ethics

Dear Members of the Media, I sincerely appreciate all of your hard work in bringing us the news of the day. In this day and age, there is a lot of burgeoning information and it is cumbersome to sift through all of it to provide summaries to the masses. ...

[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 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...

Well, never. But, in the case of JK Rowling's outing as the real "Robert Galbraith," perhaps it had a sliver lining? Rowling wrote a story under the Galbraith pseudonym. But, Rowling's lawyers screwed the pigeon. Chris Gossage, an entertainment lawyer and partner at the law firm Russells,...

No matter your opinion on U.S. copyright law, it is the law of the land. Copying a work without consent may be unlawful and subject the copier to damages. On this blog, and others, we've seen instances of legitimate and illegitimate copyright claims. An entirely separate issue is the...

Hunter Moore:  Amateur Craig Brittain:  Lightweight Looks like posting compromising photos of unsuspecting victims is not enough.  Someone, who obviously once sat on a copy of the nutshell on copyright and online speech to sit at the grown-ups table, decided that merely posting photos was insufficient.  This vile person decided it was...

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"...

By Tatiana von Tauber I’m embarrassed to be an American woman with witness to the current state of the Union. Being a woman is without a doubt the most difficult process of becoming I’ve ever undertaken especially since I began my role as a mother 14 years ago. Nothing prepares you for the experience...

by Tatiana von Tauber Would you find your spouse immoral if s/he asked you for an open marriage? If you’re like the general population, probably so and that’s because monogamy in marriage is so entrenched in our Judeo-Christian culture as the best way that it’s very difficult to pull out of such...

By Marc Randazza Sarah Palin always seems to be talking about families.  Despite bashing that door open, she takes such umbrage when anyone mentions her own.  So, When writer Joe McGinniss starts digging for facts and sources to complete his book "The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin," what does...