Legal Geekery Roundup for 12.2.2011

by Joshua Auriemma December 2, 2011 News
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The Copyright Office recently sought submissions for new exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The EFF yesterday filed a comment with the Office seeking an extension of last year’s exceptions for phones and remix videos, and urged that the Office expand its protection to the jailbreaking of smartphones, electronic tablets, and game consoles. Hypothetically, […]

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Episode 30: FBI Blows Cases So You Can’t See the Specs on its Little Black Box

by Joshua Auriemma November 14, 2011 Podcasts Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:20 — 43.0MB) | EmbedIntroduction Josh grills Laura on what it’s like to be a real lawyer, and we find out what she’s been doing with herself. Josh went to Mexico and worked on a law review article pertaining to the First Sale Doctrine. Legal Geekery […]

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Legal Geekery Roundup for 11.09.2011

by Joshua Auriemma November 9, 2011 News

Wired begins licensing photographs taken by its staff with Creative Commons licenses. Adobe announces that it will be officially killing off Flash Player for mobile devices. Forces iOS competitors to lose the snarky site redirects. Stanford CIS reviews the Digital Advertising Alliance’s recently announced supplementary set of self-regularory principles for third parties on the web. […]

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22. BarBri is Up for Sale and Kaplan Can Smell Law Student Fear

by Laura Bergus February 2, 2011 Featured Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:56 — 54.9MB) | Embed Internet Data Retention, The Body Takes on TSA, Barbri v. Kaplan, and more.

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They Should Call Them the Creepy Scanners

by Laura Bergus November 21, 2010 Featured Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:30 — 65.5MB) | Embed Episode 20: Special TSA Security Edition: Body Scanners, Admin Law, and the 4th Amendment.

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What EVERY Lawyer and Law Student Needs to Know About the New Facebook “Not Now” Change

by Joshua Auriemma September 24, 2010 Geekery

It sounds harmless enough: in the past when someone requested to add you as a friend on Facebook, you would get a request allowing you to “Add” or “Ignore.”  Facebook recently announced that the “Ignore” button would change into a “Not Now” button.   No big deal, right?  Not necessarily. To understand why we as […]

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City of Bozeman, MT Stops Requiring Applicants’ to Hand Over Social Media Names and Passwords

by Laura Bergus June 21, 2009 Legal

The City of Bozeman, Montana, took some well-deserved heat mid-June for asking that applicants to some city positions disclose usernames and passwords of their social media accounts. At noon on Friday, June 19, the City of Bozeman stopped asking for usernames and passwords [pdf] while the city manager and commission look into that policy and […]

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