The focus of Cyberlaw Central is on the digital world and the legal framework surrounding it. The author Kevin A. Thompson is an intellectual property attorney in Chicago, currently working at David McGrath LLC. He practices in the areas of trademark, copyright, and internet issues, and uses the blog to share thoughts and commentary on the Internet’s role in modern society.
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I’ve been much more active lately on Twitter than here on the blog, for a variety of reasons. Most of them are work related, it’s nice to be busy! With the limited time I’ve had, it’s been much easier to post quick links to interesting articles on Twitter. For those of...
On June 13th, at Midnight eastern time, the social networking site Facebook will allow users, and administrators of fan pages with more than 1000 fans, to register vanity URLS. Here are links to the announcement and to the FAQ for page administrators about the process. Trademark owners with...
I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while, here are the slides from the presentation I gave to the Chicago Bar Association’s seminar on website operator liability on May 15, 2009. My presentation focused on the DMCA and discussed four recent...
(Photo credit to Markbult under a Creative Commons license.) Welcome to the Towel Day edition of Blawg Review! Towel Day began in 2001 as a tribute to Douglas Adams. Some of you may recall that my Blawg Review #42 was also a tribute to Douglas. The first Towel Day was held on May 25, 2001,...
Tomorrow, the Blawg Review we’ve been leading up to will be published, on Towel Day. Those who have sent me pictures with their towels will be rewarded with links and praise. They are also hoopy froods, since they obviously know where their towels are. Where does that line come from? Well,...
We’re coming down the home stretch folks, just two more days to the Towel Day edition of Blawg Review. There’s still a small bit of time, law bloggers and twitterers, to send me your pictures with your towels. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll do my best to...
May 25, 2009 is Towel Day, so Blawg Review 213 will have a Towel Day theme! Towel Day is held every May 25th to celebrate the life of Douglas Adams, who wrote the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. Some of you may recall that my first Blawg Review #42 was in honor of [...]May 25, 2009 is...
We’re now four days away from the Towel Day edition of Blawg Review, #213. Law bloggers and twitterers, I still need your photos with towels! Send them to me at email@example.com. Time is running out. Don’t complain to me about your lack of time to enter, the plans have...
We’re now 5 days away from the Towel Day edition of Blawg Review. I still need your pictures with your towels for inclusion in the Review with a link back. Please send the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org, G or PG rated only please! Have you seen the new Wolfram Alpha computational...
As a reminder, the Towel Day Edition of Blawg Review is coming on May 25, 2009. Towel Day is an annual day held in memory of Douglas Adams, the author of many fine works including the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series. On that day, all the hoopy froods carry a towel in [...]As a reminder,...