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Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

Focused on keeping politician's hands off the 'net and everything else related to technology.

http://techliberation.com
  • Aug 14

    Comments to the New York Department of Financial Services on the Proposed Virtual Currency Regulatory Framework

    Comments to the New York Department of Financial Services on the Proposed Virtual Currency Regulatory Framework
    Today my colleague Eli Dourado and I have filed a public interest comment with the New York Department of Financial Services on their proposed “BitLicense” regulatory framework for digital currencies. You can read it here. As we…
  • Aug 13

    Study: No, US Broadband is not Falling Behind

    Study: No, US Broadband is not Falling Behind
    There’s a small but influential number of tech reporters and scholars who seem to delight in making the US sound like a broadband and technology backwater. A new Mercatus working paper by Roslyn Layton, a PhD fellow at a research center…
  • Aug 8

    Is STELA the Vehicle for Video Reform?

    Is STELA the Vehicle for Video Reform?
    Even though few things are getting passed this Congress, the pressure is on to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) before it expires at the end of this year. Unsurprisingly, many have hoped this…
Rank this Week: 1025

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer

    Ontario court to hear telcos' challenge of police request for "tower dumps" including info on 40,000+ customer
    An Ontario court has agreed to hear a Charter challenge brought by Rogers and Telus in response to a police request for "tower dumps" with records on over 40,000 calls or customers. The police subsequently withdrew its request, but the judge…
  • Jul 10

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing

    Privacy Commissioner cautions insurers about the use of genetic testing
    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has today released a policy statement on genetic testing and the insurance industry. Essentially, the document says to tread carefully, but the subtext clearly is much more negative towards the…
  • Jul 8

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia

    Catherine Tully appointed new FOIPOP Review Officer of Nova Scotia
    The Nova Scotia government has just announced the appointment of the new FOIPOP Review Officer for Nova Scotia, Catherine Tully. Here's the media release: New FOIPOP Review Officer Appointed | novascotia.caNew FOIPOP Review Officer…
Rank this Week: 1040

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jul 15

    Blame it all on my root

    Blame it all on my root
    This month has seen two very different stories about emergency legislation emerge on either side of the Irish Sea. Here follows the results of my ruminating on the stories (my word of the week after seeing a professorship in…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance

    Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance
    Full text also available at Slideshare and for download as PDF. Tuesday 15th July 2014 To all Members of Parliament, Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic experts On Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the…
  • Jul 9

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014

    Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014
    This is my third and final year as convenor of the Media & Communications subject section of the Society of Legal Scholars.  Here’s the programme for the section’s stream at this year’s annual conference, being held…
Rank this Week: 942

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
  • Jun 20

    All Good Thing

    All Good Thing
    For the past two years, IT-Lex has been honored to adva […] The post All Good Things appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 13

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!
    In Florida’s first appellate court case parsing t […] The post Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service! appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 6

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It
    By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) The House of […] The post House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It appeared first on IT-Lex.
Rank this Week: 800

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

From the Computing Services Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.

http://cssis.org
  • Jun 9

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting

    Seeking Volunteers for the Cool Tools Cafe at the AALL Annual Meeting
    Cool Tools Café will be at the AALL Annual Meeting again this year.  This program will feature informal demos of tools, apps, and gadgets that will help librarians create, organize, and deliver information, increase productivity,…
  • May 15

    2014 Election Result

    2014 Election Result
    Congratulations to our newly elected CS-SIS board members:Kincaid C. Brown (University of Michigan), Vice-chair/Chair ElectPatrick Butler (University of Connecticut), Member-at-largeMany thanks to all of our excellent candidates, and to the…
  • May 1

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device

    Coaching Small Shifts to Smaller Device
    I think it’s rather likely that most readers who regularly check in with this blog are fairly curious about and comfortable trying out new technologies.  Of course, there are also those of us who dive in a bit more cautiously;…
Rank this Week: 935

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 921

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 851

Dividends and Preferences

Dividends and Preferences

Musings on Venture Capital, Technology and Entrepreneurship. By Hank J. Heyming.

http://www.dividendsandpreferences.com/
  • Jan 24

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective

    Microsoft/Skype -- Putting Things into Perspective
    {EAV:984c4a016f17013d} Microsoft acquires Skype! Largest Microsoft acquisition ever!! Facebook jilted!!! Google jilted!!!! Wait, Facebook wins through Microsoft!!!!! Wait, Microsoft overpaid by $4 billion with a B!!!!!! OMG Google just…
  • May 10

    Nerd Chic

    Nerd Chic
    Lately, I've noticed a new twist to the typical ebb and flow of the fashion wars.  It occurred to me that, for perhaps the first time in my lifetime, it is cool right now to be a nerd.
  • Apr 25

    Out and About

    Out and About
    Hey folks -- I'm getting ready to head down to the RTP area for the annual CED Venture Conference.  This year it is in downtown Raleigh, instead of Pinehurst, and looks to be bigger and better than ever. So, if anyone happens to be in the…
Rank this Week: 971

Mediation Channel

Mediation Channel

Information, news, and commentary on mediation, negotiation, law, and conflict management. By Diane Levin.

http://mediationchannel.com
Rank this Week: 980

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Aug 19

    Digital Rights Advocates in Mexico and Colombia Unite for Wikipedia Hackathon

    Digital Rights Advocates in Mexico and Colombia Unite for Wikipedia Hackathon
    Saturday, August 23, EFF will join Wikimedia Mexico, Rancho Electronico, Contingente MX, Fundación Karisma, Panoptykon Foundation, Hackbo, Enjambre Digital, RedPaTodos and May First Mexico to edit and improve the Spanish text of…
  • Aug 19

    EFF to Ethiopia: Illegal Wiretapping Is Illegal, Even for Government

    EFF to Ethiopia: Illegal Wiretapping Is Illegal, Even for Government
    Earlier this week, EFF told the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that Ethiopia must be held accountable for its illegal wiretapping of an American citizen.  Foreign governments simply do not have a get-out-of-court-free…
  • Aug 18

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Adam Carolla’s Settlement with the Podcasting Troll

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Adam Carolla’s Settlement with the Podcasting Troll
    Big news from Texas: Adam Carolla has settled with the podcasting patent troll Personal Audio. Although the settlement is confidential, we can guess the terms. This is because Personal Audio sent out a press release last month saying it was…
Rank this Week: 1221

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/
  • Aug 19

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record

    Capital One to Pay Largest TCPA Settlement on Record
    Margaret A. DaleCapital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) and three collection agencies have agreed to pay one of the largest settlement amounts in history — $75.5 million — to end a consolidated class action lawsuit…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft Ordered to Hand Over Data to the U.S. Government

    Microsoft Ordered to Hand Over Data to the U.S. Government
    Rohit DaveIn April, Microsoft tried to quash a search warrant from law enforcement agents in the United States (U.S.) that asked the technology company to produce the contents of one of its customer’s emails stored on a server located…
  • Aug 14

    PCI Council Issues Biz Tips to Reduce 3rd Party Security Risk

    PCI Council Issues Biz Tips to Reduce 3rd Party Security Risk
    Jessica GoldenbergOn August 7, 2014 the PCI Security Standards Council issued new guidance to supplement PCI DSS Requirement 3.0 and help organizations reduce the risks associated with entrusting third-party service providers…
Rank this Week: 1114

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
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard

    MBBP Client Acquired by Blackboard
    MBBP client CardSmith, the industry’s leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services, has been acquired by Blackboard, the world’s leading education technology company. Blackboard…
  • Aug 19

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014

    MBBP Attorney Helps Fight Cancer: PMC 2014
    This year, MBBP Partner Mike Cavaretta completed his tenth Pan Mass Challenge.  The PMC is a two-day 194-mile bike ride across Massachusetts from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Why…
  • Aug 18

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key

    The Grace Period; Patentability is Key
    A fundamental requirement of patentability is that an invention must be novel, meaning that the invention cannot have been patented, described in a printed publication or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before…
Rank this Week: 1409

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 1080

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Aug 15

    Everyone Knows Privacy Is About Power. Now What?

    Everyone Knows Privacy Is About Power. Now What?
    In a recent op-ed, author Evgeny Morozov claims that we tend to think of privacy in terms of control over personal information rather than power or influence. “The privacy debate, incapacitated by misplaced pragmatism, defines privacy…
  • Jul 31

    USA v. Microsoft: what the decision does and doesn't mean

    USA v. Microsoft: what the decision does and doesn't mean
    Somehow we went from mild interest in December when Microsoft challenged a search warrant over user data stored in Ireland to some kind of frenzy today when Chief US District Judge Loretta Preska ruled in the government’s favor.  I…
  • Jul 31

    UK Parliament's Committee Labelled the "Right to be Forgotten" as Misguided and Unworkable

    UK Parliament's Committee Labelled the "Right to be Forgotten" as Misguided and Unworkable
    The European Union Committee of the UK Parliament released a report on the implications of the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) recent Google Spain decision: "EU Data Protection Law: a 'Right to be Forgotten'?". The Committee came…
Rank this Week: 1410

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Aug 15

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution

    CASL-cure provides a CASL solution
    Perhaps the most difficult compliance challenge arising from CASL – the new Canadian anti-spam law – is how to deal with one-off emails sent by individual employees.  A new online service called CASL-cure provides an…
  • Aug 13

    Wipe your car before you sell it

    Wipe your car before you sell it
    I’m in the process of buying a new car, and realized that when we get rid of a car we should think about more than just cleaning out the glove box and taking the snowbrush out of the trunk. A list of data ……
  • Aug 6

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination

    Russian hackers amass 1.2 billion username/password combination
    A New York Times story says that: “A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email…
Rank this Week: 1133

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
  • Aug 13

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing

    NIST Launches into the Internet of Thing
    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology convened the first face-to-face meeting of the cyber-physical systems public working group to develop and implement a new cybersecurity framework dedicated to cyber-physical…
  • Aug 12

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad

    Unsurprisingly, U.S. Court Rules that Cloud Provider Must Produce Data Stored Abroad
    On July 31, a U.S. District Court judge ruled from the bench that Microsoft could be forced to turn over customer emails in the context of a law enforcement investigation even though those emails were stored on servers located in Ireland. …
  • Aug 11

    Is Appointing an EU Controller Still Valuable for Global Businesses?

    Is Appointing an EU Controller Still Valuable for Global Businesses?
    The dust has yet to settle but much has already been said about the implications of the Google Spain decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the right to be forgotten. The controversy has focused on the impact of this…
Rank this Week: 1148

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 1048

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Apr 30

    Introducing the Greenhouse Fund

    Introducing the Greenhouse Fund
    A greenhouse is a protected environment where growth can be nurtured in a safe and protective environment. Unfortunately, the world of entrepreneurship is rarely so forgiving. I've been fortunate to work with and for some great startups…
  • Feb 18

    Comparing Texas Partnership

    Comparing Texas Partnership
    Background Texas entities structured as partnerships come in three forms: • the General Partnership (GP) • the Limited Partnership (LP) • the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)   In some states, entities can also be a…
Rank this Week: 1284

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Jun 25

    Where I've been

    Where I've been
    Friends, I want to thank you for all the support you've given this blog over the past three or four years. It's been a good run. Two or three years ago, I started blogging every day, and that was the...
  • Jun 18

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A

    The world is not totally fucked up: Exhibit A
    Here is Exhibit A for the proposition that the world is not, in fact, totally and completely fucked up: sculpture being readied, as we speak, at Jefferson Park in Seattle. What's more, this public art is to be "skateable." I...
  • May 20

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it
    Time again to safeguard the current accredited investor standard.
Rank this Week: 1177

Spam Notes

Spam Notes

Covers Internet law, electronic communications law, privacy, ID theft, data protection, adware, spyware and more. Published by Seattle lawyer Venkat Balasubramani.

http://spamnotes.com
  • Dec 31

    The Marble and the Sculptor

    The Marble and the Sculptor
    A few months* ago, Keith Lee, who blogs at Associate's Mind, was kind enough to send me a review copy of his book titled "The Marble and the Sculptor". The book is a survival guide of sorts for newly minted lawyers, tackling a wide range…
  • Jul 19

    The Problem With the Sharknado Reference

    The Problem With the Sharknado Reference
    Judge Mills throws in a reference to Sharknado in Faulkner v. Woody Allen. (h/t @ericgoldman) The problem with the reference is this: five years from now, no one will know or recall what Sharknado was. Even today, many people reading the…
  • Jan 19

    Just Who Are the Change Agents in Law?

    Just Who Are the Change Agents in Law?
    Scott Greenfield has an interesting post up today with an equally interesting response from Keith Lee. Both posts nudge me in the direction of a "Godin-esque" question that's been percolating in my mind for a long long time now:  the…
Rank this Week: 1479

GrokLaw

GrokLaw

Covers the SCO v. IBM and Linux case.

http://www.groklaw.net
  • Aug 19

    Forced Exposure ~pj

    Forced Exposure ~pj
    The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too. There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum. What to do?
  • Aug 15

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj

    Apple v. Samsung I: Case Management Statement, Hearing Aug. 21 ~pj
    There will be a hearing in Apple v. Samsung I in Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom, Courtroom 8 on the 4th floor, on August 21 at 2:00 PM, so if any of you stalwarts can attend, that would be fabulous. You don't even have to wake up early. What's…
  • Aug 13

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.

    Judge Robart Rules in MS v. Motorola: Seeking an Injunction on a FRAND Patent Can Be Perfectly Proper ~pj Updated - As text.
    Judge James L. Robart has now ruled [PDF, 38 pages] on Microsoft and Motorola's summary judgment motions, granting in part and denying in part. He has ruled that seeking an injunction over a FRAND patent can be proper and is not…
Rank this Week: 1435

iAbogado.com

iAbogado.com

Covers law and technology in Spain and the EU. Javier Muñoz.

http://iabogado.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1474

Internet Lawyer Blog

Internet Lawyer Blog

Covers business, internet, and cyberspace law. By the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh.

http://www.internetlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 19

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right

    California's Homeowner Bill of Right
    In January 2013, the California Homeowner Bill of Rights will take effect, providing unparalleled protection for homeowners across the state. This Bill, which is the first of its kind, will reform the foreclosure process and provide unique…
  • Nov 11

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology

    Privacy Concerns in the Changing Face of the Internet and Technology
    The technological advancements and the ever-expansive world of cyberspace are in a perpetual state of conflict with individual privacy concerns. For example, a recent research project by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrates…
  • Nov 5

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google

    Antitrust Accusations Building Against Google
    The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") may be preparing to file an antitrust suit against Google for abusing its dominance as an Internet search engine to stifle competition from other search engines and arbitrarily increase advertisement…
Rank this Week: 1456

RobWebb2k

RobWebb2k

Covers DMCA, technology and e-commerce issues and litigation.

http://robwebb2k.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 30

    The Quiet E-Commerce Renaissance

    The Quiet E-Commerce Renaissance
    E-commerce has undergone dramatic change in the last two years.  Zynga has cracked social gaming and virtual goods wide open, producing enormous transaction volume.  Groupon has crushed local service group buying and created a multi-billion…
  • Oct 2

    Calculating Online Advertising Return on Investment

    Calculating Online Advertising Return on Investment
    I’ve been helping a friend write a business school case on his company. I haven’t done too much but it’s been fun to see the process. Recently I helped with an appendix covering the ROI calculation when dealing with online advertising…
  • Sep 26

    Paper Prototype User Testing

    Paper Prototype User Testing
    A heavily underutilized tool in the UI development and testing toolset is the paper prototype user test.  Paper prototype tests have literally saved me and the companies I have worked for hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars.…
Rank this Week: 1108

Lawgarithms

Lawgarithms

Issue-spotting the Live Web. Covers blogging, copyright, licenses, privacy, software, syndication and more. By Denise Howell.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/howell/
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Stop the security line, I want to get off. And I’m taking my kid with me.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
  • Nov 16

    Touched by the TSA

    Touched by the TSA
    Time was when having "the talk" with your kids meant the birds and the bees. Nowadays parents also have to be ready to explain shoe- and underwear-bombers, molotov toothpaste, and the touchy-feely TSA.
Rank this Week: 1434

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

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

    Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation

    Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation
    Written by Susan Foster, Solicitor England & Wales/Admitted in California  (LONDON) Could the European Court of Justice’s May 13, 2014 Google Spain decision delay the adoption of the EU Data Protection Regulation? In the Google…
  • Aug 19

    Cybersecurity Risks: Discussion for the Board Room (and for the General Counsel)

    Cybersecurity Risks: Discussion for the Board Room (and for the General Counsel)
    The issue of cyberliability risk is finally making its way to the board room.    We have written about the importance of board education and board involvement in the assessment of cyber threats and liability risk (see our series…
  • Aug 18

    Privacy Monday – August 18, 2014

    Privacy Monday – August 18, 2014
    There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Monday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week. Supermarket Chain Reports Data Breach Minnesota-based food retailer Supervalu Inc. has reported…
Rank this Week: 1952

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Students: Expand Your Network Beyond Lawyer
    When I was in law school, the career service office did a good job of regularly having events that brought different types of lawyers to the school to meet students. I’m actually going to a new student/alumni event at my law school this…
  • Aug 14

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land

    Unsolicited Advice for Law Grads in Professional No Man’s Land
    I feel for new law school graduates who are in professional limbo. You’ve taken the bar exam but you won’t have results for weeks. You’re starting to look for jobs, but you know a lot of firms aren’t interested in you…
  • Aug 12

    How To Trademark Your Own Name

    How To Trademark Your Own Name
    Recently a friend posted on my Facebook page, “I’m considering trademarking my name. Can I do that?” Yes you can, but it’s a little complicated. Let’s start with some trademark basics. There are five ways to…
Rank this Week: 2367

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Aug 19

    New Running Mantra: “You Forgot Your Flash Drive”

    New Running Mantra: “You Forgot Your Flash Drive”
    So it looks like this is going to be my running mantra this season. It’s so weird but it’s working so I’m not going to fight it. When I start feeling tired, I just play it over again and it picks up my pace.
  • Aug 12

    The Slippery Slope of the Hobby Lobby Fallout

    The Slippery Slope of the Hobby Lobby Fallout
    I’m a huge advocate for the separation of church and state and the notion that people can have whatever religious beliefs they want, as long as they don’t try to inflict them on others. This ruling crosses that line.
  • Aug 5

    Top 10 Bonus Skills from being a Gymnast

    Top 10 Bonus Skills from being a Gymnast
    Once a gymnast, always a gymnast. It’s been over a decade since my last competition and I love that some people can tell I was gymnast by the way I walk and carry myself. Gymnastics is more than a sport; it’s a way of life.
Rank this Week: 2370

IP Insiders

IP Insiders

Covers intellectual property litigation news.

http://ipinsiders.com/profiles/blog/list
Rank this Week: 2068

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Aug 18

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available

    Social Media Law & Policy Report Article on Enforcing Online Promotion Terms Now Available
    I wrote an article for the Bloomberg BNA Social Media Law & Policy Report entitled “How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests.”  We tried to squeeze in a few more keywords.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine

    Using Images Without Permission is No Monkey Busine
    Who owns the rights to a selfie taken by a monkey?  While it sounds like a law school exam, it is based on a real story as reported here by the American Bar Association. According to the article, a monkey picked up the…
  • Jul 21

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East

    Website Operator Not Liable for UGC; Also, Sun Rises in the East
    Last month, the Sixth Circuit ruled that website operators are not liable for content provided by others (User Generated Content or UGC) because of Section 230 immunity under the Communications Decency Act in the Jones v. Dirty World…
Rank this Week: 2351

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available

    Hot Off the Press: The August Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available
    The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine the use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to combat…
  • Aug 18

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Better shop around. In connection with a new staff report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) examined 121 popular apps used to comparison shop, find online deals and pay with mobile devices; the FTC concluded that many of these apps failed,…
  • Aug 15

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Ahead of the law? In Hidalgo County, Texas, a former sheriff has been sued civilly over allegedly illegal campaign contributions. (He was also criminally convicted of money laundering.) At a civil deposition in the case, a lawyer for the…
Rank this Week: 1919

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: 1880

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

Covers software, hardware and electronic evidence for litigation support professionals.

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
  • Aug 18

    Ralph Losey Says Firms Should Get Out of Lit Support Busine

    Ralph Losey Says Firms Should Get Out of Lit Support Busine
    Over the weekend Ralph posted a video on his blog, and had some rather strong opinions about what his firm is doing, and what firms should be doing in general. I no longer have to supervise a litigation support department. Instead I manage a…
  • May 29

    TrueCrypt Mystery

    TrueCrypt Mystery
    If you’re not familiar with TrueCrypt, it a free utility that you can use to encrypt your data. I’ve used it for years, lots of people in the eDiscovery world have used it for years, among many other tech professionals, and I…
  • Feb 27

    LegalTech and Interview

    LegalTech and Interview
    Even though I didn’t get to attend LegalTech, I always look forward to the wrap up posts and interviews that get posted in the days following the event. This evening, as I was catching up on my blog reading, I came across a couple of my…
Rank this Week: 1725

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 1885

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/
  • Aug 16

    Online Bullies Target Robin Williams Daugther

    Online Bullies Target Robin Williams Daugther
    I grew up watching Robin Williams and loved his work.  When I ran into him in New York City late one night with a friend of mine about 11 years ago he was gracious and funny and even said, "nano nano".  My condolences go out to his…
  • Aug 6

    Foursquare App Update Harms User Privacy

    Foursquare App Update Harms User Privacy
    According to the Wall Street Journal, as of 8/6/2014, "users who download or update the Foursquare app will automatically let the company track their GPS coordinates any time their phone is powered on. Foursquare previously required users…
  • Aug 4

    Union Street Guest House Social Media Wedding Agreement Failure

    Union Street Guest House Social Media Wedding Agreement Failure
    Many companies still don't understand  social media and the viral nature of the Internet.  The latest company that appears not to understand social media is Union Street Guest House in Hudson, New York.According to the New York…
Rank this Week: 1802

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Aug 15

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon

    TWiL 271: A Hero Named Kevin Bacon
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Evan Brown. Guardians of the Galaxy's mixtape and new business models, stalking your cat, robots replacing jobs, and more! Guests: Sam Glover and Ali Sternburg Download or subscribe to this show at…
  • Aug 8

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom

    TWiL 270: 3D Nato and the Selfie of Doom
    Hosts: Denise Howell The government wants to make 3D files more widely available, copyrighting tweets, annoying prank calls are against the law in California, and more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani, Michael Weinberg and Matthew Schruers …
  • Aug 1

    TWiL 269: Blame It On Rio

    TWiL 269: Blame It On Rio
    Hosts: Denise Howell and Franklin Graves The "Happy Birthday" copyright case, copyright infringement in the video game industry, Adam Carolla vs. podcast patent trolls and more! Guests: Jack Lerner and Adam Sanderson Photo credit: Paul…
Rank this Week: 1536

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Legal Technology Podcast, with an Internet Focus. From Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • Aug 15

    How A Lawyer Can Control Their To-Do List With Task Managers and Technology

    How A Lawyer Can Control Their To-Do List With Task Managers and Technology
    While preparing for a trial, gathering documents for a transaction, or simply running errands, most lawyers face each day with an overwhelming number of things to get done. From simply remembering them all to putting the list into proper…
  • Aug 6

    Turning Legal Services into Product

    Turning Legal Services into Product
    Lawyers often focus on how they can use technology to improve the efficiency and quality of their legal services. However, technology has additionally started to change what people in other professions provide to their clients, even to the…
  • Jul 18

    The Role iPads Play for Lawyers Today

    The Role iPads Play for Lawyers Today
    According to a variety of surveys, the sales of tablets now exceed the sales of laptops and desktop PCs. In a few short years, iPads have made huge inroads into the legal market and are often part of a lawyer's standard toolkit. In addition…
Rank this Week: 1498

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/
  • Aug 15

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff

    Ready. Set. Go. FTC patent troll study cleared for takeoff
    By Jay Levine Last week, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget approved the FTC’s request to study how patent assertion entities (PAEs or, less charitably, patent trolls) operate and to what extent they affect…
  • Aug 7

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air

    Summer time, sand in our hair, gTLDs in the air
    By Melissa Barnett ICANN ended the month of July with a bang, clearing and delegating the following new gTLDs: .lgbt .lacaixa .spiegel .nra .ngo .krd .whoswho .auction .yandex .praxi .ong .williamhill .healthcare .realtor .top Sundown…
  • Jul 28

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?

    A new Ohio weapon against patent trolls?
    By Dan Miller Ohio may become the next state — after Virginia, Georgia, and thirteen other states — to take on the fight against patent trolls. A bill pending in Ohio’s General Assembly, H.B. 573, would provide additional…
Rank this Week: 1915

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Aug 14

    Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Yahoo’s Motion to Dismiss ECPA Claim

    Court Grants in Part and Denies in Part Yahoo’s Motion to Dismiss ECPA Claim
    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, the Northern District of California’s Judge Lucy Koh issued an order granting in part and denying in part Yahoo’s motion to dismiss claims that it violated federal and California anti-wiretapping laws.…
  • Aug 12

    Fraud Investigators Imprisoned for Illegally Collecting Personal Data in China

    Fraud Investigators Imprisoned for Illegally Collecting Personal Data in China
    By Eric Carlson and Scott Livingston On Friday, August 8, 2014, a Chinese court convicted British fraud investigator Peter Humphrey and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, a naturalized US citizen, of illegally obtaining personal information.  Mr.…
  • Aug 11

    The FTC’s Agenda to Tackle Big Data and Discrimination

    The FTC’s Agenda to Tackle Big Data and Discrimination
    Last Friday, the FTC announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” which will take place on Monday, Sept. 15, starting at 8:00 a.m.  As we’ve previously reported, the…
Rank this Week: 2290

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 14

    Using Technology to Confuse Student

    Using Technology to Confuse Student
    A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights the results of an experiment done about 10 years ago by Derek Muller, then a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney, Muller created two types of…
  • Aug 6

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity

    Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Technology Projects to Decrease Passivity
    An excellent article was published recently in Faculty Focus – Higher Ed teaching Strategies. According the article, most college professors promote a very passive learning atmosphere in their classroom.  In other words,…
Rank this Week: 2372

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2114

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Aug 12

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder

    Faster Document Review: Introducing Review Folder
    Document review for litigation can be tedious slog. At Nextpoint, our goal has always been to help legal teams do it more quickly and efficiently. Longtime users will notice some enhancements to the Review tab in Nextpoint. It’s all…
  • Aug 6

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier

    Using Your iPad for Legal Presentations Is Getting Even Easier
    As soon as the iPad was released, Nextpoint saw just how useful it could be as a legal presentation tool. iPad support is a key feature of our entire litigation software service. But we’ve found there are subtle tweaks that can make…
  • Jul 31

    Making Modern Litigation & Dispute Resolution Technology Work for You

    Making Modern Litigation & Dispute Resolution Technology Work for You
    Yesterday, Nextpoint vice president of Client Success Tricia Boguslawski presented the third in a series of webinars on litigation technology best practices. If you missed “Preparing for Your Hearing, Settlement, or Trial,” you…
Rank this Week: 2019

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/
  • Aug 11

    Invest In Your Law Firm By Buying The Right Software

    Invest In Your Law Firm By Buying The Right Software
    Small and solo law firms often need to be careful with how they spend money. Unfortunately this sometimes leads to the false economy of never spending money at all, even if more money would be saved in the long run. A perfect example of this…
  • Aug 4

    When Is The Right Time To Start Your Own Real Estate Firm

    When Is The Right Time To Start Your Own Real Estate Firm
    You’ve been working for a large real estate firm for several years now. You’ve gotten experience, learned a lot from some veterans, and now you are ready to strike out on your own. Or are you? With the right contacts, the right…
  • Aug 1

    How Do I Divide A Pension In A Divorce?

    How Do I Divide A Pension In A Divorce?
    Equitable distribution is simple when everything is cash and liquid. Unfortunately many assets are not. One of the challenging problems in a property settlement is the retirement fund, but Divorce Financials divorce settlement software can…
Rank this Week: 1493

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 1628

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Aug 11

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning

    Familiar Rhetorical Devices May Not Carry Defamatory Meaning
    Extortion is a crime. Statements that falsely accuse another of committing a crime often constitute defamation per se in Virginia, particularly where the crime is one involving "moral turpitude." Does it follow, then, that false accusations…
  • Jul 29

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory

    Virginia Lawyer Says TV Report of Criminal Conviction Defamatory
    According to The Virginian-Pilot, Portsmouth attorney Sterling H. Weaver was "convicted in Portsmouth General District Court of assault" in June 2006. A new lawsuit filed by that attorney alleges that a WAVY-TV report, broadcast in February…
  • Jul 14

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory

    Forced Apology and Admission of Inappropriate Conduct Held Not Defamatory
    Defamation claims arise frequently in employment settings. Employees often disagree with their performance reviews and, if they feel particularly aggrieved, resort to the courts to extract a modicum of revenge. Unfortunately for them,…
Rank this Week: 2228