Discussions of the law as it applies to technology and cyberspace, includes issues of computing, technology, and risk…and evolving intersections with ecommerce, IP, social media, and privacy.

European Court Approves Firing Employees for Computer Misuse

Jan 26, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that, subject to proper notice, employers can monitor computer use of their employees and terminate the employment of staff who violate computer use policies.

Notice any changes? Newspapers of general circulation and the internet

Jan 26, 2016 By: Adam Lockhart

With the advent of the internet, the opportunity arises to expand the meaning of newspapers of general circulation.

Uber Reaches Privacy Settlement with New York Authorities

Jan 18, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Transportation service, Uber, has reached a settlement agreement with authorities in New York over information privacy claims.

There is No Room for Monkey Business in Copyright Law

Jan 13, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On January 6th, U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that a rare crested macaque could not own a copyright to a photograph, because he is not human.

Governments Around the World Threaten Digital Privacy

Jan 11, 2016 By: Craig Blakeley

Recent legal initiatives by governments in China and the United Kingdom illustrate the current trend to weaken the digital privacy rights of individuals in the name of enhanced national security

Bank of America Uses Copyright Law Against Journalist

Jan 4, 2016 By: Jeff Matsuura

Bank of America asserted copyright claims to stop a business journalist from referencing material written by a member of its staff.

Waze Ruling and the Limits of Copyright Protection for Online Data

Dec 28, 2015 By: Craig Blakeley

A recent ruling by a federal district court in California highlights once more the limits to copyright protection for collections of data.

Court Finds ISP Liable for User’s Copyright Piracy

Dec 21, 2015 By: Jeff Matsuura

For reportedly the first time, a court has ruled that an Internet service provider (ISP) is responsible for copyright piracy engaged in by its customers.

Disney Claims “Star Wars” Fans Violate Copyright Law

Dec 14, 2015 By: Jeff Matsuura

Disney’s overly aggressive copyright protection campaign illustrates the ways in which overly zealous assertion of intellectual property rights can be counterproductive.

The Uberization of Consumer Credit

Dec 11, 2015 By: Andrea Lee Negroni

Thought leaders say the Uberization of Everything will include money and credit, transforming buying and selling, financing and payments.