Subscription Information

This page was last revised on December 17, 2010.

The basic rate for a subscription is $250 per year. There is a price scale that rises to $2,500 for subscribers with 12 recipients of the TLJ Alert. The price schedule includes a fixed rate of $2,500 for subscribers with any number of recipients, provided that they are all employed by the subscriber, and have one e-mail domain.

Free one month trial subscriptions are available. Also, free subscriptions are available for federal government officials, Congressional staff, and court personnel.

The TLJ web site remains a free access web site. Copies of the TLJ Alert are published in the web site two months after original distribution by e-mail to subscribers.

What is the Tech Law Journal Daily E-Mail Alert?
The TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert is a daily e-mail that contains news about legislative, judicial, and regulatory developments affecting the internet, computing, and communications.
Who Publishes the Tech Law Journal Daily E-Mail Alert?
The TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert and the TLJ web site are written and published by David Carney. It is a one person operation, organized as a sole proprietorship. It is also an independent operation. There are no affiliations with any political party, political group, company, or trade group. The main source of income is from the sale of subscriptions. The secondary source of income is licensing copyrighted works.
Why Did Tech Law Journal Convert to a Subscription Basis?
Tech Law Journal is a business. The original business plan was to provide free products, but generate revenue from advertising. That plan did not succeed. Revenue from banner advertising on the web site did not generate a sustainable income, and was discontinued. Hence, it was a matter of either charging subscribers, or ceasing publication. TLJ began charging on January 1, 2002.
Who Reads Tech Law Journal?
Most subscribers to the TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert subscribe have online biographies in the web sites of their law firms or other sites. Most can be identified by a quick Google search. Copies of their appellate briefs, speeches, articles, Congressional testimony, or other works are published online. Hence, it is easy to characterize the subscribers:

1. Lawyers in large law firms who focus on technology related fields of law, especially, copyright, patent, other IPR, antitrust, e-commerce, communications, privacy, and trade.

2. In house legal counsel for tech companies, companies that engage in e-commerce, and companies that hold or develop intellectual property.

3. Other employees of tech companies, especially corporate officers, and government relations personnel.

4. Employees of trade groups, interest groups, public relations firms, and lobbying firms involved in technology related policy making.

5. Government officials and staff, mostly from Capitol Hill, and certain federal agencies, such as the USPTO, FCC, DOJ, and DOC.

6. State and foreign governments.

7. There are also some IT professionals, law librarians, law and business school professors, and employees of brokerage firms, and other financial entities.

Subscription Rate.

The basic subscription rate is $250 per year for a single recipient. TLJ published about 250 issues in its first year. Hence, this amounts to a price of about one dollar per issue.

Method of Payment.

Please submit a check, cashiers check, or money order made payable to David Carney, or pay by credit card via PayPal. See, TLJ PayPal payments page.

For foreign subscribers, please submit payment  denominated in United States Dollars.

Mail payment to David Carney, 3034 Newark St., NW, Washington DC, 20008.

Rates for Subscribing Entities with Multiple Recipients.

The subscription rate is $250 for the first recipient, $225 each for recipients 2 through 5, $200 each for recipients 6 through 10, $175 each for recipients 11 and 12. However, once the subscription fee reaches $2,500 (the price for 12 recipients) the subscriber may have the TLJ Alert sent to an unlimited number of recipients. However, all recipients must be employees, partners or shareholders of the subscriber, and all must have e-mail addresses at a single e-mail domain. Also, the subscriber must provide TLJ with the names and e-mail addresses of all recipients; delivery will be made solely by TLJ. The table below lists total subscription prices for entities with multiple recipients.

Number of
1 250
2 475
3 700
4 925
5 1150
6 1350
7 1550
8 1750
9 1950
10 2150
11 2325
12 2500
13+ 2500

Free One Month Trial Subscriptions.

To qualify for a free one month trial subscription, you must provide your name, employer, and an e-mail address. Moreover, the user name and domain must correspond to your name and employer. For example, an address such as will not qualify. The purpose of this requirement is to prevent abuse of the free subscription offer.

Free Subscriptions.

Free subscriptions are available for federal judges, law clerks, other court personnel, Members of Congress, their staff, committee staff, General Accounting Office staff, and federal government officials.

(In practice most such subscribers work for Representatives, Senators, Congressional Committees, the USPTO, FCC, FTC, DOJ, NTIA, TA, or federal appeals court judges.)

To receive a free subscription, you must provide your name, employer, and e-mail address. The e-mail address must correspond to your name and employer.

TLJ Web Site.

There continues to be a Tech Law Journal web site. The TLJ Daily E-Mail Alerts continues to be published there. However, they are published on a two month delay.

E-Mail Monitoring.

TLJ announced a policy in 2003 to identify and deal with persons and entities that violate the rights of authorship and proprietary rights. See, Memorandum regarding "E-Mail Monitoring", and Memorandum regarding "Disclosure of Information to Third Parties". See also, Privacy Policy.

Answers to Other Occasionally Asked Questions

1. Tech Law Journal is not incorporated. It is a business name used by David Carney. David Carney is the sole proprietor.
2. Tech Law Journal is not a minority owned business.
3. Neither Tech Law Journal, nor David Carney engage in consulting or the practice of law.
4. The subscription list is not for sale.
5. Neither the Tech Law Journal web site, nor the TLJ Daily E-Mail Alert, carry advertisements.