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: Why It’s Highly Unlikely the IRS Simply Lost Emails Central to Investigation of Tea Party Auditing
The story around the IRS supposedly losing emails key to the investigation of their targeting of the Tea Party is getting more and more attention everyday—and rightfully so. The song they’re singing, that a simple computer crash led to the loss of those emails, is hard to believe.
In the battle to keep their highly controversial name, the Washington Redskins suffered a major defeat at the heads of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Though the team was stripped of many of its key trademarks, it will be some time before we see the actual impact of this.
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
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.
Just a few days ago, there were only a few people within the legal marketing industry focused on pricing. And now, here in 2014, we’re seeing pricing as the core tenancy of a conference—the LMA’s P3 Conference, of course—that draws hundreds of people. It isn’t just pricing either, as process improvement and legal project management, have brought out the crowds as well.
LXBN TV: Why Pricing, Process and Project Management Strategies Must Be Fully Integrated for Law Firms
The disciplines discussed at the P3 Conference—discussing pricing, project management, and practice innovation— are still relatively new to the legal industry. But still, during a panel there, led by LMA President Tim Corcoran, it became abundantly clear that disciplines are most effective when fully integrated into a law firm’s overall business strategy.
It always make sense to pay close attention to what the your customer really wants. In an increasingly-competitive legal market, some lawyers and law firms are learning this the hard way.
The billable hour is dead. Well, if not dead, it’s certainly dying. Buyers of legal services, more and more, want predictability with regards to billing. The billable hour doesn’t really afford for that—so law firms are having to turn to alternative fee arrangements.
LXBN TV: How Legal Marketers Can Help Lawyers Implement Alternative Pricing and Legal Project Management
Legal marketers are only here to help—and sometimes it isn’t the easiest thing the world to, dealing with lawyers that is. Things become even more difficult when you’re trying to change up how things have been done for decades.