Irish Legal News: New website tracks use of online courts amid coronavirus pandemic. “Legal technologist Professor Richard Susskind, who is president of the Society for Computers and Law, said remotecourts.org is ‘designed to help the global community of justice workers – judges, lawyers, court officials, litigants, court technologists – to share their experiences of “remote” alternatives to traditional court hearings’.”
Drone Life: Attorney Launches Drone Legal Database. “As drone technology flies into more aspects of everyday living, legal conflicts are sure to follow. Florida-based aviation attorney Jonathan Rupprecht decided to take a crack at bringing order to the chaos, releasing an online database of drone-related legal activity.”
Reason: New Twitter Feed, @EpidemicLaw, for Posts About Law and Epidemics (and This Epidemic). “I’ll post links there to interesting new items, from both our blog and elsewhere.” That’s pretty much the whole article.
Techdirt: Japan Approves New Law To Make Manga Piracy A Criminal Offense. Yikes! “Roughly a year and a half ago, we discussed a proposed amendment to Japanese copyright law that would seek to criminalize copyright infringement. The general consensus is that the chief impetus for this new addition to Japanese copyright law centered on the manga industry, which is a multi-billion dollar industry, despite that particular media being pirated alongside all other media.”
Dorf On Law: Oral Argument 2.0 Launches. “Oral Argument 2.0 invites law professors and attorneys to play the role of an oral argument amicus. Each reviews the oral argument in a case of her choosing and identifies questions that appear central to one or more of the Justices. She then writes the best answer that she can, with an eye to scripting an oral statement rather than to writing part of a brief. Imagine a great actor addressing the Court and speaking the words found in the answer.”
Belta: Public database of Belarusian court rulings to go online in 2021. “A public database of court rulings is supposed to go online in 2021, BelTA learned from First Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Belarus Valery Kalinkovich.”
PR Newswire: Bloomberg Law Introduces Brief Analyzer, New AI Tool For Review And Analysis Of Legal Briefs (PRESS RELEASE). “Brief Analyzer enables Bloomberg Law subscribers to quickly and securely upload a legal brief for analysis. Leveraging machine learning techniques, Brief Analyzer reviews the text of the uploaded document to identify authorities cited in the brief and additionally suggests other content for review, including relevant cases not cited in the brief, similar briefs from other dockets, and Practical Guidance.”