Tue.Apr 23, 2019

Silbey on Control over Contemporary Photography: A Tangle of Copyright, Right of Publicity, and the First Amendment @JSilbey

Media Law Prof Blog

Jessica M. Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law, has published Control over Contemporary Photography: A Tangle of Copyright, Right of Publicity, and the First Amendment at 42 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 351 (2019). Here is the abstract

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Michigan Could Be Next to Adopt Duty of Technology Competence

Media Law

The roster of states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers is at 36, but now Michigan is on track to possibly make it 37. Yesterday, the Michigan Supreme Court posted a notice that it is considering adopting the duty and requesting public comment. The proposal would amend a paragraph of the comments to Rule 1.1 of the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct to read as follows: Maintaining Competence. To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should.

Beebe and Fromer on Immoral or Scandalous Marks: An Empirical Analysis @Jeanne Fromer

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Barton Beebe and Jeanne C. Fromer, both of New York University School of Law, have published Immoral or Scandalous Marks: An Empirical Analysis. Here is the abstract. This article reports the results of a systematic empirical study of how the

New Study Highlights the Role of Law Librarians in Legal Tech

Media Law

For my column this week at Above the Law , I do some ruminating on the evolving role of law librarians, particularly with regard to legal technology. The news hook for my column was a just-published study from the American Association of Law Libraries, the inaugural AALL State of the Profession report, an in-depth look at what information professionals do and how they do it.

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