From the monthly archives: October 2013

The “Right to be Forgotten”

On October 21, 2013 By John Craven

California Senate Bill 568 (the “Bill”), adopted on September 23, 2013, establishes expansive privacy rights for minors in the digital world. The Bill is divided [PDF] into two main parts. The first part prohibits certain products and services from directing advertising toward minors, who are defined as natural persons under the age of 18. [...]

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Ed O’Bannon’s four-year-long lawsuit made a huge step a few weeks ago when O’Bannon and EA agreed on a settlement (previously discussed here). The settlement was a big win for the plaintiffs but also for student-athletes in general. It is one step closer to athletes being able to [...]

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Founded in 2008 and operating in 35,000 cities worldwide, AirBnB is an increasingly popular alternative way to stay when out of town, often at a fraction of the price of traditional hotel rooms. The site enables users to find a room to rent (or to rent out their room) in [...]

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No Comment. Have a Magical Day!

On October 16, 2013 By Chastity Bobo

For many, the phrase “The Happiest Place on Earth” conjures images of colorful rides through their favorite fairytales and fond memories of meeting their favorite princess, but Randy Moore’s new indie flick presents a decidedly different image of the vacation destinations families all over America love to visit.

If you’ve heard of Escape [...]

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Wednesday Morning JETLawg

On October 16, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson


Once again we had many news items this week, so we are posting a second round-up. We found a number of legal technology projects attempting to change the way laws are made, interpreted, and complied with far into the future.

Legal Technology:

How will lawmaking, legal education, and legal practice look in fifty [...]

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At the end of August, the GAO finally issued its mandated report to Congress regarding factors that affect patent infringement litigation. Why? Patent litigation has increased dramatically over the past decade. From 2000-2011, over 29,000 patent suits were filed in U.S. district courts, and the overall number of defendants in these cases [...]

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In an interview last month, the head of the infamous Silk Road website promised that it would never allow the sale of “anything that’s main purpose is to harm innocent people . . . For example . . . hitmen [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 14, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Privacy & Social Media:

California creates a minor’s right to be forgotten online. (In contrast, the EU Court of Justice found in June that EU law contains no general right to be forgotten.) [H/T Privacy, E-Commerce & Data Security's Summer 2013 Newsletter (PDF)] Google may be getting ready to use your [...]

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EU E-Cig Regulations Go Up in… Vapor?

On October 11, 2013 By Jacob Marshall

This week, the EU Parliament chose to tighten regulations on cigarettes. Not only did it approve a plan to require “scare” warnings on 65% of tobacco packages, but it also banned flavored cigarettes, including menthol (though the ban does not take effect until 2022). However, Parliament chose not to regulate E-cigarettes as a medicine, [...]

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As one of the first steps in the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed carbon emissions rule on Friday, September 20. The proposal would effectively require all new coal-fired power plants to employ carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. Environmentalists hail the proposal as [...]

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