gominokouhai + law   21

Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The 9 Best Parts of a Legal Brief on Behalf of Klingon Speakers | Mental Floss UK
tlhIngan Hol didn't hitherto have a word for "intellectual property", so they created one ("yab bang chu"), thus demonstrating that it's an algorithm, and thus uncopyrightable.
copyfight  language  law  litigiousbastards  coolstuff  startrek 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Has Your Boss Ever Pooped In Your Lunchbox? | Lowering the Bar
"[...]Mr. English sure was going into a lot of detail here, while under oath, about his bomb-making skills and his penchant for setting off the bombs near other human beings[...]. At some point this also occurred to the judge, who then 'advised Mr. English of his Fifth Amendment rights'."
silly  fuckwits  usa  law  employment 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Cannabis legalisation in UK 'would raise £1bn a year in taxes' | Indy
"[...]a rational policy must pragmatically manage the reality of use as it currently exists, rather than attempt to eradicate it using punitive enforcement".
drugs  prohibition  law  politics  news  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Scalia’s Death Prompts Dow to Settle Suits for $835 Million | Big Law Business
Nothing about this that doesn't stink. And nothing about this that wouldn't be better if you were Supreme Court Justice.
news  politics  law  usa  incrediblyobscurereference  globalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
"This is what police brutality looks like" ¦ Storify
@greg_doucette explains the everyday reality of state violence against the vulnerable
law  policing  acab  usa 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Google Books held to be fair use | Matthew Sag
Library digitization is apparently a transformative work with massive social benefit. This is great news.
news  law  copyfight  tech  internet  usa 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Canonical shouldn’t abuse trademark law to silence critics of its privacy decisions | micahflee.com
Yes! In your FACE, Canonical. Note particularly the slew of comments from enterprise-level sysadmins who were previously unaware. I defy Unity in the name of all nature: it is a twisted abhorrence. It must die, it must die. Fixubuntu.com is a noble endeavour and has my full support, plus that of all right-thinking persons. [PS: The lawyers are coming! Micah, Flee!]
law  streisandeffect  privacy  copyfight  tech 
november 2013 by gominokouhai
Author Claims Copyright Over Interview He Gave 20 Years Ago | Techdirt
Somebody doesn't seem to understand the concept of an "interview".
law  news  copyfight  fuckwits 
october 2013 by gominokouhai
What George Zimmerman Can Do Now | Esquire
"Hunting licenses are now available and it's open season on assholes, fucking punks, and kids who wear hoodies at night in neighborhoods where they do not belong, at least according to George Zimmerman, defender of law and order, crimebuster, and protector of the peace, because that is what American society has told George Zimmerman, and all the rest of us, is the just outcome of what happened on one dark and rainy night in February of 2012."
law  news  usa  race  fuckwits 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
Porn-blocking season is here again | Pangloss
Pangloss resides at the very nexus of the nail/head interface once again.
law  politics  censorship 
july 2013 by gominokouhai
You are committing a crime right now | Errata Security
The Computer Fraud & Abuse Act was written /before the web existed/ and as a result might be a touch out of date.
usa  law  tech 
november 2012 by gominokouhai
Order of the court in the matter of Avista Management vs. Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co [2006]
Apparently the legal dispute had been going back and forth for a while when the judge decided he'd had enough.
august 2012 by gominokouhai
LawClanger: The Photographer of the Westminster Omnibus
Good breakdown of the law involved. Apparently it's not as bad as we thought it was, but I don't care. We shouldn't even be having this discussion.
copyfight  photography  law 
february 2012 by gominokouhai

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