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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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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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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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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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Is Westlaw looking to turn Proview into a distribution platform?

March 14, 2012

By Jason Wilson Almost missed this line from last week’s announcement of the latest version of Westlaw’s Proview reader: Version 1.3, launched last week, allows users access content through a web browser, and lets publishers insert hyperlinks to the WestlawNext research service. I’ve looked at the release notes, and this isn’t stated anywhere, and it’s the [...]

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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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Part 2 on WestlawNext, WestSearch, and Haters: A Brief Interview with Mike Dahn of Thomson Reuters

October 5, 2011

[This is Part 2 and final installment of my interview with Mike Dahn. Part 1 is here. Mike's responses to the comments and blog posts following this interview can be found here.] JW: In his article, Does WestlawNext Really Change Everything: The Implications of WestlawNext on Legal Research, Professor Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr. states that [...]

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