This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re teaching online searching, as well as legal technology. We’re also celebrating Open Access Week and continuing to raise awareness for Cybersecurity Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 145
10:40am – 12:05pm
Online Searching: Basic Terms & Connectors

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Lawyering I, sec. 1

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 145
10:40am – 12:05pm
Online Searching: Basic Terms & Connectors

Celebrate Open Access Week!

2023 Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2023 is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems. This year’s theme encourages a candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community—and which do not.

Featured Study Aids

Because open access involves copyright, this week our featured study aids are all about copyright!

Copyright: Examples & Explanations

Available in the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides an overview of Copyright Law, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Discussions of issues include whether artists have copyright in their performances, first sale of digital works, copying of information from famous news photographs, copyright of works in virtual worlds, fair use of appropriation art, news clippings services, Google Books, course pack, secondary liability of BitTorrent and YouTube, and reasonable royalty damages. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Copyright Law in a Nutshell

Available through the West Academic study aid subscription, this nutshell coverage ranges from the fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement to the highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings, the safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers, and the anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. This updated edition includes detailed analysis of the changes introduced by the Music Modernization Act of 2018, as well as the creation of the Copyright Claims Board. The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.

Intellectual Property CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers interactive exercises for intellectual property students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. You can get this code from any reference librarian or at the Circulation Desk.

Understanding Copyright Law

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, Understanding Copyright Law has incorporated all the recent case law and legislative developments, focusing on the challenges of the digital age. In addition to including the latest case law developments, this edition incorporates the Music Modernization Act of 2018. The seventh edition covers all aspects of the MMA, a dazzling legislative overhaul of the musical copyright, which among its other provisions, creates a new blanket license for digital deliveries and provides protection to pre-1972 sound recordings.

Featured Guide

Open Access: Health Sciences Resources

Although this guide discusses health sciences resources, it is also an excellent guide to open access in general.

Featured Database

VitalLaw: Intellectual Property Practice Area

Featured Video

This video is intended to serve as an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) for college professors.

Featured Treatise

Open Access

In this concise introduction to open acces, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn’t, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber’s influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.

Featured Website

Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2023 is an opportunity to join together, take action, and raise awareness around the importance of community control of knowledge sharing systems.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity, the month provides an opportunity for advocacy organizations to connect with the public and one another throughout the month to raise awareness about the signs of abuse and ways to stop it, and to uplift survivor stories and provide additional resources to leaders and policymakers. battered women’s advocates across the country.


More Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness

Childhood Domestic Violence Association

Childhood Domestic Violence Association was originally founded in 2007 by Brian F. Martin, who grew up living with domestic violence. Using the leading research and best known practices in the field, they develop and deploy scalable tools, as well as partner with leading organizations that directly touch the lives of children and adults who are growing up/grew up living with domestic violence. Their tools and resources are used to educate, train, and empower as they strive to reach their full potential.

This organization provides online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada, and a leading source of helpful tools and information for people experiencing and working to end domestic violence.

Love is Respect

A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. They also provide support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text, and live chat.

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

NCALL is committed to creating a world that respects the dignity of older adults and enhances the safety and quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse. NCALL staff are available to provide technical assistance, consultation, training, and resources related to abuse in later life and elder abuse.

The Network/La Red

The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, kink, polyamorous, and queer communities.The Network/La Red’s 24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBTQ+) folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. We also offer information and support to friends, family, or co-workers on the issue of domestic violence in LGBTQ+ communities. Hotline: 617-742-4911 (voice) • 800-832-1901 (Toll-Free)

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

This year’s campaign theme — “Secure Our World” — is here to remind us that there are simple ways to protect yourself, your family and your business from online threats.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023 and Secure Our World will focus on four key behaviors:

  1. Use strong passwords and a password manager
  2. Turn on multifactor authentication
  3. Recognize and report phishing
  4. Update software

UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Trivia Challenge Week 4

Flex your cybersecurity knowledge in our trivia event. Open to all at UC, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month Trivia Challenge offers weekly winners and a grand prize.

UC Cybersecurity Awareness Month Meme Competition

Show off your meme-making skills and win prizes! The contest runs now October 31, 2023.

Additional Cyber Security Resources to Check Out:

Bloomberg Law, Data Security, Professional Perspective – ChatGPT: IP, Cybersecurity & Other Legal Risks of Generative AI, Practical Law Guidance

This article is aimed at shedding some light on a set of interconnected cybersecurity, compliance and legal risks created by intelligent chat bots—such as ChatGPT—and similar forms of generative AI, as well as offering solutions on how to address them.

EFF, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

There is a wide range of views about how urgent or profound the policy questions raised by general, “human level”, artificial intelligence may be. But regardless of whether you think general purpose AI is imminent or still in the distant future, there are some topics raised by the state of the art in neural networking and machine learning algorithms that need to be addressed in the short term.

EuroPol, ChatGPT: The Impact of Large Language Models on Law Enforcement

In response to the growing public attention given to ChatGPT, the Europol Innovation Lab organised a number of workshops with subject matter experts from across the organisation to explore how criminals can abuse LLMs, as well as how it may assist investigators in their daily work. This Tech Watch Flash report analyses the findings of these sessions and includes key information for law enforcement as they continue to scan for new and emerging technologies that affect their work.

This webinar examines the ins and outs of generative AI products like ChatGPT and discuss what your company should think about with this rapidly evolving tech. What are the glaring privacy concerns? What should be your red line for your staff? How can you best leverage it for success? As ChatGPT would say, “don’t miss out on this lively discussion about the future of work in the age of AI!”

Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP), AI Security and Privacy Guide

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise and so are the concerns regarding AI security and privacy. This guide is a working document to provide clear and actionable insights on designing, creating, testing, and procuring secure and privacy-preserving AI systems.


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