Category Archives: Contracts and Agreements

Everything online is governed by some form of contract. If you can tell the difference between a click-wrap and a browse-wrap you’re ahead of 99% of other users, but how much do you really know about what you’ve agreed to?

Don’t Worry: HuffPo Blogger Gets Facebook’s Messenger App Terms of Service ALL WRONG.

Facebook has recently spun off its popular messaging service into a standalone app. That’s probably a good thing because it was exceedingly clumsy to access messages in the most recent versions of the app (at least on Android).  Facebook has been trying … Continue reading

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NPR Discusses Inheriting Digital Assets

I’ve been talking about the importance of figuring out the heritability of digital assets for some time now. A recent sign that the issue is starting to hit the mainstream emerged yesterday on All Things Considered as Robert Siegel talked with Jonathan Zittrain, … Continue reading

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Unnecessary Violence in Sports: When to Break the Magic Circle

Last weekend, I was working late and looking for some distraction when I came across a disturbing story about a  football team paying its players to deliberately injure opponents on the field.  As with most news released late on a … Continue reading

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The Biggest Lie Ever

Speaks for itself…

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Sony Playstation’s New Terms of Service as a One-Act Radio Drama

I loved this on the Marketplace Tech Report this morning.  Thought I’d share.  It’s all about Sony’s new Terms of Service that seek to further reduce its liability even more now in light of the massive hacking outage they suffered … Continue reading

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Facebook Launches Email Service, Finding Privacy Information Takes Some Digging

The folks over at everyone’s “favorite” social network, MySpace Facebook launched a new service on their site this week (as far as I can tell, it launched this weekend) called Facebook Messages.  The idea behind the service is to consolidate all … Continue reading

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Will Federal Law Require Virtual Worlds to Accommodate People with Disabilities?

The question has been raised in courts on several occasions, should Internet companies be required to make their sites accessible to people with disabilities?  I’ve come across a few cases that I was going to discuss in my class in … Continue reading

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