Home Foreclosure Resources & The Foreclosure Survival Guide by Steve Elias – New Nolo.com Book

Hi Friends, As most of us know, Nolo.com is the best Website for consumer and small business USA legal information. Nolo’s lawyers-writers-editors are the best. Nolo.com covers everything from starting a business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, immigration, family law, tax, estate planning, bankruptcy, credit law and foreclosures. Well… as our country slowly quickly moves into economic tough times, I

Building Codes, State Codes & Regulations from Carl Malamud & Public.Resource.org

Hi Friends, As many of you know (at least those in the Open Government & Law Groups), Free Public Information Hero Carl Malamud and Public.Resource.org have been working to get state codes, building codes, electrical codes and other state and city codes online for free… sort of a virtual city of free codes. You can, right now, download these codes

Google Keyword Search Volume Now Available with the Google’s Keyword Tool

Hi Friends, Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool now gives the search approximate monthly search volume for different keywords. You can read more about this new feature on the Google AdWords Blog here. And here are a few words and their approximate monthly search volume 4,090,000 Lawyer7,480,000 Attorney1,000,000 Law Firm 7,480,000 Legal20,400,000 Law Of course, as can be seen in the image

Oregon decides not to enforce any copyright claims on the Oregon Revised Statutes

Hi Friends, Oregon’s Legislative Counsel Committee had a meeting this morning to discuss the copyright claim on the Oregon Revised Statutes. After taking legal counsel from Dexter Johnson, talking with Karl Olson, Carl Malamud, three Oregon citizens and myself, they unanimously voted to not to enforce any copyright claims on the Oregon Revised Statutes. This is great!!! Carl Malamud presents

Internet Archive v. Mukasey: National Security Letter Case Unsealed

Last November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) served a national security letter (NSL) on the Internet Archive, seeking records pertaining to a patron of the Internet Archive. Specifically, the FBI requested that person’s name, address, length of service, and electronic communication transactional records from the Internet Archive. This National Security Letter (NSL) certified that the information sought was relevant

WWU, Seattle, Vancouver Visit 2008

Hi Friends, Dan, Cicely and I flew over Oregon and headed up to LexBlog Country in the great Northwest. We were there to do some interviewing of computer folks… but we also had some fun (Seattle/As game, Vancouver and more :). Dan and Cicely ran the booth at Western Washington University. We met a lot of great people. Then it

Cease, Desist & Resist – Oregon’s Copyright Claim on the Oregon Revised Statutes

Hi Friends, Last week, the State of Oregon Legislative Counsel Committee sent Justia a notice of copyright infringement and demand to cease and desist. In its letter, Dexter Johnson, the Legislative Counsel, asked us to remove a copy of the Oregon Revised Statutes stored on our servers (or pay a licensing fee) by April 30, 2008. The letter claimed copyright

US Legislative Histories Sold to Thomson-West by the GAO???

Hi Friends, As public domain information hero Carl Malamud is working on getting case law online and into the public domain (we have helped a bit :). Carl, donors, and the Public.Resource.org team have done a lot and… more to come… But in addition to case law, Carl has also been working to get other public legal documents online and

JDSupra Free User Generated Legal Document, Forms & Brief Library Open to All

Hi Friends, JDSupra has officially launched and opened its site to the public today. The JDSupra site allows legal professionals to upload legal documents, memos, forms, filings and briefs and share them with the legal community. On the marketing front, lawyers and law firms can have their own detailed profile page that promotes their practice. Many great organizations and firms