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The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Jun 28

    Day 28/90 – Less than Awesome Day

    Day 28/90 – Less than Awesome Day
    Yes, it’s Day 28 of the 90 Days of Awesome, but I have to be honest: today has not been awesome. There were a few awesome moments – like I got an awesome haircut and I saw an awesome sign at a crosswalk in Tempe – but…
  • Jun 27

    Day 27/90 – Biking my Errand

    Day 27/90 – Biking my Errand
    I want to be someone who doesn’t rely on their car for every errand. Getting out and riding more often is showing me I can accomplish a lot even in a city with a substantial amount of urban sprawl.
  • Jun 27

    Day 26/90 – Marriage Equality!

    Day 26/90 – Marriage Equality!
    During my lifetime, we went from calling homosexuality an “alternative lifestyle,” to legalizing gay sex, to legalizing same-sex marriage. Not only have we legalized getting laid and getting hitched (woo-hoo!) the Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3747

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 27

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict

    The Virginia Model Jury Instructions for Defamation Lead to Bad Verdict
    The idea of having your genitals and masculinity mocked by your doctor while laying unconscious on an operating room table is unappealing to say the least. But is it worth half a million dollars? As first reported by Washington Post reporter…
  • Jun 6

    The Elements of Defamation in Virginia

    The Elements of Defamation in Virginia
    To successfully maintain an action for libel or slander, a plaintiff's complaint must allege facts that support each element of the tort. Failure to plead the required elements will lead to an early dismissal, and failure to prove the…
  • Jun 5

    Just Because You Told The Truth Doesn't Mean You Didn't Slander Someone

    Just Because You Told The Truth Doesn't Mean You Didn't Slander Someone
    Criminal defense attorney Larry L. Archie received a good bit of publicity recently over his slogan, "Just Because You Did It Doesn't Mean You're Guilty," as shown below on a North Carolina billboard. Yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 3790

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Jun 27

    Even Better Document Search and Review

    Even Better Document Search and Review
    Another month, another update that makes Everlaw even easier to use. In this release, we’ve improved deduplication, redaction, and image interactivity—along with our usual speed and stability improvements. Here are the…
  • Jun 23

    Building Leadership Skill

    Building Leadership Skill
    The skills needed to excel in a discipline are not the same as those necessary to lead a group of people. However, excellent litigators or engineers or innovators sometimes find their expertise rewarded with a role at the helm of a…
  • Jun 22

    The Battle for Talent

    The Battle for Talent
    If you follow entrepreneurship and startups, you likely know who Sam Altman is. A month ago, he published his “Life advice upon turning age 30,” which included this recommendation: Go out of your way to be around smart,…
Rank this Week: 1486

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Jun 27

    Even Better Document Search and Review

    Even Better Document Search and Review
    Another month, another update that makes Everlaw even easier to use. In this release, we’ve improved deduplication, redaction, and image interactivity—along with our usual speed and stability improvements. Here are the…
  • Jun 23

    Building Leadership Skill

    Building Leadership Skill
    The skills needed to excel in a discipline are not the same as those necessary to lead a group of people. However, excellent litigators or engineers or innovators sometimes find their expertise rewarded with a role at the helm of a…
  • Jun 22

    The Battle for Talent

    The Battle for Talent
    If you follow entrepreneurship and startups, you likely know who Sam Altman is. A month ago, he published his “Life advice upon turning age 30,” which included this recommendation: Go out of your way to be around smart,…
Rank this Week: 1471

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

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

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
  • Jun 26

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit

    FDA Files Brief Regarding Off-Label Promotion In Amarin Pharma Lawsuit
    As we mentioned in our prior post, the Amarin Pharma, Inc. v. United States Food and Drug Administration lawsuit pending in the Southern District of New York raises interesting issues regarding the First Amendment and how it applies to speech…
  • Jun 24

    Texas Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty To Making A HITECH Act False Statement

    Texas Hospital CFO Pleads Guilty To Making A HITECH Act False Statement
    The HITECH Act—including the HITECH Final Rule’s provisions about HIPAA, data privacy, security, and breach notification—is an issue we have covered in detail previously. According to a June 17, 2015 press release, the…
  • Jun 22

    FCC Ruling Clarifies Ambiguities in the TCPA

    FCC Ruling Clarifies Ambiguities in the TCPA
    For years  industry groups have been petitioning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clarify ambiguities in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which make it difficult for businesses to comply and leave them…
Rank this Week: 1770

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/
  • Jun 26

    Go Fund Yourself: The SEC finalizes Regulation A+

    Go Fund Yourself: The SEC finalizes Regulation A+
     By Christian Kaiser In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved final rules of Title IV of the JOBS Act, changing Regulation A into “Regulation A+.” Entrepreneurs selling securities to private investors…
  • Jun 19

    Just Add Sugar: Home Brewing Morphine Using New Proce

    Just Add Sugar: Home Brewing Morphine Using New Proce
    By Sam Hampton On May 18, a group of researchers published an article describing a method for the conversion of simple sugar to opioids including morphine. Proponents believe this could change the way many useful drugs are manufactured, while…
  • Jun 15

    Securing Dr. Robot

    Securing Dr. Robot
     By Brooks Lindsay Medical device robots present a number of cybersecurity, privacy, and safety challenges that regulation and industry standards must address in order to safely and rapidly advance innovation in the field. The University…
Rank this Week: 3397

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Today is the Last Day to Weigh in on the Direction of the California Stem Cell Agency

    Today is the Last Day to Weigh in on the Direction of the California Stem Cell Agency
    Don't like what the California stem cell agency is doing? Want more clinical trials and less basic research? Do you think the agency is too cozy with business or not cozy enough?Here is your chance to tell the agency directly what it should…
  • Jun 24

    The California Stem Cell Agency Celebrating a First

    The California Stem Cell Agency Celebrating a First
    The California stem cell agency today marked a signal event in its most advanced clinical trial by declaring: “Some things never get old. Like watching the sunset over the Grand Canyon. Listening to a baby laugh. Watching the San…
  • Jun 22

    The California Stem Cell Agency Wants Help in Charting New Direction

    The California Stem Cell Agency Wants Help in Charting New Direction
    How to spend $800 million?Friday deadline for commentsWant to tell the $3 billion California stem cell agency where to go? Here’s your chance. The agency said today it wants to hear from you. It is open to suggestions, rude and…
Rank this Week: 1983

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/
Rank this Week: 2317

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

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

http://www.vogelitlawblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Did you realize that DDoS is used for Cyberblackmail?

    Did you realize that DDoS is used for Cyberblackmail?
    DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) blackmail is just one form of cybercrime that historically has not been reported because victims of cyberblackmail “often do not publicly acknowledge the attack for reputational reasons”…
  • Jun 23

    Cybersecurity Question: Should we teach kids ethical hacking?

    Cybersecurity Question: Should we teach kids ethical hacking?
    A recent panel discussion in London pondered whether “to recruit more young people into this area, in order to stir them “away from the dark side” and onto the right path.” The June 15, 2015 debate at the Innovate…
  • Jun 19

    EU Court Rules that Website is Liable for Anonymous Comment

    EU Court Rules that Website is Liable for Anonymous Comment
    In spite of the fact that Estonian news site Delfi  took down anonymous offensive and “allegedly defamatory” comments from its readers, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg ruled that Delfi was liable for…
Rank this Week: 3951

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jun 25

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package

    Statement of Jennifer Sanford on Passage of Trade Package
    Congress has now approved a landmark trade package including Trade Promotion Authority and Trade Adjustment Assistance.  This is a significant accomplishment that just a week ago looked in serious doubt. This trade package will give…
  • Jun 4

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform

    Statement by Mark Chandler on Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Patent Reform
    The Senate Judiciary Committee today overwhelmingly approved patent litigation reform, clearing a hurdle which proved insurmountable in the last Congress. This is a major milestone that demonstrates strong bipartisan, bicameral support for…
  • Apr 29

    Cisco Welcomes Introduction of Senate Patent Litigation Reform Bill

    Cisco Welcomes Introduction of Senate Patent Litigation Reform Bill
    The introduction of Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act of 2015 represents a major milestone on the long road to patent reform. On behalf of Cisco, let me thank Senators Grassley, Leahy, Cornyn, Schumer, Lee, Hatch…
Rank this Week: 2719

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jun 25

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform

    Radio Berkman 220: Trusting the Platform
    Listen:or download | …also in Ogg The more comfortable we get using digital platforms the more important it becomes to understand our relationships to them. From Facebook, to Fitbit, to Wikipedia, to networked games, and even to our…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People [AUDIO]
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
  • Jun 25

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People

    Microsoft Research 2015 PhD Interns on Platforms, Data, and People
    Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research on corporations and the quantified self; the Facebook newsfeed algorithm; how sites like Reddit and Wikipedia are made…
Rank this Week: 2238

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

Explores technology, data, and laws related to city planning, urban renewal, and government in general.

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Jun 25

    Land Banks and Land Banking

    Land Banks and Land Banking
    My former professor, Frank Alexander, has published the second edition of his excellent guidebook on land banking. According to the Center for Community Progress, the publication “combines research on land banks with practical…
  • Jun 9

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility

    Excellent Profile of Cook County Jail as Mental Health Facility
    There is an excellent article about Cook County Jail in the Atlantic this week entitled “America’s Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail.” The article hits on some of the same points I made in this post from 2012 on the…
  • Jun 3

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”

    New Article on “Eradicating Zombie Mortgages”
    Andrea Clark has posted an interesting article on SSRN entitled “Amidst the Walking Dead: Judicial and Nonjudicial Approaches for Eradicating Zombie Mortgages.” A version of the article will be published in an upcoming edition of…
Rank this Week: 3847

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments affecting the telecom, media and technology sector. By K&L Gates.

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Jun 24

    Sixth Circuit Limits Scope of “Unsolicited Advertisement” under the TCPA

    Sixth Circuit Limits Scope of “Unsolicited Advertisement” under the TCPA
    By Joseph C. Wylie II, Molly K. McGinley, and Nicole C. Mueller The Sixth Circuit recently held that a facsimile which lacks commercial components on its face does not constitute an advertisement under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act…
  • Jun 24

    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreement

    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreement
    Regulators Warn Companies About Calling Consents In Customer Agreements By Sam Castic Federal and state regulators are closely watching what companies are saying to customers about their calling practices. PayPal attracted inquiries from the…
  • Jun 19

    FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesse

    FCC Empowers TCPA Plaintiffs At Peril Of Businesse
    As originally published in Law360 By Martin L. Stern, Andrew C. Glass, Gregory N. Blase and Joseph C. Wylie  At its June 18, 2015, open meeting, a sharply divided Federal Communications Commission made good on Chairman Tom…
Rank this Week: 3957

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2633

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/
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    My June article on The Rouse, "Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneurs," has proven to be my most popular yet. It has been shared on social media platforms more than 5,000 times since Friday.
  • Mar 26

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer

    New Virginia Law Eases Pursuit of Anonymous Internet Defamer
    This month, Virginia enacted a law designed to make it easier for victims of anonymous Internet defamation to bring suit against those who have defamed them. Virginia House Bill 1635 maintains Virginia's one year statute of limitation for…
  • Mar 17

    5 Must-Have Terms of Use Provision

    5 Must-Have Terms of Use Provision
    My March article, "5 Must-Have Terms of Use Provisions" went live on The Rouse today. Let me know what you think.
Rank this Week: 1860

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 24

    Digital Privacy Act amends PIPEDA

    Digital Privacy Act amends PIPEDA
    Several amendments were made last week to PIPEDA, the federal private sector privacy legislation.   This has been sitting around in draft for a long time.  Except for sections creating a new mandatory breach notification scheme, the…
  • Jun 10

    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) passed by Senate despite massive opposition

    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) passed by Senate despite massive opposition
    Bill C-51 (Anti-Terrorist Act, 2015) has been passed by the Senate despite massive opposition against its privacy unfriendly invasive powers.  See, for example, commentary by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, this…
  • May 27

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner releases Annual Report

    Ontario Privacy Commissioner releases Annual Report
    Ontario Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish just released his first annual report. It is an interesting read for anyone interested in access and privacy issues. Topics include details on some noteworthy access and privacy decisions, open…
Rank this Week: 2430

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Jun 23

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem

    Quitting time: the Wall Street Journal’s editorials are part of the the problem
    Friday, the Wall Street Journal rushed to suggest that the Charleston Shooting wasn't really about race. Ignore the racism of the shooter, or the locations history of racially driven murder. No, instead the Journal suggested its shows how far…
  • Jun 21

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken

    Truth: the concept of race is badly broken
    The Cause Can’t Be The CureWe need to put the Confederate flag away as a sign of state. And we need to find our way through these discussions relying less on race as an organizing concept of cause or cure.  I believe that war is a…
  • Jun 20

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine

    Five Reasons the CVS / Target Deal is Smart Healthcare Busine
    Knowing what you're remarkable at allows for gutsy decisions -- which this is both for Target and CVS. This sets Target up for recovery, and CVS to continue its growth in to being a national pharmacy leader.
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/
  • Jun 23

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

    Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
    In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell analyze recent discussions about artificial intelligence and lawyers, try to separate myth from reality, and ponder whether AI can take over the work of lawyers.…
  • May 22

    Invisible Apps: Behind the Scenes of Mobile

    Invisible Apps: Behind the Scenes of Mobile
    “Invisible apps” are background programs that automatically trigger functions without being opened. Examples include automatic notification or emails based on a trigger, a personal concierge, or a password manager. In this episode…
  • May 8

    After A Decade of Legal Blogs or “Blawging”...

    After A Decade of Legal Blogs or “Blawging”...
    In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss recent commentary on the last decade of blawging, the current state of blawging, and the future of online interaction and marketing for lawyers. They…
Rank this Week: 2304

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • Jun 23

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern

    Facial Recognition Technology: Social Media and Beyond, an Emerging Concern
    This week, a major self-regulatory initiative intended to address privacy concerns associated with facial recognition technology hit a significant stumbling block.  Nine consumer advocacy groups withdrew from the National…
  • Jun 9

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email

    Meeting of the Minds at the Inbox: Some Pitfalls of Contracting via Email
    We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract.  This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically, bringing up…
  • Jun 4

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule

    New York Releases Final BitLicense Rule
    Readers of this blog will know that we have been following the recent legal developments relating to bitcoin and other virtually currency systems [also here and here].  Yesterday, in a significant development reflecting the general…
Rank this Week: 3766

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/
  • Jun 23

    EU Data Privacy Update

    EU Data Privacy Update
    Michelle Gyves A brief rundown of developments in recent weeks in the area of EU data protection law: EU Data Protection Regulation On Monday, June 15, the EU Council (comprised, for purposes of data protection reform, of the justice…
  • May 12

    Digital Advertising Alliance Will Begin Enforcing Its Mobile Privacy Guidance in September

    Digital Advertising Alliance Will Begin Enforcing Its Mobile Privacy Guidance in September
    Charley Lozada On Thursday, the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) announced that it will enforce its previously issued “Application of Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment” (the “Mobile…
  • May 6

    Cybersecurity Guidance for Registered Investment Adviser

    Cybersecurity Guidance for Registered Investment Adviser
    Kristen J. Mathews This client alert was prepared by my colleagues Robert Leonard, Michael Mavrides and Christopher Wells. On April 28, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a Guidance Update addressing the importance of…
Rank this Week: 1789

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Jun 23

    Ninth Circuit: GPS Data From Google Earth Image Not Hearsay

    Ninth Circuit: GPS Data From Google Earth Image Not Hearsay
    The Ninth Circuit recently concluded that a satellite image created from Google Earth and a marker on the image pinpointing specific GPS coordinates were not hearsay. This case is of potential interest to e-discovery practitioners because…
  • Jun 9

    What is ECA (Early Case Assessment)?

    What is ECA (Early Case Assessment)?
    Early case assessment, or ECA, is a term often associated with electronic discovery and e-discovery software. According to the the Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology-Assisted Review, ECA is “[a]n [e-discovery]…
  • Jun 5

    What You Need to Know About the FRCP E-Discovery Amendment

    What You Need to Know About the FRCP E-Discovery Amendment
    As referenced in prior posts, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing e-discovery and electronically stored information (ESI) are closer to adoption. On April 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court approved the…
Rank this Week: 2060

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Jun 23

    Preparing for the Bar Exam

    Preparing for the Bar Exam
    GMU Law Library welcomes those studying for the bar.  Please check the law library website for information about regular and special summer hours. Mason Law ’15 grads retain all library privileges until September 30. Below are are…
  • Jun 15

    HAPPY 800th BIRTHDAY MAGNA CARTA!

    HAPPY 800th BIRTHDAY MAGNA CARTA!
    On June 15, 1215, at Runnymede, King John affixed his seal on Magna Carta. Eight hundred years later Magna Carta remains one of the world’s most important documents, especially in America where it heavily influenced the drafters of the…
  • Jun 2

    In the News: the USA Patriot Act

    In the News: the USA Patriot Act
    After the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Congress acted quickly to pass the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, better known as the USA Patriot…
Rank this Week: 2161

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie

    Supreme Court Upholds Brulotte Rule Preventing Post-Expiration Patent Royaltie
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a 6-3 decision authored by Justice Kagan, the United States Supreme Court in…
  • Jun 3

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action

    Pittsburgh Court Rules on Data Breach Class Claims – Denying Cause of Action
    Posted By Henry M. Sneath, Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Breach Prevention and Response Team at Pittsburgh, Pa. law firm Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.  hsneath@psmn.com or 412-288-4013 A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Judge…
  • May 26

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold

    No Good Faith Invalidity Defense to Induced Infringement, Supreme Court Hold
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The Supreme Court issued another patent law opinion today; this time focusing on…
Rank this Week: 3315

TechnoLlama

TechnoLlama

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

http://www.technollama.co.uk
  • Jun 22

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique

    What is wrong with Falkvinge’s copyright critique
    My social media timeline is filled with links to an article on Torrent Freak by Rick Falvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party. The article is entitled “The Entire Copyright Monopoly Idea is Based on a Lie“.  The…
  • Jun 20

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again

    English Court takes step towards making private copying illegal again
    This has been a bad week for logic and reason. Or a good week for insane rulings, depending on your take on life. Last year we had a series of copyright reforms, including an exception for private copying; but now the British music industry…
  • Jun 17

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment

    European Court of Human Rights holds news portal liable for user comment
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has dealt a blow to existing intermediary liability rules in Europe in the case of Delfi v Estonia.  The decision of the Grand Chamber reaffirms an earlier decision by the first section of the…
Rank this Week: 2502

Cyberlaw Central

Cyberlaw Central

Covers security, legal cases and internet governance. By Kevin A. Thompson.

http://www.cyberlawcentral.com
  • Jun 20

    Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Result

    Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Result
    I’m glad to see that Google is removing “Revenge Porn” from its search results. It won’t remove the images from the websites themselves, of course, but it should help to remove some of the angst that victims of this…
  • Dec 5

    Twittering Away

    Twittering Away
    I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up. I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere…
  • Jun 30

    New adventure

    New adventure
    I’ve recently switched law firms, so my contact information has changed. I’m very happy to be with Ladas & Parry LLP as part of their Chicago office. The firm has been around for over 100 years, and has a strong international…
Rank this Week: 2558

Technology Liberation Front

Technology Liberation Front

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

http://techliberation.com
  • Jun 19

    How Attitudes about Risk & Failure Affect Innovation on Either Side of the Atlantic

    How Attitudes about Risk & Failure Affect Innovation on Either Side of the Atlantic
    “Why hasn’t Europe fostered the kind of innovation that has spawned hugely successful technology companies?” asks James B. Stewart in an important new column for the New York Times (“A Fearless Culture Fuels…
  • Jun 19

    The Challenge of Defining Privacy Harm

    The Challenge of Defining Privacy Harm
    On Thursday, it was my great pleasure to participate in a Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) event on “Online Privacy Regulation: The Challenge of Defining Harm.” The entire event video can be found on YouTube here, but down below…
  • Jun 15

    New Paper Surveying Growth Projections for the Internet of Things 

    New Paper Surveying Growth Projections for the Internet of Things 
    The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is already growing at a breakneck pace and is expected to continue to accelerate rapidly. In a short new paper (“Projecting the Growth and Economic Impact of the Internet of Things“) that…
Rank this Week: 4829

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jun 19

    The Uberization of Legal Service

    The Uberization of Legal Service
    The legal profession will not be immune from the rise of the uberized economy. Consumers want to purchase only the legal services they need. This means that the trend towards offering “unbundled” or “limited legal…
  • Apr 28

    Software Eats the Legal Profession

    Software Eats the Legal Profession
    Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”. The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young…
  • Mar 14

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar

    H&R Block Forced to Shut Down Immigrant Document Service by the Bar
    H&R Block launched an experimental and innovative service in Texas in January to assist immigrants in completing INS forms. The forms were powered by software and H&R Block’s role was to provide a service to…
Rank this Week: 4299

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost

    5 Tips to Minimize eDiscovery Document Review Cost
    eDiscovery can very quickly become the most cost-intensive part of your case. In our daily consultation with clients we strive to educate them on ways to reduce the overall spend during eDiscovery – and particularly, share tips for…
  • Jun 9

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint

    Chicago Bar Association Member Discount Program Includes Nextpoint
    Substantial subscription discounts on Nextpoint technology offered to all Chicago Bar members. The CBA Member Discount program allows a select number of technology partners to offer significant discounts on services to the membership of…
  • Jun 8

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step

    Upgrading Your eDiscovery Technology In Five Easy Step
    Are you looking to replace Summation or Concordance – the old warhorses of litigation technology? Well, you’ve got company. It’s one of the most common scenarios new clients mention when coming to standardize their practice…
Rank this Week: 2239

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3786

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/
  • Jun 18

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action

    Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign Leads to First-of-its-Kind FTC Legal Action
    A drink cooler that doubles as a blender and stereo system. A card game called “Exploding Kittens” for “people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.” A motion picture starring Kristen…
  • Jun 10

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat

    The Department of Justice Issues Recommendations for Preparing for Cybersecurity Threat
    The recently formed Cybersecurity Unit of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) recently issued guidance regarding best practices for organizations to protect against and respond to cybersecurity risks.…
  • May 27

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury

    Virtual Currency Startup Slapped with $700,000 Fine by U.S. Treasury
    You’ve likely heard of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has made headlines over the last couple of years for its increasing popularity and wild swings in value. However, you may not have taken notice of other, lesser-known virtual…
Rank this Week: 2945

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1678

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/
  • Jun 18

    IACP Releases Updated Guidance On Police Bodyworn Camera Video Data Storage

    IACP Releases Updated Guidance On Police Bodyworn Camera Video Data Storage
    Privacy and cybersecurity go hand and hand.  Therefore, it is imperative that policy makers on the local, state, and federal level adopt policies and enforce practices that promote these principles.  This is especially important due…
  • Jun 16

    FBI Investigating St. Louis Cardinals For Allegedly Hacking Houston Astro

    FBI Investigating St. Louis Cardinals For Allegedly Hacking Houston Astro
    According to The New York Times, the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the Houston Astros' internal network.  The Cardinals are the most successful National League franchise and 2nd most successful…
  • Jun 16

    Facial Recognition Privacy Talks Collapse Due to Inadequate Consumer Safeguard

    Facial Recognition Privacy Talks Collapse Due to Inadequate Consumer Safeguard
    According to The New York Times, nine civil rights and other advocacy organizations announced today that they are withdrawing from "talks with trade associations over how to write guidelines for the fair commercial use of face recognition…
Rank this Week: 4159

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 2096

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: 3470

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw
  • Jun 17

    Ground Control to Major Dumb

    Ground Control to Major Dumb
    The St. Louis Cardinals, one of baseball’s most famous teams, is under investigation (by both Major League Baseball and the FBI) for allegedly hacking into a data warehouse compiled by the Houston Astros. At first blush, this seems…
  • May 13

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door

    The Crane Kick and the Unlocked Door
    Cybersecurity legislative and policy proposals have had to grapple with when (if ever) firms ought to be held liable for breaches, hacks, and other network intrusions. Current approaches tend to focus on the data that spills when bad things…
  • Apr 28

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka

    In Memoriam: Greg Lastowka
    I am deeply saddened to learn of the news of the death of my friend Greg Lastowka, a professor at Rutgers-Camden School of Law. Greg was a pioneer in studying virtual worlds and video games, and his work forms a good part of the foundation in…
Rank this Week: 2029

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?

    The Cards Hack the Astros – So What Law Applies?
    In a developing story, The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros’ computer networks to steal the Astros’ internal baseball operation intelligence…
  • Jun 10

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third

    Who’s on First? Depends if Fair Use is on Second and Public Domain is on Third
    Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First?” brings back memories of my seventh-grade talent show where I performed the routine with Brandon Berry at Atascocita Middle School.  I can’t remember if we won second…
  • May 14

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost

    Start-Ups and the Law on Unpaid Interns – Annual Repost
    It’s become an annual tradition to re-post this at this time of year. As my Gray Reed colleague Michael Kelsheimer explains in a prior post on his Texas Employer Handbook blog, you have to be careful…
Rank this Week: 3745

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Jun 16

    Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence

    Downloading or accessing certain material could constitute a criminal offence
    Poster put up in London internet cafes from 2010 onwardsBackground:It's not about asking owners to spy on their customers, it's about raising awareness," a police spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with force policy. "We don't ask…
  • May 4

    PPS numbers: internet saviours?

    PPS numbers: internet saviours?
    Bank Holiday Mondays are quiet news days, making them a good time to get any old nonsense into the newspaper. Today is no exception as the Irish Times appears to have taken the opportunity for a special edition of breathless internet…
  • Apr 29

    "Homophobe" brings Ireland's first "right to be forgotten" court case

    "Homophobe" brings Ireland's first "right to be forgotten" court case
    A fascinating story in today's Irish Times details what seems to be the first court case in Ireland following the Google Spain ruling. However a less sympathetic plaintiff would be hard to find. The case is being brought by a Dublin man, Mark…
Rank this Week: 2445

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
Rank this Week: 3743

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Jun 11

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP

    Good news from Korea for FSI cloud customers and CSP
    A guest post be @matthew1hunter and @danieljung88 This week the Korean financial services regulator announced regulatory changes that will make it easier for financial services institutions (FSIs) in Korea to use cloud computing…
  • May 10

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator

    3 new data privacy tools from Singapore’s data regulator
    Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) has been busy. It has just published a number of new resources to help businesses comply with the Personal Data Protection Act. Here are the three we have identified as having…
  • Apr 8

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use

    Korea leads the world with cloud law encouraging cloud use
    On 3rd March 2015, Korea passed the world’s first cloud-specific law, with the stated aim of driving the adoption of cloud computing in Korea. But what are the practical implications for cloud customers and cloud services providers…
Rank this Week: 3335

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect…

CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips

Tips about MS Word and WordPerfect with some advice targeted to legal professionals.

http://compusavvy.wordpress.com
  • Jun 10

    Minimizing / maximizing the Ribbon in Word 2010 and Word 2013

    Minimizing / maximizing the Ribbon in Word 2010 and Word 2013
    From time to time while on floor support, I get help requests from people who can’t figure out why Word’s Ribbon suddenly disappeared.  Usually it’s because they accidentally minimized (collapsed) the Ribbon.…
  • May 21

    Bypassing “Backstage” when opening and saving docs in Word 2013

    Bypassing “Backstage” when opening and saving docs in Word 2013
    One of the most striking differences between Word 2013 and Word 2010 has to do with basic file-management tasks, including opening and saving documents.  Those tasks were simple and straightforward, and worked more or less the same way,…
  • May 17

    Five tips for working with Reveal Codes in WordPerfect

    Five tips for working with Reveal Codes in WordPerfect
    Long-time WordPerfect users swear by Reveal Codes, a quick and easy way of viewing the formatting instructions – codes – that are inserted into a document when you perform common tasks such as pressing the Tab key, setting page…
Rank this Week: 4614

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 9

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi

    The promise and the peril of parametric value-at-risk (VaR) analysi
    Tail risk — of a radically different variety James Ming Chen, The Promise and the Peril of Parametric Value-at-Risk (VaR) Analysis, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2615664 or http://bit.ly/ParametricVaR: Leptokurtosis, or the…
  • Jun 6

    Legal signal processing

    Legal signal processing
    James Ming Chen, Legal Signal Processing, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2614273 or http://bit.ly/DigitalSignalProcessing: It makes more economic sense to prepare for disaster in advance than it does to stage heroic relief efforts…
  • May 21

    Gini's Crossbow

    Gini's Crossbow
    James Ming Chen, Gini's Crossbow, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2608850 or http://bit.ly/GinisCrossbow: The Gini coefficient remains a popular gauge of inequality throughout the social and natural sciences because it is visually…
Rank this Week: 2817

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant

Blog on legal publishing industry, legal data, and related information technologies.

http://www.edwardbryant.com/blog/
  • Jun 8

    LexPredict Challenge at LexHacks 2015 (Winner!)

    LexPredict Challenge at LexHacks 2015 (Winner!)
    This weekend I entered LexHacks 2015 (June 6–7), a hackathon focused on the legal industry and my team won (yay!) the LexPredict challenge, which was to build a parser that could scan a mix of unstructured contracts and identify/extract…
  • Jun 4

    Starting New Online Course – HTML5 From WC3

    Starting New Online Course – HTML5 From WC3
    I recently signed up to take my first edX course – Learn HTML5 from WC3. Although I felt like I knew HTML5 fairly well, I don’t have any formal training in web development, so I thought a course should be easy and give me…
  • Jun 2

    Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup

    Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup
    I recently attended a meetup by the Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup group (May 28, 2015), a local group that is part of a larger movement to incorporate more technology in the legal industry. The meetup, which was hosted at…
Rank this Week: 2423

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

Covers digital advertising, new media, e-commerce and the law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jun 5

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide

    FTC Updates Its FAQs for Endorsement Guide
    The Federal Trade Commission has just updated its version of Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQs, that relate to the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” that went into effect December 1,…
  • May 6

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
    On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual Conference. You can read…
  • May 6

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing

    An AHAA Moment! The Voice of Hispanic Marketing
    On April 27, I had the distinct privilege of presenting a session devoted to the legal implications of social media and mobile technology to the leadership of AHAA, The Voice of Hispanic Marketing at their 2015 Annual Conference. You can read…
Rank this Week: 3783

Anti-Generic Trademark

Anti-Generic Trademark

Covers strategic brand planning and foundation with commentary on trademark prosecution, trademark enforcement, making a brand famous, confronting online infringement and cybersquatting, and licensing a trademark. By Justin Clark.

http://www.antigenerictrademark.com
Rank this Week: 2807

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

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

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jun 4

    Calculus advice poem

    Calculus advice poem
    Barbie may have said that math is hard, but Barbie was wrong.  With good teachers it isn’t very hard at all, and my high school calculus teacher was a great teacher. Anyway, at the end of the year she asked all of us to write a…
  • Jul 13

    The Elephant in the Room (repost)

    The Elephant in the Room (repost)
    A few things happened today: Germany won the World Cup, and I ended up in several unsettling conversations about the current contretemps between Israel and Hamas, which somehow led to a German friend saying something to the…
  • Jun 5

    The Bluebook stole my IP

    The Bluebook stole my IP
    The Bluebook. For non-lawyers unfamiliar with it, it’s a guide to a standard system of citation formats that legal practitioners often use in their court filings and academic legal writings. Unfortunately, the Harvard Law Review claims…
Rank this Week: 3298