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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: 4508

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: 3161

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: 2592

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: … & We're Back!

    0x56: … & 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: 3751

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: 3518

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
  • Nov 20

    Congratulations to Those Who Passed the California Bar Exam!

    Congratulations to Those Who Passed the California Bar Exam!
    Today is the day that those who took the July California Bar Exam learned whether they have passed.  For those who passed, congratulations!  For those who did not -- all is not lost.  The bar exam is a challenge like no other…
  • Nov 8

    Queenan on the Coming "National Plague of Dumb Lawyers"

    Queenan on the Coming "National Plague of Dumb Lawyers"
    At the Wall Street Journal, Joe Queenan writes this column about how law schools' lowering their admissions standards will lead to a plague of dumb lawyers. Queenan describes the chaos that will result:Dumb lawyers will lose clients huge…
  • Oct 28

    Criminal Charges Against Man Who Shot Down Drone Dismissed

    Criminal Charges Against Man Who Shot Down Drone Dismissed
    So reports the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, taking note of this story from Wave 3 News about a Kentucky man who shot down a drone that he claims was hovering over his property.  From the Wave 3 News report:The man who calls himself…
Rank this Week: 2204

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: 2143

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: 2969

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: 3432

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: 4921

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 13

    Law Society Annual Human Rights Conference

    Law Society Annual Human Rights Conference
    I spoke at the Law Society's 2015 Annual Human Rights Conference last Saturday about privacy and surveillance online in light of recent CJEU decisions - a particularly topical area following the decision in Schrems. I was joined on my…
  • Sep 15

    Whitewashing your internet profile: political edition

    Whitewashing your internet profile: political edition
    Irish politicians are getting nervous. Although the government still insists it will serve out its full term, insiders are muttering about the possibility of a post-budget snap election. It's no coincidence, therefore, that they are now…
Rank this Week: 2633

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 9

    The ABC’s of Collecting Valuable Demonstrative Evidence

    The ABC’s of Collecting Valuable Demonstrative Evidence
    Think of the acronym ABC : Ambulance Before Cop. When an accident occurs, first responders must take action in rescuing the injured victims. Ambulance Before Cop is the most logical scenario. Paramedics know how to handle the injured, and the…
Rank this Week: 3487

Cyberlaw Central

Cyberlaw Central

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

http://www.cyberlawcentral.com
  • Oct 16

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Jun 20

    Google to remove “Revenge Porn” from Search Result

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

    Twittering Away

    Twittering Away
    I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up. I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere…
Rank this Week: 2646

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: 2599

Virtual Law Practice

Virtual Law Practice

Discusses practicing law in a web-based virtual law office (vlo). By Stephanie Kimbro.

http://virtuallawpractice.org
  • Oct 12

    And Now, For Something Completely Different

    And Now, For Something Completely Different
    A few years ago I told a friend and colleague that one day I would post this Monty Python reference on my social media accounts and that’s how they’d know I’d stepped away from the legal profession: “And now,…
  • Apr 9

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification

    Slides: Increasing Online Engagement with Gamification
    These are slides from my presentation at DATA2J, a roundtable conference hosted by Prof. Elizabeth Chambliss, Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism at the USC School of Law. In my presentation, I…
  • Apr 3

    Gamification for Access to Justice

    Gamification for Access to Justice
    Here is a working paper I wrote that looks at ways to increase online engagement between the public and legal professionals using gamification for the purpose of increasing access to justice. This is the last of the research and…
Rank this Week: 4425

Law and Software

Law and Software

Covers legal tech, encryption, big data, and the cloud. By Andrew Bartlett.

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Sep 27

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery

    10 no-compromise steps to fast webpage delivery
    I have two active sites. This one, and law191.org – my community immigration law office site. I keep them separate because I am not writing a splog. I need this blog space to write about anything and everything without worrying whether…
  • Sep 11

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful

    Pro Bono Considered Harmful
    Giving back is good. This truth we hold to be  self-evident. Lawyers learn the importance of service from their first days in law school. Securities lawyers take asylum cases, high-powered litigators mediate landlord-tenant disputes and…
  • Aug 27

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail

    Chrome works fine on my low cost unlocked firephone. So does Gmail
    I have Chrome on my Amazon firephone. I use gmail all the time. And I didn’t try to install google play services. I know there are ways to do it – but I don’t like the idea of installing rogue “copies” of key…
Rank this Week: 2428

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: 3402

The Data Driven City

The Data Driven City

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

http://datadrivencity.com/
  • Sep 21

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload

    Lessig on the charges against Dotcom and Megaupload
    This morning, Kim Dotcom, accused by the Department of Justice of criminal copyright infringement, is in a New Zealand court to see if he will be extradited to the United States. One of the things in Dotcom’s corner is testimony from…
  • Sep 19

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice

    Last Week Tonight on Criminal Justice
    John Oliver has been on a role this summer addressing criminal justice issues on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Below, check out his recent segments  on the bail system, mandatory minimums, and under-funding of public…
  • Sep 18

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary

    Shelterforce Interview with HUD Secretary
    There is a great interview up this week on Shelterforce with HUD Secretary  Julián Castro. I think the parts of the interview that dive into some of the details about the solutions for low-income housing problems, and…
Rank this Week: 3806

PI Buzz

PI Buzz

Covers techniques for searching public records.

http://pibuzz.com/
  • Sep 17

    Text Message Investigation

    Text Message Investigation
    Private Investigator Blog Text Message Investigations Have you ever tried to identify the subscriber name that matched a telephone number? Of course you have. Dumb question. But securing the name, the carrier or the type of service —…
  • Aug 16

    My Favorite Private Investigator Link

    My Favorite Private Investigator Link
    Private Investigator Blog My Favorite Private Investigator Links Mostly free websites for fact finding and online research for private investigators, genealogists, info pros, attorneys, journalists and the public. NY Databases | searchable…
  • Aug 16

    Private Company Assets in SEC Filing

    Private Company Assets in SEC Filing
    Private Investigator Blog Private Company Assets in SEC Filings Are you searching the Securities and Exchange Commission filings for names of officers in private companies that sell securities? Search by name for officers and directors in…
Rank this Week: 3579

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Tom Buscaglia: The Game Attorney

Covers computer game and technology law.

http://gameattorney.com/blog
  • 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
  • Jan 29

    Don’t Tread on Spry Fox!

    Don’t Tread on Spry Fox!
    My law clerk, Andrew Berrier, sent me an email last week asking what one could do if a client came in with a complaint similar to Nimblebit’s outrage at the cloning of its Tiny Tower by Zynga. As General Counsel for indie developer Spry…
Rank this Week: 2852

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

http://blog.law.gmu.edu/library/
  • Sep 8

    Lexis Upper-class Training Serie

    Lexis Upper-class Training Serie
    Lexis is offering an Upper-class Training Series* including Part I and Part II. Multiple sessions are offered to fit your schedule. Attend just one of each Part I and Part II. Each Part is 20 minutes long, and all sessions meet ……
  • Sep 4

    Labor Day 2015 (Library closed on Monday)

    Labor Day 2015 (Library closed on Monday)
    The Law Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Weekend hours remain unchanged. Want more information about Labor Day? The U.S. Department of Labor website is a good place to start. The Department also…
  • Aug 28

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L

    CALI Resources for Incoming 1L
    Your orientation packet included a CALI registration code. What is CALI? CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a nonprofit consortium, established in 1982, that now includes most…
Rank this Week: 2460

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Aug 31

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise

    Peter W. Martin on the Future of Legal Treatise
    TweetPeter W. Martin, a professor at Cornell Law School, has just posted Possible Futures for the Legal Treatise in an Environment of Wikis, Blogs, and Myriad Online Primary Law Sources to SSRN. (Great subject!) Here’s the abstract:…
  • May 31

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging

    Jennifer Murphy Romig on Legal Blogging
    TweetJennifer Murphy Romig of Emory University School of Law has posted to SSRN her paper, Legal Blogging and the Rhetorical Genre of Public Legal Writing. The paper is forthcoming in Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD. Here is the…
  • Dec 31

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker

    Pew Research Report on Tech and Worker
    TweetA new report from the Pew Research Internet Project focuses on technology and workers. The first-listed key finding of the report is this: “Email and the internet are deemed the most important communications and information tools…
Rank this Week: 3324

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

Covers state taxation of emerging technologies. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 19

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M

    Los Angeles Settles Disputed Phone Tax for $92.5M
    Recently, a class of plaintiffs settled with City of Los Angeles over its alleged unlawful collection of telephone utility user tax (UUT). The class alleged that the Los Angeles Municipal Code exempted from UUT all amounts not subject to…
  • Aug 16

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment

    Montana: OTCs Subject to Retroactive Sales Tax Assessment
    Recently, the Montana Supreme Court ruled 5-to-2 that online travel companies (OTCs) were subject to sales tax under the existing sales tax statute. Furthermore, their liability is retroactive to November of 2010. However, the OTCs were not…
Rank this Week: 3958

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

Discusses patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer/Internet/cyber law. By Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC.

http://theipstone.com/
  • Jul 7

    Update-Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Oracle v. Google Appeal

    Update-Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Oracle v. Google Appeal
    On June 29, 2015 the US Supreme Court decided to turn down Google’s request to hear its appeal of the Federal Circuit’s ruling from a year ago, that Oracle’s declaring code for pre-programmed Java routines is eligible for…
  • May 28

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case

    News Flash – Oracle v. Google Copyright Case
    In its brief filed on May 26, 2015, the US Solicitor General (SG) advised the US Supreme Court to not hear Google’s appeal of a decision, from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, holding that copyright protection extends to…
  • Apr 23

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce

    DMCA Advice from the Department of Commerce
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 was created to protect copyright owners from infringement of their works (such as photos, documents, music files, and videos) over the Internet.  Amongst other things, the DMCA created an…
Rank this Week: 3925

Lawyers are boring.

Lawyers are boring.

Covers Taxonomy, Open Access, Free Legal Sources, Plain Language, BigData, IT to create new law and new lawyers.

http://lawyersareboring.tumblr.com
Rank this Week: 2885

Stockycat Blog

Stockycat Blog

Focuses on the intersection between criminal law, the Fourth Amendment and emerging technology. By J. Adam Engel.

http://www.stockycat.com/
  • Jul 1

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue

    Josh Engel in Media on Title IX Issue
    Joshua Adam Engel has been featured in a number of recent media articles on Title IX issues. Including: New York Times: Members of this small but fast-growing legal specialty say the problem dates to 2011, when the Education Department…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
  • Sep 8

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance

    Newly Released Memo Tries (And Fails) To Justify Broad Surveillance
    The New York Times has reported that the Justice Department has released a newly declassified version of a May 2004 legal memo regarding warrantless surveillance and data collection activities that President George W. Bush secretly…
Rank this Week: 3514

Edward Bryant

Edward Bryant

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

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

    LexPredict Challenge at LexHacks 2015 (Winner!)

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

    Starting New Online Course – HTML5 From WC3

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

    Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup

    Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup
    I recently attended a meetup by the Chicago Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup group (May 28, 2015), a local group that is part of a larger movement to incorporate more technology in the legal industry. The meetup, which was hosted at…
Rank this Week: 2392

BSA Audit Blog

BSA Audit Blog

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

http://www.scottandscottllp.com/main/blogindex.aspx?id=170
  • Jun 2

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case

    How to Find the Best Lawyer for your BSA Audit Case
    I am a partner in Scott & Scott, LLP a firm that focuses on technology law matters in Southlake, Texas.  We represent companies accused of software piracy by industry trade groups such as the Business Software Alliance and Software…
  • Feb 23

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

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

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance

    Responding to an Audit from the BSA-The Software Alliance
      If your company has received a letter from the BSA | TheSoftware Alliance requesting a software audit, you are probably wondering whether you should cooperate or ignore the request. I have been handling BSA cases for almost a decade…
Rank this Week: 2084

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: 4168

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 2817

Lachance on Law

Lachance on Law

Covers the access and use of online legal information. By Colin Lachance, President of the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII).

http://lachanceonlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 22

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC

    Are you there lawyers? It’s me, LSUC
    Hi Lawyers, how’ve you been? Everything good? That’s great. It’s me, LSUC.* Well, my real name is Law Society of Upper Canada. Some people call me, “The Law Society”, but we can drop the formalities, right? Just…
  • Apr 12

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?

    Is the Goal of the Future to Catch Up With the Past?
    Yes. Sort of. But only if by “the past”, we mean some idealized period when things were easier, cheaper, simpler and better. Apply those same adjectives to the future, and you will forever be chasing the horizon or the end of the…
  • Apr 9

    Back when I knew everything

    Back when I knew everything
    [originally published on Slaw.ca] Back when I knew everything the world was much simpler. Any topic, situation, challenge or choice could be easily placed into one of two categories. Category 1 consisted of matters where I was right and…
Rank this Week: 3184

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 4359

Legal Geekery

Legal Geekery

Covers the shenanigans of some geeks stuck in law school.

http://legalgeekery.com
  • Mar 30

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely—One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack

    Legal Mind Hacks: Choose Metaphors Wisely—One Word Matters More Than You Think #legalmindhack
    As a PhD student one of my everyday tasks was to read and summarize social and cognitive psychology literature in preparation for my classes. Since I had already practiced as an attorney at the time, I was constantly noting research with…
  • Sep 10

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!

    Fastcase Public Links to Cases on Haiku Decisis Are Here!
    It was always my intention to include links to the cases referenced on Haiku Decisis, and finally that day is today. We introduced a feature at Fastcase about two months ago allowing any Fastcase subscriber to generate a public link to any…
  • Aug 19

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS

    Haikus Straight from SCOTUS
    Announcing Haiku Decisis. A few weeks ago, for reasons I still don’t completely understand, I began to wonder how often the Supreme Court inadvertently creates a haiku in its opinions. These are the kinds of conversations we tend to…
Rank this Week: 4193

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

TelecomMediaTech Law Blog

Covers telecommunications, media and technology law and policy. By Rini Coran, PC.

http://www.telecommediatechlaw.com
  • Mar 26

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast

    FCC Hits TV Station With Maximum Fine for Fleeting Nudity in Newscast
    The Federal Communications Commission has fined a television station $325,000 for allegedly broadcasting “extremely graphic and explicit sexual material”, i.e., indecent material.  The amount of the fine, underlying…
  • Feb 12

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini

    Obituary: Rebecca Rini
    Our colleague and friend Rebecca Rini passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Rebecca was the founding partner of the law firm of Rini, Coran & Lancellotta, PC and its successor, Rini O’Neil, PC.  She was an…
  • Jun 26

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole

    Lessons from Aereo: Laws, Litigation and Loophole
    In a case with far-reaching implications for the television business, for cloud computing and for new technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court found that Aereo’s online video service infringed copyrights held by television producers,…
Rank this Week: 3786

Joshua Slayen

Joshua Slayen

Covers law, technology and social media for the Huffington Post.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-slayen/
  • Mar 16

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer

    How to Have a Good Relationship With Your Lawyer
    Most people will need a lawyer at one point in their lives. Whether it is a home purchase or a will, a bankruptcy or a divorce, lawyers are a necessary part of our society. There are many different layers of client service within that…
  • Feb 10

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century

    Is Marriage the New Dating? How Wills and Estates Lawyering Must Adapt in the 21st Century
    When it comes to wills/estates planning, as mentioned, the state of one's intimate relationship(s) becomes critical. Although I promised not to bore you with all of the nuances, I'm going to temporarily break that promise to name a few facts…
  • Nov 26

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law

    What You Need to Know About Common-Law
    How do you enter into a common-law relationships in the first place and when do various rights vest? For those of you living with a partner or considering doing so (or if you have adult children considering same), I suggest that you grab a…
Rank this Week: 2616

Apple Briefs

Apple Briefs

Covers using Macintosh computers and software in a law practice. By Jeffrey Kabbe.

http://www.applebriefs.com/
  • Feb 18

    What a long, strange trip it’s been

    What a long, strange trip it’s been
    It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since I last updated Apple Briefs. In the past three years we have moved to a larger office, grown our staff to six team members, and served hundreds of great families. Over that time,…
  • Jan 19

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier

    Getting published just got a whole lot easier
    Apple has released quite a few products in the past couple of years. I am loving Final Cut Pro X. And some of the iPhone upgrades have been tremendous. But I don’t think I have been quite as excited about a new product since the iPad was…
  • Oct 9

    Steve’s Legacy Redux

    Steve’s Legacy Redux
    I have learned a few things in the days since Steve Jobs passed.  First, I really wish I could write like John Gruber, Walter Isaccson, and others. Second, I have learned just how many people had strong feelings for Steve’s contribution to…
Rank this Week: 3445

Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • 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...
  • Dec 14

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter

    Back to Moscow, in the Winter
    This past week I returned to Moscow, Russia, to present about experiential learning and interactive teaching in law teaching to members of the Moscow State University law faculty. This was a follow up visit to the trip last July as...
  • Dec 11

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity

    SEALS Discussion: Formation of Prof. Identity
    In August 2014, I participated in a Discussion Group at the annual SEALS Conference in Amelia Island, Florida with leaders in the emerging field of "teaching" formation of professional identity. The concept of "formation of…
Rank this Week: 3493

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

Covers IP, technology and media news. By Stacia Lay of Hendricks & Lewis PLLC.

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey

    Missouri Federal Court Sends Crayola Trademark Dispute to New Jersey
    Back in November 2014, Crayola filed suit against Alex Toys in federal court in Missouri alleging claims for counterfeiting, trademark dilution and infringement, and unfair competition under federal and Missouri state law.  You can read…
  • Jan 22

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche

    Ninth Circuit: First Sale Doctrine Defeats Copyright Infringement Claim in Omega v. Costco Dispute Over Watche
    This long-running dispute involves the sale of watches in the United States that were purchased on the "gray market" overseas.  Omega sold the watches--manufactured in Switzerland--to authorized distributors overseas.  Third parties…
Rank this Week: 3769

Business + Intellectual Property +…

Business + Intellectual Property + Internet Law

From a Rhode Island point of view, this blog covers legal developments in the fields of business law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, intellectual property law, and gaming law. By John Ottaviani.

http://bipilaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014

    Significant Cyberspace Developments of 2014
    It's a bit late for a year-end wrap-up, but better late than never, right?  For those who may have missed some of these, here are my picks for some of the more important developments in Cyberspace law that occurred in 2014. This is not…
  • Dec 3

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.

    RHODE ISLAND. BEER. TRADEMARKS.
    Last week’s grand opening of the Tilted Barn Brewery in Exeter got me to thinking.  The craft beer industry is exploding in Rhode Island.  Branding and identification are very important to these companies.  They spend a…
  • Feb 11

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013

    Investments in RI Companies Rebound in 4th Quarter, Top $81 Million in 2013
    After a slow third quarter, venture capital investments rebounded in the last quarter of 2014, according to the MoneyTree Report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.Venture…
Rank this Week: 3076

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Law Office of Dan Rogers

Covers news and law in the area of video games, digital law, privacy, and technology.

http://dlr-law.com/writings--pubs.html
Rank this Week: 3699

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jan 15

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Jan 14

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Nov 18

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way
    The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of…
Rank this Week: 1936

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: 4486

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: 2536

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers laws and litigation that regulate, challenge and in some cases immunize services offered by Internet websites, online subscription services. By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?
    We are hours away from the expiration of the most recent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  While earlier this year the House passed a bill making the relief permanent, we never heard anything from the Senate and the status quo…
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it.
Rank this Week: 4618

Online Liability Blog

Online Liability Blog

Covers lawsuits involving websites, ISPs, and other online services, especially those implicating 47 USC 230(c)(1). By Michael Erdman.

http://onlineliabilityblog.com
  • Dec 11

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?

    A reprieve for the Internet Tax Freedom Act?
    We are hours away from the expiration of the most recent extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act.  While earlier this year the House passed a bill making the relief permanent, we never heard anything from the Senate and the status quo…
  • Oct 24

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea

    Suing the Host: Probably a Bad Idea
    On August 4, 2010 the Eighth Circuit ruled in Johnson v. Elizabeth Arden dba ComplaintsBoard.com (No. 09-2601), an action involving the posting of allegedly defamatory statements on an internet discussion board. Plaintiffs Mr. and Mrs.…
  • Apr 13

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?

    Section 230 ICP Allegations: Plausible or Possible?
    At the very end of 2009, the Fourth Circuit ruled in Nemet Chevrolet v. Consumeraffairs.com.  Sadly, I’m just now getting around to blogging about it. Nemet takes issue with 20 allegedly defamatory posts that appeared on the…
Rank this Week: 4897