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Episodes

  • Gamergate and I Am Sarkeesian; News Out Of ICANN 51

    Oct 15, 2014 | 55 min
    As ICANN meets in Los Angeles for its tri-annual meeting, issues of the proposed ICANN transfer and ICANN’s accountability itself loom large. Steve DelBianco, an occasional ICANN critic and CLBR veteran is at ICANN 51 and will give us an update. But first we hear from professor Marc Randazza about his eloquent blog statement in response to GamerGate and death threats made against feminist filmmaker Anita Sarkeesian.
  • Paul Barrett and The Law of the Jungle

    Oct 8, 2014 | 53 min
    Author Paul Barrett discusses his new book, The Law of the Jungle – a cautionary tale about our legal system. Law of the Jungle is the story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.
  • Cost of NSA Surveillance and Hong Kong Protests

    Oct 1, 2014 | 50 min
    Bennet discusses The Cost of NSA Surveillance with Danielle Kehl of the New America Foundation. Plus, Understanding the Recent Protests in Hong Kong as we hear from Sharon Hom from Human Rights in China.
  • New Media Rights: Digital Legal Aid For Creators And Mayhem

    Sep 24, 2014 | 51 min
    Digital Legal Aid For Creators And Mayhem as Bennet welcomes Art Neill, the founder of New Media Rights, which practices public interest law in the areas of internet, intellectual property, and communications law. Also, a Kashmir Hill article discussing Modeling Website Didnt Warn Users Rapists Were Preying On Them.
  • Crowdfunding and the Jobs Act with James Richardson of Crowdfunders

    Sep 18, 2014 | 54 min
    In 2012, President Obama signed the JOBS Act which had several provisions designed to spur crowdfunding, from changing rules for advertising and solicitation of private investment offerings and allowing companies to raise up to 1 Million dollars through crowdfunding platforms. Crowdfunder Vice President James Richardson discusses the growth of crowdfunding in the US and worldwide and the impact of the JOBS Act changes.
  • Episode 150: Are You Ready For Some Football!

    Sep 10, 2014 | 45 min
    Scott Zucker, former Assistant Managing Editor of USA Today Sports joins us to celebrate our 150th episode with a discussion on the latest in sports and a preview of the 2014 NFL Football Season.
  • Revenge Porn Lawsuits Revisited: Hollie Toups and Meryam Ali

    Sep 3, 2014 | 8 min
    Revenge Porn and Cyber Abuse roundtable discussion with Bekah Wells (Revenge Porn Victims Advocate and Owner of WomenAgainstrevengePorn.com), Hollie Toups (a Victim of Revenge Porn) and her legal representation assisting Hollie in her claim, Beaumont, Texas-based attorney John S. Morgan. Houston attorney David Altenbern talks about his multi-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit representing Meryam Ali, a Texas woman suing Facebook to pay her 123 million dollars.
  • The Battle Over Muni Broadband and the Race for Floridas 10th Congressional Dist

    Aug 27, 2014 | 52 min
    The Battle Over Muni Broadband and the Race for Floridas 10th Congressional District as Bennet speaks with Jim Baller (of the Coalition for Local Internet Choice) and Michael Mac McKenna (the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 10th Congressional District). The Coalition for Local Internet Choice is based on 3 principles: The Internet is Essential 21st Century Infrastructure; Local Communities are the LIfeblood of America; and Communities Must Be Able to Make their Own Choices. The race for Congress is heating up and we hear from McKenna who has knocked on over 50,000 doors in his race to unseat Tea Party Republican Dan Webster.
  • Performance Marketers Under Attack From Amazon Tax; Supreme Court on Latest Pate

    Aug 20, 2014 | 51 min
    Performance Marketers Under Attack From Amazon Tax as Brian Littleton, ShareASale Founder and CEO, has become the leader of the Performance Marketing Association (PMA). He gives us an update on the Amazon Wars and the PMAs New Priorities. Plus, Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney Joel Voelzke chimes in on the Supreme Courts Latest Patent Rulings.
  • Global Press Freedom and Increased Restrictions on Bloggers

    Aug 13, 2014 | 56 min
    Delphine Halgand, the Director of the Washington DC office for Reporters Without Borders, returns to talk about Global Press Freedom and increased restrictions on bloggers. They discuss the 2014 Press Freedom Report, Chinas Tiananmen Square crackdown and Russias New Blogger Crackdown.
  • Right to be Forgotten and Facebook Revenge Porn Suit

    Aug 6, 2014 | 56 min
    Talking The Right to be Forgotten as Privacy rock star Jules Polenetsky returns to discuss the EUs recent right to be forgotten ruling. Also, Houston attorney David Altenbern talks about his multi-million dollar revenge porn lawsuit representing Meryam Ali, a Texas woman suing Facebook to pay her 123 million dollars —10 cents for each of its 1.23 billion users — because the social networking site failed to immediately delete revenge porn uploaded by a former friend.
  • Akamai State of The Intenet Report 2014 Breakdown

    Jul 30, 2014 | 54 min
    Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Connectivity, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Traffic and Mobile Connectivity are just some the issues highlighted by David Belson, the Senior Director of Industry and Data Intelligence at Akamai Technologies and the editor of the State of the Internet Report.
  • Defending Clients Against California Spam Law; New DOJ Head to Emphasize Cybercr

    Jul 23, 2014 | 56 min
    Bennet speaks with Internet Karl Kronenberger of San Francisco-based Kronenberger Rosenfeld, whose firm recently prevailed on behalf of its client in a putative class action alleging violations of California’s spam law. Plus, Bennet Kelley is Named One of Most Influential E-Commerce Lawyers By the LA Business Journal; New head of DOJ criminal unit to emphasize cybercrime; Daniel Noriega sues Activision on Right of Publicity Claim.
  • The Man Taking on RipOffReport and Easy Name Change

    Jul 16, 2014 | 72 min
    In Gunfight at the OK Corral, a U.S. Marshal from the prairie is called to Arizona to help his brother stand his ground against a band of cattle thieves. The character is an American archetype that is alive and well in the last untamed frontier — the Internet. Ben Smith, District Attorney for Sac County, Iowa is a modern Wyatt Earp. Unlike Gunfight, he was not summoned to Arizona, but rather Arizona came to him when Tempe-based RipOffReport.com and others sought to exploit a pending murder trial as part of a proxy war against an Internet security expert seeking to expose them. Also, Genevieve Dennis, founder and director of Easy Name Change, introduces us to her website that makes name chang...
  • NSA, Privacy, Surveillance and Whistleblowing with William Binney

    Jul 9, 2014 | 58 min
    Bennet speaks with Former high-level National Security Agency intelligence official William Binney following his trip to Germany for a parliamentary inquiry in Berlin into the NSAs activities. William discusses the creation of his new Government Accountability Project supported whistleblower website, how he blew the whistle on NSA surveillance programs plus his outspoken criticism of the NSA during the George W. Bush administration that made him the subject of FBI investigations.
  • The Half-Baked Security Of Our Internet Of Things; Torn Between Two World Cup Te

    Jul 2, 2014 | 50 min
    The Half-Baked Security Of Our Internet Of Things as Bennet welcomes back Forbes senior editor Kashmir Hill. Plus, hear the story of a couple Torn Between Two World Cup Teams as Joe Brinker and Isabelle De Ruyt share their reactions watching the World Cup 2014 Round of 16 matchup featuring their respective home countries, United States and Belgium.
  • Occupy FCC: Camp Out to Save Net Neutrality; SCOTUS Hands Down Decisions on Aere

    Jun 25, 2014 | 55 min
    Kevin Zeese from Popular Resistance, Its Our Economy are spearheading the Camp Out to Save Net Neutrality or Peoples Firewall FCC Camp (aka Occupy FCC) to protest the FCC’s failure to push for Net Neutrality. Also, Attorney Karl Kronenberger Discusses Summary Judgment his firm had Against Professional Spam Plaintiff Timothy Dewitt, and the US Supreme Court hands down descisions on Aereo and Cell Phone Privacy.
  • Canada Spam Law Goes Into Effect; US Trademark Appeals Board Cancels Washington

    Jun 18, 2014 | 58 min
    Canada’s spam law, which was passed in 2010, finally goes into effect on July 1st. David Elder of Stikeman Elliot talks to us from Ottawa to explain the new law. Plus, US Trademark Appeals Board Cancels Redskins Trademark, Sixth Circuit Reverses Judgment Against the Dirt, British Columbia Court Orders Google to Block Sites Worldwide and Canadian Supreme Court Upholds Web Users Privacy
  • ICANN Transistion Examined with Cameron Kerry

    Jun 11, 2014 | 48 min
    The decision of the Obama administration to move forward with a plan to transition the U.S.’s oversight role over ICANN to some other entity has sparked a political backlash that is eerily reminiscent of the Republican opposition to the Panama Canal Treaty that transferred control of the canal to Panama. Bennet speaks with Cameron Kerry, former General Counsel of the Department of Commerce and now at the Brookings Institute about what exactly this transition means and the politics of the move.
  • The OKCupid-Mozillla War: When Politics Enters The Boardroom

    Jun 4, 2014 | 56 min
    Bennet discusses Corporate governance expert talks about the OKCupid-Mozillla war and when politics enters the boardroom with Charles Elson, the Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance Professor of Finance Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
  • Green Tech, Silicon Valley and Washington; CLBR Nominated for Los Angeles Press

    May 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Bennet discusses talk about Green Tech, Silicon Valley and Washington with Jim Hurd, Founder of the Green Science Exchange and a prominent Silicon Valley Insider, plus we learn howe the radio program has been rewarded with a nomination from the Los Angeles Press Club for the Southern California Journalism Awards in the category of Talk Radio – Public Affairs broadcast.
  • Green Tech, Silicon Valley and Washington; CLBR Nominated for Los Angeles Press

    May 28, 2014 | 4 min
    Bennet discusses talk about Green Tech, Silicon Valley and Washington with Jim Hurd, Founder of the Green Science Exchange and a prominent Silicon Valley Insider, plus we learn howe the radio program has been rewarded with a nomination from the Los Angeles Press Club for the Southern California Journalism Awards in the category of Talk Radio – Public Affairs broadcast.
  • International Tax Attorney Donates All of Book Proceeds to Soldiers Angels Wound

    May 21, 2014 | 55 min
    International Tax Attorney/Author Cym Lowell Donates All of Book Proceeds to Soldiers Angels Wounded Warrior Charity in a program entitled Operation: Next Chapter. Cym recently penned his fiorst fictional novel entitled Jaspars War which wondrously chronicles one brave and desperate woman's attempts to escape a Kafka-esque nightmare.
  • California Silicon Beach Congressional Debate Part 1

    May 14, 2014 | 25 min
    Bennet speaks with the candidates vying for the 33rd United States Congressional District seat in California. He speaks one-on-one with four of the leading candidates (Elan Carr, David Kanuth, State Senator Ted Lieu, and Marianne Williamson) seeking to replace the retiring Representative Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
  • California Silicon Beach Congressional Debate Part 2

    May 14, 2014 | 13 min
    Bennet speaks with the candidates vying for the 33rd United States Congressional District seat in California. He speaks one-on-one with four of the leading candidates (Elan Carr, David Kanuth, State Senator Ted Lieu, and Marianne Williamson) seeking to replace the retiring Representative Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). We also hear from veteran Southern California political analyst Coby King of High Point Strategies LLC about the debate and the state of the race.
  • Marc Randazza Explains What Happened to Donald Sterling was Morally Wrong

    May 7, 2014 | 18 min
    Las Vegas-based First Amendment attorney and is the managing partner of the Randazza Legal Group Marc Randazza Explains his CNN.com piece on What happened to LA Clippers basketball owner Donald Sterling was morally wrong. He explains how his rights were not violated in scandal, and how Government isnt punishing speech, he says, but Sterlings ideas failed in marketplace.
  • Supreme Court Reflections on NSA and Aereo with Jonathan Handel and Edwin Marger

    Apr 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Supreme Court Reflections on the case involving every major broadcasting company against a start-up technology company – Aereo Inc. – that allows subscribers to record and watch live TV broadcast programs over the Internet. Jonathan Handel, entertainment attorney at TroyGould and contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter discusses the case. Justices Scalia, Ginsburg Hint on NSA Review; Supremes Weight Cell Phone Searches with veteran Georgia-based attorney Edwin Marger.
  • The State of Cyber Security with Stan Stahl

    Apr 23, 2014 | 57 min
    Stan Stahl, President of Citadel Information Systems, returns to discuss The latest Cyber Security issues Cyber Security Update: Inching Towards Market Incentives FTC Announces Mobile App Security Consent Decrees and the upcoming ISSA-LA Information Security Summit VI which is the premier information security event in Los Angeles
  • Adtech Startup Spotlight Series 2014 Winner OnRouteDigital; A Tribute to Boston

    Apr 16, 2014 | 56 min
    OnRoute Digital Media President/Co-Founder Shane Bogardus joins us from Syracuse to discuss his company’s taking home the top prize at AdTech San Francisco. A Tribute Song for Boston Marathon Victims as we remember Boston and its Heroes with Mark Platt pn the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • FTC Cracks Down on Privacy and Data Security

    Apr 9, 2014 | 55 min
    Robert Ellis Smith from Privacy Journal returns to discuss privacy and data security with major developments on both the data security front with: the FTC’s defeating Wyndham hotel’s challenge to its authority in data security matters; and the FTC announcing consent decrees with Fandango and Credit Karma over their mobile app’s failure to properly implement SSL.
  • April Fools, Updates on ICANN, Net Neutrality and Other News

    Apr 3, 2014 | 52 min
    April Fools, Updates on ICANN, Net Neutrality and Other News as Bennet welcomes Award-winning technology journalist and now Technology Columnist at Yahoo, Dan Tynan.
  • Shooting the Bitcoin and ICANN Globalization

    Mar 26, 2014 | 57 min
    Shooting the Bitcoin and ICANN Globalization as Bennet discusses The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Currencies like Bitcoin with Pace University Law Professor David Cohen. Plus, we learn why the US is set to Give ICANN Its Independence and University of Miami Professor Michael Froomkin Tell Us What it Means.
  • Karl Kronenberger Discusses Landmark Revenge Porn Verdict

    Mar 5, 2014 | 55 min
    Attorney Karl Kronenberger Discusses Landmark Revenge Porn Verdict as A jury in Santa Clara Superior court returned a verdict for the plaintiff in a landmark “Revenge Porn” case on February 18, awarding 250,000 dollars in damages to the plaintiff.
  • Whats Next For Net Neutrality? What does the DC Circuit Court Opinion Mean Going

    Feb 12, 2014 | 52 min
    Whats Next For Net Neutrality? What does the DC Circuit Court Opinion Mean Going Forward? Bennet speaks with Timothy Kerr, the Senior Director of Strategy with Free Press.
  • Best-Kept Secrets About Startups

    Feb 5, 2014 | 3 min
    Best-Kept Secrets About Startups as we talk about start ups, innovation and Silicon Beach with a true visionary and startup veteran, Tom Nora.
  • Is The Clock Ticking on essociates Patent Lawsuits

    Jan 15, 2014 | 56 min
    Is The Clock Ticking on essociates Patent Lawsuits? Ben Davidson of the Davidson Law Group talks about the recent associate cases, patent reform legislation and what to expect from the Supreme Court. Ben was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Daily Journal about how 2011 America Invents Act has reshaped patent challenges.
  • Kickstarter and Indie Film Success Stories; Remembering Tucsons Day of Terror

    Jan 8, 2014 | 53 min
    New Filmmakers LA Executive Director Larry Laboe and a New York Heartbeat producer Laura Davis join us to discuss the Kickstarter phenomenon and the upcoming premier of NYHB. Also. Bennet remembers the 3rd anniversary of the attempted assassination of Gabby Giffords.
  • CLBR 2013 Year in Review: NSA to The Dunkin Donuts Rant; Cyber Heroes and Zeroes

    Dec 18, 2013 | 4 min
    CLBR 2013 Year in Review From the NSA to the Dunkin Donuts Rant Lady. Plus a discussion on who were the Cyber Heroes and Zeroes of 2013 as Bennet speaks with Ian Ballon (Greenberg Traurig and Author of the leading treatise on Internet Law) and Evan Brown (Co-Host of TwiL: This Week in Law, the Publisher of Internet Cases and Senior Counsel for InfoLaw Group).
  • Making the City of Angels Los Angeles a Gig City; Giganomics and the State of Gi

    Dec 11, 2013 | 58 min
    As Los Angeles explores becoming the biggest city to become a Gigabit City, we will talk with Steve Reneker, the city’s General Manager of the city’s Information Technology Agency about the Los Angeles initiative. Then we will talk with David Sandel on Giganomics and the State of the Gig Union.
  • Will Antigua Become a Haven for Online Piracy; Supreme Court Refuses to Hear New

    Dec 4, 2013 | 56 min
    Will Antigua Become a Haven for Online Piracy with Joseph Kelly , Professor of Business Law at State College at Buffalo. Plus, The Supreme Court Refuses to Hear New York Amazon Tax, Returning Focus to Congress as we hear from Rebecca Madigan, executive director of the Performance Marketing Association.
  • CLBR Thanksgiving Edition: What Apps, Websites, People, Groups Are We Thankful f

    Nov 27, 2013 | 59 min
    CLBR Thanksgiving Edition as Bennet welcomes back Brenda Christensen, Peter Kronowitt and Dan Tynan. This panel of experts talk about what websites or Apps or even people, events, groups and organizations they are thankful for on the web for what they have contributed.
  • EFF and the Fight for Transparency on NSA Monitoring; The New New Deal

    Nov 20, 2013 | 60 min
    Andrew Crocker, a fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( or EFF), joins us to provide an update on the ever expanding National Security Agency domestic surveillance scandal. The EFF has been one of the most vocal critics of the program and has been actively fighting it in the courts. Thanks to our Miami Book Fair International coverage, Bennet also speaks to Michael Grunwald, the author of “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Administration”.
  • The Bully Pulpit with Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin; Perspe

    Nov 13, 2013 | 57 min
    Pulitzer Prize winning author (and featured Miami Book Fair 2013 speaker) Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about her new book Bully Pulpit, LBJ, journalism today and the Red Sox. Also, Ralph Hallow, the Chief Political Writer for the Washington Times, Conservative Columnist of the Year recipient and author of the humorous Presidential Follies: Famous Americans Who Would Be President, and Some Who Should Think Again gives his perspective on Presidents and history.
  • Information Systems Security Association SoCal Security Symposium

    Oct 30, 2013 | 55 min
    On Location from the Information Systems Security Association SoCal Security Symposium, Bennet speaks with: ISSA President Powell Hamilton; David M. Perry, Computer Security Expert, Media Relations discussing Cyber Crime and Cyber Security; Comodo Corporate Strategy Advisor Larry Whiteside.
  • Amazon Tax, Cyber Bullying and the World Series

    Oct 23, 2013 | 2 min
    Amazon Tax, Cyber Bullying and the World Series as Bennet welcomes back Rebecca Madigan from the Performance Marketing Association to discuss Illinois Supreme Court ruling invalidating Amazon Tax. Also Bennet welcomes Viviana Vasiu, an honor student at Stetson University, who has formed an advocacy organization fighting against cyber harassment. She is working with leading national advocates such as Jayne Hitchcock of Working to Halt Online Abuse to raise awareness on the Stetson campus which last year lost a student to cyber bullycide
  • California Privacy Legislation: Internet Eraser Law For Teenagers and Opt Out of

    Oct 2, 2013 | 55 min
    California Privacy Legislation passed: Internet Eraser Law For Teenagers and Opt Out of Online Tracking. California governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill changing the way websites deal with Internet users under the age of 18, and will soon sign a bill that would require websites to tell all Internet users if and how they can opt out of online tracking. Bennet speaks with Harriet Pearson from Hogan Lovells talking from IAPP Privacy Academy in Seattle about the flurry of privacy legislation being enacted in California.
  • ICANN Turns 15; New Political Blogger Disclosure Rule in California

    Sep 25, 2013 | 58 min
    ICANN Turns 15 and Bennet talks to John Jeffrey, Esq., ICANNs General Counsel and Secretary from ICANNs Los Angeles Headquarters. Californias Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has adopted a proposal that would require either reporting payments made to bloggers or disclosing that payments were made in conjunction with the blog or video post. The proposal is based largely on the FTC approach to Dotcom Disclosures and blogger endorsements. Revisit a Blogging Disclosures Discussion with Ann Ravel, chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission.