Cybercrime Legislation: 27 Country Profiles
The cybercrime national legislation profiles have been prepared within the framework of the Council of Europe’s Project on Cybercrime for sharing information on cybercrime legislation and assessing the current state of implementation of the Convention on Cybercrime under national legislation. Hat tip to beSpacific. [JH]
Crawford on Kindle and eBooks
Walt Crawford, Director and Managing Editor of the PALINET Leadership Network, takes a look at Kindle and eBooks in the April 2008 issue of Cites & Insights. See Old Media/New Media Perspective: Thinking About Kindle and Ebooks [HTML | PDF of entire issue]:
- Amazon's Kindle (page 9 in PDF)
- Nine Models, One Name: Untangling the Ebook Muddle (page 16) (manuscript version of article that was published in American Libraries (Sept. 2000)
- Other Thoughts on eBooks (page 20)
Check out customer reviews of Kindle on Amazon: 3.5/5.0 from 2,000+ reviews. [JH]
Passwords and the Fifth Amendment
Passwords and the Fifth Amendment is a very interesting March 11, 2008 New York Law Journal article By Ken Strutin (registration required). He discusses the leading cases concerning wall safes and alike and cites to some recent cases involving passwords. Details on Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]
New Practitioner Blogs Covering State Law Developmennts
Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog
The Florida bankruptcy lawyers at the Dellutri Law Group present clients in the State of Florida in cases involving bankruptcies including debt collection, fair credit reporting, and mortgage foreclosure defense.
Wilson & Whitaker are Weymouth, Massachusetts personal injury attorneys who represent clients in matters involving injury and accident law, including medical malpractice.
Missouri Injury Attorney Blog
Missouri injury and accident attorney David Payne represents individuals in cases involving car accidents, insurance disputes, and medical malpractice.
New York Criminal Attorney Blog
Tilem & Campell is a White Plains, New York Criminal Defense Law Firm that serves clients in cases involving criminal law including DWI, weapon crimes, prostitution, child abuse, and traffic violations.
POD Publishers Outraged by Amazon's New Restrictions
"Some Print on Demand (POD) publishers are privately screaming 'Monopoly!' while others are seething with rage over startling phone conversations they're having with Amazon/BookSurge representatives. Why isn't anybody talking about it openly? Because they're afraid - very, very afraid..." That's how POD publisher Angela Hoy starts her recent post when she broke the story on Writers Weekly (check out the supplied links for POD industry reaction and commentary). Why? Because BookSurge, Amazon’s print-on-demand subsidiary, has told POD publishers that unless their titles are printed by BookSurge, the buy buttons on Amazon for their titles will be disabled. Apparently the buy buttons already have been disabled for some POD publishing houses.
Details on Law Librarian Blog. [JH]