LLRX New Issue – February 2020

Articles and Columns for February 2020

  • If My AI Wrote this Post, Could I Own the Copyright?Todd A Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), discusses the factors that have brought us to an inflection point with a new technology, artificial intelligence (AI), and associated questions about the boundaries of intellectual property rights. Carpenter contends there could be profound implications for the publishing and scientific communities, which are becoming key sources of training data for artificial intelligence systems, as well as for publishers themselves, potentially becoming reliant on artificial intelligence for creation, curation and engagement of new content. In this article he reports on a forum hosted by WIPO and the Copyright Office that focused on whether copyright can apply to the works created by artificial intelligence systems.
  • 2020 KM + Innovation Survey ResultsRon Friedman’s extensively documented article reports on the survey to support the 2020 Strategic Knowledge + Innovation Legal Leaders’ Summit, which took place in early February 2020. The Summit is a meeting of about 65 senior knowledge management professionals from large US, UK, and Canadian law firms. The depth and breath of actionable information and data shared in this article makes it a critical read for law firm and corporate KM and Innovation professionals.
  • Healthcare Online Resources 2020Marcus Zillman’s guide is especially timely and pertinent as librarians, researchers, health professionals, government officials and the public are seeking accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on the coronavirus. The discovery tools referenced include: healthcare databases, directories, indices, data and analytics, subject guides, apps, forums and search engines providing access to a wide range of information from the healthcare and medical sectors that also encompasses open access papers, analysis, registries, images and reference sources.
  • When Getting Their Attention Isn’t Enough… When You Need Behavioral Change – From Bill Jensen’s decades long research on strategic change and communications he has derived clear actionable components for communicating behavioral change to employees.
  • The Black Hole of Blindspots – In his article Marc Solomon explores how CI/BI researchers, investigators and law librarians, on a personal level, can identify and come to terms with blindspots in the context of performing complex, time sensitive work.
  • The 14 Reasons Six Sigma & Lean Don’t Work in Most CompaniesDavid Dibble, an expert in systems-based sustainable organizational performance improvement, contrasts contributors to under-performing or failed Six Sigma and Lean programs with the Systems-Based Transformational Leadership Model (STL).
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 29, 2020Four highlights from this week: Will tech companies prevent misuse of platforms in 2020 election? Few in U.S. are confident; Privacy Concerns Raised Over New Google Chrome Feature; Clearview AI, Facial Recognition Company That Works With Law Enforcement, Says Entire Client List of Customers Was Stolen; Firefox enables network privacy feature for users in US.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 22, 2020Four highlights from this week: A spotter’s guide to the groups that are out to get you; The ‘Robo Revenge’ App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers; Activate This ‘Bracelet of Silence,’ and Alexa Can’t Eavesdrop; and Security experts raise concerns about voting app used by military.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 15, 2020Four highlights from this week: 2019 Internet Crime Report Released; The silent threat of the coronavirus: America’s dependence on Chinese pharmaceuticals; Equifax breach: How Chinese army hackers allegedly stole personal info; and How to Share Files Securely Online: Dropbox, Firefox Send, and More.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 8, 2020Four highlights from this week: DHS Buys Phone Location Data, Skirting Fourth Amendment; Report: DMVs Sell Your Personal Information For Millions Of Dollars; The California Consumer Privacy Act explained; and IRS Launches “Identity Theft Central” Webpage.
  • Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 1, 2020Four highlights from this week: Ring Doorbell App Packed with Third-Party Trackers; How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence; Jeff Bezos Phone Hacking – WhatsApp Hack – Is WhatsApp Safe?; and 8 cities that have been crippled by cyberattacks — and what they did to fight them.

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Subjects: KM

COVID-19, Copyright and Library Superpowers Part I

If you work in any of the higher ed institutions that are preparing to move online – maybe your copyright world has exploded in a range of questions on fair use, e-reserves, online access, scanning, digitization, and more! Many in the in the library community are working towards the best solution for students, faculty, staff, and patrons in this time of crisis. To help you navigate this process, lawyer, librarian, copyright academic Kyle K. Courtney’s Two Part article offers a wealth of guidance on the legal tools libraries have for copyright as “stewards of access” in our communities. [See Part 2]

Subjects: Copyright, Education, Federal Legislative Research, Health, Law Librarians, Legal Education, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Licensing, Reference Resources

COVID-19, Copyright, and Library Superpowers Part II

If you work in any of the higher ed institutions that are preparing to move online – maybe your copyright world has exploded in a range of questions on fair use, e-reserves, online access, scanning, digitization, and more! Many in the in the library community are working towards the best solution for students, faculty, staff, and patrons in this time of crisis. To help you navigate this process, lawyer, librarian, copyright academic Kyle K. Courtney’s Two Part article offers a wealth of guidance on the legal tools libraries have for copyright as “stewards of access” in our communities. [See Part 1]

Subjects: Copyright, Document Delivery, Education, Health, KM, Law Librarians, Legal Education, Legislative, Licensing, Reference Resources, United States Law

Sharing COVID-19 Challenges in Large Law Firms

This past week Ron Friedman convened a group call to discuss and share COVID-19 challenges in large law firms. Ten senior staff leaders of large law firms participated, most US-based but one from the UK and one from Canada. For those in large law firm who have not had an opportunity to connect with peers, perhaps reading about others’ challenges will help. This is about commiserating, not solutions.

Subjects: Disaster Planning, Social Media, Technology Trends

Business as (Un)Usual: Library Business Continuity Amid COVID-19

Ellyssa Valenti Kroski, Director of Information Technology/Marketing, The New York Law Institute, shares proactive actions her organization took to transition to a remote workplace during the pandemic, the technology and processes they implemented, and important tips for preparing your own library.

Subjects: Email, Email Security, Healthcare, KM, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Libraries & Librarians, Management, Mobile Technology, Telecommuting

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 28, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: The battle against disinformation is global; Report: “‘Zoombombing’: When Video Conferences Go Wrong”; Could President Trump end lockdowns? Three legal issues; Putin’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: Dangerous New ‘Cyber Weapons’ Now Exposed; and AG Shapiro: Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, Craigslist Must Stop Site Price Gouging by Online Sellers.

Subjects: Communications, Cybersecurity, Economy, Government Resources, Health, Leadership, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media, United States Law

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 22, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Critics see Trump health data rules as boon for big tech; Scammers use robocalls to falsely offer free coronavirus test kits and low-priced health insurance; Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms; The Coronavirus Crisis Is Showing Us How to Live Online; and How coronavirus COVID-19 is accelerating the future of work.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Cybersecurity, Education, Health, Healthcare, Privacy

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 15, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Dressing for the Surveillance Age; How To Tell If Your Smart Home Security Camera Is Hacked; Digital security best practices for working remotely; and The best, and the worst, of the coronavirus dashboards.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Education, Healthcare, Internet Trends, KM, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Viruses & Hoaxes

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues March 8, 2020

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to Dox Yourself on the Internet; Apple Bans Clearview Facial Recognition App From Its Store; You’re about to be scammed; and Robo lawyer will sue organizations that will not delete your personal info.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Cybersecurity, KM, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends