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What Is Fair Use? Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles a blog created by Peter Friedman to supplement his legal analysis and writing class at Case Western: What Is Fair Use?

Hat tip to Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]

May 2, 2008 in Law Faculty-Student Blogs | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Top 20 Most Profitable Tech Companies in 2007

Courtesy of Fortune's annual ranking. Here's the top five.

Company Profit in Billions
(% Change Over 2006)
Revenue in Billions
(% Change Over 2006)
Profits as Percent of Revenue
Microsoft $14.1
IBM $10.4
Cisco Systems $7.3
Hewlett-Packard $7.2
(17.2% )
Intel $6.9

Other Notables: Google (7th place), Apple (8th), Dell (10th), Nvidia (17th) and Adoble (18th).

Two less recognizable names: MEMC Electronic Materials (16th), manufacturer of polysilicon wafers used to make solar cells and Lam Research (20th), flash memory chip maker. [JH]

May 2, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know

Check out the brief overview at Aviva Directory. [JH]

May 1, 2008 in Blog Law | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Berners-Lee Addresses WWW2008 in Beijing

Check out Paul Miller's coverage on his The Semantic Web blog. WWW2008 Conference website. [JH]

April 30, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online

Guest blogging on Mashable, Andy Beal outlines ten tactics that could prevent your company suffering its own online reputation meltdown. [RJ]

This is sure to become the definitive guide for members of any company or group who want to join and shape the often brutally honest conversation across social media about their brands, products, and people. — Tom Giles, Editor, Technology & Science, BusinessWeek.com

Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online
by Andy Beal and Judy Strauss

List Price: $29.99
Publisher: Sybex (March 4, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470190825
ISBN-13: 978-0470190821

Book Description: Radically Transparent is the complete resource for monitoring, managing, building, and repairing online reputations. The comprehensive guide provides a full-featured reputation monitoring and management system. It includes practical, step-by-step instruction in four skills for personal reputation construction: public relations, search engine optimization, research, and online content creation. It explains how to apply these skills to create online content for blogs, social networking sites, and text communication (e-mail, text messaging, and so forth). The book provides background information, research results, anecdotal evidence, case studies, and practical strategies. It also emphasizes Internet research techniques for identifying and monitoring online identities and features exercises that reinforce key discussions.

Part I explores this new era of transparency and its implications for companies and individuals. Part II reveals the best online reputation management tools and techniques. It explains the what, when, and how of reputation monitoring and explores how to leverage social media to build positive buzz, use search engines to your advantage, and communicate effectively using everything from emails and IMs to blogs and social networks. Part III shows how to track, manage, and repair your online reputation. It explores various tracking methods, provides strategies and techniques when reputation repair is in order, and concludes with a concrete, seven-step action plan for successful and ongoing online reputation management.

Using step-by-step instruction and tested techniques, the expert authors unveil a detailed blueprint for building, managing, monitoring, and repairing your reputation. They detail important public relations, search engine optimization, research, and online content creation strategies and provide a seven-step action plan so that you can develop the skills necessary to monitor and manage your reputation. You'll learn how to:

April 29, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Best Legal Website of 2008 Competition

Recent winners of the Best Legal Website Competition
2007: carbonhouse, inc. for Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
2006: Thomson-FindLaw for Yanowitch Law, P.A.
2005: Frost Brown Todd LLC
2004: Saturno Design LLC for Pierce Atwood - Attorneys at Law
2003: Pepper Hamilton LLP
2002: Lane Powell Spears Lubersky LLP

The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 12th annual international WebAward Competition for websites. The Association will once again name the Best Legal Website of 2008.

The WebAwards is "the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries," including legal web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful website. The deadline for legal websites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2008.

Best websites are selected by judges who review the entered websites using the seven criteria below:

Competition guidelines and entry form at the WebAwards 2008 site. [JH]

April 28, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack