Library Juice 6:23 - October 30, 2003


1. Links...
2. Librarians, Laurels, Heroes
3. Librarian of Congress issues triennial rulemaking on DMCA Section 1201
4. Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals
5. Brief item in The Nation on copyright in Germany, from 1880
6. ALA needs Equity of Access stories
7. FYI France: French periodicals online -- libraries, law, news

Quote for the week:

"The only drawback I can imagine to this system is that the potential
combinations are so tantalizing, and so fun to explore, that it's hard to
imagine having time left for actually reading any of these books. But
that's the price you pay for progress."

Steven Johnson, concluding his article in Slate Magazine about's
new full text search, offering an inadvertent but comprehensive critique
of the information society.

Homepage of the week: Andrew L. Shapiro


1. Links...


American Library Association Takes a Pass on Socially Responsible Investing
by William Baue

[ sent by Sue Dillinger to SRRTAC-L ]


Students Fight E-Vote Firm
Wired Magazine article about Diebold Election Systems use of copyright
claims to suppress criticism of their voting machines,1367,60927-2,00.html

[ sent to ALACOUN by Michael Malinconico ]


Clark Atlanta University's library school to close

[ from Eli Edwards to the SJSU SLIS listserv ]


New URL: Radio Frequency IDentification Chips and Systems (RFID)
A collection of annotated links to recent articles

[ from Don Wood to IFACTION ]

Five personality dimensions and their influence on information behaviour
[Information Research]

[ from Library Link of the Day - ]


FTAA: IP Justice Whitepaper

[ found on's Progressive Librarians group ]


Berlin Declaration on Open Acess to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities

[ found surfing ]


Top Ten [at]your library slogans not recommended by AASL

[ found on ]


Tori's Tales of a Librarian
(for Tori Amos fans)

[ from Amy Ackerman to Library Underground ]


Librarian Tees for sale

[ sent by Angie Bowen to Nextgenlib-l ]


Hightower: Protect Your Library Records (Real Audio)

[ found surfing ]


Russian libraries throw out communist 'propaganda'

[ URL from Don Wood to IFACTION - story first distributed by M. Rosenzweig ]


Book Drive for Kalangba Agricultural Secondary School (scroll down)

[ sent to me by Misha Wisneski ]


The controversy surrounding Amazon's new full text search

Amazon's New Database Likely to Help Sales of Some Works, May Undermine Others
Text of Authors Guild's October 24, 2003, E-Mail to Members

Another NY Times v Tasini? Amazon's Book Search Hits a Snag

The Great Library of Amazonia
By Gary Wolf,1367,60948,00.html
(Typical Wired Magazine puffery, linked here for completeness.)

"The Best Search Idea Since Google" - Slate
(More puffery.)

Amazon's announcement of the new feature:


2. Librarians, Laurels, Heroes

by Michael McGrorty

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 02:01:58 EDT
From: Backwage[at]
To: calix[at]
Reply to: Backwage[at]

Tonight I managed to wrangle a ticket to the PEN USA Annual Literary Awards
here in Los Angeles. Though I am a writer I don't generally attend such
events but the roster of honorees persuaded me to go.

PEN is of course is the laudable organization which defends the rights of
writers and readers the world over. This event was its thirteenth annual
awards ceremony and the best part of the evening was devoted to honoring
librarians and their work.

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to California
State Librarian Kevin Starr. In accepting the award Starr gave a brief and
typically humorous speech (during which he managed to touch upon the
California budget crisis and declared an official diminution of all
outstanding library fines) but reserved the main part of his speech to
comment on the meaning of writing and reading in a modern civilization.
Starr suggested that "We do not so much use the language as the language
uses us," and that literature is possessed of a transcending grandeur which
acts to raise us from the ordinary plane of existence. After these remarks
he departed the stage, though we would have preferred him to continue
through dessert.

Following Starr's award and remarks, Steve Wasserman, Book Editor of the
Los Angeles Times, presented the Loreen Arbus Special First Amendment Award
to the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.
Accepting the award for the ALA was OIF Director and founder Judith Krug.

Krug gave a marvelous, spirited speech which began with a vigorous attack
upon Attorney General John Ashcroft and the USA Patriot Act. Krug
described the Act's extension of new and unprecedented powers to federal
authorities, comparing its provisions to those of previous federal law.
Krug claimed "The Patriot Act does not represent new law but prior
proposals-an old wish list from the FBI and other agencies, become real in
the post 9-11 era."

Krug stated the position of the ALA in a single sentence that was met with
cheering from the audience: "It's nobody's business what you read in the
library but yours." She concluded by saying "We will continue to fight for
the freedoms and liberties guaranteed in the Constitution of the United

I cannot tell you how special it felt to be in that room; to hear the
applause and feel the warm support for these two librarians, for the idea
and the reality of the library their careers represent. For a few moments
the cares and crises of the work fell away and it seemed as though the
world did understand, did care and could recognize this quiet diligent
child of its liberties. I wish all of you could have been there with me,
and perhaps you were in spirit.

My congratulations to Kevin Starr and Judith Krug, pioneers and champions
of the library; many thanks and much gratitude to PEN USA for the laurels
bestowed upon our heroes.

I am indebted to Roy Stone and the Librarian's Guild of the Los Angeles
Public Library for inviting me to this event.

Michael McGrorty


3. Librarian of Congress issues triennial rulemaking on DMCA Section 1201

ISSN 1069-7799

Volume 12, Number 93
29 October 2003

In his October 28, 2003 triennial rulemaking, Librarian of Congress James
Billington again issued narrow exceptions to the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act (DMCA) prohibition on circumventing technological locks
intended to prevent access to copyrighted digital works. Although the
exemptions offer slight relief from the anti-circumvention rule, the
Librarian has still not addressed the excessive restrictions of the DMCA
and particularly its impact on libraries' and educational institutions'
ability to make fair use of digital materials. Libraries are disappointed
that the law will continue to disallow legitimate and customary uses of
digital materials by libraries and schools. ALA is supporting several
pieces of federal legislation that would amend the DMCA. [See Regulatory

The Librarian has recommended two additional exemptions beyond the two that
were issued in 2000. One of the new exemptions will allow people with
vision or print disability to circumvent technological protection measures
in order to access literary works, including eBooks, via a 'screen reader'
or text-to-speech or text-to-Braille device. Libraries submitted comments
to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of this exemption from the
prohibition, as did the American Foundation for the Blind.

In hearings held earlier this year by the U.S. Copyright Office, one of the
agencies charged with advising the Librarian of Congress on the rulemaking,
the libraries testified that the Librarian should continue to approve
exemptions that permit users of digital literary works, including databases
and computer programs, to circumvent access control mechanisms when they
fail to permit access because of malfunction, damage, or obsoleteness. The
new rule narrows that exemption to permit circumvention only in connection
with computer programs rather than all literary works. Another new
exemption allows circumvention in the case of computer programs and video
games in formats that have become obsolete.

The libraries also requested a renewal of an exemption that would allow
access to the lists of websites blocked by filtering software. While
libraries are now required to filter access to the Internet under the
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), they maintain that they must be
able to determine which sites are being blocked so that they can assist
adults who still have a right to access a blocked site. Under CIPA,
libraries are allowed to disable filters for adult patrons. The Librarian
has issued a similar exemption in this round of rulemaking.

Section 1201 of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) made it
illegal to circumvent a technological protection measure employed to
restrict access to or distribution of copyrighted material. Libraries,
researchers, technologists and other critics of this section of the law
have insisted that the anti-circumvention provision stifles fair use of
copyrighted information and chills legitimate research crucial to the
advancement of science and technical innovation. Section 1201(a)(1) allows
certain exemptions to this prohibition and directs the Copyright Office in
consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Commerce to review the effect
of the prohibitions and to recommend any further modifications to the law.
The Commerce Department had urged the Copyright Office in August to revise
its legal requirements so as not to continue placing an inappropriate and
heightened burden of proof on proponents of the exemptions from the
anti-circumvention rule.

The new 1201 rule and commentary are available on the U.S. Copyright Office
web pages at [ ].

4. Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals

[SRRTAC-L:11864] [Fwd: [BOAI] Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals]
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:34:11 -0400
From: Samuel Trosow <strosow[at]>
To: SRRT Action Council <srrtac-l[at]>
Reply to: srrtac-l[at]

This announcement should be redistributed broadly to anyone who may be

Sam Trosow

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [BOAI] Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 14:41:25 -0400
From: Peter Suber <peters[at]>
Reply-To: BOAI Forum <boai-forum[at]>
To: SPARC-OAForum[at], boai-forum[at]

[Forwarding from Peter Walter and Keith Yamamoto of the University of
California at San Francisco. --Peter.]

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are writing to ask your help with an issue that concerns scientists
at all University of California campuses. In this century, we all rely
on electronic access to the literature, not only for speed and
convenience, but increasingly for supplementary methods and data, videos
and the like. Moreover, at some sites, such as our new UCSF campus at
Mission Bay, we rely exclusively on electronic access. UC has
successfully negotiated contracts for almost every on-line journal. The
glaring exceptions are the Cell Press titles: Cell, Molecular Cell,
Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Immunity, Neuron.

Since 1998, UC has tried without success to reach a deal with Cell Press
for electronic access (1). Cell Press is owned by Elsevier, the largest
science, technology and medicine journal publisher in the world,
reporting 34% and 26% profits in 2001 and 2002, respectively, for its
science and medicine enterprise (2). In 2002, the University of
California paid Elsevier $8 million for online access to its journals,
50% of the total budget for all online journals in the UC libraries.
Elsevier now seeks a new contract with annual increases several times
above the consumer price index, plus an additional levy for the Cell
Press titles that rapidly reaches $90,000 per year, with hefty annual
increases thereafter. After exhaustive negotiation, the UC libraries,
with the recent support of the UC Council of Chancellors, has declined
to accept these rates.

By denying institutional electronic access for the last five years, Cell
Press has enjoyed a bonanza of personal subscriptions. They now cite the
potential loss of personal subscriptions as the basis for setting a high
institutional price.

It is untenable that a publisher would de facto block access of our
published work even to our immediate colleagues. Cell Press is breaking
an unwritten contract with the scientific community: being a publisher
of our research carries the responsibility to make our contributions
publicly available at reasonable rates. As an academic community, it is
time that we reassert our values. We can all think of better ways to
spend our time than providing free services to support a publisher that
values profit above its academic mission. We urge four unified actions
until the University of California and other institutions are granted
electronic access to Cell Press journals:

i) decline to review manuscripts for Cell Press journals,
ii) resign from Cell Press editorial boards,
iii) cease to submit papers to Cell Press journals, and
iv) talk widely about Elsevier and Cell Press pricing tactics and
business strategies.

If you agree, please let Cell Press know why you take these actions. Our
goal is to effect change, but to be effective we must stand together.

Peter Walter and Keith Yamamoto
On behalf of the UCSF Mission Bay Governance Committee, Genentech Hall



Re: Call for Boycott of Cell Press Journals
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:34:14 EDT
From: Stevan Harnad <harnad[at]>
To: september98-forum[at]
Reply to: liblicense-l[at]

The logic and causal-chains involved in the quest for free full-text
access to the peer-reviewed journal literature are alas not always simple,
though I believe that they can be understood, with a little effort.

First, it is important to note that I fully support Peter Walter's and
Keith Yamamoto's call for a boycott of Elsevier's Cell Press journals
because of the high license-toll price demanded and the resulting
access-denial at University of California. I support it (and would sign
the petition threatening boycott, just as I signed the Public Library of
Science's similar open letter, which gathered over 30,000 signatures, if I
were a Cell Press author or user).

But I would also draw one logical point to the attention of UC (and other)
authors, and add one strategic recommendation that I believe would bring
them what they seek with much greater certainty and speed than petitions
and boycott threats or even founding competing journals will.

The logical point: This petition is based in part on the familiar, but
incorrect suggestion that the reason high access-tolls are unjust is that
UC gives its research output to these journals for free, and is then
forced to buy it back at a high price. This is not true, or rather not the
point: UC is not buying back its own research output in purchasing
access to these journals. It already has its own research output. It is
buying in the research output of other institutions! (No publisher
could or would object to a university setting up an internal arrangement
where it shares its own research output with its own researchers!) So that
cannot be the real problem. The problem is access to the research output
from elsewhere.

And access-denial because of toll-barriers is definitely an extremely
serious problem, responsible for mounting quantities of needlessly lost
daily, weekly, monthly and yearly research impact for the research output
and researchers of all institutions as long as it persists.

But if -- in addition to writing petitions and threatening boycotts --
UC researchers (and all others) would simply self-archive their own
research output, this would make it freely accessible to one another and
to all other researchers too, putting an end at last to its needless
accumulating impact loss. And the solution would scale, for it is
reciprocal: "Self-archive unto others as ye would have them self-archive
unto you." In other words, all researchers would gain free access to the
research output of other institutions because of the Golden Rule.

And the irony is that Elsevier is already a Romeo "blue" (and probably
also "green") publisher! That means that their 1500+ journals are among
the 55% of journals sampled that already support the author self-archiving
of the preprints (and probably also the postprints, if asked) of their
articles. Why it is that the research community continues to prefer only
to petition and to found competing journals, instead of also grasping
what is already within their reach?

This will be a puzzle that the historians of the optimal and inevitable
outcome of all this -- namely, free, universal, full-text, online access
to all the peer-reviewed research literature, for everyone, forever --
will be the ones to unravel, once we're there. The answer is no doubt
related to the slight complexity of the logic and causality involved,
hence it is just a matter of time before we at last get it!

But that logic is no doubt not lost on publishers! Why take petitions for
free access seriously if the petitioners obviously don't care enough about
free access to make sure their own research output is freely accessible,
even when they have the publisher's green (or blue) light!

Please let me repeat in closing that this is not a criticism of drafting
and signing petitions or founding competing open-access journals! it is a
criticism of doing only that, when another obvious means is at hand too,
and time's a'wasting...

Stevan Harnad

5. Brief item in The Nation on copyright in Germany, from 1880

From The Nation, Vo. XXX - No. 766 (March 4, 1880), p.177.

An original and amusing contribution to the copyright dicussion has
been made by Mr. Eduard Quaas in a book-trade-journal article, which we
find reprinted in the _Literarische Correspondenz_, the organ of the
German authors' union. Much has been said, of late years, about the
unfortunate state of the German literary man, as compared with his
brothers of France and England, and three causes have been assigned for
it: namely, the enormous number of translations of novels, travels,
histories, etc.; the extensive reading of English books; and the
popularity of works which are beneath criticism, and hence unknown.
These evils are not ignored by Mr. Quaas, but they seem to him of little
importance compared with the harm done by circulating libraries. The
circulation of a book in one of these institutions is, he says, in
priciple, the same thing as its dramatization upon the stage; that is, a
large number of persons have the benefit of the author's conception,
without any profit accruing therefrom to him. By statute, however, the
theatre-manager is obliged to make a bargain with his author, while the
latter has no protection against the owner of a library. Every library
copy of a book by a popular author represents, say, fifty readers, and
of these it is presumable that at least ten would buy the book if it
were otherwise inaccessible. This assumption is substantiated by the
statistics of the book-trade in France, where there are very few
circulating libraries, and these used only by the poor. Mr. Quaas
therefore proposes an addition to the copyright law, by which the
announcement of All Rights Reserved would make a library liable to an
action for damages. Under "ciculating" libraries should be understood
only those in which compensation is received for the loan of books.
Under the new system those libraries would still exist, and would still
do the literary class an important service, for until an author had
acquired a reputation he would wish to further it by means of them.

[L.Juice Editor's note: Readers, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe
that European libraries today pay publishers a small fee according to the
circulation of books; the "First Sale" doctrine doesn't exist exactly
as it does here.]

6. ALA needs Equity of Access stories

[OLOSCHRS:893] We need Equity of Access stories NOW!
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 11:31:04 -0500
From: "Satia Orange" <sorange[at]>
To: OLOS Chairs <oloschrs[at]>

Hi all,

I am developing some information for Larra Clark, ALA Press Officer, to
support her efforts in highlighting EQUITY OF ACCESS in libraries in
local communities. This is the theme of ALA President Carla Hayden's
initiative. We need to demostrate how libraries are addressing equity of
access issues, in every community, in every city and town, in every
state and region, across the country.

There are two ways you can contribute to this effort:

Go to and complete the "What's Happening @ Your
Library" form.


Send your story directly to me at sorange[at] Write "Equity of
Access" in the subject line so I can find it immediately.

Send me information on:
1) the impact of service delivery in your library with:
--poor and homeless people
--rural and small communities
--people of color
--communities where English is the second language
--adult learners
--funding cuts
--privacy issues, etc.
--successful community partnerships

2-Tell how libraries (you) are creating resources and programs and
services that definitely make a difference.

3-Tell us the success stories, how your libraries are winning in service
delivery to these populations.

4-Tell us the challenging stories, where libraries are still in the
fight to gather resources, and maybe re-locate support for services.

5-Tell us the stories that are frustrating because of the lack of
funding and other resources and support. Maybe we can help.

I know the stories are there. Telling us now so we can help you to make
the difference you need in your communities.

Once again, here's how:

Go to and complete the "What's Happening @ Your
Library" form.


Send your story directly to me at sorange[at] Write "Equity of
Access" in the subject line so I can find it immediately.

Start sending today and keep sending the stories. We need them today and
tomorrow and everyday.

Waiting to hear from you.


Satia Marshall Orange, Director
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
E-mail: sorange[at]

7. FYI France: French periodicals online -- libraries, law, news

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:28:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jack Kessler <kessler[at]>
To: Jack Kessler <kessler[at]>

FYI France: French periodicals online -- libraries, law, news

One solution to the ever-growing periodicals crisis -- that's
soaring costs, "package" deals which exclude vast swathes of
users, impossible time delays -- is online access...

So here are a few places where online periodicals on the above
subjects are easily available: in French and in France --
examples only, as there are many now -- get that "alternative"
view to what the US has been up to --

* Libraries and Books and Reading...

        * BBF -- Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France

        "The Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France is published by
        the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de
        l'Information et des Bibliothèques (ENSSIB). It is the
        main periodical in France devoted to the subjects of
        libraries and documentation services -- it is published
        six times per year." [tr. JK]

        * Bibliothèque Virtuelle de Périodiques

        "The Bibliothèque Virtuelle de Périodiques is a France -
        Québec project, developed and presented by a variety of
        librarians and documentalists. To date, it lists around
        500 reviews and digital periodicals which offer their
        content on the Internet." [tr. JK]

        * La Revue des Livres pour Enfants

        "La Revue des Livres pour Enfants publishes, every two
        months, a critical panorama of innovations in publishing,
        news, interviews, summaries, articles, and thematic
        presentations on the books and reading of children." [tr. JK]

        * Magazine Littéraire

        "The special place for books..." [tr. JK]

        Current contents include:

                Trésors d'archives

                Cocteau-Moretti. L'Age du Verseau, par Louis Nucera
                In Magazine littéraire n° 81- Octobre 1973

                Rainer Maria Rilke. Faire des choses avec de
                l'angoisse, par Franck Venaille
                In Magazine littéraire n° 308 - Mars 1993

                Yves Bonnefoy, traducteur de Shakespeare, par Jean Roudaut
                In Magazine littéraire n° 393 - Décembre 2000

                Petersbourg, une ville et son double, par Pierre Combescot
                In Magazine littéraire n° 134 - Mars 1978

                Emmanuel Lévinas : le souci de l'autre, par Alain Finkielkraut
                In Magazine littéraire n° 345 - Juillet-Août 1996

                Baudelaire. La passion de Paris, par Bernard Delvaille
                In Magazine littéraire n° 273 - Janvier 1990

                Maigret ou la clé des coeurs, par Francis Lacassin
                In Magazine littéraire n° 107 - Décembre 1975

                Leibniz : un monde unique et relatif, par Bruno Paradis
                In Magazine littéraire n° 257 - Septembre 1988

                Kafka le Pragois, par Jean Montalbetti
                In Magazine littéraire n° 198 - Septembre 1983

                Bouddha, le chien et la flûte, par Michel Onfray
                In Magazine littéraire n° 328 - Janvier 1995

                Zola et la peinture, par Armand Lanoux
                In Magazine littéraire n° 132 - Janvier 1978

* Law -- three interesting new offerings --

        * Glose

        "GLOSE is the website of an association devoted to the
        dissemination of legal literature. It is free of charge.
        The site provides articles, memoranda, and theses. Three
        reviews on the law of contract, commercial law, and
        corporations are distributed every month." [tr. JK]

        Current contents include:

                Nouveauté :

                Thèse : Emmanuelle CLAUDEL, Ententes
                anticoncurrentielles et droit des contrats

                Thèse : Nicolas CUZACQ, La difficile introduction
                des fonds de pension dans le droit positif français

                Mémoire : Stéphanie ROSATI : Comparaison franco
                allemande des droits et obligations des
                partenaires d'un partenariat non enregistré

                Magdalena TEKELY, Le particularisme des modes de
                preuve en droit du travail

                Brigite VENADE, Loi du 2 novembre 1892 sur le
                travail des femmes et son application à Nancy à
                la fin du XIXe siècle

                A paraître :

                Philippe GUEZ, L'élection de for en droit
                international privé, thèse Paris X, 2000 sous la
                direction de Géraud de Geouffre de La Pradelle,
                Professeur à l'Université de Paris X-Nanterre

                Valérie GUEDJ, Essai sur le régime juridique des
                fondations, Université de Paris II, 1999

        * -- Revue de l'Actualité Juridique Française

        " is a personal website. Its purpose is to
        provide free access to a collection of legal documents
        chiefly concerning French Public Law. With the intention
        of disseminating news of French law throughout the world,
        via the Internet, the jurisprudence of a variety of
        administrative jurisdictions, articles on doctrine, and
        analyses, are made available on these pages." [tr. JK]

        Current contents include:


                DIMANCHE 10 AOÛT 2003 -- La justification du
                domicile rétablie pour l'inscription dans les
                établissements scolaires

                Articles & Chroniques

                Commentaire de l'arrêt de la Cour administrative
                d'appel de Paris, 8 novembre 2002, n° 99PA03962,
                Le Provost, par Stéphane LAVIGNE, Maître de
                conférences à l'Université de Paris XI, Avocat à
                la Cour Philippe SOUBIROUS, Chargé de cours à
                l'Université de Paris XI

                Les chambres mortuaires à l'épreuve de la
                canicule, par Dominique PELJAK, Directeur
                d'hôpital (Val d'Oise)

                Essai sur les préceptes de la fonction
                juridictionnelle, par David TATE, Juriste
                d'entreprise, DEA Droit des contentieux public et privé

                Colloques & Conférences

                Droit administratif des biens et droits de
                l'homme : Le Centre de recherches en urbanisme,
                aménagement régional et administration publique
                (CRUARAP) et le Gridauh organisent à Nantes le 17
                octobre 2003 un colloque sur ce thème. Le Conseil
                constitutionnel, 45 ans après L'I.E.P.
                d'Aix-en-Provence organise le 11 octobre 2003 un
                colloque consacré à ce thème.

                Données publiques et droit d'auteur : Légipresse
                organise le mardi 23 septembre 2003 après-midi,
                un séminaire sur ce thème à la Maison du Barreau
                de Paris.

                Les marchés publics de communication :
                Légipresse/Légicom organise un séminaire le mardi
                23 septembre 2003 au matin sur ce thème.

                Le droit de la communication à l'épreuve de
                l'Europe :  construction et résistance Legipresse
                organise le jeudi 2 octobre de 9h00 à 18h00 un
                séminaire sur ce thème à la Maison du Barreau de Paris.

        * TPBM Semaine Provence

        "Welcome to the leading website for legal and judicial
        notice publication for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
        region." [tr. JK]

        Current contents include:

                Legal notices

                Requests for Proposal

                Legal forms

                        Constitution de société
                        Changement dénomination sociale
                        Changement de gérant
                        Constitution d'une S.A.
                        Augmentation de capital
                        Transfert de siège social
                        Clôture de liquidation
                        Avis de vente de fonds de commerce
                        Homologation de changement de
                         régime matrimonial
                        Demande de changement de nom
                        Avis unique de mise en gérance
                        Résiliation de gérance
                        Cession de droit au bail
                        Changement de régime matrimonial

-- plus one of the older and better-known French law resources:

        * Droit et Société

        "An international review of the theory of law and of the
        sociology of law -- a new series of the review founded in
        1926 by Hans Kelsen, Léon Duguit and Franz Weyr."

* and, for "just plain News" --

        * Le Monde -- the official version

        * Nouvel Observateur -- second opinion

        * Libération -- third opinion

        * l'Express -- media convergence

        * le Figaro -- something more conservative

        * le Point -- fourth opinion -- lots of opinions, in Paris...

        * TF1 -- the TV opinion

        * Le Canard Enchainé -- the Real News mais, malheureusement:
        "SITE OFFICIEL en cours d'installation..."

-- so, bookmark all of the above, and read them regularly -- and
cancel your expensive print editions -- and save a bundle... and
the next time you go out to a café, _talk_ to her / him / them...

Bonnes lectures.


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