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Kirtsaeng Updates “First Sale” Doctrine of Copyright Law

By Kelly on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

The Supreme Court clarified the “first sale” doctrine of copyright law with its decision in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.  The first sale doctrine provides that a publisher only controls what happens up to the first sale of copyrighted material.  Once material has been sold, the publisher has no further rights relating to that…

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Google Maps, it’s not just for directions!

By Gina on March 27, 2013//Leave a comment

Google Maps & Google Earth have  features that could help your lawsuit. We normally think of Google Maps for driving directions, but the street maps could easily be used to diagram an accident. Satellite views may also be available, especially in larger urban areas.   Looking for historic information? Google Earth is a free downloadable…

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Books are Moving at our Vista Branch

By Isabel on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

The collection at our Vista branch is being reorganized.  We will be arranging all of the materials according to the Library of Congress call numbers which you see on the spine labels of the books and in our online catalog. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to find a title on the…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 22, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: Where do I find the law that states the courts are required to report traffic violations to the DMV?   Another very interesting patron question.  The court’s reporting requirements are set out in Vehicle Code section 1803. We were able to find the relevant code section in the Nolo Press book: Fight Your Ticket…

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Ethics of Cloud Computing

By Benita on March 21, 2013//Leave a comment

About the Program:   – 1 hour MCLE Legal Ethics Participatory credit.   Cloud computing has become ubiquitous in law practice. Find out how to fulfill your duties under the Rules of Professional Conduct while working in the Cloud. This program will address:     What exactly is the cloud; Current ethical requirements and trends…

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New Online Resource: Finz Case Law Updates

By AmandaQ on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

Finz Case Law Updates have gone online! In case you aren’t familiar with this resource, Finz Case Law Updates have for years provided monthly case law summaries, analysis, review and practice tips in an audio format. These audio programs also provide CLE credit! Until recently, the library has only had them available in CD format…

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Witkin Dinner 2013

By Isabel on March 20, 2013//Leave a comment

The spectacular San Diego Bay was the backdrop for this year’s San Diego Law Library Foundation’s Bernard E. Witkin Awards Dinner on March 7, 2013.  Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and light jazz music at the Navy Base Point Loma’s Admiral Kidd Club.  They came to honor this year’s recipients of the Bernard E….

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 14, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: How do I obtain discovery of bank statements and what is the cut off date for discovery?     The patron was conducting discovery for a divorce case and was looking for a template that he could follow, we found the exact information he was looking for in CEB’s Family Law Financial Discovery (KFC126 .F36 at all locations). Chapter…

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Legal Reference Question of the Week

By Benita on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Q: I am looking to draft a contract to manufacture a good(product) for a prospective client, do you have a sample template agreement I could use?     We have exactly what this patron was looking for in a Matthew Bender publication: Warren’s Forms of Agreements (Downtown San Diego Location, 2nd floor, KF886.W36). This publication contains contract…

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E-Filing at San Diego Superior Court

By Benita on March 08, 2013//Leave a comment

Good news!  The San Diego Superior Court now accepts e-filing of non-mandated civil cases filed on or after March 4th, saving you an extra trip to the courthouse.   Some of the benefits of e-filing include 24 hour access to filing and viewing court documents, as well as the ability to file or view documents…

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