• Online Linking Can Be Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules

    A federal Judge in New York has ruled that an embedded Tweet can be a copyright infringement, rejecting the theory that copyright liability rests with the entity that hosts the infringing content, not someone who simply links...

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  • $75 Ticket For Keeping Chickens, $5,600 In “Prosecution Fees”

    A class-action has been filed against two CA municipalities that have “made a practice of taking residents to criminal court for exceptionally minor crimes, then charging them thousands to pay for the cost of their own prosecution,”...

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  • Minority Rules On Gun Control

    A large majority of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, support stricter gun control, but a vociferous minority that favors no gun control at all is more willing to take action based on its agenda, and always gets...

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  • Trump Lawyer’s $130K To Porn Actress Raises Legal Ethics Questions

    There are a number of ways to look at the $130K that President Trump’s personal lawyer paid to a former porn movie actress, and all them...

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  • Grand Jury Subpoenas For U.S. Olympic Committee

    Prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York, have opened a grand jury probe into corruption in international sports and the Olympic Games. The subpoenas they’ve issued relate to possible money laundering, racketeering, and fraud. The same...

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  • Goldman Lawyers Tell OJ To Pony-up

    The family of alleged OJ Simpson victim Ron Goldman won a $3.5 million damages judgment against the former running back after his trial for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Goldman ended in a not guilty...

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  • Former CIA Lawyer Advising Blockchain IPO

    Russell Bruemmer’s CV includes a stint as top lawyer at the CIA. He is the former head of the congressional affairs unit at the FBI, and for many years was a corporate governance specialist at the law...

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  • Software Used For Sentencing Not Very Good

    The software called COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions) is heavily relied upon in the judicial process and is often influential in determining to sentence, based on the theory that people who are likely to...

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  • Russian Cybersecurity Firms Both Prized And Feared In West

    A Western-oriented Moscow newspaper considers the effect of the Kaspersky Labs controversy and the confusing mixed message that Western companies need field as they...

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  • Sinister Implications Of The Smiley Face

    Emojis are increasingly turning up as evidence in sexual harassment and other workplace-related lawsuits. According to an article in Workforce, an online HR publication, “there are potentially sinister motives in the workplace behind an innocent emoji martini...

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