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David Cameron Promises To Do Away With 'Safe Spaces' On The Internet

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, there were some questions raised when it appeared that UK Prime Minister David Cameron was suggesting that he wanted to undermine all encryption on the internet. Later, some suggested he was looking more at undermining end point security. Show More Summary

Privity: Prevailing Defendant Cannot Take Advantage of Indemnification Agreement to Attorney Fees when Offending Party Fails to Pay

by Dennis Crouch Buckhorn and Schoeller Arca Systems v. Orbis (Fed. Cir. 2015) As part of a license agreement, Schoeller Arca granted Buckhorn a license to its U.S. Patent No. 5,199,592 in a form termed “co-exclusive” because Schoeller retained a right to practice the invention.  The agreement gave Buckhorn the right to control any enforcement of the patent […]

Today’s Tech: How A Startup Attorney Uses Cloud Computing

Cloud computing software can be great but you need to plan carefully if you want to use it, as technology columnist Nicole Black explains.

Standard Of Review: Suits Is Back, Sans Secretary

Cultural critic Harry Graff dives headfirst into the new season of Suits -- does he like it any better now?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Cases

Twenty years ago, if you injured your limb and developed a debilitating pain condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), you would have likely been told that “it’s all in your head.” Instead of treating the pain, patients branded with the label RSD were believed to be crazy and were referred out for psychological testing and... Show More Summary

Amnesty International Told That GCHQ Spied On Its Communications

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Amnesty International has been heavily engaged in fights against mass surveillance, recognizing that many of the people it communicates with need an expectation of privacy in their communications with the group. Last year, Ed Snowden revealed that the NSA specifically spied on Amnesty International and other human rights organizations. Show More Summary

How States Are Fighting To Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to ease the way for cities to become Internet service providers. So-called municipal broadband is already a reality in a few towns, often providing Internet access and faster service to rural communities that cable companies don't serve. Show More Summary

Should Judges Interpret the Law?

Judge Rakoff suggests that administrative actions not only tilt the outcome further toward the government, they make bad law.

The Purloined Letters -- Update

I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment lawsuit....

Morning Docket: 07/02/15

The Department of Justice has launched an antitrust investigation looking at potential price collusion between major airlines. The airline industry doing something to make customers' lives difficult? Surely you jest. [Associated Press] Loretta Lynch went back to her hometown of Durham, North Carolina yesterday and held a roundtable on civil rights. Show More Summary

Comcast's New Voice-Controlled Remote Starts Marketing Movies To Your Kids

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years, broadcasters and cable operators have tried to push the boundaries of good taste and advertising revenue generation. Whether that's trying to prevent consumers from skipping ads to patenting technology that will use cameras embedded in set tops to watch you watching TV, there's a relentless thirst for new realms of ad revenue. Show More Summary

Judge Minora Reviews Current Status of At Will Employment Law

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

Facing an Employment At Will situation? Click HERE for a thorough Opinion by Judge Carmen D. Minora in the case of Krutulis v. Community Medical Center, No. 2009 - CV - 1474 (C.P. Lacka. Co. June 4, 2015 Minora, J.), for the currentShow More Summary

Morning Wrap: The Lawyering Up Edition

An interview with Dentons’ leaders about its growth to the world's largest firm, while cyclists and the Texas attorney general get their own lawyers. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.       

Looking Back at the Tenth Year of the Roberts Court

The NLJ's Marcia Coyle looks back at the tenth year of the Roberts Court in a discussion Wednesday evening on PBS NewsHour with Joan Biskupic, legal affairs editor for Reuters, and SCOTUSblog editor Amy Howe. The big rulings. The alliances. And what's coming next.       

Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

Eddie Obissi and Michael Borella: McRo v. Square Enix JC Torres: Apple Watch Patent Lets You Fist Bump To Share Files George Kanabe and Bryce Baker: It’s Not Just What You Know But When You Know Kerry Flynn: Samsung Patent Could Double Smartphone Battery Life Ashby Jones: A Closer Look At The “Blurred Lines” Verdict […]

“Judge Kozinski: Time to Rein in Prosecutors”

“In the latest issue of Georgetown Law Journal, Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals turns a critical gaze toward America’s criminal justice system. …one of [the essay’s] major themes is prosecutorial advantage,...Show More Summary

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