Category Archives: Documents

Settlement in Public.Resource.Org suit regarding copyright in standards incorporated into law

The parties have settled in Public.Resource.Org’s suit against Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACCNA), regarding SMACCNA’s copyright in four standards that have been incorporated by reference into the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and some state statutes … Continue reading

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Schuman: Two Steps Forward on Improving Public Access to Legislative Information

Daniel Schuman of Sunlight Foundation has posted Two Steps Forward on Improving Public Access to Legislative Information, on the Sunlight Foundation Blog. In this post, Mr. Schuman discusses two pieces of evidence suggesting that Congress may eventually provide free public … Continue reading

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Susskind on eLearning at The College of Law of England and Wales

[NOTE: Updated on 29 January 2010 to link to Professor Susskind's Times of London article discussing this report.] Professor Richard Susskind‘s 2009 evaluation of eLearning at The College of Law of England and Wales has been published. This report is … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 Litigation: Information & Documents

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has created a special Website with links to some, but not all, of the documents relating to the appeal. Click here to sign up for email alerts from the Ninth Circuit. … Continue reading

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Effectively Assisting Pro Se Bankruptcy Filers: Course Materials

Full text of the program materials are now available from a October 18, 2009 joint continuing legal education program entitled Effectively Assisting Pro Se [Bankruptcy] Filers: A View from the Bench, cosponsored by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and … Continue reading

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Research on Law and Virtual Worlds from the VirtualLife Project

A number of interesting recent papers on law in virtual worlds are available from the research page of VirtualLife, a virtual world project of the European Commission’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), Objective 1.5 Networked … Continue reading

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California Courts’ Family Law Task Force Focuses on Legal Information & Communication Issues

Legal information and communication issues lie at the center of a number of recent U.S. civil justice reform efforts, including the joint project of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) Task Force on Discovery and Civil Justice and the … Continue reading

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Amended Google Books Settlement Documents

[NOTE: Updated on 16 November 2009 to link to Professor Randal Picker's assessment of the antitrust implications of the amended settlement agreement.] Because the proposed settlement to the litigation over Google Books covers large numbers of books about law, this … Continue reading

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