Google Response to Viacom – DMCA Safe Harbor Defense and More

Hi Friends, Today Google filed an answer to Viacom’s complaint, basically saying Viacom’s complaint is in conflict with the DMCA (the “careful balance” established by Congress between copyright holders and the Internet users and companies). There is the standard paragraph by paragraph admit and deny the allegations and facts stated in Viacom’s complaint and… then the Defenses: DMCA Safe Harbors

LLRX 2.0 – New Design for LLRX Web Site

Hi Friends, Sabrina Pacifici’s new site is…. finally here! Sabrina had us work on the redesign of the site, with a lot of work on the user interface and search functionality. We also did a lot of data clean up, going through years and years of articles. We are still making some fixes, and adding some features. But the

Pacific Northwest Meeting with LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe

Hi Friends, No trip to the great Northwest can take place without a meeting with the blog man himself, Lexblog CEO Kevin O’Keefe. Well this time we met up in Bellingham right in the middle of Dirty Dan Days in Fairhaven. KOK found a parking space and then walked the walk to the Bellingham Fairhaven Boardwalk. And here are a

Linuxfest Northwest

Hi Friends, As part of our Bellingham recruitment trip we went to Linuxfest Northwest… to find Bellingham linux people and perl/python programmers. Me with The Bird. Google recruitment table :) Second Life & Silicon Mechanics – the sponsors of… The Party. The organizers table… While we were at the table some guy asked for a s-load of raffle tickets and

Fun in the Sun at the Western Washington University Career Fair

Hi Friends, Cicely and I went to Bellingham and the Western Washington University Career Fair, and met a lot of great students and people who wanted to put up free case law :). Cicely and Ocean View We are also going to be hanging out this weekend at the Linuxfest Northwest and meet with LexBlog’s Kevin O’Keefe. And the northwest Update – New Site UI – More Databases – USA Free

Hi Friends, I had a great meeting yesterday with my friends at vLex has relaunched their Website, which has laws from many different countries (vLex is based in the EU, and have offices in South America and the USA ). I was given a full tour of the vLex system. They have nicely cleaned up the user interface. The

Susan Athey awarded the 2007 John Bates Clark Medal in Economics

Hi Friends, Congrats to Susan Athey who was just awarded this years John Bates Clark Medal in Economics for the top young economist under 40. She is the first woman to have won the medal. This is a BIG deal in the male dominated arena of economics. You can read more about her work on the American Economic Association site

Bloomberg for President & Free Stuff at the Stanford Law School Advanced Legal Research Class

Hi Friends, Cicely and I made a presentation to the Stanford Law School Advanced Legal Research class today. There was a law librarian Liza MacMorris from Wilson Sonsini who gave students the reality of research working at a large law firm and a guy from Bloomberg who gave details on Bloomberg’s plan to run for President and showed their docket

Tech Executive Blogs to Avoid Irrelevance

In H.P. Tries to Create Printers That Love the Web, the New York Times reported on this comment by Vyomesh I. Joshi, the Executive Vice President of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group: “Reluctantly, I am doing blogs,” he told the employees at the companywide coffee talk. He said he needed to understand how they work. “Otherwise, we will be irrelevant.”

SF Giants Opening Day

Hi Friends, I “skipped” work today and went to the SF Giants opener with Acendi Software CEO Charlie Moore (who took us all — thanks!!!!), one of my many attorneys Ruben Sundeen, bike photographer Kent Williams and Acendi team members (others were also going to home openers :). Charlie used to work with my previous attorneys at Venture Law Group