Category Archives: Technology & Cyberlaw

My First Computer – The Atari 800XL

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Q2 2018 Quick Links, Part 5 (Potpourri)

My email inbox has gotten out of control, and I had to declare partial email bankruptcy. In this post, I’m largely quoting highlights from 18 cases I had flagged for closer review or possible posting over the past 18 months that instead festered in my inbox for too long. FWIW. Gibson v. Swingle, 2017 WL 728284 (Cal. App. Ct. Feb. 24, 2017). The latest opinion in an apparent decade-long online trolling campaign. Swingle believed the matters he published were true because anonymous individuals on the Internet said they were, and he believed those individuals were Gibson acting incognito. When Gibson asked, “What is it going to take to get you to stop publishing attacks on me on the internet?” Swingle responded, “You can’t.”… Swingle argues his deposition testimony pertained only to his Internet posts about a “Gibson,” which did not necessarily mean plaintiff. The argument is without merit. During deposition, Gibson….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Understanding Calif.’s Game-Changing Data Protection Law: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Orrick partners Emily Tabatabai, Tony Kim and Jennifer Martin authored this article for Corporate Counsel on the sweeping implications for businesses of California’s newly-enacted privacy law. Members of our global Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Innovation Practice, Emily, Tony and Jennifer outline the reasons the new law will have “a significant impact on core business operations.”.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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EFF to Japan: Reject Website Blocking

Website blocking to deal with alleged copyright infringement is like cutting off your hand to deal with a papercut. Sure, you don’t have a papercut anymore, but you’ve also lost a lot more than you’ve gained. The latest country to consider a website blocking proposal is Japan, and EFF has responded to the call for comment by sharing all the reasons that cutting off websites is a terrible solution for copyright violations. In response to infringement of copyrighted material, specifically citing a concern for manga, the government of Japan began work on a proposal that would make certain websites inaccessible in Japan. We’ve seen proposals like this before, most recently in the European Union’s Article 13. In response to Japan’s proposal, EFF explained that website blocking is not effective at the stated goal of protecting artists and their work. First, it can be easily circumvented. Second, it ends up capturing a lot of lawful expression.….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Move Over Westlaw – Meet the Next-Generation Westlaw Edge, With Advanced AI and Analytics

LawSites – Robert Ambrogi on July 12, 2012 – “It was eight years ago that Thomson Reuters unveiled WestlawNext to great fanfare, eventually phasing out classic Westlaw entirely. A lot has changed in those eight years, both in the legal market and in legal technology. Today, Thomson Reuters is officially announcing its next-generation legal research platform, Westlaw Edge, which uses advanced artificial intelligence and analytics with the goal of helping legal professionals find answers and perform research more efficiently and with better results. The most-striking features of Westlaw Edge are: An enhanced, AI-powered version of the KeyCite citator that provides warnings that cases may no longer be good law in circumstances that traditional citators could not identify. WestSearch Plus, an AI-driven legal research tool that guides lawyers quickly to answers to specific legal questions. Integrated litigation analytics, providing detailed docket analytics….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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