Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Rise of Electronic Information

A new documentary called “Out of Print” by director Vivienne Roumani debuted April 25 at the Tribeca Film Festival. It chronicles the mass rise of ebooks, and what it means to the print book and human development, in general.

One of the positives about the mass digitization of traditional print material is that "[t]he advent of e-books has made reading more efficient and affordable for many and has increased access to and acceptance of self-publishing."

As a librarian, I applaud greater access to information, but it is disconcerting because we are in such rapid transition. We still have libraries full of wonderful resources and knowledge, but many scholars (from teens writing term papers to law professors writing law review articles) use the most convenient information found on Google. While Google is an amazing resource and has changed the way that we view the world, it also has its limitations. There is no one vetting the information on Google, so we find ourselves relying haphazardly on second-rate information when we can generally find superior knowledge in print through a library.

Because of the current limitations of electronic resources, I find it imprudent to rely solely on them.  However, I also feel that it is the role of today's librarian to bring good information to people in a format that they will use (i.e., convenient) -- which means user friendly databases, more inclusive licensing agreements, and to continue the movement toward open access.

Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard University Library points out another important consideration for electronic material, "that while printed books can endure for hundreds of years, e-books pose new challenges for preservation, particularly because software and hardware become obsolete so quickly."  If preserved properly, a book can stay intact, in hand, for hundreds of years. We are not at a risk of losing the information because of digital rot.

Society is not at a point where we are able to say that we can rely solely on the Internet and other electronic resources for our information.  Although I am not above thinking that it could happen in my lifetime, we all need to proceed with caution.

PBS Article -- 'Out of Print' Doc Examines The End of Print Books and What It Portends.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Academic Career Self-Sabotage

This article in The Chronicle of Higher Education offers interesting observations from the perspective of an academic who has spent 30 years in the higher education system in different capacities.  

Here are 15 ways that you can be most self-destructive in your academic career (without realizing it):

1. You don't seek out multiple mentors.
2. You don't seek out external evaluations.
3. You are either a perfectionist or perfunctory in putting your work into print.
4. Did you hold on to revisions too long? Or rush them out?
5. You pay too much attention to personal relationships -- or too little.
6. You fail to understand the cultural norms of your institution.
7. You aren't well known outside your institution.
8. You lack resilience in the face of failure.
9. You've been involved in one too many interdepartmental squabbles.
10. You are too selfish or too selfless.
11. You got stuck on your dissertation paradigm.
12. You collaborate too much with colleagues from graduate school or you postdoctoral years.
13. You fail to have a coherent research program.
14. You are guilty of any form of academic dishonesty.
15. You haven't figured out who you are.

After reading the list, I've realized that I am guilty of a few of these things.  
1. If I want to move 'up' to an administrative position (although I have my doubts), I probably need to find a mentor who works in administration.  

2. I don't get a lot of external evaluations, and sometimes I even shy away from opening myself up to comments -- although this is not a problem in my current position (we aren't tenured), it could be an issue if I go to another institution.

3. I am currently writing articles, and I can see myself falling into the perfectionist trap.  I am insecure about my writing, but on the bright side, I have no choice but to submit my work.

5. I find that I wrestle with this.  Should I invest more time in my relationships with my coworkers, or should I put my head down and work?  

8. Time to start taking risks!

13. Although I haven't published any articles, I can see this as a problem.  I am interested in a wide variety of research and/or writing projects.  As the author points out, if I do not find an area and investigate it fully, it could show that I am "merely someone who flits from project to project, aimlessly pursuing investigations."

Some of these points are made specifically for those on the tenure track.  I wonder if non-tenure-track academic law librarians fall into a pseudo-academic career.  Or maybe just at my institution.  My mentor did not consider himself an academic, but I tend to think of myself as one.  It could also be the types of projects one chooses to focus on. While a large part of my position is doing law faculty research, I also have my own writing interests.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Michigan Law Review's Survey of Books Related to the Law

It's that coveted time of year again -- at least for law librarians -- when the Michigan Law Review releases its annual Survey of Books Related to the Law.

My mentor taught me to use the Survey for collection development.  Because the Michigan Law Review is prestigious, they would help vet out the important books of the past year (and the previous two years).

As far as I'm concerned, I would say that Brian Tamanaha's Failing Law Schools is the most important book of the last year.  I haven't read Tamanaha's book yet, so I can't fully speak to it assertions, but one thing is certain -- this book got people talking about law school reform.

From Paul Horwitz's review What Ails the Law Schools: "Many critiques of law schools focus on either economic or culture-war explanations. It is possible that how we identify the primary problem will shape the course of our reform efforts (if there are any). It certainly, in any event, will say a great deal about our preoccupations, and about what different audiences see (or fail to see) when they look at law schools. This split between economic and cultural visions of the law school crisis is evident in the two books under review here. Brian Tamanaha’s Failing Law Schools takes a largely economic approach to its examination of the law school crisis, focusing on the financial and economic causes of the crisis and advocating both financial reform and partial deregulation of the law school market. Walter Olson’s Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America takes more of a culture-war approach, arguing that law schools are a breeding ground for “liberal-left wing” ideas; they “helped bring us the Sixties,” among other sins, and are still at it today."

This is the first I've heard of Olson's book and the liberal crisis of law schools.  Most lawyers tend to be pragmatic folk (it's the nature of the work), so Tamanaha's economic explanations are easier to swallow in terms of reform.  Dollars and cents makes more sense.

I will check to make sure that my law library owns these titles.  If not, then I'll use the Survey to determine if it is something we should purchase.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Scrivener's Bibliography of Writing Resources

The Scrivener -- a publication of Scribes - The American Society of Legal Writers -- has a bibliography of writing resources in its Winter 2013 edition.

Books on Plain Writing: 
Eats, Shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Knowlton Zinsser

Simple & Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers by Jacques Barzun

Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams and Gregory C. Colomb

Writing with Style by John Trimble

Books on Legal Writing: 
A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis by Christine Coughlin, Joan Malmud, and Sandy Patrick

Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text with Exercises by Bryan A. Garner

Lifting the Fog of Legalese by Joseph Kimble

Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

Plain English for Lawyers by Richard C. Wydick

Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner

The Winning Brief: 100 Tips for Persuasive Briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts by Bryan A. Garner

Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please: The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law by Joseph Kimble

Reference Guides:
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White

Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage by Bryan A. Garner

Garner's Modern American Usage by Bryan A. Garner

The Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin

The Redbook: A Manual of Legal Style by Bryan A. Garner

Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents by Matthew Butterick

Journals on Plain Writing
Clarity

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing Volumes 1-14


As a new member of Scribes, I am delighted to see these types of lists.  I am familiar with many of the books listed, but I will be sure to check out a few more!

Law School Reform

The ABA Task Force on the Future of Legal Education sponsored a conference this week to brainstorm ideas for law school reform.  The National Law Journal covered the event and noted that there was no consensus.

“Some said law schools should be required to spell out the core competencies that students should develop at set points during their legal educations; others, that tuition reduction was the first priority,” the NLJ reported. “Several attendees endorsed higher teaching loads. No single idea dominated.”

Many legal education scholars have thrown around all of these ideas before.  It's time to stop talking and start doing.  We've all heard of the looming 'learning outcomes,' and tuition reduction is an obvious culprit.  Now that law school professors make more than many lawyers in the private sector, maybe it is time to up their teaching loads.

It looks like at least one law school is starting to take action by putting its money where its mouth is.  Florida Coastal School of Law "will give partial tuition refunds to qualified incoming students who flunk out after one year or who fail the bar after two tries."  This is a small step in the right direction -- the school is, in essence, standing by its education with a money back guarantee.

ABA Journal -- How to force change at law schools?

ABA Journal -- Bar passage or your money back

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On Plagiarism

I recently ran a plagiarism check for a law school faculty where the student author had repeatedly lifted information from unattributed resources, as well as misused information with improper attribution. 

In Scholarly Writing, I define plagiarism as lifting information from unattributed resources, but I also consider the misuse of information as plagiarism.  An example of the misuse of information would be if a student author uses a direct quote without quotation marks and puts a see signal at the beginning of the footnote as if it were an inference to the source rather than a direct quote from the source.

My Scholarly Writing class is heavily focused on proper citation.  The students spend countless hours learning about the citation method (Bluebook) and how to properly attribute resources.  I also explain that one of the defining features of a law review article is the extensive use of footnotes, which means that the students should never feel the need to leave an idea unattributed.  I am not sure, however, that this was the case with the class and student paper in question.  

This paper was for a class that focused on the content of a particular area of law rather than on the ins and outs of writing a scholarly article. Although I was not present for every class, I am almost certain that there was not a large discussion of proper citation and plagiarism.  

Does this mean that plagiarism depends on the class and what is taught?  Or is plagiarism expected to be universally known and avoided?  These are things to be balanced and weighed when dealing with something as serious as plagiarism as an honor code violation in law school.

The William Mitchell Law Review has a great overview of its plagiarism policy here.  Many of the things presented in this policy coincide with what I teach in Scholarly Writing.  

For future reference, there is also a great guide from the University of Michigan Library on detecting plagiarism here

F. Lee Bailey Disbarred But Still Credible?

Esteemed attorney F. Lee Bailey has been disbarred in Maine, Florida, & Massachusetts.  All for money or stock issues, it seems.

"Although disbarred, Bailey has continued to write, speak, teach, and participate in efforts to improve the criminal justice and corrections system, support economic development efforts and help returning veterans in Maine and Massachusetts, and be an active member of the communities where he has lived."  Guy's still gotta make some money to then avoid paying taxes, amirite?

Should I feel awkward constantly recommending his co-authored book, Criminal Trial Techniques, as the premiere criminal trial treatise?  Eh, probably not -- after all, he did get O.J. off.  That feat should earn anyone a gold star in criminal trial technique.

ABA Journal -- Will F. Lee Bailey practice law again?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Let's Rank Law Schools

There were two different law school rankings recently released that rank law schools by the number of graduates securing full-time employment requiring a JD.

The first list ranks law schools but excludes those positions that are funded by the law schools.  When the call first came for more transparent employment statistics, a big critique was that law schools would game the system by employing graduates in JD-required jobs for short spurts of time to help the school's employment stats.  The author of this list also notes that school-funded jobs are generally not the types of positions that will launch a career.  

The second list ranks law schools and does not exclude the positions that are funded by law schools. 

This is just another set of rankings in a long list.  The authors of these rankings may think that prospective law students would find these rankings particularly helpful because it is reasonable to think that law school graduates would want to find a job that requires the degree that they worked so hard to get.

However, a recent report out of the ABA Journal shows that many prospective law students plan to pursue alternative careers after they obtain their JDs. "Half of more than 200 prelaw students responding to a survey by Kaplan Test Prep said they plan to use their law degree in a non-traditional legal field, according to a press release. Forty-three percent said they plan to use their law degree to pursue a job in the business world."

Personally, I would be excluded from the first list because I am employed full-time by my alma mater as a law librarian.  Maybe I am a bit of an outlier in this type of ranking, but I would say that a full-time, JD required, law librarian position is exactly the type of position that would start a career. Then again, my fellow law students used to look at me quizzically when I would state that I planned to pursue an alternative career as a law librarian.

But it looks like I may have fit in with the current crop of prospective law students.  While 200 students is not necessarily representative of the whole, it is interesting that more prelaw students are willing to outright admit that they want to pursue a non-traditional legal field. 

Thanks to the Law Librarian Blog for the alert about the recent rankings. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Handcrafted Emergency Contraception Opinion - Executive/Judicial Checks & Balances

Linda Greenhouse thinks that the opinion issued by Judge Edward R. Korman of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn in the emergency contraception case is the opinion to read this term -- above anything issued by SCOTUS.

As noted, the ruling ordered the Obama Administration to lift the age restriction on the morning after pill and make it available to anyone (including those 16 and younger) over the counter.

Even though the ramifications of the opinion are hugely important and a win for reproductive rights, it may be what lies between the lines in this opinion that is of the most significance.  Greenhouse said, "[i]f I were teaching a law school course on administrative law — the law of the juncture between citizens and the federal executive branch — I would assign this opinion as homework for the first class and then spend the rest of the semester unpacking it."

The opinion is important for the judicial checks that it places on the executive branch. "Judge Korman overturned the 2011 decision of Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services."  As noted several times throughout the opinion, Sebelius blatantly decided to keep the drug, known as Plan B, on a prescription-only basis for girls younger than 17 because of election concerns.  Plan B is often referred to as the "abortion pill" -- which is inevitably a politically unpopular name, but Judge Korman laid the foundation by defining the drug and how it works.  He showed what all of the experts knew, that Plan B does not terminate a pregnancy, it merely stops a pregnancy from ever happening.

So admin profs take note -- when discussing the checks and balances of executive and judicial branches, make sure to look to this opinion.

NYTimes -- Greenhouse 'Of Judges and Judging'

Emergency Contraception Opinion

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The US Fertility Crisis, Social Security, and Immigration

There are recent articles discussing the so-called 'fertility crisis' in the United States.  We, as a nation, are just not procreatin' like we used to.

My conspiracy theory about this is that if we do not have enough babies today, we cannot afford Social Security tomorrow.  Is it a mere coincidence that there was a 'war on women' during the last election cycle -- in terms of reproductive choice?

But do not fear!  We do have enough immigrants to make up the difference. “Over the next three decades, annual population growth for the working-age population will be less than a third of what it was over the last 60 years,” President Obama’s economic adviser Alan B. Krueger told the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March. “Given current trends, nearly all of the growth of the nation’s working-age population in the next 40 years will be accounted for by immigrants and their children.”

Maybe conservatives should rethink their immigration stance if they want Social Security to survive and thrive for the future generations.

NYTimes - The US Fertility Crisis and Immigration

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Students Loans Discharged in Bankruptcy

The 7th Circuit has decided that a healthy, 53 year old destitute paralegal is entitled to a bankruptcy discharge of the remaining $25,000 of her education debt.

One of the reasons that schools are able to charge outrageous tuition and students are able to borrow with abandon is because, generally, student loans are non-dischargeable debt in bankruptcy proceedings -- on par with child support.

This latest opinion may work to upend the current system, although it seems unlikely.  The judges let the paralegal slide on enrolling in the Income Based Repayment or Income Contingent Repayment plans, saying that it was contrary to the purpose of bankruptcy law.

In a concurring opinion, Judge Manion wrote," [l]ike other well-educated individuals who are having a hard time finding good jobs, or work of any kind, in a tough economy, Krieger [the paralegal] should be required to enroll in the William D. Ford Income-Based Repayment Plan."

As the author of the ABA Journal article notes, "[a]bsent discretionary income, she would not be required to make any payments. And after 25 years of complying with the program, any remaining balance would be forgiven." 

It is more likely that the newer IBR and ICR plans, coupled with loan forgiveness, will be the government's answer to the student loan problem.  It is unlikely that the courts will allow sweeping discharge of student loan debt. 

ABA Journal -- 7th Circuit Oks $25K student-loan discharge for 'destitute' paralegal


Monday, April 15, 2013

Death & Tax Day

Yesterday marked the beginning of National Library Week and today is Tax Day -- reasons to celebrate all around!  Ugh.

There have been numerous articles in anticipation of Tax Day discussing the favorable treatment to married couples with children who own a home.  One of the debaters in the NYTimes Room-for-Debate made a point to say that taxes should not warp our decisions.  I agree with that assessment, but it's hard not to take financial matters into account when making major life decisions. 

The current tax code was well-massaged by the Bush era, and we now live in a country where the wealthiest individuals generally pay less than 20% in taxes -- while the rest of us pay upwards of 25%.  The current tax breaks come in the form of credits and deductions that nudge Americans to make the 'right' decisions, such as getting married to someone of the opposite sex, having children, and buying a home.  

One of the commenters in another article made light of the situation when describing how is then-future wife rationalized a marriage.  She first calculated their taxes as single people filing separately.  With this configuration, they collectively owed the IRS $3,000.  She then calculated their taxes as a married couple filing jointly, and when he saw that they would receive a $300 refund, they were at the courthouse the next day signing a marriage license.  This woman obviously knew her husband and his sensibility toward money.

I like to think that I am not above paying more in life to make the decisions that I want, but it is easy to be swayed by what can amount to large amounts of money over the course of a lifetime.  Money, after all, does offer people freedom, but in this case, it also locks them down to a partner, to children, and to a house.

National Library Week

Happy National Library Week!!  This is the week to show your love for all things library.

My ode to libraries:
A few of the reasons that I love libraries are because libraries are at the forefront of free speech.  We protect and defend the right to access information without censorship.  We keep patron records free from intrusion (unless you count the Patriot Act).  We collect and organize the world's knowledge.  We are at the front lines of the community -- often acting as a community center for children (and the homeless).

I love libraries!

In honor of National Library Week, check out some of the world's most beautiful libraries:
World's Most Beautiful Libraries - ABC News

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tougher Bar Exams All Around

Nearly every jurisdiction in the country has hopped on the bandwagon to weed out future attorneys.  Illinois is the most recent state to formally announce a tougher bar exam.

There have been loud calls for reform in the legal economy.  It seems that the state bar associations have decided that if law schools will not limit the number of law students to try and balance supply and demand, then the state bar associations will make the bar exam tougher to limit entrants.

Take Michigan, for example.  When I took the Michigan bar exam in February 2010, there was a nearly 80% passage rate.  As of July 2012, the passage rate had sunk to a dismal 55% for first time takers.  This was all with an easy swipe of a scoring pen -- the State Bar of Michigan decided that it would no longer curve essays.

Now the question is, at what score is a potential attorney competent to practice law?  In other words, what did I not need to know in 2010 that I now need to know in 2012 to practice law?  There are currently studies being conducted on how this new scoring policy affects minority test takers.  I wonder if this new scoring policy will help revert law back to an elitist institution.

I understand the need to balance the supply and demand of lawyers, but I am not sure that this is the way.  One of the most obvious areas of reformation is the cost of law school.  Other articles have noted that there is, in fact, not an oversupply of lawyers.  The real problem is that the current crop of lawyers cannot afford to offer services to many low-income people who lack legal representation.  As I've mentioned in a previous post, nearly 85% of law students graduate with nearly $100,000 in student debt.  And there are still many people who need legal services who cannot afford them.  If we make law school less expensive so that future attorneys can make a decent salary, they will be more likely to offer low-cost services to those who need it most.

ABA Journal Tougher Bar Exams




Thursday, April 11, 2013

Associate Attorney Unhappiest Job in America

It's amazing that the job of an associate attorney has recently been ranked the unhappiest job in America.  Or is it?  Many of the commenters note that these associate attorneys should feel lucky (aka happy) to just have a job with the state of the legal economy today.

It comes down to expectations, I think.  Associate attorney positions are the coveted jobs -- the ones where you are supposed to make the big bucks.  But in today's market, these attorneys still have to put in the same hours for less money.

Add to it that many attorneys have been raised in a way that makes them feel entitled to a certain standard of living.  They want to make big bucks right out of school and afford the same standard that their parents may have afforded for them.  When it comes to actually doing the work to afford that standard of living, many become disillusioned.  Doing anything strictly for the money never seems to turn out well.

It's also no surprise that lawyers tend to be very pessimistic (see this article), and that might have something to do with this recent ranking.

ABA Journal -- Associate Attorney Unhappiest Job


Generational Changes in Materialism and Work Centrality, 1976-2007
Associations With Temporal Changes in Societal Insecurity and Materialistic Role Modeling

Zombie Law

Real-life interest intersects with work-life interest.  This New York lawyer is writing a Zombie Law casebook and has tracked the number of times the word 'zombie' has appeared in legal opinions.

"To date he has noted the use of the word zombie in more than 300 federal court opinions."

You might just see a Zombie Law course at a law school near you.  Although, with the recent call for more practical courses, this one might be doomed.  Oh well, there's always undergrad.

ABA Journal Zombie Law

http://zombielaw.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Guy Wakes Up in a Van...

The book chronicling this guy's graduate year spent living in a van is inspiring in the way that these books inspire.  It's a great story about needs vs. wants and our consumerist society and how to forge your own path and make unpopular decisions.

Through his experience living in a van, he woke up to the type of person that he wants to be.  "I didn’t need these things. The beer, the food or even the bed. I didn’t even really want them. I was buying stuff simply because I could afford it. If you put a man in a country club, he’ll feel the need for a yacht. But if you drop him in the wilderness, his desires will be only those essential to his survival. I had decided not to take out loans for graduate school in part because I knew that if I allowed myself access to easy money, I’d again fall victim to the consumerist trap. I’d be indiscreet with my money. I’d begin to pay for and rely on things I thought I needed but didn’t. I’d lose perspective. I didn’t want to once again be swallowed whole by the dominant culture, accepting its norms and values and desires as my own."

It's also riveting to me, personally, because it calls out the flaws in my justification for going into debt for so much schooling.  I worked 60-80 hours a week during school, and I always say how taking on debt was necessary because I could not afford the tuition and living expenses -- but this guy proves me wrong.  Maybe it was my lack of awareness at the time, but hopefully this guy's story will show people that extraordinary things can be accomplished with little to nothing.  That we don't all have to live the consumerist ideal.  That delayed gratification makes everything sweeter.

We might even find that if we are willing to get out of our comfort zone, we might just find a life worth truly living.

NYTimes Article -- Guy goes to graduate school while living in a van

National Conference of Law Reviews

This year, The National Conference of Law Reviews was hosted by my law school.  I was lucky enough to present on the various things that I do with the law review to help make it a better publication.

It is no secret that law librarians are often an under-utilized group, so it was nice to talk about some of the ways that law librarians can assist with law journal publishing.

Now I have the task of writing articles to memorialize my presentation.  The NCLR Committee will publish a NCLR Best Practices Manual that will cover the content of the most recent NCLR.

My articles will include a discussion on revising publication agreements, how to create a mini-library for a law review, how to investigate a sophisticated online edition, and how to use social media to publicize recent articles.

My experience at the NCLR was amazing because it gave me a chance to connect with other law review librarians.  It felt reassuring that many of our law review functions overlapped, and we were able to offer each other additional insights to make our work with our law reviews even better.

Now on to writing these articles...

NCLR Program

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Millennials

Pew and Gallup polls show that Millennials, generally, (1) support the legalization of marijuana, (2) support same-sex marriage (70%), (3) are least likely to own guns, and (4) are the least religious (more than a quarter specify no religion).

NYTimes: The Young Are the Restless

Undersupply of Lawyers

In a rare twist, a story about the chronic undersupply of lawyers in rural areas.  There is much talk lately about the oversupply of lawyers, with only 55% of the nation's law graduates obtaining full-time legal employment 9 months after graduation.  The problem isn't an oversupply of lawyers, it's the gap in those that are served.

Nearly 85% of law students graduate with $100,000 in debt, and it is nearly impossible to service that type of debt by offering low-cost legal services in rural areas.  This South Dakota stipend might just do the trick.  If the law graduate could couple this with Income Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, he or she might just have a fighting chance.

NYTimes Article


Monday, April 8, 2013

Copyright Considerations

Do a few copyright wins for libraries and open access, in general, mean the death of the American author?

Attorney and best-selling author, Scott Turow, seems to think so. It goes that if the author's work is not protected by copyright, then the author has no incentive to create.

I like Neil Gaimon's take on it better: free access to works means higher sales -- it's like free advertising and much like the music industry and Spotify. Turow argues that this open access movement is more of a problem for non-best-selling authors.  Those are the same types of musicians who benefit from free streaming services like Spotify. More people are exposed to the music, therefore more people buy the music. The same can be said for the publishing industry.

Scott Turow's NYTimes Article

Neil Gaiman's Pro-Piracy Post