LinkedIn boasts +120 million members who
all agree to be bound to their User Agreement, but few LinkedIn members noticed
that on June
16, 2011 the LinkedIn User Agreement changed. LinkedIn's new User Agreement
is not radically different from previous...
The European Union's (EU) Article 29
Working Party confirmed in documents released this week its "get-tough"
attitude on cookies ahead of a scheduled meeting with the advertising industry
to discuss Europe's new cookie transparency...
Only 5% of all adults used Social
Media in 2005 when Pew Research first asked, and as of August
2011 Pew now reports more than 65% of all adults use Social Media . To be
more precise about what going on with online
adults here's the daily breakdown...
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...
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...
In 2009 Google started offering l egal research and eDiscovery services ( Postini),
and now Google announced that it invested $18.5 million in
RocketLawyer.com which bills itself as the "fastest growing online
legal service." Forbes reported...
Within 10 days of the riots in the
UK a judge sentenced two young men, 20
and 22, to 4 years in jail for using Facebook. Without question Social
Media has transformed communications and impacted the UK riots, but one might
wonder if the courts may...
The 13th Annual LMA Tech
Conference/West promises to be the largest legal technology, educational and
networking event of 2011. As in previous years, this day-long event is focused
on legal marketing technologies. This year we expect more attendees...
A NY Times stock market report for
August 8, 2011 highlighed the fact that Apple's stock
was the most valuable company in the world ahead of Exxon Mobil, but by the
close of the day Exxon Mobil was still number one. Many stock analysts "expect...
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...
GUEST BLOG FROM BARRY BARNETT
Barry Barnett has been a Guest
Blogger in the past, his Blawgletter provides great thoughts, and insights. I
read his blogs regularly. Over the years Barry and I have had a number of cases
together and he is an outstanding...
Apple did not prove that App Store
was famous and not descriptive, therefore Apple failed to establish a
likelihood of success at trial. On July
6, 2011 US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton denied Apple's request to enjoin
Amazon from using "App...
As a retailer Apple appears to be
second to no one, but since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is it
any wonder that a blogger
visiting China recently discovered more than one counterfeit "Apple Store "
selling Apple products...
Please listen to this informative
podcast about eNeturals and Special Masters for eDiscovery featuring US District Judge
Arthur J. Schwab, Allison Skinner, and Timothy Opsitnick concerning the American College of eNeutrals' efforts to
China's dominant search engine Baidu announced a new licensing that will permit legal downloads and streaming
music to millions of Chinese users . A recent NY Times report
described the new deal that will change China's image for providing illegal...
Google's newest Social Media adventure Google+
is getting rave reviews with millions of users yet not launched to the
public. Keep in mind that the Federal
Google faces antitrust allegations
by the Federal
Trade Commission (FTC), the European Union (EU), and in Texas that Google's search engine favors its own services in
search results and charges rivals higher ad rates. So when asked to
Microsoft recently paid $8.5 billion for Skype and
even though Facebook and Google lost in the bidding wars offering a measly $3-4
billion, nonetheless now Facebook announces that Skype will be available for video
calling! Mark Zuckerberg said:
My 30+ minute video
about the 10 Commandments of IT Contracts is available for viewing
thanks to my friends at Financial Management Network (& parent SmartPros Ltd .).
For more than 30 years I've negotiated and litigated hundreds of IT contracts...
Many women attorneys who have seized the benefits of
social media to market their skills are seeing big benefits. The ABA Journal recently interviewed Sports Law practitioner
Carla Varriale who says she could not have built up her national presence...
Apparently not every service offered
by Google is a success as Google found that its Google Health did not catch on
as expected. So Google Health will be retired January 1, 2012
with data available through January 1, 2013. Google Health's goal...
Google was the most valuable brand
name in the world for 4 years, and now Apple
has finally surpassed Google as the most valuable brand . Rounding
out the top 10 are very familar names:
There's a lot of talk about "the cloud" right now, especially in the wake of last week's announcement of the iCloud. The cloud, better known as Software as a Service (SaaS) is, in a nutshell, software and storage capabilities accessed...
A new lawsuit against Google for
Internet location tracking highlights my recent eCommerce Times column that Internet privacy may not be
possible . The new class action lawsuit brought by Jon Pessano and others asserts that Google uses its location...
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...