Part of the appeal of the Facebook phenomenon are the fine-grained privacy controls users can impose, such as only letting friends see their activities, status, and postings. Though it's fantastic that Facebook is publishing RSS feeds for various data streams users would otherwise only be able to read behind Facebook's registration wall, I'm pretty sure the privacy settings on some of that data specify it is not supposed to be publicly available, and the feeds do not appear to be restricted in any way.
Issue-spotting the Live Web, attorney Denise Howell muses about cutting edge technology-related legal issues.
<p>Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law. For further details please see her <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/practice/">professional background</a> and <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/speaking/">speaking schedule</a>.</p> <p>Denise's career is characterized by her passionate engagement in intellectual property issues, technology, media, and all forms of online communication. She writes one of the first law-related weblogs, <a href="http://bagandbaggage.com/">Bag and Baggage</a> and coined the term "blawg" as shorthand for legal weblog. She hosts <a href="http://twit.tv/twil">this WEEK in LAW</a> on <a href="http://twit.tv/">TWiT,</a> probing the areas where technology and society intersect in ways that present new, unique, or difficult issues under existing and developing law, and has a further audio series at IT Conversations, <a href="http://soundpolicy.net/">Sound Policy</a>. She is a regular columnist for The American Lawyer magazine. Denise is a member of the <a href="http://identitygang.org/">Identity Gang</a>, <a href="http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/Main_Page">Project VRM</a>, a board member of the <a href="http://attentiontrust.org/">Attention Trust</a>, and an advisory board member of <a href="http://lisensa.com/">Lisensa</a>/<a href="http://www.toptensources.com/">Top Ten Media</a> and the <a href="http://lpig.org/">Law and Policy Institutions Guide</a></p>
Remember that between entries here you can keep up with the Live Web (and other) issues I'm spotting by subscribing to my Google Reader Starred Items. Among the links now playing:Two-word license agreement: "F--- YOU!
Robert Scoble sat down with IBM's chief intellectual property counsel at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to discuss current trends toward open standards, open source, collaboration, globalization, etc. Great conversation.
Mario Romero's Facebook application, which shares your Google Reader shared items to other Facebook users, demonstrates how well it's possible to know someone based solely on what they browse and share.
The Social Networking 3.0 panel at AlwaysOn considered issues of identity, attention, and intellectual property.
Anne Broache has excellent coverage of a House panel's vote today to extend reporters' privileges to bloggers who gain some sort of financial benefit.
According to lawyers from Google, IBM, Apple, and two respected IP law firms, the patent system needs help, it's more important than ever to think about protecting innovations early and often, open source and proprietary technologies can and should happily co-exist, and changes are in the offing that promise to improve the patent situation for players both large and small in the IT arena.
According to the recently released International Podcast Survey results, just 13.8% of podcasters are women.
I can scarcely begin to catalog the legal considerations related to the fact that someone is masquerading as Chris Pirillo on Pownce.
My Google Reader starred items are the ones I've selected just for you, O Lawgarithms readers.
Valleywag appreciates Dan Farber's considerable skills as a photojournalist, but apparently not enough to heed the straightforward terms of the applicable Creative Commons license.
Now that I'm smitten with keeping a link blog, I'll endeavor once a week or so to cull through it for things I think might be of particular interest to Lawgarithms readers. So, here we go.
When Google Reader's "Shared Items" enter Mario Romero's Facebook application, what pulses out the other end is the steady flow of what's influencing the influencers.
Those worried that their Facebook or other social networking data can come back to haunt them in the employment context can take heart: employers can get in trouble as well if their use of such data is unauthorized and runs afoul of employment discrimination or privacy laws.
When Steve Jobs made his WWDC announcement regarding Safari for Windows, there was much discussion about how this would broaden the iPhone developer community, yada yada.Well, sure.