Is Punishment Dead in America?
Stealth Lawyer: Tara Conklin, Novelist, 'The House Girl'
The copyright clause of the U.S. Constitution incentivizes the creation of original works of art by granting authors exclusive rights in such works for “limited Times.” U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 8. The idea is to strike a...more
On June 10, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547, 2014 U.S. App. Lexis 10803 (2d Cir. Jun. 10, 2014), a case in which a group of...more
Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust - USCA, Second Circuit, June 10, 2014:
Second Circuit rules that doctrine of “fair use” allows consortium of university libraries to create full-text searchable database of copyrighted...more
Last week, the Second Circuit issued its decision in the closely watched Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al. copyright infringement case. At issue was whether the use of copyrighted material in the HathiTrust...more
Klinger v. Conan Doyle Estate, Ltd. - USCA, Seventh Circuit, June 16, 2014:
Seventh Circuit rules that editor of anthology of stories featuring Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson characters did not...more
On June 10, 2014, the Second Circuit issued its decision in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, a copyright case involving mass digitization of university library collections. The case centered on whether three actions would be...more
Earlier this week, the Second Circuit issued its ruling in the HathiTrust case, a potential precursor to the long-awaited resolution of the more prominent, and related, Google Books case. The decision upholds the district...more
In the last few lines of To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout tells Atticus that “he was real nice.” Atticus responds, “most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” I wonder if Harper Lee can now say that about the people...more
On June 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a notable opinion on the contours of the copyright law's fair use doctrine in the digital era. (Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547-cv, 2014...more
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has delivered a resounding reaffirmation of fair use principles in the latest decision to go against the Authors Guild in its longstanding battle against book digitization. The unanimous...more
On 5 June 2014 the UK Parliament passed the Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Commencement of Variations) Order 2014 (“Order“), implementing its obligations under the Rental and Lending Directive.
Under the Public...more
Things have been a bit hectic this week – couple of trials and my legal assistant out on vacation (I know, good planing on my part!). And because of that I thought I would bring back one of my favorite interviews from 2013 –...more
Two recently published books make the claim that the legal profession has changed (Steven Harper’s The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis) or is changing (Richard Susskind’s Tomorrow’s Lawyers: An Introduction to Your...more
Welcome to The Roundup for the week ending March 21. We have lots of thought-provoking pieces to share moonthis week.
From Around the Web -
When You Leave Big Law – What to Take and What to Leave Behind: Before...more
Undoubtedly you’ve seen television commercials by a well-known insurance company where one character turns to another and says: “you can save 15% or more in 15 minutes.” The other character then replies: “everyone knows that,...more
Feb. 25, 2014 -- New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker discusses his new book entitled "The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst." Harvard Law School's Laurence Tribe called the book...more
There has been a lot of legal activity in connection with Ms. Lee, her book title and trademark applications filed for “TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.” For instance, Ms. Lee filed a trademark application for use of “TO KILL A...more
One of the guidelines for this blog is to stay away from extreme views. The effects of climate change do not need to be amplified to merit reasoned discussion and thoughtful application of what we as lawyers do. So what were...more
Since today is the “day after” Richard Cordray’s confirmation as CFPB Director, it is perhaps fitting for me to be writing about a book that provides some history of the CFPB....more
Another feature of the Baby Boom Generation moving into retirement is the plethora of books written on the subject. Retirement for Dummies is part of the Dummies series of books on how to do everything. Of course, it’s very...more
Big changes may be afoot in copyright law these days, via both litigation and legislation. Courts are considering sweeping infringement claims with potentially far-reaching implications, and Congress is beginning the process...more
April 10 (Bloomberg) -- Novelist Tara Conklin talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about her book, "The House Girl," and her transition from practicing law at White & Case LLP to becoming a full-time writer. The novel...more
Last week we got to enjoy watching a bit of a kerfuffle develop after Canadian news outlets trumpeted the availability on Amazon.com of a print-on-demand edition of the first three "Anne of Green Gables" books which featured...more
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