The changes to real estate closing forms that are coming up August 1, 2015 will have farther reaching implications than simply filling in different boxes on a piece of paper. You may have to change some of your work flows to accommodate…
  • Jan 21

    Why Is Lifestyle Analysis Important In A Divorce?

    Why Is Lifestyle Analysis Important In A Divorce?
    As a divorce attorney you already know that an accurate lifestyle analysis is a key component in getting a fair settlement. You probably don’t also have a CPA along with your law degree, but you can depend on the lifestyle analysis…
  • Jan 14

    Expected Real Estate Trends In 2015

    Expected Real Estate Trends In 2015
    The economy continues to improve, which is a huge relief after the Great Recession. Real estate professionals need to be ready for these changes if they want to serve their clients better. Realtor.com made some predictions about the 2015 real…
Rank this Week: 4866

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Jan 28

    Hitting the Road!

    Hitting the Road!
    It’s been a crazy year so far for me, and it’s going to get even more crazy because I’m hitting the road this spring! I been invited to speak at three conferences and I have The Undeniable Tour. I’m really excited to…
  • Jan 26

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ

    Photos, the Internet, and the Law – FAQ
    I get a lot of hits on my site from people asking questions about what they can and can’t do with photos that they get from someone else that’s sent to them, texted to them, or that they find online. In many cases, the person who…
  • Jan 20

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime

    Proposed AZ Law Would Outlaw Wearing a Disguise While Committing a Crime
    The Arizona legislature is considering a law that would make it a crime to conceal your identity while breaking the law or to avoid being arrested or punished. Proposed by State Representatives Bob Thorpe, Brenda Barton, and David Livingston,…
Rank this Week: 3576

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: 3536

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    Que fait-on de nos données?

    Que fait-on de nos données?
    A l’occasion de la journée internationale de la protection des données, je vous propose exceptionnellement une vidéo, en l’occurrence celle d’un entretien que j’ai eu très récemment…
  • Jan 19

    Balises et localisation du consommateur

    Balises et localisation du consommateur
    Il est toujours difficile de jouer à la lecture de la boule de cristal et de décrire les grandes tendances de la nouvelle année, mais il y en a une qui mérite que l’on s’y attarde: les balises (beacons…
  • Dec 29

    Le tribunal fédéral fixe les conditions auxquelles les cantons peuvent prévoir des mesures de surveillance préventive

    Le tribunal fédéral fixe les conditions auxquelles les cantons peuvent prévoir des mesures de surveillance préventive
    Les mesures de surveillance dites invasives (en principe conduites à l’insu de la personne concernée) sont envisagées dans trois situations précises : une infraction pénale a été…
Rank this Week: 4706

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: 3253

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jan 27

    Major Financial Institutions Show Support For Bitcoin by Investing in Coinbase

    Major Financial Institutions Show Support For Bitcoin by Investing in Coinbase
    Coinbase, the self-proclaimed world's most popular bitcoin wallet provider, announced on January 20th that it raised $75 million in a Series C financing, which brings Coinbase's total capital raised to $106 million.  The round was led by…
  • Jan 20

    FinCEN Addresses Illegal Sports Betting

    FinCEN Addresses Illegal Sports Betting
    FinCEN issued an alert indicating that certain organizations and individuals have been circumventing various laws related to sports betting, including by permitting "third-party betting" and reminding the industry about the importance of…
  • Jan 14

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA

    Stop Calling Me: Can Consumers Waive The Right to Revoke Consent under the TCPA
    Yesterday, we published our client advisory titled Stop Calling Me:  Can Consumers Waive the right to Revoke Consent Under the TCPA?  If you call or text your customers using an automated telephone dialing system or prerecorded…
Rank this Week: 3089

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
  • Jan 19

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?

    Federal Private Sector: Not just one regulator anymore?
    Throughout history, no matter what country, the scope and application of constitutional power can be best described as a “contact sport”. In Canada, the game is played by two levels of government operating under a division of…
  • Jan 8

    The Importance of Exception

    The Importance of Exception
    When it comes to privacy and data protection, I often tell people that that while “rules” are important, the “exceptions” matter more. A recent decision out of the Ontario Court of Appeal illustrates this point rather…
Rank this Week: 4776

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jan 27

    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator feature

    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator feature
    U.S. Patent No. 7,497,776: Multiplayer game mode with predator featureIssued March 3, 2009, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘776 patent provides a new multiplayer feature for the user. One of the users has a car different from the others (for…
  • Jan 20

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art

    New Case - White Knuckle IP v Electronic Art
    White Knuckle IP, LLC v. Electronic Arts, Inc.US District Court for the District of Utah1:15-cv-00014Filed January 16, 2015In a new case, plaintiff White Knuckle IP accuses Electronic Arts of infringing U.S. Pat. No. 8,529,350 entitled…
  • Jan 20

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment

    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environment
    U.S. Patent No. 7,090,576: Personalized behavior of computer controlled avatars in a virtual reality environmentIssued Aug. 15, 2006, to MicrosoftSummary:The ‘576 patent describes a racing video game which offers enhanced computer AI to…
Rank this Week: 2111

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

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

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1278

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jan 27

    Life sciences patent subject matter eligibility — two steps forward, one step back

    Life sciences patent subject matter eligibility — two steps forward, one step back
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released its revised Interim Guidance on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility under 35 U.S.C. 101 on Dec. 16, 2014. For the life sciences industry, the revised guidance provides significant relief…
  • Jan 23

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination

    Supreme Court charts clear course for trademark tacking determination
    The U.S. Supreme Court created some wake by issuing their first substantive trademark ruling in more than a decade this week. The Supreme Court decided to hear a case on appeal from the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Hana Fin., Inc. v.…
  • Jan 19

    Warrant required for cell phone searche

    Warrant required for cell phone searche
    A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision provides “a very clear and straightforward message” to law enforcement: You must obtain a warrant to search the contents of any cell phone. Kelly Johnson provides a review of the court’s…
Rank this Week: 1629

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3806

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
  • Jan 27

    Illinois' Newly Amended Eavesdropping Statute Poses Challenges for Employer

    Illinois' Newly Amended Eavesdropping Statute Poses Challenges for Employer
    Philip L. Gordon Kathryn E. Siegel Illinois' controversial eavesdropping statute was finally amended, effective December 30, 2014, to replace the version of the statute that the…
  • Jan 26

    Ringing in the New Year with Four Ban-The-Box Law

    Ringing in the New Year with Four Ban-The-Box Law
    Philip L. Gordon Zoe M. Argento With the start of 2015, new ban-the-box laws became effective in Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties…
  • Dec 15

    Columbia Missouri Joins the Ranks of Ban-the-Box Jurisdiction

    Columbia Missouri Joins the Ranks of Ban-the-Box Jurisdiction
    Jennifer L. Mora Philip L. Gordon On December 1, 2014, the City of Columbia, Missouri, City Council enacted an ordinance restricting a private employer’s ability to inquire…
Rank this Week: 1341

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

Covers legal issues impacting the technologies that businesses use to make money and grow. By Bradley Gross.

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Jan 26

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze

    The Heat Applies Heat to Waze
    Drivers love Waze, the Google application that provides real-time traffic conditions to drivers nationwide.  One of Waze's more notorious features is its ability to alert drivers to the location of police speed traps. But not all people…
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
Rank this Week: 4561

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 1507

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jan 26

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK withdraws proposed updates to the Electronic Communications Code
    On 22 January 2015, the UK Government withdrew its proposed changes to the Electronic Communications Code. As the changes were unexpected, more time for consultation is not entirely unwelcome. However, as the changes in large part were…
  • Jan 19

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code

    UK proposes surprise changes to the Electronic Communications Code
    In a surprise move, on 13 January the UK government announced plans to update the elderly (and, even to the House of Lords, rather incomprehensible) Electronic Communications Code which deals with the rights of telecoms operators to…
  • Dec 18

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

    Will ISO 27018 help cloud customers to comply with Singapore’s data protection laws?
    A key challenge for organisations who want to use cloud services is to do so in a way that is compliant with the organisations’ obligations under data protection laws. This guest post by Matt Hunter (@matthew1hunter) and Daniel Jung…
Rank this Week: 3208

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Look to your left, look to your right…

    Look to your left, look to your right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 21

    Confessions of a failed hand model

    Confessions of a failed hand model
    With a title like that, you might not expect that this is a post about Alternative Business Structures (ABS) in the legal profession. Bear with me and I’ll get to the point. Ten years ago, my hand modelling career ended abruptly after…
  • Jan 20

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?

    Are your spidey-senses tingling?
    A spider knows instantly when a fresh meal has been ensnared in its web. Through a physiology that permits even the tiniest external vibrations to be felt directly by its nervous system, spiders are phenomenally attuned to their environment…
Rank this Week: 2865