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File a Patent Online
Online provisional patent filing by Jeff Sheldon's current firm. The prospects for additional fees as one needs help from real, live people are not clear:

From the website:
"File for Quick & Easy Provisional Patent Protection - Professional Grade
"File Now for only $195 to Protect and Document Your Innovation (+ government filing fee*)"
webApplication  patent  intellectualProperty  law 
19 days ago by JJLDickinson
How to read privacy policies in our post-GDPR world - The Verge
Heuristics for evaluating privacy policies. Per the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

"We haven’t been able to avoid privacy policies in our post-GDPR world, but figuring out what these legal documents are trying to tell us isn’t easy. They’re typically filled with legalese and boring chatter about data and how it’s handled. I get why no one wants to spend time reading them.
"So to save us all some effort, I called a couple lawyers — Nate Cardozo from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Joseph Jerome from the Center for Democracy and Technology — to learn how they read and process tons of policies. They’ve given me a few tips on how we can essentially skim through a privacy policy while still learning something about how our data is handled."
privacy  law  contract 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Senate Judiciary Committee interview of Glenn Simpson | Classified Information | Government
Redacted transcript of the Senate Judiciary Committee's interview with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Release by Senator Dianne Feinstein after Committee chairman Senator Chuck Grassley resisted.
politics  corruption  law  research 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
EPIC - Algorithmic Transparency: End Secret Profiling
Per the Electronic Privacy Information Center email newsletter.

As more decisions become automated and processed by algorithms, these processes become more opaque and less accountable. The public has a right to know the data processes that impact their lives so they can correct errors and contest decisions made by algorithms. Personal data collected from our social connections and online activities are used by the government and companies to make determinations about our ability to fly, obtain a job, get security clearance, and even determine the severity of criminal sentencing. These opaque, automated decision-making processes bear risks of secret profiling and discrimination as well as undermine our privacy and freedom of association.
Without knowledge of the factors that provide the basis for decisions, it is impossible to know whether government and companies engage in practices that are deceptive, discriminatory, or unethical. Algorithmic transparency, for example, plays a key role in resolving the question of Facebook's role in the Russian interference of the 2016 Presidential Election. Therefore, algorithmic transparency is crucial to defending human rights and democracy online.
EPIC  AI  algortihmicTransparency  politics  law  government  civilLiberties 
november 2017 by JJLDickinson
Photographers - What To Do If You Are Stopped Or Detained For Taking Photographs | American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU's guide. From the site:
Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties. Unfortunately, there is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply.
photography  videography  civilLiberties  law 
september 2017 by JJLDickinson
What to Say When the Police Tell You to Stop Filming Them - The Atlantic
From the article:
“Photography is a form of power, and people are loath to give up power, including police officers. It’s a power struggle where the citizen is protected by the law but, because it is a power struggle, sometimes that’s not enough,” says Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Stanley wrote the ACLU’s “Know Your Rights” guide for photographers, which lays out in plain language the legal protections that are assured people filming in public. Among these: Photographers can take pictures of anything in plain view from public space—including public officials—but private land owners may set rules for photography on their property. Cops also can’t “confiscate or demand to view” audio or video without a warrant, and they can’t ever delete images.
The ACLU’s guide does caution that “police officers may legitimately order citizens to cease activities that are truly interfering with legitimate law enforcement operations.”
photography  civilLiberties  police  videography  law 
september 2017 by JJLDickinson
LA Court
Website for the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County (for which some official forms unhelpfully give the wrong URL).
LosAngelesCounty  law  SuperiorCourtOfCalifornia 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
Beekeeping
Beekeeping regulations of the City of Long Beach. Succinct, generous (a maximum of four hives!), and straightforward, with links to the pertinent city and county forms (which aren't bad, either).
LongBeach  law  legal  regulations  beekeeping  urbanBeekeeping  urbanAgriculture  bee  government  licensing  farming 
february 2017 by JJLDickinson
Zeligs Law – Law Offices of David M. Zeligs
Local lawyer offered to help Long Beach Beekeepers with incorporation on a pro bono basis.
law  lawyer  LongBeach  intellectualProperty 
september 2016 by JJLDickinson

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