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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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Free Tax Return Assistance

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

Tax time is upon us, and California Indian Legal Services is offering tax preparation assistance for low income individuals through April 8, 2013.  Low income workers and their family could be eligible for up to  $5,891 from the Earned Income Tax Credit.  For information call 1 (800) 829-0284 ext 307. Self help online tax assistance…

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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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Quick Tip Classes – April

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

Need a quick tip or two on how to use some of our most used legal databases?  Join us every Thursday as we provide a couple of helpful tips navigating legal databases.   Location: Downtown Location Time: 9:30 am – 9:45 am Cost: FREE   April Thursdays: 4th – CEB Onlaw 11th –  WestlawNext 18th –…

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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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Copyright Warnings

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

Internet service providers will begin issuing warnings to their users who are swapping copyrighted files online.   The ISPs that will be implementing the new program, called the Copyright Alert System, are Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cablevision.  First time offenders will receive a warning and repeat offenders will receive a slowed data connection…

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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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