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Episode 115: Podcast Revived

It’s great to be back!  In this episode, we return with a new co-host, Andy Sellars, who will be joining us on future episodes.  The three of us discuss (1) the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), civil forfeiture law, similar legislative developments, and (2) the systematic international dismantling of Megaupload and it’s top executives.

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The Stop Online Privacy Act

Megaupload Takedown

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on February 6, 2012

Things to come…

You’ve probably noticed that earlier this fall we took an abrupt hiatus that coincided with some changes on our website.  Unfortunately, one of our co-bloggers accepted a new position at a firm which, as a condition to his acceptance, politely asked him to remove public commentary on legal issues.  This isn’t an uncommon request for law firms or employers to make, as it’s important for lawyers to observe the rules of professional conduct and for law firms to maintain strong relationships with their clients.  Together we decided it best to comply with the request, rethink the basic structure of our site, and bid our co-founder good luck on his next adventure.  For the last two and a half years this site has been (and continues to be) a hobby that stands apart from our professional careers — it was an easy, but sad, decision to make.

This event also coincided with a sudden uptick of work in my own professional life, including the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) launch in October and a myriad of other interesting research projects (some of which I hope to share in the coming months).  The workload made it difficult to think about, let alone attempt, a format transition on the blog or podcast; and so, the site has been fairly dormant for the last several months.

There is, however,  some good news to share.  Since going on hiatus I’ve received a number of emails from friends and colleagues, including a handful of fellows from the Berkman Center, who want to see and participate on some new episodes of the podcast.  While there are still a number of details to hammer out, like scope and frequency among other things, I’m hopeful that we’ll bring back the show in some form in early 2012, shortly after the holidays.

Thanks for tuning in!

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on December 3, 2011

Episode 114: Personal Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction in the Age of the Internet, and Detaining Photographers

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Jurisdiction in the Age of the Internet


The 9th Circuit Tackles a Pair of Internet Jurisdiction Cases

Detaining Photographers


Police Say They Can Detain Photographers If Their Photographs Have ‘No Apparent Esthetic Value’

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on August 22, 2011

Episode 113: A Smorgasbord of Patents

Google Patent Hullabaloo, Apple sued for including image in ad, Zediva gets enjoined.

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Google Patent Hullabaloo

Google publicly accuses Apple, Microsoft, Oracle of patent bullying
Google’s New Patents
Why Apple Doesn’t Talk, Vol. 2: Google CLO David Drummond

Apple Sued for Using Image in Ad

Apple sued for using copyrighted photo in TV ad

Zediva Gets Enjoined

Judge orders shutdown of DVD-streaming service Zediva

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on August 8, 2011

Episode 112: A Myriad of Claims

Hotfile May Go After the WB, Affinity Labs Sues Apple, and Myriad Wins in the Federal Circuit

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Hotfile May Go After WB

Hotfile to Sue Warner Bros. For Abusing Its Anti-Piracy Tool
The Filing

Affinity Lab Sues Apple

Affinity Labs sues Apple again over iPhone, iPod
The Opinion

Myriad Wins in Federal Circuit

The Lengthy Opinion
Appeals Court overrules lower court, upholds breast cancer gene test

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on August 1, 2011

Episode Eleventy-One: An Unexpected Party

Jammie Thomas gets another (partial) win, and we discuss phone hacking.

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Jammie Thomas, Again

Judge calls $1.5M file-sharing judgment “appalling,” slashes to $54,000
The Opinion

Phone Hacking

Voicemail hacking and the ‘phone hacking’ scandal – how it worked, questions to be asked and improvements to be made

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 25, 2011

Episode 110: Human Services Federation

We get into some monkey business, review Righthaven rulings, and dissect a patent.

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Monkey Business

Monkeys Don’t Do Fair Use; News Agency Tells Techdirt To Remove Photos
Monkey Business: Can A Monkey License Its Copyrights To A News Agency?

Righthaven Ordered to Pay Up

Righthaven Ordered to Pay $5,000 in Sanctions for Its Misrepresentations to Court
Interview With Righthaven CEO

New Patent Threats Against Apple, Twitter, iOS Devs

The Patent Application
Kootol sends notices to many companies regarding Twitter/Facebook-style feeds
Kootol patent infringement notices targets Twitter-client develope

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 18, 2011

Episode 109: It’s not exactly generic

ISPs sign agreement with content owners, Apple loses first round of App Store fight

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ISPs agree to police their subscribers use of copyrighted content (sort of)

Ars Technica Coverage

The Official Agreement (PDF)

Apple loses motion for preliminary injunction over “App Store” mark

The Opinion (via Scrib’d)

Eric Goldman’s thoughts

 

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 12, 2011

Episode 108: A Dropbox Holiday

Violent Video Games, Dropbox TOS Change, and The FTC Investigates Twitter

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Brown v. EMA

The Opinion
SCOTUS Blog

Dropbox Changes TOS

Changes to Our Policy (DropBox)
Dropbox Terms (Agile Blog)
Dropbox Class Action

FTC Investigates Twitter

FTC investigating Twitter?

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on July 4, 2011

Episode 107:Hot, Steamy News

Wall Street Loses on the Hot News Doctrine, Peanutweeter Gets Shut Down, and the FBI Causes some Collateral Damage

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Wall Street Loses on the Hot News Doctrine

The Opinion

Peanutweeter Gets Shut Down

Peanutweeter Gets DMCA Takedown

FBI Causes some Collateral Damage

In Raid Against ‘Scareware’ Fraud, FBI Grabs Bookmarking Companies’ Servers
Marco’s post

Comments Off Posted in: Podcast on June 27, 2011

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