Instagram terms of service update

Cross posted at alpenglowdev.com.  Last night I went to upload a few photos from my phone of the holiday lights to Instagram.  I noticed there was a link about a new privacy policy and new terms of use.  They go into effect on January 16,…

This week in legal news

Here are some highlights from the week: Washington’s legalization of marijuana went into effect, but the federal government might be challenging it.  And the UN is encouraging the challenge. Washington started giving out marriage licenses on Thursday to same sex couples! And the first…

pinterest, what’s it all about?

You may have heard about pinterest.  A collective group bulletin board where people can share arts and crafts, food ideas, travel photos and travel dreams.  I have a board and with the facebook announcement, I decided to revisit the terms and services.  What’s nice…

much ado about facebook

Facebook sent this email last week alerting its users that it was changing its terms of service, which they call the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), and its Data Use Policy.  Users had until November 28th to submit comments on the proposal to the facebook…

B Corp Legislation

I attended an event last night hosted by VOIS Business Alliance.  The featured speaker was Peter Threlkel, Corporation Division Director of the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.  He spoke about the legislation that has been proposed to allow companies to become Benefit Companies in the State…

Water Law CLE

Last week, I had the good fortune of attending a Water Law CLE hosted by the Seminar Group.  Here is the link to the program. I learned a lot about what has been happening in water law throughout the state, and in the courts….

Chik-fil-A, land use and the first amendment

I must confess that when I first lived in Atlanta, I thought it was called “Chik-A-fil”.  A little dyslexia perhaps?  It made no sense, and sounded awful. But after meeting Southerners and learning about the promise of their amazing sandwiches (at the time, I…

News for the week

I like to stay on top of interesting environmental law cases, questions and issues.  Even if I don’t have time to write an entire post. Here’s what I was reading this week.  First an article on an EPA ruling related to fee recovery by…

Weekly news

Here a few news items that caught my attention this week. A moving editorial on why the use of sonar is wrong.  Our government is still seeking to expand its use, despite its potential to deafen whales and dolphins. Here’s an excerpt “If you…

Keep Nestle Out of the Gorge!

We’re still waiting on action from the Oregon Water Resources Department on the protests that were filed.  But that doesn’t mean the campaign has to wait. Join the action next Tuesday, June 26th, in Portland! We’re calling on Governor Kitzhaber to take a stand…