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

Google”) of unauthorized use of some of its Java-related copyrights in Google’s Android software platform. The decision has reverberated around the technology sector, with some touting the decision’s protection for creators of computer code and intellectual property in general and others who decry that the decision upends years of standard practice in the software industry and will necessarily inhibit the development of new programs and result in higher prices for consumers.

BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow

Media Law

a provider of voice productivity and workflow software, had acquired Esquire Innovations Inc., The post BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Last week brought news that BigHand Inc.,

MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App

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The post MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General Legal Practice Management Software MyCase practice managementAt 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 →.

Filtering Actions by Anti-Malware Software Provider Protected by CDA “Good Samaritan” Immunity

New Media and Technology Law

In Herrick , the plaintiff asserted negligence, products liability and related claims against Grindr, a mobile dating app, after someone impersonated him and posted fake profiles on the app. Drivers Headquarters , the plaintiff is in the business of offering software designed to optimize the processing speed of users’ computers. The defendant characterized certain of the plaintiff’s software as PUPs and allegedly posted removal instructions on a message board forum.

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. The apps were developed by Paragon Software Group for Merriam-Webster. The dictionary on an iPhone.

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At TECHSHOW, Orion Is Releasing Major Enhancements To Its Financial and Practice Management Software

Media Law

Users assign a reserved word set to a particular matter and, as a fee description is entered, the entry is scanned for words, phrases and punctuation that have been red-flagged by the e-billing software.

Landmark Oracle-Google Android Copyright Dispute May End Up In Supreme Court

New Media and Technology Law

While many smartphone users were gazing upon their new iPhone 6 Plus’s 5.5-inch screen with wonder, there was another notable development in the mobile/tech world – the ongoing software copyright dispute between Oracle and Google over the development of the Android mobile platform just heated up again. We await the Court’s decision on whether it will accept the petition and perhaps bring added clarity to the sometimes murky contours of copyright protection of software.

Verizon Wireless Files RICO Suit against Mobile Marketers, Alleges Deception and Fraud in Evasion of MMA Guidelines Requirements for Short Code Campaigns

New Media and Technology Law

Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, filed a lengthy complaint on March 7, 2011, against mobile marketing entities that have conducted short code marketing campaigns on its network. The complaint alleges that these entities failed to comply with the Mobile Marketing Association’s Consumer Best Practices Guidelines for Cross Carrier Mobile Content Services , which Verizon incorporates into its standard contract provisions.

MyCase Updates Include Lead Tracking, LEDES Billing, Dropbox Integration, and More

Media Law

Mobile App Updates. MyCase has made three notable changes to its mobile app: Staff calendars can now be viewed in the mobile app. Firm and case documents can now be viewed, emailed and texted from the mobile app.

Novell Prevails in Long-Running Dispute over Ownership of UNIX Copyrights - And Open Source Software Moves On

New Media and Technology Law

Despite the concerns raised in 2003 that the threat of copyright litigation and royalty payments would stall not only the adoption of the LINUX OS but also other open source software, users appeared to factor in the threat of future liability. Both LINUX and other open source software projects marched on as the SCO litigations ground on. This time, the battle isn’t for the desktop, it’s for mobile market share. The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc.

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Novell Prevails in Long-Running Dispute over Ownership of UNIX Copyrights – And Open Source Software Moves On

New Media and Technology Law

Despite the concerns raised in 2003 that the threat of copyright litigation and royalty payments would stall not only the adoption of the LINUX OS but also other open source software, users appeared to factor in the threat of future liability. Both LINUX and other open source software projects marched on as the SCO litigations ground on. This time, the battle isn’t for the desktop, it’s for mobile market share. The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc.

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Novell Prevails in Long-Running Dispute over Ownership of UNIX Copyrights – And Open Source Software Moves On

New Media and Technology Law

Despite the concerns raised in 2003 that the threat of copyright litigation and royalty payments would stall not only the adoption of the LINUX OS but also other open source software, users appeared to factor in the threat of future liability. Both LINUX and other open source software projects marched on as the SCO litigations ground on. This time, the battle isn’t for the desktop, it’s for mobile market share. The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc.

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iPhone “Jailbreaking” is Fair Use

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Jailbreaking software (or firmware), when installed on a cell phone, enables the phone to connect to other wireless telecommunication networks. Unlocking the iPhone allows users to switch to another GSM network in the United States (like T-Mobile) and in other countries.

Switching Consumer Device to Ad-Supported Environment Is Not Deceptive under New York Law

New Media and Technology Law

The software needed to use the Slingbox was only licensed to consumers and the license did not reference advertising one way or the other. Moreover, the license allowed Sling Media to modify the software (for example, to insert additional advertisements). Finally, as always, consider whether you have an effective dispute resolution provision covering the device and/or any service or software, including class action waivers (to the extent permitted by law).

Thomson Reuters Acquires Legal Collaboration Platform HighQ

Media Law

It was just a year ago that HighQ announced an acquisition of its own , that of Legal Anywhere, also a mobile enterprise collaboration and file-sharing platform.

Liability under CDA Section 230? Recent Lawsuit Tries to Flip the Script against Social Media Service

New Media and Technology Law

A provider of interactive computer service shall, at the time of entering an agreement with a customer for the provision of interactive computer service and in a manner deemed appropriate by the provider, notify such customer that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist the customer in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.

What Washington Has in Store for Broadcasters and Digital Media Companies in 2015 – Part 2 – Court Cases, Congressional Communications and Copyright Reform, and Other Issues

Broadcast Law Blog

Fears are heightened as personal information is associated with location information from mobile phones or even cars as cars become connected to the Internet. Last month, we wrote about the FCC issues facing broadcasters in 2015. Today, we’ll look at decisions that may come in other venues that could affect broadcasters and media companies in the remaining 11 months of 2015.

Ticketmaster Reaches Settlement with Ticket Broker over Unauthorized Use of Automated Bots

New Media and Technology Law

In the litigation, Ticketmaster alleged that the defendant-ticket broker, Prestige, used bots and dummy accounts to navigate Ticketmaster’s website and mobile app to purchase large quantities of tickets to popular events to resell for higher prices on the secondary market. Subsequent to that decision, the court considered, among other things, Ticketmaster’s novel copyright claims against the software bot developer and Prestige.

Adobe Releases Major Updates to Acrobat DC, Including Integrated Adobe Sign

Media Law

Adobe today announced a number of enhancements to its Adobe Document Cloud intended to enhance collaboration around PDF documents, maximize mobility, and improve the overall PDF workflow and experience. Send a document for review from a mobile device.

LawNext Episode 32: Kimball Parker, Head of Wilson Sonsini’s New Tech Subsidiary SixFifty

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In February, Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini announced the launch of SixFifty , a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com.

With New ‘Opinion Minion’ App, Point Your Phone At A Cite, Get the Case

Media Law

A new app called Opinion Minion uses your mobile phone’s camera to read case citations and then deliver you the opinion from Google Scholar.

The Most Effective Tech Tools for Lawyers? New Survey Says they Ain’t What You Think

Media Law

Out today is the 2019 Aderant Business of Law and Legal Technology Survey , published by Aderant , a global provider of business management software for law firms. Mobility and mobile applications. What technology tools rank most important to lawyers in driving efficiency?

DTV Station Reminder: FCC Form 317 Reporting of Ancillary Services Due Dec. 1st

Broadcast Law Blog

Some examples of the kinds of services that may be provided include computer software distribution, data transmissions, teletext, interactive materials, aural messages, paging services, audio signals, and subscription video. Tags: DTV Digital Digital Television TV Television broadcast for mobile of spectrum spectrumDTV taking transition use wireless

LawNext Episode 30: ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Pitch Competition

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Kinnami Software Corporation. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. Last week, ABA TECHSHOW presented the third annual Startup Pitch Competition , which I was thrilled to moderate and help organize. Fifteen legal technology startups presented three-minute pitches before a live audience of TECHSHOW attendees, who then voted for their favorite.

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Ninth Circuit Releases Another Important CDA Section 230 Opinion With Broad Application – Automated Content Recommendation and Notification Tools Do Not Make Social Site the Developer of User Posts

New Media and Technology Law

In Herrick , the Second Circuit found that the CDA barred claims that sought to ascribe liability to a mobile dating service for the design of its platform , finding it within the purview of protected “traditional editorial functions.”. The Ultimate Software Group, Inc. , It is true that Ultimate Software used features and functions, including algorithms, to analyze user posts on Experience Project and recommended other user groups.

Adobe Announces Box, OneDrive Integrations; E-Signing App; Acrobat Enhancements

Media Law

It’s been a year since Adobe introduced its all-new Acrobat DC version of its popular PDF software, which came packaged and tightly integrated with another new offering, Adobe Document Cloud. Adobe Sign mobile app. See my review here.) Today, to mark that one-year anniversary, Adobe announced several enhancements to Acrobat DC and Document Cloud. New […].

27 Additions to My List of Legal Tech Startups

Media Law

A leader in software automation solutions for law firms. Legal practice management software offering the power, security and features of an enterprise practice management platform for law firms of all sizes. Lexico is a software platform that uses the latest in machine learning to automate contract creation and review. Mobile Helix Inc. My Law is a new, cloud based platform that is designed to allow attorneys to present court arguments directly from a mobile device.

LawNext Episode 24: Making Legal Research Better, with Judicata Founder Itai Gurari

Media Law

When that closed in 2010, he joined Google as a software engineer working on Google Scholar. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. With Judicata , Itai Gurari believes he has built a better legal research platform.

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Clio Announces 35 New Integration Partners, from AppearMe to ZorroSign

Media Law

Import information stored in cost recovery software like PCS Director, Print Audit, and Equitrac directly into Clio automatically. Call clients from your desktop or mobile app and sync those calls to Clio with Nextiva’s business VoIP service. Communicate with mobile-?rst

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LawNext Episode 37: Logikcull Cofounder Andy Wilson on His Mission to Democratize E-Discovery

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Wilson and CTO Sheng Yang launched their cloud-based e-discovery software in 2013 as an adjunct to a data-processing company they had run since 2004. As the software took off, they gave up data processing to devote themselves full time to building and expanding Logikcull. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com.

2030 May Be The Year They’ll Take Your Driver's License Away

Digital Media Law

Said Google’s project director Chris Urmson in a recent blog post , “our software … can detect hundreds of distinct objects simultaneously – pedestrians, buses, a stop sign held up by a crossing guard, or a cyclist making gestures that indicate a possible turn.” The software has probably moved on to recognizing cats and raccoons by now. There will be more mobility for the elderly and disabled.

Fourth Amendment Appeal before Georgia Supreme Court over Airbag Crash Data Could Have Implications for Autonomous Cars and Related Technologies

New Media and Technology Law

In short, will the Court view a car’s automated data as sensitive as certain data stored or produced by an individual’s mobile phone? array of sensors, cameras, GPS, software outputs related to assisted driving). Today, the Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear oral argument in an appeal brought by a defendant convicted of vehicular homicide and other charges related to a fatal car crash. Mobley v. State , No. S18C1546).

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LawNext Episode 49: Dean Sonderegger of Wolters Kluwer on the ‘Future-Ready Lawyer’

Media Law

A veteran of the information and software industries, Sonderegger joined Wolters Kluwer in 2015 as the head of legal markets and innovation. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com.

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Friday Roundup: So Much News, So Little Time, Not to Mention #ILTACON19

Media Law

Hotspot Law , a new platform and mobile phone app that connects consumers to free consultations with local lawyers, will expand its platform nationwide on Sept.

Why Personalization Is ‘Hottest’ Trend in Workplace Learning

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This includes doing more online and on mobile devices. And Brigette McInnis-Day, executive vice president of human resources for software company SAP, says : “ … Technology is not replacing humans — human resources wouldn't be very useful without people. “ Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making personalized learning easier than ever. But most businesses haven’t taken advantage. ”

CosmoLex Now Integrates with NetDocuments for Document Management

Media Law

Everything we design is meant to set our clients up for success by leveraging technology, so it makes sense to partner with NetDocuments, another company that truly values the benefits and mobility of the cloud,” Kabra said.

LawNext Episode 36: Atrium Cofounder Augie Rakow on the Alternative Firm’s Successes and Challenges

Media Law

The goal is to provide corporate clients with a more efficient and transparent alternative to traditional large firms, with Atrium’s lawyers focusing exclusively on practicing law, while a second entity, Atrium LTS, handles all operations for the firm, even including marketing, and develops and operates software to streamline the firm’s workflows. Comment on this show: Record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com.

Transparent Platinum: NetDocuments Conference Marks 20 Years of Leading Cloud Adoption in Legal

Media Law

While there are a few other legal software companies that can trace their history back 20 years, the vast majority are either gone or have been acquired or incorporated into other products.

Latest Round of LSC TIG Grants Show How Tech Can Help Expand Access to Justice

Media Law

An expert will help conduct an inventory of the organization’s existing software and hardware, identify gaps and inefficiencies in current technology use, develop recommendations, and establish a training protocol to ensure effective use of technology. Colorado Legal Services will receive $56,762 to develop a mobile chat system powered by artificial intelligence. Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center will receive $210,000 to expand software tools on the Upsolve.org system.

Vote Now: Pick the Startup Alley Finalists for ABA TECHSHOW

Media Law

Elevator pitch: Contract.one is a contract negotiations software, built for clearer and faster communications between internal and external teams. 3) Core team — lawyers with 10+ years of legal practice (Corporate, M&A), who implemented their experience into the software. Our software automates various aspects of legal work to eliminate repetitive and time-consuming processes. Elevator pitch: We’re B2B document automation software for complex, logic-based workflows.

Why I Close My Doors For a Conference

Media Law

After three years of attending the Clio Cloud Conference , the jazzy, New Orleans legal tech conference hosted by leading cloud-based practice management software provider Clio, Billie Tarascio had had it.

LegalTech Report: Picture It Settled

Media Law

Its release at LegalTech follows the 2011 release of Picture It Settled Lite, a less-robust mobile app. (In In fact, data collected through the mobile app was used to augment the case data collected from other sources.) After then, it will be available via subscription as a software-as-a-service. [Another in a series of mini-reports on what I saw at the annual LegalTech conference in New York this week.]

Use of Cloud Most Common Among Small Firms, ABA Survey Says

Media Law

Lawyers’ use of web-based software and services has grown only slightly in recent years, a new survey indicates. Volume II of the report covers law office technology and includes use of web-based software and services among the topics it covers. (I