The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) Portland, Oregon, is expanding its legal team and has openings for a senior attorney, two (2) direct services staff attorneys, a technical assistance and training staff attorney, a temporary contract attorney, a legal assistant, and an administrative assistant:
VRLC Oregon Office:
Gladwell’s podcasts (now in their 2nd season) are entertaining, enlightening, and law-full (i.e. full of legal history, stories, and “well, that was seriously interesting!” moments).
Don’t be lead astray by podcast episode titles; each episode’s story really will Revise your Assumptions of the meaning of stories you think you know well.
Visit the Revisionist History website.
Judges, public interest lawyers, and law librarians have a special interest in this European equivalent to a First Amendment battle. We stand up every day for people who want their voices to be heard and their human rights respected.
This growing cartoon collection is one of the most moving images so far from January 7th:
These Christmas Book Trees (and other holiday book-based decorations) images were compiled by a law librarian at the Jameson Law Library, University of Montana Law School in Missoula:
“Oh Christmas Tree …. this is the time of year when ordinary stacks of books turn in to book trees in libraries everywhere….”
You can find Menorahs that have been made from books: e.g. run this search in Google Images: menorahs made from books
But don’t forget that musicians and other artists also need lawyers! (Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.)
“…. There have been several new image collections that have opened up to the public just within the past year that not many people are aware of yet, but they offer access to thousands, or in some cases millions of outstanding photographs that can be downloaded for free….” [Link to full post.]
This is quite a treasure trove. Use of images will vary. For example:
We’ve had many patrons ask questions about copyright, including an interesting one about getting permission to sell or make reproductions of an original oil painting. If you own an original work of art and are looking for resources on reproducing the artwork for profit and/or obtaining authorization to resell the artwork, including finding the applicable forms, there are a few resources you can try (including our new legal research guide on copyright law).
Permission and copyright in regards to artistic works can be a bit more complex than other forms of copyright. Nolo press publishes a number of excellent copyright-related titles that provide an overview of the issue including: Getting Permission: How to License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off; Patent, Copyright & Trademark; and The Craft Artist’s Legal Guide (check at your local public library to see if they carry the above-mentioned titles).
Works of visual art are covered by copyright. However, certain kinds of works of visual art (particularly limited editions) are also protected under the attribution and integrity aspects of the Visual Rights Act (VARA), 17 United States Code, Section 106A . Circular 40 from the US Copyright Office covers copyright registration for works of visual art. The Artists Rights Society also covers other rights assigned to artwork creators, including resale rights and moral rights. The Craft Artist’s Legal Guide has a section on what rights a customer has when they buy a work of art. Nolo has an online article that covers the basics of assignments and licensing.
Not to be confused with Scams and Swindles, parodies, hoaxes, and April Fool jokes play a somewhat different role in history. (See, e.g. “The best historical pranks and hoaxes,” from The Independent (01 April 2010))
I ran across the following legal commentary at Justia’s Verdict website: