- New Year’s Resolutions: SPOILERS! Ouij will get published, Josh will have more faith in people, and no more judges preemptively tell Laura she’s going to lose.
- Law geek iTems: When your firm dislikes you helping yourself to their SMTP server from outside the office, you’d best be prepared to board the iOS ship. Josh shares his top five iOS apps for law practice.
- Josh grudgingly agrees that elderly legal secretaries would trounce him soundly in a race to format chicken scratch into legitimate pleadings.
- Work-mandated or otherwise “officially” encouraged social media use, and how bad it can be for your soul.
In the News
- Who owns your Twitter followers when you’re — mostly, kinda — tweeting for your employer? And check out this poorly-vetted plaintiff PhoneDog’s response to press about the lawsuit. We disagree that Twitter followers = customer list.
- According to Google transparency data, police agencies may begin using take down requests to hide depictions of police brutality. Incidentally, Google doesn’t break down requests for identification granularly, so we don’t know if police agencies are requesting the identification of the people who film them.
- ABA has a felicitous and thorough article on the law school crisis. Should the government cap funds available to law students?
- Josh points: Note how the article doesn’t even begin to suggest that the ABA could have begun to control the problem years ago by simply exercising more control over law school accreditation to ensure some reasonable parity between graduates and available careers. (by Simpsons’ “Ha Ha” Kid)
You’re Doing It Wrong
- We didn’t really have time to talk about Carrier IQ, but you should learn more about it if it’s new to you.
- Some good links about the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) (no, really, this one you *must* learn more about if it’s new to you!):
- SOPA status update: haha: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/reddit-will-enact-nuclear-option-to-protest-sopa-pipa/66739, also:
- High-traffic sites, including Reddit, plan a blackout in protest of SOPA.
- Here’s a good, quick SOPA status overview from @digiphile, still a few weeks old, but see the recommended additional sources in that post for follow up information.
- Read the bill and its companion, PIPA, and the much-better OPEN Act at Keep the Web Open. (Laura especially likes the quick-hit info on this comparison chart.)
- The anti-SOPA movement continues to gather steam…
- We talk about the Supreme Court’s take on another bill that had the Internet all in a kerfuffle. Read Eldred v. Ashcroft for yourself.
Love for Our Geeks
- Ouij tells us what he likes about LG and how/why other listeners should give feedback.
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