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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
  • Dec 2

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
  • Jul 3

    Distinguishing Advertising from Search Result

    Distinguishing Advertising from Search Result
    As part of its ongoing effort to provide guidance to digital advertisers (including the recent release of the updated digital advertising guidance, “dot.com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising“),…
  • May 17

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule

    FTC Answers 92 Questions about its Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule
    In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“Rules”), the FTC recently published a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs“) with information on how to…
Rank this Week: 2685

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 5

    Trademark Selection Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Trademark Selection Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    After carefully developing an idea for a marketable product or service, many startups and entrepreneurs immediately name it with little thought as to the legal effect of the name chosen. Selecting the brand name of a product or service is an…
  • Jun 24

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur

    Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneur
    My June article on The Rouse, "Copyright Basics for Startups and Entrepreneurs," has proven to be my most popular yet. It has been shared on social media platforms more than 5,000 times since Friday.
Rank this Week: 2821

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
  • Sep 3

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege

    Data Breach Incidents and Attorney Client Privilege
    Data Breach incidents are a continuing threat to modern commercial activities.  Almost every company of every size is affected by data breach.  Large companies are obvious targets due to the size, nature and scope of their data…
Rank this Week: 2547

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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.…
  • Oct 11

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership

    Common Catalogue Listing not Proof of Plant Variety Rights Ownership
    In July 2015, a court in the city of Milan, Italy held that the Italian subsidiary of BASF failed to establish its ownership of plant variety rights in a lawsuit that BASF brought against a local company. BASF Italia S.p.A. … Continue…
  • Oct 11

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario

    Canadian Supreme Court: Claimants May Seek to Enforce Ecuadorian Judgment against Chevron in Ontario
    On 4 September 2015, Canada’s highest court dismissed arguments by US petrochemical company Chevron that Canadian courts cannot hear proceedings to enforce the US$ 9.51 billion judgment of an Ecuadorian court against it. Chevron…
Rank this Week: 2841

TMT Law Watch

TMT Law Watch

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

http://www.tmtlawwatch.com
  • Sep 30

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 29

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request

    Consider Fair Use Before Submitting Takedown Request
    By Alexis Crawford Douglas (As originally posted at K&L Gates IP Law Watch) The U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has been a potent tool for combatting copyright infringement on the Internet. Section 512 shields…
  • Sep 16

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft

    FCC Increases Scrutiny of Text Message Consents, Warns FNB and Lyft
    By Sam Castic and Marty Stern Last week the FCC Enforcement Bureau issued two citations and orders against First National Bank and Lyft for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations relating to the companies’ form consents…
Rank this Week: 2276

Hyndman Law Blog

Hyndman Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, startups and technology law.

http://hyndmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend

    BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend
    A very powerful piece on EBC, NRC-IRAP, and SR&ED. The post BC Startups: The Government Is Not Your Friend appeared first on Hyndman Law.
  • Sep 24

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte

    Chances Are, Your Startup Advisor Agreement Form is Farkakte
    For some reason, lately I’ve seen a lot of so-called “advisor agreement” forms that don’t make a lot of sense from a business perspective. So here is quick post to help you think about the main concepts that should…
  • Nov 29

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”

    “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur”
    This is one of the best things I have ever read about the mindset of a builder. The post “A Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur” appeared first on Hyndman Law.
Rank this Week: 2902

AlphaTech Counsel

AlphaTech Counsel

Covers legal and business issues for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.

http://alphatechcounsel.com/blog
  • May 18

    AlphaTakes – The Basics of Capitalization Table

    AlphaTakes – The Basics of Capitalization Table
    In this AlphaTakes video, paralegal Macy Stoneback provides a brief summary of the capitalization table (“cap table”) for an emerging technology. Here are the key takeaways from this video: (1) The cap table shows the outstanding…
  • May 7

    AlphaTakes – Most Common Types of Securities Issued Investor Financing

    AlphaTakes – Most Common Types of Securities Issued Investor Financing
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses the most common types of securities issued in investor financing of privately held emerging technology companies. Since most emerging technology companies are organized as corporations due to…
  • Apr 11

    AlphaTakes – Anti-Dilution Provision

    AlphaTakes – Anti-Dilution Provision
    In this AlphaTakes video, Matt Storms discusses anti-dilution provisions in investor transactions involving an emerging company.  He outlines the different types of anti-dilution protection provisions that are typically negotiated and…
Rank this Week: 2857

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 2963

Internet Television Law Blog

Internet Television Law Blog

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

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

    News Roundup - December 2014

    News Roundup - December 2014
    Google sues Mississippi Attorney General 'for doing MPAA's dirty work'China opens second intellectual property rights court Google & MPAA Publicly Slam Each Other Over Piracy Swedish Supreme Court Determines Movie Piracy Fines …
  • Nov 30

    News Roundup - November 2014

    News Roundup - November 2014
    Net neutrality: FCC tells Obama to back offHas Switzerland cracked the net neutrality riddle?CJEU asked to rule on copyright liability of operators of free and open Wi-Fi networks Operation Onymous may have exposed flaws in Tor, developers…
  • Oct 31

    News Roundup - October 2014

    News Roundup - October 2014
    Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined UK reforms enabling private copying, parodying and general quotation of copyrighted material come into forceAcademic…
Rank this Week: 2892

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
Rank this Week: 2713

Nanotechnology Law

Nanotechnology Law

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

http://nanolaw.alafghani.info/
  • Dec 29

    Blog merged with CRPG Blog

    Blog merged with CRPG Blog
    This blog is no longer active. Its contents have been merged with CRPG Blog and future posts on nanotechnology regulation will be hosted by CRPG Blog.
  • Dec 28

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List
     Dear Mohamad Mova Al 'Afghani: Your paper, "The Potential Role of the Human Right to Water in the Management of Indonesia's Water Resources", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Environment & Natural Resources…
  • Dec 28

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List

    Fwd: Your Paper Makes SSRN Top Ten List
     Dear Mohamad Mova Al 'Afghani: Your paper, "The Potential Role of the Human Right to Water in the Management of Indonesia's Water Resources", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Environment & Natural Resources…
Rank this Week: 2827

Technically Legal

Technically Legal

Covers technology law and policy. By Dominik Rabiej, Ben Snitkoff, and David O’Brien.

http://www.technicallylegal.org/
  • Dec 1

    More on the BMG v. Cox Complaint

    More on the BMG v. Cox Complaint
    Last week BMG sued Cox for copyright infringement by Cox’s customers. The complaint details the lengths to which BMG went to notify Cox of copyright infringement by Cox’s customers. BMG monitored bittorrent swarms, and sent Cox at…
  • Nov 28

    Music Publishers Sue Cox For Users’ Copyright Infringement

    Music Publishers Sue Cox For Users’ Copyright Infringement
    The WSJ is reporting that music publishers BMG and Round Hill Music are suing Cox for copyright infringement. Details are sparse in the article and we haven’t been able to locate a copy of the complaint yet, but the gist of the suit…
  • Nov 19

    Apple Hit With $23 Million Patent Infringement Verdict

    Apple Hit With $23 Million Patent Infringement Verdict
    Apple Inc. lost a big patent infringement case against MTel in the Eastern District of Texas. It’s safe to assume that Apple will appeal, and a likely target of that appeal will be a recent decision from the Federal Circuit criticizing…
Rank this Week: 2940

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Law & Life: Silicon Valley

Covers intellectual property law, open source software, and technology. By Mark Radcliffe.

http://lawandlifesiliconvalley.com/blog
  • Jan 12

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development

    2013: Top Ten FOSS Legal Development
    The year 2013 was continued the trend of the increasing importance of legal issues for the FOSS community. FOSS projects continues to increase from 900,000 in 2012 to 1,000,000 in 2013 according to Black Duck Software. Continuing the…
  • Dec 16

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup

    Nick Woodman, GoPro & the Value of Ignorance for Startup
    Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, gave a great keynote about the value of “ignorance” for startups. He made the point during a keynote at the recent NVCA lunch in Silicon Valley (we hosted the NVCA Board meeting at our…
  • Nov 13

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud

    Powerful Combination for the Future of Computing: FOSS and Cloud
    The Open Source Summit in Hong Kong last week demonstrates the power of the open source methodology and the OpenStack community. The Summit was the first OpenStack Foundation conference outside of the United States and attracted over 3,000…
Rank this Week: 2327

Cyber Lawyer Blog

Cyber Lawyer Blog

Covers defamation, trademark, computer crimes and copyright law. By Domingo Rivera.

http://cyberlawyerblog.com
  • Dec 4

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability

    Cybersecurity: Stuck Between Advanced Hackers, Government Regulators, and Liability
    <u>Cyber attacks occur every second of every day</u>. The frequency and sophistication of the attacks <br> continues to rise. With the increased sophistication and the proliferation of corporate espionage and nation-state…
  • May 8

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm

    Anonymous Internet Cowards and Public Interest Law Firm
    In our efforts to identify the authors of defamatory contents targeting our clients, we utilize many methods.  Sometimes we issue subpoenas, but that is not all we do.  Our Internet law firm stands out for our use of technology to assist…
  • Oct 6

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic

    Copyright Law: Pornographers Following RIAA's Shakedown Tactic
    At this Internet law firm, we are no strangers to copyright litigation.  From whether website reviews are copyrightable to defending individuals caught in the RIAA's use of the Department of Justice to do RIAA's litigation in the form of
Rank this Week: 3019

NYTechLitigation.com - Litigation…

NYTechLitigation.com - Litigation and Technology News and Opinion

Developments at the intersection of law, litigation, and technology. By Jeffrey Gross.

http://nytechlitigation.com/
  • Mar 15

    Court Rules That LinkedIn Account Belongs to Employee, not Employer

    Court Rules That LinkedIn Account Belongs to Employee, not Employer
    Eagle v. Edcomm, a case about which I’ve posted before, resulted in what may be one of the first rulings on the merits of a thorny issue concerning social media:  Who owns a social media account, the employer or the employee, if…
  • Feb 24

    Recent Case Illustrates Importance of Clawback Provision

    Recent Case Illustrates Importance of Clawback Provision
    Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) allows courts to issue orders that protect parties from inadvertently producing privileged documents.  Yet, this tool, commonly known as a clawback agreement, remains remarkably underused. A recent New…
  • Feb 24

    The FCPA’s Reach onto Foreign Soil

    The FCPA’s Reach onto Foreign Soil
    A recent New York case demonstrates how powerful the FCPA can be for the SEC to attack bribery that has rather remote connections to the United States.  In SEC v. Straub, et al., No. 11 Civ. 9645 (RJS) (S.D.N.Y. 2013), Judge Richard…
Rank this Week: 2540

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 3049

AS-IS: Ecommerce, Internet,…

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

Comments on technology deals and companies. By Harry Boadwee.

http://boadweelaw.com/blog
  • Aug 2

    New Importance of Design Patent

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

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

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

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web

    10 Tips for Bringing Your Business to the Web
    Starting up a business, or entering a new market channel, is never easy.  Starting a business on the World Wide Web (the web), or moving an existing “offline” business there, requires not only effort and risk, but also demands new…
Rank this Week: 2578

Michael Morse's Technology and…

Michael Morse's Technology and Management Blog

Covers cool sites, gadgets, and technology and management tips.

http://www.michaelmorsesblog.com
  • Feb 2

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost

    Desktop Virtualization Saves Cost
    Sometime ago I made an investment in technology and it has begun to pay off.  Those in the practice of law may know I have been a pioneer in paperless office innovation using an array of desktop and network scanners.  Several years ago I…
  • Nov 11

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature

    Try Echosign for Electronic Signature
    Electronic signatures are getting more and more popular. Federal courts now accept electronic signatures, state courts are starting to, and businesses use them to execute contracts. If you are considering using digital signatures for your…
  • Sep 14

    Organize Your Inbox

    Organize Your Inbox
    Gmail has a brand new feature to help you stay better organized.  It’s called priority inbox. Google has designed formulas that determine whether an email is important or not. They figure this out based on which emails you read and which…
Rank this Week: 2727

The Substantially Similar Weblog

The Substantially Similar Weblog

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

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

    Done

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

    LazyWeb: Search for non-OCR’d PDFs?

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

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?

    Lazyweb Request: Profiling Timer Expired?
    Dear Lazyweb: I have a bash script with a while loop that takes a long time to process. It restores file modification times for complicated reasons not worth discussing here. Removing some nonessential stuff, I have the following code (I know…
Rank this Week: 2659

Zeugma

Zeugma

Covers legal education, technology, rhetoric and legal theory. By Lancaster University's Sefton Bloxham, University of Warwick's Patricia McKellar, University of Strathclyde's Karen Barton and Glasgow Graduate School of Law's Paul Maharg.

http://zeugma.typepad.com/zeugma/
  • Jul 18

    Moving on...

    Moving on...
    I'm moving blog host, from Typepad to Wordpress.  I hadn't expected to go, but Typepad's recent newsletters on their company policies are making me edgy and, having been stung, like many academics, by Ning's recent policy changes (Dropbox…
  • May 17

    Ross Priory, 2011

    Ross Priory, 2011
    Spent two days at the invitation of Alan Paterson (Strathclyde) and Richard Susskind discussing legal practice and legal education at Ross Priory, Strathclyde's retreat house on Loch Lomond, which has one of the best views anywhere in…
  • Apr 29

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title

    New book series: Emerging Legal Learning - call for title
    Over the past six months or so, amongst much else I've been involved in putting together a couple of book series.
Rank this Week: 3052

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Covers civil litigation, insurance, technology and other topics of interest to Canadian legal practitioners. By Pamela Pengelley.

http://canadianlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 2826

LEGALyTE

LEGALyTE

Covers the regulations, rules and laws related to the telecommunicatinos, technology and information society sectors in Spain.

http://legalyte.wordpress.com
  • Apr 25

    A partir de ahora, nos vemos en BYTES&LEGAL

    A partir de ahora, nos vemos en BYTES&LEGAL
    Después de un periodo de transición y guarda, y tras enamorarme de la filosofia, sencillez y flexibilidad de Tumblr, con este post, Legalyte oficialmente deja de existir, para convertirse ahora en BYTES&LEGAL.
  • Apr 25

    A partir de ahora, nos vemos en BYTES&LEGAL

    A partir de ahora, nos vemos en BYTES&amp;LEGAL
    Después de un periodo de transición y guarda, y tras enamorarme de la filosofia, sencillez y flexibilidad de Tumblr, con este post, Legalyte oficialmente deja de existir, para convertirse ahora en BYTES&LEGAL. Como…
  • Jun 8

    El Anteproyecto de Ley de Financiación de RTVE

    El Anteproyecto de Ley de Financiación de RTVE
    Hace un mes aproximadamente, el Gobierno anunció la aprobación, en Consejo de Ministros del anteproyecto de ley de financiación de RTVE. El Gobierno aprueba el anteproyecto de ley que elimina la publicidad de TVE
Rank this Week: 2742

Law under the Microscope

Law under the Microscope

News, updates and ruminations on legal and regulatory developments related to the life sciences, bioagriculture and nanotechnology. By Cece Gassner.

http://lifetech.blogs.com/bionanoblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit
    Last year saw the beginning of grumblings that drug companies may be keeping certain trial results out of the public, and that the FDA may also not be getting out cautions when needed.  Merck had been accused of hiding research that showed…
  • Jul 26

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?
    I'll be posting more later today on some regulatory/legal developments in the bioscience world, but wanted to pass along this article from Wired online. This could be a great development in treatment for various diseases - using nifty little…
  • Jun 21

    Patent Backlog

    Patent Backlog
    One tidbit from the BIO 2005 sessions that really stuck in my mind - the PTO now faces a backlog of 500,000 patent applications. With the rate of growth in patent filings, they foresee having a backlog of a million applications within the…
Rank this Week: 2405

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Feb 7

    I Want to Outsource my Life

    I Want to Outsource my Life
    If I could outsource sleeping, I would. If there was a way to go 24-48 hours without sleeping and still being able to function, I would, but I can’t. Since I can’t outsource sleeping, I want to be more efficient about how I use my…
  • Jan 30

    My Dog Smell

    My Dog Smell
    My dog smells.
  • Jan 24

    Arizona Independents: Declare a Party for the Presidential Primary

    Arizona Independents: Declare a Party for the Presidential Primary
    Registered Independents are the largest group of registered voters in Arizona – 35% of eligible votes the last time I checked. By our sheer numbers, we have a lot of influence – but we can’t exert that influence in the…
Rank this Week: 4232

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

Graham Smith's blog on law, IT, the Internet and new media

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 7

    No Content: Metadata and the draft Investigatory Powers Bill

    No Content: Metadata and the draft Investigatory Powers Bill
    Puzzled and confused by the draft Investigatory Powers Bill? You are in good company, according to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which last week delivered a report on the technological issues raised by the draft Bill.…
  • Jan 16

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen

    An itemised phone bill like none ever seen
    [Adapted from my evidence (PDF) to the Joint Parliamentary Committee scrutinising the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill]Mandatory retention of Internet Connection Records - destination IP address, service name (e.g. Facebook or…
  • Jan 2

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2016
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2016. Some topics are perennial (see 2015 and 2014), some are new.EU copyright reform In December 2015 the European Commission published, as part of…
Rank this Week: 3379

Legal Loudspeaker

Legal Loudspeaker

Cover tech solutions and issues for law firms. By Accellis Technology Group.

http://accellis.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out

    Six Common Concerns During a Document Management Roll-Out
    During a Document Management software implementation, rumors run amok. Firm members fear they have lost their documents or have lost control of everything. Sometimes they feel that the change in workflow is too great. This is not the case,…
  • Jan 28

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)

    Building a Law Firm Cybersecurity Game plan (Part 2)
    In Part 1 of our series of building a law firm cybersecurity plan, we discussed the critical first steps of cybersecurity – identification of sensitive data and verification of where it resides within your network. However, simply…
  • Jan 21

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm

    Find Anything Fast: Search and OCR for Law Firm
    Watch this on-demand webinar focused on better search techniques and tools to keep the documents, data and correspondence you need at your fingertips when you need it.
Rank this Week: 3712

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

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

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 4

    Where Does the Money Go? (Infographic)

    Where Does the Money Go? (Infographic)
      In a recent survey of in-house counsel conducted by Ari Kaplan Advisors and sponsored by Recommind, an e-discovery software company, 44% reported that their litigation strategies are impacted by e-discovery costs and only 28% believed…
  • Jan 27

    Why Are You Using Screenshots as Webpage Evidence? (Guest Post)

    Why Are You Using Screenshots as Webpage Evidence? (Guest Post)
          A question we often get from attorneys is how to effectively capture social media and webpage evidence for use in litigation and other legal matters. To get them into evidence, lawyers often resort to webpage…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Client Claim the Fifth to Avoid a Document Subpoena?

    Can Your Client Claim the Fifth to Avoid a Document Subpoena?
    As detailed by a recent report from the New York University Pollack Center for Law and Business, the Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up enforcement activity against corporate defendants. One tool often used by the SEC in…
Rank this Week: 3525

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

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

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 3

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award
    Day 2 of this year’s LegalTech New York is in full swing, from the keynote on spying to the plenary session on mitigating risk. For those following along from home or who haven’t had a chance to walk the exhibit hall, here are the…
  • Feb 1

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously
    Here at Everlaw, we take security seriously. We know that our customers place a great deal of trust in us, and we work hard to keep that trust every day. Below are some of our key security policies and practices. While not an exhaustive list,…
  • Jan 27

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?
    If you’re going to LegalTech New York, chances are you’re looking to achieve a goal – whether that’s getting ethics CLE credits, expanding your professional network, or transitioning to a different career. With…
Rank this Week: 3456

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • Feb 3

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award

    LegalTech NY 2016: Exhibit Hall Award
    Day 2 of this year’s LegalTech New York is in full swing, from the keynote on spying to the plenary session on mitigating risk. For those following along from home or who haven’t had a chance to walk the exhibit hall, here are the…
  • Feb 1

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously

    Taking Legal Tech Security Seriously
    Here at Everlaw, we take security seriously. We know that our customers place a great deal of trust in us, and we work hard to keep that trust every day. Below are some of our key security policies and practices. While not an exhaustive list,…
  • Jan 27

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?

    LTNY16: What’s In It For You?
    If you’re going to LegalTech New York, chances are you’re looking to achieve a goal – whether that’s getting ethics CLE credits, expanding your professional network, or transitioning to a different career. With…
Rank this Week: 3490

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Droit et Nouvelles Technologies

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

http://ntdroit.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 3

    La communication électronique des écrit

    La communication électronique des écrit
    Le Conseil fédéral a publié un Rapport concernant la communication électronique des écrits (rapport concernant la motion Bischof 12.4139), ce qui est l’occasion de faire le point sur…
  • Jan 25

    Mesures de contrôle du taux d’alcoolémie des personnes employées par une commune

    Mesures de contrôle du taux d’alcoolémie des personnes employées par une commune
    Un employé communal qui exerce une activité pouvant exposer des tiers ou lui-même à un danger peut être invité à se soumettre à un contrôle de son taux d’alcoolémie si…
  • Jan 7

    Consultation sur la révision de la loi sur le droit d’auteur

    Consultation sur la révision de la loi sur le droit d’auteur
    Nous avons vu il y a quelques jours que le Conseil fédéral considère dans son Rapport du 11 décembre 2015 sur la responsabilité civile des fournisseurs de services Internet qu’il n’est pas…
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Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • 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…
  • Mar 3

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel

    The Law of Cybersecurity &amp; In-House Counsel
    Last month saw an interesting study emerge from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. It discusses the current and potential role of lawyers in the area of cybersecurity and the emerging, but still nascent, field of…
Rank this Week: 4664

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jan 27

    “Bark But No Bite for Cybersecurity Act of 2015?”

    “Bark But No Bite for Cybersecurity Act of 2015?”
    Yes, I’m late to the party.  President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 into law over a month ago.  Plenty of ink has already been spilled about it.  The act encourages, but does not require, companies to share…
  • Jan 14

    “Cyberinsured Staying Alive – After Summary Judgment”

    “Cyberinsured Staying Alive – After Summary Judgment”
    There are few cases interpreting stand-alone cyberinsurance policies.  So, when there is a development in one of them, however unrelated to the novel construction issues raised by these new(ish) policies, it’s worth a word. …
  • Jan 12

    “Employees’ Intentional Misconduct Rising Cause of Data Breaches”

    “Employees’ Intentional Misconduct Rising Cause of Data Breaches”
    And your policy may or may not have you covered.  If you want to know a little bit more (I know you do), follow this link to TheEmployerHandbook.com, where my colleague, Eric Meyer (aka “The Blog King, ” aka, “I’m…
Rank this Week: 3189

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jan 25

    You have the right to an attorney!

    You have the right to an attorney!
    You have the right to legal advice if you’ve been arrested or are being questioned in relation to a crime. Student Attorney Ashely Roopchansingh examined…
  • Jan 18

    The Extradition Process in Trinidad and Tobago

    The Extradition Process in Trinidad and Tobago
    Often confused with deportation, ‘extradition’ involves the surrender of a person by a State (such as Trinidad and Tobago) to another State or, in some…
  • Jan 4

    When the ‘shack’ falls down: What happens when cohabitational relationships end?

    When the ‘shack’ falls down: What happens when cohabitational relationships end?
    Shacking-up is a term often used in the Caribbean to describe unmarried couples who have chosen to live together. There are many legal questions that arise when…
Rank this Week: 3245

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 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…
  • Jan 12

    Thought Leadership

    Thought Leadership
    Thought leadership is a state of being in which one or more individuals articulate innovative ideas – ideas that stimulate thought and are futuristic or leading-edge. Thought leadership requires confidence and a willingness to share…
Rank this Week: 4163

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/
  • Jan 18

    Pro Files: Monica Bay

    Pro Files: Monica Bay
    If you've been involved or interested in Legal Technology for a few years or more, you already know Monica Bay, who was Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, the predecessor to ALM's Legaltech News. If so, you are also familiar with…
  • Jan 4

    Going to Trial Soon?

    Going to Trial Soon?
    (no political message intended)For the following hypothetical, let’s assume you have a trial coming up in a couple months, and that your case warrants having someone assist with the trial presentation, including handling all of the…
  • Dec 31

    Best Wishes for a Successful and Prosperous 2016!

    Best Wishes for a Successful and Prosperous 2016!
    I hope this past year and Holiday Season have been good for you, and that the New Year brings new and exciting opportunities. Of course, we each have a certain degree of control and personal responsibility -- I’ve never seen a door…
Rank this Week: 3865

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: 4951

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
  • Jan 3

    Office 2016 update (patch) disables customization

    Office 2016 update (patch) disables customization
    Microsoft recently confirmed that its December 17, 2015 update (patch) for the Office 2016 suite[1] wiped out customizations for some users, including AutoText entries, AutoComplete entries, styles, macros, and similar items.  In…
  • Jan 3

    Office 2016 upgrade (patch) disables customization

    Office 2016 upgrade (patch) disables customization
    Microsoft recently confirmed that its December 17, 2015 upgrade (patch) for the Office 2016 suite[1] wiped out customizations for some users, including AutoText entries, AutoComplete entries, styles, macros, and similar items.  In…
  • Nov 26

    Happy Thanksgiving 2015 – and thanks to you!

    Happy Thanksgiving 2015 – and thanks to you!
    Best wishes to all of you for a lovely and restful Thanksgiving.  May you experience the comforts of home, hearth, family, good friends, and a pleasurable repast – and may you never lack those comforts. On this day when we…
Rank this Week: 4797

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
  • Dec 7

    LSAC fires off bizarre statement attacking Law School Transparency

    LSAC fires off bizarre statement attacking Law School Transparency
    Law School Transparency, an advocacy organization for the interests of law school applicants and students, recently released a report entitled 2015 State of Legal Education. The report touches on many issues related to the current law school…
  • Aug 28

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad

    Most liberal and conservative law school grad
    An interesting new study by Adam Bonica, Adam S. Chilton, and Maya Sen links lawyers' demographic variables (including law schools and law firms) to political ideologies using campaign contribution data. Here are the top-ten most liberal and…
  • Aug 19

    Opting out of new editions for casebook

    Opting out of new editions for casebook
    The price of law school casebooks (as well as college textbooks generally) seems to grow every year. At the present time, many casebooks cost over $200 when purchased new. The high cost is made worse by the appearance of a new edition every…
Rank this Week: 3352

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/
  • Dec 2

    Minimizing the damages of health care data breache

    Minimizing the damages of health care data breache
    Our colleagues over at Antitrust Law Source recently published a podcast on the inevitable health care data breach and how you can lessen the damages. Some key issues include: when to review data security policies, how to prepare for a…
  • Sep 23

    PETA sues on behalf of selfie monkey

    PETA sues on behalf of selfie monkey
    Remember the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque in 2011? I wrote about it earlier this year when the owner of the camera that was used to take this shot sued Blurb, Inc., for unauthorized use of copyright. Well,…
  • Jul 28

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet

    OSHA Nano-Workplace Factsheet
    OSHA’s factsheet for working safely nanomaterials in the workplace suggests including the following basics in worker training and instruction: • Identification of nanomaterials the employer uses and the processes in which they are…
Rank this Week: 3067

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 3997

Free as in Freedom

Free as in Freedom

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

http://faif.us/
  • Nov 24

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

    0x57: Support Conservancy Now!
    Show Notes Bradley mentioned Cygnus Solutions, ultimately acquired by Red Hat, which was an early for-profit supporter of copylefted projects. Bradley and Karen discussed the VMware lawsuit. Chris Webber wrote this…
  • Jun 4

    0x56: &hellip; &amp; We're Back!

    0x56: &amp;hellip; &amp;amp; We're Back!
    Show Notes Bradley and Karen discuss the lawsuit that Christoph Hellwig filed. (07:37) Karen mentioned her LibrePlanet keynote about the VMware lawsuit. (21:30) Bradley's talk at LinuxConf Australia 2015, Considering The…
  • Mar 3

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

    0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure…
Rank this Week: 4169

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
Rank this Week: 4066

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: 3188

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Nov 15

    Governing development finance organisations: measuring development impact

    Governing development finance organisations: measuring development impact
    Governance is important for both private and public sector organisations. For development finance organisations (such as IFC, CDC, Africa Development Bank and Asia Development Bank) which are publicly funded and invest in developing…
  • Sep 30

    Hong Kong privacy regulator recognises ISO/IEC 27018

    Hong Kong privacy regulator recognises ISO/IEC 27018
    This guest post is written by @matthew1hunter and @aisling1odwyer. Regular readers of this blog will know we have been tracking the impact of ISO/IEC 27018:2014 –Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information…
  • Jul 23

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?

    Global IT tariffs eliminated? WTO wakes up?
    “Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now. Owner: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn’it, ay?…
Rank this Week: 3947

Infringing Actions

Infringing Actions

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

http://infringingactions.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Oct 11

    And to Your Right - the TTIP

    And to Your Right - the TTIP
    With all the news about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) and debate about its effects on intellectual property and Internet user rights, we should also keep in mind another huge trade deal that is in mid-negotiation: the Transatlantic…
Rank this Week: 4704