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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/
  • Aug 5

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie

    I ATEN’T DEAD: The Continuing Trademark Saga of B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industrie
    By Gwen Wei Does anybody remember how B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries started anymore? B&B Hardware is a labyrinthine case grown out of simple roots: in 1993, B&B Hardware (“B&B”) trademarked…
  • Aug 3

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator
    By: Samuel Daheim In December 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rightfully concluded that private pilots, using a web-based service to offer…
  • Jul 26

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
Rank this Week: 3111

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Aug 3

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit continues to decide high profile cases that interpret the key provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This post summarizes two July decisions from the court—one that…
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
Rank this Week: 2265

Nanotechnology Law Report

Nanotechnology Law Report

Covers legal issues surrounding nanotechnology. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur.

http://www.nanolawreport.com/
  • Aug 3

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit continues to decide high profile cases that interpret the key provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This post summarizes two July decisions from the court—one that…
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
Rank this Week: 679

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Aug 3

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition
    As anticipated, Ofcom yesterday started a consultation on its plans to update the UK’s Conditions of General Entitlement i.e. the obligations placed on all telecoms operators in the UK that rely on the UK’s general authorisation.…
  • Jul 26

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud
    On 7 July 2016, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued finalised guidance for authorised UK financial institutions use of cloud services. In a marked contrast to some other jurisdictions’ approach, this…
  • Jul 25

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat

    European Network and Information Security Directive adopted to address cyber-threat
    On 6 July 2016, the European Union (which for now includes the UK) adopted the Network and Information Security (or NIS) Directive. This imposes obligations on three sets of stakeholders: Member States; Essential services operators; and…
Rank this Week: 3033

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Aug 1

    Find A Hawaii Birth

    Find A Hawaii Birth
    Private Investigator Blog Find A Hawaii Birth We’re spoiled in California. We have a public birth index that lists records into the 1990’s. I also have a supplemental index that goes to 2009 and a microfiche index that has names…
  • Feb 3

    Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable

    Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable
    Private Investigator Blog Online Court Indexes Are Unreliable Search an online court index. It functions well (some do) and it returns an index record of cases filed for the subject’s name. But you don’t know if “no record…
  • Dec 2

    Adoption Search and Reunion

    Adoption Search and Reunion
    Private Investigator Blog Adoption Search and Reunion Adoption Search and Reunion has been an aspect of my investigations business for many years. Now I’m formalizing it with a dedicated website that makes it easier for adoptees and…
Rank this Week: 3239

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
  • Jul 30

    Tiplet: Add “Recent Items” to File Explorer in Windows 10

    Tiplet: Add “Recent Items” to File Explorer in Windows 10
    Several people attending my Windows 10 / Office 2016 upgrade classes at the U.S. Department of Justice in Los Angeles over the past few weeks have asked if there is a way to add the “Recent Items” icon to the Quick access list in…
  • Apr 4

    Using – and clearing – jump lists in Windows 10

    Using – and clearing – jump lists in Windows 10
    “Jump lists,” first introduced in Windows 7, are the right-click menus of options for the applications that appear in the Windows Taskbar (the horizontal bar that typically runs across the bottom of the screen).…
  • Mar 31

    $10.00 discount on my Word 2016 book extended thru April 18

    $10.00 discount on my Word 2016 book extended thru April 18
    Because we all could use a break at this time of year, I’ve extended my offer of a $10.00 discount off the regular price of my new book, Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2016, through April 18, 2016.  For information…
Rank this Week: 4480

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 601

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Jul 26

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue

    Google Scholar releases 2016 journal rankings, controversy ensue
    On July 14, Google released the 2016 version of its Google Scholar rankings of journals. Bryce C. Newell collected the rankings for flagship law reviews in a post on Prawfsblawg. Brian Leiter colorfully refers to the rankings as "BS,"…
  • Apr 23

    Clinical legal education survey result

    Clinical legal education survey result
    The law school world is currently enthralled with the idea of "experiential education." The push for experiential education comes from bar associations, accrediting agencies, and especially from lobbying groups of a certain segment of the law…
  • Feb 22

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015 with Specialty Journal
    Last week I posted my annual law review ranking for main law reviews based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar. This is an important complement…
Rank this Week: 1845

CS-SIS

CS-SIS

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

http://cssis.org
  • Jul 26

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall

    CS-SIS Grant Winner Lacy Rakestraw on the 2016 AALL Exhibit Hall
    Lacy Rakestraw, Director of the St. Louis County Law Library, received a grant from CS-SIS that enabled her to attend this year’s AALL Annual Meeting and Conference. Here’s what she had to say about it: No trip to an…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants: AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
  • Feb 19

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application

    Call for CS-SIS Annual Meeting Grant Application
    CS-SIS Members are invited to apply for one of two annual AALL Meeting and Conference grants:AALL CS-SIS Grant for Students and New Librarians: The purpose of the AALL CS-SIS Grants Program for Students and New Librarians is to provide…
Rank this Week: 4234

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Jul 22

    An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation

    An open Internet should not mean an Internet closed for innovation
    Europe’s regulators should reconsider draft Open Internet guidelines in two key areas: technology mandates and specialised services As the digital revolution continues and new economies take shape, building the right framework for an…
  • Jul 20

    Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data

    Cisco Supports Court Decision Protecting Customer Cloud Data
    We welcome and strongly support Microsoft’s successful challenge of a federal criminal search warrant for messages stored on an email server located in Ireland. The decision from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals supports the…
  • Jul 12

    The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield

    The Good, the Bad, and certainly not Ugly EU-US Privacy Shield
    By Michelle Dennedy, VP Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco In a nutshell, it’s a good thing! In a world that is digitising, safe global transfer of data is essential to a progressive economy. The Privacy Shield is a framework designed to…
Rank this Week: 715

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard

    En Banc Federal Circuit Clarifies On Sale Bar Standard
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc. (Nos. 2014-1469 and 2014-1504), the Federal…
  • Jun 24

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case

    SCOTUS Gives Guidance Regarding Attorney Fee Awards in Copyright Case
    by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion on awarding attorneys’ fees in copyright cases for the first time in two decades and…
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage

    Supreme Court Again Rewrites Patent Law on Enhanced Damage
    by: Robert Wagner, intellectual property attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) In a continuing trend of rejecting bright-line rules and multi-faceted tests created…
Rank this Week: 3097

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: 2385

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2591

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Jul 12

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer

    North Carolina Restricts the Distribution of Legal Self-Help Software for Consumer
    Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Web.  Rather than…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
  • Apr 27

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute

    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn – a tribute
    Happy Birthday to Edgar Cahn The University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law is having an 81st birthday celebration for Prof. Edgar S. Cahn, the founding Dean of what was then Antioch School of Law, (founded 1972),…
Rank this Week: 954

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide
    Jul. 3, 2016–Roughly 34 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, and this includes a stark 39 percent of all rural people in the country. On PBS NewsHour, Susan Crawford discusses how rural regions can gain access to…
  • Oct 30

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance
    Oct. 30, 2015–Susan joins NPR’s John Hockenberry on The Takeaway to discuss the release of Freedom House’s annual Internet Freedom Report. “The future contours of the internet are definitely up for…
  • Oct 1

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 1995

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Jul 5

    Brexit for lawyer

    Brexit for lawyer
    Extracts from my latest post in Internet Newsletter for Lawyers about the legal and constitutional issues surrounding Brexit: As opinions on this change by the hour, your best bet is to follow the latest comments on Twitter from those lawyers…
  • May 4

    Never mind the quantity

    Never mind the quantity
    My latest post on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Eric Fischer on Flickr.
  • Feb 25

    Writing out loud

    Writing out loud
    My latest post for Internet Newsletter for Lawyers. Image: By Amy Gahran on Flickr.
Rank this Week: 574

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jul 1

    The Academic Summer

    The Academic Summer
    Often people who are not teachers are amazed and envious of our mythical “summers off.” They don’t really understand why we need the time, and what we do during the summer. It seems to them, I guess, a vast expanse...
  • Feb 23

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II

    Formative Assessment in Law School, Part II
    This is the second of a two-part blog post (Part I is here) about ABA Accreditation Standard 314, which requires that law schools use both summative and formative assessment methods. The two posts, taken together, attempt to answer the…
  • Feb 23

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?

    ABA Standard 314 – What is Formative Assessment?
    In August of 2014, after five years of study and drafting, the ABA added a new set of assessment requirements to the accreditation standards. Starting with the incoming class in the fall of 2016, ABA accredited law schools are required...
Rank this Week: 3568

panGloss

panGloss

Covers cyberlaw. By Lilian Edwards

http://blogscript.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)

    How to Solve a Problem Like Brexit (no cats)
    Im briefly reviving Pangloss to publicise something I think important that just came out  as  a broad hint from the Research briefing team at the House of Lords.This just came out:…
  • Aug 7

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)

    Three myths that need nailed about the right to be forgotten (and one question)
    1      Everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, so why hasn’t it gone yet, already.No they don’t, actually.  Just the people who get to write in mass media. Few people in Europe, and fewer still in the US,…
  • Jul 15

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic

    Open letter on data retention and investigatory powers Bill ("DRIP") from UK privacy law academic
    Tuesday 15th July 2014To all Members of Parliament,Re: An open letter from UK internet law academic expertsOn Thursday 10 July the Coalition Government (with support from the Opposition) published draft emergency legislation, the Data…
Rank this Week: 649

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 23

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

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

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

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

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?
    As is often the case with new technologies, the concept of storing legal data in the cloud battled its share of skeptics before it gained wide acceptance from vendors and law firms alike. Let’s face it, the imagery it conjures up…
Rank this Week: 2263

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

Covers data security, cloud computing, data privacy and anything E. By Al Saikali.

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • Jun 22

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity
    The SEC recently agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement of an enforcement action against Morgan Stanley for its failure to have sufficient data security policies and procedures to protect customer data. The settlement was significant for its…
  • Mar 9

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
    A significant change is happening to payment card technology. Any company that accepts credit cards as a form of payment needs to know about it if they intend to continue accepting payment cards in the future. The technology is called…
  • Feb 18

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device
    In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) articulated its expectations for how device manufacturers address cybersecurity premarket in Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.…
Rank this Week: 3625

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

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

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Jun 20

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)

    The Reasonable Man, Scalia is not (repost)
    In light of today’s Fourth Amendment-eroding Supreme Court decision in Utah v. Streif, and Justice Sotomayor’s scathing indictment of it: The Court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will…
  • Jun 8

    Chiune Sugihara (repost)

    Chiune Sugihara (repost)
    Seeing news that Israel has named a street after Chiune Sugihara, I thought I’d repost what I wrote about him in law school: There was another excellent show on PBS this evening on Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who…
  • Jun 7

    Why I’m with her

    Why I’m with her
    As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve gone back and forth, and back and forth, and back and forth some more about whom I would vote for in the California primary today. It is in many ways an awful choice to have to make, choosing between…
Rank this Week: 2968

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
Rank this Week: 2399

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 485

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • May 31

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile

    Mobile Ecommerce: Optimise Your Product Pages for Mobile
    Your mobile product pages are probably the least explored quick win opportunity your marketing team could exploit. To benefit fully; we need to understand the important differences between mobile and desktop. Often however, we see retailers…
  • May 18

    How to Implement Tone of Voice

    How to Implement Tone of Voice
    First, if you don’t know the difference between tone and voice, make sure you brush up on my last article. This article’s no good to you if you haven’t nailed down your brand voice, or if you don’t understand that you…
  • May 18

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone

    The Difference Between Voice & Tone
    You’d be hard pressed to find a marketer who won’t nod emphatically when you say, “You need to establish your voice.” But I’d wager that you’d be equally stymied if you tried to find someone who can tell…
Rank this Week: 359

Cyberlaw Central

Cyberlaw Central

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

http://www.cyberlawcentral.com
  • May 25

    Happy Towel Day!

    Happy Towel Day!
    It’s on days like this I miss Douglas Adams as well as Ed, the editor of Blawg Review. Both taken from us before their times. Both were hoopy froods. Happy #towelday! See https://t.co/1JpdWcjdti (Blawg Review #213 Towel Day edition) and…
  • Apr 22

    Links of Note – April 22 2016

    Links of Note – April 22 2016
    Here are this week’s links from Twitter (@Cyberlaw): Supreme Court denies cert in Authors Guild v. Google. https://t.co/zrV7sYy7Lk #fatladysings — James Grimmelmann (@grimmelm) April 18, 2016 An analysis of the Burr-Feinstein…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court denies cert in Google Books case

    Supreme Court denies cert in Google Books case
    I’ve been following the Google Books case since it was first filed in 2005; its long history ends with the Supreme Court denying cert today. This leaves stand the 2nd Circuit’s decision that the copying was fair use. This feels…
Rank this Week: 2050

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/
  • May 25

    7 Trademark Rules Every Startup Should Know

    7 Trademark Rules Every Startup Should Know
    A trademark or service mark is a brand identifier. Every company offering products or services has at least one. While the name of a product or service tells consumers what it is, the associated mark tells consumers who offers it to the…
  • May 5

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    In most cases, the value of an early-stage business is based primarily on its intellectual property, such as its rights in inventions, literary and artistic works, and the symbols, images, and names used to identify the business to its…
  • Nov 27

    Virginia Statute Protections Employee Social Media Password

    Virginia Statute Protections Employee Social Media Password
    On Labor & Employment Law Cocktail, Tim McConville recently discussed a new Virginia law that prohibits employers from requiring current or prospective employees to disclose the user names and passwords associated with their social media…
Rank this Week: 2057

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • May 24

    Company Sale Structure Consideration

    Company Sale Structure Consideration
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the common considerations that drive the decision on how to structure a company sale transaction. Here are the key takeaways from this video: The most common considerations that affect the…
  • May 10

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form

    Software Deals Using the Customer’s Form
    Ever try to license software or provide SaaS to a Fortune 500 company or some other high profile company? Did they insist on working from “their paper”? You know enough not to simply hope for the best and sign whatever contract…
  • Apr 26

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction

    AlphaTakes – Structures for a Company Sale Transaction
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the most common types of deal structures for a company sale transaction.
Rank this Week: 3890

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3457

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • May 19

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule

    What Start-Ups, Tech Companies and Marketers Need to Know About the New Overtime Rule
    You may have heard about new overtime rules from the Department of Labor. It’s not all about bathroom laws. Michael Kelsheimer, author of the Employer Handbook, broke down the new rules in Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions…
  • May 6

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

    What You Need to Know About the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
    My colleagues Michael Kelsheimer (author of the monthly Employer Handbook blog), intellectual property lawyer David Lisch and I put together a client alert on the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 law. You can download the…
  • Apr 29

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability

    Laremy Tunsil’s Draft Slide May Result in Criminal or Civil Liability
    If you watched the first round of the NFL Draft, the big story was the sliding of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil out of the top five to number 13. As the draft was unfolding, someone released a video of him smoking marijuana through…
Rank this Week: 3851

Video and the Law

Video and the Law

Covers the history, the apps and the players that use video in litigation. By Chris Ballard.

http://www.videoandthelaw.com/
  • May 3

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge

    Video Enhancement: Smoking Gun Video Convinces Prosecutor Not to Press Charge
    It was the old axiom, he said, she said. The blowback and statements made by each party in the alleged assault charges between Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandosky and reporter Michelle Fields at a Trump rally in Jupiter, Florida…
  • Oct 28

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement

    Settlement Videos: How to Rocket Your Case to Settlement
    Outlining the composition of this post while standing on my terrace last Monday morning staring at the beautiful sight of the space shuttle Endeavour climbing through the clear, morning sky, I thought about the sheer power it must take to…
  • Oct 27

    Day in the Life Videos: 3 Helpful Hints to Producing a Powerful Exhibit

    Day in the Life Videos: 3 Helpful Hints to Producing a Powerful Exhibit
    Every catastrophic injury case requires you to produce a Day in the Life exhibit for your trial presentation. To help guide you in producing a powerful and compelling exhibit that portrays to the jury the extent, both physical and…
Rank this Week: 3115

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Sharing Economy Law Blog

Covers regulation, litigation and other developments impacting the sharing economy. By Michael Erdman.

http://www.SharingEconomyLawBlog.com
  • May 2

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal

    Flytenow.com’s Wings Clipped by FAA, DC Court of Appeal
    Last December the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in a case involving the flight-sharing service Flytenow.com.  The website offered to match private pilots having planned itineraries with persons desiring…
  • Feb 19

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1

    Uber’s Arbitration Clause Problem, Part 1
    As I mentioned in a recent post, I think it would be worthwhile to examine some of the previous orders in the O’Connor v. Uber class action litigation in California relating to Uber’s various arbitration provisions.  This…
  • Feb 4

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit

    Chicago Cabbies and Livery Drivers Walk Away from Uber Lawsuit
    I practice in Chicago and try to keep a close eye on Sharing Economy developments both locally and in Springfield.  I previously examined a federal court decision involving legal challenges by some of Uber’s competitors here, and…
Rank this Week: 1777

A Copyfighter's Musings

A Copyfighter's Musings

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cmusings
  • Apr 25

    Takedown

    Takedown
    These days, I spend most of my work time here. The copyfighting lives on within the family, though.
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
  • Oct 16

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
Rank this Week: 605

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 6

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC

    Search warrants and privacy in Ireland - CRH, Irish Cement & Lynch v. CCPC
    The High Court gave a very important judgment yesterday (Independent.ie story) on the issues raised by the use of a search warrant to seize an entire email account where many of the emails in the account were not caught by the terms of the…
  • Mar 16

    Destroying the history of those victimised by the State

    Destroying the history of those victimised by the State
    Fiona de Londras has a letter in the Irish Times today, co-signed by a range of prominent lawyers, highlighting an injustice about to be done by the Irish state. The letter is worth quoting in full:As human rights lawyers we note with great…
  • Nov 12

    How trustworthy is Microsoft's "data trustee"?

    How trustworthy is Microsoft's "data trustee"?
    Yesterday Microsoft announced a radical new structure for some of its European data centres. In an attempt to put customer data beyond the reach of the US government, it has entered into a relationship with Deutsche Telekom which will operate…
Rank this Week: 2124

UsefulArts.us

UsefulArts.us

Covers online branding and the law.

http://usefularts.us
  • Apr 3

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car

    Google’s Adwords Redesign Beats Space Elevators and Robot Car
    Sure, Google is full of exciting projects - but how about using design to fix 'the money door' which drives literally all of its current profits? Wouldn't that be at least as exciting as designing concepts for markets that don't yet exist? If…
  • Mar 12

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing

    Hitch Your Wagon Elsewhere: Donald Trump Simply Isn’t the Epitome of Content Marketing
    Hey Marketing pundits. Don't take the easy bait and claim that Donald Trump is a content marketing genius. There's little evidence of this. The things that have driven his GOP rise are more structural than marketing tactics.Claims that his…
  • Feb 27

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?

    Are The Boston Globe and WBUR just making-up primary poll results now?
    This week two Boston news organizations drew starkly different headlines from the same research. Is this a case of team out reporting the other - or of creating a story rather than reporting it?
Rank this Week: 1163

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • Mar 30

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.

    A Fond Farewell after 16 years.
    Tom discusses his years as a volunteer contributor to the International Game Developers Association.
  • Sep 8

    The Story Behind the Story

    The Story Behind the Story
    The personal story behind Marty O'Donnell's fight to get fair treatment from Bungie, the company he helped create, after be fired.
  • Jun 26

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair

    Some thoughts as IGDA Board of Directors Chair
    Tom gives his thoughts on becoming the Chair of the IGDA Board of Directors and the core values and mission of that organization
Rank this Week: 677

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi

    Secondary Sales and An Investor Covenant You Don’t Want To Mi
    Dear Readers: This is a post I co-wrote with Joe Wallin, who has published the almost identical post here. If you are investing in early stage companies, there are certain deal terms you want. Most you probably know already: if...
  • Mar 11

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

    A Gift from Congress to Angel
    The picture here was taken by Joe Wallin, who was on a panel with me, Gary Kocher of K&L Gates, Tom Alberg of Madrona Ventures, and Dan Rosen of the Alliance of Angels, talking to the Angel Capital Association's NW...
  • Mar 3

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 4931

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy
    Just how far is business supposed to go in protecting privacy? In the United States, one can starkly see an example with Apple and the retrieval of encrypted iPhone data. But a recent Canadian case also shines a spotlight on the role of the…
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 4935

Infringing Actions

Infringing Actions

Covers intellectual property and technology law and news. By Kelly D. Talcott.

http://infringingactions.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    The FBI, Apple, and the Importance of Jurisdiction

    The FBI, Apple, and the Importance of Jurisdiction
    Jurisdiction is important when dealing with the law.  Courts as a rule do not have the power to decide every issue brought before them.  A small claims court can’t decide a million-dollar contract dispute.  An Alaskan…
  • Nov 14

    Using Public WiFi? Use a VPN - or Else

    Using Public WiFi? Use a VPN - or Else
    We all use public WiFi. Coffee shops, hotels, public spaces, even the New York subway system offer easy and free WiFi connections that allow us to stay connected to the Internet while away from the office. The vast majority of these public…
  • Oct 24

    Fairly Unsurprising - the Google Books Decision

    Fairly Unsurprising - the Google Books Decision
    With its recent Google Books decision, the Second Circuit hasn’t necessarily broken new ground so much as – doing what courts from time immemorial have always done – applied existing law to a new situation.  The result,…
Rank this Week: 4806

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 4451

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

Law Office of Bradley Gross Blog

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

http://bradleygross.com/blog/
  • Feb 19

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right

    New Technology For Old Cable Television: The FCC Got it Right
    If you have cable television, then you likely rent one or more set-top cable boxes from your cable company. These devices descramble cable television signals—you couldn’t receive most premium channels, such as HBO or Showtime,…
  • Feb 17

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.

    Government vs. Apple? This Former Prosecutor Backs Apple.
    I cannot, and do not, agree with the government’s efforts to force Apple to circumvent the security protocols on the iPhone.  The power of the government cannot be limitless, even if the purpose for which such power is…
  • Jan 4

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype

    Online Privacy Policies–Don’t Believe the Hype
    The FTC just announced its agenda for its upcoming privacy-related conference, aptly named, PrivacyCon. The FTC hails the event as a first-of-its-kind conference “regarding important consumer privacy and security issues by leading…
Rank this Week: 4498

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

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

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 4620

Digital Rights Ireland

Digital Rights Ireland

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

http://www.digitalrights.ie/blog/
  • Jan 27

    DRI challenges independence of Ireland’s Data Protection Authority

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

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference

    10 Years and 10 Ways DRI Has Made a Difference
    December 6th, 2015 marks DRI’s 10th year at the forefront of digital rights advocacy. To mark this momentous occasion, we’re proud to present a list of 10 key DRI accomplishments over the past decade: 1/ Overturned…
  • Nov 25

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!

    You’re Invited to DRI’s 10 Birthday Party!
    December 6, 2015 is a momentous day for Digital Rights Ireland: it is our 10th birthday. To celebrate ten years of being at the forefront of the fight for digital rights, you are invited to help us launch a month of #dri10…
Rank this Week: 2126

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 19

    The Paradox of Illumination

    The Paradox of Illumination
    I first heard about the paradox of illumination from Lee Loevinger, an extraordinary gentleman I was privileged to know professionally.  Lee was a multi-faceted, multi-talented, thought-provoking lawyer whose sage advice and stimulating…
  • Jan 14

    Curiosity

    Curiosity
    Curiosity requires a sense of inquisitiveness. Not all inquiries reflect curiosity, curiosity is inquisitive by nature. Curiosity is the desire to learn by asking questions, dissecting, examining, exploring and investigating. Curiosity is at…
Rank this Week: 3512

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

    Campbell’s Scoop
    Tom Bennett and I, along with the regular editors (Eric Barendt, Rachael Craufurd Smith and Tom Gibbons) have put together a special issue of the Journal of Media Law (volume 7, issue 2) arising out of the workshop we hosted at…
  • Jan 5

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
    On the Routledge website, a first announcement of my forthcoming (i.e. still being written) book, Medium Law (to be published late in 2016). While I am not expecting George RR Martin levels of encouragement to finish it, it…
  • Jan 4

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 2131

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

Covers technology, social media and intellectual property issues. By Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Jan 14

    Recent ACA Guidance

    Recent ACA Guidance
    This post is the first in a series that will address recent guidance issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Labor regarding various aspects of group health plans and the Affordable Care…
  • Jan 4

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent

    U.S. Patent Office Institutes First Post-Grant Review of a Pre-AIA Patent
     PGR2015-00017. USP 8,933,395 owned by Premium Genetics, Ltd. (PG), has a filing date of Jan. 31, 2014, and a long priority chain of continuation and provisional applications reaching back to July 31, 2002 (pre-America…
  • Dec 21

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent

    Using Post Grant Review to Challenge Pre-AIA Patent
      As of Dec. 22, 2015, 16 Post Grant Review (PGR) petitions have been filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Seven PGRs (more than 40%) challenge, or have challenged, a patent…
Rank this Week: 3765