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Lawlink: Social networking just for attorneys

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Lawlink is a new social networking site that limits its members to licensed attorneys. It looks like from the sign up page that this is limited to the United States, but maybe they’ll expand a bit in the future. The “no non-lawyers allowed” policy is enforced through an application procedure where they check you […]

EFF-Austin supporter meet up

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

(I like the new logo!) For those of you back in Texas, EFF-Austin is having a meetup:
EFF Austin is renewing the practice of monthly supporter meetings.  The first in this series will be held at 7pm on Thursday, July 5th at Progress Coffee (see links below for maps and additional information).  This first meeting will […]

June 2007 issue of SCRIPT-ed available

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

The June 2007 issue of SCRIPT-ed, the Journal of Law and Technology, is
now available:
In this issue:

“Douglas v Hello! - An OK! result”, Gillian Black

Peer-Reviewed Articles   

“Do Asian Nations Take Intellectual Property Rights Seriously?” Assafa Endeshaw.
“The day after the Computer-Implemented Inventions Directive: who won the battle and when shall the war end?”  Konstantinos Fotinopoulos.
“Without Walls: Copyright Law […]

Creative Commons to discontinue 2 licences

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Lessig announced that two of the CC licences — Developing Nations and one of the Sampling licences, are to be discontinued. These join 5 other licences discontinued in May of 2004. He gives two main reasons — lack of demand and conflict with the open access movement:
The reasons for these retirements are both […]

7th Circuit wiki — will it go anywhere?

Monday, May 21st, 2007

(HT to Slaw) Law.com reports on the new wiki by the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, available at http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/wiki/. Judge Easterbrook, who led the project, gives the purpose of the project:
The goal is to concentrate on procedure (in both the court of appeals and the district courts) but not to […]

Jack Valenti

Friday, April 27th, 2007

I definitely didn’t always agree with his views, but Jack Valenti was a fine Texan and a great shaping force in the development of US copyright law. He passed on this week, and a great bio of his life can be read in the Houston Chronicle. Here he is at the swearing in […]

Dundas adds to ranks

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Six senior associates are to be promoted to partner at Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson, according to the Herald.
Three are based in Glasgow. They include Carina Healy, an intellectual property lawyer who leads the life sciences team. Her responsibilities include further developing Dundas’s growth in IP work in this and other key industries.
The head of […]

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