It is more than a year  since Judge Rakoff dismissed Edward White’s case against Westlaw and Lexis for copyright infringement. A memo explaining the rationale was promised and it has finally been delivered. On July
3, 2014,  Judge Rakoff released a Memorandum and Order which provides a fair use analysis of the decision and reaffirms the 2013 dismissal.

While there is much disagreement about both the substance and policy behind the Affordable Care Act,  it can be universally stipulated that it is a complex law  which promises an increasingly complex implementation.  The law itself is about 1,000 pages long and to date  the implementing  federal regulations are reported to number in excess of

After years of development Wolters Kluwer is preparing to release the secret platform that has been referred to internally as Project Cheetah at the AALL conference in July. Wolters Kluwer recently offered to “lift the veil” so I could get a look at Project Cheetah. Will Cheetah be just another hyped up launch of a

Last
week the Special Libraries Association and the Financial Times released a
report “The Evolving Value of Information Management.”  First of all, I want
to applaud SLA and the Financial Times for this innovative partnership which
obviously addresses a mutual need to foster the value of  both premium
content resources and sophisticated content advisers.

I
do

 This week Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced the appointment of Robert Lemmond as President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. Lemmond, joined Wolters Kluwer in 2011 as Vice President of the Law & Business Legal Markets Group. He previously held executive positions at several content and software companies including IHS, Primark, Disclosure,

Last week Bloomberg acknowledged that Bloomberg reporters had used the infamous “Z”  and  “UUID” functions on the Bloomberg terminal to access “customer data.”  Reporters had access to the names of users at an organization, how long the account had existed, when the account was last used and what broad categories of data they had accessed, e.g.

On Friday, Judge Rakoff tossed out the  lawsuit brought by intellectual property lawyer Edward White last year against Lexis and Westlaw, according to a story in Thomson Reuters News and Insight. White claimed that Lexis and Westlaw had violated copyright law by including  his copyrighted legal documents in their online services.( Edward White v. West Publishing Corp, U.S.