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When Handcuffing A Lawyer In Your Courtroom Is The Right Call

I can’t believe I’m about to agree with a judge who handcuffed a lawyer to a jury box to teach them a lesson.

Lawmakers From The Great Theocracy Of Utah Looking To Block Porn On Cell Phones

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When we've talked in the past about government attempting to outright block pornography sites, those efforts have typically been aimed at sites hosting child pornography. Blocking child porn is a goal that's impossible to rebel against, though the methods for achieving it are another matter entirely. Show More Summary

Lawyer Behind Gawker Lawsuit Has Close Ties to Hollywood

Revelations that billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel may have backed Hulk Hogan’s invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker Media has cast a spotlight on the lawyer who has been in the wrestler’s corner from the beginni...

I Want To Put a Baby In You: A Victory For The Singles Of The World (Or At Least Great Britain)

The pendulum of justice in England swings toward supporting “alternative” and “non-conventional” families.

Old Lady Lawyer: 21st Century Consciousness Raising

Millennials are just trying to do what we have been able to do with much less worry about debt service and technology encroachment.

IT Security vs. Users

Are you feeling the squeeze between your firm’s clients and your users? How are you dealing with it?

Social Media 11 Times More Effective Than Online Advertising

Dismissing social media in favor of something you’re comfortable with is not getting you the returns it once did.

Lawyers, Is It Okay to Curse at Work?

Legal practice is often a high-stress job. There's the trying work hours, the high-stakes outcomes, and the horrible opposing attorneys or trying clients. It's enough to cause an esquire or two to unleash a near-constant stream of unprintable profanities. Cursing under his breath at court got one attorney publicly......

DHS/ICE Knew Its World Series 'Panty Raid' Was A Bad Idea; Pressured To Do So Anyway

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Kansas City Royals' long-delayed return to competitive baseballing coincided with one of the most ridiculous raids ever conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Birdies, a Kansas City lingerie shop, was "visited" by DHSShow More Summary

Hollywood Writers & Copyright Scholars Point Out That Piracy Fears Over Open Set Top Boxes Are Complete FUD

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've been covering for a while the ridiculous ongoing fight about the FCC's plan to open up the set top box market to actual competition. Historically, we've always seen that when closed technologies are opened up, it generally leads to much more innovation that benefits everyone. Show More Summary

Congrats, FBI, You've Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Soon after the original Snowden revelations, I went around talking to a bunch of startups and startup organizers, discussing whether they'd be more willing to speak out and complain about excessive government surveillance. Some certainly did, but many were cautious. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: CyberGhost VPN Premium Plan

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Grab a 3-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN Premium Plan for $40 and surf the internet anonymously and securely. CyberGhost has over 600 servers in 29 countries and features unlimited bandwidth and traffic. It automatically forces HTTPS secured connections whenever available. Show More Summary

The View From Up North: New Legal App Trolls Social Media For Evidence

TrialDrone is a cool social media aggregator with implications for criminal lawyers, civil litigators, police, and prosecutors.

Finally, A Legal Tool Designed With The Needs Of In-House Counsel In Mind

Learn how you can make Practice Point your go-to resource for your legal department.

The 20 Best Law Schools For Getting Government And Public Interest Jobs

If you want to save the world as a lawyer, you better hope your law school is on this list.

Copyright Office NPRM indicaties desire to strip sites of 512(c) protection

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Eric Goldman explains here. We already could tell that the Office was interested in shrinking the safe harbors; apparently the Office wants to do that in part by purging the list of registered DMCA agents every three years. As someone who had the OTW's initial registration bounced for not having a fax number (we... Show More Summary

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