World Intellectual Property Organization Created

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 26, 2018

On April 26, 1970, the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) went into force, which created WIPO. WIPO is a United Nations agency that works to promote intellectual property rights internationally. To date, 184 nations have signed the …

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Actress Allison Mack Released on Bail

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 25, 2018

CNN reports that actress Allison Mack was released after posting five million dollars bail.  The actress is facing several charges including, but not limited to, sex trafficking, and forced labor relating to her alleged involvement with the Nxivm organization.  In …

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Past Exams

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 23, 2018

Past Exams are available for many courses.  Go to the Law Library’s webpage and there under “Quick Links” is the link to Past Exams and a 2nd link to the Instructions (PDF).  If you do not see your professor or …

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Beyond Bitcoin

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 20, 2018

Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, may be poised to change how banks, local governments and yes, lawyers do their jobs.  Read about the potential of blockchain in this interview with  Thomson Reuters’ Technologist and Futurist.…

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Federal Courts Web Archive

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 19, 2018

The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. The websites in this archive include …

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Judge Swiftly Denies Swift’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 18, 2018

Reuters reports that a federal judge denied Taylor Swift’s request for attorney’s fees in a copyright claim.  The claim was brought against Ms. Swift by the writers of a song called “Playas Gon’ Play.”  They alleged that Ms. Swift’s 2014 …

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Facebook Privacy – pt.2

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 13, 2018

So we have heard Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg testify before Congress.  For those of us who still  do not want to rely on Facebook to protect our privacy, the latest version of Firefox can help.  Prof Hacker, a …

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Fire Department Lawsuit Settles for 900K

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 11, 2018

Newsday reports that a former fire commissioner, Michael Dolan, and his son have settled their lawsuit against a local fire department for $900,000.  The Dolans were accused of stealing smoke alarms designated for senior citizens.  The charges were dropped.  The …

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Statistics and Big Data

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 9, 2018

Need to find statistics or data about a specific topic?  The LLRX guide to Statistics Resources and Big Data 2018 is a good place to start.  The guide’s description, “This new guide is a comprehensive resource for all researchers who …

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Facebook Privacy

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 6, 2018

Facebook is once again in the news regarding its privacy practices.  Here is a practical tip on how to find out what Facebook knows about you.…

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