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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jun 21

    :@WilliamBaude: Stare Decisis and Judge-Made Law

    :@WilliamBaude: Stare Decisis and Judge-Made Law
    One of this morning's more consequential Supreme Court decisions was South Dakota v. Wayfair, where the Supreme Court overruled its 51-year-old and 26-year-old decisions in Bellas Hess and Quill to hold that states may require out-of-state…
  • Jun 21

    [Orin Kerr] "Google Translate" and the Law of Consent Searche

    [Orin Kerr] "Google Translate" and the Law of Consent Searche
    Here's an interesting question I've started to see in Fourth Amendment cases: If an officer asks for consent to search from a non-English speaker, using Google Translate to ask for consent in the person's own language, is the resulting…
  • Jun 21

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Justice Kennedy Want to Restore Chevron's Domain? (Updated)

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Justice Kennedy Want to Restore Chevron's Domain? (Updated)
    Today in Pereira v. Sessions, a nearly unanimous Court concluded that the relevant statutory text provides that a notice to appear for a removal proceeding must include the time and place of the hearing in order for the notice to trigger the…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Jun 20

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

    Saturday March on Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children
    There will be a march on the so-called Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children this Saturday afternoon. Here are the details I received in an email from a local organizing group: When: Saturday June 23 Time: 4pm Where: CORNER…
  • Jun 15

    Also Not the Onion

    Also Not the Onion
    Ford’s “Driverless” Food-Delivery Vehicles in Miami Aren’t Actually Driverless (New Times) “Research vehicles for our business pilots are designed to appear as self-driving, however, they are manually driven by…
  • Jun 5

    Got Me

    Got Me
    I added The Onion to my RSS feed a bit over a week ago. Since then there have been a couple headlines where I had to check just to make sure they were fakes, but I haven’t actually been caught … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 11

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jun 21

    Feldman on Postmodern Free Expression

    Feldman on Postmodern Free Expression
    Stephen Matthew Feldman, University of Wyoming College of Law, has published Postmodern Free Expression: A Philosophical Rationale for the Digital Age at 100 Marquette Law Review 1123 (2017). Here is the abstract. Three philosophical…
  • Jun 20

    Law, Borders, and Speech Conference 2017

    Law, Borders, and Speech Conference 2017
    Law, Borders, and Speech Conference: Proceedings and Materials (2017). Here is the abstract. Tensions between national law and the Internet’s global architecture have existed since the network’s earliest days. They took on new urgency in…
  • Jun 20

    Grimmelmann on Whether Robot Transmissions Are Speech For First Amendment Purposes @grimmelm

    Grimmelmann on Whether Robot Transmissions Are Speech For First Amendment Purposes @grimmelm
    James Grimmelmann, Cornell Law School, is publishing Speech in, Speech Out in Robotica: Speech Rights and Artificial Intelligence (Ronald K. L. Collins and David M. Skover, eds., Cambridge University Press 2018). Here is the abstract. This…
Rank this Week: 77

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 and Venkat Balasubramani.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jun 14

    Catching Up on FOSTA Since Its Enactment (A Linkwrap)

    Catching Up on FOSTA Since Its Enactment (A Linkwrap)
    Some links of note about what’s happened since the enactment of the Worst of Both Worlds FOSTA: * ReplyAll podcast on the Worst of Both Worlds FOSTA’s harmful effects on sex workers. One sex worker reports she knows of 13...
  • Jun 13

    Twitter Isn’t a Shopping Mall for First Amendment Purposes (Duh)–Johnson v. Twitter

    Twitter Isn’t a Shopping Mall for First Amendment Purposes (Duh)–Johnson v. Twitter
    Multitudinous lawsuits–mostly by political “conservatives”–seek to deprive social media services of their property rights to exclude unwanted customers. Or, more precisely, these lawsuits seek to censoriously restrict…
  • Jun 12

    Snapchat’s Speed Filter Not Protected by Section 230–Maynard v. Snapchat

    Snapchat’s Speed Filter Not Protected by Section 230–Maynard v. Snapchat
    Christal McGee allegedly drove recklessly (over 100 mph) to capture her accomplishment in Snapchat’s speed filter. McGee’s car hit Maynard’s car and caused permanent brain damage to someone in the car. The Maynards sued…
Rank this Week: 110

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Jun 20

    Exfiltrating data from the browser using battery discharge information

    Exfiltrating data from the browser using battery discharge information
    Modern batteries are powerful – indeed they are smart, and have a privileged position enabling them to sense device utilization patterns. A recent research paper has identified a potential threat: researchers (from Technion,…
  • May 21

    Princeton Dialogues of AI and Ethics: Launching case studie

    Princeton Dialogues of AI and Ethics: Launching case studie
    Summary: We are releasing four case studies on AI and ethics, as part of the Princeton Dialogues on AI and Ethics. The impacts of rapid developments in artificial intelligence (“AI”) on society—both real and not yet…
  • May 15

    How to constructively review a research paper

    How to constructively review a research paper
    Any piece of research can be evaluated on three axes: Correctness/validity — are the claims justified by evidence? Impact/significance — how will the findings affect the research field (and the world)? Novelty/originality —…
Rank this Week: 166

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Jun 15

    TWiL 426: A Sheepish Clone

    TWiL 426: A Sheepish Clone
    Professor Glenn McGee and Biohack author JD Lasica join Denise Howell and Matt Curtis to talk about bioethics in reproductive technology, designer babies, abandoned DNA and more! Photo by Jose Francisco Morales on Unsplash Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 8

    TWiL 425: 21st Century Prime Directive

    TWiL 425: 21st Century Prime Directive
    Denise Howell and Matt Curtis are joined by Stefan Szpajda and Kim Ellis to discuss where is "home" for a business? Also regulating companies in space, governing colonies on Mars and the Moon, and do we need a "Space Force?" Hosts: Denise…
  • Jun 1

    TWiL 424: Stick to Excel

    TWiL 424: Stick to Excel
    Are you comfortable with AI generated art? It's here. Join Denise Howell, Christian Auty, and Matt Curtis discuss the intersection of technology and law. Is crypto a security under the SEC? Will your health records be stored on the…
Rank this Week: 248

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

Covers criminal law, information technology and news for law librarians. By David Badertscher.

http://www.criminallawlibraryblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
  • Aug 12

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 257

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Jun 15

    ‘Leased’ Access or ‘Least’ Access? FCC Chucks 2008 Order and Asks What It Should Do Next

    ‘Leased’ Access or ‘Least’ Access? FCC Chucks 2008 Order and Asks What It Should Do Next
    Requirements that cable television systems make a certain amount of channel capacity available for leasing to non-affiliated programmers have been in place since the time when George Orwell predicted that “Big Brother” would…
  • Jun 14

    U.S. v. AT&T and Time Warner: The Death of the ‘Must-Have’ Programming Theory

    U.S. v. AT&T and Time Warner: The Death of the ‘Must-Have’ Programming Theory
    In a decision issued Tuesday, Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia approved the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner. In doing so, he rejected the “must-have” programming theory that…
  • Jun 13

    FCC Advances Toward 5G

    FCC Advances Toward 5G
    Not long from now, your new phone will come with 5G mobile data service: dizzingly fast with near-zero latency (delay). But don’t expect service everywhere. 5G needs high frequencies for its high data capacity; but the physics of those…
Rank this Week: 374

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 399

Media Beak

Media Beak

Covers media law, ethics and intellectual property law. By Ed Forbes.

http://mediabeak.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 298

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Firm Central Enhances Its Financial Reporting, Time and Billing, and other Feature

    Firm Central Enhances Its Financial Reporting, Time and Billing, and other Feature
    Firm Central, the Thomson Reuters cloud-based practice management platform, recently rolled out a new reporting module, replacing its former reporting feature with more robust features and a wider array of user options. In addition, Firm…
  • Jun 20

    Launching Soon: ‘Text A Lawyer’ Aims To Be The Uber Of Legal Help

    Launching Soon: ‘Text A Lawyer’ Aims To Be The Uber Of Legal Help
    Slated to launch next month is a service that allows consumers to get answers to their legal questions by text for a flat price of $20. The service, called Text A Lawyer, is modeled after ride-sharing service Uber in that it uses two separate…
  • Jun 20

    Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap

    Webinar Tomorrow: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap
    Join me tomorrow as I moderate the free webinar, An Emerging Trend in Legal Technology: Bridging the Law Firm Experience Gap. Sponsored by the Association of Legal Technologists, the panel will feature the presidents of three major…
Rank this Week: 908

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 639

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Jun 20

    United States Patent and Trademark Office Issues 10 Millionth Patent

    United States Patent and Trademark Office Issues 10 Millionth Patent
    One Tuesday, June 19, 2018, President Trump personally signed United States Letters Patent No. 10,000,000, awarded to Raytheon Co. employee Joseph Marron for a system using “coherent ladar using intra-pixel quadrature detection.”…
  • May 25

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)
    Part IV of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. Okay I have my patent and my intellectual property clearance, am I good to go? In cases where a board gamer designer steals intellectual property from…
  • May 3

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)
    Part III of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. I have protected all of my intellectual property. Am I in the clear now? You have just protected the intellectual property in your new board game,…
Rank this Week: 845

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    69 Radio Stations Receive FCC EEO Audit Letter

    69 Radio Stations Receive FCC EEO Audit Letter
    The FCC this week announced its next EEO audit – one limited to only 69 radio stations. No television stations or cable systems were included in the audit notice. The Notice is available here, and list of stations involved is here.…
  • Jun 18

    NAB Asks For Changes in FCC Local Radio Ownership Rules – What’s Next?

    NAB Asks For Changes in FCC Local Radio Ownership Rules – What’s Next?
    The National Association of Broadcasters radio board last week voted on a proposal to revise the FCC rules limiting the number of stations that one company can own in a radio market. This proposal was forwarded to the FCC for consideration in…
  • Jun 15

    What Do Broadcasters and Media Companies Need to Know About the GDPR?

    What Do Broadcasters and Media Companies Need to Know About the GDPR?
    By now, you have probably heard that the European Union (EU) has a new data protection law on the books, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – but what are the new rules, and how might they apply to broadcasters? Below we…
Rank this Week: 857

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • Dec 15

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It

    Radio Berkman 238: Fake News & How To Stop It
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg Even before Election Day, 2016, observers of technology & journalism were delivering warnings about the spread of fake news. Headlines like “Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Donald…
  • May 31

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community

    Dalia Topelson Ritvo and Kira Hessekiel: Exploring Corporate Structures and Governance Models for the Open-Source Community
    Organizations that develop open source software are often inherently fragmented and loosely-networked, which can make governance and decision-making a challenge. In addition, as the open source community grows and becomes more global, so too…
Rank this Week: 969

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Digital Media Law Project Blog

Covers defamation, anonymity, copyright, trademark, SLAPP and other online journalism legal topics. By the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

http://www.dmlp.org/
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
  • Jun 24

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism

    Seven Years of Serving and Studying the Legal Needs of Digital Journalism
    We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease…
Rank this Week: 602

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

Covers intellectual property, media and entertainment law. By Bennett Law Office.

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Jun 21

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 97 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 97 - Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • May 9

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 96: Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Episode 96: Tamera Bennett and Gordon Firemark
    Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark discuss the latest entertainment law issues on the Entertainment Law Update Podcast.Click the arrow below to listen or click the "Apple" below to…
  • May 2

    The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act

    The Music Modernization Act Passes the House and Includes the CLASSICS Act
    Patrick Lewis contributed to this post.The Music Modernization ActThe Music Modernization Act - HR 5477 (the “MMA Legislation”) unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives on April 25, 2018. The MMA legislation now moves…
Rank this Week: 2502

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
  • Jun 19

    Malibu Media: The Story Behind the Lawsuit

    Malibu Media: The Story Behind the Lawsuit
    This is the Antonelli Law blog dedicated to copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  For more information about your…
  • Jun 15

    Malibu Media: Recent developments from California

    Malibu Media: Recent developments from California
    This is a blog dedicated to updates on copyright infringement cases. We’ve represented nearly 2,000 clients across the US, and are America’s most experienced BT copyright defense firm.  For more information about quashing and…
  • Jun 8

    April 2018: Over 150 New Malibu Media Cases were Filed in 10 State

    April 2018: Over 150 New Malibu Media Cases were Filed in 10 State
    If you have received a copyright infringement lawsuit from Malibu Media alleging the illegal download of their adult films, then you’re not alone. The California motion picture company Malibu Media has alleged that thousands of…
Rank this Week: 1717

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
  • Jun 18

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s my taxable Insta value after all?

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s my taxable Insta value after all?
    In sad news for celebrities and Instagram influencers across Australia, the introduction of the so-called ‘fame tax’ as part of a raft of integrity measures announced in the 2018/19 budget means that they could end up paying…
  • Jun 4

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes new fee schedule

    U.S. Copyright Office proposes new fee schedule
    If your business discovered that its revenue covered only 60% of its costs, it would be time for a re-examination of operations. According to the U.S. Copyright Office’s notice in the May 24, 2018 Federal Register (83 Fed. Reg. 24054),…
  • Jun 3

    Social Media Influencers – to “like” or not to “like”?

    Social Media Influencers – to “like” or not to “like”?
    Today, social media influencers are a key resource used by businesses to engage with consumers. Influencers include celebrities, bloggers or simply popular social media users in speciality areas like beauty or travel. Social media…
Rank this Week: 1697

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Jun 18

    Confessions of an Artist and a Lawyer: Practicing Art Law, One Trial and Painting at a Time

    Confessions of an Artist and a Lawyer: Practicing Art Law, One Trial and Painting at a Time
    By Stephanie Drawdy* When I chose the legal profession as a career, it was so that I could feed a burning intellectual interest in the law. An introductory political science course in high school piqued my interest in the process of…
  • Jun 18

    Leaving a Mark: Artistic Expression, New Media in Protest and Law

    Leaving a Mark: Artistic Expression, New Media in Protest and Law
    By Abby Placik* and the Center for Art Law Team Introduction: Writing on the Wall From 2011 to the present, at least four major protest movements – Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…
  • Jun 14

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other? Comparing two Art Law Resource

    Six of one, half a dozen of the other? Comparing two Art Law Resource
    By Jennie Nadel* New Kid on the Block Getting the Deal Through (GTDT) is a London-based website that provides users with updates on laws and regulations, published by Law Business Research and a number of other publications. The website,…
Rank this Week: 3128

Technology, Telecom and Internet…

Technology, Telecom and Internet Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1026

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 2288

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

Assessment of current and future legal, regulatory, marketplace, and cultural issues affecting telecommunications and information policy. By Rob Frieden, Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law, Penn State University

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    Grievous Defects in the AT&T-Time Warner Court Decision

    Grievous Defects in the AT&T-Time Warner Court Decision
                A preliminary reading of the District Court decision (available at: http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/17-2511opinion.pdfleaves me with despair and several unanswered…
  • Jun 11

    Legacy Antitrust Models Have Legs in the Internet Ecosystem: AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner

    Legacy Antitrust Models Have Legs in the Internet Ecosystem: AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner
                A day after the FCC’s termination of network neutrality rules, District Court Judge Richard J. Leon will announce the verdict in the Justice Department’s suit…
  • Jun 8

    The Sun Will Rise on Monday

    The Sun Will Rise on Monday
    By all accounts, the prior Network Neutrality regime will evaporate on Monday June 11, 2018.  The earth will spin on its axis and  it will not be curtins for the free world.  On the other hand, the absence of a referee does…
Rank this Week: 2000

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 13

    Grievous Defects in the AT&T-Time Warner Court Decision

    Grievous Defects in the AT&T-Time Warner Court Decision
                A preliminary reading of the District Court decision (available at: http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/sites/dcd/files/17-2511opinion.pdfleaves me with despair and several unanswered…
  • Jun 11

    Legacy Antitrust Models Have Legs in the Internet Ecosystem: AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner

    Legacy Antitrust Models Have Legs in the Internet Ecosystem: AT&T’s Acquisition of Time Warner
                A day after the FCC’s termination of network neutrality rules, District Court Judge Richard J. Leon will announce the verdict in the Justice Department’s suit…
  • Jun 8

    The Sun Will Rise on Monday

    The Sun Will Rise on Monday
    By all accounts, the prior Network Neutrality regime will evaporate on Monday June 11, 2018.  The earth will spin on its axis and  it will not be curtins for the free world.  On the other hand, the absence of a referee does…
Rank this Week: 3919

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Jun 7

    The Continuing Leadership of the U.S. in Global Net Vitality

    The Continuing Leadership of the U.S. in Global Net Vitality
    Regardless of your political leanings, the just-released report by the Telecommunications Research and Policy Institute shows that with regard to the global broadband Internet ecosystem, there is no need to Make America Great Again.…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
  • Mar 14

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation

    Time To Review Kid Vid Regulation
    Under Chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has made some remarkable strides in reviewing and moving to repeal a host of burdensome regulations that have outlived their usefulness. Media ownership rules like the…
Rank this Week: 3628

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 5

    Regulating the internet – intermediaries to perpetrator

    Regulating the internet – intermediaries to perpetrator
    Nearly twenty five years after the advent of the Web, and longer since the birth of the internet, we still hear demands that the internet should be regulated - for all the world as if people who use the internet were not already subject to…
  • Apr 30

    The Electronic Commerce Directive – a phantom demon?

    The Electronic Commerce Directive – a phantom demon?
    Right now the ECommerce Directive – or at any rate the parts that shield hosting intermediaries from liability for users’ content - is under siege. The guns are blazing from all directions: The Prime Minister’s speech in…
  • Apr 27

    The IPAct data retention regime lives on (but will have to change before long)

    The IPAct data retention regime lives on (but will have to change before long)
    The High Court gave judgment this morning on Liberty’s challenge to the mandatory communications data retention provisions of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct).  The big questions in the Liberty case were:What does the…
Rank this Week: 2233

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1207

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • May 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 2018

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ May 2018
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes:…
  • May 25

    FCC Grants TV Stations Last-Minute Reprieve on Certain Audible Crawl Requirement

    FCC Grants TV Stations Last-Minute Reprieve on Certain Audible Crawl Requirement
    CommLawCenter readers may recall that the FCC adopted a rule in 2013 requiring broadcasters to present aurally on a secondary audio stream (“SAS”) all emergency information provided visually during programming other than during…
  • Apr 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2018

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2018
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: FCC…
Rank this Week: 2706

CopyLaw

CopyLaw

Copyright, defamation, publishing and unfair competition law practice tips and developments. By Lloyd J. Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org
  • May 28

    Estate Planning and Copyright

    Estate Planning and Copyright
     By Lloyd J. Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein After you have ceased to be, or in the words of Monty Python, "run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible," your copyrights -- like many a pet parrot -- will long outlive…
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast.  I…
Rank this Week: 2452

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • May 28

    Estate Planning and Copyright

    Estate Planning and Copyright
     By Lloyd J. Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein After you have ceased to be, or in the words of Monty Python, "run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible," your copyrights -- like many a pet parrot -- will long outlive…
  • Dec 14

    Selecting a Literary Executor

    Selecting a Literary Executor
    Final Drafts By Lloyd Jassin & Ronald M. Finkelstein "I'm sorry to have my name mentioned among the great authorsbecause they have the sad habit of dying off." --Mark Twain (d. 1910) "Money is the root of all evil" For I will write in my…
  • Oct 28

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer

    I'm a Copyright Attorney, Not a Sorcerer
    Several weeks before Bonnie Foreman's death, I watched her laughing and joking as she downloaded a pirated copy of  my book, The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook: The Cursed Edition.  She read a lot and drove too fast. …
Rank this Week: 2865

Internet on Trial

Internet on Trial

Discusses current legal topics in the media, sports, and entertainment industries. By Joseph A. Bahgat.

http://www.internetontrial.com/
  • May 25

    Should U.S. small/medium business owners be freaked out about G.D.P.R.?

    Should U.S. small/medium business owners be freaked out about G.D.P.R.?
    If you’re like me, over the past week-and-a-half your email inbox has been flooded with “updates to our privacy policy,” coming from every website you’ve ever done business with, or even created a login for (using your…
  • Mar 31

    Don’t be an April Fool—Backup Your Data on World Backup Day

    Don’t be an April Fool—Backup Your Data on World Backup Day
    Today, March 31, 2018, marks the eighth annual World Backup Day. Before you physically step back from wherever you’re standing, that’s not the kind of “backing up” we’re talking about. World Backup Day started by…
  • Feb 28

    You still believe “private” Facebook posts are really private?

    You still believe “private” Facebook posts are really private?
    Do you post things “privately” to Facebook, which you wouldn’t ordinarily post to a public forum that anyone could access (as opposed to being limited to your Facebook friends or circles)? A few weeks ago, I wrote…
Rank this Week: 2625

TCPA Watch

TCPA Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. By K&L Gates.

https://www.tmtlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3561

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

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

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2
    FCC Process Changes for Larger Wireless Facilities Part 1 summarized the exemption of small wireless facilities from the FCC’s environmental review process under conditions specified in the new FCC rules adopted in March 2018. In its…
  • May 15

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1
    FCC Exempts Wireless Small Cells from Environmental Review Requirements A high FCC priority is to streamline broadband deployment including the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide service to the public. One FCC proceeding directed to…
  • Mar 1

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three
    This third entry on the FCC’s ongoing review of RF exposure limits highlights the Notice of Inquiry that focuses on possible changes to the current RF exposure limits. The NOI reiterates that the current exposure limits were adopted in…
Rank this Week: 3632

LibraryLaw Blog

LibraryLaw Blog

Covers issues concerning libraries and the law. By Peter Hirtle, Raizel Liebler, Mary Minow and Susan Nevelow Mart.

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/
  • May 4

    Should libraries remove books written by Bill Cosby?

    Should libraries remove books written by Bill Cosby?
    Should libraries remove any of the books written by Bill Cosby? I notice a flurry of discussion on this, and I'd like to add a legal framework to the discussion. The only library book withdrawal / censorship to make it...
  • Nov 16

    Libraries that want to protect themselves…

    Libraries that want to protect themselves from copyright lawsuits should take this action before December 1. This is the safe harbor that libraries get if a patron posts copyrighted content on a library site (such as comments on a library...
  • Dec 1

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?

    Was CCC formed "at the suggestion of Congress"?
    As I was reading Roy Kaufmann’s testimony on behalf of the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) at the recent Congressional hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired," I was struck by CCC’s boilerplate…
Rank this Week: 1306

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Ad Briefs: Covering Your Ads

Covers legal issues affecting interactive, sports and entertainment marketing and promotions. By Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP.

http://www.coveringyourads.com/
Rank this Week: 4070

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2929

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 2974

ef yeah copyright law

ef yeah copyright law

Focuses on sharing news, information and resources about copyright and trademark law, privacy and security issues, contracts, including Terms of Use and license agreements, as well as caselaw, law suits and new legislation that could impact IP laws in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.isfanficlegal.com/
  • Feb 22

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...

    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has...
    -n-arly: greater-than-the-sword: Underlined PSA Figment, the recently closed writing website, has just launched (after a long delay) their long-awaited successor to figment known as Underlined, where users can post their work and receive…
  • Dec 17

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai
    YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai: Public Knowledge attorney Meredith Rose is quoted in this excellent article, discussing whether Pai’s unbecoming, unprofessional and ridiculous video made fair use of the Harlem Shake…
  • Nov 26

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...

    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people...
    olennawhitewyne: enoughtohold: if you really think that by 30 (or other arbitrary age) people should stop having unusual or fun/silly interests like you have and should care only about taxes and briefcases, i hope you can cope with the fact…
Rank this Week: 2362

The Unruly of Law

The Unruly of Law

Reports on media law cases, developments in new media and traditional journalism. By Sheldon Toplitt.

http://theunrulyoflaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Follow my new website

    Follow my new website
    After 1,900 posts about media law & intellectual property, I've moved on to real property. Follow my new Website: stoplitt.kw.com & visit me on Twitter: @WriteLawyer. Cheers.
  • Feb 18

    Follow my new website

    Follow my new website
    After 1,900 posts about media law & intellectual property, I've moved on to real property. Follow my new Website: stoplitt.kw.com & visit me on Twitter: @WriteLawyer. Cheers.
  • Dec 24

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...

    TUOL's 1,900 Milestone, Kidney Stone & A New Chapter...
    The Unruly of Law today published its 1,900th post. That's pretty amazing, we state unabashedly, and in disbelief. The Unruly of Law today is included among the American Bar Association's Legal Blogs and Justia's Law Blogs.When "TUOL" began…
Rank this Week: 4539

OberIPWatch

OberIPWatch

Covers IP issues of importance to clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts. By Ober Kaler.

http://oberipwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3410

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Oct 10

    On intermediaries, at the Information Law and Policy Centre – 5 October 2017

    On intermediaries, at the Information Law and Policy Centre – 5 October 2017
    Cross-posted from https://infolawcentre.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2017/10/10/internet-intermediaries-from-defamation-to-directive-to-data-protection/ Taking stock of recent developments concerning the liability and duties associated with being an…
  • Sep 22

    Peng t(h)ing called disruption…

    Peng t(h)ing called disruption…
    Discourse and rhetoric around the ‘sharing economy’ is something that fascinates me, and I am hoping to do a larger project on the topic (subject to time, funding and the usual caveats). But the 2017 release of two songs…
  • Sep 18

    Now out – Medium Law – the book!

    Now out – Medium Law – the book!
    My book Medium Law (Routledge) has just been published. It’s available in hardback (from the publisher and from various bookshops) and for Kindle and as a Google Play ebook, and an extract/summary is available here. Here’s the…
Rank this Week: 1260

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 1257

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

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

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Jul 14

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump

    Client in Chief: The Nightmare of Lawyering for Trump
    TweetHere’s something you already knew: “managing Trump” is a “‘titanic’ legal task.” That’s from the app-based headline for the this Washington Post story: Trump’s legal team faces…
  • Jul 14

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter

    Free-Expression Organization Sues Trump Over Blocking People From @realDonaldTrump on Twitter
    TweetThe Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, along with a number of individuals, has sued President Donald Trump in the federal court for blocking users from his Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. The organization said in…
  • Mar 10

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist

    British Activist/Blogger Wins Tweet Libel Award Against Columnist
    TweetBritish news is reporting that Jack Monroe (@MxJackMonroe), who writes about hunger and food issues, has won £24,000 (US$29,200) damages award against newspaper columnist and TV personality Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) over two…
Rank this Week: 3027

Watching the Connectives

Watching the Connectives

Covers telecoms and technology. By Olswang.

http://robbratby.com/
  • Mar 30

    Goodbye from Watching the Connectives: hello from The Digital Watcher

    Goodbye from Watching the Connectives: hello from The Digital Watcher
    To all my readers, thank you and goodbye. This blog is now an ex-blog. The first post of this blog was published six years ago in December 2010. Since then, there have been over 90,000 views of the 165 posts … Continue reading →
  • Aug 3

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition

    Ofcom consults on revision of (half of) UK’s general authorisation condition
    As anticipated, Ofcom yesterday started a consultation on its plans to update the UK’s Conditions of General Entitlement i.e. the obligations placed on all telecoms operators in the UK that rely on the UK’s general authorisation.…
  • Jul 26

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud

    UK’s Financial Conduct Authority issues guidance on cloud
    On 7 July 2016, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued finalised guidance for authorised UK financial institutions use of cloud services. In a marked contrast to some other jurisdictions’ approach, this…
Rank this Week: 2677