Legal Consequences of 3D Printers Technology

by Lidia Koelbel 14. May 2013 14:34

The latest printing technology is here in the form of a 3D printer.  The law must keep up with technology advancing so quickly.

For an examination of issues involving 3D printers and copyright law see Edward Lee, Digital Originality, 14 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 919 (2012), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2128799.

See also the New York Times article on the legal issues that can potentially arise from the use of 3D printers.  Nick Bilton, Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-for-All, N.Y. Times, Nov. 13, 2011, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/disruptions-the-3-d-printing-free-for-all/?smid=pl-share.

An additional issue involve the hot topic of gun control.  See the New York Times article on the University of Texas law student.  The ATF would like to keep an eye on individuals who print guns with 3D printers - if it could.  Nick Bilton, Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button, N.Y. Times, Oct. 12, 2012, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/with-a-3-d-printer-building-a-gun-at-home/?smid=pl-share.

One could run amok with the AWR possibilities in this topic or addressing part of it...

 

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Got Tech? Attend Our Technology for Lawyers Workshop this Thursday!

by Michelle Vallance 9. April 2013 10:21


Don't live in pre-historic times...
Stay current with technology used by practicing lawyers!

This Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 12-1pm in classroom 1337 the law library is offering a workshop titled Technology for Lawyers. Come learn how to use your tablet or smartphone to conduct a variety of legal tasks like word processing, e-filing, time tracking & billing, and blogging. You’ll also learn about some innovative software for presenting your case in the courtroom. This workshop is designed to be interactive, so please bring your devices!

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics during the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

Don’t forget the Library now offers legal research instruction tailored for your study group! Any group of 5 or more can order a custom session.  To request a session, complete this form.

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Need Research Assistance? Meet Us in the Student Lounge!

by Michelle Vallance 3. April 2013 10:00

 

 

Putting the final touches on your AWR? Need help finding additional sources? Well don’t worry about skipping lunch, we’re coming to you!

That’s right, for the rest of the semester professional research librarians will be available in the Student Lounge on the 20th floor from 12-1pm, Monday through Thursday, to assist you with any research questions you might have – big or small!

Also, if you want to learn more about mobile apps for legal research the roving librarians will be using iPads and can demonstrate some cool new apps and help you navigate them.

Speaking of iPads, did you know that the Law Library owns several iPads that you can check out? That’s right! Just visit the Circulation desk during regular hours and we’ll get you all set up!

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Workshops This Week: One New, One Tried and Blue

by Michelle Vallance 23. March 2013 16:00

 

 

Bluebook Basics, our most popular workshop will be offered on Tuesday March 26th (Noon-1pm) in the Library Teaching Lab, Room 1337. Geared toward the practitioner—review how to cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id. Also, come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we will do our best to help you find the answer!

Our new workshop Advanced Research Techniques will take place on Wednesday March 27th (Noon-1pm)  in the Library Teaching Lab, Room 1337. Writing a motion?  Learn about the most important legal resources for effective, on-point research.

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

Don’t forget the Library now offers legal research instruction tailored for your study group! Any group of 5 or more can order a custom session.  To request a session, complete this form.

Study Aids Available Online!

by Sarah Prosory 6. March 2013 11:29

Have you used the online study aids on Westlaw, provided by your Law Library? From the comfort of your own laptop, access ALL of the study aids published by Thomson Reuters/West. Here's how:

  1. Log-in at lawschool.westlaw.com
  2. At the top of the screen, click on My e-Products.

  3. Below the top menu bar, click on West Study Aids Subscription.

  4. Search for a study aid using the search box provided, or browse by subject to see all study aids available within that subject area.

Some helpful tips:

  • Feel free to highlight pages, as the highlights will remain after you log off.
  • Copy and pasting is allowed, if you need stuff for your personal notes.
  • There is a limit to printing the study aids. Only 150 pages per 30 days.
  • Printing is only to your attached printer- it does not print to the Westlaw printers.

Any questions, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian!

Best of luck on your midterms!!

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