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Google & YouTube Not Liable For Copyright Infringement

Viacom lost its $1 billion lawsuit against Google and YouTube for alleged copyright infringement when a judge granted summary judgment. YouTube's defense was that it used the "safe harbor" protection of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) where YouTube would remove allegedly infringing...

President's "Internet Kill Switch" - Good Idea?

Without much public fanfare recently a Senate Committee unanimously approved the bill dubbed " Internet Kill Switch ," which among other things would allow the President to take over civilian networks in case of an emergency. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously...

Google to Post the Dead Sea Scrolls - Copyright Infringement Claims Unlikely

Google will not be accused of copyright infringement by posting the Dead Sea Scrolls unlike the current litigation about Google's Books Library Project where Google is scanning millions of books to be freely available. Although the litigation continues, settlement looms on the horizon but the date...

10 Billion Served--with Apps

Apple claims 160 million iPhone, iPod, and iPad users world-wide and given the popularity of Apple apps- it's no surprise at Apple's announcement of 10 billion apps downloaded. The 10 billion apps comes on the heels of Steve Jobs' announcement of his departure for medical leave, once again...

Announcing LexisNexis® Firm Manager, an Innovative New Online Legal Practice Management Application for Solos and Small Firms

LexisNexis today announced the public beta release of LexisNexis ® Firm Manager TM , an innovative new online legal practice management application for solo practitioners and small law practices. Developed in collaboration with more than 150 attorneys, the Firm Manager application is designed to...

A Computer Trained to “Think” like an Associate

Could a computer put the jobs of future associates in Jeopardy? The answer to that, in Jeopardy style, comes in the form of a question, "Who is Watson?" It may ultimately mean legal research performed in seconds rather than hours. This week, it meant a huge game show victory by a computer over...

iPad Tips for Attorneys and Law Students

If you are a current iPad or iPad2 owner you have probably tinkered around with it a lot. In fact, you have probably already mastered Angry Birds, totally customized your Pandora station, and your iBook shelf runneth over. Are you now considering using it for work and productivity purposes? What are...

Software as a Service

Check out this video discussion about Software as a Service (SaaS), from LegalTech. Moderator Tom Mighell is joined by legal technology experts and nationally known legal blawgers, Carolyn Elefant , and Robert Ambrogi , and Andy Adkins , founder of Legal Technology Institute . What every lawyer...

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Tech Picks Up Where Recession Left Off — Costing Legal Jobs

The term "BigLaw," used to describe the top global law firms, has become part of our profession's language. And until very recently, these behemoths appeared to be unstoppable both in terms of their growth and the wealth that they generated for their partners. But the Great Recession...

Favorite Legal Apps

Here are a few of my favorite legal apps for handheld devices and tablets: 1. LinkedIn I am a big advocate of lawyers using LinkedIn as a networking and resume building tool. The LinkedIn app makes it easy to access your profile from anywhere, as well as keep up with the great dialogue that goes...