Real estate brokerage may be liable for its agent’s copyright infringement

Case underscores reason why companies using independent contractors should consider negotiating provisions that require those independent contractors to indemnify the company in the event of third party intellectual property claims. Plaintiff’s claims Plaintiff photographer sued a real estate brokerage firm and the firm’s independent agent who published on her brokerage-branded website one of plaintiff’s photos without authorization. Plaintiff asserted a direct infringement claim against ...
Tags: Law, Copyright, Stross, Vicarious Liability, PR Advisors LLC

A Look at Alberta’s Private Member’s Bill on Conscience Rights for Doctors

Commentators on private member’s Bill 207, Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, introduced in the Alberta Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2019, have disagreed about whether it is different from the current system in Alberta. Here I consider the extent to which it would be different from the current requirements of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). I also consider how it would give doctors (and other health professionals) the greatest freedom in C...
Tags: Law, Canada, New Brunswick, Bill, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, Canadian Medical Association, Substantive Law: Legislation, CPSA, College of Physicians, Ontario College, Alberta New Brunswick, Alberta Legislative Assembly

Want to improve your office? Stop being so bossy.

People love freedom but spend most of their day in a place where they are devoid of power, at work. There are a variety of ways to organize an enterprise that give workers influence over the workplace. Studies have found time and again that giving workers dignity, influence, and decent conditions pays off.People spend about half of their waking hours at work. Many people define themselves by what they do or are at least sure to include their occupation in the first few sentences when introducing...
Tags: Business, Democracy, Germany, Spain, Society, United States, Capitalism, Innovation, New Zealand, Philosophy, Noam Chomsky, Microsoft Japan, Scanlon, Joseph N Scanlon, Scanlon Plan, Herman Miller Richard Ruch

New Law Firm Basic Technology Shopping List

Choosing a laptop and document scanner isn’t covered in law school, but you can’t start a law firm without some basic hardware and software. To make it easier for you to get what you need without a lot of research, here is our standard list of basic recommendations. Obviously, this does not cover everything you need, but it definitely contains the basics—everything you need to get a new law firm up and running, and nothing extra. Basic Hardware Computer. ThinkPad X1 Carbon or 13″...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Law, Office, Blog, Microsoft Office, Lenovo, Google Apps, Macbook Pro, Google Apps For Work, Time Machine, Fujitsu, Xero, MacBook Pros, QuickBooks Online

Based in Trust

Growing trust between the local community and U.S. service members, and fostering good relationships with the government in the area surrounding a new base increases the chance of local support for Airmen deployed there in an effort to bring stability to the region. #aesop-vm-18771-2 .controls-wrapper { display:none !important;} Civil Affairs experts develop trust between the loca...
Tags: Military, Air Force, Niger, U S Army, Africom, Agile, OPERATIONAL, Airman Magazine, Joint Force, MQ-9 Reaper, Andrew Breese, Airframes, C-17 Globemaster III, MDC2, International Partnerships, Basing

Mathews VXR Bow Review

Get an exclusive first-look and review of the new 2020 Mathews VXR... Read more... The post Mathews VXR Bow Review appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, Bow Review, Mathews Archery, Mathews VXR, Mathews VXR Bow Review

The Geek in Review Ep. 59 – Alyson Carrel and Cat Moon on The Delta Model

We have discussed the concept of the T-Shaped Lawyer on previous episodes, but we jump into a new concept this week called the Delta Model. Alyson Carrel from Northwestern Law School joins returning guest Cat Moon from Vanderbilt Law School’s Program on Law and Innovation to discuss this intriguing idea of helping lawyers understand the pyramid of skills surrounding understanding the law, business & operations, and personal effectiveness. We suggest taking a look at this primer from Carrel, Moo...
Tags: Podcast, Florida, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Training, Recruiting, Moon, Law School, Alm, Orlando, Bill Henderson, Wireframe, Northwestern Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, Carrel

The Case for Well-Designed Dispute Resolution Clauses

During my final year with Mediate BC, I had the opportunity to study the use of “dispute resolution clauses” (“DR Clauses”) within the BC business community. By “DR Clause” I mean a clause in a contract that sets out how the parties will deal with any disputes arising out of the contract, including the interpretation of the terms of the contract itself (Note 1). As part of the research, I interviewed several inhouse counsel as well as outside counsel/solicitors who acted for prominent BC busines...
Tags: UK, Law, California, Control, Santa Clara California, TCC, Ashurst, Dispute Resolution, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, Lande, John Lande, PEDR, Michael Erdle, John DeGroote, Ohpen Operations UK Ltd, Invesco Fund Managers Ltd

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Research & Writing Fancy for the Sake of Being Fancy Neil Guthrie ‘Keep it simple’ is good advice – but advice that many lawyers fail to heed. As soon as I am able: Seen in automatic out-of-office e-mail replies or heard on voicemail. There is nothing wrong with as soon as I can, and it certainly sounds less pretentious. ...
Tags: Law, Tips Tuesday, Neil Guthrie, Research Writing Fancy

How to Play the Wind for Whitetail Deer

Will you beat that big buck's nose this season? Here's a look at how to play the wind for whitetail deer to give you the edge this... Read more... The post How to Play the Wind for Whitetail Deer appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, Scent Away, Wind direction

The Breathalyzer black box

“Alcohol breath tests, a linchpin of the criminal justice system, are often unreliable, a Times investigation found…. Judges in Massachusetts and New Jersey have thrown out more than 30,000 breath tests in the past 12 months alone, largely because of human errors and lax governmental oversight…. A county judge in Pennsylvania called it ‘extremely questionable’ whether any of his state’s breath tests could withstand serious scrutiny.” A wide-ranging and disturbing look at what happens when a fam...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Dui, Times, Forensics, Stacy Cowley, Jessica Silver Greenberg New York Times

Dehumanization has been trending for decades. Here’s how.

There has been a trend toward dehumanization the past four or five decades. This dehumanization has made it easier for us to see others more as commodities than as co-citizens. This dehumanization manifests in four different pillars: political polarization, income inequality, automation, and marketization. Whether through political splits, or income differences, there is more social distance between us than ever before. This distance makes it easier for us, out of ignorance, to treat others in w...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Money, Identity, Markets, Economics, Society, Poverty, Innovation, Inequality, Humanity

Legal Blogging Book, Forty-Five Chapters (or so) Long

I’m sharing below the table of contents, if you will, of a guide to legal blogging. I welcome your input on what I’m missing. Why a guide to legal blogging? Over the years, I have been asked more than once to write a book on the basics of legal blogging. A lawyer in a larger firm asked during a recent program of blogging I was teaching if there was a book covering the strategy and how-to’s of legal blogging. She was interested in publishing a legal blog, but confessed she had a lot to learn. I ...
Tags: Law, Blogging, YOAST, Facebook Legal

Northwestern's Steven Calabresi has not covered himself in glory...

...with this bizarre opinion piece. These twitter responses are representative, and his colleague Steven Lubet has written at greater length about this. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Steven Calabresi, Steven Lubet

When you should and when you should not file a car insurance claim

For car owners in India, purchasing a third-party car insurance policy is mandatory. However, it is always recommended to opt for a comprehensive car insurance policy as it not only provides coverage against damage, loss, and theft of the two-wheeler but also safeguards the insured for third-party liabilities. With leading insurance companies, you can purchase Bajaj Allianz car insurance online from the comfort of your home. Though a comprehensive car insurance policy can safeguard you from the ...
Tags: India, Insurance, Blogging, Financial Planning, Bajaj Allianz, Espreson, Car Insurance Claim, Insurance Claim

An old story: social critics decry new technologies

In something of a convergence, anti-tech themes have become common both among the cultural critics of the social justice Left and the populist moralists of the Right. [Corbin Barthold, Truth on the Market] As for the stuff the industry does make, [Republican Missouri Senator Josh] Hawley wants it changed. He has introduced a bill to ban infinite scrolling, music and video autoplay, and the use of “badges and other awards” (gamification) on social media. The bill also requires defaults that limi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Technology, London, Law, Uncategorized, Missouri, Amazon Facebook Google, Josh Hawley, Corbin Barthold Truth, Josh -RSB- Hawley

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