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Apple’s Straw Man Marketing Arguments have Deadly Consequences

Apple has spun a very integrate and systematic marketing web in its ill-advised stand against the FBI in the San Bernardino terrorism case. The San Bernardino case is the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists were killed and the government needs information on one of their smartphones to discover [...]

By | 2017-07-20T11:04:38+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Internet Law, Litigation, Technology|Comments Off on Apple’s Straw Man Marketing Arguments have Deadly Consequences

Considering a new U.S. copyright act

Is it time for Congress to draft a replacement for the 1976 Copyright Law? In point of fact, the law was drafted almost half a decade ago now and its last major amendment came in 1998 with the addition of the DMCA. Many argue that the advent of digital technology, driven of course by the [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:57+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Copyright Issues, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Publishing, Technology|Comments Off on Considering a new U.S. copyright act

REVIEW: Global Effect’s Automatic Call Recorder & the legal implications of call recording

As an attorney, the majority of my practice hinges on the “devil” in the details, i.e., the minutia of a conversation can make all the difference in a deal or transaction, particularly when I’m trying to draft an accurate contract reflecting that deal.  Sometimes, I wish I had the assistance of someone like Lily Tomlin [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:58+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Gadget Reviews, Technology|Comments Off on REVIEW: Global Effect’s Automatic Call Recorder & the legal implications of call recording

A day in the life of a Smartwatch Enabled Lawyer–Round 3

Yes, I have been on a reviewing kick in the past few months.  In December of last year I reprised an old article I had written as “A Day in the Life of a Smartphone Enabled Lawyer, which you can read here.  In it, I hinted at the upcoming trend of “wearables” that were about [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:59+00:00 January 25th, 2014|Gadget Reviews, Technology|Comments Off on A day in the life of a Smartwatch Enabled Lawyer–Round 3

Steve Jobs: in memoriam obsequium.

  STEVEN PAUL JOBS February 24, 1955-October 5, 2011 “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.”  – President Barack Obama, October 5, 2011. You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:02+00:00 October 6th, 2011|RIAA, Technology|Comments Off on Steve Jobs: in memoriam obsequium.

Siri-ously Apple? Sad News for Applebots Everywhere.

Let me preface this post by stating unequivocally that I own both the original iPhone 4 and the iPad2, and I recently purchased both a Macbook Pro and Air for my son and wife respectively, so I am not by all counts an anti-Appleit, although I still use an Intel-based desktop machine at work, where [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:02+00:00 October 5th, 2011|RIAA, Technology|Comments Off on Siri-ously Apple? Sad News for Applebots Everywhere.

Origins of an Idea–Nothing New Under the Sun?

It was allegedly King Solomon who declared “there is nothing new under the sun!” Now a recent strain of thought seeks to recast King Solomon’s casual observation in order to challenge the basis of U.S. copyright laws, i.e., original ideas. This line of reasoning is perhaps best exemplified in the popular cult film by Brett [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:07+00:00 February 25th, 2011|Digital Downloads, Internet Law, RIAA, Songwriting, Technology|Comments Off on Origins of an Idea–Nothing New Under the Sun?

The Proposed “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”– yet another feeble attempt?

Since before the day that Napster was a twinkle in Sean Parker’s eye – well over a decade ago now – the legal and music industries have each struggled with ways to cope with and transform their dusty old business models from the physical status quo to the digital revolution.

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:08+00:00 February 22nd, 2011|Internet Law, RIAA, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Proposed “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”– yet another feeble attempt?

Four – initial thoughts on the new iPhone 4.

My belated Father’s Day gift this year was a brand, spanking new iPhone 4 32mb!  So, now that I’ve been using it for about two weeks, I decided to share my thoughts and insights, particularly since I’ve previously blogged about my love/hate relationship with Apple and the predecessor phones.  I am a staunch Windows 7 [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:09+00:00 August 4th, 2010|Featured, Life on the Row, RIAA, Technology|Comments Off on Four – initial thoughts on the new iPhone 4.