LXBN TV: For the First Time, SEC Brings Enforcement Action Under Dodd-Frank’s Whistleblower Provision

By | LXBN | July 8, 2014

It’s always interesting when a regulatory body does something for the first time, because you’re not exactly sure what we’ll happen next. Well, that’s not quite right, because you do—there will be challenges. And that’s what will happen after the SEC brought its first enforcement action under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-relation provisions.

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Makes the Right Call in Deeming Warrantless Cell Phone Searches Unconstitutional

By | LXBN | July 3, 2014

Recently, the Supreme Court justices have taken quite a beating when it comes to their technical aptitude. “How can they be expected to weight issues at the bleeding edge of law and technology,” it’s been asked, “when they don’t even understand the basics of how some stuff works?” Well, some of the justices may or not may know how to use a smartphone, but they made the right decision in a key ruling on them.

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Issues Controversial Hobby Lobby Ruling – is the Reaction Overblown?

By | LXBN | July 2, 2014

When you look around, it’s difficult to find anything but negative and dramatic reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that, when citing religious reasons, closely-held businesses do not have to abide by the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But upon closer inspection, maybe there’s something more to Burwell v. Hobby Lobby—that perhaps it’s a nuanced and limited decision that doesn’t spell doom?

LXBN TV: Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo – What’s the Impact?

By | LXBN | June 25, 2014

In one of the biggest Supreme Court cases this term, the justices ruled against the internet streaming startup and stated that it had violated copyright law by streaming broadcasters’ content without permission. In the leadup to this case, some had argued that a ruling for broadcasters could spell doom for innovation in the television industry. But is that really the case?

LXBN TV: Drone Technology, and Commercial Demand, Surges Forward – FAA Tries to Keep Pace

By | LXBN | June 18, 2014

Someday soon, drones will be a part of everyday life. Really, that day isn’t that far in the future, as a number of companies—in a wide variety of industries—have made a major push to make these unmanned aerial systems a key cog in their businesses. But as the technology and demand continues to escalate, the FAA has its hands full keeping pace.

LXBN TV: In Buying Oculus VR for $2 Billion, Facebook Acquires Potentially Massive Trade Secrets Suit

By | LXBN | June 16, 2014

When Facebook first acquired Oculus VR, the makers of a virtuality gaming headset, it was unclear what exactly the social networking giant was acquiring the company for. Would the technology be used as a new interface for their existing social platform, was Facebook really trying to get into the future of video games—or were they getting something else entirely? Well, one thing’s for clear thus far: they’ve at least picked up a pretty hefty lawsuit.