Despite a less-than-flattering
depiction in this year's hit movie "The Social Network," 26-year old
CEO and creator of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has just been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for
2010 . He is among the youngest...
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...
The US Supreme Court will hear argument
on April 18 in the patent infringement case in which Microsoft has been
enjoined from selling Word with XML features.
The US Solicitor General filed an amicus brief with
the Supreme Court against Microsoft...
purchase of Palm for $1.2 billion seems too little too late for HP
to compete in the smart phone market? As the largest manufacturer of
computers in the world it does seem like HP should be in the smart phone
market, and yet few people...
900 MHz Reallocation |
Almost a dozen parties filed comments last week in response to the FCC’s Public Notice seeking input on a supplement to the Petition for Rulemaking filed jointly by Pacific DataVision, Inc. (PDV) and the Enterprise Wireless...
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...
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As 2010 comes to an end Facebook now
reports about $2B in revenue which is amazing for a number of
reasons, not the least of which is that Facebook estimated revenue of closer to
$1.5B (which was double the 2009 revenue) and not all that long ago Facebook...
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...
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...
The Ontario, CA Police Department
(OPD) did not violate the 4th Amendment by reviewing
text messages sent from a work pager. Apparently the OPD's warrantless audit
found Officer Quon had sent or received 456 messages, but only 57 were
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
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...
A recent report that Web 2.0 (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, et al) continues to
friends to share private information at an alarming rate is hardly a
surprise. Research at a number of universities demonstrates that things are
Please join the webcast about Social Media Use with my good friends Michelle
Cheng , Yvonne Gierczyk-Skasko , and me sponsor by the ALI-ABA
(American Law Institute - American Bar Association) which will be live on December
7, 2010 at 12:30pm CST....
No surprise that Facebook developed Credits
using a team of former PayPal folks that shows a clear path to allow
micropayments on Facebook and compete directly with PayPal. The New York Times recently reported that "Facebook
began testing its...
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 Stephen C. Piepgrass and Steve D. Rosenthal
The Federal Trade Commission has released a Staff Report addressing the “Internet of Things” – a phrase referring to everyday items that are able to connect to the internet and transmit...
Why Congress banned Internet
gambling in the US in 2006 is a great mystery particularly since one major
result of the ban was Internet gambling went offshore as did the possible tax
revenues to the US. By lifting the ban Congress will have a new source...
Proposed laws to ease wiretaps on
the Internet are now being considered by the US Senate Judiciary Committee, but
with widespread pushback from privacy groups . Federal
officials have long relied on the wiretap laws to monitor criminals and
International courts increasingly willing to accept service
through Facebook when other methods fail.
Rule 116(1) of the Australian Uniform Civil Procedure Rules
permit substituted service "where, in effect, there is a practical...
TechLaw10 hosts Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod discuss legal issues
related to information technology.
In this episode, Jonathan and Eric discuss the Ponemon Institute's recently
release Second Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study and the fact...
Google Update: Wi-Fi snooping earns it a class-action lawsuit
a follow-up to my recent blog about Google's Street View Cars captured WiFi network information it
is no surprise that many people are mad, but for folks who do not have secure...
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...
LinkedIn now has 90 million users and the IPO information about the Social Media site is
most interesting, including revenue over $161 million for the first 9 months of
2010 which was twice the total revenue for 2009. The current estimated IPO