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ABA to Lawmakers: We Didn’t Bow to China

The American Bar Association says it was bowing to market reality — not China — when it pulled the plug on a book project with a prominent Chinese human-rights lawyer, according to a letter from the group's top officers to U.S. lawmakers.

Washington Redskins Appeal To SCOTUS On Trademark And Seek To Tie Their Case To That Of The Slants

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've talked quite a bit around here about the saga of the Washington Redskins trademark cancellation. The long-held mark by the football team was cancelled after a group of Native Americans petitioned against it, claiming that the team's name was disparaging of their people. Show More Summary

EFF, ACLU And Public Records Laws Team Up To Expose Hidden Stingray Use By The Milwaukee Police Department

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The EFF and ACLU -- along with the assistance of a very fortuitous public records request by Stingray-tracker extraordinaire Mike Katz-Lacabe -- have uncovered more hidden use of IMSI catchers by law enforcement. A criminal prosecution...Show More Summary

IFPI Files DMCA Takedown... On A Creative Commons Song... Posted 12 Years Ago.

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Let's take a trip in the wayback machine a bit. It's late October 2004, and Wired Magazine has just released its November issue, which has a cover story about how sampling is the future, in which the magazine was able to get a bunchShow More Summary

The Erdogan Insult Mess: Dutch Reporter, German Politician Arrested For Mocking Erdogan; Swiss Art Exhibit Targeted Too

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The insanity around Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his insanely thin skin is getting worse. As we've discussed, Erdogan has been going crazy suing anyone in Turkey who he claims insults him (over 1800 cases in just 18 months). Show More Summary

Copyright Maximalists And Lobbyists Celebrate Vancouver Aquarium Censoring Critical Documentary With Copyright

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written many times about how copyright is frequently used for censorship, and just recently we wrote about law professor John Tehranian's excellent article detailing how copyright has a free speech problem, in that people using copyright to censor has become more common and more brazen. Show More Summary

Lawyer Sent Demand Letter Over $2.25 Bowl Of Soup — And He Was Right To Do It

Lawyer who threatened restaurant over $2.25 bowl of soup was right and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Non-Sequiturs: 04.26.16

Is this judge dangerous or just doing her job -- or worse, both? [Guile is Good] So, you find yourself "in between" legal jobs at the moment. What do you do with the time? [Reboot Your Law Practice] This University of Chicago Law student...Show More Summary

Where We Can Go From Here

While larger market forces will likely continue to drive direction and there’s no one distinct path ahead, legal professionals should try to take advantage of what is in their control today in terms of legal marketing.

How Today’s Newly Announced Acrobat Features Will Help Us Be Efficient

Making Acrobat easier and more intuitive helps lower the hurdles most attorneys face in making the transition to a paperless office.

Amazon Vows to Unmask Buyers and Sellers of Product Reviews Inc. has a warning for businesses it suspects are selling and buying bogus reviews of products: You will be identified.

Podcast Episode 71: Should Internet Companies Sway Elections?

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Recently, some Facebook staffers raised an interesting question: should the social media giant employ its significant power to stem the rise of Donald Trump? This week, we discuss that notion and the broader question: should the internet...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Ultimate SQL Bootcamp

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you want to brush up your SQL skills or to start learning about databases, the $50 Ultimate SQL Bootcamp is right up your alley. There are 9 courses with over 60 hours of training. You will learn to write queries w/ Microsoft Management...Show More Summary

A Long-Neglected Market Gets A Raise

Another salary bump sets the market in one corner of the legal world.

Handy-Dandy Checklist for Admissibility of Electronic Evidence

For years we’ve advocated about ediscoveryfordefendants– consisting mostly of material gathered from a plaintiff’s social media postings. OK, so let’s assume some degree of success. Defense-side ediscovery has generated some good stuff, and come trial, we want to get it admitted into evidence. Show More Summary

5 Top Tips for Taking Your Legal Marketing to the Next Level

Sure, you've got the legal marketing basics down: a website, some print ads, all that jazz. But you want to see your firm grow bigger, faster. Can you? Of course, with a little bit of work. To help you out, here are our favorite posts on how to take......

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