The item that got the most attention this week was the news that Keurig plans to include what is essentially DRM in their upcoming line of "2.0" brewers. After the firestorm that post ignited, Keurig raced to put out a weak response discussing all the wonderful reasons that this technology is necessary. Show More Summary
Stephanie Greene and Christine Neylon O'Brien (both Boston College - Business) have just posted on SSRN their timely article (forthcoming Am. Bus. L.J.) The NLRB v. The Courts: Showdown Over the Right to Collective Action in Workplace Disputes. Here's the...
After a long hiatus, I finally get to teach Employment Discrimination again! I'm excited, but also a bit out of the loop, since I haven't been teaching or researching in this area for awhile. I['m looking for good "hot topics"...
Sahar Aziz (Texas A&M) has just posted on SSRN her article Veiled Discrimination. Here's the take-away from her abstract: This Article applies social psychology and antidiscrimination theories to the case of Muslim women of color in the workplace, an under-researched...
Its members will pursue women’s rights; big tasks ahead of them [Arab News, with striking picture] Tweet Tags: Saudi Arabia, sex discrimination First female law firm opens in Saudi Arabia is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
Kickstarter has launched a lot of brand new games, both video- and otherwise, but it's also home to plenty of people working on ways to enhance and alter existing games, and those people are the stars of this week's Awesome Stuff. Bridging...Show More Summary
It’s best known as a marketing tactic in the technology business, but it works more widely too, notes Julie Gunlock in her new book From Cupcakes To Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How To Fight Back (Independent Women’s Forum). Show More Summary
Truly awful proposal: “2014 HB 366 proposes to prohibit landlords from refusing housing vouchers” [Maryland Legislative Watch, earlier from other states] SB 409/HB1197 (Raskin/Hixson) would require restaurants to have at least one staffer...Show More Summary
The Mexican restaurant says it paid the singer $212,500 for a song he never delivered. read more
Republished from ProPublica under a Creative Commons license. The East German secret police, known as the Stasi, were an infamously intrusive secret police force. They amassed dossiers on about one quarter of the population of the country during the Communist regime. Show More Summary
A few years ago we noted how there appeared to be a growing belief among some chefs that taking photographs of their dishes when you're in their restaurants is somehow "taking away their intellectual property." We've discussed a fewShow More Summary
Overseas there has been a growing push to draw in more Facebook and Google users by making it so select Facebook or Google content doesn't count against your mobile data plan. From the Philippines to Kenya, you can see these efforts exemplified by services like Facebook Zero and Google Free Zone. Show More Summary
Part of the enjoyment of eating is indulging in the sensory experience of food. Whether we like a food depends on the texture, consistency, temperature (both physical and perceived, as in cool mints or hot peppers), smell, taste, and even its appearance. Show More Summary
We've already reported on how Italy's communications watchdog, AGCOM, has assigned itself the power to censor websites based on a copyright infringement claim from a copyright holder, without any sort of judicial due process. However,...Show More Summary
While the assumption was that AT&T's attempted takeover of T-Mobile was shuttered simply because it eliminated a needed competitor from the market, one of the biggest, under-stated reasons was simply AT&T's immense, blistering hubris, forged by decades of being pampered by the government. Show More Summary
I was at the Ohio Bench Bar Dean's Conference today, and noticed this as part of the cornerstone of the Ohio Supreme Court building. I thought readers of this blog would enjoy it. The building, built art-deco style in the...
Peter Maass, who I've been fortunate to meet and has had a pretty amazing career as an embedded war journalist, has penned a pretty fantastic read over at Glenn Greenwald's new The Intercept venture. In it, Maass points out that among...Show More Summary
Which law school should this 0L go to?
A federal judge in Manhattan refused to dismiss an indictment against Paul Ceglia, who is accused of attempting to defraud Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg with a sham lawsuit.
A couple months ago, we had a blog post celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision that showed the Sony Betamax was legal, an important ruling that helped clear the field for innovations that could, potentially, be used for infringement, so long as they also had substantial non-infringing uses. Show More Summary