Magazine article Information Today

What's New on Staff

Magazine article Information Today

What's New on Staff

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During this issue, longtime Information Today editor in chief John Eichorn turned the publishing reins over to me. I know I speak on behalf of everyone on the ITI staff and in the ITI audience in thanking John for a job well done and wishing him well in his new editorial endeavors. As for me, I look forward to immersing myself in the daffy workings of the ever-changing world of information technology. And I know I couldn't be working with a better team.

And that leads me into a bit of news about the top-notch crew we have. IT columnist George H. Pike, who writes our Legal Issues column and keeps us in tune with what is going on in the eyes of the law, was recently approached by New York Times writer Edward Wyatt for his expert opinion on a current copyright parody lawsuit. The NYT writer said he'd read George's column in the November 2004 issue of IT. George, director of the Barco Law Library, is also assistant professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

To set the scene, the article, "Primer Spoof with Yiddish Faces Suit (in English)," was printed on Jan. 15, 2005, and covered the lawsuit against a division of Time Warner in federal district court in Los Angeles by Pearson Education, the publishers that own the copyright to the legendary reading primers about Dick and Jane. …

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