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Two Congressmen Introduce Law To Grant Copyright To Golf Course Design

Above the Law - Technology

Fore! The post Two Congressmen Introduce Law To Grant Copyright To Golf Course Design appeared first on Above the Law.

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GenAI Is Not Stupid, But It Is Ignorant

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

For the entire history of human civilization, the ability to put words together intelligently, whether spoken or written, has indicated an underlying level of understanding and a general level of intelligence of the speaker or writer. The development of Generative AI may be a major milestone in the creation of artificial intelligence, but it also represents the decoupling of language from intelligence.

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As Thomson Reuters Expands Casetext CoCounsel, the AI Legal Assistant, to Canada and Australia, It Provides Details on U.S. Growth

Above the Law - Technology

Still less than a year since it launched, CoCounsel, the generative AI legal assistant originally developed by Casetext, has had quite a year. Now, as it expands into new markets, we get details on its adoption to date. It was March 1, 2023, that Casetext launched CoCounsel , a product developed in partnership with OpenAI that uses the GPT-4 large language model to assist lawyers with a variety of tasks.

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Hinge in Hot Water: Examining Emerging Legal Battles Over Privacy Violations and Predatory Practices in Dating Apps

Trellis.Law Blog

In February, two class action lawsuits were filed against dating app companies. Both lawsuits were filed against Match Group LLC. (Match Group) –its portfolio of brands that includes Tinder, Hinge, and Match, among others. The first lawsuit was filed on… Continue reading → The post Hinge in Hot Water: Examining Emerging Legal Battles Over Privacy Violations and Predatory Practices in Dating Apps first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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Aleksei Navalny’s Life As An Activist Began As a Blogger

Kevin O'Keefe

Not until reading Gaya Gupta ’s story The New York Times, this morning, did I know that Aleksei Navalny’s life as an activist began as a blogger. Born on June 4, 1976, to parents who challenged Soviet rule, Navalny grew up to become a beacon of activism against corruption. His journey began with a simple yet powerful tool: a blog. Through his blog, Navalny not only shared insights but also mobilized a generation, challenging Russia’s elite with his investigative prowess.

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Not Again! Two More Cases, Just this Week, of Hallucinated Citations in Court Filings Leading to Sanctions

LawSites

For all the discussion of how generative AI will impact the legal profession, maybe one answer is that it will weed out the lazy and incompetent lawyers. By now, in the wake of several cases in which lawyers have found themselves in hot water by citing hallucinated cases generated by ChatGPT, most notoriously Mata v. Avianca , and in the wake of all the publicity those cases have received, you would think most lawyers would have gotten the message not to rely on ChatGPT for legal research, at le

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LegalWeek 2024 Special Part Four: Joshua Lenon from Clio

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

In the latest episode of “The Geek in Review” podcast, co-hosts Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer continue their series of interviews from this year’s LegalWeek conference by engaging with Joshua Lenon from Clio. As Clio’s Lawyer in Residence, Lenon delves into the insights derived from the company’s Legal Trends Report , emphasizing the data-driven analysis of law firm practices and trends.

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Frozen Embryos Now Considered Children: Unpacking the Alabama Supreme Court Decision and the Future of Fertility Care

Trellis.Law Blog

Last Friday, in a first-of-its-kind ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court held that embryos are considered people under Alabama state law. As such, those who destroy embryos could be held liable for wrongful death. The decision has concerned reproductive rights advocates… Continue reading → The post Frozen Embryos Now Considered Children: Unpacking the Alabama Supreme Court Decision and the Future of Fertility Care first appeared on Trellis.Law Blog.

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Lawyers Who Wanted to Be Astronauts Gather at Space Law Conference

Kevin O'Keefe

Many kids dreamed of growing up to become an astronaut while ending up with the possibly more mundane job of a lawyer. Imagine the delight of these lawyers growing up to to be space industry lawyers and discovering a conference that merges both of these worlds: the Space Beach Law Lab (SBLL) 2024, February 27-29. SBLL 2024 isn’t just another legal conference; it’s the definitive west coast summit for all stakeholders in the space industry.

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Walking in Your Client’s Shoes

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Sally Schmidt | The service you provide is every bit as important as the services you provide. The post Walking in Your Client’s Shoes appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Stay On Top of Newly Filed State & Federal Litigation: Curated Just for You!

With Daily Filings Report by Trellis you will receive an email and csv file daily with all new cases filed in the jurisdictions you're tracking. Each new case will include all case metadata like judge, parties, counsel, practice area, and even direct links to the full docket and complaint. Trellis Daily Filings Reports provide direct access to newly filed state and federal litigation curated just for you.

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Love and Legal Tech: Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone of Courtroom5

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

In the latest episode of “The Geek in Review,” Marlene Gebauer hosts a fascinating conversation with Sonja Ebron and Debra Slone , the dynamic couple behind Courtroom5 , a pioneering startup in the Justice Tech space aimed at empowering pro se litigants. As part of the “Love & Legal Tech” series we discuss the personal and professional relationship that propels Courtroom5 forward, providing valuable insights into the intersection of love, partnership, and innovation in the legal tech industr

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News and Notes From Google Local Services Ads: February 2024

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

Google Local Services Ads (LSAs) are an invaluable tool for lawyers, allowing them to prominently feature their practices atop Google search engine results pages (SERPs) and gain the coveted “Google Screened” badge for enhanced credibility. In a dynamic online landscape, LSAs provide consistent value by offering prime visibility and the opportunity to connect with a diverse audience of potential clients.

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Another Court Finds an “Enforceable Browsewrap.” MAKE IT STOP–Hawkins v. CMG

Eric Goldman

This is a Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) case against a media website, so you have good reason to wonder about the legitimacy and sincerity of the case. The named plaintiff created a WSBTV account by opting to log in using Facebook. That choice led the plaintiff to this screen: If plaintiff had clicked on the “Terms” link at the bottom right, it would have led to CMG’s “Visitor Agreement” that included an arbitration clause.

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Top 5 Time Management Tips for Lawyers

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Jamie Spannhake | 5 tips to help you manage the stress of practicing law so you can enjoy work — and life — more. The post Top 5 Time Management Tips for Lawyers appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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Step In Time: Starting A Late Career Solo Law Practice Is Possible

Above the Law - Technology

We have a real-life example, who’s willing to talk about his journey, on the Non-Eventcast. The post Step In Time: Starting A Late Career Solo Law Practice Is Possible appeared first on Above the Law.

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EDPB Clarifies the Notion of “Main Establishment” under the GDPR

Inside Privacy

On February 13, 2024, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted an opinion on the notion of “main establishment” of a controller in the context of Article 4(16)(a) of GDPR. The opinion aims to clarify (i) the relevant conditions for the determination of whether a controller has a “main establishment” in the EU, for controllers that have more than one establishment in the EU; and (ii) the application of the so-called “one-stop-shop” mechanism in these scenarios.

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Justia CLE & Webinars: Understanding Loan Transactions for the Non-Finance Attorney

Justia Legal Marketing & Technology blog

Join us for our upcoming Justia Webinar with Jake Rheaume as he guides you through the intricacies of loan transactions, from documents regarding the home-buying process to SBA loans for small businesses. You do not need to be a financial advisor or finance attorney as this webinar will simplify the complex loan transaction documents sitting on your desk to easily digestible content that you can tackle.

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Internet Access Providers Can Be Contributorily Liable for Subscribers’ Infringements–Sony Music v. Cox

Eric Goldman

As I’ve previously written, for many years after the DMCA passed, everyone assumed that 17 USC 512(a) completely shielded Internet access providers from liability for subscribers’ copyright infringements. Then, about a dozen years ago, the rightsowners coerced Internet access providers to adopt the “ Copyright Alert System ,” which treated rightsowners as trusted flaggers (whether or not they deserved that status) and required Internet access providers to deploy a “

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Here Are the Winners of ABA Techshow’s 8th Annual Startup Alley Pitch Competition

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This week brought the eighth annual Startup Alley pitch competition, the opening night event of ABA Techshow at which 15 startups competed for top honors by delivering their pitches live to an audience of Techshow attendees. Now on my way home from Techshow, I finally have a chance to post the winners. Here were the companies that won the top three spots: AltFee , a product that helps law firms replace the billable hour with fixed-fee pricing.

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Airline Said It’s Not Responsible For Terrible Advice From Its Own Customer Service AI Bot. The Court… Disagreed.

Above the Law - Technology

Not even ChatGPT could invent a case to make this stick. The post Airline Said It’s Not Responsible For Terrible Advice From Its Own Customer Service AI Bot. The Court… Disagreed. appeared first on Above the Law.

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ABA TechShow: The Power (and Pain) of Ideas

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“If you want to show up and be seen in your life, you’re going to get your ass kicked.” Brene Brown I recently finished a book by Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn entitled Id eaflow: The Only Business Metric that Matters. The book talks a lot about ideas and their power. The authors go to great lengths to explore ways to nurture ideas, how to work in teams to enhance ideas, and how to turn ideas into reality.

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Lawyerist Lab Unleashes the Power of AI with Lasso the Lab Coach

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Lawyerist Lab was recently upgraded with the addition of a Tology-powered chatbot: Lasso the Lab Coach. It’s vital to keep up with the times, and that means embracing the power of AI and leveraging it for clients. “Lawyers don’t have time to become experts in AI. Our job is to experiment with tools so that we can teach our community,” said Stephanie Everett, Lawyerist CEO and Lab Coach.

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Judge Reconsiders SAD Scheme Ruling Against Online Marketplaces–Squishmallows v. Alibaba

Eric Goldman

You may have heard about Squishmallow’s recent lawsuit against Build-a-Bear over plushy knockoffs. While that’s interesting, I’m focused on Squishmallow’s abuse of the SAD Scheme. I previously blogged about one such case, where Squishmallow sued 90 e-commerce merchants in a sealed complaint and got a TRO. Typical SAD Scheme stuff.

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Live Today on Legaltech Week: Techshow Post-Mortem, Lawyers in Trouble over ChatGPT, AI Surveillance, Writing Good Prompts, and More

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Live today at 3 p.m. E.T., the Legaltech Week panel is back, with a special guest sitting in. We will share our impressions of last week’s ABA Techshow, and also discuss stories this week of new legal shenanigans involving ChatGPT, AI surveillance, how to write good search prompts, a company’s attempt to dissociate its chatbot, and more.

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Establishing Trust In Generative AI [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

Having these measures in place will help ensure that any risks are minimized while maximizing generative AI’s potential benefits. The post Establishing Trust In Generative AI appeared first on Above the Law.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 17, 2024

LLRX

Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness.

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Thomson Reuters Launches CoCounsel Core in Canada and Australia

Legal Tech Blog

Thomson Reuters, a global content and technology company, has continued the rapid execution of its AI technology strategy by making CoCounsel Core available in Canada and Australia. These are the first of the English-speaking international markets the generative AI legal assistant will be rolled out to, less than three months after the launch of CoCounsel Core to Thomson Reuters customers.

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The $4.85 Million Comma

Attorney at Work

Get to the Point! | Avoid costly litigation with better drafting. Put the modifier first! The post The $4.85 Million Comma appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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RIP Lew Rose, Early Internet Pioneer Who Went On To Lead Major Law Firm

LawSites

I was deeply saddened to learn this week of the death of Lew Rose , a visionary in the early days of the internet who was one of the very first lawyers to create a website and who went on to an illustrious career in advertising and consumer law, capped by his six-year tenure as managing partner of the law firm Kelley Drye. I once wrote a post about the first law firm to launch a website — a distinction I gave to Venable , which debuted its site in 1994.

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Guidance On Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments [Sponsored]

Above the Law - Technology

As online businesses explore accepting cryptocurrency, consumer digital wallets make adoption more widespread. Guidance from BakerHostetler LLP details key steps and considerations for merchants integrating crypto payments. The post Guidance On Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments appeared first on Above the Law.

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Get Your Early Bird Tickets! – Legal Innovators California

Artificial Lawyer

Early Bird tickets are now available for the landmark Legal Innovators California conference on June 4 and 5, in San Francisco for a limited time.

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UK fraud volumes more than doubled to £2.3bn in 2023 – BDO says AI will see threat escalate

Legal IT Insiders

The volume of reported UK fraud grew to £2.3bn in 2023, which was the second-largest annual total recorded by BDO in the last decade and represented a 104% increase on 2022. […] The post UK fraud volumes more than doubled to £2.3bn in 2023 – BDO says AI will see threat escalate appeared first on Legal IT Insider.

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Limit Your Inputs to Improve Your Output: Calming the Frazzled Mind

Attorney at Work

Ruth Carter | If you limit your inputs, your stress will reduce. Here are tips and tricks to simplify your to-dos to work more efficiently and have a calmer mind. The post Limit Your Inputs to Improve Your Output: Calming the Frazzled Mind appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms & Lawyers.

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ABA TechShow: The Power (and Agony) of Ideas

Legal Tech Monitor

“If you want to show up and be seen in your life, you’re going to get your ass kicked.” Brene Brown I recently finished a book by Jeremy Utley and Perry Klebahn entitled Id eaflow: The Only Business Metric that Matters. The book talks a lot about ideas and their power. The authors go to great lengths to explore ways to nurture ideas, how to work in teams to enhance ideas, and how to turn ideas into reality.

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The Garden Fence Dilemma: A Lesson In AI, Privacy, And Confidentiality In Legal Governance

Above the Law - Technology

It's a balancing act between privacy and the benefits of AI. The post The Garden Fence Dilemma: A Lesson In AI, Privacy, And Confidentiality In Legal Governance appeared first on Above the Law.

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