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Copyright infringement & legal briefs: What ever happened to White v. West Publishing & Lexis?

October 17, 2013

After finding out that Thomson Reuters Canada has tentatively settled the Canadian copyright litigation over use of legal briefs (which I discussed here and here a while ago, and in some other places too), I started wondering whether the New York litigation in White & Elan v. West Publishing & Reed Elsevier (S.D. N.Y., No. 12-CV-01340 was [...]

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Legal publishing is dead! Long live software solutions!

January 21, 2013

This was the proclamation from the Thomson Reuters’s bloggers summit last week, or at least the way I heard it. Others might disagree, however. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I’ve gathered all of the comments on the matter from my fellow attendees for your easy digestion. The bolded terms are my random emphases. From Bob [...]

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The “Next” Strategy: Does “Reuters Next” hint at changes for WestlawNext?

January 9, 2013

Yesterday Talking Biz News posted that Thomson Reuters was working on a “massive web relaunch” of reuters.com: “Known internally as ‘Reuters Next,’ the new reuters.com will be a ‘state of the art’ offering with a redesigned front-end and a proprietary content management system built from scratch, said … sources, who described the site as being [...]

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Should Reed Elsevier sell Lexis-Nexis?

July 5, 2012

By Jason Wilson Legacy legal publishers are like aging men, thinning on top and putting more weight on the bottom. In a research report issued by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, this little nugget caught my eye: Our view here is simple: the legal publishing industry is challenged and it would be better for Reed to exit [...]

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A rather dour view

April 9, 2012

By Jason Wilson From Bloomberg Law – Same Kool-Aid, Different Flavor, anonymous writes: The associates I work with tell me they just want to be made aware of the resources available and what a client will pay for OR the firm will write off. They don’t care if there are two, three, four sources for [...]

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Canadian copyright action against Thomson Reuters certified as class action

February 24, 2012

By Jason Wilson There’s been a lot of brouhaha the last couple of days over the recently filed New York class action lawsuit against Thomson Reuters and Lexis for copyright infringement of appellate and trial briefs, but very little talk about the related Canadian class action. Well, it seems that earlier this week, Judge Perell [...]

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Copyright litigation over briefs. Oh, this again.

February 22, 2012

By Jason Wilson For whatever reason, I decided to check my RSS tonight and there were not one, but two, posts on a recent class-action lawsuit against Thomson Reuters and Lexis alleging copyright infringement for reselling appellate and trial briefs. The first was a rather humorous one by Jean O’Grady, who noted: Call me a [...]

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What does {choose one: Westlaw, Lexis, Loislaw, Fastcase, Casemaker} know about you?

August 28, 2011

By Jason Wilson Several years ago, I was at a meeting with some high level marketing executives at a very, very large publishing company. We were discussing something or another that prompted the question: why do I get direct mail pieces that don’t really correspond to the databases I’m searching? (This was pre-federated searching.) After [...]

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