Here are a few items from the week that are worthy of note:
Elvis law. The ABA has published The Little Book of Elvis Law. The King’s legacy inspired not only generations of fans, but also generations of litigation. This book reports on some of those cases, from paternity suits to licensing disputes. Hat tip to Moritz Legal Information Blog for bringing this to our attention.
Blog shuts down. One of the blogs I’ve always followed closely is Victoria Pynchon’s Negotiation Law Blog. This week, Victoria announced that she is hanging up her spurs after seven years. Her interests have moved away from mediation towards her renewed involvement in feminist activism, she explains. She will still micro-blog at Career Advice for the Short Attention Spanned and contribute longer posts at She Negotates and at The Daily Muse.
Infinite storage. Cloud storage company Bitcasa this week announced infinite storage for $99 a month. That is probably a lot more than you need, but it is also offering a full terabyte for just $10 a month and 20GB for free. Compare that to Dropbox, where a free account gets you only 2GB and the $10/month plan gets you 100GB. And, unlike Dropbox, Bitcasa encrypts your files before they’re uploaded, meaning Bitcase employees can never access them.
Free federal cases. The U.S. Courts announced that its project to provide free access to court opinions via FDsys has expanded. From the 29 courts previously included, the project has expanded to 64 — eight appellate courts, 20 district courts and 35 bankruptcy courts. That’s a good thing but, as Courtney Minick writes at the Justia blog, it’s still not good enough.
Google Scholar Library. This week, Google Scholar launched Scholar Library, a feature that lets you save search results (including court opinions) in folders, organize them by topic, and use Google to search them.