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Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center

Celebrating the unfreezing of the public domain

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For the first time in twenty years, published works in the U.S. expired into the public domain. This anomaly was the direct result of the Copyright Term Extension Act that extended the length of copyright for works still in their renewal term at the time of the Act to 95 years.  This effectively froze the […]

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use – Key Overview Updates

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Q: Thank you for updating the copyright overview on this site. What are the most important changes that you want us to know? A: Because the update reflects changes from 2014 through 2016 it includes a few decisions that readers may be familiar with such as the Google book scanning decision (Author’s Guild v. Hathitrust, […]

Future of Libraries – Need First Sale for ebooks

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Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies is a leading source of ground-breaking research and knowledge about the nonprofit sector, social investing, and the tools of government. Working in collaboration with governments, international organizations, investment innovators, and colleagues around the world, the Center encourages the use of this knowledge to strengthen and mobilize the capabilities and resources of the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors to address the complex problems that face the world today.
 
The Center conducts research and educational programs that seek to improve current understanding, analyze emerging trends, and promote promising innovations in the ways that government, civil society, and business can collaborate to address social and environmental challenges.
 

Social investing and leveraged philanthropy
The Center’s New Frontiers of Philanthropy Project examines the many new actors and tools that are surfacing in social investing and global philanthropy, with the aim of bringing greater coherence and visibility to

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Law Enforcement Support Center | ICE

Law Enforcement Support Center | ICE

The center protects and defends the US by sharing timely and relevant ICE information with our law enforcement partners around the world.

Law Enforcement Support Center

The Law Enforcement Support Center is a national enforcement operations facility administered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative agency in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The center is a single national point of contact that provides timely immigration status, identity information, and real-time assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies on aliens suspected, arrested, or convicted of criminal activity. The center protects and defends the United States by sharing timely and relevant ICE information with our law enforcement partners around the world.

Located in Williston, Vermont, the center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The primary users of the center are state and local law enforcement officers seeking information regarding aliens encountered in the

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Center for Sport, Peace, and Society

Center for Sport, Peace, and Society

CSPS helps global leaders develop innovative solutions to socio-political challenges using sport. We work to create a more peaceful, equitable, and inclusive world.

Through its work as implementing partner of the U.S. Department of State Global Sports Mentoring Program, the center has worked with international sports leaders and U.S. mentors on five-week exchanges, where the leaders develop Action Plans for sport-based social change in their communities. These plans have contributed to the creation of national sports leagues and federations for women and people with disabilities and impacted legislation to make countries more inclusive and accessible.



 

CSPS Impact Areas

Global Exchanges

Global Exchanges

CSPS travels the globe to assist with sports-based clinics that promote the values of equality and inclusion.

Mentoring

Mentoring

CSPS brings international leaders to the U.S.

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Warren County supervisors OK issuance of $20.4 million in bonds for Law Center

Warren County supervisors OK issuance of $20.4 million in bonds for Law Center

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Sculpture, cornerstones and gazebo saved from Warren County Courthouse demolition

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The money for building the Warren County Law Center was put in place with a unanimous vote of the Warren County Board of Supervisors authorizing bonding for $20.4 million during a Tuesday special meeting.

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Workers began demolition of the main Warren County Courthouse structure on May 29. The building was removed to make way for a new structure. (Photo: MICHAEL ROLANDS/RECORD-HERALD)

The vote clears the way for the county to have the money in hand by April 30. The cash will pay for the construction of an 80,000 square-foot facility housing four courtrooms and a jail with up to 88 beds in the center of the Indianola Square. The project will also include roughed out spaces for future expansion. Once the construction begins this spring, the work is expected to be completed in 18

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US Supreme Court Center

US Supreme Court Center

Lessons From an Animal Cruelty Case In the U.S. Supreme Court

by Sherry Colb

FindLaw columnist and Cornell law professor Sherry Colb discusses an important First Amendment and animal cruelty case that the Supreme Court recently decided to review. The case involves the constitutionality of a statute through which Congress responded to the phenomenon of “crush” videos, in which a woman tortures and slowly kills animals to appeal to those with a sexual fetish for watching such abuse. However, as Colb notes, in the case the Court will review, Robert J. Stevens was convicted not of any crush-video offense, but of filming and distributing violent videos of pit-bull fights and pit-bull attacks. After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit struck down Stevens’s conviction on First Amendment grounds, the Supreme Court opted to take the case. Colb covers the key First Amendment precedents that may influence the Court’s

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University of Houston Law Center

University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation’s fourth-largest city. Excellence and value are the hallmarks of our law school. We encourage prospective students to investigate all of the advantages that make the Law Center what it is: an unparalleled value in legal education and a great place to launch a career in law.

Since 2018, UHLC has received more awards from preLaw magazine than any other law school. Click here to find out more.

Rankings for the Law Center

  • We are a highly ranked law school located in one of the nation’s top legal markets. The city of Houston is also home to the world’s largest health care and medical complex and recognized as the energy capital of the world with multiple Fortune 500 companies headquartered here.
  • The Law Center is among the nation’s best law schools in a number of categories. Our Intellectual Property Law and
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Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society

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Government Center Plaza Boston, also known as City Hall Plaza

Government Center Plaza Boston, also known as City Hall Plaza

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In the late 1950s, fifty-six acres of downtown Boston were demolished in an
urban renewal project. Many old granite and brick buildings were torn
down and replaced with the John F. Kennedy Towers, Center Plaza, and
the new Boston City Hall. Adams Square and
Scollay Square were completely
eliminated. Scollay Square had evolved into a burlesque area, which helped justify flattening the entire square.

The architectural theme of Government Center was that of an Italian piazza. The open air plaza would
flow into the new Boston City Hall building. Public business would be conducted in the lower levels, and city business
would be conducted in the higher floors. The most important city functions would
be in the highest floors, overlooking the plaza.

Government Center Plaza Boston

Government Center Plaza

Occasionally a master plan does not live up to expectations. Someone once remarked,
made politically correct by this author: “If Boston

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Ash Center

Ash Center

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