Podcasting : The Need to Read Digital Music and Other License Language Carefully

Cory Doctorow read the PodShow license for use of commercial music in podcasts and recovered enough from the shock to post about it. He illustrates why it’s important to read the fine print. After all, you might want to simply to use the music, not limit what you can and cannot talk about.
As Marty Schwimmer recently said, “Maximizing every short term advantage may not be the best long-term strategy.”
For a great article on available resources on digital copyright and licensing issues, see Therese A. Clarke Arado’s “Copyright and Licensing Digital Materials – A Resource Guide” on the always excellent LLRX.com site.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Postcard from the ILTA Conference

Greetings from the ILTA legal technology conference in balmy Phoenix.
Wish you were here! Having a great time. Great people, great conference. Learning tons of stuff that will give me a stockpile of topics to write about in the near future.
More later.
Dennis
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RethinkIP: Stepping Up to Fill the Need for RSS Feeds

Here’s a big development on the road to RSSifying the legal world. The guys at RethinkIP have stepped and filled a missing RSS void by making United States Patent and Trademark Office News and Notices available by RSS. Very cool!
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Replay of Blogging for Lawers Webcast Now Available

Tom Mighell, Raza Hasan and I recently presented a well-received seminar on blogging for lawyers for Thomson Findlaw. The replay of the webcast is now available for free at this link. If you’ve been looking for a good intro to blogging for lawyers or want to pick up some practical tips on blogging, viewing the replay will be time well spent.
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An RSS Sign or Omen? You Decide

I’ve spent a lot of time and energy over the last several years learning and thinking about the implications of RSS. I gave a presentation Friday on legal technology trends and predictions and heard myself saying that RSS is the most exciting technology development I’ve ever seen. I do believe that, especially in the context of the whole XML landscape.
With a lot of travel on my recent schedule, I’ve had some time to think about this and have been “rethinking” and “LexThinking” about some of the things I’m focusing on and how my energy and excitement level increases dramatically when the subject is RSS.
Last night, I got into Phoenix and found that my rental car had a license plate that looked something like this:
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Note: Image created via http://www.acme.com/licensemaker/ (Thanks for Matt Buchanan for sending me the link for the license-making tool.)
I’m finding difficulty not reading this as some kind of sign that I need to act on.
To cap off that feeling, I’ve heard that the ReThinkIP blog will be the place to watch later today or tomorrow for a very interesting RSS-related announcement. More news on that as it develops.
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