Jason Wilson

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Saying goodbye to a friend and colleague.

July 9, 2014

Last week, we lost a dear friend and colleague of over 16 years, Jeffrey Hunter. The circumstances of his passing and the effect that it has had on our company family cannot be conveyed in words because it isn’t something to read about, only to be told. Jeff was fantastically original, and I mean that [...]

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Holy crap! We made an Internet thing.

June 12, 2014

Well, it’s a done deal now. Jones McClure Publishing has officially released most of it’s Texas content online in a new platform called “O’Connor’s Online.” After several years of hard work, we’ve finally gotten into the content as a service game. There are so many words I could write about this process and my thoughts [...]

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The Aspen Casebook Controversy: A publisher’s perspective

June 9, 2014

So, last month the shit hit the fan when WoltersKluwer’s Aspen imprint announced a new program for law school casebooks called “Connected Casebook.” Under the program (as announced at the beginning of May), a student would receive: A new, bound version of the casebook, which can be marked-up, highlighted, and kept through the length of [...]

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Remember Law Genius? No? That’s okay, the guy behind the idea is now out at Rap Genius.

May 27, 2014

Well, it comes as no surprise to me, but this past weekend saw the quick dismissal of Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam from the company after a series of tasteless annotations to Elliot Rodger’s (the young man behind the mass killings at University of California, Santa Barbara last week) manifesto. You might remember Moghadam from a couple [...]

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The Power of One Tweet

May 7, 2014

As I watch (and participate in) the Twitterfall of the #SingforNicole campaign to get One Direction to dedicate a single song at a single concert in honor of a truly devoted fan who lost her life to a disease whose original name predates the band members’ birthdays, I can’t help but think about the power [...]

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For Nicole Wilson: Because she is all of our kids.

May 6, 2014

There are so many words we can choose to describe our children, that run from Angry with a stopover at Funny or Happy and a slide into Morose leading into Nightowl with the inevitable Out-of-Sorts or even Surly, but always Warm and most assuredly Yours. These adjectives change daily, if not every hour or (as [...]

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Copyright infringement & legal briefs: It still ain’t over.

May 1, 2014

Back in October of last year I was reminded of the White & Elan v. West Publishing & Reed Elsevier (S.D. N.Y., No. 12-CV-01340) matter that was hailed as a victory for fair use when Judge Rakoff in early 2013 tossed out the remaining claims asserting Westlaw and Lexis had violated copyright law by selling access to [...]

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Small is the new big. That’s what he said.

April 1, 2014

If there was one takeaway for me from this year’s ABA Techshow it’s this: small law is not something to be ignored, and if anything, small law might even be something to be feared. I saw this playing out in a number of presentations and sessions and idle chatter at cocktail parties and in vendor hall, [...]

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