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What should I blog about? 3 simple ways to generate ideas

“What should I blog about?”the_idea_generator_by_debbiefong-d52nyt1 “How can I figure out a new topic every week?” “After my first blog post, I was out of ideas.” I hear these comments all the time. It is...more

My Daily Blogging Experiment: Month 2

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started blogging daily, following the advice of digital marketing legend Seth Godin. I thought it might be interesting to share with you how my readership has changed with this jump....more

Have you had your first social media breakthrough?

Did you give up on Twitter within 24 hours of signing up? Did you share a first tweet that said “so, I guess I’m on Twitter,” and then never return? You aren’t alone. And I think I know why. ...more

Google Likes Longer Blog Posts

There are two sides to every argument, and although for the past few years the prevailing wisdom about blog posts has been “the shorter the better,” new research suggests that longer articles (Over 2,000 words)- rather than...more

Legal Blogging Inspiration from Dana Carvey

This past month I had a chance to spend some time with my good friend Adrian Lursen from JD Supra and he shared with me something that I absolutely loved. At a small comedy club near his offices, Dana Carvey often shows up...more

Back From The Land Of Trial Mode: January Quicklinks

There has not been much activity on the blog because we have been engaged in a long copyright and misappropriation of trade secrets trial. So, we share with you some of the articles we have been reading, but just haven’t had...more

Blurred Lines: Ninth Circuit Applies Same First Amendment Protections to Bloggers as Traditional Media

The Ninth Circuit last week became the first federal court of appeals to find that bloggers are entitled to the same First Amendment protections as traditional print and broadcast media when sued for defamation. Obsidian Fin....more

Gavel to Gavel: It all ads up

‘Tis the season for post-holiday sales and New Year’s resolutions. Businesses may be working a little harder to lure consumers, and that means more advertising. Originally published in The Journal Record - January 2,...more

Stealth Lawyer: Zach Abramowitz, 'Blogcaster' [Video]

Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Zach Abramowitz, co-founder and chief executive officer ofReplyAll, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP to creating the world's...more

WordPress Brings Copyright Claims on Behalf of Bloggers for DMCA Misrepresentation

A few months ago, we reported on the disabled blog of Oliver Hotham, a student in the UK whose reporting on an anti-gay rights group was censored by what appeared to be a politically-motivated takedown notice issued by that...more

You Read It Here: Blogs Never Sleep

I was recently asked, “Are law blogs dying?” My answer was an emphatic “no.” Not even close. Law blogs are booming more now than ever, and the data back that up. More than four years ago, I compiled a catalog of law...more

Can You Use Pre-Suit Discovery To Unmask An Anonymous Blogger In Texas?

Last week, the Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments on whether a party can use a pre-suit deposition to identify an anonymous blogger. The petitioner tried to use a pre-suit subpoena to force Google to identify a...more

(F)blogs in the fashion industry, what issues?

Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their practice might lead to potential legal issues which both fashion...more

The MPAA and the Midwives, and Other Cautionary Tales

As we all know, The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has long taken an active role in the debate regarding the advantages and disadvantages of traditional midwifery and modern medical views regarding childbirth....more

District Court Adopts Subjective Test For Digital Millenium Copyright Act Takedown Notices

We’ve previously written about Tuteur v. Crossley Corcoran, the Digitus Impudicus copyright case in the District of Massachusetts. The facts can be summarized as follows: Blogger A posted a photo of herself giving Blogger B...more

Germany: Google not held liable for link to website with allegedly defamatory content

On 5 September 2013 the District Court in Mönchengladbach rejected the claim brought by a history professor (plaintiff) against Google (defendant). The plaintiff’s claim for cease and desist targeted at the deletion of a link...more

Key Considerations: Using Social Media to Promote Ethical Practices

NAVEX Global and PwC recently sponsored a groundbreaking study from the Ethics Resource Center around Social Networking in the workplace. There was a lot covered in the study, so we’ve put the results in context for ethics...more

Advertising News & Analysis - August 15, 2013

In this issue: - Register Now for ERA D2C Convention - NAD Has FTC's Number...And is Not Afraid to Use It - Venable Obtains Decisive Victory for Email Advertisers and Marketers - More on...more

Setting the Record Straight on the DMCA: UK Blogger Censored by Questionable Use of US Copyright Law

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is sometimes criticized for creating more problems than it solves. Section 512 of the DMCA provides a mechanism for copyright owners to demand that Internet Service Providers...more

How a Lawyer Can Start a Successful LinkedIn Group (Part 1 of 3)

While much has been written about how lawyers can have successful blogs, including two recent articles by us at Knapp (see Law Blog Best Practices and Five Ways Lawyers Screw up their Blogs), the truth is that some lawyers...more

Foreign blogs cannot ignore local courts

The Italian Supreme Court held in relation to a foreign blog where articles inciting to racial hatred were posted that the crime of racist criminal organization and the jurisdiction of Italian courts were applicable if the...more

Does active blogging really help your website?

We recently conducted a study to see if blogging really impacted search engine rankings. We searched for highly-competitive terms in some of the America’s largest cities and reviewed the top three natural rankings. Aside from...more

Short Wins - The Last Week Of Blog Nominating And A Bright Spot On Danbury

1. United States v. Esquivel-Rios, Tenth Circuit: Appellant's car, which bore an out-of-state 30 day registration tag, was stopped after a police officer could not verify the tag with a law enforcement database....more

Blogger Claims Defamation Suit Should Be Dismissed

Joined by friends of the court, The New York Times, the Washington Post and Dow Jones & Co., a co-defendant in a defamation suit against the now-deceased conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart argued for dismissal of the...more

Four must-haves for your next law firm website.

Web consultants will agree on several basics that should be part of every new law firm website initiative. These include the following: a design that inspires users, a user experience that is intuitive, an architecture that...more

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