December 16, 2017

Library Copyright Alliance Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Stop Online Piracy Act

LCA Writes Letter to House Judiciary Committee Regarding SOPA (PDF) I write on behalf the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), consisting of three major library associations—the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries—that collectively represent over 139,000 libraries in the United States employing over 350,000 librarians and […]

National Institute of Justice — Author Guidelines and Editorial Style

Author Guidelines and Editorial Style (PDF) The comprehensive NIJ Style Guide serves as a resource for NIJ content providers across all media. NIJ publications adhere to The Associated Press Stylebook, with exceptions noted in this manual. Web-based and digital content require additional editorial considerations. This guide outlines editorial standards for the following: Print Documents Notes […]

Workplace Learning Annotated Bibliography

Workplace Learning Annotated Bibliography (PDF) You might be asking yourself “Why an annotated bibliography on Workplace Learning and why now?” And that’s a fine question to ask! So much has changed just in the last 10 years in the area of what we know and understand about how people learn and how it applies in […]

Statistics: Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011

Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy 2011 (PDF) From press release (PDF): The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) today released its 2011 study on the economic contributions of the copyright industries. Among key findings, in 2010 the U.S. industries most dependent on copyright protection: Added over $930 billion in value to the U.S. economy, almost […]

Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit & Full Text of Complaint Filed in Court

Update: Here’s a Copy of the Complaint Filed in U.S. District Court (Southern District, NY) on October 27, 2011 John Wiley and Sons, Inc., v. John Does Nos. 1-27 (18 pages; PDF) From a TorrentFreak Post: John Wiley and Sons, one of the world’s largest book publishers, have sued 27 BitTorrent users at a federal […]

Paper — Judicial Ethics and Social Networking Sites

Judicial Ethics and Social Networking Sites (PDF) One of the significant developments in communication in the last few years is the astounding growth of social networking websites. Increasing numbers of people join Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter or other on-line social networks as a means to notify others of news in their lives, to learn […]

List of .gov.uk domain names

List of .gov.uk domain names The UK Government manages the .gov.uk domain name registry in order to signify digital services that are part of the administration of the state, so that they can be identified as authoritative and trustworthy. The rules governing which organisations are eligible to register .gov.uk domain names and those names that […]

"Feds Tighten Belt by Cutting Agriculture Reports"

“Feds tighten belt by cutting agriculture reports” When farmers need to check honey prices so they can decide whether to sell, there’s been a report for that. And when catfish and sheep farmers want to check production in their industries, there’ve been reports for that, too. The U.S. Agriculture Department has kept tabs for decades […]

Paper — Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster

Copyright Protection, Technological Change, and the Quality of New Products: Evidence from Recorded Music since Napster (PDF) Recent technological changes may have altered the balance between technology and copyright law for digital products. While file-sharing has reduced revenue, other technological changes have reduced the costs of bringing creative works to market. As a result, we […]

Reading a Book Versus a Screen: Different Reading Devices, Different Modes of Reading?

Reading a Book Versus a Screen: Different Reading Devices, Different Modes of Reading? (via Science Daily) A book or a screen – which of these two offers more reading comfort? There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. This is one of the results of the world’s first […]