CALIFORNIA BALLOT MEASURES

I’ve got something that might help you out when you face your California election ballot. A good friend who has worked in state government and politics for most of his career has written an analysis of the twelve propositions on the California ballot. It’s...

REPORT ON RIAA LAWSUIT STRATEGY

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together a fascinating article summarizing the history and effect of the RIAA’s five-year battle against online music sharing. The conclusion is compelling: every single move made by the recording industry has...

BLUE JEANS CABLE STRIKES BACK

This is for my lawyer friends and clients – and anyone who enjoys seeing a lawyer smack down a company that deserves it. Monster Cable makes high-end, expensive audio and video cables. It’s not obvious that Monster Cables are worth the price –...

ONENOTE FOR LAWYERS

Here’s a short article from the ABA’s Law Practice magazine noting the many ways that Microsoft OneNote 2007 can be used by lawyers for everything from trial notebooks to business transaction notes. There are law-specific templates available for OneNote...

RIAA SUES USENET.COM

The first rule of Usenet is, you don’t talk about Usenet.Careful observation of that rule has allowed Internet newsgroups to avoid getting involved in the entertainment industry’s freakish litigation war on its customers. Now a new lawsuit suggests that...

THE COST OF E-DISCOVERY

Electronic discovery – production of electronic data in litigation – is increasingly common, and often difficult and expensive. Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were intended to make electronic discovery more predictable but the effect...