Archive for November, 2010

Attorney sued for selling “self-help” documents

November 28, 2010

This article from Escapist Magazine discusses how attorney Graham Syfert is selling a package of documents for use by people sued by the US Copyright Group for allegedly illegally downloading copyrighted works, such as the movie “The Hurt Locker”.  After finals (yes, I its that time for law school students) I will try to find the documents filed in the suit and post additional details.

Additional information State Bars regulating the use of Social Media to get clients

November 19, 2010

This ABA article is about the  Kentucky bar is discussing proposed rules to regulate Attorney’s use of Facebook and other social media in regards to advertising and testimonials and clarifying that it is not an offer to render legal services. Here is a link to the proposed change.

Interview with Chief Patent Judge

November 6, 2010

I will update this post with more information but it looked interesting enough to just share the link to this article about an interview with the chief patent judge

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101102/02062411677/chief-patent-judge-feigns-ignorance-of-how-often-patents-are-used-to-hinder-innovation.shtml

Teachers: Please stop prohibiting the use of Wikipedia

November 5, 2010

Chris Dawson of ZDNet makes the following plea in his blog post:

“This plea doesn’t apply to the teachers (or administrators, for that matter) who have figured out that Wikipedia is an incredible knowledge store, cornucopia of primary sources, and go-to site for most the free world. Rather, this plea is for those who, instead of teaching students about Internet site credibility, fact checking, verification, and crowdsourcing, choose to simply prohibit the use of Wikipedia.”

I agree that Wikipedia can be a useful source of information, but as the article says, you have to check the facts and verify it with other sources before relying upon it.


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