Month: April 2014

LEGAL BOILERPLATE: CUTTING AND PASTING IS NOT THE SAME THING AS DRAFTING

Editor Note: This is the first blog post in a series on using boilerplate in legal practice. I plan to discuss the pros and cons of using boilerplate. My hope is to help attorneys learn to use it correctly and to make both judges and clients happier. Since the dawn of mankind, lawyers have been…




Heartbleed: Another reason to change your passwords

One rule of thumb for maintaining data security is changing passwords on a regular basis. Why? Because security bugs are discovered all the time and those bugs are exploited. This week the Heartbleed security bug was made public. As this article from The Wire says, “What should you know about Heartbleed, a recently uncovered security…




Dropbox institutes a copyright no-fly list: file hashing against a blacklist

In Cloud-computing, two surefire ways to go out of business quickly are: 1. Violate your customer’s privacy 2. Non-compliance with intellectual property law So how does a SaaS company insure compliance with a copyright takedown notice without breaching customer privacy? According to TechCrunch, Dropbox’s new solution is file hashing against a blacklist. The new system…