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ABA Publishes 'Seize the Future'

The American Bar Assocation's Law Practice Management section has released Seize the Future: Forecasting and Influencing the Future of the Legal Profession, by Gary Munneke.

It chronicles the section's Seize the Future Conference 1999, which was held in Phoenix, Arizona, and included presentations from Tom Peters, Gary Hamel, Roberta Katz and others.

The section also announced the release of several other new technology-focused books and products, among them:

* The Lawyer's Quick Guide to Microsoft Word: Versions 97 and 2000, by David Greenwald and Alan Adler. Divided into 11 lessons, it covers the essentials of editing; basic document formatting; working with headers, footers and footnotes; and more.

* Amicus Attorney in One Hour for Lawyers, Version IV, by David Bilinsky. It covers Amicus' file and contact manager functions, calendar, time sheets and call center features. It includes more than 100 screen shots to support explanations, as well as offers guidance for integrating Amicus into Word and Word Perfect.

* ABA TECHSHOW 2000 CD-ROM contains listings from all exhibitors, educational program materials, and exhibitor software demonstrations.

The technology show was held in Chicago, in March.

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Nolo Press

The Copyright Handbook has been published by, its fifth edition of the guidebook by attorney Stephen Fishman. The update includes coverage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; the Tasini v. New York Times decision; the 20-year extension to the term of a copyright; and new rules regarding copying by libraries and archives (with new forms). The book includes copyright registration forms on a CD-ROM (Windows and Mac compatible), says Nolo.

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BNA Books

Washington, D.C.-based BNA Books has launched, which offers up-to-date information about the company's product line. Visitors can find details including tables of contents, prefaces and press releases; as well as author biographies, and alphabetical author and title indexes.

BNA also announced the release of the latest update of Patent, Trademark and Copyrights Law, 2000 Edition, edited by Jeffrey M. Samuels. It includes all statutory changes through March 1, 2000, including all changes to intellectual property law enacted during the first session of the 106th Congress. It also covers new Acts which impact the practice area.

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Monitor Press

Monitor Press, of Suffolk, U.K., has announced the following new books:

* EC Competition Law and the Computing Industry: A Guide for Industry Professionals, by Mark Furse, has been published by Monitor Press. It includes an outline of EC competition law; law relating to research and development, standards setting, technology transfer and software licensing; primary and aftermarkets; predatory innovation; essential facilities; e-commerce, and more.

* EC Competition Law and Telecommunications: Second Edition, by Susan Singleton, covers EU regulations and directives agreed since January 1, 1998. It covers agreements and concerted practices; regulation and competition; interconnection and access; abuse of a dominant position; and more.

* Vertical Agreements: The New Regulation in Context, by Paul Taylor, provides a timely review of new reforms to the EC's traditional treatment of vertical agreements.

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