A few questions about the LexBlog network blogs
According to the VLex blog : « This exciting new source of legal information comes from over 50,000 authors who publish their news, articles and commentaries daily on JD Supra, including leading attorneys from top law firms such as Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, Holland & Knight and many more ».
I tweeted back to Bob Ambrogi and LexBlog :
« Great work and a confirmation that blogs can be quality publications.
Some questions come to mind :
- is this new "LexBlog network blogs" content different from the JD Supra blogs content (cf https://blog.vlex.com/vlex-features-expert-legal-commentary-in-new-blog-category-7c0d2c60122d) ?
- are EU countries in the scope ?
- is full text contained in the database ? »
I should have added :
- if so, have EU bloggers been asked permission and compensated ?
- is this blogs content still available for free on the Internet ?
These are legitimate questions : European countries copyright law does not have the equivalent of fair use. And the EU database protection directive forbids any substantial extraction. I haven’t got a reply so far.
I posted this here for the record.