Prop Designer Wins Star Wars Copyright Case in UK

by Sarah Prosory 27. July 2011 08:46

For all you Star Wars fans... and those interested in copyright law and/or British law...

The prop designer who created the Storm Trooper helmets has won the battle against Lucasfilm in a copyright case in the UK. He can continue to sell the helmets in the UK, just not the US.

Read all about it here from the BBC.

 

Hat tip to Slashdot and TechCrunch for alerting me to this story.

ABA Journal: 30 Books, 30 Lawyers

by Sarah Prosory 26. July 2011 16:32

Saw this post by the ABA Journal: 30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read

Surprisingly some of these books are not necessarily about lawyers, legal topics, or politics. Some are, but not all. As the post explains, these books are: "Sometimes for better, sometimes for worse, they help us define who and what we are—or what we are a part of, or what we have and can yet endure."

What is a book you'd recommend now that summer is coming to an end?

Legislative Research by State

by Sarah Prosory 22. July 2011 15:29

A former law librarian has taken up the task of posting legislative research information for each of the 50 states to her blog, a project she calls 50 States in 50 Weeks. Each week is another state, in alphabetical order of course! Week three was her post on Arizona legislative research. This is the 9th week and her post is on Florida legislative research.

Hat tip to Harvard Law School Library's Et Seq. blog for leading us to this great resource!

Some Friday fun..the states in alphabetical order! That reminds me of the song, Fifty Nifty United States! How many of you can sing the 50 States song? Get to about 45 seconds on the video below, where they begin: "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas..."

AZ Move Over Law Revised, In Effect July 20th

by Sarah Prosory 21. July 2011 12:40

Did you know? Yesterday a revision to the 2005 "Move Over" Arizona law went into effect. The revision includes any vehicle pulled over with their emergency lights flashing, as well as emergency or police vehicles.

Read more about the revision here. (ABC15)

Read the official statute here. (AZ State Legislature)

Read an explanation from the AZ Department of Public Safety.

Be safe when driving!


Picture obtained from AZ Department of Public Safety website ©2011 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). All rights reserved.

WestlawNext Tip of the Week

by Sarah Prosory 7. July 2011 09:00

Want to gain a competitive edge with how to use WestlawNext efficiently?

Thomson Reuters is offering a service, WestlawNext Tip of the Week. Subcribe to get a weekly research tip. The description from Thomson Reuters (West):

"Subscribe today and begin each week with a quick, practical research tip on using the world’s most advanced legal research system. When you sign up, you’ll receive a weekly research tip that addresses a common question, shows you how to use a specific feature, or informs you about new content and enhancements. With each tip, you’ll get valuable knowledge that will help you maximize your efficiency and gain a competitive edge in delivering better answers, faster.

These complimentary tips are delivered directly to your email inbox.  Anyone is eligible to sign up – simply provide us with your name, email address and the name of your organization. It’s that easy!

Interested in seeing past tips?  Please check out the archive and browse prior tips by topic or date."

 

Hat-tip to the West Librarian Relations Update. Image belongs to Thomson Reuters.

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