Alfred, Lord Tennyson did not writs this ...Friday, Friday,
It's your day and my day!
'Tis time to be sage
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Amid the Events
Which make so much sense ...
A British-based reader has emailed the IPKat with the following request:
The IPKat has no better clue than BAILII and, as a civil Kat, he has rarely sought to root out materials on software IP crime. Do any readers have an idea where an accessible free online source of cases and presumably other useful material might be found? Merpel adds: I hope this portal will be open for everyone to use, and not just law enforcement folk. After all, it would be a good place for people who develop, sell or work with software to be able to check whether what they want to do -- or have already done -- is (i) legal, (ii) illegal or (iii) possibly legal or illegal, depending on how, when or why ...
"I have been developing a web portal which provides Law Enforcement with practical tools and resources to assist them in dealing with software IP crime. One of the aspects I would like to include is the ability to search for cases which may assist in considering matters for potential investigation. Considering your expertise and experience, I am wondering whether you might be able to suggest a free on line source for these public servants? I have a mind to consider http://www.bailii.org/."
Making off with the iSwag ....
"Bucknell Book" competition is this Sunday night -- so don't miss out on your chance to fill your bookshelf with something large, grey, heavy but smaller than an elephant. You don't need to rush to enter the Art & Artifice handbag lcompetition though; the closing date's not till Sunday 31 July.
|Hmm, she said, this wasn't|
quite the sort of work
experience I had in mind
Around the blogs. IP Matters and Business Solutions, composed by Nigerian and West African IP-watcher, lawyer and business consultant Ayo Solarin, is a blog which the IPKat only came across today; there's not much around in Africa so far as IP bloggers are concerned, so the Kat is delighted to see Ayo's interest. The 1709 Blog has hosted two posts now on what has been a difficult week for online academic journal treasure trove JSTORE, both (here and here) by New York lawyer and blogger Christopher F. Meatto. WiseHarbor's Keith Mallinson offers more data-backed arguments in favour of collaborative standards for patent-based mobile technologies on IP Finance here, while on the same weblog leading barrister Nicholas Caddick QC asks questions concerning the cost of compensating phone hacking here.