Monday, July 06, 2015

Congratulations To Top 40 Most Popular New York Law Blogs Of All Time

According to Justia BlawgSearch, there are 302 blogs focusing on New York law.  Justia ranks the most popular of "all time".   Here are the top 40:

 1. Real Estate Law Blog
2. New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library
3. New York Public Personnel Law
4. New York Attorney Malpractice Blog
5. Copyright Litigation Blog
6. Criminal Law Library Blog
7. Clancco: Art & Law
8. New York Criminal Lawyer Blog
9. Coverage Counsel
10. ERISA Lawyer Blog
11. New York Law Notes
12. Sui Generis - a New York Law Blog
13. New York Personal Injury Law Blog
14. CFTC Law
15. Securities Law Blog
16. LoTempio Law Blog
17. NY Medical Malpractice Video Tutorials
18. IP in Brief
19. Quitam Help
20. Food, Farm & Family Law Blog
21. Restaurant Worker News Blog
22. Immigration News Blog
23. New York Business Divorce
24. UB Law Library Blog
25. New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog
26.  New York Criminal Lawyer Blog
27. Culture Forum Blog
28. lennyesq
29. NY Divorce Attorney Blog
30. Business Blog
31. Brain Injury Lawyer Blog
32. Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog
33. Wait A Second!
34. New York City Debt Defense Blog
35. New York Law Thoughts
36. New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog
37. New York Employment Attorneys Blog
38. Health Law Attorney Blog
39. New York Legal Update
40.  Title 17: the S(c)ite for Copyright Law

Thanks to everyone for these great contributions to New York law and thanks to Justia for keeping tabs!

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Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2014-2015) by Raymond J. Dowd
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Copyright Law Blogs Of All Time

Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" copyright law blogs.  Out of 89 copyright law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is in copyright law and how the blogosphere opened up this field of interest to public scrutiny and healthy debate

1. IPKat
2. Plagiarism Today
3. Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
4. Chicago IP Litigation Blog
5. Recording Industry vs. The People
6. Likelihood of Confusion
7. Copyfight
8. Copyright Litigation Blog
9. Copyhype
10. Technolama
11. Photo Attorney
12. Case Clothesed For Fashion Law
13. Excess Copyright
14. Internet Cases
15. Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity
16. eLegal Canton
17. Hearsay Culture
18. In Between Cases
19. LoTempio Law Blog
20. techblawg
21. IP In Brief
22. Barry Sookman's Copyright IP Computer
23. QuestionCopyright.org
24. Nolo Presents The Law In Plain English
25. Blawg IT

Congratulations to all of you for your contributions and thanks to Justia for tracking it all.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Congratulations To Top 25 Most Popular Intellectual Property Law Blogs of All Time

Justia's Blawgsearch Ranks the "Most Popular" intellectual property law blogs.  Out of 461 intellectual property law blogs listed in total by Justia, here are the top 25 of "all time."  Visiting each one shows you just how alive thinking is in patent, trademark, copyright and related fields and how the blogosphere opened up this field of interest to public scrutiny and healthy debate.

1. IPKAT
2. IPBiz
3. Plagiarism Today
4. Patently-O
5. Patent Docs
6. 43(b)log
7. Law & Disorder
8.  Technology & Marketing Law
9. Chicago IP Litigation Blog
10. Recording Industry v. The People
11. William Carleton, Counselor @ Law
12.  Hollywood, Esq.
13.  Likelihood of Confusion
14.  IPWatchdog.com
15. Los Angeles Intellectual Property Blog
16. The Trademark Blog
17. Copyfight
18. The TTABlog
19. The University of Chicago Law Blog
20. ITC 337 Law Blog
21. Freedom To Tinker
22. Copyright Litigation Blog
23. Duets Blog
24. Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice
25.  Illinois Business Journal

Congratulations to all of you for your contributions and thanks to Justia for tracking it all.

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Raubkunst/Stolen Art Alert in Vienna: Austrian State Treaty of 1955 Requires Austria To Return Nazi Looted Art, Austrian Politicians Continue To Lie



Egon Schiele's Dead City III - Stolen from Fritz Grunbaum

Austria's Shameful Disregard of Its Continuing Treaty Obligations

The Austria State Treaty of 1995 permitted the Russians, French, British and U.S. to depart occupied Vienna.   It was written in English, Russian and French so that the rest of the world could understand exactly what Austria had promised to do.   Below is Article 26 of the Treaty.   It says that Austria is supposed to find and return all property belonging to Jews.

Article 26 was a key aspect of the Allied victory in World War II.  American soldiers lost their lives for Article 26, and the U.S. State Department should wake up and demand Austria's obedience to its obligations.

To its shame, Austria and its politicians have lied to the world and done everything possible to ensure that the children and grandchildren of Nazis could enjoy the property stolen from Vienna's Jews.

The Austria State Treaty is the legal equivalent of the U.S. Constitution.  So if an Austrian tells you that an Austrian law prevents Austria from giving back property stolen from Jews, they are simply lying.   In 2009 I confronted Austrian diplomats with the text of Article 26 at a conference in Prague after they denied Austria's ongoing treaty obligations to despoiled Holocaust victims.

Harvey Weinstein's Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren opened in Vienna on this June 4 to a firestorm of press.  Let's hope that Austrians learn from Hollywood and demand that their politicians start to follow the law of their land, rather than shaming Austria in endless litigation in US courts.
 
Article 26

PROPERTY, RIGHTS AND INTERESTS OF MINORITY GROUPS

IN AUSTRIA

1. In so far as such action has not already been taken, Austria undertakes

that, in all cases where property, legal rights or interests in Austria have since

13th March, 1938, been subject of forced transfer or measures of sequestration,

confiscation or control on account of the racial origin or religion of the owner,

the said property shall be returned and the said legal rights and interests shall

be restored together with their accessories. Where return or restoration is

impossible, compensation shall be granted for losses incurred by reason of such

measures to the same extent as is, or may be, given to Austrian nationals generally

in respect of war damage.

2. Austria agrees to take under its control all property, legal rights and

interests in Austria of persons, organizations or communities which, individually

or as members of groups, were the object of racial, religious or other Nazi measures

of persecution where, in the case of persons, such property, rights and interests

remain heirless or unclaimed for six months after the coming into force of the

present Treaty, or where in the case of organizations and communities such

organizations or communities have ceased to exist. Austria shall transfer such

property, rights and interests to appropriate agencies or organizations to be

designated by the Four Heads of Mission in Vienna by agreement with the Austrian

Government to be used for the relief and rehabilitation of victims of

persecution by the Axis Powers, it being understood that these provisions do

not require Austria to make payments in foreign exchange or other transfers

to foreign countries which would constitute a burden on the Austrian economy.

Such transfer shall be effected within eighteen months from the coming into

force of the present Treaty and shall include property, rights and interests required

to be restored under paragraph 1, of this Article.



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

From Murder to Museums: Recent Cases and Ethical Considerations in Nazi Looted Art

Museums have recently been criticized by the Jewish Claims Conference in a report here for ethical lapses: promising to, yet failing to research their collections and to coordinate and promote research into the provenance of their collections.  The report conclude that Nazi looted art in museum collections has still not been identified or researched, much less returned.   Are museums are simply waiting for the last Holocaust victims to die before publishing research on their collections?  ISIS finances itself by looting antiquities.  How can we stop museums from creating a market for these spoils?

If you care about the history and future of American museums, I hope that you will please join Judge Barbara Jaffe and me for this wonderful event at New York County Lawyers' Association on June 16.

  For more information and to register:  http://www.nycla.org/index.cfm?section=CLE&page=CLE_Detail&itemID=4082&dateID=20150616 
   
 
     
   
 
 
 

Location: New York County Lawyers' Association 2nd Floor Auditorium, 14 Vesey Street
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Member Price:   $50
Non-Member Attorney Price:   $75

Course ID: C061615
Credits: 2 NJ Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 General
2 NY Credits: 1 Ethics; 1 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional
Course Description:
While much attention has been given to the resolution of the case surrounding the Woman in Gold portrait, learn the facts and ethical considerations behind the current pending controversies regarding artworks looted by Nazi Germany, including Camille Pissarro’s “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” currently residing at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman, Oklahoma and Egon Schiele’s “Girl With Black Hair,” currently at Oberlin College.

This fascinating discussion will look at the law, the history and the ethical considerations involved in the still unfolding cases resulting from the unfinished business of World War II.

Faculty:
Faculty: Raymond Dowd, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Acting Justice, Supreme Court, 1st Judicial District, New York, NY

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