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Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • May 24

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer
    Mintz Levin’s Immigration Law Blog is running a series titled “Innocents Abroad” addressing issues in an increasingly globalized economy where employers assign employees all over the globe. These are big questions,…
  • May 24

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer

    Innocents Abroad: Privacy Considerations for Employer
    Mintz Levin’s Immigration Law Blog is running a series titled “Innocents Abroad” addressing issues in an increasingly globalized economy where employers assign employees all over the globe. These are big questions,…
  • May 16

    Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Breathes Life Into Standing Defense

    Supreme Court Decision in Spokeo Breathes Life Into Standing Defense
    Court holds that plaintiff must allege a concrete injury to have standing to sue for a statutory violation; remands for further proceedings In its just-issued decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, slip op. (May 16, 2016), the…
Rank this Week: 3806

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

The Many Faces of Mike McBride

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

http://mikemcbrideonline.com/category/litigationsupport/
Rank this Week: 1643

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 24

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer

    Facebook Fourth Estate? Two Questions Lawyers Should Answer
    In defending Facebook against government scrutiny by invoking First Amendment rights, we’ve overlooked the legal consequences for CDA 230 and risk constitutionalizing the web.   In the wake of recent reporting of Facebook’s…
  • May 24

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act

    The Mandatory Emergency Disclosure Sinkhole Exception to the Email Privacy Act
    The Email Privacy Act is moving forward in the Senate.  S.356, which currently has 28 cosponsors, would require a warrant for stored content -- essentially codifying current law and practice over the last six years. The House passed H.R.…
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
Rank this Week: 1678

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?
    How do you feel when you use your favorite web or mobile app? When I use my iPhone, for example, l feel happy.  I can complete useful tasks with minimal clicks or swipes, and without reading a training manual.  Getting from point A…
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
Rank this Week: 2194

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 24

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?

    What Makes for a Good User Experience?
    How do you feel when you use your favorite web or mobile app? When I use my iPhone, for example, l feel happy.  I can complete useful tasks with minimal clicks or swipes, and without reading a training manual.  Getting from point A…
  • May 20

    Two Tips for Open Source

    Two Tips for Open Source
    We’ve written before about how much we value open source software – and about two of our contributions: a utility library for handling UTF-8 and a Typescipt plugin for Netbeans. Others have written about the importance of open…
  • May 16

    More Control and More Support for Australia

    More Control and More Support for Australia
    Our third release of 2016 aims to give you more control over your cases – and to bring some improvements specifically to our users in Australia and New Zealand.   We’ve made two improvements that will simplify the workflows…
Rank this Week: 1829

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/
  • May 24

    LinkedIn Grapples with the Ripples of a 2012 Data Breach

    LinkedIn Grapples with the Ripples of a 2012 Data Breach
    Last week on the official LinkedIn blog, the company’s chief information security officer, Cory Scott, reported the company had become aware of an additional set of data that has just been released consisting of e-mail and hashed…
  • May 20

    The CFPB’s Take on Arbitration Provisions Is Not a Friendly One

    The CFPB’s Take on Arbitration Provisions Is Not a Friendly One
    It’s no secret that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) views arbitration agreements in contracts between financial services providers and consumers rather unfavorably. This antipathy has been maintained even after a 2011…
  • May 17

    Say Yes to the Redress: A Potential Shift in Copyright Law May Arm the Fashion Police

    Say Yes to the Redress: A Potential Shift in Copyright Law May Arm the Fashion Police
    Until recently, social media has been one of the only recourses for fashion designers and labels that have had their designs knocked off. Take the Acquazurra “Wild Thing” sandal, for example. Acquazzura is a high-end shoe brand…
Rank this Week: 3141

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: 4158

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • May 23

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe

    No Filtering Snapchat’s Third Party Woe
      By Mackenzie Olson Snapchat is an app that allows users to send one another “snaps”, which are pictures that disappear after a few seconds.  Users can also add a “filter” to their pictures to alter or…
  • May 20

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China

    Facebook Wins Trademark Case in China
    By Kiran Jassal By now, many are aware that Facebook has taken a rather active stance when it comes to protecting its trademark. Examples include bringing infringement claims against Designbook, Lamebook, and Teachbook.  Not…
  • May 18

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court

    Saving “Face”: Pushback against Facebook’s Facial Recognition Survives in Court
      By Julie Liu Facebook’s facial recognition technology has evolved to a point where it is as disturbing to many users as it is helpful. Earlier this month, the District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion…
Rank this Week: 3343

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

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

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 4739

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • May 19

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?

    Metadata. A Menace to Society?
      Metadata. Is there a more misunderstood e-discovery concept by attorneys and courts alike? Here’s the thing—metadata is not evil. In fact, it can make a lawyer’s life easier. Metadata is not dangerous and it is…
  • May 4

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?

    So What’s a “Proportional” Document Request Nowadays?
        As detailed in prior posts (here and here), last year’s amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure emphasize discovery proportionality. Under revisions to Rule 26, the scope of permissible discovery in litigation…
  • Apr 25

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

    The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?
        It is no secret that the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice stepped up investigation and prosecution of corporate wrongdoing. In fact the Yates Memo, issued by the DOJ in 2015, put the…
Rank this Week: 2277

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: 3643

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: 4169

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • 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…
  • Mar 18

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery

    Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery
    Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring a unique CLE credit opportunity next week for Chicago attorneys, produced by global nonprofit Human Rights Watch. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, we’ll be sponsoring “U.S. Immigration…
Rank this Week: 2569

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

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

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 18

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire

    Emerging tech – potentially awesome and a privacy quagmire
    I attended an event last night where Duncan Stewart of Deloitte talked about their TMT predictions for 2016. It reinforced for me that the future of tech and what it will do for us is potentially awesome.  But also at the same time the…
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – still topical

    Enemy of the State – still topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State .  It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • Apr 6

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder

    Panama Papers – Points to Ponder
    The Panama papers revelations are worth pondering on many levels. (This Wired article is a good summary.) My first reaction to the high level tax evasion and corruption allegations was to blanch at the thought that someone had basically given…
Rank this Week: 1743

Info/Law

Info/Law

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

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

    Protected: Diffensive Privacy

    Protected: Diffensive Privacy
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
  • Mar 3

    Watch “Is Free Speech for Assholes?”

    Watch “Is Free Speech for Assholes?”
    The panel discussion from the Speech Holes conference is now available online, where First Amendment scholars grapple with the age-old question, “Is Free Speech for Assholes?“
  • Mar 2

    Information Libertarianism

    Information Libertarianism
    Jane and I have a new article coming out in volume 105 of California Law Review, titled Information Libertarianism. Here’s the abstract: Recent First Amendment precedent is widely attacked as unprincipled: a deregulatory judicial agenda…
Rank this Week: 1569

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • May 16

    If Substantial Danger to Reputation Not Apparent, Plaintiff’s Burden Is Higher

    If Substantial Danger to Reputation Not Apparent, Plaintiff’s Burden Is Higher
    In Virginia, when a defamation action is brought by a private individual (as opposed to a public figure), the plaintiff will usually only need to establish negligence to meet the “intent” element required to prevail in such…
  • Apr 25

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action

    Minor Factual Discrepancies Won’t Support Defamation Action
    You may have heard that truth is a complete defense to an action for libel or slander. This is essentially correct, but it would be more accurate to say that to win a defamation case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the statements at…
  • Apr 10

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable

    Opinions Laden with Factual Content Are Actionable
    As a general proposition, libel and slander liability requires a defamatory statement of fact; expressions of opinion are not actionable. Distinguishing assertions of fact from expressions of opinion, however, is not always an easy task.…
Rank this Week: 3676

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

Covers court and trial technology, and trial presentation. By Ted Brooks.

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Clinton or Trump? Vote for Litigation-Tech!

    Clinton or Trump? Vote for Litigation-Tech!
    The Recorder's Best of 2016 voting is now open, which is your opportunity to vote for the best of the best of the firms serving the California legal community. As an award winner for several years, we would greatly appreciate your vote…
  • Apr 7

    M. Gerald Schwartzbach - In the House

    M. Gerald Schwartzbach - In the House
    I know it's short notice, but I wanted to quickly share that Gerry Schwartzbach will be at the Los Angeles Times Book Festival this Sunday, April 10, discussing his new book, "Leaning on the Arc." As you may know, Gerry and I have worked…
  • Mar 3

    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics)

    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics)
    Donald Trump loves me! It is certainly clear that he can spot a winner – a leader in the profession, at the top of their game. I'm sure that describes me, and must be why he has requested to join my massive and influential LinkedIn…
Rank this Week: 3096

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

The Kennedy-Mighell Report

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

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/
  • May 13

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom

    Virtual Reality Technology in the Courtroom
    Virtual reality is one of the most intriguing and highly anticipated technological advancements on the horizon. With companies like Facebook spending billions of dollars to invest in such tech, could there be applications for VR within the…
  • Mar 10

    Taking Up Slack: What Lawyers Need to Know About the New Collaboration Tool

    Taking Up Slack: What Lawyers Need to Know About the New Collaboration Tool
    More and more lawyers and business owners are noticing and implementing the new collaboration tool Slack, described by its founder as “a messaging and search platform that creates a single unified archive accessible through powerful…
  • Mar 4

    Home Tech vs Work Tech: Managing the Intersection

    Home Tech vs Work Tech: Managing the Intersection
    The technology lawyers use at home can differ greatly from that at work, especially in medium or large law firms. This can result in two separate technology worlds that are at best difficult to manage. Many lawyers have multiple smart phones,…
Rank this Week: 2455

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • May 10

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm

    UC Davis Sued Over Alleged Refusal to License Strawberry Germplasm
    On May 2, 2016, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) sued the University of California, Davis for breach of contract, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition in connection with the flagship agricultural…
  • Oct 13

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit

    Yoga Sequence not Protected by Copyright, says 9th Circuit
    On October 8, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a sequence of yoga poses and breathing exercises was not entitled to copyright protection under the U.S. Copyright Act. Bikram’s Yoga College of India v.…
Rank this Week: 2750

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • May 12

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”

    “When Retro Isn’t Cool”
    Those new, old-school Air Jordans are retro cool (and I have them).  Those new cyberinsurance retroactive dates – eh. I blogged about retroactive dates here.  Reminder: an insurance policy retroactive date is the day…
  • Apr 18

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”

    “Travelers v. Portal Healthcare Solutions – NBD”
    FYI, NBD is “internet slang” for “no big deal.”  “Internet slang” is what my little brother uses in text messages. Anyway. Last week, the Fourth Circuit affirmed an Eastern District of Virginia ruling…
  • Apr 14

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”

    “Are You Down with B.E.C.?”
    You probably are not.  The FBI, however, is reporting that an increasing number of cybercriminals are running “business e-mail compromise” scams.  A “B.E.C.” is when someone misuses social media or electronic…
Rank this Week: 2809

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1399

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
  • May 10

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling on Meaning of “User” in DMCA §512(c) Safe Harbor
    Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers safe harbors for qualifying service providers to limit their liability for claims of copyright infringement. To benefit from the Section 512(c) safe harbor, a storage provider…
  • May 9

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook

    California Court Refuses to Dismiss Biometric Privacy Suit against Facebook
    The District Court for the Northern District of California recently issued what could be a very significant decision on a number of important digital law issues.  These include: the enforceability of “clickwrap” as compared…
  • May 3

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    User of Free App May Be “Consumer” under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    This past week, the First Circuit issued a notable opinion concerning the contours of liability under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) – a decision that stirs up further uncertainty as to where to draw the line regarding VPPA…
Rank this Week: 3682

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • May 10

    Commercial Drones: Developing the Ecosystem

    Commercial Drones: Developing the Ecosystem
    To take the commercial drone industry from infancy to adulthood, there is a lot to be done. The lion’s share of that work will involve companies working together to discuss technology, architecture, security, standards, and…
  • Apr 29

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative

    Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Tech: Cisco Kicks Off Global STEM Mentoring Initiative
    From the STEM Education Caucus, to the US Joint Economic Committee’s report on STEM education, to White House STEM Fairs, encouraging students on the path to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is a topic that…
  • Feb 3

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data

    2016 Cisco Mobile VNI: Reporting on the Data
    Over the last decade, the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI), our rolling five year forecast of Internet trends has delivered some amazing and eye-popping predictions. Today’s VNI Mobile Forecast update , for example, shows…
Rank this Week: 1287

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • May 9

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Basic
    Data security and privacy lawyers Steve Gebelin and Erik Syverson talk the NFL draft and how a hacking incident impacted the draft status of prospect Laremy Tunsil.  The Raines Feldman cyber liability team then pivots to hacking…
  • Apr 19

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update

    The Raines Feldman Cyber Liability Update
    The cyber liability team here at Raines Feldman has endeavoured to provide weekly cyber liability law updates.  While the production values are very public access, we hope that you will find some practical advice and useful legal…
  • Nov 17

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine

    What the Shift to Chip-Cards Means for Your Small Busine
    Accepting credit cards just became a riskier and more expensive proposition for small business owners. As a law firm specializing in data breach prevention and response, we know that the United States lags behind comparable markets globally…
Rank this Week: 2063

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Lipton, Weinberger & Husick Blog

Covers intellectual property issues. By Adam G. Garson.

http://www.garson-law.com/blog
  • May 8

    Brewers — Get It Right the First Time!

    Brewers — Get It Right the First Time!
    The popularity of craft beer increases every year. In 2015, there were 4,144 breweries in the United States.  Pennsylvania was one of 15 states that is home to more than 100 craft breweries. Starting a brewery may be a popular endeavor…
  • Apr 11

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right

    Ask Dr. Copyright … notice terminating transfers of publishing right
    Dear Doc: I’m an aspiring musician. I write the songs that make the whole world sing. Lately, it seems that I’m having to work much harder to become an overnight success. After all, I write the songs that make the young girls cry.…
  • Apr 11

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again

    Supreme Court Dabbles in Patent Law, Again
    The first general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court accepts a patent case, it will reverse the lower court decision and change the law.  The second general rule is that whenever the Supreme Court decides a patent case the law is…
Rank this Week: 4515

Michael Smith's Law Blog

Michael Smith's Law Blog

A legal blog written by a recent graduate of UCLA School of Law. Posts cover a wide range of topics, but areas of focus include criminal law, constitutional law, law and technology, and commentary on scholarship and legal education.

http://www.smithblawg.blogspot.com
  • May 5

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 598 - Hating on Swallow

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 598 - Hating on Swallow
    Today's weird law is the strangely specific California Penal Code section 598, which states:Every person who, within any public cemetery or burying ground, kills, wounds, or traps any bird, or destroys any bird's nest other than swallows'…
  • May 4

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 597h - Animals Attached to Power Propelled Device

    Weird Law of the Day: California Penal Code 597h - Animals Attached to Power Propelled Device
    Here's an interesting California law I stumbled across recently.  Penal Code section 597h states:a) It shall be unlawful for any person to tie or attach or fasten any live animal to any machine or device propelled by any power for…
  • Apr 29

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law

    Oklahoma State Legislators! Please Make These Changes to Your State's Law
    My Facebook and Twitter accounts were abuzz yesterday with reports of this recent opinion by the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma in which the Court held that a juvenile defendant was not guilty of forcible sodomy under Oklahoma law…
Rank this Week: 2192

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: 3258

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: 2141

CyberInquirer

CyberInquirer

Covers developments in cyber law and insurance. By Richard J. Bortnick.

http://cyberinquirer.com
  • May 1

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff

    7th Circuit Court of Appeals finds Article III Standing for P.F. Chang’s Plaintiff
    On April 14, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reinstated plaintiffs’ action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain that arose out of the well-reported breach of payment card information. The action was previously…
  • Apr 24

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right

    Insurers: Assert Your Subrogation Right
    The following column was first published in 2012. It is as fresh today as it was then. Its time to take it to heart. Rick It is axiomatic to say that insurance products evolve. Indeed, like virtually every organic structure, its development,…
  • Apr 13

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim

    Fourth Circuit Rules GL Insurer Has Duty To Defend Data Breach Claim
    In a brief, unpublished decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling that Travelers must defend Portal Healthcare Solutions in an underlying lawsuit involving the disclosure of confidential medical records on…
Rank this Week: 4836

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

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

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada

    You'd better forget the right to be forgotten in Canada
    Summary: This discussion paper is intended to address the following question put forward in the OPC’s consultation paper on online reputation: “Can the right to be forgotten find application in the Canadian context and, if so,…
  • Jan 26

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact

    Ontario court explicitly adopts new privacy tort: public disclosure of private fact
    For anyone who was wondering: the arc of the common law is long and it bends towards privacy. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has this past week expressly recognized the tort of "public disclosure of private facts". This is a huge…
  • Jan 22

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media

    Presentation: Lawyers and social media
    I had the great pleasure this morning of giving a presentation to the council of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society on the use of social media by lawyers. The Society has been a very keen adopter of social media itself. Check out their…
Rank this Week: 2436

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • 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),…
  • Apr 13

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service

    Legal Start-Ups and the ABA Commission on Legal Service
    The American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services was created last year by then ABA President William C. Hubbard to explore ways to meet the legal needs of the underserved. The Commission does its work by…
Rank this Week: 4184

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: 1673

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 1896

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
  • 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…
  • Feb 15

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015

    Google Law Review Rankings 2015
    The spring law review season is now in full swing, so it's time for my annual law review ranking based on Google Scholar Metrics. Google produces a ranking of journals based on the number of citations to recent articles in Google Scholar.…
Rank this Week: 2201

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Apr 20

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service

    2016 Law Student Survey of Law Library & Technology Service
    Please take a few minutes to answer this short survey about the Law Library and Technology Services and let us know how we are doing and what services that you’d like to see added or improved. Our staff carefully reviews ……
  • Apr 18

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training

    Westlaw Prepare to Practice Training
    Westlaw’s Prepare to Practice training is this Tuesday, April 19th at 12 pm in Room 120. If you are interning at a law firm or government agency you don’t want to miss this class. Every student who attends will receive…
  • Mar 28

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification

    2L and 3L LexisNexis Professional Research Certification
    LexisNexis will be offering Prepare to Practice – Professional Research Certification for 2Ls & 3Ls. Please see session details below. Both sessions are the same, so please pick the session that works best for your…
Rank this Week: 2589

LawyerKM

LawyerKM

Covers knowledge management and technology for lawyers and law firms. By Patrick DiDomenico.

http://lawyerkm.com
  • Apr 17

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon

    Knowledge Management For Lawyers — Book Released on Amazon
    I am excited to report that my book, Knowledge Management for Lawyers is now available on Amazon.com. Published in 2015, it took a few months to get it listed at Amazon, but the wait is over. This will be especially helpful for those who…
  • Oct 12

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount

    Upcoming Presentation: KM Asia in Hong Kong – 20% Discount
    I’m looking forward to my first visit to Hong Kong to participate in what promises to be a great KM event: Ark Group’s 15th Annual KM Asia conference on November 18-19, 2015. I’ll be speaking on a panel that explores what is…
  • Sep 6

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10

    Technology Gadgets for Lawyers 1-10
    I had the great pleasure of hosting a presentation called Tech Gadgets: Those You Need, Those You Want and Those That Make You Wonder at the 2015 ILTA Conference in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun to research and review dozens of tech…
Rank this Week: 1637

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: 2485

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Apr 5

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration

    No statutory damages in online copyright case where infringement continued after copyright registration
    If a copyright infringement begins before the plaintiff registers its copyright, and continues after the date of registration, can the plaintiff recover its attorney’s fees and statutory damages for the infringement that occurs after…
  • Apr 3

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection

    Website operator not liable for copyright infringement despite lack of DMCA safe harbor protection
    Online platforms that allow user-generated content should take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which protect the platform in the event of a third party claim of copyright infringement…
  • Mar 19

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable

    Court holds browsewrap agreement not enforceable
    Plaintiff filed a consumer fraud class action lawsuit against defendant, the operator of an ecommerce website. Defendant moved to have the case heard by arbitration, arguing that the arbitration provision in its website’s terms of use…
Rank this Week: 2413

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
  • 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…
  • Mar 31

    Safety alert: Microsoft recalls certain Surface Pro power cord

    Safety alert: Microsoft recalls certain Surface Pro power cord
    Microsoft has recalled AC power cords for its Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 computers sold before March 15, 2015 (last year). According to the May 2016 issue of Consumer Reports, the cords can overheat and cause a fire or an…
Rank this Week: 4479

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: 1390

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: 4861

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 15

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s website. ### I was invited to take part in Tech Camp 2016, held at Phandeeyar, where I talked about and trained on mobile advocacy and activism strategies. Calling on the work engineered in…
  • Feb 26

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform
    Clearing the Decks After a Year of Reviews: Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform, organised by ZIF, the Centre for International Peace Operations, was held from 25 – 26 February just outside of Berlin. Agenda here. I was asked to…
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
Rank this Week: 2468

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

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

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Mar 13

    Nancy Drew and the Case of the Stolen 2016 Presidential Election

    Nancy Drew and the Case of the Stolen 2016 Presidential Election
    When I was a young reader I used to read Nancy Drew mysteries. And they scared me: I couldn’t take the suspense, so I often found myself flipping to the back of the book, checking out the last page, just to know that somehow the good…
  • Mar 13

    Election Day 2004 (repost)

    Election Day 2004 (repost)
    As Election Day 2016 looms, I wanted to revive this post about my experience monitoring the election as a law student in 2004. I talk a lot about making a difference. This election day I really tried to. Electionprotection.org was asking for…
  • Feb 15

    Golden Gate Transit Service improvements (hopefully)

    Golden Gate Transit Service improvements (hopefully)
    Mass transit in the Bay Area is run by extremely local jurisdictions and only barely coordinated with the mass transit systems of any other local jurisdiction anyone might like to travel to. Which, as they say, is no way to run a…
Rank this Week: 3105

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/
  • 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.…
  • Nov 30

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache
    Ever wonder how your credit card gets compromised and how the bad guys get your information? This report on tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes provides an overview of what happens from the moment you swipe your card at the point-of-sale…
Rank this Week: 3801

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Feb 15

    David Carr and Disruption

    David Carr and Disruption
    I have spent a lot of time today reading the work of David Carr, the NYTimes journalist who died suddenly on Thursday night at the age of 58. He did drugs in his youth, and smoked. We learned late yesterday...
Rank this Week: 3739