Eclipsed by Evolving Law, Policy and Technology, Seminal Mobile Location Data Case Settled

New Media and Technology Law

However, since the suit was filed, mobile location data and the privacy issues surrounding its collection have garnered intense attention. The way we collect that information is different depending on whether you are accessing the Services through a website or mobile application.

Second Circuit Upholds Uber’s Mobile Contracting Process, Establishing Template for Mobile Online Contracting

New Media and Technology Law

In recent years, courts have issued varying rulings as to whether online or mobile users adequately consented to user agreements or terms of service when completing an online purchase or registering for a service. While clearly good news for Uber in this litigation, in blessing Uber’s mobile contracting process, the court also established something of a template for other mobile apps to follow to ensure that their terms and conditions will be enforceable against their members or users. .

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Mobile Gaming and IP

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Mejia, Florida A&M University College of Law, has published Game On: Building an Analytic Framework for Addressing Copyright and Trademark Issues in Mobile Gaming. The mobile gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar international industry Sebastian C. Here is the abstract.

Facebook Brings Suit against Mobile Marketing Firm for Siphoning User Data without Authorization

New Media and Technology Law

In continuing its push to enforce its terms and policies against developers that engage in unauthorized collection or scraping of user data, Facebook brought suit last month against mobile marketing and data analytics firm OneAudience LLC. Contracts Mobile Privacy Screen Scraping Social Media Software breach of contract CFAA liability data harvesting platform terms and conditions screen scraping software development kit web scraping

Unanticipated Mobile Data Leaks Remain an Ongoing Issue

New Media and Technology Law

This latest episode highlights that instances of consumer data accessed by third parties in the mobile context is an issue that may be broader than first thought. Mobile Privacy data leaks mobile privacy

New York State Court Declines to Compel Arbitration, Cites Purported Ambiguities in Mobile Contracting Process

New Media and Technology Law

Courts will generally enforce clickwrap style agreements as long as the layout and language of the site or mobile app give the user reasonable notice that a click will manifest assent to an agreement. In determining whether the parties necessarily agreed to submit their disputes to arbitration, the court looked closely at the mobile contracting process in question. Contracts Mobile arbitration clickwrap agreement mobile contracting mobile user interface

BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow

Media Law

The post BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last week brought news that BigHand Inc., a provider of voice productivity and workflow software, had acquired Esquire Innovations Inc., a maker of legal document automation and productivity tools used to create, format and compare documents and remove and manage document metadata. For me, that news served as a nudge, since I’ve been meaning to […].

Mobile App VPPA Suit Survives Spokeo Standing Challenge

New Media and Technology Law

a user of the free USA Today app alleged that each time he viewed a video clip, the app transmitted his mobile Android ID, GPS coordinates and identification of the watched video to a third-party analytics company to create user profiles for the purposes of targeted advertising, in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). Mobile Privacy Video Video Privacy Protection Act Article III standing mobile app VPPAIn Yershov v.

ZERØ, the AI-Powered Mobile Email App, Introduces A ‘Lite’ Version for Smaller Firms

Media Law

ZERØ , launched in 2018, is a mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to target lawyers’ email woes, automatically capturing billable time spent on email, automatically filing emails to the proper folders in a firm’s document management system, and guarding against inadvertently sending sensitive emails to the wrong recipient. Mobile time capture. Managing email is among the most frustrating problems lawyers face.

LexBlog Upgrades Publishing Platform to Enhance Mobile Performance and Ranking of Blogs

Media Law

LexBlog today is rolling out a major enhancement of its publishing platform that should mean its customers’ blogs will load significantly faster on mobile devices, rank higher in search results, and display better on certain social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn. The purpose is to make web pages load near instantly on mobile devices.”. In his testing, Lynch said, AMP pages load at least three times faster on mobile devices than full web pages.

Is Your Mobile Marketing Up to Speed?

Media Law

The latest issue of Law Practice magazine is focused on “big ideas” and includes my article, As the World Goes Mobile, Is Your Marketing Up to Speed? The post Is Your Mobile Marketing Up to Speed? This is a great issue overall, packed with thoughtful articles by an array of well-known authors, including a cover story by legal futurist Richard Susskind. For a magazine-layout [.] appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

The ATT/T-Mobile Merger

Media Law Prof Blog

Some early reporting on the ATT/T-Mobile merger: from Fortune, from CNN Money, from CNN Tech, from Reuters, and from a Wall Street Journal blog, MarketBeat

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Free Mobile Rule Books, Starting Tomorrow

Media Law

The company will announce which book it is offering each Friday morning via its […] The post Free Mobile Rule Books, Starting Tomorrow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Starting tomorrow and continuing every Friday thereafter, the creators of the Rulebook app will offer for free one of the books from its library of state and federal rule books. The company is calling this its Free Rule Book Friday promotion.

ABA Tech Survey Reveals Lawyers’ Favorite Mobile Apps and Phones

Media Law

The post ABA Tech Survey Reveals Lawyers’ Favorite Mobile Apps and Phones appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The most popular legal-specific smartphone app among lawyers is Westlaw (maybe) and the most popular smartphone among lawyers is the iPhone, according to the 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report just out from the American Bar Association. Only 40 percent of lawyers say they have ever downloaded a legal-specific smartphone app, but of those who have, […].

The Ferguson Report - Atlantic Mobile

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The second report made clear that there was a damning case to be made against the system in which that officer operated: The Ferguson Report - Atlantic Mobile Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that there was not enough evidence to prove a violation of federal law by Officer Wilson. The investigation concluded much more.

Merriam-Webster’s Law Dictionary Goes Mobile

Media Law

Mobile versions of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law were released this week, compatible with either iOS or Android devices. I have not compared the definitions or the word list to other legal dictionaries available for mobile devices. The dictionary on an iPhone. Both include more than 10,000 legal words and phrases, along with information on cases, laws and the legal system. The iOS version can be used with either an iPhone or an iPad.

MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App

Media Law

The post MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. At ABA Techshow last week, MyCase, the cloud-based practice management platform, previewed the new version of its app, which it will be releasing for both iOS and Android devices. Click any image above for a larger view or see an animated view below.) link] Continue reading →.

Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go

Media Law

Now, Lawline has released a new mobile app, allowing lawyers to complete their CLE anywhere via an iPhone. The post Lawline Releases Mobile App for CLE On the Go appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last May, this blog covered the major redesign of its website by the CLE provider Lawline. The app enables Lawline members to download any of their audio courses to an iPhone so they can listen to courses […].

An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device

Media Law

The post An Affordable, Versatile Bluetooth Keyboard for Any Mobile Device appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. When I shopped recently for a Bluetooth keyboard for my iPad Air 2, I felt like Goldilocks in search of that one that would fit just right. I wanted a keyboard that would be natural to type on and easy to use and that didn’t cost a lot. The one I finally picked may seem like an […].

Fastcase Mobile App Now Syncs with Desktop

Media Law

I’ve written several times about the Fastcase app for the iPhone and iPad , both of which let you research cases and statutes for free directly from your mobile device. This week, Fastcase rolled out Mobile Sync , a feature that synchronizes the mobile app with the desktop version of Fastcase. Simply save them to your favorites and they are instantly available through the mobile app. There is no charge for Mobile Sync and the mobile app remains free to use.

Watch CLE Video on Your Mobile Phone

Media Law

The online CLE provider Lawline.com has launched a mobile-enhanced website that allows all of its more than 300 video CLE programs to be viewed on most mobile phones and smartphones. While it is not the first to provide audio of CLE through a mobile phone, it is the first to make it easy to view video of courses. Open www.lawline.com in your mobile browser and you will be redirected to Lawline’s mobile-enhanced site (or just go directly to m.lawline.com).

Internal Mobility: How Learning and Internal Promotions beat Hiring from the Outside

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He wrote a paper titled Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility. He said internal mobility ultimately has three main benefits: Higher performance “Because people have experience in the organization already, they can hit the ground running much better,” Bidwell said. Less costly “Internal mobility is cheaper,” Bidwell said. Data prove the need The data makes clear the need for greater internal mobility.

54 of AmLaw 200 Firms Have Mobile Sites

Media Law

More than a quarter of the nation’s top 200 law firms now have mobile websites, an increase of 46% from last year. This is the finding of the Second Annual AmLaw 200 and Global 100 Mobile Web Survey , conducted by the Law Firm Mobile blog. The survey looked at which firms from the AmLaw 200 and the Global 100 have created mobile sites. Among the survey’s key findings: Among AmLaw 200 firms, 54 (27%) have mobile sites, an increase of 17 firms since 2011.

City Attorney of Los Angeles Sues Popular Weather App Claiming Deceptive Collection and Sharing of Geolocation Data

New Media and Technology Law

Yesterday, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed an unfair competition lawsuit on behalf of the People of the State of California against the operator of the popular Weather Channel app (“TWC app”) for allegedly failing to conspicuously disclose to users that the TWC app collects and shares users’ mobile geolocation data. Geolocation data has been a hot issue of late (we just wrote about mobile locational tracking issues last month).

Activating the FM Chip in Mobile Phones – As Blackberry Steps Up, a Policy and Product Review

Broadcast Law Blog

Of course, being a lawyer, the whole question of activating FM chips in mobile phones brings up policy issues, as it has been in and out of many policy arguments over the last few years. The question of an active FM chip in a mobile phone is an issue in the US, but not in many other countries of the world, where FM reception on mobile phones has been standard for many years. The mobile phone is but one place where questions of access will come up.

The Lawyer’s Deskbook Goes Mobile

Media Law

A company run by a Texas criminal lawyer has introduced a mobile app designed to enable attorneys to quickly access statutes and case law from the courtroom, the boardroom or wherever they may be. The app, PUSH Legal , enables lawyers to load up their mobile devices with a library of annotated deskbooks covering a range of legal topics. per volume per year to have these on their mobile devices.

Apple X’s Face ID Feature Places Spotlight on Facial Recognition Technology, Raising Numerous Mobile Privacy and Data Usage Issues

New Media and Technology Law

As far as I know, Apple has not made any specific statements about whether facial capture data will be available to apps, except as a replacement for older iPhone’s Touch ID function that allows users, among other things, to use Apple Pay or log into protected apps such as for mobile banking (which presumably will be able to be opened now with a look, instead of a touch). Biometrics Mobile Privacy Technology authentication Face ID Facial recognition phone unlocking

New Blog Tracks Law Firm Mobile Apps

Media Law

Called Law Firm Mobile , the blog says it will “track, describe, analyze, and comment on developments in this sector, from iPhone and Android mobile Apps to mobile-ready websites to law firm pioneers in the use of tablet computing.&#. The blog is written by Matt Gross , a principal of GoodScreens Media , a develop of mobile apps and web, and the anonymous “The App Guy,&# described as “an experienced technology and legal marketing professional.&#.

Mobile Homes: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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The Bluebook Goes Mobile (plus Five Free Downloads)

Media Law

This week, the first mobile edition was introduced. The mobile version of The Bluebook uses an existing app, rulebook , as its platform. Law firms, court systems and other large organizations can purchase bulk licenses to the mobile version of The Bluebook. In 1926, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, Erwin Griswold, produced a pamphlet covering proper forms of legal citation.

The Bluebook Goes Mobile (plus Five Free Downloads)

Media Law

This week, the first mobile edition was introduced. The mobile version of The Bluebook uses an existing app, rulebook , as its platform. Law firms, court systems and other large organizations can purchase bulk licenses to the mobile version of The Bluebook. In 1926, the editor of the Harvard Law Review, Erwin Griswold, produced a pamphlet covering proper forms of legal citation.

At #ClioCloud9, Clio Announces New Features and a New Mobile App

Media Law

At the Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego today, Clio announced new features for its practice management platform and a new app for mobile devices. The new features include a Firm Dashboard within Clio Manage, to provide firms with greater insight into their performance; Clio Scheduler, which allows firms to automate appointment bookings for their clients; and a new version of the Clio Mobile App, which Clio says “fully reimagines the Clio mobile experience.”

Mobile Alphabet Soup…What Exactly Is an ATDS under the TCPA?

New Media and Technology Law

227 – likely due to the increased use of mobile marketing (not to mention the availability of statutory damages between $500 and $1,500 per violation). The TCPA, the marketers note, surely does not mean to define every telephone or device as an ATDS subjecting the sender to liability for every unsolicited call or text message to a mobile phone. Electronic Direct Marketing Mobile Privacy ATDS mobile marketing Predictive Dialer TCPA

Convert To and From PDF on Your Mobile Device

Media Law

I received an email yesterday alerting me to a new app for converting Microsoft Office documents to PDF on an Apple or Android mobile device. The PDF remains on your mobile device until you delete it. In researching it, I discovered that the company also has an app for converting PDF to Office. Either of the two apps — both of which are free — make for useful additions to any lawyer’s smartphone or tablet.

Lawyers Diary is Now Online and Mobile

Media Law

25, Lawyers Diary introduced LDMmobile, a mobile version compatible with iPhones, iPads and Android devices. LDMmobile gives you access to the directory from your mobile phone. It is a mobile-optimized website that lets you search the directory. Given that the Web and mobile versions are so much easier to use than the print version, the even-better part is that they are also cheaper. The online version, which includes the mobile version, costs $59.

Booze, Mobile Homes and Cannons, oh my

The Legal Satyricon

DeVoy San Diego County authorities are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman who appears to have been killed by a homemade cannonball while her four-year-old child slept nearby. source.) The victim’s husband, whose name has not been released, was making a homemade cannon with a friend around midnight on March 6, 2012; [.].

Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones - PCWorld

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Image by Getty Images via @daylife Beijing to Track People's Movements via Their Mobile Phones - PCWorld China plans on tracking the movements of people in Beijing using their mobile phones, a measure that while aimed at relieving traffic congestion , could set off concerns over misuse. The system would work by tracking the movements of the 17 million users in Beijing currently signed on with the telecommunications carrier China Mobile.

Acrobat Reader’s Free Mobile Version Gets A Useful Scanning Tool

Media Law

Adobe is today releasing a new scanning tool built into its free Acrobat Reader app for iOS and Android mobile devices that lawyers should find useful for scanning documents, receipts, business cards and other paper. The post Acrobat Reader’s Free Mobile Version Gets A Useful Scanning Tool appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Locational Tracking on iOS and Android Devices: Check the Platform’s Rules!

New Media and Technology Law

It is unclear whether Congress will pass a federal privacy law that addresses these mobile privacy issues. In this evolving landscape, app developers and users of mobile-gathered locational data should be sure to stay current on platform contractual requirements and legislative developments. Contracts Mobile Privacy app developers developer guidelines geolocation data end-users mobile geolocation data mobile platform policies mobile privacy

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Fox Mobile Sale Triggers $100 Million Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An executive says that he recruited the individuals who bought the company from News Corp. then was pushed aside. read more. The Business THR, Esq. News Corp. Tech Business

AT&T Drops Plan To Merge With T-Mobile

Media Law Prof Blog

Faced with an expensive fight, AT&T has abandoned its attempt to merge with T-Mobile. Instead of completing the $39 billion deal, AT&T will pay Deutsche Telecom a $4 billion breach of contract fee. More here from Telecoms Europe. It will

DOJ Files Lawsuit To Prevent AT&T Acquisition Of T-Mobile

Media Law Prof Blog

The Department of Justice has filed a suit to prevent AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile, and thus, according to DOJ's statement, "substantially lessen[ing] competition for mobile wireless telecommunications services across the United States, resulting in higher prices, poorer quality services, fewer

Even a Solo Can Have a Clever Mobile App

Media Law

A growing number of larger law firms are releasing their own mobile apps. Here, the answer is to give clients easy mobile access to key case information. Yes, even solos can have clever mobile apps. But what about solo and smaller firm lawyers? Last week, Aaron Kelly , a solo who practices Internet law in Scottsdale, Ariz., released an app for Apple and Android devices.