Breaking: Avvo Is Acquired By Internet Brands

Media Law

Legal directory site Avvo has been acquired by Internet Brands, it was announced this morning. Internet Brands already owns legal sites Nolo, Martindale-Hubbell, Ngage and Total Attorneys. The post Breaking: Avvo Is Acquired By Internet Brands appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. See also my follow-up interview with CEO Mark Britton.] I am at a conference and will follow up with more details when I can, but for now, here is […].

Culture Clash on the Internet

Digital Media Law

The Internet has devalued content to the point where it is often offered at no charge—newspapers, for instance—or widely misappropriated, as with music and movies. Underlying both is the belief that content on the Internet should be free (a notion reinforced by the other four factors). The answer lies in the origin of the Internet. The DoD, of course, seldom fosters self-gratification, a trait that underlies the “free content” culture of the Internet.

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@scleland: The Huge Hidden Public Costs (>$1.5T) of U.S. Internet Industrial Policy — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

[Editor Charlie sez: Scott Cleland takes an excellent deep dive into the “leechonomics” of the safe harbors afforded to the special people who are members of the Internet Association and the Digital Media Association. Internet Industrial Policy — Artist Rights Watch.

Smith on Intellectual Property and Internet Folklore @CathaySmith

Media Law Prof Blog

Smith, University of Montana School of Law, is publishing Beware the Slender Man: Intellectual Property and Internet Folklore in volume 70 of the Florida Law Review (2017). Internet folklore is folklore created collaboratively Cathay Y.

How To Remove Your Private Information From The Internet

Gordon P. Firemark

This is a guest post from defamation & anti-SLAPP lawyer Adrianos Facchetti. You may be shocked to learn that much of your private information is online: and I’m not talking about data you voluntarily post on Facebook or Twitter after a party.

Cambridge University Study Notes That Censorship on the Internet Is Widespread, Threatens Access to Information

Media Law Prof Blog

University of Cambridge researchers have released results of a study into censorship on the Internet that reveals that it is "rampant, with more than 60 countries engaging in some form" of it.

Internet Use in Cuba

Media Law Prof Blog

Ellery Robert Biddle, Harvard University, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has published Rationing the Digital: The Politics and Policy of Internet Use in Cuba Today as Internet Monitor Special Report Series No. Here is the abstract. Cuba has

Rakofsky v. The Internet ORDER

The Legal Satyricon

The Internet is over (at least for now). The long saga of Rakofsky v. The Order is here. Stay tuned, I’d imagine that there will be an appeal. ORDER UPDATED Filed under: misc.

The Internet Defense League is Forming

Cyberlaw Central

It is with some interest that I am watching the development of a movement to better mobilize the Internet (like those who defeated SOPA and PIPA) – the Internet Defense League. Internet Governance Musings

Lantagne on Fame on the Internet: The Spectrum of Internet Memes and the Legal Challenge of Evolving Methods of Communication @StaceyLantagne

Media Law Prof Blog

Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, has published Famous on the Internet: The Spectrum of Internet Memes and the Legal Challenge of Evolving Methods of Communication. On a daily basis, millions of Internet users

Internet Delivery Now Streeting With Traditional Home Video

DealFatigue

Jonathan Handel’s blog alerted me to the pending “day and date” release of the “The Bourne Ultimatum” on both DVD and via Internet delivery on December 18th.

Internet Delivery Now Streeting With Traditional Home Video

DealFatigue

Jonathan Handel’s blog alerted me to the pending “day and date” release of the “The Bourne Ultimatum” on both DVD and via Internet delivery on December 18th.

The FCC and the Open Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Neill, New Media Rights & California Western School of Law, has published How the FCC Can Preserve the Open Internet & Net Neutrality Through Title II Reclassification. The case for reclassifying broadband internet access Arthur H.

Penney on Internet Suveillance, Regulation, and Chilling Effects Online: A Comparative Case Study @jon_penney

Media Law Prof Blog

Genetic Anonymity and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Christine Suzanne Davik, University of Maine, has published We Know Who You Are and What You''re Made Of: The Illusion of Internet Anonymity and Its Impact on Genetic Discrimination, at 64 Case Western Law Review 17 (2013

Mörä on The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation @helsinkiuni

Media Law Prof Blog

Tuomo Mörä, University of Helsinki, has published The Challenge of Internet and Social Media on Shield Law Legislation: The Four Dimensions of Reporter's Privilege.

Internet Fax Service eFax Acquires MaxEmail

Media Law

For many of us, the once ubiquitous fax machine has been replaced by internet faxing services. […]. The post Internet Fax Service eFax Acquires MaxEmail appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. You may ask yourself, “Is faxing still a thing?” ” While the fax may seem like a vestige of a bygone technology era, the actuality for many lawyers is that the ability to send and receive faxes remains a necessity.

Celebrities, Privacy, Free Speech, and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Elena Falletti, Carlo Cattaneo LIUC University, has published The Scandals of Caroline, Max and Kate: Does Celebrity Privacy Threaten Press Freedom in the Internet Age?

It’s a Play! It’s Live Internet TV! It’s Both, and it Opens in Los Angeles on Friday

Digital Media Law

Somewhat like Shimmer, Saturday Night Live ’s mysterious concoction that was both a floor wax and a dessert topping , a production called The Noir Series that runs this weekend in Los Angeles manages to be both a stage play and live Internet TV.

Clement and Obar on Keeping Internet Users in the Know Or in the Dark @AndrewClement @CDNJobar

Media Law Prof Blog

Obar, York University and Michigan State University, have published Keeping Internet Users in the Know or in the Dark: An Analysis of the Data Privacy Transparency of Canadian Internet Clement, University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, and J.

Blevins on the FCC and the "Pre-Internet"

Media Law Prof Blog

John Blevins, Loyola University (new Orleans) College of Law, has published The FCC and the 'Pre-Internet' at 91 Ind. 1309 (2016). Here is the abstract. Network neutrality has dominated broadband policy debates for the past decade. While important, network

Internet Gambling Bill: Hold or Fold?

JetLawBlog

2267 , the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. The Act would establish an Internet Licensing Program to facilitate the legalization and regulation of Internet gambling. On July 21, 2010, Committee Hearings were held regarding H.R.

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. 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. Do you ever conduct a search on the Internet and wonder why the first-listed results are even there? Concurrent Use of Trademarks on the Internet.

Internet Cooking Channel Can't Trademark 'Jaws,' Says Board

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office thinks consumers might confuse a streaming 'Jaws' cooking program with the silver-screen shark of the same name. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Now Legal: Use the Power and Reach of the Internet to find Investors. Free Report explains how.

Gordon P. Firemark

Among the provisions that have now gone into effect, is the new Rule 506(c), which permits a seller of securities to use general solicitation (such as advertising in print or on the internet), to find buyers. Now Legal: Use the Power and Reach of the Internet to find Investors.

How Spooky Is It? The Internet Association Tells Us Washington is “Spooky” for the Internet

Music Technology Policy

Every now and then I get these absurdly childlike emails from the Internet Association (which is yet another Google-dominated lobbying group in Washington).

Charting Internet Blowhards

Thompson On Hollywood

Wired quizes readers on their knowledge of Internet Blowhards , from Wired 's own Chris Anderson to Tech Crunch's Michael Arrington. Tags: Bloggers Blowhards Internet Wired

Koltay on Internet Gatekeepers as Editors: The Case of Online Comments

Media Law Prof Blog

András Koltay, Peter Pazmany Catholic University; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has published Internet Gatekeepers as Editors – The Case of Online Comments.

Comments from CEO Mark Britton on Avvo’s Acquisition by Internet Brands

Media Law

As I blogged a little while ago, legal directory site Avvo has been acquired by Internet Brands, a company that is one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets and that already owns a variety of legal websites, including Nolo, Lawyers.com, Martindale-Hubbell, Total Attorneys, and others. The post Comments from CEO Mark Britton on Avvo’s Acquisition by Internet Brands appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Koltay on Internet Intermediaries and Article 10 of the ECHR: The New Subjects of Media Freedom

Media Law Prof Blog

András Koltay, Peter Pazmany Catholic University; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has published Internet Intermediaries and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights: The New Subjects of Media Freedom.

Responding To Internet Hate Speech

Media Law Prof Blog

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull, has published Countering Hate on the Internet at 22 Annual Review of Law and Ethics 431 (2014). Here is the abstract. Hate speech is designed to threaten certain groups publicly and act as propaganda for

Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, is publishing Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet in NZCIEL Workshop at Wellington, New Zealand, 19-20 February, 2015, Conference Volume (Forthcoming) and Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition Research

Network Neutrality and Tomorrow's Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Luca Belli, Independent, and Primavera De Filippi, Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas 2013, have published The Value of Network Neutrality for the Internet of Tomorrow. Here is the abstract. The report explores some of the most crucial facets of Network

Kicking Copyright Pirates Off the Internet Gains Traction

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A leading ISP suffers a huge legal setback, then is hit with a lawsuit from its insurer. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music Tech Business THR Online

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Internet Giants Warn of Mass User Terminations If Recent Appellate Ruling Left Untouched

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A 2nd Circuit rehearing is demanded in the MP3Tunes case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

FCC Unveils New Regs For Open Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

The FCC has voted, 3-2, to craft a set of regulations for the Internet under which content providers could pay for faster service, but ISPs could not discriminate against providers who did not opt to pay for that service.

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The Constitution and the Regulation of the Internet

Media Law Prof Blog

Courts and the Constitutional Regulation of the Internet in Internet Law, Fundamental Rights, and Constitutional Adjudication (Graziella Romeo & Oreste Pollicino eds., Molly K. Land, University of Connecticut School of Law, has published A Human Rights Perspective on U.S.

The Internet Association Says “je suis spéciale”

Music Technology Policy

According to Reuters: France is hoping to make internet companies such as Google and Facebook accountable for social media posts promoting terrorism, Bloomberg reports. They’re on the Internet.

Internet Providers Launch Copyright Alert System

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Flagged users will begin seeing educational notices, and repeated targets might find their bandwidth throttled. read more. The Business Music Movies THR, Esq. Tech Business

Media Law and Policy In the Internet Age: A New Publication Available From Bloomsbury @hartpublishing

Media Law Prof Blog

Now available from Bloomsbury/Hart Publishing: Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age (Doreen Weisenhaus and Simon N. The Internet brings opportunity and Young, eds., Bloomsbury, 2017). Here from the publisher's website is a description of the book's contents.