Doug Isenberg Moderates Panel Discussion on Cybersecurity

Doug Isenberg of The GigaLaw Firm moderated a panel discussion on cybersecurity at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta on June 18, 2018.

Panelists included Eden Doniger, assistant general counsel and privacy officer for Cox Enterprises and its subsidiary Cox Media Group; and Jonathan Grant, Vice President & Insurance Producer at Fifth Third Insurance Services.

The discussion -- titled "Cybersecurity: Is You Data Safe" -- focused on the definition and impact of cybersecurity as well as practical steps that individuals and companies can take to protect themselves against hackers, cybersquatters and other bad actors on the Internet.

Doug Isenberg Interviewed on 'Six Things Every Magician Should Know About U.S. Copyright Law'

Doug Isenberg was interviewed extensively for an article in GeniiOnline, "Six Things Every Magician Should Know About U.S. Copyright Law."

GeniiOnline is the online version of Genii magazine, which was founded in 1936 and is one of the leading magazines for professional and amateur magicians.

The author of the article interviewed Doug in detail about the following topics:

  • Copyright law doesn’t protect ideas, but rather expressions of that idea.
  • It’s hard to talk about hypothetical situations, because each case is determined by the specific facts presented.
  • Someone also needs “access” to the original work to be considered in violation of copyright.
  • Fighting copyright claims is very expensive, often providing little return for your trouble.
  • There are steps you can take to protect yourself that are cheap (or even free!).
  • Copyright is not meant to protect your work before it’s stolen.
     

Doug, a magic enthusiast, also spoke earlier this year about copyright law protection for magicians at the Magi-Fest convention in Columbus, Ohio, and was interviewed on the "Magic Word Podcast."

Doug Isenberg Speaks on 'The Growing Threats from Cybersquatters -- and How to Defeat Them'

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Doug Isenberg gave a presentation on "The Growing Threats from Cybersquatters -- and How to Defeat Them" at MarkMonitor's New York Summit on April 24, 2018.

Doug's presentation addressed a variety of domain name issues important to trademark owners, including a record number of domain name dispute filings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP); the impact of new gTLDs; clever tricks employed by cybersquatters; the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and more.

"Domain name disputes are on the rise, cybersquqatters are getting smarter, the expansion of the domain name system is creating new headaches, and the EU’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation -- the GDPR -- is only going to create new opportunities for cybersquatters," Doug told attendees.

Doug's presentation was captured live by a visual note-taker on an oversized foam board (see image above).

Other speakers at the Summit included representatives from Facebook, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Verisign, WeWork, and more.

Doug is a domain name attorney who has represented trademark owners in domain name disputes for more than two decades.

Doug Isenberg Discusses Magic and the Law on the 'Magic Word Podcast'

Doug Isenberg spoke at length about intellectual property law for magicians as a guest on The Magic Word Podcast with Scott Wells. The interview followed a recent presentation that Isenberg gave at the Magi-Fest convention in Columbus, Ohio.

The podcast offers in-depth discussions with magicians and others in the magic community, as well as coverage of important and interesting developments for professional and amateur magicians. Wells, the host of the podcast, is a professional magician and a four-time winner of Houston's "Magician of the Year" award.

In the interview, Isenberg discusses the importance and limits of copyright and trademark protection for magicians and offers suggestions about how magicians can protect their works, especially in light of threats posed by the Internet.

Isenberg, an attorney, is the founder of The GigaLaw Firm and has been called "an international authority on Internet law" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Doug Isenberg Quoted in Article About '.bible' Top-Level Domain

Doug Isenberg was quoted in an article about the ".bible" top-level domain (TLD) published by Religion News Service, "American Bible Society’s .bible domain policies restrict religious freedom online, critics say."

The article examines a controversy related to restrictions on use of the ".bible" TLD, which is operated by the American Bible Society.

The article also discusses an unusual dispute policy for resolving ".bible" domain name disputes, which requires that panelists take a religious oath. Isenberg first brought this policy to light in a blog post in June 2016, "The DotBible Litmus Test for Domain Name Dispute Panelists."

"I've been a domain dispute panelist for a long time and I've never been asked to sign any type of statement before about my religious beliefs, or political beliefs, or anything other than a requirement that I can be neutral and impartial in reaching a decision," the article quotes Isenberg as saying.

Isenberg serves as a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO), the Forum (formerly the National Arbitration Forum), the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC), and the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC).