ABA Book Announcements December 11, 2008

THE FEDERAL INFORMATION MANUAL: How the Government Collects, Manages, and Discloses Information under FOIA and Other Statutes
By P. Stephen Gidiere III
“Disputes about access to federal information arise in numerous contexts, from corporate transactions and administrative rulemaking to Congressional subpoenas, civil litigation, and national security. The Federal Information Manual provides a comprehensive guide through the powerful Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as well as the varied and often obscure statutes, cases, regulations, judicial decisions, executive orders, and policies that govern federal information.”

“In addition to explaining how to submit a successful FOIA request and providing checklists to use in preparing the request, this manual also examines:

The collection and management of information
Electronic records
Classified information
Litigation involving federal records
Reasons for the withholding of agency records
Homeland security
The trend toward more government secrecy

The Federal Information Manual is a convenient, one-stop resource that will help you successfully navigate through FOIA and the framework of statutes and regulations that control how the federal government keeps its records and responds to public information requests.”


Regular Price: $119.95 Environment, Energy, and Resources Section Member Price: $99.95
©2006 6 x 9 – Paperback 464 pages Product Code:
Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds
By Benjamin Tyson Duranske

“This book is an introduction to the emerging and fascinating world of virtual law. It examines current cases and legislation impacting virtual world providers and users, and makes predictions about the future application of current law. It addresses the application of intellectual property law (copyright, trademark, and patent), criminal law, property law, contract law, securities law, tax law, and civil procedure. The author provides clear and practical advice on how to create a virtual world presence for your practice or for your clients with virtual world connections. The book also includes extensive appendices listing in-world and web-based resources for practitioners and legal scholars”.

“If you are one of the many who have read about and heard about virtual worlds but do not really understand what a virtual world is, or even how to use appropriate terminology when discussing them, then this is the book for you”.


Regular Price: $49.95 Section of Science & Technology Law Member Price: $39.95
©2008 6 x 9 – Paperback 430 pages, Paper Product Code:

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