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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/
  • Feb 22

    [Eugene Volokh] Duty to Retreat from One's Home, When Attacked by a Cohabitant?

    [Eugene Volokh] Duty to Retreat from One's Home, When Attacked by a Cohabitant?
    Wyoming is one of the few Western states that recognizes a "duty to retreat" -- i.e., provides that people lose their rights to deadly self-defense when they can avoid the threat to life or limb with perfect safety by fleeing. But there's an…
  • Feb 21

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....
    From Holley v. Holley, decided a few months ago by the Louisiana Court of Appeals: As to Mr. Holley's objection to relocation, she determined that "the intention of the legislature was the distance to mean traveling distance and not…
  • Feb 21

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?
    President Trump apparently wants to ban "bump stocks." Specifically, he has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice interpret existing federal law to include bump stocks in the definition of a "machinegun."…
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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/
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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/
  • Feb 22

    Above 95 – FCC Hits the Stratosphere

    Above 95 – FCC Hits the Stratosphere
    The FCC voted today to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order looking toward issuing licenses for frequencies above 95 GHz. That’s GigaHertz, not MegaHertz – way up there, beyond the highest frequencies that are commonly…
  • Feb 22

    FCC Officially Publishes Net Neutrality Rollback Rule; Will Take Effect on April 23

    FCC Officially Publishes Net Neutrality Rollback Rule; Will Take Effect on April 23
    Well, it’s official: the Open Internet rule, better known as Net Neutrality, will go bye-bye starting April 23. Today, the hotly debated final notice of the Open Internet Rule (better known as Net Neutrality) was published in the…
  • Feb 16

    FCC Challenges Bitcoin Miner (But Not for Mining Bitcoins)

    FCC Challenges Bitcoin Miner (But Not for Mining Bitcoins)
    You know how bitcoins work. Not yet? We’re still coming up to speed. But we do get the part where bitcoins are created by people doing a lot of intensive computation called “mining.” It reminds us of the old Warner Brothers…
Rank this Week: 331

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
  • Feb 22

    RF Signs of the Times—Part Two

    RF Signs of the Times—Part Two
    Part One of this series summarized the FCC’s long-pending proceeding and initial set of decisions on human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields. Generally, the more complicated and difficult decisions were deferred.  In light of…
  • Feb 8

    RF Exposure Limits–Signs of the Times—Part One

    RF Exposure Limits–Signs of the Times—Part One
    This is the first entry of three regarding the FCC’s ongoing proceeding addressing human exposure to radio-frequency (RF) fields.  Although the FCC proceeding has been pending for some time, Chairman Pai has informed Congress that…
  • Dec 6

    Telecommunications Services Agreements—The Underlying Business Deal

    Telecommunications Services Agreements—The Underlying Business Deal
    This entry provides an overview of how enterprise customers shape the underlying business deals in telecommunications services agreements. In the previous entry, we discussed the primary objectives enterprise customers look to achieve in…
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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/
  • Feb 22

    Do We Need A Truth In Advertising Act? The Industry and Retailers Self-Regulate Photoshopping Ad

    Do We Need A Truth In Advertising Act? The Industry and Retailers Self-Regulate Photoshopping Ad
    Digitally altered images of models have been a controversial advertising issue for decades. In Great Britain, the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd., which is the governing regulatory advertising body, in 2011 banned skincare advertisements…
  • Jan 25

    Are Your Product Warnings Prop 65 Compliant? With New Changes Coming, It’s Time to Re-Evaluate

    Are Your Product Warnings Prop 65 Compliant? With New Changes Coming, It’s Time to Re-Evaluate
    Prop 65 is a California law that requires California consumers receive warnings regarding the presence of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. As we reported in our Environmental Blog, new Prop 65 regulations go in to effect…
  • Jan 16

    Reading Between the Blurred Line

    Reading Between the Blurred Line
    The Federal Trade Commission recently released a Staff Report regarding consumer recognition of native and search advertising entitled “Blurred Lines”, summarizing its findings from its self-styled “exploratory…
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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…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 22

    Leachman on Media, Marriage, and the Construction of the LGBT Legal Agenda @WisconsinLaw @RutgersLRev

    Leachman on Media, Marriage, and the Construction of the LGBT Legal Agenda @WisconsinLaw @RutgersLRev
    Gwendolyn Leachman, University of Wisconsin Law School, has published Media, Marriage, and the Construction of the LGBT Legal Agenda at 69 Rutgers University Law Review 691 (2017). Here is the abstract. Legal and sociolegal scholars have…
  • Feb 22

    Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute Now Accepting Application for Summer 2018

    Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute Now Accepting Application for Summer 2018
    The Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute is now accepting applications for the July 30-August 10 program. Here is a link to the application form. More about the program: The Annenberg School for Communication at the University of…
  • Feb 21

    Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk

    Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk
    Natalie Alkiviadou, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Cyprus, has published Regulating Hate Speech in the EU in Online Hate Speech in the European Union. A Discourse-Analytic Perspective: Springer briefs in Linguistics (2017). Here is…
Rank this Week: 738

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 233

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 793

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Illuminating the Investigatory Powers Act

    Illuminating the Investigatory Powers Act
    As full implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct) draws closer we can usefully ponder some of its more ticklish points of interpretation. These will serve to delineate the IPAct's powers, crystallise the legislation's procedural…
  • Dec 18

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018

    Internet legal developments to look out for in 2018
    A preview of some of the UK internet legal developments that we can expect in 2018. Any future EU legislation will be subject to Brexit considerations and may or may not apply in the UK.EU copyright reform In 2016 the…
  • Dec 13

    Cyberleagle Christmas Quiz

    Cyberleagle Christmas Quiz
    15 questions to illuminate the festive season. Answers in the New Year. (Remember that this is an English law blog). Tech teasers 1. How many data definitions does the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IP Act) contain?2. …
Rank this Week: 2573

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: 760

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/
  • Feb 22

    Are voting-machine modems truly divorced from the Internet?

    Are voting-machine modems truly divorced from the Internet?
    (This article is written jointly with my colleague Kyle Jamieson, who specializes in wireless networks.) [See also: The myth of the hacker-proof voting machine] The ES&S model DS200 optical-scan voting machine has a cell-phone modem that…
  • Feb 14

    (Mis)conceptions About the Impact of Surveillance

    (Mis)conceptions About the Impact of Surveillance
    Does surveillance impact behavior? Many are skeptical while others believe any effects are only temporary or trivial. Government surveillance is back in the news thanks to the so-called “Nunes memo”, making this is a perfect time…
  • Feb 12

    Software-Defined Networking: What’s New, and What’s New For Tech Policy?

    Software-Defined Networking: What’s New, and What’s New For Tech Policy?
    The Silicon Flatirons Conference on Regulating Computing and Code is taking place in Boulder. The annual conference addresses a range of issues at the intersection of technology and policy and provides an excellent look ahead to the tech…
Rank this Week: 97

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • Feb 21

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018

    BlawgIT Named One of the Top Patent Blogs for 2018
    James Yang, writing for Gene Quinn’s IPWatchdog has scoured the globe for all of the top patent blogs for 2018. Yang based his rankings on weighted visitor traffic numbers from three different source: www.similarweb.com, www.alexa.com,…
  • Feb 9

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?

    Does My Product Infringe This Patent?
    The Deceptively Simple Rule Determining whether or not a product infringes a particular patent is simple in theory, but quite complicated in practice. To avoid infringing a patent all you have to do is avoid doing at least ONE thing (and its…
  • Jan 16

    Top Ten Black Inventor

    Top Ten Black Inventor
    In honor of Black History Month, I have compiled a list of my top ten black inventors of all time. While these particular individuals may not be as famous as other black inventors, these individuals are all unparalleled in their unique…
Rank this Week: 457

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • Feb 20

    Blockchain And The Visual Art

    Blockchain And The Visual Art
    by Louise Carron*     “Don’t worry, we’re from the Internet.” Blockchain is about trust and transparency, yet it is quite the rabbit-hole, since the use of the technology underlying the Bitcoin goes beyond…
  • Feb 2

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]

    WYWH: “Inside Auction Houses” [By lawyers for lawyers]
    By Laura B. Richardson* On October 26, 2017, the EASL Section hosted a panel discussion, “Inside Auction Houses: The Legal Issues”, at the New York City offices of Arent Fox, LLP. The program was attended by approximately 30…
  • Dec 28

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium

    A Case for Law as an Artistic Medium
    By Caroline I. Keegan* The contemporary art industry and the legal community differ notably in their conceptions of art. The two worlds do not agree on what art is, a disagreement that causes some artwork to have no legal protections, while…
Rank this Week: 3147

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 11

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 977

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/
  • Feb 19

    Design Principles for Consumer Protection Legislation (Guest Blog Post)

    Design Principles for Consumer Protection Legislation (Guest Blog Post)
    by guest blogger Samuel Becher, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [Eric’s note: I’m pleased to share this guest blog post from Prof. Samuel Becher, whose work has been mentioned on…
  • Feb 16

    In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart New

    In-Line Linking May Be Copyright Infringement–Goldman v. Breitbart New
    Ugh, this decision is bad. How bad is it? It makes me sympathetic to Breitbart, and I didn’t even know that was possible. You may want a box of tissues nearby before reading this. The TL;DR: for over a…
  • Feb 15

    Roundup of Materials from HTLI’s Content Moderation & Removal Conference

    Roundup of Materials from HTLI’s Content Moderation & Removal Conference
    On February 2, 2018, the High Tech Law Institute held a groundbreaking conference, “Content Moderation and Removal at Scale.” The conference explored how Internet companies operationalize their content moderation…
Rank this Week: 651

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.
  • 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…
  • Dec 24

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit

    Hulu Can't Shake Privacy Suit
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)United States Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler last week denied a summary judgment motion by Hulu, LLC, to dismiss a putative class action invasion of privacy suit brought by users of the on-demand streaming video…
Rank this Week: 433

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Feb 16

    TWiL 414: Viral Ads With Leg

    TWiL 414: Viral Ads With Leg
    Lawyers who write terms of service may not be people. Join Emory Roane, Matthew Curtis, and Denise Howell as they dive deep at the intersection of technology and law. Will bots feed you tomatoes? How do we manage private rights? How good are…
  • Feb 9

    TWiL 413: Justice Currey Is The Sauce

    TWiL 413: Justice Currey Is The Sauce
    Self-driving trucks are on the road. Yes, a Tesla is in space. Join Rob Walker, Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss the intersection of technology and law. SCOTUS takes on international email privacy. DMCA…
  • Jan 26

    TWiL 412: Putting Grumpy Matt On The Blockchain

    TWiL 412: Putting Grumpy Matt On The Blockchain
    Dr. who is owned by who? Do enemy combatants have copyright protections? Join Denise Howell, Mike Keyes, Matt Curtis, and Peter Toren as they discuss the intersection of technology and law. Hosts: Denise Howell, J. Michael Keyes, and Matt…
Rank this Week: 1365

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

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

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • Feb 16

    Year In Review - 2018 Entertainment Law Update Podcast

    Year In Review - 2018 Entertainment Law Update Podcast
    2018 was full of fun and interesting entertainment law cases and issues. Listen to Dallas-area music lawyer Tamera Bennett and Los Angeles film lawyer Gordon Firemark on their annual year-end wrap up of entertainment law issues on the…
  • Nov 15

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 89 - Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 89 - Tamera Bennett & 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…
  • Nov 1

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 88 - Tamera Bennett & Gordon Firemark

    Entertainment Law Update Podcast Episode 88 - Tamera Bennett & 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…
Rank this Week: 1738

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/
  • Feb 16

    The Carriers’ Carrier Option for 5G Wirele

    The Carriers’ Carrier Option for 5G Wirele
                You might have heard about a National Security Council initiative identifying the security and public safety benefits in having a government owned fifth generation wireless…
  • Jan 17

    Drunk on Deregulation

    Drunk on Deregulation
    In this time of intellectual, political and philosophical rigidity, I embrace eclecticism and flexibility. I have suffered in the marketplace for funding and invitations to speak at conferences, because I don’t fit into one single camp.…
  • Jan 11

    FCC Preemption of State Network Neutrality Initiative

    FCC Preemption of State Network Neutrality Initiative
                In a less emphasized, but important initiative, the FCC set out its preemption of any state attempt to legislate network neutrality rules.  See Restoring Internet Freedom Order at ¶194…
Rank this Week: 1414

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Carriers’ Carrier Option for 5G Wirele

    The Carriers’ Carrier Option for 5G Wirele
                You might have heard about a National Security Council initiative identifying the security and public safety benefits in having a government owned fifth generation wireless…
  • Jan 17

    Drunk on Deregulation

    Drunk on Deregulation
    In this time of intellectual, political and philosophical rigidity, I embrace eclecticism and flexibility. I have suffered in the marketplace for funding and invitations to speak at conferences, because I don’t fit into one single camp.…
  • Jan 11

    FCC Preemption of the State Network Neutrality Initiative

    FCC Preemption of the State Network Neutrality Initiative
                In a less emphasized, but important initiative, the FCC set out its preemption of any state attempt to legislate network neutrality rules.  See Restoring Internet Freedom Order at ¶194…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Feb 15

    Shocking your clients just became passé: US Court takes away the edge from scandalous brand

    Shocking your clients just became passé: US Court takes away the edge from scandalous brand
    Thanks to two recent rulings of the US Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit Court, trade marks containing “disparaging”, “immoral” and “scandalous” matter are no longer barred from…
  • Feb 14

    Back to Basics – Australian Trade Mark Law 101

    Back to Basics – Australian Trade Mark Law 101
    2018 marks the publication of the first Trademarks Law Review from the Law Review series.  The Law Review collates cross-border legal insights and analysis across a range of practice areas and is a useful resource for in-house counsel of…
  • Feb 4

    Cosmetic Warriors Lose Trademark Battle – No Use in “the Normal Course of Trade”

    Cosmetic Warriors Lose Trademark Battle – No Use in “the Normal Course of Trade”
    A Canadian trademark registered in association with goods must be used in “the normal course of trade”. Riches, McKenzie & Herbert LLP v. Cosmetic Warriors Limited, 2018 FC 63, considered whether Cosmetic…
Rank this Week: 1941

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/
  • Feb 13

    Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Drone Op

    Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Drone Op
    Drone delivery systems being developed by Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could get a boost under the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal.Most drone operators rely on wireless...
  • Feb 12

    Science Agency Funds Would Plunge with Trump Proposal

    Science Agency Funds Would Plunge with Trump Proposal
    The Trump administration's 2019 budget proposal would hit the National Science Foundation—a backer of some of the biggest U.S. tech companies—with a nearly 30 percent funding cut, according to...
  • Jan 31

    Blockchain Gaming Raises Legal Gambling Question

    Blockchain Gaming Raises Legal Gambling Question
    The virtual kitten you bought online might seem docile, but it may upend how courts interpret online gambling laws.Online gamers and game developers have battled in courts for years over whether...
Rank this Week: 2389

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: 3554

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

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

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 2018

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ January 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:…
  • Jan 11

    Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

    Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again
    Back in 2015, I wrote a post on CommLawCenter discussing the prevalence of interns in the communications industry, and the Department of Labor’s crackdown on businesses illegally failing to pay their interns.  That crackdown began…
  • Dec 28

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ December 2017
    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:…
Rank this Week: 2901

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: 219

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/
  • Jan 17

    Is it Possible to Get Defamatory Search Results Removed from Google?

    Is it Possible to Get Defamatory Search Results Removed from Google?
    The short answer is: Yes. But it’s not easy. It’s pretty common that every week I’ll get a call or email from a small business owner, or another attorney (who represents a small business owner) asking about how to get a…
  • Nov 22

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?

    When you delete something, is it really ‘gone’?
    Have you ever posted something hastily on social media, and then deleted it later, after coming into your rational mind? Lots of people do it, and while oftentimes it does the trick, it isn’t a reliable way of removing something once…
  • Oct 18

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?

    Is All Your Software and Firmware Up To Date?
    Do you ignore messages like this? A recent study analyzing the security health of 4.6 million endpoint devices, which included 3.5 million mobile phones across multiple industries and geographic regions revealed that across all devices…
Rank this Week: 2648

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/
  • Jan 11

    CAF II Auction Timeline Tentatively Set – Approval Scheduled for Later this Month

    CAF II Auction Timeline Tentatively Set – Approval Scheduled for Later this Month
    The FCC has released the text of a proposed Public Notice that outlines the final bidding procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II (“CAF II”) auction. The Public Notice is on the agenda for adoption at the January 30,…
  • Dec 20

    Nearly 1 Million Census Blocks Eligible for CAF Phase II Funding

    Nearly 1 Million Census Blocks Eligible for CAF Phase II Funding
    The FCC issued a Public Notice yesterday identifying the final census blocks eligible for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (“CAF Phase II Auction”). The list of almost 1 million eligible areas is based on the FCC’s…
  • Dec 1

    FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Order

    FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Order
    The Commission has released the final text of the Wireline R&O and Wireline FNPRM as well as the final text of Replacement Utility Poles R&O. Please see our advisory discussing the items as they were presented and modified at the…
Rank this Week: 3013

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: 2610

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: 3434

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 1036

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

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

    Net Neutrality: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

    Net Neutrality: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?
    It’s hard to imagine an issue in today’s media/telecom policy universe that has sparked more controversy or inspired more passion than the innocuous-sounding Net Neutrality. How could such a seemingly simple concept – that…
  • Nov 20

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech

    Advertising Deductibility: For the Sake of Speech
     The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” introduced amid great fanfare on Nov. 2, has now been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives along an essentially party-line vote. The Senate’s version, introduced Nov. 9, is still…
  • Nov 7

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time

    Repealing Media Ownership Regulations: It’s About Time
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed the most reasonable of actions: repealing or revising 40-year-old media ownership rules that long ago outlived any marginal usefulness they might’ve once had. This should be a no-brainer. But,…
Rank this Week: 568

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: 1656

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: 147

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: 3050

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: 2654

eMedia Law

eMedia Law

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Travis Crabtree.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Feb 28

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law
    Back in late 2015, I wrote a five-part series on the Expanding Scope of the TCPA or Texas’ Anti-SLAPP law. The Supreme Court of Texas confirmed our analysis last week with its decision in the ExxonMobil v. Coleman confirming that…
Rank this Week: 4686

eMedia Law insider

eMedia Law insider

Covers internet marketing and online media. By Looper Reeed.

http://www.emedialaw.com/
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Mar 9

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme

    Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Meme
    You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the  ubiquitous internet meme.  But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal. Protecting or commercializing your meme If…
  • Feb 28

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law

    Texas Supreme Court Confirms Broad Scope of Anti-SLAPP Law
    Back in late 2015, I wrote a five-part series on the Expanding Scope of the TCPA or Texas’ Anti-SLAPP law. The Supreme Court of Texas confirmed our analysis last week with its decision in the ExxonMobil v. Coleman confirming that…
Rank this Week: 3620

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY

    Stipulated preservation order in Malibu v Doe 16 cv 1325 SDNY
    After some negotiation, the parties entered into a stipulated preservation order in Malibu Media v. Doe, a Southern District of New York case: January 27, 2017, Stipulated Preservation Order, Hon. Jesse M. Furman, District Judge Ray…
  • Aug 24

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted

    Judge Locke denies motion to quash in Malibu Media v Doe, stay lifted
    In Malibu Media v. Doe, EDNY 15-3504, Judge Locke has denied the defendant's motion to quash, and lifted the stay on all of the EDNY Malibu Media cases, which had all been consolidated. The Court accepted the representations of plaintiff's…
  • Jun 16

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo

    Second Circuit rules for Vimeo on DMCA issues in Capitol Records v Vimeo
    The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned those parts of the District Court's rulings which were in favor of the plaintiff record companies in Capitol Records v. Vimeo. The Court decided three major issues under the…
Rank this Week: 1397

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other nonsense from a Nashville music lawyer.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 27

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…

    UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY…sort of…
    What part of “under of penalty of perjury” does the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals not understand? Every trademark applicant must swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the application is true. There are two types of…
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
Rank this Week: 1859

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: 661

Copylaw

Copylaw

Covers entertainment and publishing law. By Lloyd Jassin.

http://www.copylaw.org/
  • 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. …
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 2889

CopyLaw

CopyLaw

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

http://www.copylaw.org
  • 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…
  • Jul 29

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal

    The Art of the (Jointly Authored) Book Deal
    "I can never understand how two men can write a book together; to me that's like three people getting together to have a baby."-- Evelyn WaughNearly everyone has heard the oft-repeated statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce.…
Rank this Week: 2151

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 24

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice

    What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practice
    (By Peter Hirtle) By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas. Researchers from the Washington Free…
Rank this Week: 802