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Google’s Waze road alert map of America

US states ranked by % of alerts reported by users for each issue. Press the buttons below to see different alerts. ‘Accident’, ‘Traffic Jams’ and ‘Hazard on road’ are ranked as % of total user alerts, all others within the ‘Hazard’ category

The Next Great Copyright Office

Simmons, Joshua L., The Next Great Copyright Office (July 22, 2015). Landslide, July/August 2015, at 22. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2634535 “While Congress considers whether to update U.S. copyright law through the House of Representatives’ copyright review hearings, there appears to be a growing consensus that it is time to modernize the Copyright Office.Continue Reading

IP JUSTICE JOURNAL: Internet Infrastructure and IP Censorship

By David G. Post – August 1, 2015 Full Article as .PDF “Many scholars and other observers of developments in Internet governance, law, and policy have commented upon an unusual and important phenomenon that has become more widespread in recent years: using control over access to critical portions of the Internet’s technical infrastructure – theContinue Reading

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

ChildStats.gov: “The number of American infants born before the 37th week of pregnancy dropped slightly in 2013, as did the percentage of children with asthma under the age of 17. The percentage of teens who experienced a major depressive episode increased. These and other findings are described in America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being,Continue Reading

Who Supports International Law, and Why? The US, the European Union, and International Law

Pollack, Mark A., Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law (July 7, 2015). The International Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 13, No. 4, 2015, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2636844 “Over the past several decades, it has become commonplace in both scholarly and political circles toContinue Reading

New on LLRX – Book-starved Utah boy begs postman for junk mail to read: How to respond?

Via LLRX.com:  Book-starved Utah boy begs postman for junk mail to read: How to respond? By David H. Rothman Editor’s note – as a preface to David Rothman’s article, and with thanks for his unrelenting, expert work promoting literacy in America and free access to physical and online libraries, e-books and internet connectivity for all,Continue Reading

Climate Central – expert updates – maps – insights

“Climate Central surveys and conducts scientific research on climate change and informs the public of key findings. Our scientists publish and our journalists report on climate science, energy, sea level rise, wildfires, drought, and related topics. Climate Central is not an advocacy organization. We do not lobby, and we do not support any specific legislation,Continue Reading

State and local government sharing more data via Github

Neal Ungerleider – “By sharing code, jurisdictions can cut IT development costs and better use resources. But it’s “a matter of cultural change. When the city of Chicago decided to publish open source code that could be used to predict critical health code violations at local dining establishments, they did something unusual with it: TheyContinue Reading

Aclima – Google Partner to Map Outdoor Air Quality

TechCrunch: “If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips nonprofits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights. So today, Google revealed that it’s been working withContinue Reading

Deep learning of bank stress in the news

Detect & Describe: Deep learning of bank stress in the news. Samuel Rönnqvist, Peter Sarlin. arXiv:1507.07870 [q-fin.CP] July 25, 2015. “News is a pertinent source of information on financial risks and stress factors, which nevertheless is challenging to harness due to the sparse and unstructured nature of natural text. We propose an approach based onContinue Reading

Paper – A quiet culture war in research libraries

Rick Anderson, UKSG Insights, July 7, 2015: “There is a growing rift between those who believe the library’s most fundamental purpose is to support and advance the goals of its host institution and those who believe the library’s most important role is as an agent of progress and reform in the larger world of scholarlyContinue Reading

Privacy Laws in Asia – free download available

Bloomberg BNA – “With its critical impact on the world economy and global trade, privacy legislation in Asia has been extremely active in the last several years. A recently released report, Privacy Laws in Asia, written by Cynthia Rich of Morrison & Foerster LLP for Bloomberg BNA, analyzes commonalities and differences in the privacy andContinue Reading