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OK, now it's serious. It's one thing to lose credit card information or for your Facebook account to be high jacked, but malware is said to have been instrumental in the cause of death and destruction in the crash of a Spainair flight two years ago. Investigators have determined that...
Once upon a time, most schools distributed annuals or pictures, names and some personal information about students so that other students could make connections. Then Mark Zuckerberg hacked into the Harvard computers and obtained private information of students and put that into a Hot or Not...
What’s a lawyer’s worst nightmare? Well, we’ve all awoke in a cold sweat at 3 am and wondered if we had missed a deadline, but near the top is the possibility that all our clients’ confidential information and our confidential and privileged communications with them become...
This is for all you contract nerds out there. You know who you are. You become aroused at the sight of a well crafted limitation of liability provision. OK, then. Well, me neither. A recent case dealt with a choice of law provision that we routinely use and routinely don't...
You will recall that we have discussed a few cases regarding anonymity on the internet. In one, which involved a potential securities scam, the court removed the anonymity from some people that were involved in the alleged scheme. In another, the court allowed the anonymity of some...
Two recent decisions have provided context for the DMCA's "safe harbor" provisions and have given an expansive reading to such provisions. In the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the decision in a case called UMG v. Veoh (even though there are dozens of parties) has affirmed a district...
The Austin Under 40 Awards is a great local group that, in addition to raising money for local charities, nominates and awards certain Austinites that exemplify commitment to leadership in business and social awareness. The nominations period just ended, and we are proud to have our...
For some reason, the Texas Bar Journal asked me which blogs I read on a regular basis. I responded and lo and behold, they published it. I should warn those blogs to stand up an additional server or two to handle the additional traffic this will generate.
Technology Contract Drafting Alert: When Do "Lost Profits" Go From Being Consequential Damages To Being General Damages?
Let me stipulate on at the outset that this is not very sexy. Most normal people don't care about the arcane distinction that we try to make in this post. However, most attorneys (by definition, not normal people) that write a lot of contracts and technology providers that sign a lot of...
Here's the situation: You establish a Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. account while you are employed and use the account to tweet, post, blog, etc. about your employer. Then your employer falls out of love with you and you are no longer employed. Who owns your followers on...