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Using a Sledgehammer When a Scalpel Is Needed to Protect Copyright Holders

I am an American intellectual property attorney who has both traditional content and Internet-based clients. I represent both plaintiffs and defendants – about 50% each. I’ve represented movie companies, music producers, musicians, authors, photographers and other content providers, as well a wide variety of web-based companies.

Carol Langford

The Courtroom as Casino: Alternate Financing for Legal Fees

All litigation requires some form of funding, either by the parties themselves or by the law firm extending credit against the future proceeds of the settlement. But in an era where cash is king and clients and law firms sometimes run their financial lives close to the edge, the need for a cash infusion has […]

Hassell v. Bird: What's The Big Hassle, Yelp?

Hassell v. Bird: What’s The Big Hassle, Yelp?

Avvo, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter all point out that Hassell makes possible a “heckler’s veto” that could be used to silence online speech in a way that evades the protections of Section 230 and decades of U.S. Supreme Court case law on due process and First Amendment issues

Civility and the Mediation Process

Civility and the Mediation Process

Practicing civility at the mediation session also produces unmistakable dividends, starting with your credibility with the mediator.

Meet CCCBA's 2017 Section Leaders

Meet CCCBA’s 2017 Section Leaders

Introducing an amazing group of hardworking and dedicated individuals who are the backbone of the Contra Costa County Bar Association – the Section Leaders!

Annual Officer Installation Luncheon, January 27, 2017

You are invited to the CCCBA’s annual Officer Installation Luncheon at Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. We will honor Judge Trevor White and Judge Thomas Maddock for their many years of service as they hang up their robes and retire from the bench. OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED BOARD MEMBERS: Philip […]

Why I'm Voting Trump/Pence

Why I’m Voting Trump/Pence

I want a leader in charge who will not apologize for America. I want a leader who is blunt, forthright and confident in himself, in the American People and in over 225 years of American history and values.

Privacy, Cross-device Tracking and the Internet of Things

Privacy, Cross-device Tracking and the Internet of Things

Cross-device tracking digitally follows a consumer in an effort to tell advertisers that the person seeing an ad on a smartphone is also the same person making a purchase on a desktop computer.

Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2016 Section Leaders

Meet the section chairs and find out how being a member can enhance your practice…

Starting Your Startup on the Right Foot

Starting Your Startup on the Right Foot

A useful guide for when those excited entrepreneurs come bounding into your office with their new ideas.

Overruled by ALPS

Overruled by ALPS

ALPS was the most advanced artificial intelligence system available for law firms. ALPS quickly earned Gilbert’s trust and was no longer a piece of hardware, but a personal collaborator.

Privacy, Innovation and the Internet of Things

Privacy, Innovation and the Internet of Things

Smart gadgets are the way of the future, but must be approached with caution. We must be mindful of the information we are putting out and how the information is stored and used.

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet Your 2015 Section Leaders

Meet the chairs of our sections and find out why you should join…

President’s Message: May 2014

President’s Message: May 2014

There are high-quality programs being held by our Bar Association every week. If you are not reading our weekly emails or checking our calendar regularly, you are missing out.

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

Prison of Peace: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Convicts

The program has changed the lives of these women and they are now duplicating the work among other prisoners.