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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/
  • May 25

    [Stewart Baker] California crazy meets European crazy in the Mugshots.com case

    [Stewart Baker] California crazy meets European crazy in the Mugshots.com case
    In this episode, Markham Erickson highlights the Mugshots.com prosecution. The site had a loathsome business model, publishing mugshots for free and charging hundreds of bucks to people who wanted the record of their arrests taken down. Now…
  • May 25

    [Ilya Somin] Give Susette Kelo Her Land Back

    [Ilya Somin] Give Susette Kelo Her Land Back
    Jeff Benedict is a prominent reporter and author of Little Pink House, an excellent journalistic account of the events leading up to Kelo v. City of New London, the controversial 2005 Supreme Court decision in which the justices ruled that it…
  • May 25

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. New on the podcast: eminent domain for private gain, phone searches at the border, and illegal structuring. Click here for iTunes. Or click…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 34

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/
  • May 26

    GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan

    GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan
    Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to “stay in touch” or “opt in” or informing us of a “policy update”. On May 25, an historic date for the internet,…
  • May 24

    A more transparent and accountable Internet? Here’s how – Jonny Shipp

    A more transparent and accountable Internet? Here’s how – Jonny Shipp
    This week the UK Culture Secretary announced that the UK Government will legislate on internet safety. This could include a statutory code of conduct to tackle bullying and harassment on social media and mandatory transparency…
  • May 23

    What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bli

    What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bli
    Facebook has for the first time made available data on the scale of abusive comments posted to its site. This may have been done under the growing pressure by organisations for social media companies to be more transparent about online abuse,…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
Rank this Week: 51

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: 587

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

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

http://www.commlawcenter.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 26

    Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs List

    Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs List
    As those that receive our Pillsbury Client Advisories know (you can sign up for those here), April 10th was the deadline for placing various quarterly reports in your station’s public inspection file.  With many radio stations…
Rank this Week: 2470

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
  • May 25

    Malibu Media Lawsuit Settlement Amount

    Malibu Media Lawsuit Settlement Amount
    Have you received a subpoena from Malibu Media? If you’re considering settling, make sure you read this, and call Antonelli Law for a free consultation to discuss your specific case against Malibu Media. Malibu Media Lawsuit:…
  • May 24

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018

    Strike 3 Holdings: 12 lawsuits filed in Sacramento, CA in April, 2018
    Have you recently received a Strike 3 Holdings Subpoena? Antonelli Law can help you decide what to do. Strike 3 Holdings lawsuits have been increasing in recent years. In late April 2018 they filed 12 lawsuits against individuals in and…
  • May 16

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.

    Malibu Media: One defendant fights back in court.
    Malibu Media and Lawsuits Malibu Media, LLC, produces pornographic films through a paid subscription. Despite the subscription feature, Malibu Media has claimed that approximately 80,000 US-based people are illegally downloading their movies…
Rank this Week: 1426

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

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

http://blawgit.com
  • 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,…
  • Apr 30

    Someone Stole My Board Game!

    Someone Stole My Board Game!
    Part II of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. So I invented a new game. Now what? In the past, game inventors had a difficult time getting their games to market. They often had to invest in…
Rank this Week: 1000

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: 2379

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: 876

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/
  • May 24

    FCC Proposes 2018 Regulatory Fee

    FCC Proposes 2018 Regulatory Fee
    As we pack up our swimming trunks and beach umbrellas for the unofficial start of summer, the FCC this week issued its 2018 Regulatory Fee Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM puts in motion the process for payment of regulatory…
  • May 22

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.
    Like telemarketing “robocalls” that never seem to go away, the FCC’s attempts to clarify important and difficult statutory and regulatory issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) seem to constantly reoccur.…
  • May 21

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint
    The FCC at its May Open Meeting adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing reforms to the Commission’s current procedures used to resolve complaints of interference caused by FM translator stations. As the NPRM recites,…
Rank this Week: 2985

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: 3429

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 23

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobsen, LLP, is publishing All Your Works Are Belong to Us: New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games in volume 19 of the North Carolina Journal of Law and...
  • May 22

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law
    Patrick Russell Goold, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion in the Akron Law review. Here is the abstract. Moral rights are often portrayed as an unwelcome import into U.S. law. During the nineteenth…
  • May 22

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, is publishing A (Nude) Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words — But How Many Dollars?: Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in ‘Revenge Porn’ Cases in volume 45 of...
Rank this Week: 634

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/
  • 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 —…
  • May 11

    When Terms of Service limit disclosure of affiliate marketing

    When Terms of Service limit disclosure of affiliate marketing
    By Arunesh Mathur, Arvind Narayanan and Marshini Chetty In a recent paper, we analyzed affiliate marketing on YouTube and Pinterest. We found that on both platforms, only about 10% of all content with affiliate links is disclosed to users as…
Rank this Week: 309

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

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

http://twit.tv/twil
  • May 18

    TWiL 423: Cookies For #Privma

    TWiL 423: Cookies For #Privma
    We are among the star wars. Join Denise Howell, Alex Marcham, and Matthew Curtis as they discuss the intersection of technology and law. Will local tech laws have the global effect that the once did? Facebook and LinkedIn transport their data…
  • May 11

    TWiL 422: Two Weeks in Fortnite

    TWiL 422: Two Weeks in Fortnite
    YouTube's scaled down Content ID system: Copyright Match, the Music Modernization Act, what happens to a video game when music licensing rights expire? YouTuber Rip-off fight: Mars Argo v. Poppy and more! Hosts: Denise Howell and J.…
  • May 4

    TWiL 421: Doing NOT

    TWiL 421: Doing NOT
    Denise Howell is joined by Fr. Robert Ballecer to talk about smart contracts, the blockchain, and the "Oracle" problem. Also, the legality of Leia's imprisonment on the Death Star and Claims one may have involving a Westworld android…
Rank this Week: 1061

Center for Art Law Blog

Center for Art Law Blog

Features art and cultural heritage law resources and reviews.

http://itsartlaw.com
  • May 17

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018

    WYWH: NYC’s Art Business Conference 2018
    By Stephanie Drawdy* The Art Business Conference, held in New York on April 17, was an ambitious day of discussion among art professionals who shared insight on the “ecosystem” of the art market. From the impact of technology on…
  • May 7

    ARCA’s Spotlight on an Upcoming Auction

    ARCA’s Spotlight on an Upcoming Auction
    *Note from the Editors: This article is reprinted with permission from Lynda Albertson, CEO of ARCA. The original is available here. By Lynda Albertson* Since 2007 Tsirogiannis, a Cambridge-based Greek forensic…
  • May 3

    Bull’s-Eye: Making Heads or Tails of the Manhattan DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit

    Bull’s-Eye: Making Heads or Tails of the Manhattan DA’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit
    By Thaara S. Shankar* and the Center for Art Law Team In December of 2017, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. attended a repatriation ceremony in which three statues were returned to the Lebanese Republic. These three…
Rank this Week: 2925

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • May 17

    A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit

    A State Bar Switches From Casemaker To Fastcase As A Member Benefit
    The Mississippi Bar today announced that it is switching the research service it offers as a free benefit to its members from Casemaker to Fastcase. The switch will take effect for its more than 9,000 members on June 1. “This new…
  • May 16

    New Survey Paints Picture of Innovation and Technology at Law Firm

    New Survey Paints Picture of Innovation and Technology at Law Firm
    Although law firms often talk about innovation, fewer than a third have actually tasked someone within the firm with the responsibility for driving innovation. That is among the findings of a new survey, the 2018 Aderant Business of Law…
  • May 15

    Change Is Easy, Leaving Is Hard: My Journey from Big Law (A Special Guest Post by Stephen Embry)

    Change Is Easy, Leaving Is Hard: My Journey from Big Law (A Special Guest Post by Stephen Embry)
    Sometimes I get nervous When I see an open door Close your eyes Continue reading → The post Change Is Easy, Leaving Is Hard: My Journey from Big Law (A Special Guest Post by Stephen Embry) appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's…
Rank this Week: 352

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: 3474

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: 515

Create Protect Blog

Create Protect Blog

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

http://www.tbennettlaw.com/createprotect/
  • 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…
  • Apr 27

    How Does VARA Protect Artists and Building Owners?

    How Does VARA Protect Artists and Building Owners?
    Photo by Aleksander Naug on Unsplash Patrick Lewis contributed to this post.5Pointz is the story of how the pen is mightier than the brush. Or, how written notice could have saved a…
Rank this Week: 2249

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/
  • May 9

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law

    The Royal wedding: a prince, a Hollywood star…and IP law
    With the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Hollywood star Meghan Markle fast approaching, companies may be looking at leveraging the glamour of this event in their advertising and products and capitalising on the ‘Royal effect’.…
  • May 3

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright

    Career Step – Lessons on joint authorship of copyright
    A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia, Career Step, LLC v TalentMed Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 132 (Career Step) provides a useful reminder of the principles that apply when determining whether a new copyright work is the result…
  • May 1

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting

    Canada: out of line in combatting counterfeiting
    For the first time since 2012, Canada has once again been named to the “Priority” Watch List in the 2018 Special 301 Report on Intellectual Property Rights, put out by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).…
Rank this Week: 1410

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: 371

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: 3909

Cyberleagle

Cyberleagle

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

http://cyberleagle.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    It’s no laughing matter - the case for regulating humour

    It’s no laughing matter - the case for regulating humour
    The fallout from the Count Dankula ‘Nazi pug’ video prosecution shows no sign of abating.  While many have condemned the conviction as an assault on freedom of speech, others are saying that the law does not go far…
Rank this Week: 1991

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/
  • Apr 30

    How Consumers Suffer from the Sprint-TMobile Merger

    How Consumers Suffer from the Sprint-TMobile Merger
                In the upcoming weeks, Americans will see and hear millions of dollars in happy talk about the proposed merger of Sprint and TMobile.  Spin masters, dollar operated academics and a legion of…
  • Apr 25

    The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Report: How Do You Politicize a Statistical Report?

    The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Report: How Do You Politicize a Statistical Report?
                One of the blessings and curses of my calling includes the perceived duty to read as many key FCC documents as possible.  Of late, it challenges my credulity, serenity…
  • Apr 15

    Freedom to Discriminate: Assessing the Lawfulness and Utility of Biased Broadband Network

    Freedom to Discriminate: Assessing the Lawfulness and Utility of Biased Broadband Network
    Hello All:You might have an interest in a deep dive on broadand zero rating: http://www.jetlaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2_Frieden-Article_Final.pdf.Here's the abstract:This Article assesses the potential for harm to broadband…
Rank this Week: 1734

TeleFrieden

TeleFrieden

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

http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    How Consumers Suffer from the Sprint-TMobile Merger

    How Consumers Suffer from the Sprint-TMobile Merger
                In the upcoming weeks, Americans will see and hear millions of dollars in happy talk about the proposed merger of Sprint and TMobile.  Spin masters, dollar operated academics and a legion of…
  • Apr 25

    The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Report: How Do You Politicize a Statistical Report?

    The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Report: How Do You Politicize a Statistical Report?
                One of the blessings and curses of my calling includes the perceived duty to read as many key FCC documents as possible.  Of late, it challenges my credulity, serenity…
  • Apr 15

    Freedom to Discriminate: Assessing the Lawfulness and Utility of Biased Broadband Network

    Freedom to Discriminate: Assessing the Lawfulness and Utility of Biased Broadband Network
    Hello All:You might have an interest in a deep dive on broadand zero rating: http://www.jetlaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2_Frieden-Article_Final.pdf.Here's the abstract:This Article assesses the potential for harm to broadband…
Rank this Week: 695

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: 2657

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
Rank this Week: 240

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: 2780

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

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

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • 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…
  • Feb 19

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media

    The Judge Who Holds Key to Future of Media
    Federal Judge Richard Leon is not a household name, but he is one of the most powerful men in Washington. As senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Leon’s past decisions have altered the fate of some of…
Rank this Week: 3496

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: 2102

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: 4421

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: 2062

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: 3236

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: 281

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: 2824

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: 2422

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: 4377

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: 3495

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: 1091

'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: 1909

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: 948

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: 2185

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: 2644