Category: Musings

  • INTA 2007: Muddy waters: Evolving Law and Policy on Internet Advertising

    I attended the session this morning at INTA 2007 on Internet advertising, specifically the focus was on keywords but popups were discussed as well. The speakers were Peter Becker of Microsoft, Laura Covington of Yahoo, Lauren Fisher of AOL, and Rose Hagan of Google. The most interesting part for me was a comparison of the […]

  • Practice Tip: Use Truecrypt to secure portable media

    Imagine you need to take a file with sensitive data on it with you on a trip, but the only method you have available is a small USB thumb drive. You get to your destination only to discover the drive fell out of your pocket somewhere along the way. What a disaster, the hardest for […]

  • Techshow Roundup

    I attended only one day of the ABA Techshow here in Chicago on Friday, March 23rd. I initially wrote this post on the train using my latest gadget acquisition, an EvDO Mobile Broadband Card I won at Techshow courtesy of Sprint.  I was one of the lucky winners of their giveaway, and wow, it’s nice.  […]

  • Commentary: Google/YouTube sued by Viacom

    It’s often been said that when Google, Inc. bought the YouTube service, it bought a lawsuit. There have been several, but the biggest one yet was filed on March 13, 2007. There are six counts, the first three are for infringements of the exclusive rights granted to copyright holders, and the remaining three are for […]

  • RIP: Bitpass

    I first wrote about Bitpass, a micropayment service, here, back in July of 2005.  I was sad to read that the service will shut down as of January 26th. Matt Marshall at VentureBeat has a great article discussing the demise here.

  • Be Proactive: Know Your Systems and People Before Facing a Lawsuit

    The following is an article I wrote about the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its impact on record keeping responsibilities and issues. —- As of December 1, 2006, the Federal Courts have adopted new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that explicitly acknowledge the fact that information that may be relevant […]

  • Odds & Ends: Search & Seizure

    Today was my first day back at work after two weeks off.  My excuse? Parental leave after the birth of my third son.  Mother and baby are doing fine.  So are his older brothers. I was pleased to see that Blawg Review #70 was posted on Monday by Dave! Gulbransen.  I had the pleasure of […]

  • News and Notes

    Here are some quick news and notes: Patrick Lamb, at In Search of Perfect Client Service, has posted Blawg Review #45. He was kind enough to notice my article on detecting the tone of your email for inclusion in this week’s summary of the legal blogosphere. My word, this is exciting – Chicago is the […]

  • Open Source: Craigslist

    Christopher Lydon’s outstanding public radio show called Open Source is available as a podcast. This morning on my commute I listened to the February 7th show about Craigslist and its implications for generating community on the Internet. Here is a link to the show which you can download and listen on any MP3 player or […]

  • Saving the Soul of the Internet

    Ryan Singel at Wired News has a great article on the battle (has it really been ten years? My, how time flies) ten years ago over the Communications Decency Act. The article is entitled “They Saved the Internet’s Soul.” I highly recommend it, it’s only two pages long. This case went all the way to […]