Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

Media Law

The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software

Media Law

CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. The post 10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Image by LaurMG. [CC

WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3

Media Law

The post WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3 appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. WordRake, the editing and proofreading add-in for Microsoft Word and Outlook that is designed for lawyers and other professionals, released its version 3 yesterday. With more than 600 new editing algorithms and 900 enhancements to existing algorithms, WordRake 3 offers 25 percent more edits and even greater accuracy, according to a company announcement.

[Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post [Sponsored] Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

CBS Fights Against Any Ruling That Bans CNET From Pointing to Torrent Software

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

In reaction to an injunction motion, CBS Interactive says the "public interest would be damaged by denying legitimate and truthful information about a pervasive technology." read more. The Business THR, Esq. CBS CBS Interactive Tech Business

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Open Source Software and Copyright

Media Law Prof Blog

Andres Guadamuz, University of Sussez, and Andrew John Rens, Duke University School of Law, & University of Cape Town, Intellectual Property Research, have published Comparative Analysis of Copyright Assignment and Licence Formalities for Open Source Contributor Agreements at 10(2) SCRIPTed

[Sponsored] Finally, an All-in-One Practice Management Tool Designed Specifically for Lawyers

Media Law

Above the Law General Sponsored Legal Practice Management Software Legal Tech practice management Product Review Small Law Firms Solo Practitioners Sponsored Content Stephanie Wilkins Technology Zola Media Zola SuiteIn the practice of law, time is money. Ask any lawyer what he or she looks for most in legal technology, and the answer will immediately be efficiency. Having everything you need in one place, without having to switch platforms, is not simply a convenience, it’s a necessity.

New Software Promises to Simplify Contract Drafting, But Only on Macs

Media Law

Two brothers — one a lawyer, the other a software engineer — have teamed up to create a software application they say will make the process of creating and analyzing contracts more accurate and efficient. But before all you Windows users get too excited, the software works only on Apple Macintosh computers. The software, Turner, […].

Judge Won't Bar CNET From Pointing to P2P Software

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An injunction is denied because a judge says there's no evidence that CBS Interactive purposely encourages infringement "now or in the foreseeable future." read more. THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting

Media Law

I wrote that the network would be in the style of The Huffington Post, but it now appears that the better comparison would have been to Forbes, which […] The post Law.com Contributor Network to Use Forbes’ Software and Hosting appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. I recently blogged here about Law.com’s forthcoming launch of an extensive contributor network, with from 100 to 500 writers from outside ALM regularly contributing commentary and analysis.

Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test?

Media Law

The post Announcing EasyPayJD: Does This New Payment Software Pass the Ambrogi Test? Before sponsoring a post on Bob’s blog we wanted to make sure our solution met his technology standards for solo and small practice attorneys. We submitted EasyPayJD to his six point test originally published in Above The Law on June 6, 2016. appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Above the Law Sponsored Easy Pay Solutions EasyPayJD

Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase

Media Law

Previously available only on CD-ROM, the new web version hosted by Fastcase will be known […] The post Lexis Licenses Bankruptcy Software to Fastcase appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Well, here’s a licensing deal I would not have seen coming: LexisNexis and Fastcase. The two companies announced today that Fastcase will now be the exclusive provider of Collier TopForm & File, a tool for creating and filing bankruptcy forms.

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Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software

Media Law

If you’re in the mood for a […] The post Retro Fun: Try Out Historical Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. OK, not only is it the morning after the World Series, but it is also Halloween. You don’t really feel like working today, do you? Besides, you may be stuck by your front door for hours, waiting to dole out treats to a stream of ghosts and goblins.

'NBA 2K' Videogame Maker Sued for Copyright Infringement Over LeBron James' Tattoos

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Take-Two Software is taken to court by a company that demanded more than $1.1 million for a license to eight tattoo designs. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Tech Business THR Online

Know Thy Software Vendor: Website Operator Cannot Sidestep Copyright Infringement Claims over Link to Allegedly Infringing Software

New Media and Technology Law

Last month, a New York district court refused to dismiss most of the copyright infringement claims asserted against a website operator based on an allegation that the website linked to an infringing copy of plaintiff’s software stored on a third-party’s servers. A website operator/customer implements the software by embedding an HTML script tag to its website code to link the website to a copy of the software on the customer’s server or an outside server.

Lawsuit Claims TNT's 'Falling Skies' Has a Font Problem (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner German designer sues TBS for using his font software allegedly wrongfully. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Tech Business

Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down

Media Law

The post Practice Management Software ‘Credenza’ Shutting Down appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. The law practice management system Credenza is shutting down, according to a notice on its website. “Credenza has reached end-of-life,” says the notice. “Effective 60 days after your August 2016 renewal date, Credenza will no longer be offered or supported.”

10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software

Media Law

CC BY-SA 3.0 ([link] via Wikimedia CommonsIn a recent conversation, a lawyer questioned whether practice management software was making him any more productive. That got me to thinking about the reasons to use practice management software in the first place. The post 10 Reasons You Should Use Practice Management Software appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Image by LaurMG. [CC

Modria, Innovator of Online Dispute Resolution, Is Acquired By Tyler Technologies

Media Law

Modria, a pioneering company in the field of online dispute resolution, has been acquired by Tyler Technologies, a company that develops software products for local governments. Modria will become part of Tyler’s Courts and Justice Division, where Modria’s technology will be used to help courts more efficiently handle large volumes of disputes. Modria was founded […].

Nuance Takes on Acrobat Pro — At 1/3 the Price

Media Law

Professional-strength PDF software is a must-have for lawyers, and the gold standard for PDF software has always been Adobe Acrobat Pro. But at Acrobat Pro’s current retail price of $449, many lawyers, especially in smaller firms, opt for more budget-friendly alternatives, such as CutePDF Professional, which I reviewed here several years ago. Now there is […]. The post Nuance Takes on Acrobat Pro — At 1/3 the Price appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

Startup Uses Algorithms To Help Law Students Pass The Bar or School Exams

Media Law

The company projects that students using its software will […]. A startup founded by a law professor is using algorithms to help law students get better class grades and pass the bar examination. Called SeRiouS, or just SRS, it uses the learning technique of spaced repetition to help students remember much more of what they study. The post Startup Uses Algorithms To Help Law Students Pass The Bar or School Exams appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

Nuance Updates Its PDF Converter for Mac with New Features

Media Law

Nuance Communications yesterday released a new version 6 of its PDF Converter for Mac, software for Apple users to view, convert, edit, combine and sign industry-standard PDF files. Among other things, the software enables users to assemble PDF documents from various sources, convert PDFs into editable formats, create searchable files from […]. View and correct OCR results.

Former LexisNexis VP Named to Lead Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions

Media Law

ELM Solutions provides enterprise legal management software to facilitate workflow and collaboration in law firms, corporate legal departments and insurance claims organizations. Wolters Kluwer today announced that Jonah Paransky has been named executive vice president and general manager of its ELM Solutions business, a part of its Governance, Risk & Compliance group.

Abacus Unveils Integrated, Secure Credit Card and E-Check Processing

Media Law

Last year, two leading case management platforms, AbacusLaw and Amicus Attorney, came together under one roof when Abacus Data Systems acquired Amicus from Gavel & Gown Software. Now, in the first joint project between the Abacus and Amicus development teams, Abacus is unveiling the Abacus Payment Exchange (APX), a payment processing service that integrates with […].

More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments

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The post More ILTACON News: New Software Promises to Streamline Attorney Assignments appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. When Adam McDonell practiced law, he saw inefficiency in the way firms and legal departments assign and allocate work to associates and staff attorneys. His new product, Salladore, is his attempt to streamline the assignment process.

CBS Hit With Major Lawsuit for Contributing to Piracy (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Billionaire Alki David strikes back at CBS over its distribution of LimeWire and other P2P software. read more. THR, Esq. Television Home

No Expansion of CFAA Liability for Monetary Exploit of Software Bug

New Media and Technology Law

This concept was tested when police arrested two video poker players who were exploiting a software bug that allowed them to multiply jackpots with just a sequence of pushed buttons. After winning several large jackpots at a Las Vegas casino in one afternoon, the management became suspicious and summoned Nevada Gaming Control Board engineers who discovered the software anomaly in the machine.

Page Vault Introduces On-Demand Web Archiving #ABATECHSHOW

Media Law

Page Vault, a company whose software accurately captures and archives web pages, announced the launch of Page Vault On Demand, an online request service that enables legal professionals to outsource web content collection on a one-shot basis, without a Page Vault […]. A series of short posts rounding up product announcements from last week’s ABA Techshow.

Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law

Media Law

Handshake Software yesterday announced that it now has an integration partnership with the legal research platform Ravel Law. The post Handshake Software Adds Integrations with West KM and Ravel Law appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. That announcement comes a month after Handshake announced its integration with West km, the Thomson Reuters knowledge management platform.

Novell Prevails in Long-Running Dispute over Ownership of UNIX Copyrights - And Open Source Software Moves On

New Media and Technology Law

Despite the concerns raised in 2003 that the threat of copyright litigation and royalty payments would stall not only the adoption of the LINUX OS but also other open source software, users appeared to factor in the threat of future liability. Both LINUX and other open source software projects marched on as the SCO litigations ground on. The dispute between The SCO Group and Novell, Inc.

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Disney, VidAngel Weigh Family-Friendly Filtering Against Copyright Protection in the 9th Circuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

"In the absence of the Family Movie Act, you've got these works that are encrypted and you use what appears to be illegal software. to decrypt them," said one judge of VidAngel's service. read more. THR, Esq. Movies Movies THR Online

Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platforms

Media Law

The good news about law practice management software is that recent years have brought a variety of systems to the market. The bad news is that choosing one can be daunting. Their features and pricing rarely line up in a way that enables apples-to-apples comparisons. I frequently receive emails from frustrated readers saying, in effect, […]. The post Lawyerist Launches Directory of Law Practice Management Platforms appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.

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Free and Open Source Software

Media Law Prof Blog

Vetter, University of Houston Law Center, has published Commercial Free and Open Source Software: Knowledge Production, Hybrid Appropriability, and Patents. Greg R. It is forthcoming in the Fordham Law Review, volume 77 (2009). Here is the abstract. Free and open

Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price

Media Law

Two years ago, Nuance Communications – the company perhaps best known for its Dragon speech recognition software – came out with Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a full-featured professional PDF program with all the capabilities lawyers would need. The post Nuance Releases Second Generation of its Power PDF Software: More Features, Same Low Price appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Using the Advanced Edit mode to edit the text of a PDF document.

TNT Settles 'Falling Skies' Font Infringement Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A deal ends German designer's lawsuit over the allegedly wrong use of font software on the verge of the series' second season. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business TNT Falling Skies

BigHand Mobile-izes Dictation Workflow

Media Law

a provider of voice productivity and workflow software, had acquired Esquire Innovations Inc., Last week brought news that BigHand Inc., a maker of legal document automation and productivity tools used to create, format and compare documents and remove and manage document metadata.

Adobe Acrobat Update Enhances Editing and Digital Certificate Tools

Media Law

Adobe released an update last week to its Acrobat DC PDF software that significantly enhances a tool often used by legal professionals, Compare Documents, and that updates its Certificates tool to make it easier to digitally sign, certify and verify documents with a certificate ID.

Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Washington, D.C. to Test New Crime-Prediction Software

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What was once the realm of science fiction has now become reality with the introduction of new crime prevention software in Washington D.C. Fellow researchers have praised Berk’s algorithm for its accuracy, at least compared to previous attempts to develop murder-predicting software.

Pricing Gets Murky for Practice Management Applications

Media Law

Vendors of cloud-based practice management applications are continually building out their products by adding new features and new integrations with third-party software. Overall, that’s a good thing, in that it broadens the options available to law firms and lets law firms tailor systems to their own needs. However, one side effect of all this is […]. The post Pricing Gets Murky for Practice Management Applications appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. General

LegalTech Round-Up: ‘BigHand Now’ Tackles Law Firm Workflow

Media Law

As I noted then, the company describes its product as “voice productivity and workflow” software. This is one in a series of brief posts rounding up what I saw and heard at LegalTech New York. Last year I reviewed the digital dictation system BigHand. It provides not only cloud and enterprise dictation systems, but also a dictation […]. The post LegalTech Round-Up: ‘BigHand Now’ Tackles Law Firm Workflow appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites.