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by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US Like many of you, I saw Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.  I'm a lawyer and had law-oriented thoughts.  This post contains spoilers, so scroll past this image: and this one: OK, that should be far enough.  Cyber Security.  Star Wars exists in a galaxy where they...

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_19161" align="aligncenter" width="450"] No I wd not cuz I no wut im talking about, LOL thx bai.[/caption] I hate the whole revenge porn thing. Not just that people do it, but I hate talking about it. Why? Because the whole subject just attracts bullshit like tourists with...

[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 Tatiana von Tauber [caption id="attachment_18676" align="alignleft" width="240"] 1933, child actress Shirley Temple[/caption] I grew up watching Shirley Temple as a child. I bet you did too. While we age and time runs from us, death of great icons really bring us something to be grateful for, to see our lives differently...

By Tatiana von Tauber What do you think of this Amanda Knox story? I watched her interview here . It's moving. I've been following the case for years and I empathize as sometimes facts lead to conclusions which create illusion, not truth and it is here we discover the depth of trust...

(From Charles Platt) Is this a real threat, or just posturing? The ADA has already been extended far beyond the areas in which is was first designed to apply. I can certainly imagine regulations compelling web sites to be "equally accessible" to the disabled. Discussion here....

I used to have neighbors in Flori-duh, whose argument (to me anyhow) against gay marriage was "what am I supposed to tell my kids?" Louis CK had a funny reply to that. "It doesn't have ANY effect on your life. What do you care? People try to talk about it like...

Anonymous has now targeted Hunter Moore. In a release published today, Anon writes: Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous. This is a call to all Anonymous worldwide, you have a chance to make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of bullied teenagers and protect them from...