Copyright protection extends to
cloud music lockers based on a new federal court ruling. US District Judge
William H. Pauley III in New York granted
judgments in favor of MP3tunes and Michael Robertson on August 22, 2011 under
the Digital Millennium...
LexisNexis® has worked with Newstex for several years to
aggregate some of the best legal news, video, blog and twitter sources for the
LexisNexis service. Now LexisNexis and Newstex have partnered to
bring you the LexisNexis® Legal News app...
Google Woes in the EU Include Conviction for Executives Over Video Posting
conviction of 3 Google executives in Italy for a video posted on Google
which showed the bullying of a disable teenager captured many headlines. No
Let's see a show of hands- do you
read Terms of Service? Privacy Policies? Or Click Agreements? I routinely ask
audiences this question and rarely do I ever get any hands raised. My recent
Technology Law column in eCommerce Times entitled "...
By the fall of 2011 BlackBerry mobile devices will use Microsoft's Bing as
the default search engine (with Bing maps) in direct competition with Google
and to try to capture location based marketing opportunities. This should not
be a surprise...
Not only was Google's roll out of
Buzz in 2010 badly received by the user community, the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) filed a Complaint for Google's violation of its own
launched its Buzz social network through...
New York, September 12 th
- Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
LexisNexis' Janet Bartoli will
speak at the NYC International Search
Summit , next month in September - This presentation will be for SEO
in-house professionals, discussing some...
Special Masters can help Judges and
parties in eDiscovery disputes and also reduce the cost of litigation. Also
managing eDiscovery can be improved by using eMediators who can help simply
eDiscovery disputes and reduce motion practice. My recent article...
My recent interview
about "Internet Privacy " by CNN's anchor Brooke Baldwin was very timely since the next day
the Department of Commerce called for the creation of a Federal Office to Guide Online Privacy and
published a white paper...
Steve Jobs' predicts that Apple's
will allow everyone store all of their music, video, photos, and documents on
the Web , which is no surprise in today's hot cloud world. But many alarms went
off around the world with the FBI's...
Apparently eBay wants to spread the word that it opposes
an Internet sales tax. I wrote my eCommerce Times Legal Column recently about
Internet sales taxes entitled " Sales Taxes on the
Internet: Is This the Year We'll Pay?" I suspect...
Google settled a dispute about rejecting ads with
the French Competition Authority including a 3 month
notification period for the future when rejecting ads. Navx bought ads from Google to help drivers avoid
speeding tickets by providing "online...
A recent NY Times report is critical
of the daily use of the military's use social security
numbers (SSN)and birth dates, and how poorly Personal
Identifiable Information (PII) is managed. Army intelligence officer turned
West Point professor...
A report in the Financial Times
that Alibaba might take over Yahoo! has raised privacy fears. Jack Ma's
(Alibaba founder & former Google employee) recent comment about the
prospect that Alibaba was interested in Yahoo! set off privacy group...
Forbes released its annual list of billionaires and 6 were people involved
with Facebook including Mark Zuckerberg ($13.5 billion), and Facebook
co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin and Sean Parker. Hardly a
surprise rather just a confirmation...
Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services
collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements .
The 10 page OnStar
Privacy Statement states that:
the Data Connection to your...
Current US Congressional debate will impact the future of
the Internet with Net Neutrality opponents claiming that the FCC has
overstepped its bounds of regulation and should rely on the antitrust laws. My
recent eCommerce Times column entitled "Net...
After devoting my February column in
eCommerceTimes to Internet sales tax issues there
was an interesting turn of events over the dispute between Amazon.com and the
Texas Comptroller over a $ 269 million Internet sales tax bill . Amazon.com
You represent the
defendant in a personal injury case in which the 20-year-old plaintiff claims
that she can no longer enjoy the pleasures of life and is confined to her home.
During the course of examining plaintiff's witness in deposition, the...
In April 2011, Paul Ceglia brought suit against Facebook for a second time, but this time with bigger and better representation. He says he has solid evidence in the form of emails from Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, and that the emails will show...
The NY Times is now charging for its content except for bloggers
and Social Media users (including Facebook & Twitter) are
not charged for NY Times content at all. Now visitors to the NY Times enjoy 20
free articles each month and otherwise the...
My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times describes
why the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
has merely driven Internet Gambling off-shore and as result the US is losing
billions of dollars of tax revenue. Generally...
Please join me for a Social Media
webcast which will be an update about Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter,
Yelp, Google, and much more on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 12:30-1:30pm CDT.
You can sign up for the webcast at TexasBarCLE .
All Social Media and Internet
businesses rely on TOS and Click Agreements to protect their legal rights, but
few businesses take the time to make sure that the TOS and Click Agreements
actually protect their business operations. I welcome you to read...
Although Social Media users rely on
information posted on Wikipedia , a recent ruling in a US Federal Court
is a reminder that US Federal Courts refuse to accept Wikipedia as a credible
source. U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson of Louisville, Kentucky...