Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves

Media Law

It would know, for example, when delivery was made and whether the conditions of the delivery were met and then automatically execute payment of the transaction. The post Startup Uses ‘Internet of Things’ to Enable Contracts to Perform Themselves appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. What if a contract could be enabled to perform itself?

How To Remove Your Private Information From The Internet

Gordon P. Firemark

For example, I had three different profiles; so make sure you’re thorough. This is a guest post from defamation & anti-SLAPP lawyer Adrianos Facchetti.

For Legal Professionals, the Internet Has Come a Long Way, But Still Has a Long Way to Go

Media Law

These were the paragraphs that opened my first legal.online column in March 1995, titled “ The Internet: A Revolution in Law Practice.” When I started writing it, I thought I would do it for a couple years, until we all figured out this new-fangled thing called the Internet. In 1995, much of the Internet still consisted solely of text and was navigated through an assortment of archaic and confusing commands. The power of the Internet has not disappointed.

And a straw child shall lead them: Fan Fiction as an Example of Web 2.0 Double Rip Off

Music Technology Policy

Novik focused almost entirely on the non-commericial aspect of creating fan fiction, but creation that is closely integrated into the Internet. Or the user could post on a commercial site (such as one owned by a member of the Internet Association ).

CROWDFUNDING FOR FILMMAKERS, RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE INTERNET

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

In the last presidential election, he raised nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars from Internet solicitations, mostly small donations. Most promising for indie filmmakers, the JOBS Act contains provisions that for the first time will allow internet crowdfunding for the production of films. The prime restriction that hampered filmmakers from raising funds using the internet was the prohibition on public solicitation for what are called private placements.

Website Design Implicated in Two Rulings on Enforceability of Online Terms – Highlights the Importance of Legal Review of Design Decisions

New Media and Technology Law

Contracts Internet Online Commerce arbitration clickwrap agreements e-commerce Electronic Contracting website terms of serviceThis past summer, we wrote about two instances in which courts refused to enforce website terms presented in browsewrap agreements.

Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet

Broadcast Law Blog

The biggest issues in trademark protection today arise from the use of trademarks on the Internet. For example, does the domain name re-direct people who are looking for your website to a competitor’s site? Over the last two years, the organization that is responsible for the management of the Internet, ICANN, has approved the launch of hundreds of new top level domains, with more to come. Concurrent Use of Trademarks on the Internet.

Public Citizen’s List of Examples of “Third Party” Groups to Which Google Provides Support

Music Technology Policy

Internet Education Foundation. Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute. Access Now. George Mason University Law School Law and Econ. Center. American Action Forum. Global Network Initiative. American Antitrust Institute. Global Voices. American Association of People with Disabilities. Heritage Action. American Conservative Union. Heritage Foundation. American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Human Rights Campaign. American Council of the Blind.

Reactions to Lessig’s Keynote Speech at ABA Techshow 2011

Cyberlaw Central

Lessig proposes that Sousa would approve of the Remix culture as a modern day example of what he wanted to preserve. Copyright Internet Governance TechshowI was pleased to be in the room (alright, the second row) when Professor Larry Lessig gave the keynote speech for ABA Techshow 2011.

“Mommy, Mommy, Johnny is Breaking the Internet!”: The Poker Prof and his Full House React to the Protect IP Act–Part 2

Music Technology Policy

I was both surprised and not to see the phrase “Breaking the Internet’s Infrastructure” show up in the Professor Letter as the title of their second major argument. This video is also the first time I heard the expression “break the Internet.” Whatever Lessig meant in the Pirate Party video, “break” seems to me an odd way to refer to something as complex and textured as the Internet.

What Does the Internet Mean for the Movie Business?

Digital Media Law

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the relationship between the Internet and television. The talk focuses on such sites as Hulu and such issues as whether and/or when the Internet will overshadow television, or whether all television will be Internet based. But with all the focus on television and the Internet, there’s been little discussion of late on the relationship between movies and the Internet.

The Internet Association Says “je suis spéciale”

Music Technology Policy

Here, for example, is an ISIS video of Tangos on Mount Sinjar celebrating something or other: The fact that YouTube is rife with videos glorifying jihad will come as no surprise to MTP readers as we have been documenting jihadi recruiting videos on YouTube for years.

Transitioning from Kickstarting to Company Starting

Gordon P. Firemark

This alternate method, which uses a new securities law exemption, allows artists and creators to use the power and reach of the Internet to raise money for their company as a whole, rather than for a specific project. For example, some high tier rewards include being in the cast of a movie or lunch with the project creators. Film Film Finance Internet Theatre law The differences between contribution crowdfunding and equity funding.

Learning Copyright Law from TV’s The Good Wife – Compulsory Licenses, Derivitive Works and Parody and Fair Use

Broadcast Law Blog

But this is not the compulsory license that we so often write about in the context of Internet Radio royalties (see, for instance, our post just last week about the Copyright Royalty Board beginning a proceeding to set the royalties for the compulsory license to publicly perform sound recordings – a compulsory license, or statutory license, being one set by statute that the copyright holder must give if the user complies with the requirements of the statute).

DC Court Finds FilmOn X Internet TV Service is Not a Cable System and Cannot Rely on Statutory License to Retransmit Over-the-Air TV Signals

Broadcast Law Blog

The US District Court in Washington DC last week decided that FilmOn X could not rely on the compulsory license of Section 111 of the Copyright Act to retransmit the signal of over-the-air television stations to consumers over the Internet. The DC Court, in contrast, did a far more searching analysis of this statutory language, and found that Internet transmissions don’t qualify as cable systems under this definition.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: INTERNET IMAGES

KWIKA Entertainment Law Blog

A common question clients ask me is whether they are free to use images found on the internet in their own works. For example, a friend in the printing industry recently told me that he used images he found on Google Image Search as part of a template he [.]. [This blog entry originally appeared at Lawdragon.com.]

“Mommy, Mommy, Johnny is Breaking the Internet!”: The Poker Prof and his Full House React to the Protect IP Act–Part 2

Music Technology Policy

I was both surprised and not to see the phrase “Breaking the Internet’s Infrastructure” show up in the Professor Letter as the title of their second major argument. This video is also the first time I heard the expression “break the Internet.” Whatever Lessig meant in the Pirate Party video, “break” seems to me an odd way to refer to something as complex and textured as the Internet.

Details of Webcasting Royalty Settlements for Noncommercial Webcasters Including Educational and Religious Internet Radio Operators

Broadcast Law Blog

These settlements provide another example of the issue raised before the Senate Judiciary Committee of the arbitrary nature of the precedential nature that will be accorded to WSA settlements in future webcasting proceedings. Noncommercial webcasters were provided with two royalty options under settlements reached with SoundExchange pursuant to the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 ("WSA"). One settlement was with Noncommercial Educational Webcasters.

FTC Releases Big Data Report Outlining Risks, Benefits and Legal Hurdles

New Media and Technology Law

To prove a violation of such laws, plaintiffs typically must show “disparate treatment” or “disparate impact.” The Report offers an example: if a company makes credit decisions based on zip codes, it may be violating ECOA if the decisions have a disparate impact on a protected class and are not justified by a legitimate business necessity. Internet Online Commerce Privacy Regulatory anonymized data big data big data regulation FTC big data report

Fan Generated Content on the Internet

Cyberlaw Central

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Cyber Law and Data Privacy committee on February 17, 2009 entitled “Fan Generated Content on the Internet.&#. Then, we discussed different forms of fan-generated content on the Internet. I framed the discussion by providing examples of fan content made by people who (like me) are fans of the Joss Whedon TV show “ Firefly &# and the movie “ Serenity.&#.

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the "content" of e-mail or other Internet communication.

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation. It does not include, the lawyers hasten to point out, the "content" of e-mail or other Internet communication.

No "Internet Exceptionalism" For the Second Circuit in Attorney Advertising Ethics Ruling

New Media and Technology Law

"Internet exceptionalism" is the notion that the Internet is a special and unique communications medium to which special rules should apply. In the legal field, that notion is manifested in legal rules that have been crafted by judges, legislatures and regulators for application in situations involving Internet communications. The so-called Zippo sliding scale for assessing personal jurisdiction in cases involving Web sites is the prime example in that category.

The Internet’s All a-Twitter: Am I Really Tweeting with Michael Jordan?

JetLawBlog

For example, the account in Tina Fey’s name seems like it could be real, but it has been deemed a fake. For example, it is easy to tell the difference between the real and fake Ashton Kutcher accounts based on user following alone.)

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Register Internet domains. Here are some example systems to explore: Client/Customer acquisition. This Post originally appeared in November, 2014. Each year around this time, we repost it as a service to our clients and colleagues.

Why it’s dangerous to rely on free online entertainment law contract forms

Gordon P. Firemark

One glaring example that's easy for a layperson to conceptualize is the continued presence, in film deals, of clauses calling for a director to receive a “VHS copy” of the finished film. Boilerplate contracts: 3 Legal Risks.

Things to do for your business before the holidays get in the way.

Gordon P. Firemark

Register Internet domains. Here are some example systems to explore: Client/Customer acquisition. Thanksgiving, and the Winter holiday chaos that ensues are just around the corner.

Of “Lunch Stands and Merry-Go-Rounds”: Ninth Circuit’s Rejection of FTC Authority Over “Throttling” Could Have Far Reaching Implications for Cable and Other Broadband Providers

New Media and Technology Law

Google) from FTC Act section 5 enforcement actions for all of their services, not just those subject to the Open Internet Order. For example, it noted a 1912 Supreme Court case concerning the jurisdiction of the ITC (the FTC’s predecessor) over a company that provided common carrier transit services, but that also owned and operated “lunch stands, merry-go-rounds, bowling alleys, [and] bath houses.”

What AT&T’s Corporate Training Revolution, Japanese History and a Cucumber Mean for the New Era of Learning

Pathgather

With its industry moving from cables and hardware to the internet and the cloud, AT&T is in a sprint to reinvent itself,” the Harvard Business Review reported. One example, he said, is a YouTube video about Japanese history, brought to him by his son, a senior in high school.

Pandora Promo Campaigns: Disinformation by Internet Radio Fairness Coalition?

Music Technology Policy

For example – when Pandora first started, they were easy to work with and you could engage with them to promote your artists. Thankfully the tech part of SXSW is over–an unprecedented level of disinformation spewing from panels around town this year–particularly those funded by you know who. Yes, all the shills and sycophants were dancing and I hope they we.

Why you should have a lawyer for every deal

Gordon P. Firemark

Some examples of transactions often screwed up by do-it-yourselfers include: Copyright Registrations, Assignments, Recordations, and the like. Why hire a lawyer?

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U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. And because security services around the world face the same problem, it could set an example that is copied globally.

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. And because security services around the world face the same problem, it could set an example that is copied globally.

More Trivia: The First Court to Distribute Opinions via the Internet

Media Law

Another question in my Legal Internet Trivia Challenge was, “Which court was the first to make its opinions available in electronic format?” What I meant to ask was, “Which court was the first to make its opinions available in electronic format over the Internet?” ” After all, this was an Internet trivia challenge. Even before any court put its opinions on the Internet, some were publishing them in other electronic formats, such as CD-ROMs.

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World Watch: The Safe Harbor Loophole and the Internet of Other People’s Things

Music Technology Policy

The examples given of companies using the “DMCA license”? “Americans are freedom loving people and nothing says ‘freedom’ like getting away with it.” ” From Long, Long Time by Guy Forsyth. How many times have you heard the expression, “DMCA license”?

Celebrity Justice and the Hidden Agenda Behind Pandora’s Internet Radio Fairness Act: Screwing legacy artists

Music Technology Policy

In case you were wondering what ever happened to the so-called Internet Radio “Fairness Act”, here’s another little taste of what Big Tech has in store for artists–particularly “legacy” artists, meaning artists with strong catalog from the past. By amending state laws to create a sneaky loophole that cuts off the application of state law protection for pre-72 masters if it happens in their privileged environment–on the Internet.

Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

New Media and Technology Law

On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has become synonymous to the public with the term “search the internet.” (See Gillespie and Elliott petitioned for cancellation on the ground that the public primarily understands “google” as “a generic term” to describe the act of “internet searching.”

Virtual Lawyering Earns Lawyer a Bar Reprimand

Media Law

” Lawyers such as Stephanie Kimbro and Richard Granat are good examples of lawyers “being on” a computer network. Both have pioneered, each in their own way, innovative and ethical uses of the Internet to deliver legal services.

Virtual Lawyering Earns Lawyer a Bar Reprimand

Media Law

” Lawyers such as Stephanie Kimbro and Richard Granat are good examples of lawyers “being on” a computer network. Both have pioneered, each in their own way, innovative and ethical uses of the Internet to deliver legal services.

Fastcase Unveils One-Click Printing of any Case from any Source

Media Law

The printing utility is installed as an add-on to Internet Explorer or Word. For example, if you use it to print a case you are reading in Google Scholar, it does not somehow pull the case from Scholar and reformat it.