Courtesy of the Electronic Discovery Law Blog (appropriately enough) is a summary of the new e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that went into effect yesterday. Finally, we will be able to point to a controlling rule, at least in Federal court, so opposing counsel will not be heard to say that they have produced paper documents, so they do not want to produce anything else. Of course, the digerati know that "hard copies" of documents are only a small fraction of discoverable material. Here is the link to the summary of the new rules: E-Discovery Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Go Into Effect Today : Electronic Discovery Law