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A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

Discuss current copyright/internet law issues. By Derek Slater.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Jul 10

    Life and death in Subspace

    Life and death in Subspace
    Matthew Butcher’s hockey teammates started a memorial fund for him last week. Some of these friends had known him for as many as twelve years. Few had ever met him in person.
  • May 17

    Homes with very messy tail

    Homes with very messy tail
    In Bucharest, neighborhoods formed their own networks in order to bypass incumbents and meet their own needs. Later, these networks transformed into small businesses. My understanding is that the state of affairs is a bit different now, but…
Rank this Week: 1353

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?

    Can You Criticise Your Boss on Twitter and Keep your Job?
    I  was interviewed yesterday by the Metro free newspaper on this point, following the onlineprotest tweets by many Mozilla employees in the US that they did not want a boss who had donated money to an anti-gay marriage fighting fund. In…
  • Sep 26

    GikII in New Scientist! and went to the beach!

    GikII in New Scientist! and went to the beach!
    New Scientist, the leading UK magazine on science and technology, recently covered GikII, the world’s first law, technology and popular culture workshop, which has run annually for 8 years and is chaired by Professor Pangloss ie …
  • Jul 29

    What are the police for? Twitter, abuse and reporting button

    What are the police for? Twitter, abuse and reporting button
    Like most UK women of any sense, my first reaction on reading some of the vicious threats of rape tweeted at the likes of Caroline Criado Perez and Stella Creasy was a heartfelt desire to track down the perpetrators myself and slowly …
Rank this Week: 1381

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
  • Jul 24

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been keeping this site up to date as I’ve been blogging on the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society site.  To that end, here are my most recent posts: The Unintended Consequences of CISPA New…
Rank this Week: 1405

iAbogado.com

iAbogado.com

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

http://iabogado.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1409

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Apr 17

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast

    Infographic: The Use of Images From The Web on Your Site, Newspaper or Broadcast
    We created this infographic for some of our media clients to give them a one-page cheat sheet on the analysis they need to do when trying to decide whether they can use an image from the internet in a pinch. The infographic includes all the…
  • Apr 9

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC

    #SMH-butnotacontestorsweepstakes – Check your online promotion hashtag or face scrutiny from the FTC
    As we have reported before, the Federal Trade Commission requires the disclosure of any “material connection” offered in exchange for an online endorsement or post in their Online Endorsement Guidelines. Now, they are applying…
  • Mar 14

    The Law of Online Promotion

    The Law of Online Promotion
    I recently did a CLE presentation on making your online promotions legally compliant.  I hope to be able to share some video with you soon, but if you like reviewing PowerPoints (and who doesn’t?), then enjoy.   Online…
Rank this Week: 1415

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Mar 28

    Project Management for Lawyers at ABA TECH SHOW

    Project Management for Lawyers at ABA TECH SHOW
    Here comes Lean for Lawyers! Legal project management in large law firms is becoming a mandatory discipline, rather than a way to differentiate one firm from another. Larger law firms are now marketing their skills in legal project management…
  • Feb 19

    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education

    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education
    Two ABA presidents to weigh in on future of legal education at South Carolina Law Review symposium Feb. 27 - 28. For more information and to register online, go to the South Carolina Law Review website. Will non-lawyers soon be allowed…
  • Feb 1

    Legal Start-Ups in the Big Apple

    Legal Start-Ups in the Big Apple
    New York City is starting to rock as a venue for legal start-ups - new ventures targeted at the legal industry. The big event this week will be ReinventLawNYC, sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law, the Kauffman…
Rank this Week: 1421

Colin Rule's blog

Colin Rule's blog

Covers online dispute resolution and political and legal commentary. Published by Colin Rule is Director of Online Dispute Resolution for eBay and PayPal.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/colin-rule
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com
  • Jun 27

    Novojustice

    Novojustice
    Just a quick note to say I've started a new blog as preparation for a book I'm doing for the ABA in 2012 -- so most of my blogging energy has shifted over there. Please come by and check it out: http://www.novojustice.com Read more »…
  • Jan 10

    Technology and Divorce Mediation

    Technology and Divorce Mediation
    I met with my good friend John Ford last week for lunch, and he introduced me to his business partner David Stein. The two of them have set up a new dispute resolution service provider focused on family disputes: Liaise Divorce Solutions.
Rank this Week: 1423

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1425

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Aereo Lesson

    Aereo Lesson
                The Aereo technology and litigation offer several insights on how we will access video entertainment going forward and who has superior bargaining leverage.  Once upon a…
  • Mar 22

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast

    Netflix Has Buyer’s Remorse Over Its Paid Peering Deal with Comcast
             Soon after capitulating to Comcast’s surcharge demand for improved treatment of its traffic, Netflix got better downstream delivery speeds.  Apparently Comcast did not have to…
  • Mar 11

    Scale and the Comcast-TWC Acquisition

    Scale and the Comcast-TWC Acquisition
               Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt hosts The Digital Show on Business Radio 24/7-- Business Talk from Wharton, channel 111 on Sirius/XM satellite radio.  He invites major thinkers…
Rank this Week: 1483

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/
  • Apr 16

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station

    Recording of calls to and from Garda station
    I have a piece in today's Irish Independent on the revelation that there was widespread recording of calls to and from garda stations over a number of years. Excerpt:The revelation that telephone calls to and from garda stations have been…
  • Apr 11

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society

    ECJ finds data retention unacceptable in a democratic society
    My preliminary thoughts on our data retention victory, in yesterday's Irish Independent:This is a significant decision for Irish law. The Digital Rights Ireland case will now return to the High Court in Dublin which will decide whether…
  • Mar 20

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie

    Yahoo move from London to Dublin; scupper UK spie
    It's surprising to see Ireland as a privacy haven, but by comparison with the UK we look good. The arrogance of the Home Office is astonishing - it genuinely appears to believe it should be able to dictate where a company runs its business so…
Rank this Week: 1502

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

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

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Apr 9

    The Real Issues with Virtual Currency: April 22, 2014

    The Real Issues with Virtual Currency: April 22, 2014
    Join members of Pillsbury's leading Virtual Currency practice, partners, James Gatto, and Deborah Thoren-Peden, to understand and analyze some of the key legal and business issues related to Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. This webinar…
  • Mar 25

    IRS Issues Significant Convertible Virtual Currency Ruling - Bitcoin Community Abuzz

    IRS Issues Significant Convertible Virtual Currency Ruling - Bitcoin Community Abuzz
    The IRS has issued its first major ruling on the U.S. federal tax implications of transactions in, or transactions that use, Bitcoin and other convertible virtual currencies. The ruling stresses that it relates to convertible virtual…
  • Mar 20

    Inside Bitcoin

    Inside Bitcoin
    Explore the Future of Bitcoins After taking Inside Bitcoins to Las Vegas this past winter, this definitive Bitcoin event is returning to New York City, April 7-8 at the Javits Convention Center. Join us in New York City as our industry…
Rank this Week: 1519

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Apr 23

    NYC Women in Intellectual Property Discuss Cybersecurity

    NYC Women in Intellectual Property Discuss Cybersecurity
    Written by Andowah Newton Yesterday, Mintz Levin attended a panel breakfast sponsored by the New York City Bar’s Committee on Women in Intellectual Property.  The panel featured two practitioners, one from the public sector and one…
  • Apr 22

    Get your updated Mintz Matrix!

    Get your updated Mintz Matrix!
    As our readers know, we maintain a summary of the US state data breach notification laws, which we refer to as the “Mintz Matrix.”   We update the Mintz Matrix on a quarterly basis, or more frequently if developments…
  • Apr 21

    Privacy Monday – April 21, 2014

    Privacy Monday – April 21, 2014
    Today is the running of the 118th Boston Marathon.  
Rank this Week: 1527

technola

technola

A technology blog for legal aid and public interest advocates. By Matthew Burnett and Kate Bladow.

http://www.techno.la/
  • Sep 29

    Public Counsel Launches "Force for Good" Mobile Phone App

    Public Counsel Launches "Force for Good" Mobile Phone App
    Public Counsel today launched the first ever mobile phone app that connects clients in need with pro bono attorneys. The app provides three ways for users to connect with Public Counsel:
  • Aug 11

    Nominate Public Interest Law Blogs for the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Nominate Public Interest Law Blogs for the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    For a few years now I’ve argued that the ABA Journal Blawg 100 should include a public interest law category. My slacktivist campaign has included annual tweets expressing my disappointment when the results are published and even an email…
  • Jul 28

    Idealware Releases Updated Donor Management System Report

    Idealware Releases Updated Donor Management System Report
    An updated version of Idealware's A Consumers' Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems has been released. It compares 29 donor management systems that cost $4,000 or less in their first year and dives in deep for what they consider the top…
Rank this Week: 1532

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

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

http://www.mikemcbrideonline.com/labels/LitigationSupport.html
  • 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…
  • Feb 20

    Convenience Always Trumps Security

    Convenience Always Trumps Security
    Even when people are fully aware of the dangers of using unapproved cloud services and personal email accounts, people still use 'em. The post Convenience Always Trumps Security appeared first on The Many Faces of Mike McBride. If you want to…
  • Nov 5

    My Latest on eDiscovery Insight – Working with DAT File

    My Latest on eDiscovery Insight – Working with DAT File
    It’s up over on the AccessData blog. It’s part of a “Tips from the Trainers” series, and is all about working with Concordance DAT files in Summation 5.0 now that we can load those files directly without the need to…
Rank this Week: 1537

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/
  • Apr 22

    PTAB Finding of Invalidity Does Not Trump Federal Court’s Final Judgment

    PTAB Finding of Invalidity Does Not Trump Federal Court’s Final Judgment
    The Covered Business Method Patent review procedure created by the America Invents Act may be a powerful tool for attacking business method patents, but CBM cannot overcome all court proceedings, at least if Versata Software, Inc. v. SAP…
  • Apr 20

    Financial Business Method Claims Held Not Patent-Eligible (and Invalid for Indefiniteness)

    Financial Business Method Claims Held Not Patent-Eligible (and Invalid for Indefiniteness)
    The clear trend of district courts invalidating business method patent claims has continued in Intellectual Ventures I, LLC v. Capital One Financial Corp., No. 1:13-cv-00740 (E.D. Va. April 16, 2014).  Further, the court provided some…
  • Apr 15

    Abandonment of Android Trademark Makes Google the Senior User

    Abandonment of Android Trademark Makes Google the Senior User
    After the owner of a registration for the “Android Data” trademark alleged that Google infringed the mark, the Seventh Circuit has affirmed the district court’s entry of summary judgment, based on a finding that the…
Rank this Week: 1542

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: 1550

The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 1577

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: 1618

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Social Media Employment Law Blog

Covers issues in social media and employment law. By Cozen O'Connor.

http://www.socialmediaemploymentlawblog.com
  • Apr 7

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox

    Another Federal Player in the Social Media Sandbox
    There seems to be room in the sandbox for lots of people to play.   Recent recesses have seen the NLRB dominate the discourse over the do’s and don’ts when it comes to social media and employment law.   But…
  • Mar 26

    Twitter Now Too?

    Twitter Now Too?
    Do you generally like what you see in this blog?   Do you feel the blog posts are informative and, occasionally, entertaining?   I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter to comment on trends and developments in the…
  • Mar 24

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure

    Yes, Disclosures On Social Media Are Still Disclosure
    You can’t make this stuff up. Have you read this one?  I can’t blame you if you haven’t.  Between the serious and tragic stories dominating the news from Malaysia and Russia, this little employment law nugget snuck…
Rank this Week: 1622

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case

    Court Awards Limited Enhanced Damages in CMU v. Marvell Case
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) Yesterday, Judge Nora Barry Fischer issued her opinion in the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell…
  • Mar 27

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?

    Is CafePress a Service Provider and Could Its Stripping of Metadata Cost It Safe Harbor Status Under the DMCA?
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) The Southern District of California recently grappled with these issues in Steven M. Gardner v. CafePress Inc., Case No.…
  • Mar 21

    “Johnny Football”

    “Johnny Football”
    By: Joe Carnicella, intellectual property attorney with Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Joseph Carnicella on G+) On March 20, 2014, the USPTO rejected an application for the “Johnny Football” trademark on…
Rank this Week: 1672

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: 1685

Binary Law

Binary Law

Legal information and technology information. From Nick Holmes Managing Director of infolaw.

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Mar 14

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right

    The web at 25 and a digital bill of right
    Much has been made about the fact that the web is 25 years old this month. Certainly, it was 25 years ago that Tim Berners Lee, working at CERN, “invented” the web. But the much more significant date was April (…)Read the…
  • Mar 5

    What do you want to do with technology?

    What do you want to do with technology?
    Long ago, circa 1985, colleagues, friends and family used to think I was interested in technology because I used a PC in my work and they did not. I was not interested in technology. I was interested in how technology (…)Read the rest…
  • Jan 29

    The future of law publishing (reprise)

    The future of law publishing (reprise)
    Kevin O’Keefe is a tireless promoter of the benefits of blogging for lawyers. I may disagree with him on many points but I’m with him all the way with the underlying proposition that blogs (for lawyers) are the best thing…
Rank this Week: 1691

LawGeek

LawGeek

Covers intellectual property, free speech, privacy rights and other topics. By Jason Schultz.

http://lawgeek.typepad.com/lawgeek/
Rank this Week: 1748

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

Covers software audits, including Microsoft, BSA, and Adobe audits. By Scott & Scott.

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Feb 23

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit

    What I Learned in the Last 10 Years Defending BSA -The Software Alliance Audit
    I am an intellectual property attorney in Southlake, Texas who has handled more than 230 Business Software Alliance audit matters for small to medium-sized companies. For the last ten years, I have been representing end-user companies…
  • Feb 12

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
  • Sep 3

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA

    First US IP Enforcement Coordinator Named to Head BSA
    BSA | The Software Alliance recently announced that it had named Victoria Espinel, who served in the Obama Administration as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator as its new President and CEO. Ms. Espinel’s prior…
Rank this Week: 1751

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Oct 17

    0x43: State of the GNUnion

    0x43: State of the GNUnion
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:33) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 1 (00:01:58) The slides for John's talk are available, and the source of those slides is available too. Segment 1 (00:54:31) Bradley…
  • Sep 4

    0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing

    0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:28) The plural of hiatus appears to be hiatukset, but hiatuses is the proper English. (01:50) Bradley adopted two dogs from a shelter. They like kongs (02:30) Bradley's wife has a blog with…
  • Aug 14

    Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013

    Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013
    Show Notes Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation. Segment 0 (00:00:33) Bradley and Karen introduce the interview. Segment 1 (00:03:03) Bradley and Karen interview Jim…
Rank this Week: 1752

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Apr 10

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption

    Cryptocontracts: Automating Payment for Digital Consumption
    The proliferation of digital currencies, following the lead of Bitcoin, has been outpaced only by the companies forming to bet their futures on widespread acceptance of the new technology. A few companies are focusing on self-enforcing…
  • Apr 10

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer

    How Should Bitcoin Be Taxed? IRS Provides Short Answer
    With “Tax Day” looming for many Americans, it seems the perfect time to talk about the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Bitcoin is a relatively novel form of currency that was first introduced in 2009. Unlike…
  • Apr 8

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer

    Stop Being a Jerk: FTC Charges Jerk.com with Deceiving Consumer
    On Monday, April 7, 2014, the FTC alleged that Jerk broke federal laws and deceived consumers. The Massachusetts-based company created the social media site, Jerk.com which was active from 2009 until 2013. It also operated under jerk.be and…
Rank this Week: 1786

Lawyers Get Social

Lawyers Get Social

Covers trends and ethical issues for lawyers engaging in social networking. By Randy Wilson.

http://lawyersgetsocial.com/
  • Jan 8

    Changes in 2014!

    Changes in 2014!
    My perspective has broadened beyond attorneys in the past year and I will discontinuing, “Lawyers Get Social,” to reflect these new developments.  I have learned much from this effort and appreciate my loyal readers!
  • Dec 9

    Pitching a Prospect: Learn about their Busine

    Pitching a Prospect: Learn about their Busine
    Attorneys are very comfortable talking about legal issues.  However, if you are going to a mid-size or even larger company, they are unlikely to have a dedicated attorney.  Some kinds of businesses will have an attorney early on…
  • Nov 25

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    No blogging this week.  I will be back on Dec. 2nd. Enjoy all!
Rank this Week: 1823

Nanotechnology Law

Nanotechnology Law

Assesses the legal implications of nanoscale technologies. By Mohamad Mova Al Afghani.

http://nanotechlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 28

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List
     Dear Mohamad Mova Al 'Afghani: Your paper, "The Potential Role of the Human Right to Water in the Management of Indonesia's Water Resources", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Environment & Natural Resources…
  • May 17

    Add your lawfirm to our Lawfirm Directory (and get featured!)

    Add your lawfirm to our Lawfirm Directory (and get featured!)
      In case you haven’t realize, the Nanotechnology Law blog adds a few links in the tabs: Lawfirm Directory and Add Lawfirm. Lawfirm directory is a new feature aimed at collecting information about lawfirms practising Nanotechnology…
  • Apr 13

    Image via WikipediaNortheastern to host…

    Image via WikipediaNortheastern to host Global Regulation of Nanotechnologies co
Rank this Week: 1825

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet, Software & Technology Law and Contracts

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

    New Importance of Design Patent
    Follow the link for an article on the startling new importance of design patents.  Design patents were formerly something of a backwater of patent law, but, as the article explains, a 125-year-old “sleeper” provision in the law could…
  • Jun 15

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)

    How to Protect Long-Term Investments in Operational Contracts (Full Article)
    Consider one of the most difficult issues you’ll ever encounter when negotiating a contract: one party must make a large, long-term investment for the deal to work, but won’t sign the contract unless its investment (and its return on the…
  • Jan 3

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 1859

Data Governance Law

Data Governance Law

Covers anti-spam, privacy, records retention and e-commerce as related to data governance. By FMC Law.

http://www.datagovernancelaw.com/
  • Feb 24

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe

    Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe
      The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs…
  • Feb 22

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed

    UK Information Commissioner Reappointed
    Christopher Graham, the UK Informaton Commissioner, has been reappointed for another two years. This follows from the end of his current term on 28 June 2014. It means he will have served 7 years in total. How time flies! The news came out on…
  • Feb 18

    FTC steps up enforcement action

    FTC steps up enforcement action
    Last week, the FTC announced that it had settled with a gaming company that falsely claimed to be certified under the US Safe Harbor.  The Safe Harbor agreement is a self-certification arrangement under which you can transfer personal…
Rank this Week: 1867

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Mar 27

    Useless But Compelling Facts - March 2014 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - March 2014 Answer
    Our last trivia question (UBCF) asked what connection storm and hurricanes have with the Beatles. In August of 1962, The Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), a drummer who was with another popular local…
  • Mar 27

    Useless But Compelling Facts - December 2013 Answer

    Useless But Compelling Facts - December 2013 Answer
    Our last trivia question (UBCF) asked what connection storm and hurricanes have with the Beatles. In August of 1962, The Beatles replaced drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey), a drummer who was with another popular local…
  • Mar 21

    Useless But Compelling Facts - Question for March 2014

    Useless But Compelling Facts - Question for March 2014
    Most people associate storms and hurricanes with weather and natural disasters, but one storm and some hurricanes have a relationship to The Beatles way back in the early 1960s.  Can you guess the connection?
Rank this Week: 1872

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: 1882

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Apr 21

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?

    What was up with General Mills’ Legal Terms?
    I got lots of messages last week when it came out that General Mills’ legal terms said that if you downloaded their coupons, connected with them on social media, entered a contest, or purchased any of their products that you agreed to…
  • Apr 15

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014

    U.S. Copyright Office is Raising its Filing Fees on May 1, 2014
    Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is raising its fees to register your work. Effective May 1, 2014, the cost to register a single work or a collection of works using their online system will go up from $35.00 to $55.00…
  • Apr 10

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content

    Legal Issues if you Outsource your Blog Content
    I don’t believe in outsourcing my blog content, but I understand that some people do because they’re busy, or they’re afraid they’re not a good writer, or they’re not dedicated to maintaining their site. Whatever…
Rank this Week: 1896

E-Discovery Bytes

E-Discovery Bytes

A practical resource for issues in e-discovery. Published Quarles & Brady.

http://ediscovery.quarles.com/
Rank this Week: 1919

Cyberlaw Central

Cyberlaw Central

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

http://www.cyberlawcentral.com
  • Oct 23

    The New Frontier Begin

    The New Frontier Begin
    And so it begins… ICANN is delegating its first new domains under its expansion of the gTLD system. Admittedly, these domains are in foreign languages, but that does not diminish the changing nature of these domains upon the landscape.…
  • Apr 5

    Trademark Clearinghouse, ReDigi, and More First Sale Doctrine Issue

    Trademark Clearinghouse, ReDigi, and More First Sale Doctrine Issue
    Here’s a link to my post on the firm’s blog about the new Trademark Clearinghouse that is coming online for use with the new top level domains:…
  • Feb 19

    Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA

    Slides from CBA Presentation on COPPA
    Here are my slides from today’s presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyberlaw and Data Privacy Committee on the amendments effective July 1, 2013 to the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Slides…
Rank this Week: 1938

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

Covers data retention, defamation, DRI, DRM, ID cards, intellectual property, mass surveillance and more.

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Apr 8

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”

    ECJ says: EU-mandated mass surveillance “entails an interference with the fundamental rights of practically the entire European population”
    Europe’s highest court has given a judgement in the challenge taken by Irish human rights advocacy group Digital Rights Ireland (DRI) to the EU’s regime of Data Retention and mass surveillance. Digital Rights Ireland welcomes…
  • Apr 7

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A

    Tomorrow’s ECJ judgment: Q&A
    Tomorrow the European Court of Justice will give judgment in our case challenging mass surveillance under the Data Retention Directive. Here’s a summary of the background. What is the case about? It’s a challenge to data retention…
  • Jan 1

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014

    We need your help to keep working for European digital rights in 2014
    2013 was a big year for digital rights and for Digital Rights Ireland in particular. We had a major success with our case against mass surveillance which led to an Advocate-General’s opinion that the Data Retention Directive is…
Rank this Week: 1946

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
Rank this Week: 1983

Small City Law Firm Tech

Small City Law Firm Tech

Provides software tips and advice for common law-office software including Word, Outlook, MS Windows and Adobe Acrobat. By Vivian Manning.

http://vmanning.posterous.com/
  • May 13

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Office 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    My new post up this morning at Attorney At Work: Microsoft Office 2013 has been available for several months, but Office 2010 has been stable and mostly well-received in our firm. And with staff and lawyers already overwhelmed by the…
  • May 1

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder

    Filed Under "You Learn Something New Every Day": Posting from Word to Exchange Public Folder
    One of the many things I enjoy about my work is the constant learning and discovery.  Even if it's a 'small' discovery, as this one is, it's often enough to make a difference in a workday. I'm always looking for more efficient ways…
  • Apr 30

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!

    Them’s The (Email) Rules!
    My latest post is up at the ABA Law Technology Today blogPlease head off here to read the full post: A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I've been geeking out for the last little…
Rank this Week: 1987

Naked Law

Naked Law

UK technology law laid bare by Cambridge lawyers.

http://www.nakedlaw.com/
  • Dec 7

    Night night Naked Law

    Night night Naked Law
    This is our last post on Naked Law. If you're still a subscriber, you'd be forgiven for being surprised to hear from us. You may even have forgotten we exist. Well exist we (the writers) still do. In the months...
  • Dec 16

    Cookies – ‘This isn’t going away. It’s the law’

    Cookies – ‘This isn’t going away. It’s the law’
    Now you may be getting bored by this point about people harping on about the changes to the law on cookies and it seems like even the public are starting to notice that something’s going on (see this list of the top 10 ‘What is…?
  • Nov 25

    I confirm that I agree to improve consumer rights online

    I confirm that I agree to improve consumer rights online
    In a recent move (which seems to have completely passed me by until now), all 27 EU countries agreed to adopt a new Consumer Rights Directive, which focuses in particular on strengthening consumer rights in online transactions.
Rank this Week: 1993

Defending SIIA Audits

Defending SIIA Audits

Discusses how businesses should respond to software audits by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). By Robert J. Scott.

http://blawg.scottandscottllp.com/defendingsiiaaudits/
Rank this Week: 2006

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 15

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?

    Does Wyndham Confirm the FTC’s Role as Federal Privacy Enforcer?
    by Chris Hart Data breach law in the United States might have just become a lot less patchy, but a little more uncertain.  On April 7, 2014, the District Court of New Jersey decided FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., et al., No.…
  • Apr 11

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed

    FTC Provides Guidance on Heartbleed
    I usually do not re-post directly from the FTC, but given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact of the problem and the technical nature of the issue, I thought it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on…
  • Apr 11

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable

    SEC Hosts Cybersecurity Roundtable
    By Catherine Anderson Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  On March 26, 2014, the SEC hosted a roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the issues and challenges…
Rank this Week: 2039

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

Covers intellectual property and technology, law. Published by Fish & Richardson attorney Adam J. Kessel.

http://adam.rosi-kessel.org/weblog
  • Dec 31

    Done

    Done
    I started this blog over a decade ago. Over time, my priorities have changed—family, work, home, etc. Many other avenues for online self-expression have also developed in the interim. I’m done for now. Old entries remain online, but do…
  • Sep 25

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?
    Another LazyWeb request: any suggestions for how to search (on any platform) for PDFs that have not been OCR’d?
  • Aug 14

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 2065

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2071

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 2092

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

Covers the interaction between the law and the rise of internet television.

http://internet-televisionlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 31

    News Roundup - March 2014

    News Roundup - March 2014
    General blocking orders to discourage copyright infringing content allowed but ISPs can choose how to comply, rules CJEUUK copyright law changes brought before parliamentUK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta…
  • Feb 28

    News Roundup - February 2014

    News Roundup - February 2014
    Linking to freely accessible copyrighted content without permission not an act of infringement, rules CJEUTV viewing figures show Brits prefer traditional sets over smartphonesScary UFC Copyright Propaganda Matters to EveryoneMost Europeans…
  • Jan 31

    News Roundup - January 2014

    News Roundup - January 2014
    'Netflix bitch': CEO of vid-streaming site taunts HBO chief over resultsChina cuffs 60,000 pirates in 2013 crackdownGoogle, Netflix ready next weapon in net neutrality battle: The fury of millionsThe internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope…
Rank this Week: 2091