4 Things You Need To Know Before Getting Free Softwares For eBay Amazon Listing

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Any seller support softwares for Amazon, eBay or any other marketplaces for that matter are often expensive especially when they are loaded with ultra evolved and sophisticated support features. Free softwares usually come with very basic features –.

Ninth Circuit Issues Important Decision on Software Licensing Practices and Web Scraping

New Media and Technology Law

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued a noteworthy ruling in a dispute between an enterprise software licensor and a third-party support provider. The case is particularly important as it addresses the common practice of using automated means to download information (in this case, software) from websites in contravention of website terms and conditions. Oracle”) develops and licenses certain enterprise software, and also offers maintenance contracts to its licensees.

Know Thy Software Vendor: Website Operator Cannot Sidestep Copyright Infringement Claims over Link to Allegedly Infringing Software

New Media and Technology Law

Last month, a New York district court refused to dismiss most of the copyright infringement claims asserted against a website operator based on an allegation that the website linked to an infringing copy of plaintiff’s software stored on a third-party’s servers. A website operator/customer implements the software by embedding an HTML script tag to its website code to link the website to a copy of the software on the customer’s server or an outside server.

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.

In Possible U.S. First, Law Firm Will Sell AI Software to its Clients

Media Law

law firm, a Pennsylvania law firm will sell artificial intelligence software directly to its clients in the health care industry to enable them to better review, analyze and negotiate contracts. The Pittsburgh-based law firm Horty Springer is partnering with the AI software company LegalSifter […]. First, Law Firm Will Sell AI Software to its Clients appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. In what is said to be a first for a U.S.

Open Source Software and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussez, and Andrew John Rens, Duke University School of Law, & University of Cape Town, Intellectual Property Research, have published Comparative Analysis of Copyright Assignment and Licence Formalities for Open Source Contributor Agreements at 10(2) SCRIPTed

10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software

Media Law

CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. The post 10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Image by LaurMG. [CC

No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

New Media and Technology Law

This concept was tested when police arrested two video poker players who were exploiting a software bug that allowed them to multiply jackpots with just a sequence of pushed buttons. After winning several large jackpots at a Las Vegas casino in one afternoon, the management became suspicious and summoned Nevada Gaming Control Board engineers who discovered the software anomaly in the machine.

WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3

Media Law

The post WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. WordRake, the editing and proofreading add-in for Microsoft Word and Outlook that is designed for lawyers and other professionals, released its version 3 yesterday. With more than 600 new editing algorithms and 900 enhancements to existing algorithms, WordRake 3 offers 25 percent more edits and even greater accuracy, according to a company announcement.

Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price

Media Law

Two years ago, Nuance Communications – the company perhaps best known for its Dragon speech recognition software – came out with Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a full-featured professional PDF program with all the capabilities lawyers would need. The post Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Using the Advanced Edit mode to edit the text of a PDF document.

Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law

Media Law

Handshake Software yesterday announced that it now has an integration partnership with the legal research platform Ravel Law. The post Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. That announcement comes a month after Handshake announced its integration with West km, the Thomson Reuters knowledge management platform.

More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments

Media Law

The post More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. When Adam McDonell practiced law, he saw inefficiency in the way firms and legal departments assign and allocate work to associates and staff attorneys. His new product, Salladore, is his attempt to streamline the assignment process.

New Software Promises to Simplify Contract Drafting, But Only on Macs

Media Law

Two brothers — one a lawyer, the other a software engineer — have teamed up to create a software application they say will make the process of creating and analyzing contracts more accurate and efficient. But before all you Windows users get too excited, the software works only on Apple Macintosh computers. The software, Turner, […].

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Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase

Media Law

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the new web version hosted by Fastcase will be known […] The post Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Well, here’s a licensing deal I would not have seen coming: LexisNexis and Fastcase. The two companies announced today that Fastcase will now be the exclusive provider of Collier TopForm & File, a tool for creating and filing bankruptcy forms.

Free and Open Source Software

Media Law Prof Blog

Vetter, University of Houston Law Center, has published Commercial Free and Open Source Software: Knowledge Production, Hybrid Appropriability, and Patents. Greg R. It is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review, volume 77 (2009). Here is the abstract. Free and open

Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software

Media Law

If you’re in the mood for a […] The post Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. OK, not only is it the morning after the World Series, but it is also Halloween. You don’t really feel like working today, do you? Besides, you may be stuck by your front door for hours, waiting to dole out treats to a stream of ghosts and goblins.

Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Washington, D.C. to Test New Crime-Prediction Software

JetLawBlog

What was once the realm of science fiction has now become reality with the introduction of new crime prevention software in Washington D.C. Fellow researchers have praised Berk’s algorithm for its accuracy, at least compared to previous attempts to develop murder-predicting software.

[Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post [Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

New Media and Technology Law

Ticket bots are software designed to bypass security measures of vendor websites that limit the number of tickets a user can buy, thereby allowing the bots to purchase a number of tickets beyond the limit imposed by the vendor platform. One company that had purportedly been developing software to bypass CAPTCHA tests (designed to block bots from acquiring tickets) agreed to stop developing technology to bypass security of ticketing websites.

Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

Practice Management Platform PracticePanther Takes ‘Large’ Private Equity Investment

Media Law

Panther Software, Miami-based developer of the cloud-based law practice management platform PracticePanther, is announcing today that it has taken an investment from Alpine SG, a portfolio company of the San Francisco private equity firm Alpine Investors. General Legal Practice Management Software practice management PracticePanther

Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting

Media Law

I wrote that the network would be in the style of The Huffington Post, but it now appears that the better comparison would have been to Forbes, which […] The post Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I recently blogged here about Law.com’s forthcoming launch of an extensive contributor network, with from 100 to 500 writers from outside ALM regularly contributing commentary and analysis.

Chinese Government Requires Filtering Software on Computers

JetLawBlog

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China today issued an order that all personal computers sold in China after July 1, 2009 must contain filtering software to prevent users from viewing “unhealthy&# material on the Internet.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

Oracle v. Google Judge Writes the Book on Software Programming Copyright – For Now, Anyway

New Media and Technology Law

The opinion will quickly make its way into technology law textbooks, not only for the clarity of the court’s discussion of how the Java programming language functions, but for its mini-treatise on software copyright law. The court’s questioning of key witnesses, coupled with a series of technically detailed questions to the litigants and numerous rounds of briefs on software copyright issues, showed a judge who was deep into the details of software programming.

CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In reaction to an injunction motion, CBS Interactive says the "public interest would be damaged by denying legitimate and truthful information about a pervasive technology." read more. The Business THR, Esq. CBS CBS Interactive Tech Business

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Free Software Foundation Announces Settlement of Copyright Dispute with Cisco Systems

New Media and Technology Law

On May 20, the Free Software Foundation announced the settlement of its copyright litigation with Cisco Systems over the inclusion of open source software in certain Linksys products. The settlement includes undertakings by Cisco with respect to compliance with the requirements of "free software licenses." The Free Software Director will report periodically to the FSF regarding Linksys' compliance efforts. Tags: Free Software Foundation Open Source

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Free Software Foundation and Cisco Settle (Quietly) Open Source Copyright Infringement Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Last December, the Free Software Foundation, with great fanfare, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the FSF by attorneys for the Software Freedom Law Center. The record shows that the copyright was assigned to the Free Software Foundation. Tags: Free Software Foundation Open Source

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Free Software Foundation and Cisco (Almost Settle?) Open Source Copyright Infringement Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Last December, the Free Software Foundation, with great fanfare, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Cisco Systems, Inc. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the FSF by attorneys for the Software Freedom Law Center. The record shows that the copyright was assigned to the Free Software Foundation. Tags: Free Software Foundation Open Source Clarification : Our original post below indicated that the FSF and Cisco had settled their copyright infringement dispute.

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Ninth Circuit Rules on License versus Sale of Software

New Media and Technology Law

The Register of Copyrights may have concluded that precedents defining the difference between a license and a sale of software are conflicting (see our prior blog post on that point), but a panel of the Ninth Circuit had no difficulty in resolving the issue in its recent opinion Vernor v. The ruling will please software developers seeking to limit resales and other downstream transfers of their products, and will likely also benefit content owners who distribute their content digitally.

Judge Won't Bar CNET From Pointing to P2P Software

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

An injunction is denied because a judge says there's no evidence that CBS Interactive purposely encourages infringement "now or in the foreseeable future." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Free Software Foundation Files First Copyright Infringement Complaint to Enforce its GNU Licenses

New Media and Technology Law

The Free Software Foundation has filed a copyright infringement complaint against Cisco Systems. The complaint names the GNU C Library, GNU Coreutils, GNU Readline, GNU Parted, GNU Wget, GNU Compiler Collection, GNU Binutils, and GNU Debugger programs as the infringed works and alleges that Linksys products contain firmware that contains embedded executable software that incorporates the copyrighted programs or substantially similar modified versions of them.

FCC Announces Previews for TV Broadcasters of Incentive Auction Initial Commitment Software; Denies Auction Stay Request from LPTV Applicant

Broadcast Law Blog

Yesterday’s notice announced that the FCC will be making available its “Initial Commitment Module” of the Incentive Auction software system at 10 AM on March 24 during a “preview period” for review by TV broadcasters. That is the piece of software on which the broadcaster makes its commitment to participate in the auction at the FCC’s initial offering price.

‘Contract Tools’ Is A Toolkit for Reviewing Complex Contracts in Word

Media Law

General Contract Tools Paper SoftwareAny job is made easier by having the right tools. That’s the idea behind Contract Tools, a Microsoft Word for Windows add-in designed to provide attorneys with the right tools to analyze, navigate, search, proofread and edit contracts. While it can be used with any length document, its real value is most apparent with longer documents […].

Chinese Government Orders New PCs To Come Equipped With Blocking Software

Media Law Prof Blog

The People's Republic of China is requiring PC makers to install blocking software inside all hard drives beginning in 30 days. Currently the Chinese government can block access to external Internet sites; such software would give it the ability to

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MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App

Media Law

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 →. The post MyCase Previews Enhanced Version of Its Mobile App appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Dumb, dumber and just plain stupid. Tech is one industry, especially software development, where America dominates the world. Ignorant Trump wants to cut off America's nose to spite it's face. Where would Google, Apple and Microsoft be without immigrants. Easy guess, virtually nowhere. Trump Signs Order That Could Lead to Curbs on Foreign Workers - The New York Times

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Tech is one industry, especially software development, where America dominates the world. Dumb, dumber and just plain stupid. Ignorant Trump wants to cut off America's nose to spite it's face. Where would Google, Apple and Microsoft be without immigrants. Easy guess, virtually nowhere. Trump Signs Order That Could Lead to Curbs on Foreign Workers - The New York Times

Supreme Court Rejects Google’s Appeal in Java API Dispute

New Media and Technology Law

Tech law watchers were hoping that the Supreme Court might take the case to resolve this important copyright issue, something the court hasn’t examined since its 4-4 vote (Justice Stevens having recused himself) in the 1996 Borland case that affirmed the circuit court’s ruling regarding the copyrightability of a spreadsheet software’s hierarchy menu interface. Copyright Software copyright Java API Mobile 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.