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Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • 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

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 29

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree
    A global vulnerability in hotel keycard locks was a security disaster—and the opportunity of a lifetime for one burglar. The post Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 17

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

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

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 22

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 21

    2018 Economic Report of the President

    2018 Economic Report of the President
    Economic Report of the President Together with The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers February 2018 The report “overviews the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. The Economic Report…
  • Feb 21

    Commentary – The Shallowness of Google Translate

    Commentary – The Shallowness of Google Translate
    The Atlantic: The Shallowness of Google Translate – The program uses state-of-the-art AI techniques, but simple tests show that it’s a long way from real understanding. “…The practical utility of Google Translate and…
  • Feb 21

    Video – The Temple of Knowledge – NYPL branch custodian and his family lived in the library

    Video – The Temple of Knowledge – NYPL branch custodian and his family lived in the library
    “Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a…
Rank this Week: 26

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 42

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Unsecured PHI Leads to OCR Settlement with Closed Busine

    Unsecured PHI Leads to OCR Settlement with Closed Busine
    On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a resolution agreement with the receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. in order to…
  • Feb 15

    Bing Maisog Speaks on Security Standards in China

    Bing Maisog Speaks on Security Standards in China
    In a recent video, Hunton & Williams’ partner Bing Maisog discusses the Standardization Administration of China’s recent specifications for security standards.… Continue Reading
  • Feb 14

    CFTC Brings Cybersecurity Enforcement Action

    CFTC Brings Cybersecurity Enforcement Action
    On February 18, 2018, in a settled enforcement action, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged a registered futures commission merchant with violations of CFTC regulations relating to an ongoing data breach.… Continue…
Rank this Week: 55

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 21

    FAN 179 (First Amendment News) Does existing First Amendment law endanger our national security and sovereignty? Prof. Hasen says ye

    FAN 179 (First Amendment News) Does existing First Amendment law endanger our national security and sovereignty? Prof. Hasen says ye
    The [Muller] indictment . . . described how fraudulent Russian accounts on Twitter tried to push real Americans into action. The indictment said the fake Twitter account @March_for_Trump had organized political rallies for Mr. Trump in New…
  • Feb 20

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause
    When it comes to funding First Amendment causes, few foundations can rival the recent outlays of the Stanton Foundation (a later post will highlight the philanthropic work of Knight Foundation). In a future post, I welcome the chance to…
  • Feb 20

    West Ford

    West Ford
    I’ve posted previously about West Ford, a slave owned by Bushrod Washington’s mother who may have been fathered by the Justice. (Bushrod gave him over 100 acres of land in his will.) The descendants of West Ford argue that he may…
Rank this Week: 93

Law Library & Technology Blog

Law Library & Technology Blog

From the George Mason University School of Law.

https://sls.gmu.edu/libraryblog/
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Nov 18

    Online Services Registration Information

    Online Services Registration Information
    A quick mid-year reminder about database access — Bloomberg Law If you have lost or forgotten your username or password for Bloomberg Law, you can retrieve them by using the “Forgot your Password?” and/or “Forgot your…
  • Sep 13

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!

    West Academic Study Aids — they aren’t just for exams!
    The West Study Aids package is available online to all students. It includes nutshells, hornbooks, Gilbert’s outlines, and much much more. Content isn’t limited to academic subjects — prepping for an interview? There…
Rank this Week: 96

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

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

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 99

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 101

The MTTLR Blog

The MTTLR Blog

By the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.

http://www.mttlrblog.org/
  • Nov 21

    Old Regulations, New Technology

    Old Regulations, New Technology
    California’s Bay Area is moving towards a new means of transportation, but not if the state government can have its way. SideCar is a San Francisco-based startup that offers real-time ridesharing to a community of smartphone users who need…
  • Nov 14

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?

    YouTube Updates its Content ID Dispute Process, but is it Enough?
    On October 3, 2012, YouTube announced a change in its content ID dispute process, as updated on its blog. What does this update really mean and why does it matter? A short story might help clarify the situation.
  • Nov 12

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?

    Are Your E-mail Communications Protected by the Stored Communications Act?
    Last month, the Supreme Court of South Carolina ruled that the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) did not protect e-mails contained in a user’s webmail account. Jennings v. Jennings, No. 27177 2012 WL 4808545 (S.C. Oct. 10, 2012). The…
Rank this Week: 90

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

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

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Feb 17

    * Don’t Redesign Your Website – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Trademark Portfolio

    * Don’t Redesign Your Website – Unless You Want To Nuke Your Trademark Portfolio
    17 Seconds #45 When I was in USAF pilot training, we had to memorize “notes, caution, and warnings” from our T-37 flight instruction manual. The manual got updated (nationwide) every time something bad happened before, during, or…
  • Feb 5

    * Software Patents on Truck Day

    * Software Patents on Truck Day
    LawLawLaw #44: Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw Subscribe to LawLawLaw Email Address Since 2001, LawLawLaw(TM) has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks), baseball (mostly Red…
  • Feb 1

    * Memo For Record – Techstars USAF – Day 1 Mentor Madne

    * Memo For Record – Techstars USAF – Day 1 Mentor Madne
    Drinking from the firehose again. By Erik J. Heels First published 2/1/2018; LinkedIn.com; publisher: GiantPeople. The USAF taught me about the “Memo For Record” (MFR) concept, and to this day I frequently jot down memos like…
Rank this Week: 135

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 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…
  • Feb 9

    Making Sense of Child Protection Predictive Models: Tech-Soc Reading Group Feb 20

    Making Sense of Child Protection Predictive Models: Tech-Soc Reading Group Feb 20
    How are predictive models transforming how we think about child protection, and how should we think about the role of such systems in a democracy? If you’re interested to ask these questions, join our reading group at 2-3pm on Feb 20th…
Rank this Week: 141

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

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

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 15

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn

    Deepfakes – A Disastrous Merger of AI and Porn
    By David O’Hair First appearing on reddit, a new trend called “deepfakes” has captured the public’s attention with one of the internet’s oldest promises – nude celebrity photos. Intimate celebrity images…
  • Feb 13

    Autonomous Driving, Standard

    Autonomous Driving, Standard
    By Daniel Healow As in many areas where technology has disrupted the status quo, the availability of automotive safety systems has been generally dictated by the speed of its technological development. However, as these technologies are…
  • Feb 7

    Cryptocoins for Copyright: KODAK encourages photographers to forget the middleman

    Cryptocoins for Copyright: KODAK encourages photographers to forget the middleman
    By CaroLea Casas We are in the midst of a cryptocurrency frenzy. A series of memes has taken over the internet in recent months—all about Bitcoin. Some economists have considered whether the cryptocurrency market is a harbinger of yet…
Rank this Week: 166

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 209

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 262

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 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…
  • Feb 13

    FCC Opens Up Special Displacement Window for LPTV Station

    FCC Opens Up Special Displacement Window for LPTV Station
    Last week the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau announced the opening of a 60-day filing window for those LPTV stations who are being displaced as a result of the post-incentive auction repacking process. The…
  • Feb 13

    FCC Extends Comment Deadline on National TV Ownership Cap

    FCC Extends Comment Deadline on National TV Ownership Cap
    On Feb. 12, the Commission announced that it would extend the comment deadline for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding potential changes to the national television ownership cap. Comments are now due by March 19 and reply comments will…
Rank this Week: 339

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: 355

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

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

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
  • Jul 20

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?

    Ben Stevens Interviewed: What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?
    Ed Sohn from Thomson Reuters recently interviewed me for an article titled “What Stops Lawyers From Using Macs At Work?” which was published yesterday at Above The Law. It was a pleasure to assist with his article, because…
Rank this Week: 336

LawPundit

LawPundit

Covers law, information technology, intellectual property and new media. By Andis Kaulins.

http://lawpunditblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 328

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: 489

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Feb 15

    Researching Drone Law

    Researching Drone Law
      With the increased popularity of drones across all aspects of society, it is important to examine the laws and regulations regarding commercial, government, and recreational drone use. The American Bar Association and the…
  • Feb 13

    Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Tree

    Bitcoin Doesn’t Grow on Tree
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.Although bitcoin was invented in 2009 and picked up speed in 2015, its biggest growth spurt occurred in 2017, and its popularity…
  • Feb 9

    Education Law

    Education Law
      Education Law, by Charles J. Russo and Ralph D. Mawdsley, provides an introduction to various aspects of education and school-related law. Chapters include "School Governance", "Student Rights", "Special Education and…
Rank this Week: 416

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

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

http://www.shearsocialmedia.com/
  • Feb 14

    Social Media Sexual Harassment & Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White

    Social Media Sexual Harassment & Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White
    Sexual harassment is a very troubling issue that has only really received major media attention since Harvey Weinstein’s disgusting and potentially illegal behavior was exposed [...] The post Social Media Sexual Harassment & Olympic…
  • Feb 8

    Shani Davis’ Sour Grapes Tweet On Not Being Chosen As Flag Bearer Un-Olympian Like

    Shani Davis’ Sour Grapes Tweet On Not Being Chosen As Flag Bearer Un-Olympian Like
    Olympians spend years of hard work, time, and energy striving to reach their Olympic dreams. Not everyone can be a Michael Phelps or Bonnie Blair [...] The post Shani Davis’ Sour Grapes Tweet On Not Being Chosen As Flag Bearer…
  • Jan 31

    Better Business Bureau Ignored Social Media Advertising Fraud

    Better Business Bureau Ignored Social Media Advertising Fraud
    In 2011, I blogged extensively about a former practicing lawyer who manipulated his Twitter following to appear much more popular to prospective clients than he [...] The post Better Business Bureau Ignored Social Media Advertising Fraud…
Rank this Week: 404

Domain Name Jurisprudence &…

Domain Name Jurisprudence & Commentaries on UDRP Cases

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

http://udrpcommentaries.wordpress.com
  • Feb 12

    What’s So Outrageous Asking High Prices for Domain Names?

    What’s So Outrageous Asking High Prices for Domain Names?
    Panels appointed to hear and decide disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) have long recognized that three letter domains are valuable assets. How investors value their domains depends in part on market…
  • Jan 24

    Trademarks vs Domain Names: Dictionary Words, Common, Combinations, and Arbitrary Letter

    Trademarks vs Domain Names: Dictionary Words, Common, Combinations, and Arbitrary Letter
    The typical daily accounting of decisions filed in disputes under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) may include an award or two dismissing complaints (three is particularly noteworthy: <weddingfleamarket.com>,…
  • Jan 22

    The Rise of a Secondary Market for Domain Names: A Tale of Competing Interest

    The Rise of a Secondary Market for Domain Names: A Tale of Competing Interest
    This essay appeared in Bright Ideas, a publication of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association in its Winter 2017 Edition, published January 2018. Introduction The Trademark Act of 1946 defines trademarks…
Rank this Week: 401

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 1

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/31/18 – Bots, ’Bots and More Bot

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 1/31/18 – Bots, ’Bots and More Bot
    Bots get purged, bots hijack the IoT, bots come to your emotional rescue and more! (There is some non-bot news, as well.) Burger King goes political (and viral) with a video weighing in on the debate over Net Neutrality. (Aaron Mak, Slate) Is…
  • Jan 23

    Artificial Intelligence: All Our Patent Are Belong to You 3.0

    Artificial Intelligence: All Our Patent Are Belong to You 3.0
    Three years after Elon Musk announced in his famous “All Our Patent Are Belong To You” blog post that Tesla would be opening all of its patents to the public, he tweeted a recommendation of Max Tegmark’s recent book Life…
  • Jan 17

    Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policie

    Boeing Decision Forges New Balance Between NLRA Rights and Social Media Policie
    Under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), all employees have a right to engage in protected concerted activity, even if they are not unionized. Such activities include those performed for the mutual aid or protection of all…
Rank this Week: 472

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jan 10

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017
    I was invited to take part, over Skype video, in a panel on social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations at Build Peace 2017, held early December in Bogota, Colombia. My great disappointment at not being able to attend in…
  • Nov 28

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant
    In early 2012, Patrick Meier emailed me (and I think a few others) asking the following questions: If you had some of the most cutting edge software developers at your disposal and funding were not an issue, what major software/computing…
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
Rank this Week: 494

KM Space

KM Space

Covers knowledge management, technology and the practice of law. By Doug Cornelius.

http://kmspace.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 18

    I Ask For Your Money

    I Ask For Your Money
    Compliance Building is a free resource I publish for me, and share with you, to help the compliance profession. It will still be free, but I’m asking for money. I should point out that the money is not for me; It’s for charity.…
  • Jan 10

    Working at Home this Weekend?

    Working at Home this Weekend?
    I home your home computer works better than this one and that you don;t have to use Fortran, no matter easy it may be to use. Perhaps this is a good example of why past performance is not an indication of future results. I think this…
  • Dec 16

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building

    Happy Holidays From Compliance Building
      I hope you have a happy and joyous holiday season. Whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, Feast of Winter Veil, Saturnalia, or New Year’s Eve, I hope you get to spend some extra time with friends and family. I will…
Rank this Week: 396

Criminal Law Library Blog

Criminal Law Library Blog

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

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

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

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story

    State Advocacy Strategies: The New York Story
    Included below are my introductory remarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 23, 2012 as part Program E-1 State Advocacy Strategies: Learning to Connect, Grow and Survive. The material below…
Rank this Week: 502

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: 736

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 561

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Feb 21

    Tax Issues for Startup

    Tax Issues for Startup
    In his article, Tax Issues for Startups, tax attorney Chip Wry summarizes some of the more significant federal income tax issues that founders may encounter in forming their companies, hiring and compensating employees and other service…
  • Feb 13

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment

    Verdeva Signs Deal with E-ZPass to Test Automatic Payment
    MBBP client Verdeva, Inc. has partnered with E-ZPass to test automatic payments with E-ZPass toll transponders in a new service called PayByCar. The service will allow E-ZPass users to pay for goods and services at participating businesses…
  • Feb 12

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable

    Joe Hunt Speaking at BU School of Law Tax Reform Roundtable
    Tax attorney Joe Hunt will participate on a panel about tax reform at Boston University School of Law on Friday, February 16. The “Tax Reform Roundtable – Corporations” is being hosted by the Graduate Tax Program and is…
Rank this Week: 650

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 723

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    How to Make Use of Predictive Coding and Search Terms When Producing Discovery

    How to Make Use of Predictive Coding and Search Terms When Producing Discovery
    There are many ways to achieve a focused dataset for review using both search terms and predictive coding. Magistrate Judge Katherine Parker issued a detailed opinion on the use of predictive coding in a recent discrimination case . In…
  • Feb 14

    The Future of Ediscovery: Changes in Data Formats and Storage

    The Future of Ediscovery: Changes in Data Formats and Storage
    This is the final post in our multi-part series covering our ebook on the ins and outs of ediscovery. In this series, we’ve covered the ediscovery basics, including the history of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM); core…
  • Feb 13

    Strategies for Audio Files in Discovery

    Strategies for Audio Files in Discovery
    Audio and video files can provide challenges for attorney review. My first case with audio files was representing a defendant in a criminal matter. The evidence included hundreds of wiretap recordings of audio files. Our review strategy was…
Rank this Week: 669

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&rsquo;s Content Moderation &amp; 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: 798

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Feb 19

    Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organization

    Recent OCR Newsletter Highlights Growing Cyber Extortion Threat for Healthcare Organization
    The OCR’s January 2018 newsletter details specific types of cyber extortion that healthcare organizations are currently encountering, including ransomware, denial of service attacks, distributed denial of service attacks and theft of…
  • Feb 6

    Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

    Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017
    On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as…
  • Jan 31

    SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare

    SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare
    On Jan. 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued its final rule regarding the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Part 2. These changes become effective Feb. 2, 2018. As…
Rank this Week: 948

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    My legal tech invention: the Magic Money Machine

    My legal tech invention: the Magic Money Machine
    A Watched Pot I invented a new tech product for the corporate legal market. I have no qualms labeling it "the ultimate disruptive game changer." I hope you are sitting down for this. The Magic Money Machine™ is a proprietary IoT…
  • Feb 15

    Amazon Treasure Truck: yet another POS that turns shopping into a scavenger hunt

    Amazon Treasure Truck: yet another POS that turns shopping into a scavenger hunt
    Well I had fun shopping experience that I thought I would share--Amazon's Treasure Truck. It is kind of internet-y and social media-y thing I can chat about. It is yet another POS that Amazon is owning. Basically, you sign up for text…
  • Feb 8

    A Librarian By Any Other Name…

    A Librarian By Any Other Name…
    Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting New York City during LegalWeek and enjoying the frigid 19 degree weather that comes with visiting New York at the end of January. LegalWeek itself is typically made of of legal technology folks and…
Rank this Week: 883

Court Technology and Trial…

Court Technology and Trial Presentation Blawg

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

http://trial-technology.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 17

    Litigation Statistics: Settle or Fight?

    Litigation Statistics: Settle or Fight?
    Although the overall percentage of cases filed actually going to trial remains predictably low (around 2-3%, depending on where you’re getting your data, the period covered, and type of case), this year has started off (for us, anyway)…
  • Jan 1

    2018 - Something Old, Something New

    2018 - Something Old, Something New
    Y2K with Brobeck (scary times) Beginning with my time in-house at Brobeck (1998-2002), I have enjoyed writing about Legal Technology for many publications. Many reprints were available on earlier versions of the Litigation-Tech website.…
  • Dec 22

    Ten PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom

    Ten PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom
    PowerPoint Tips for the Courtroom(Originally published on ABA Law Technology Today)Since everyone has a different level of comfort and experience with something used as infrequently as PowerPoint, the objective for this list is to approach…
Rank this Week: 563

FOSS Patents

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 947

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

Percipient E-Discovery Blog

A blog about e-discovery, technology and other related matters of interest.

https://percipient.co/blog
  • Feb 14

    Attorneys’ Duty to Implement Legal Hold Does Not End After Hitting Send

    Attorneys’ Duty to Implement Legal Hold Does Not End After Hitting Send
    Who knew the topic of legal holds is so engaging? Articles about legal and litigation holds turn out to be some of our most popular reads. We’ve written in the past about litigation hold triggers and the duty to preserve…
  • Jan 23

    Do You Like Podcasts? We do too!

    Do You Like Podcasts? We do too!
    We at Percipient are fans of podcasts, so much so that we launched one–Technically Legal, a podcast about legal technology and changes to the legal industry and the practice of law.   During each episode we interview a legal…
  • Jan 4

    The Dashboard Difference

    The Dashboard Difference
      As the volume of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) collected for litigation, investigations and other legal matters grows, so too does the task of filtering through junk.  Thankfully, the proper use of software, technology…
Rank this Week: 603

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Feb 14

    Twitter Not Liable for ISIS Use of Site

    Twitter Not Liable for ISIS Use of Site
    On January 31st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that Twitter can’t be held liable for allegedly allowing the Islamic State (ISIS) to use its social network to spread propaganda. The case, Fields v. Twitter, Inc.,…
  • Feb 14

    Challenges to Uber’s Plans for a Flying Car Service?

    Challenges to Uber’s Plans for a Flying Car Service?
    While one day requesting air travel with the convenience of a ride sharing app may seem like a luxury reserved for the ultra-wealthy, Uber already has plans to deliver this service to consumers at an affordable rate. The idea is that…
  • Feb 14

    Graffiti Gains Legitimacy: Judge Awards Graffiti Artists $6.7M

    Graffiti Gains Legitimacy: Judge Awards Graffiti Artists $6.7M
    5Pointz complex in Long Island City, Queens, was a frequent site of photo shoots and music videos as its walls were adorned with visual works of art since the 1990s—back when the owner of the building agreed to allow graffiti artists…
Rank this Week: 861

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-eDiscovery-Report
Rank this Week: 834

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Feb 6

    FTC Enters Into COPPA Settlement With Online Talent Search Company

    FTC Enters Into COPPA Settlement With Online Talent Search Company
    On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a settlement with Nevada-based Prime Sites, Inc., doing business as Explore Talent, related to charges that Explore Talent violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act…
  • Jan 30

    President Trump Nominates Four New Commissioners to FTC

    President Trump Nominates Four New Commissioners to FTC
    Last week, President Trump nominated four new commissioners to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”):  Joseph J. Simons, an antitrust attorney, as Chairman; Noah Joshua Phillips, chief counsel for Senate Majority Whip John…
  • Jan 30

    CJEU Rejects Consumer Privacy Class Action

    CJEU Rejects Consumer Privacy Class Action
    By Dan Cooper, Joseph Jones, and Ruth Scoles Mitchell On January 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down a ruling permitting consumer privacy actions to be brought in the consumer’s home…
Rank this Week: 912

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

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

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    Speeding Up Document Review with Instant Preview

    Speeding Up Document Review with Instant Preview
    Minimizing ediscovery document review cost is a high priority for most firms and their clients. Reducing cost comes down to reducing hours, or even minutes, of review time.   If you are reading this, we’re most likely preaching to…
  • Jan 17

    BIG Improvements to Nextpoint Search Tool

    BIG Improvements to Nextpoint Search Tool
    We’ve just made searching through your data even easier. In 2017, we completed some major enhancements to the Nextpoint search engine which dramatically increased the speed of search results (we went from really fast to super fast).…
  • Jan 5

    Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

    Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know
    On January 3, 2018, two hardware-related vulnerabilities, named Meltdown and Spectre (https://meltdownattack.com/ ), were disclosed by security researchers, which together affect a high proportion of all computers and mobile devices built…
Rank this Week: 848

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 765

IT Law in Ireland

IT Law in Ireland

Covers information technology law issues with a focus on freedom of expression, privacy and other fundamental rights. By TJ McIntyre.

http://www.tjmcintyre.com/
  • Oct 2

    Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disaster

    Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disaster
    I have a piece in today's Irish Times on the approach of the Irish state to privacy. In short: there's a lot of room for improvement. Text below with added links.Ireland must learn from UK data protection and ID disastersThe growth of the…
  • Aug 26

    Letter regarding the Public Services Card

    Letter regarding the Public Services Card
    I'm very grateful to my academic colleagues who have signed a letter expressing concern at the growing use of the (supposedly optional) public services card as a mandatory requirement for essentials as passports and social…
  • May 17

    Back in the saddle

    Back in the saddle
    I'm delighted to be able to say that starting this week I'll be working as a consultant with FP Logue Solicitors. The partners - Fred Logue and Niall Rooney - have an excellent track record in business law, with a focus on brands,…
Rank this Week: 746