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Hollywood Legal Hires: Top Attorney Publishes Historical Romance Novel

Entertainment law hires and other news, including Bert Fields’ first novel under his own name. read more

The Dumbest Thing A Prospective Law Student Can Do

Aspiring law students will do the stupidest things to convince law schools to love them.

It's Move Your Domain Day: Join The AMA, Help Support EFF

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Post sponsored by As we noted yesterday, today is Move Your Domain Day at Namecheap, long-time supporters of Techdirt and a free and open internet. To kick things off, Namecheap founder and CEO Richard Kirkendall is doing a Reddit AMA starting at 8am PST today. Show More Summary

Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital services or are in the process of doing so. Show More Summary

10 Cyber Security Tips All Employees Need To Know, Including Phishing Scams & BYOD

Employers want to blame cyberthreats on bad guys but “the threat actually originates from within when employees’ ignorance and/or negligence opens the door for cybercriminals” as reported by Kasperky in “Top 10 Tips for Educating Employees about Cybersecurity.”

Foreign Agent-Client Privilege?

by Dennis Crouch A bedrock of U.S. legal practice is attorney-client privilege that allows a party to keep certain communications secret.  This is an important exception to the broad discovery that is ordinarily permitted in U.S. civil litigation. In U.S. patent prosecution, a number of privilege issues have arisen – particularly when the communication is not between […]

Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 24, 2015 as Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? As e-commerce and online digital services command a growing share of the market, it comes as little surprise to find the government angling to claim what it sees as its fair share in […] The post Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada? appeared first on Michael Geist.

Justice Names Acting Chief of Public-Corruption Unit

Raymond Hulser, a veteran trial lawyer at the Justice Department, will take over as acting head of the agency's public-corruption unit.

Beyond Biglaw: 3 Tips For Happy Experts

Working with expert witnesses is enjoyable and rewarding -- but it can also be very difficult, for a variety of reasons.

Hey, Just A Silly Thought: Maybe It's Time We Stop Letting Comcast And AT&T Write State Telecom Law?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we've noted a few times, one of the biggest obstacles to getting real next-generation broadband networks deployed in the United States is the protectionist broadband laws large ISPs have written and lobbied for nineteen states. These...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 01.27.15

"She's kind of like Eric Holder in a skirt." Well then. No one else really seems to care about longtime prosecutor Loretta Lynch's nomination for the position of replacement top dog at the Department of Justice, but hey, maybe that's actually a good thing. Show More Summary

“U.S. Spies on Millions of Cars”

Per documents released in response to a FOIA request, the federal government maintains a large program using automatic license-plate readers to track vehicles in real time (not just in later investigation) and nationwide (not just near borders). Show More Summary

Je Suis Disappoint: French Court Convicts Idiots For Homophobic Stupidity

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We're going to have to repeat this until the point sinks in: advocates of free speech don't get to pick and choose what speech is free based on whether that speech is likable or not. It might seem cruel to continue hammering France in...Show More Summary

“World’s Worst Mom”

Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids fame, often linked on this site, has a new TV series Thursday evenings on the Discovery Life channel. Tweet Tags: nanny state, safety “World’s Worst Mom” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

End tenure as of age 70…

… or go on watching the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) weaken law faculties [Dan Subotnik] I wrote on this problem in my 1997 book The Excuse Factory, and more recently here, here, and here. Tweet Tags: age discrimination, law schools End tenure as of age 70… is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Recording Industry Has 'Virtually Eliminated Illegal File-Sharing' In Norway -- By Offering Better Products

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Techdirt has written a number of times about growing evidence that good, reasonably-priced streaming services are reducing dramatically the number of illegal downloads in the regions where they are available. One of the countries where that was observed some years ago is Norway. Show More Summary

Securities Claims Plunged In 2014 As The Stock Market Surged

A rising stock market helped put a damper on securities fraud, if the number of lawsuits filed is any indication.

Home Buyer Beware: Real Estate Representation Agreements

A cautionary tale on the consequences - and potential financial risks - of signing an exclusive representation agreement with an Ontario real estate agent. - Garry J. Wise, Toronto Visit our Toronto Law Office website: www.wiselaw.net Visit our website: www.wiselaw.net

How Republicans win in the Northeast

I wrote the cover story in this weekend’s Washington Examiner magazine, about why the Northeast continues to elect Republicans as governor (and not to many posts other than that). The cast of characters includes newly elected governors...Show More Summary

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