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"If you protest, you're just inciting the police to shoot you, so what do you expect?" Pretty stupid, huh? How about, "if you don't want people to protest, then don't treat them in a way that they feel like they need to protest." Same shit with drawing Mohammed. If you don't...

You remember that episode, where Michael Scott declares bankruptcy? [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuGIgf-ICHM] Keep that in mind for this lesson, kids. This happens to all of us, from time to time. A lawyer sends you a letter with some threatening language on it that he thinks accomplishes his goal of making it...

[caption id="attachment_18800" align="alignright" width="145"] Kevin Bollaert[/caption] Founders of the revenge porn site You Got Posted, Eric Chanson and Kevin Bollaert, have been ordered to pay an Ohio woman $385,000, including $75,000 in punitive damages, for distributing child pornography – photos of her when she was underage. (judgment) The plaintiff, represented by...

Yesterday's post, Mayer Brown, shame on you. (日本、ストライサンド効果へようこそ), might come into better focus (if you need it) if you watch this video. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-UwU1-RVWs] These are the women that the lawsuit referred to like this: During World War II and the decade leading up to it, an unknown number of women from...

[caption id="attachment_18725" align="alignright" width="175"] The offensive statue.Photo Courtesy of Melissa Wall, Ph.D. under a creative commons license. [/caption]Every law firm gets confronted (on a pretty regular basis) with the question: "should I put my name on this?" That soul searching comes into play when you wonder, "is this honorable?" You...

By Jay Wolman In a page out of Rakofsky vs. The Internet, it appears that one of the law firms and attorney groups frequently criticized as representing copyright trolls, Paul Duffy, John Steele, and Prenda Law, has gone on the offense against its critics. More details here: http://phillylawblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/prenda-law-john-steele-and-paul-duffy-file-suit-against-alan-cooper-his-lawyer-paul-goodfread-and-anonymous-john-does/ Here: http://fightcopyrighttrolls.com/2013/03/04/copyright-trolls-prenda-law-paul-duffy-and-john-steele-commence-three-lawsuits-v-paul-godfread-alan-cooper-and-our-community/ and here: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130303/23353022182/prenda-law-sues-critics-defamation.shtml copies of the...

Take a look at the signs above - found at a Delaware elementary school. If you're reading this, chances are, your eye is drawn to the one in English. Nothing strange there, right? My Spanish isn't great, but if you look at the other sign, it essentially...

As many long-time readers know, Section 2(a) of the Trademark Act is one of my pet peeves. This is the section of the Trademark Act that gives pretty much unfettered discretion to a trademark examiner to deny a trademark registration on the basis that the mark itself is "immoral"...

Just kidding. House Administration Chairman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., signed off in September on a $500,000 increase in the maximum value of the contract with the firm, Washington-based Bancroft. Republicans have raised the cap of the contract twice: first on Sept. 29, 2011, from its original maximum of $500,000 to...