Google will not be accused of
copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation
about Google's Books Library Project where Google is
scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation
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...
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...
By Peter S. Vogel |
A bad cloud contract can devastate any business, and a recent article “ 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contrac t” should be a wake-up call, but unfortunately many businesses learn the hard way. By way of example...
Purportedly Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg gave the original web designer 84% of the company and a
New York Judge issued the designer's TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) which
has been challenged by Zuckerberg and Facebook . Paul
Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users
world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it's no surprise at
Apple's announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps
comes on the heels of Steve Jobs' announcement...
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...
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...
While a Michigan couple was married the husband and wife shared a
computer and the husband had access to his wife's email password.... but
according to the Detroit Free Press he ex-husband has now been charged with a felony for looking at his...
Microsoft did not learn its lesson hiring Jerry
Seinfeld to help launch Vista in the fall of 2008, now apparently Tiger
Woods will be Microsoft's spokesman for Windows 7! Is it possible that Steve
Ballmer actually said ???: "This...
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...
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...
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...
276 domain names maliciously used by Waledac
botnets were transferred to Microsoft, even though Waledac never participated
in the suit. Waledac sent more than 1.5 billion daily spam messages in 2009. US
District Judge Leonie Brinkema issued the Order...
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...
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...
Google's Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview that
Google+ users should be not be anonymous since it would be better "if we had an
accurate notion that you were a real person as opposed to a dog, or a fake
person, or a spammer." Schmidt's...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Wikipedia turned 10 years old in
January 2011 with more than 3.5 million English articles and in more than 250
languages, but only about 15% of the articles have been posted by women.
Actually based on a joint study in 2010 of Wikipedia of the contributor...
Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), just
produced at LegalTech New York!
Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal
Elefant , and Robert
Ambrogi , and...
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...
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...