Carl Malamud writes, "On May 16, Boing Boing brought us the story of five years of intimidation on the Uniform System of Citaiton required in the United States, a system otherwise known as The Bluebook.
Based on your story, a stern keep off the grass warning was dispatched from the ever-growing Bluebook Legal Task Force at the eminent white shoe firm of Ropes & Gray."
A Cite To Behold: 5 Useful Articles – Vol. 1 Issue 10
A response from Public.Resource.Org tells them where they can put their status quo ante, but the repulsive troll post from the hot new copyright sheet Five Useful Articles is going to be the classic statement of the merits of this case.
Five Useful Articles is run by Parker Higgins of the EFF and Sarah Jeong, who graduated from the Harvard Law School today a few hours after publishing that beautiful summary. Congratulations Sarah, you're going to be a wonderful lawyer.
Researcher Yarden Katz scraped the database of Intellectual Ventures, a giant business that buys up patents, but produces nothing but lawsuits (previously), and discovered that IV claims ownership of nearly 500 patents that were created at public expense by researchers employed by public universities, and another 100 or so patents filed by the US Navy.
Kids’ author/droid builder Kurt Zimmerman created “Artoo Deco,” an Art Deco take on R2-D2, capable of movement under radio control, and with an in-built sound-system that makes cool, droidish noises.
Good Hello, Consumers of Media About Media:
Courtesy of our friends at Boing Boing, this is Negativland speaking to you. Thank you for reading about all of our deaths over the past year and a half!
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