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.

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.

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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.,

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, […].

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 […].

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 […].

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

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?

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.

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.

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. Simply save them to your favorites and they are instantly available through the mobile app.

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. So far, it costs nothing to view any of these videos on a mobile phone.

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.

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

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. per volume per year to have these on their mobile devices.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Clio Releases New Mobile App; We’ve Got Details and Pictures

Media Law

In his keynote speech kicking off the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago this morning, Clio co-founder and CEO Jack Newton unveiled the practice management platform’s new mobile app for iOS and Android devices — a completely redesigned and re-engineered replacement for Clio’s prior app. The post Clio Releases New Mobile App; We’ve Got Details and Pictures appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

iOrion Brings Mobile Practice Management to Midsized Firms

Media Law

Cloud platforms offer many advantages, not the least of which is mobility — the ability to access your case and client information from any device. Aiming to remedy that with a full-featured mobile app, Orion introduced iOrion at the recent LegalTech show in New York.

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.

Fox Mobile Sale Triggers $100 Million Lawsuit

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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

THE FUTURE IS MOBILE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

I recently attended the NATPE Mobile ++ conference in Las Vegas to find out how the ability to watch content on mobile devices will change the motion picture and television industry. I learned that there are now more mobile phones in the U.S.A. However, only 10 percent of those mobile phones have the capability to exhibit video footage. And only 10 percent of those capable are actually using their phones and mobile devices to watch such content.

THE FUTURE IS MOBILE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

I recently attended the NATPE Mobile ++ conference in Las Vegas to find out how the ability to watch content on mobile devices will change the motion picture and television industry. I learned that there are now more mobile phones in the U.S.A. However, only 10 percent of those mobile phones have the capability to exhibit video footage. And only 10 percent of those capable are actually using their phones and mobile devices to watch such content.

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.&#.

Update on iOrion’s Mobile Practice Management for Midsized Firms

Media Law

I’ve been testing a pre-release version of the upgraded […] The post Update on iOrion’s Mobile Practice Management for Midsized Firms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. A year ago, I wrote here about Orion, the practice-management system designed for mid-sized law firms, and its app for iPad and iPhone, iOrion. At LegalTech New York in February, Orion announcing the forthcoming release of version 2.0 of its app, with new features and functionality.

Use Your Mobile Phone for Conference Calls with this Compact Speaker

Media Law

Here to save the […] The post Use Your Mobile Phone for Conference Calls with this Compact Speaker appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Smart phones make lousy conference phones. Sure, you can put your phone in speaker mode and place it in the middle of the conference table.

NYTimes: Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

NYTimes: Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General "The investigation focuses on whether statements the company made to investors about climate risks as recently as this year were consistent with the company’s own long-running scientific research

Cult of Android Mobile » AT&T: We Will Unlock Your Phone Once Your Contract Is Up

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Cult of Android Mobile » AT&T: We Will Unlock Your Phone Once Your Contract Is Up

Stewart and Littau on Mobile Streaming Video Technologies, Privacy in Public Spaces, and the Right To Record

Media Law Prof Blog

Daxton Stewart, Texas Christian University College of Communication, and Jeremy Littau, Lehigh University, are publishing Up, Periscope: Mobile Streaming Video Technologies, Privacy in Public, and the Right to Record in a special issue of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (2015

Google App Disables Art-Selfie Biometric Comparison Tool in Illinois and Texas

New Media and Technology Law

Indeed, Google itself is defending a putative class action alleging that the cloud-based Google Photos service violated BIPA by automatically uploading plaintiffs’ mobile photos and allegedly scanning them to create unique face templates (or “faceprints”) for subsequent photo-tagging without consent.

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Federal Circuit Again Reverses California Court in Oracle-Google Copyright Dispute over Java APIs – Releases a Major Ruling on Fair Use in the Software Context

New Media and Technology Law

Some highlights from the fair use analysis: Regarding the first factor, the purpose and character of use, the court ruled that Google’s use of the code was “overwhelmingly commercial” in nature (even though the Android mobile operating system is open source and free to use), as the company stood to profit from exploiting the copyrighted material without paying a licensing fee (“The fact that Android is free of charge does not make Google’s use of the Java API packages noncommercial”).

FCC Authorizes Mobile DTV Receivers Without Analog Tuners - Further Signals of the End of Analog LPTV, and Raises Questions of Recapture of TV Spectrum for Broadband

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, the FCC's Media Bureau granted waivers of the requirement that television tuners be capable of receiving both analog and digital television transmissions , but only with respect to tuners meant for mobile use. The FCC justified the waivers of the All Channel Receiver Act given the technological constraints that an analog reception chip would put on mobile receivers meant for the reception of the Mobile/Handheld Digital Television Standard (A/153) signals.