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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/
  • Nov 19

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern

    FTC’s focus on “patent trolls” not limited to competition concern
    The FTC sent a message to “patent trolls” earlier this month, though how well that message will resonate remains to be seen. On Nov. 6, the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection concluded its investigation into MPHJ Technology…
  • Nov 14

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number

    Breaking down new gTLDs by the number
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names continues to be sluggish in delegating new gTLDs this month, delegating no new gTLDs since our last post. But ICANN has made a dent this year in the 1,930 gTLD applications submitted,…
  • Nov 7

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?

    gTLD update: Are ICANN and the gTLD program suffering from jetlag?
    ICANN has given 34 gTLDs the green light to launch since our last gTLD update. Only 14 new gTLDs were launched in the month of October, and only 21 were delegated in total for the month of September. These numbers are strikingly low compared…
Rank this Week: 3485

Technically Legal

Technically Legal

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

http://www.technicallylegal.org/
  • 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…
  • Oct 14

    “Program Recognition Device” Triggers Means-Plus-Function Analysi

    “Program Recognition Device” Triggers Means-Plus-Function Analysi
    Patent laws in the US have long allowed inventors to claim their invention using “means-plus-function” language. But, for the last two-decades or so it has generally been a bad idea to do so. Means-plus-function language allows…
  • Oct 8

    Do You Believe In Magic?

    Do You Believe In Magic?
    Teller, of Penn & Teller, recently won a resounding victory in Federal District Court in Nevada. This case has stretched on for about two years, due mostly to the foreign defendant avoiding participation in the case, and representing…
Rank this Week: 4402

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/
Rank this Week: 3133

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Nov 18

    Privacy Monday (on Tuesday….) — November 17, 2014

    Privacy Monday (on Tuesday….) — November 17, 2014
    Sometimes the day just gets away from you ….. Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week: 1.  FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000 Apparently TRUSTe hasn’t…
  • Nov 14

    Corrective Action Earns Verizon End to FTC’s FiOS Router Investigation

    Corrective Action Earns Verizon End to FTC’s FiOS Router Investigation
    Corrective action taken by Verizon Communications to fix security issues with its FiOS and DSL routers resulted in the FTC closing its investigation to determine whether Verizon’s distribution of the routers was an unfair or deceptive…
  • Nov 13

    OCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencie

    OCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencie
    Written by Stephanie Willis   This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during…
Rank this Week: 2740

Carter Law Firm Blog

Carter Law Firm Blog

Covers intellectual property and social media. By Ruth Carter.

http://carterlawaz.com/blog/
  • Nov 18

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo

    Who to Ask for Permission to Use a Photo
    I had the pleasure of speaking at TechPhx over the weekend and fielding a lot of questions about how the law applies to blogging and podcasting, especially copyright, trademark, and privacy issues. The big take-home lesson surrounding…
  • Nov 13

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post

    Avoid Copyright Infringement in your Social Media Post
    The other day I smiled when I saw a friend put a post on Facebook that included a Creative Commons attribution. He was the person who taught me how important it is, just from the perspective of respect, to get permission before posting…
  • Nov 6

    Cyberbullying Statistics & American School

    Cyberbullying Statistics & American School
    Anyone who knows me knows that preventing cyberbullying is a topic I’m passionate about, especially since I experienced it myself. I wish I could make more people (of all ages) put down their phones and behave. I’ve already had to…
Rank this Week: 2560

The Undeniable Ruth

The Undeniable Ruth

Covers cyberbullying and flash mobs. By Ruth Carter.

http://www.undeniableruth.com/
  • Nov 18

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – What was Unpacked During Week 5

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – What was Unpacked During Week 5
    I am over a month into my variation of Ryan Nicodemus’(of The Minimalists) “packing party” and I have yet to go a day without unpacking something. On most days I unpack only a few items. I
  • Nov 17

    Marathon Training Week 9 Recap – Back in KT Tape

    Marathon Training Week 9 Recap – Back in KT Tape
    Since doing physical therapy for my shin splints and re-working my running form earlier this year, my pain is greatly reduced, but I’ve been plagued by post-tib pain in my left leg lately. So I’m back in KT Tape for the…
  • Nov 11

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – 4 Weeks into this Adventure

    Minimalism in 90 Days Update – 4 Weeks into this Adventure
    We’ve been doing our own version of Ryan Nicodemus’ “packing party” for just over a month....Ryan’s “party” ended after 21 days. I’m giving myself 90, though I’m starting to wonder how…
Rank this Week: 2562

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
Rank this Week: 2845

Internet For Lawyers

Internet For Lawyers

Covers free and low-cost investigative and background research resources on the Internet, as well as search engine search tips with a focus on Google and its features, functions and productivity tools.

http://www.netforlawyers.com/newsitems
Rank this Week: 3725

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Nov 15

    Britain Jails First Revenge Porn Perp

    Britain Jails First Revenge Porn Perp
    According to The Guardian, the UK has jailed its first revenge porn perpetrator.  Luke King, 21 has been jailed for posting revenge porn online.  He was given a 12-week sentence after pleading guilty to online harassment.It appears…
  • Oct 27

    California Highway Patrol Nude Photo Theft Scandal May Create Hundreds of Millions In Legal Liability

    California Highway Patrol Nude Photo Theft Scandal May Create Hundreds of Millions In Legal Liability
    The Contra Costa Times is reporting that a California Highway Patrol officer has been "accused of stealing nude photos from a DUI suspect's phone" and "that he and his fellow officers have been trading such images for years."  This…
  • Oct 17

    TV Show Scandal Sex Tape Episode and Sextortion

    TV Show Scandal Sex Tape Episode and Sextortion
    The TV show Scandal contains some of the elements needed for a successful television program:  sex, scandals, beautiful people, politics, power, etc....  According to Wikipedia, the plot centers around, "Olivia Pope (Kerry…
Rank this Week: 4253

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 15

    Of straws and haystack

    Of straws and haystack
    Much post-Snowden attention has been directed to GCHQ’s TEMPORA programme, authorised (so it is thought) by a rolling series of external interception warrants under section 8(4) of RIPA. (See foot of this post for an explanation of…
  • Nov 9

    A Catechism of Privacy

    A Catechism of Privacy
    Q. What is the State’s duty?A. To protect us.Q. How does the State protect us?A. Through watchfulness.Q. Whom does the State watch?A. All who present a threat.Q. Who watches the State?A. We do.Q. What may we see?A. That which the State,…
  • Oct 10

    Submissions to the Investigatory Powers Review

    Submissions to the Investigatory Powers Review
    David Anderson QC (@terrorwatchdog) is the UK's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He is tasked under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) with conducting a review of investigatory powers. This…
Rank this Week: 3446

High Tech Policy Blog

High Tech Policy Blog

From Cisco Systems.

http://blogs.cisco.com/gov
  • Nov 12

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rule

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on Open Internet Rule
    Cisco supports an open Internet and believes that the FCC should adopt balanced rules without imposing the draconian regulatory requirements [...]
  • Nov 11

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion

    Statement of Jeff Campbell on ITA Expansion
    “The agreement between the United States and China to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement represents a major [...]
  • Nov 10

    Time to reform ECPA

    Time to reform ECPA
    Recently, I wrote about the LEADS Act proposed by U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Christopher Coons (D-DE), [...]
Rank this Week: 2526

IP Law Chat

IP Law Chat

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

http://iplaw.hllaw.com/
  • Nov 12

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case

    Ninth Circuit Orders Rehearing En Banc in Garcia v. Google "Innocence of Muslims" Case
    It took awhile but today the Ninth Circuit ordered rehearing en banc of Garcia v. Google, the case involving an actress's claim of a copyright interest in her performance in the film "Innocence of Muslims" and her request for a preliminary…
  • Nov 6

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground

    Dispute Over Rights to "Zorro" Dismissed on Jurisdictional Ground
    A dispute over the rights to the nearly 100-year-old fictional character Zorro has been quietly dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by the Western District of Washington. According to the complaint, the Zorro character first appeared in 1919…
  • Nov 5

    Court Doesn't Like the "Flavor" of Pizzeria's Trademark Claim

    Court Doesn't Like the "Flavor" of Pizzeria's Trademark Claim
    New York Pizzeria, Inc. ("NYPI") sued a number of defendants alleging, among other things (check out the court's opinion for a discussion of the other claims), that the defendants had "'infringed and/or diluted NYPI's protected trademark…
Rank this Week: 2659

The IP Stone

The IP Stone

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

http://theipstone.com/
  • Nov 12

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?

    Oracle v Google: Are APIs Copyrightable?
    Last month, Google asked the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of an appeals court ruling that certain application program interfaces (APIs) are copyrightable.  Oracle’s response is due in December, and the US Government may weigh…
  • Jun 23

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.

    Software Patentability – The Supreme Court Speaks. Turn Down the Volume.
    On Thursday, June 19, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice v CLS Bank, a court case dealing with the patentability of software.  See our earlier post on the lower court rulings. What is Patentable? In the US, we…
  • Jun 15

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?

    Tesla Patent Pledge….Too Good to be True?
    By:  Mark Chadurjian On Thursday June 12, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Moters, posted a blog post that said “…Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”  …
Rank this Week: 2473

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 11

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

    0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00) Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press…
  • Oct 23

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

    0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30) Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's…
  • Oct 9

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

    0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014
    Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09) Segment 1 (04:30) Ryan Lortie asked about an offensive public…
Rank this Week: 2748

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Nov 10

    CASL – New Guidance on the Installation of Computer Program

    CASL – New Guidance on the Installation of Computer Program
    The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released new guidance on the provisions of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) dealing with the installation of computer programs. The installation of computer…
  • Oct 6

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier

    Dentons Welcomes Chantal Bernier
    Chantal Bernier, formerly of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, joins Dentons today. Ms Bernier was formerly the Interim Privacy Commissioner and, prior to that role, was the Assistant Privacy Commissioner. We are delighted…
  • Sep 15

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law

    Europe Not Yet Satisfied with Adequacy of Québec’s Privacy Law
    On June 4, 2014, the Article 29 Working Party (WP 29) issued a report to the European Commission (EC) regarding an application by the Province of Québec, Canada for status as a jurisdiction providing an adequate level of protection for…
Rank this Week: 3378

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Nov 10

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago

    Transferring a pre-owned vehicle in Trinidad and Tobago
    How does one go about transferring a pre-owned vehicle to another party in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Veneeta Ramsingh examined this issue for the Law Made Simple series for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic.…
  • Oct 31

    Legal Research Tips For Student

    Legal Research Tips For Student
    Know how to use paper and electronic resources. Get to know the law Librarian! The library staff are an invaluable resource in finding cases and learning on almost every topic. Identify various journals and digests which contain valuable…
  • Oct 31

    Human Rights Law Clinic off the ground

    Human Rights Law Clinic off the ground
    The Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic has begun for the 2014/2015 academic year. Sixteen students from various jurisdictions throughout the Caribbean are participating this year. The students have already been divided into…
Rank this Week: 2979

The Legal Pioneer

The Legal Pioneer

Covers law startups--that is, Law 2.0 type companies that integrate law and technology to change the way law is practiced. By Amy Wan.

http://thelegalpioneer.blogspot.com
  • Nov 9

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend

    Results of USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend
    Written by Adam LongFour teams pitched at the USC Legal Tech Startup Weekend on November 9, 2014LegalSync:an app that provides real-time tracking of filings with legal couriers en route to courtProbonopubli.coan online matchmaking…
  • Sep 3

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW

    Last Chance! Upvote the Legal Hackers panel for 2015 SXSW
    The 2015 SXSW panel picker vote is soon coming to an end! We'd appreciate if you could take a minute and upvote (click on the thumbs up on the left) of a SXSW panel calledLegal Hackers: A Global Movement to Reform the Law. We have…
  • Aug 6

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy

    Traklight: Automating IP Strategy
    Mary Juetten, Founder and CEO of Traklight.com, created Traklight while earning her JD at Arizona State University. Instead of taking the bar, she chose to work at another software startup while working on Traklight on the side…
Rank this Week: 3140

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Nov 7

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim

    No Intra-Corporate Immunity Against Defamation Claim
    Workplace defamation actions face a number of obstacles. The one that probably comes up the most is the issue of qualified privilege. Employees often claim that a manager or supervisor defamed them in the course of a termination or negative…
  • Oct 22

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander

    The Benefits of Apologizing for Libel or Slander
    Suppose you've spoken your mind about someone you don't like and have been accused of defamation. Should you apologize? If you intentionally defamed the character of another person out of ill will or spite, you're probably not going to want…
  • Sep 15

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee

    Fresenius Medical Care Sued for Allegedly Defamatory Statements of Employee
    As a business owner, you can't control everything your employees will do or say. What if one of them defames the character of another employee while on the job? Can the business be held responsible? If the employee uttered the defamatory…
Rank this Week: 2747

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

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

http://pitiptechblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law

    Federal Circuit Clarifies Limits of US Patent Law
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The United States patent laws have a territorial scope and prohibit individuals from making, using,…
  • Oct 8

    Copyright and the Selfie

    Copyright and the Selfie
    by Cara Disheroon, attorney at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Cara Disheroon on G+) In the ever transitioning world of copyright law, issues surrounding the selfie have recently taken center stage. The latest dispute…
  • Oct 7

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open

    DRI IP Litigation Community Open
    by: Robert Wagner, patent attorney at the Pittsburgh law firm of Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C. (Robert Wagner on G+) The contributors here on the Pit IP Tech Blog are proud to announce the formation of a new DRI…
Rank this Week: 4683

Legal Bytes

Legal Bytes

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

http://www.legalbytes.com
  • Nov 3

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care

    mHealth - The Future of Mobile Health Care
    Last month, I had the privilege of being invited to attend and make a presentation at an mHealth and the Law Workshop in Washington, D.C., convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and supported by a grant from the…
  • Sep 23

    Operation Full Disclosure - The FTC Targets Advertising

    Operation Full Disclosure - The FTC Targets Advertising
    Earlier today, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release indicating that after a review of many national television and print advertisements, warning letters have been sent to a number of companies – including some of the…
  • Aug 15

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?

    WOODSTOCK, The Legend at 45!! Need We Say More?
    45 years ago, on July 20, 1969 at precisely 10:56 p.m. EDT, American Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. Armstrong then stated, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Less than a…
Rank this Week: 2774

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/
  • 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…
  • Sep 30

    News Roundup - September 2014

    News Roundup - September 2014
    CJEU defines works of parody and rules that rights holders' interests must be considered
  • Aug 31

    News Roundup - August 2014

    News Roundup - August 2014
    Is posting football Vines copyright infringement?
Rank this Week: 4141

TechLawBlog

TechLawBlog

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

http://www.whdlaw.com/Blog.aspx
  • Oct 30

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register

    EPA Publishes Two Engine-related Items to Federal Register
    The U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) recently published two items in the Federal Register related to engine regulations. The first notice addresses mobile engines and provides some new minimum standards on maintenance, as well…
  • Jun 9

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship

    More Flexibility for Nonroad Diesel Engine Replacement and Technical Hardship
    Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier 4 emission standards rule, nonroad diesel equipment manufacturers are required to install engines that meet current emission standards in their equipment unless an exemption…
  • Sep 18

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?

    Is Your University’s Cloud Contract Compliant?
    Reviewing and negotiating an IT contract on behalf of a university can be a daunting task. It requires a firm grasp of both technical and legal jargon. In addition, it requires an awareness of the institution’s obligations to comply with…
Rank this Week: 4110

LexDigerati

LexDigerati

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

http://manishin.com/law
  • Oct 26

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-20-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-20-2014
  • Oct 19

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014

    Twitter Digest For Week of 10-13-2014
    Twitterstream from LexDigerati for week of 10-13-2014
  • Oct 16

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability

    K-Cups, Innovation and Interoperability
    Monopolists have no general duty to make their products work with those of competitors, but what about the situation where a dominant firm deliberately re-designs products to render them incompatible with others? That is the provocative…
Rank this Week: 3662

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
  • 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…
  • Oct 27

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It
    I previously wrote about the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in an action alleging unfair practices against Accusearch’s Abika.com (a website advertising access to and selling…
Rank this Week: 3944

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/
  • 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.
  • Oct 27

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It

    Tenth Circuit: No Section 230 Immunity for Website that “Developed” Confidential Information by Publishing It
    I previously wrote about the district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in an action alleging unfair practices against Accusearch’s Abika.com (a website advertising access to and selling personal…
Rank this Week: 3863

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Oct 23

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?

    What exactly does Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Look Like?
    As you probably read, the Texas Securities Board approved intrastate crowdfunding yesterday without limiting it to accredited investors.  You can read the rules here. For those wanting to issue equity through intrastate…
  • Oct 8

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate

    Former FTC Regional Director and Court of Appeals Justice Answers What To Do When the FTC Investigate
    We like to give you information that helps you stay off the radar of the Federal Trade Commission with posts like this, this, this, this, this and this.  But, what do you do if the FTC does investigate?  I asked newly-minted Gray…
  • Sep 30

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good

    Lawyers Fighting Over Domain Names Never Looks Good
    Law360 reported that two competing DUI defense lawyers are fighting over the domain name www.dontblow.com (article here, but subscription required).  Well-known DUI attorney Tyler Flood is the plaintiff.  He has been using the…
Rank this Week: 2565

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/
  • Oct 22

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition

    Morris James Leads Delaware Today “Top Lawyers” Edition with 25 Recognition
    Morris James LLP is pleased to congratulate the lawyers listed below, who were most recommended by their professional peers in a survey of Delaware attorneys conducted by Delaware Today magazine. Morris James received more…
  • Sep 16

    FRCP Amendments Approved

    FRCP Amendments Approved
    According to Bloomberg BNA, the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have been approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and have been forwarded to the Supreme Court for consideration.  Rule…
  • Jul 1

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation

    Laura G. Readinger Joins Morris James LLP as an Associate in Business Litigation
    June 25, 2014 Morris James LLP has announced that Laura G. Readinger has joined the Firm’s Wilmington office as an associate in its Business Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Readinger’s practice will focus on electronic discovery…
Rank this Week: 3690

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: 4844

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: 2330

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

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

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic. In fact, in the most recent Horizon Report, the flipped classroom was named one of the most important emerging trends in educational technology for higher education …”because of how…
  • Oct 13

    Flipping Civ Pro

    Flipping Civ Pro
    Flipping the Classroom is a popular topic and the subject of several posts on this blog: Flipping the learning paradigm with Adobe Presenter Using Twen to flip the classroom Flipped learning Twen multimedia options help professors flip the…
  • Aug 29

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech

    Top Ten Things Law Professors Can Do This Year to Learn About EdTech
    Originally posted on Best Practices for Legal Education:Let’s face it, the role that technology can play in the practice of law is becoming more evident – with predictive coding, eDiscovery, and companies like LexMachina that use…
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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
  • Oct 9

    Editing TOA codes in Word

    Editing TOA codes in Word
    Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work part-time as a contract trainer / template designer.  One…
  • Jul 15

    Word: Prevent table column from changing width as you type

    Word: Prevent table column from changing width as you type
    Have you ever typed some text in a table cell in Word 2010 or Word 2013, only to have the current column automatically become wider as you type — bumping over any columns to the right? If so, there’s an easy fix. It’s pretty…
  • Mar 29

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip

    Word 2010 Templates: Quick Tip
    When creating a template in Word 2010, it’s best not to base heading styles on other heading styles.  First, it’s not necessary to do so, but more importantly, if you base Heading 4 on Heading 3 (for example), whenever you…
Rank this Week: 4241

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Oct 6

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?

    Are Singapore’s Monetary Authority’s proposed outsourcing rules clear enough?
    The Monetary Authority of Singapore  (“MAS“) is consulting on a new notice and guidelines on outsourcing. Having already commented on its positive message for cloud services, this post addresses the…
  • Sep 19

    MAS Embraces Cloud: A Silver Lining

    MAS Embraces Cloud: A Silver Lining
    There should be relief at the moment felt by financial institutions and cloud service providers alike, following the release of the MAS’s consultation on the proposed new outsourcing notice and updated guidelines as mentioned in…
  • Sep 9

    Responsible investment in Myanmar

    Responsible investment in Myanmar
    Myanmar is a country with tremendous opportunities, but also tremendous risks. I was fortunate enough to host and chair a seminar in Singapore yesterday on responsible investment into Myanmar. Introduction by Rt. Hon Hugo Swire MP…
Rank this Week: 4957

Israel Technology Law Blog

Israel Technology Law Blog

Focuses on technology law and policy in Israel, and provide practical information on important developments in these areas.

http://israeltechnologylaw.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 1

    Search Engine Liability

    Search Engine Liability
    Savir v. Bar-Noy raises interesting questions of search engine liability, and is the first case in Israel that responds (judicially speaking) to the recent decision of the European Court of Justice regarding the “right to be…
  • Sep 30

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law

    Targeted Advertising and Spam Law
    Google “Remarketing” is a service that allows Internet advertisers to show advertisements to users that have previously visited their website. In this interesting case, the plaintiffs asserted that this “Remarketing”…
  • Aug 27

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment

    Interpretation of Copyright Assignment
    Central Beverage Manufacturing Company, Ltd. v. Walla[1] is a case where the Supreme Court, in interpreting a copyright assignment, gave central importance to the language of the agreement. This has not always been the interpretative…
Rank this Week: 3014

Binary Law

Binary Law

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

http://www.binarylaw.co.uk
  • Oct 1

    Big Internet? No thank

    Big Internet? No thank
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch September 2014. The early adopters have been getting restless lately. I’m with them. This is not what we signed up for. Alan Jacobs, writing for The New Atlantis, predicts The End of Big Twitter. Twitter…
  • Aug 7

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street

    Dot rollout – hundreds of new domains hit the street
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch July/August 2014. It's sobering to reflect that 20 years ago most businesses, even big businesses, didn't know the first thing about the nascent internet. McDonalds had not yet even registered McDonalds.com.…
  • Jul 1

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story

    Reinventing law – the Twitter story
    Reblogged from Legal Web Watch June 2014. Reinvent Law London 2014, a conference featuring presentations on “law + technology + innovation + entrepreneurship” was held on 20 June 2014 at the University of Westminster Law School in…
Rank this Week: 2792

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 25

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II

    Advertising on Chicago Architecture, Round II
    There is continuing hubbub about the Trump towers sign in Chicago. As Emily Badger explains on Wonk Blog today, a lot of outspoken folks seems to hate it: When the sign first took shape, one letter at a time over the course of several…
  • Sep 24

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!

    Help Chicago Zoo Track Animals!
    Here’s a bit of city/data news, from CityLab, that you (and I) can actually help with. The Urban Wildlife Institute at the Lincoln Park Zoo has created an interactive website, Chicago Wildlife Watch, “to…
  • Sep 23

    Chicago’s Leadership Role in Suburban America

    Chicago’s Leadership Role in Suburban America
    I just started what is so far an excellent book by Elaine Lewinnek,  an associate professor of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. The book is called “The Working Man’s Reward,” and I wanted to…
Rank this Week: 2621

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 3361

Taxing Tech

Taxing Tech

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

http://www.taxingtech.com/
  • Sep 10

    Tax Tech Byte

    Tax Tech Byte
    Minnesota exempts webinars from sales and use tax Recently, Minnesota revised Tax Fact Sheet 177, announcing that webinars are tax exempt from sales tax starting July 1, 2014. In order to qualify for exemption, webinars must meet the…
  • Sep 3

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina

    Clear Skies for Cloud Tax in South Carolina
    Recently, The South Carolina Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued Private Letter Ruling 14-2 which found that cloud computing and storage services are not subject to South Carolina’s tax on communication services. A…
  • Aug 15

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax

    Idaho: Back-and-Forth on Software Tax
    Recently, the Idaho legislatures convened for a draft rule meeting to discuss the recently enacted HB598 (“Rule 027”). The goal of the meeting was to provide guidance and interpretation to assist taxpayers in complying with Rule…
Rank this Week: 2662

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 1

    The Evolution of Law Firm Website

    The Evolution of Law Firm Website
    Let's compare your life and your law practice 23 years ago to where you are today. Has anything changed? I bet a ton has changed. Maybe you bought a new house, left your old firm and went out on your own, how about a new child or new law…
  • Jun 18

    Behind the Scenes of a Trial Video

    Behind the Scenes of a Trial Video
    “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” The familiar and famous Shakespeare play “Romeo and Juliet,” about two young lovers that ends in tragedy was created and written with great thought and an outline, or what we call in the…
Rank this Week: 4939

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/
Rank this Week: 2451

Law and Software

Law and Software

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

http://www.lawandsoftware.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    DACA – work makes you free

    DACA – work makes you free
    Another day spent with kids doing their DACA renewals, and some just starting out on this road. DACA may be the best there is but it is not good. The kids have to sit at the back of the bus. They are separate but equal. Just without any…
  • Mar 24

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox

    Filling XFA PDF Forms using PDFBox
    This is an initial post about mods to PDFBox to allow XFA form filling on modern AES encrypted PDF forms, so that they still load into Acrobat Reader, and do not get the dreaded message informing you that the document has been modified and…
  • Dec 28

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website

    calability, the surge, and the obamacare website
    Two things surprised me about the obamacare websites. The first was that (at least for Covered California) the errors thrown by an overloaded system on the last evening for enrollment were java exceptions. The second was the proud claim that…
Rank this Week: 3272

Nathan Roach

Nathan Roach

Covers technology, intellectual property, and business law.

http://www.nathanroach.com/
  • Aug 26

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014

    Texas Investment Crowdfunding Due August 2014
    After lots of advocacy, and a few false starts, investment crowdfunding is coming to Texas. Regardless of what happens with JOBS Act Title III crowdfunding, Texas is poised to be the first state to begin equity crowdfunding en masse. Because…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
  • Aug 8

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork

    Forming a Non-Profit Just Got Easier - IRS Form 1023 EZ reduces charity paperwork
    New Form 1023-EZ expedites forming 501(c)3 charities Creating a non-profit organization takes work. You have to raise funds, organize a board of directors, and conduct the actual charitable work. So, when many organizers learn that the…
Rank this Week: 4823

The Business Technology Law Blog

The Business Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.bradleygross.com/
  • Aug 24

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.

    We All Own the Monkey's Selfie.
    A macaque monkey in Indonesia steals a photographer’s camera and then snaps a few selfies.  Really, that happened. (See picture left). (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Sometime later, the photographer recovers his camera, publishes…
  • Jun 24

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer

    Why The Washington Redskin's Trademark Was Cancelled: A Primer
    Over the past few days I've received many emails and texts asking me whether I thought the USPTO's cancellation of the Washington Redskin's federal trademark was correct.  The answer is an easy, and obvious, yes--and it has nothing to do…
  • Jun 9

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....

    Glad to Have Had MSPmentor in the House....
    Thanks to Dan Kobialka at MSPmentor for the online review....Check out his article here.For those of you not in attendance at Automation Nation 2014, here's a little of what you missed (and what Dan saw).  Want to learn more?…
Rank this Week: 4178

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Dallas Law Practice Blog

Covers the practice of law in Texas. By Henry Hunter.

http://www.dallaslex.com
  • Aug 21

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished

    Student says Bless You, Gets Punished
    Why do I practice School Law? Because we live in a topsy turvey world where a school would suspend a student for saying, “bless you” after another student sneezed! Common courtesy, that’s good manners, gets you punished!…
  • Jun 30

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby holding that a closely held private company cannot be compelled to provide health insurance benefits that violate the religious beliefs of the owners. Hobby Lobby had objected to the requirement in…
  • Jun 23

    Ritchie v. Rupe

    Ritchie v. Rupe
    In a minority shareholder dispute with a closely held corporation, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the trial and appellate courts decisions for the Plaintiff.  At trial, the jury found in favor of the Plaintiff who had alleged…
Rank this Week: 3247

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

BioLaw: Law and the Life Sciences

By Jim Chen, Kristi L. Bowman, Rebecca M. Bratspies, Holly D. Doremus, Peter H. Huang, Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Andrew Long, Barbara A. Noah, Jordan Paradise, J.B. Ruhl, Andrew W. Torrance, and Katherine Van Tassel.

http://biolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law

    Call for papers: Ebola and the law
    Call for papers Ebola and the Law Biolaw section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)Washington, D.C.Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The 2014 west African outbreak of the Ebola virus is the most severe epidemic…
  • Mar 1

    Reel Bio-Horror

    Reel Bio-Horror
    Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech very kindly put her new book, Reel Bio-Horror: The Things That Keep Us Up at Night, on the Biolaw bookshelf. The book has its own website and a Facebook fan page. It covers the genre of biohorror and…
  • Oct 9

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013

    PLI's EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013
    The Practising Law Institute has very kindly provided Biolaw a copy of its EPA Compliance and Enforcement Answer Book for 2013. Edited by by Adam Sowatzka and Richard E. Glaze, Jr., this volume reviews the full array of laws enforced by the…
Rank this Week: 2518

eLawyering Blog

eLawyering Blog

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

http://www.elawyeringredux.com/
  • Aug 11

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change

    Update on North Carolina Bar’s Resistance to Change
    In a previous post, I discussed the North Carolina’s Bar fight against an amendment to the definition of the practice of law that stated: “(b) The phrase “practice law” does not encompass any of the…
  • Jul 7

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System

    North Carolina Lawyers Oppose Access to the Legal System
     A bill was introduced in the North Carolina legislature that would narrow the definition of the “practice of law” to exclude sell-help legal materials, including books, software, and legal information. [ See House Bill 663…
  • Jun 3

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem

    vLawyer and William McNeil have a Credibility Problem
    In a widely distributed press release to announce his coaching service in virtual lawyering, Attorney and co-founder of vLawyer Consulting, William McNeil makes this statement: vLawyer defines a virtual law practice as a blending of a…
Rank this Week: 4779