Tue.Jul 09, 2019

Michigan Seeks Input On Adopting Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

Thirty-six states have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, and now Michigan is considering joining the list with proposed changes to its Rules of Professional Conduct.

Web Scraping Decisions Consider Contract Cause of Action

New Media and Technology Law

Two recent web scraping disputes highlight some important issues regarding whether a website owner may successfully allege a breach of contract action against a commercial party that has scraped website content contrary to “ clickwrap ” and “ browsewrap ” website terms of use. In Southwest Airlines Co. Roundpipe, LLC , No. 18-0033 (N.D. 22, 2019), a Texas district court declined to dismiss Southwest Airlines Co.’s

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Litera Microsystems Acquires Workshare, Extending Document Capabilities

Media Law

The document technology company Litera Microsystems said today that it has acquired Workshare , a London company that provides products used by legal professionals for document comparison, protection and sharing.

More Time for Comments on DOJ Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees – Now Due August 9

Broadcast Law Blog

In a very important proceeding we summarized here , the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is reviewing the antitrust consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI – the decrees that require that these performing rights organizations treat similarly situated licensees (and artists) in the same way and which allow a Court to review the reasonableness of the rates that ASCAP and BMI propose.