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Scholar’s Addendum

Science Commons, a project of (U.S.) Creative Commons, now has a simple “wizard” to enable scholars to print out an addendum for attachment to a publisher’s copyright agreement reserving for the scholar various rights, depending on what boxes are ticked in the wizard. I’ve done a sample and reproduce the text below. (A properly formatted PDF version is available.) . . . [more]

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Letter Re: Canadian Boreal Forests

It took a bit of digging, but I have found the letter released which I referred to in yesterday’s post.

See this site: Canada’s Boreal Forest, hosted on the Boreal Songbird Initiative website. The letter itself is a 37 page PDF in English, and French. The letter is 1 1/2 pages in length, with 2 1/2 pages of footnotes and 33 pages for the over 1,500 signatures.

It was released yesterday simultaneously in Ottawa and Seattle by:

  • Dr. David Schindler, Professor of Biology, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Terry Root, Stanford University Professor and author of multiple
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Leg@l IT Live: Legal Framework for IT and Commerce

[this post is one of a series covering the Leg@l IT Conference]

Michel A. Solis, from Solis Juritech, and John D. Gregory, from the Attorney-General Office (Ontario), presented the session titled “Le cadre juridique des TCI dans les provinces de common law”. Michel piqued the interest of the audience right from the start with the innocuous question “does an email provide the same legal value as a formal letter?”, before he turned the podium over the John.

After briefly referring to 1996 – UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce, the 2001 – UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic . . . [more]

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Website Use Agreements

Wandering around the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP website I noticed by chance a reference in tiny type at the bottom of the web page to a “Website Use Agreement.” Always curious about invitations to treat (or trick), I clicked the hyperlinked words and was taken to this page. I should warn you now that in the view of BLG I have just committed a breach of our agreement, theirs and mine, and although I doubt that you are now, or will become during the course of your reading this blog entry, a party to this wrong, I must warn . . . [more]

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Convention Internationale Sur Les Contrats Électroniques

L’information date d’il y a quelques semaines déjà, mais le 06 juillet, a eut lieu, à New York, une réunion spéciale relative à la Convention des Nations Unies sur l’utilisation de communications électroniques dans les contrats internationaux (pour avoir le texte en anglais, ::cliquez ici::). Je me permets d’y revenir malgré tout car ce me semble être l’aboutissement (ou presque) d’une démarche qui a commencé aux alentours de … 1985. Si mes informations sont bonnes, John Gregory, nouveau slawer, est l’un des représentants canadiens à cette grande « messe » du droit du commerce électronique.

Le 06 juillet . . . [more]

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The Friday Fillip

In today’s Fillip temperament is key — a whole lot of keys, as it happens, because it’s about a site that does wonders with the already marvelous Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach. The site, also called the Well-Tempered Clavier, invites you to chose (from either a scrolling list of key signatures or a keyboard) one of the 24 keys you’d like to explore with Bach. When you click on the chosen key in the list, a small window pops up and the first few bars of the selected prelude and fugue start playing. In the upper right corner of . . . [more]

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Only Think!

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A University of Memphis law professor has banned laptop computers from her classroom and her students are passing a petition against it.

Professor June Entman says her main concern is that students are so busy keyboarding they can’t think and analyze what she’s telling them.

Students have begun collecting signatures on petitions and tried unsuccessfully to file a complaint with the American Bar Association.

Student Cory Winsett says if he must continue without his laptop, he’ll transfer to another school. Winsett says he won’t be able to keep up if he has to rely on hand-written notes,

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Law and Love – an Eclectic Research Nosegay for Valentine’s Day

The law can tell us a few things about love. Legislation, jurisprudence and doctrine.

Remember Wystan Auden’s poem, Law Like Love which you can hear read in the great man’s voice:

Law, says the judge as he looks down his nose,
Speaking clearly and most severely,
Law is as I’ve told you before,
Law is as you know I suppose,
Law is but let me explain it once more,
Law is The Law.

And Auden goes on to contrast that with love – but you really should read the work yourselves.

Let’s start with legislation. All young . . . [more]

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