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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 25

    Save the Day

    Save the Day
    The PAC has a video: Warning: contains swearing, discussions of nudity, and lots of meta-snark.
  • Sep 23

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre

    Debate Hors D’oeuvre
    A Clinton ad to put us in the mood for what will undoubtedly be an edifying debate on Monday night.
  • Sep 21

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)

    Jill Stein is Not the Answer (Especially in Florida!)
    Commentator “How” (I still have commentators?)  may or may not be a Republican plant.  I prefer to assume he or she is not, and thus thought I would write a reply to this recent contribution “How” writes,…
Rank this Week: 18

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 26

    Library 2.0: The effectiveness of social media as a marketing tool for libraries in educational institution

    Library 2.0: The effectiveness of social media as a marketing tool for libraries in educational institution
    Library 2.0: The effectiveness of social media as a marketing tool for libraries in educational institutions. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. Published online before print September 22, 2016, doi:…
  • Sep 26

    Looking Ahead: October Term 2016

    Looking Ahead: October Term 2016
    Reynolds, Glenn Harlan, Looking Ahead: October Term 2016 (September 13, 2016). 2016 Cato Supreme Court Review 313 (2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2838343 “This essay looks at leading cases set for…
  • Sep 26

    Paper – Discrimination is a Comparative Injustice: A Reply to Hellman

    Paper – Discrimination is a Comparative Injustice: A Reply to Hellman
    Simons, Kenneth W., Discrimination is a Comparative Injustice: A Reply to Hellman (September 26, 2016). Virginia Law Review Online, Vol. 102, July 2016, pp. 85-100; UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-48. Available for download at…
Rank this Week: 37

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 43

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 67

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 26

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?

    What’s Buffett’s Secret to Great Writing?
    We all write more than ever today, but do we communicate well?  As one group, corporate directors, pondered how to communicate effectively to shareholders, they  turned to the gold standard.  They wondered, what most…
  • Sep 26

    The Time for a Presidential Veto

    The Time for a Presidential Veto
    I just finished reading Samuel I Rosenman’s book Working With Roosevelt, which is the biography of FDR’s principal speechwriter during his years as Governor and for much of his presidency. In that book, I came across this…
  • Sep 23

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre

    Health Law Retreat Call for Works-in-Progre
    Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy is pleased to announce the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, which will be held on February 10, 2017, at Seton Hall Law School in…
Rank this Week: 97

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 26

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder

    The Escort Service, the Text Messages and First-Degree Murder
    This post examines an opinion from the District Court of Appeals of Florida -- Fourth District:  Ho v. State, 2016 WL 4916840 (2016).  [a]ppellant Jimmy Ho was convicted of kidnapping and first degree murder with a firearm…
  • Sep 23

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation

    “Moose,” Defamation and the Statute of Limitation
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Superior Courtof New Jersey – Appellate Division: Roberts v. Mintz, 2016 WL 3981128 (2016) (per curiam). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[p]laintiffs Donna Roberts and Dawn…
  • Sep 21

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot

    The Cell Phone, Second-Degree Robbery and the Mugshot
    This post examines a decision from the California Court of Appeals – Second District: People v. Estrada, 2016 WL 4729515 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that Jose Raul Estradaappeals from a judgment entered after he pleaded…
Rank this Week: 98

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 103

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Sep 20

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell

    MLB Manager-Of-The-Year Predictions #FireFarrell
    MLB lacks good stats on managers.  The best we have is XWL (expected wins-loss), which compares what each team’s win-loss record should be, based on runs scored, to its actual record.  A good manager exceeds XWL, a poor…
  • Sep 17

    17 Seconds #28

    17 Seconds #28
    The upside and downside of intellectual property. Yahoo!, once a leading tech company valued at $125 billion, was acquired by Verizon for $4.8 billion. The media’s coverage of the deal was not kind: * Verizon to End Yahoo Survival Fight…
  • Sep 12

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell

    Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell
    Controversial manager leaves a mixed legacy. [This article, written 09/12/16, is a parody. But it is also a prediction. No manager lasts forever. Farrell will eventually get fired. And when he does, the Red Sox front office will release a…
Rank this Week: 222

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

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

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 215

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 184

Video Game Law Blog

Video Game Law Blog

Covers current Issues in video game law. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/Video-Game-Law
  • Mar 28

    WOW!

    WOW!
    A court in Berlin has ruled that some provisions of the World of Warcraft Terms of Use violate German consumer protection laws and are void. [More…]
  • Feb 26

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced

    Ontario Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Recipients Announced
    Recently, Ontario announced the first recipients of the Youth Investment Accelerator Fund Program (the “Program”). The Program, which mirrors the Investment Accelerator Fund, was launched in 2013 by the Province of Ontario with…
  • Feb 14

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship

    Federal Budget 2014: Canada Invests an Additional $40 Million in Entrepreneurship
    On Tuesday February 11, 2014, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty presented the Canadian federal budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. The budget proposes to provide an additional $40 million over four years to the Canada Accelerator and Incubator…
Rank this Week: 207

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 192

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 27

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka

    Drone Journalism in Sri Lanka
    Over August and September this year, I conducted Sri Lanka’s first workshops on the ethical, legal use of drones or UAVs in journalism. The workshop was heavily anchored to the ethics around the use of drones, the detailed regulations…
  • Sep 26

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation

    ICCM 2016, Manila, Philippines: Video message from ICT4Peace Foundation
    The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world’s best…
  • Aug 28

    Remembering is resisting

    Remembering is resisting
    I gave a short talk on the politics of digital memorialisation through personal archives at Colomboscope 2016 on a panel titled ‘Rendering Realities’, moderated by Subha Wijesiriwardena. The festival’s description of my…
Rank this Week: 350

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/
  • Sep 26

    Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy?

    Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy?
    When the company Snap (formerly known as Snapchat) was created it touted itself as an alternative to Facebook. Snap promised users that their messages would [...] The post Will Snap Spectacles Destroy Your Reputation and Privacy? appeared…
  • Sep 15

    Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation?

    Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation?
    The last couple of years have demonstrated that anyone who has a digital account can become a hacking victim.  If someone targets you and they [...] The post Will Colin Powell’s Hacked Emails Effect His Reputation? appeared first…
  • Sep 15

    Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook

    Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook
    Parents may be sued for posting their kids photos on Facebook.  This is not some kind of hoax floating around on Facebook it has already [...] The post Parents May Be Sued For Posting Their Kids Photos On Facebook appeared first on Shear…
Rank this Week: 296

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

Review and analysis of cybersquatter cases decided under the Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy. By Gerald M. Levine.

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Sep 26

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim

    Filing Cybersquatting Complaints With No Actionable Claim
    I noted in last week’s essay three kinds of cybersquatting complaints typically filed under ICANN’S Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). The third (utterly meritless) kind are also filed in federal court under the…
  • Sep 19

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome

    Three Kinds of UDRP Disputes and Their Outcome
    There are three kinds of udrp disputes, those that are out-and-out cybersquatting, those that are truly contested, and those that are flat-out overreaching by trademark owners. In the first group are the plain vanilla disputes; sometimes…
  • Sep 12

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact

    Getting it Right the First Time; Second Chance With New Fact
    UDRP complainants are expected to get it right the first time, and if they don’t there’s a narrow window for a second filing. Evidence previously available but overlooked will not support a new complaint, although this does not…
Rank this Week: 268

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Sep 22

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!

    The Pennsylvania Constitution turns 240!
    September 28 marks the 240th anniversary of the original Pennsylvania Constitution. According to the Pennsylvania Manual, in June of 1776, extralegal committees fed up with the Provincial Assembly that ruled Pennsylvania at that time called a…
  • Sep 15

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania

    Jenkins on Your Desktop: Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania
    Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania  is a newly published treatise on the Dragonetti Act from Law Journal Press (LJP).  Jenkins owns a a print copy which circulates to members. This title is also…
  • Sep 13

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title

    New to HeinOnline: University of North Carolina Press Law-Related Title
    HeinOnline has partnered with University of North Carolina Press and over 100 law-related UNC Press titles are now available on HeinOnline. These books can be found in the UNC Press Law Publications collection. Titles include: If That Ever…
Rank this Week: 357

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/
  • Sep 21

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound

    Six Years Later, NLRB’s Social Media Guidelines Still Confound
    Six years ago, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) became one of the first governmental agencies to regulate social media use in the workplace.  In 2010 and 2011, the NLRB issued a series of guidance memos and decisions sketching…
  • Jul 11

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement

    Clicking Your Way to Enforceability – Court Enforces “Clickwrap” Non-Compete Agreement
    You’ve heard the buzz about Pokemon GO and decide to give it a try.  After installing the game on your phone and moving past the initial splash screen, you’re presented with the game’s Terms of Service, which you may…
  • May 21

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft

    Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Employers New Options to Combat Trade Secrets Theft
    Whether it’s the secret recipe for your gourmet cupcakes or a unique process for manufacturing your best-selling product, trade secrets are valuable company assets.  When an employee leaves, there’s a risk they will take your…
Rank this Week: 327

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Sep 20

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?

    Which voting machines can be hacked through the Internet?
    Over 9000 jurisdictions (counties and states) in the U.S. run elections with a variety of voting machines: optical scanners for paper ballots, and direct-recording “touchscreen” machines.  Which ones of them can be hacked to…
  • Sep 15

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved

    Bitcoin’s history deserves to be better preserved
    Much of Bitcoin’s development has happened in the open in a transparent manner through the mailing list and the bitcoin-dev IRC channel. The third-party website BitcoinStats maintains logs of the bitcoin-dev IRC chats. [1] This resource…
  • Sep 14

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline

    All the News That’s Fit to Change: Insights into a corpus of 2.5 million news headline
    [Thanks to Joel Reidenberg for encouraging this deeper dive into news headlines!] There is no guarantee that a news headline you see online today will not change tomorrow, or even in the next hour, or will even be the same headlines your…
Rank this Week: 368

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • Aug 29

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law

    Brett Trout selected for The Best Lawyers® 2017 in both Patent Law and Information Technology Law
    Brett J. Trout has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Information Technology Law and Patent Law. The Best Lawyers in America® publication is the oldest…
  • Mar 21

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage

    Supreme Court Takes On Design Patent Damage
    Apple v. Samsung Apple applied for and received two design patents covering design elements on the front face of the Apple iPhone. Apple then successfully sued Samsung for infringement of these design patents. The jury awarded Apple damages…
  • Sep 23

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain

    Not So Fast – “Happy Birthday To You” May Not Be in the Public Domain
    The World’s Most popular Song You all know the tune, so why do you rarely hear the song Happy Birthday To You in movies and on television? The reason is that from 1988 until yesterday Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. had been demanding…
Rank this Week: 377

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

William Carleton, Counselor @ Law

Covers legal and investment issues facing emerging tech companies.

http://www.wac6.com/wac6/
  • Mar 16

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

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

    A Gift from Congress to Angel

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

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)

    Looking for Mr. 506(c)
    "On a relative basis, issuances claiming the new Rule 506(c) exemption have accounted for only 2.1% of the reported capital raised pursuant to Rule 506 since becoming effective in September 2014." So reads a key finding of a report,…
Rank this Week: 347

Easy Soft Blog

Easy Soft Blog

Covers practice management issues such as law office billing and accounting, IOLTA bookkeeping, family law, and 2010 RESPA Rules.

http://www.easysoft-usa.com/blog/
  • Jan 13

    January is a divorce month – can you handle the increase of family law cases?

    January is a divorce month – can you handle the increase of family law cases?
    In recent years, January has become known as a “Divorce Month.” Research shows that the number of divorces increase by one third in January and continue to rise and peak in March. Many people begin researching divorce options and…
  • Dec 9

    Is panic over TRID rule justified?

    Is panic over TRID rule justified?
    Depending on what one reads and believes regarding the implementation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rule in October, the rule is either no big deal or a really big deal. When the…
  • Nov 17

    Streamlining Your Family Law Practice

    Streamlining Your Family Law Practice
    In today’s hectic and chaotic world, saving time and money is extremely important, especially for solo and small family law firms. Using multiple systems and manual processes and calculations can cause costly errors and take longer than…
Rank this Week: 294

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Sep 27

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick

    Does the FTC Get a Free Pass From Section 230?–FTC v. LeadClick
    I’ve often joked that the FTC and state AGs choose to live in a fantasy world where Section 230 doesn’t exist. But a new ruling from the Second Circuit has turned my joke on its ear, suggesting that my underlying...
  • Sep 25

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot

    Court Dumps Crappy Trademark & Keyword Ad Case–ONEPul v. BagSpot
    It’s a highlight of my day to read an opinion that starts out: the litigants “are competitors in the dog waste disposal industry.” Blogging can be a crappy gig, but someone’s gotta do it. The litigants have competing…
  • Sep 16

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L

    Trademark Law Can’t Stop Competitor’s Employee Recruitment Efforts–XPO v. R+L
    Con-way and R+L compete in the freight business. XPO bought Con-way, and the acquisition sparked apparently non-speculative concerns that some Con-way employees would be laid off (which layoffs did indeed ensue, e.g., 1, 2). Before any…
Rank this Week: 797

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Sep 27

    FBI vs. The Dark Web

    FBI vs. The Dark Web
    The Fourth Amendment guarantees a right to privacy… or so we all thought.  In the recent string of Playpen cases pending now across the United States, this issue has arisen after the discovery of thousands of users of the child…
  • Sep 27

    NHTSA Policies for Autonomous Vehicles Provide a Crucial First Step in the Widespread Adoption of Driverless Car

    NHTSA Policies for Autonomous Vehicles Provide a Crucial First Step in the Widespread Adoption of Driverless Car
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced this past week a policy framework that will guide the development of future federal autonomous or driverless automobiles. The policy is being released as agency guidance as…
  • Sep 26

    Wearable Tech: Dream or Nightmare?

    Wearable Tech: Dream or Nightmare?
    With a majority of Americans not performing enough aerobic exercise, there has been a recent push for better physical fitness. Enter: wearable technology. The trend has taken over the market: Google is spending money on tech glasses, Apple…
Rank this Week: 641

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 992

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Sep 24

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim

    Federal Circuit Reminder that “Comprising” is Open-Ended in Patent Claim
    Construing patent a patent claim whose preamble recited an “electrical power distribution plugstrip comprising in combination” a variety of elements listed in the body of the claim, the Federal Circuit overturned a finding of…
  • Sep 18

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?

    What Is a Party’s Burden in Seeking a Determination of Patent-Ineligibility?
    A court denied a patent infringement defendant’s motion to dismiss under FRCP 12(b)(6); the defendant, alleging that four patents were invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 for failing to recite patent-eligible matter, failed in its…
  • Sep 15

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment

    Patent Claims to Cellular Network Messaging Survive Summary Judgment
    Case:  Comcast Cable Communications, LLC et al. v. Sprint Communications Company L.P., No. 12-859 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 24, 2016). Result: Summary judgment of patent-ineligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 denied (in the course of deciding a…
Rank this Week: 913

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

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

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 23

    No Bull

    No Bull
    If you happened to catch the premiere episode of "Bull” this past Tuesday night on CBS, you may have an opinion and understanding of modern jury consulting. Then again, you might have a somewhat inaccurate perception of what can…
  • Sep 15

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley

    Trial Technology in Silicon Valley
    In preparing recently for a Silicon Valley trial, I had an opportunity to check out our courtroom. Well, I should say, I made an opportunity, as we typically want to know of any potential “surprises” before they become…
  • Aug 5

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker

    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit Sticker
    Trial Tech Tips - Electronic Exhibit StickersSince most courts prefer to have parties pre-mark their trial exhibits these days, we typically create a PDF set of trial exhibits with electronic stickers on the first page. These can easily be…
Rank this Week: 637

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    austrian teen sues parents to get them to remove their childhood pix of her on facebook; claims breach of privacy. https://t.co/y4pUF5tLNh 2016-09-16 tesla sues oil co. exec for ham-fisted attempt at phishing (using elontesla@yahoo.com, no…
  • Sep 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researcher found effective way to treat viral infections 15 years ago, but can't get funding. fascinating. https://t.co/eIWBol32LL 2016-09-12 a loud sound takes out a bank's data centre. https://t.co/XTf4hG0jGM 2016-09-13 why neural nets…
  • Sep 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researcher found effective way to treat viral infections 15 years ago, but can't get funding. fascinating. https://t.co/eIWBol32LL 2016-09-12 a loud sound takes out a bank's data centre. https://t.co/XTf4hG0jGM 2016-09-13 why neural nets…
Rank this Week: 588

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Sep 22

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR

    Q&A with Hogan Lovells on Security in the EU GDPR
    Earlier this week, Bret Cohen and Sian Rudgard from the Hogan Lovells Privacy & Cybersecurity practice were interviewed as follows by Varonis' The Inside Out Security Blog about data security requirements in the EU General Data Protection…
  • Sep 16

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution

    New York State Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation for Financial Services Institution
    On September 12, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo broke new ground in proposing a state-level regulation that would require banks, insurance companies, and other financial services entities regulated by the New York Department of Financial…
  • Sep 15

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In

    Russian Data Localization Update: A Year In
    It has been a year since Russia’s data localization requirement came into force in September 2015, requiring companies to store within Russia databases containing personal data they collect from Russian citizens. Exactly one year later,…
Rank this Week: 972

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Sep 19

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance

    US Department of Transportation's Automated Driving Guidance
    With today's announcement, the US Department of Transportation is enthusiastically embracing automated driving -- It's saying that self-driving vehicles are coming in some form (or many forms) and that the agency can play a role not only in…
  • Sep 9

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

    Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review
    On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the…
  • Sep 6

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill

    Michigan's Automated Driving Bill
    Michigan's Senate will soon consider, and I'm told will likely pass, several bills related to automated driving. SB 995, 996, 997, and 998 are now out of committee, and SB 927 and 928 are not far behind. These bills seem to be a mixed bag.…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Sep 15

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.

    Software Patent Update: Why McRO matters.
    We posted Tuesday about the McRO case, and here is some more commentary for consideration, which we posted on our firm's web site, too. One very notable point is that different from prior Federal Circuit decisions since Alice, here the claims…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
  • Sep 13

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal

    Case Update: McRo Inc. v. Namco Bandai et al. - Reversed on Appeal
    MCRO, INC. v. BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA INC., at al.United States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitCases 2015-1080, -1081, -1082, -1083, -1084, -1085, -1086, -1087, -1088, -1089, -1090, -1092, -1093, -1094, -1095, -1096, -1097,…
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Virginia Defamation Law Blog

Virginia Defamation Law Blog

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

http://www.virginiadefamationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 14

    Defamation By Video Manipulation: the Couric Case

    Defamation By Video Manipulation: the Couric Case
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They also say the camera doesn’t lie. Remember, though, that photographs and videos can be altered in a variety of different ways, and when the alteration conveys a false and defamatory…
  • Sep 13

    Rolling Stone Article Sufficiently “Of and Concerning” Phi Kappa Psi to Survive Dismissal

    Rolling Stone Article Sufficiently “Of and Concerning” Phi Kappa Psi to Survive Dismissal
    When U.S. News asked me last year to comment on Phi Kappa Psi’s plans for a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone, I responded that one of the first obstacles the fraternity would have to overcome would be to persuade the court that…
  • Jul 26

    No Personal Jurisdiction in Virginia Without Purposeful Targeting of Virginia Reader

    No Personal Jurisdiction in Virginia Without Purposeful Targeting of Virginia Reader
    Just last week I wrote about a Virginia state-court case that dealt with the issue of whether sending electronic data through a Virginia server (which often happens when defamation is posted online) could satisfy the “minimum…
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Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?

    Svensson and GS Media - Free to link or link at your risk?
    This is a revised edition of my February 2014 post, which was published immediately after the CJEU's Svensson decision on copyright and linking.  This new version weaves in the 8 September 2016 judgment of…
  • Sep 7

    A trim for bulk powers?

    A trim for bulk powers?
    David Anderson Q.C.’s Bulk Powers Review made only one formal recommendation (a Technical Advisory Panel to assist the proposed Investigatory Powers Commission). However the report drops a tantalising hint of the debate that might have…
  • Aug 11

    How secondary data got its name

    How secondary data got its name
    We are transported back in time to early 2016. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill has been through its pre-legislative Parliamentary scrutiny. Somewhere in Whitehall a committee is discussing drafting changes.- “Next item…
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Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

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

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Sep 13

    Lawful Access (2016): There, I fixed it for you.

    Lawful Access (2016): There, I fixed it for you.
    In December 2013, I posted "Lawful Access: There, I fixed it for you.". I didn't think I'd need to link to it again so soon, but in light of the Government of Canada's recent Green Paper on national security, lawful access is back in the…
  • Sep 10

    Ontario court awards damages for family member's disclosure of mental health information

    Ontario court awards damages for family member's disclosure of mental health information
    The Ontario Small Claims Court, in Halley v McCann, 2016 CanLII 58945 (ON SCSM), has recently awarded a plaintiff $9,000 in damages for breach of privacy. The case arose because the defendant disclosed the fact that the plaintiff had admitted…
  • Apr 28

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

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

New Media & Technology Law Blog

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

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
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Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 5

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

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

    Uber for the Skies Gets Shot Down by Federal Regulator

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

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

    Rated T for Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Imagery on Movie Rating
    By Alex Bullock Whether you should smoke or not is a personal choice. However, whether smoking is good or bad for your health is not really a matter of opinion (spoiler, it’s bad for you). Smoking is certainly not a habit that we,…
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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
  • Jul 30

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

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

    Using – and clearing – jump lists in Windows 10

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

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

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

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Small Towns Join Forces to Bridge the Digital Divide

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

    The Future of the Internet Hangs in the Balance

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

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality

    The Women Who Won Net Neutrality
    Sept. 22, 2015–Marvin Ammori, for Slate Magazine, highlights the women who fought for and won net neutrality. Susan Crawford is commended for her leadership in the public debate. 
Rank this Week: 600

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

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

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

    5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

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

    Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

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

A Copyfighter's Musings

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

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

    Takedown

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

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

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

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com

    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com
    noimnotgoingtolawschool.com https://plus.google.com/u/0/107734895193166429976/posts/TsrKbF2BvP1            
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

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

    Coming Soon

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

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 482

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…
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Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Apr 29

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2015 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

    Daily Twitter Link
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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: 579

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
  • Jun 20

    All Good Thing

    All Good Thing
    For the past two years, IT-Lex has been honored to adva […] The post All Good Things appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 13

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!

    Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service!
    In Florida’s first appellate court case parsing t […] The post Florida’s First Email Service Case – Strict Liability Service! appeared first on IT-Lex.
  • Jun 6

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It

    House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It
    By IT-Lex Intern Amber Williams (LinkedIn) The House of […] The post House Passes USA Freedom Act, But Nobody’s Very Happy With It appeared first on IT-Lex.
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