Internet Governance https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/deadly-swatting-increasing-on-twitch-alarmed-streamers-press-for-change/ Privacy https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/ftc-sued-by-firm-allegedly-selling-sensitive-data-on-abortion-clinic-visits/#p3
Links for Week of August 12, 2022
Internet Governance https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/fcc-rejects-starlinks-886-million-grant-says-spacex-proposal-too-risky/#p3 Social Media https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2022/08/who-owns-a-disputed-social-media-account-jlm-v-gutman.htm Stored Communications Act https://evan.law/2022/08/08/can-a-company-snoop-on-its-employees-personal-email-account/ Antitrust https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/big-tech-just-got-one-step-closer-to-squashing-key-us-antitrust-bill/ Copyright https://gizmodo.com/cory-doctorow-copyright-laws-tech-antitrust-1849376858 Privacy https://iapp.org/news/a/ftc-commences-privacy-rulemaking-initiative/
Links for August 5, 2022
Here are the links of interest for the week of August 5, 2022: General https://www.theverge.com/23220147/work-from-home-lessons-wfh Internet https://decrypt.co/106590/multiple-wallets-including-sol-and-usdc-drained-in-unfolding-attack https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/08/starlink-still-trying-to-get-886m-in-fcc-funds-awarded-by-ajit-pai-in-2020/#p3 Copyright https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/music-labels-settle-copyright-dispute-with-bright-house-eve-trial-2022-08-02/ https://mashable.com/article/copyright-usage-protections
Links for week of July 29, 2022
Here are the links of interest for this week, broken down by general topic: Internet https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/07/russia-is-quietly-ramping-up-its-internet-censorship-machine/ Security https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2022/07/apples-lockdown-mode-2.html Trademark & Copyright https://scoutingwire.org/girl-scouts-of-the-united-states-of-america-gsusa-and-boy-scouts-of-america-bsa-have-entered-into-an-agreement-to-end-trademark-infringement-litigation/ https://circleid.com/posts/20220726-calculating-the-return-on-investment-of-online-brand-protection-projects https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2022/07/the-ninth-circuit-reaffirms-the-discovery-rule-for-the-copyright-acts-statute-of-limitations-starz-v-mgm-guest-blog-post.htm https://blogs.loc.gov/copyright/2022/07/the-copyright-claims-board-is-here-find-out-if-its-right-for-you/
Join the Legal Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club
Today is the anniversary of the first airing of Doctor Who, one of my favorite shows. On this day I am launching a new book club for legal professionals of all sorts (not just lawyers, mind you) to read and discuss books of a Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy nature. As an initial selection, let’s read and…
LG Webinar Recording – The Trademark Modernization Act
Here’s the recording of the November 10, 2021 LG Webinar I conducted on the Trademark Modernization Act: Today, on November 17, 2021, the USPTO issued its final rule setting forth the implementation plan, which varies somewhat from what was expected: The implementation date of the Act is December 18, 2021 for most procedures, with the…
Register for LG Webinar – How The Trademark Modernization Act will Affect Everyone
On November 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM, we invite you to attend an LG Webinar presented by Kevin Thompson entitled “How the Trademark Modernization Act Will Affect Everyone.” The Trademark Modernization Act was signed on December 27, 2020, and will be implemented by December 27, 2021. This 30-minute presentation will focus on the changes coming…
Happy Towel Day 2021!
It’s been 20 years since the original Towel Day, in memory of the late great Douglas Adams. In 2009 I hosted Blawg Review #213 in memory of Douglas on Towel Day. This year, I wish all you hoopy froods a happy and healthy Towel Day.
Controlling Access to Data on Apple devices when Personal Safety is at Risk
Apple has posted a support document explaining just how to check the personal privacy settings on your Apple devices. As they say: If you’d like to revisit what you share with other people, or restore your device’s original settings for any reason, this guide can help you understand what information you are sharing via your…
Slides from April 30, 2020 Chicago Bar presentation on Brexit and the UK IP laws
Here are the slides from my April 30, 2020 presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s International Law Committee seminar on the IP changes coming to the UK as a result of Brexit.