From the category archives:

Law

BoingBoing has a link to a blog post by a New Zealander who sat in on a meeting with New Zealand officials, a meeting ostensibly about getting their input on the country's proposed copyright legislation, and in particular a so-called "three strikes" rule, which would force Internet service providers to cut off users after warning…

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One of the highlights of last weekend's Saturday Night Live episode -- apart from the brilliant (as always) Sarah Palin impersonation by Tina Fey -- was a clip in which George Bush, Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank talk about the Wall Street bailout and who is to blame, and then a succession of pathetic characters…

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This has to be my favourite intellectual property dispute ever: according to reports from a variety of sources, including Associated Press and Haaretz, a group known as the Association of Lebanese Industrialists is planning to file a lawsuit against the state of Israel for "stealing" traditional Lebanese delicacies such as hummus (which is spelled about…

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In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for future lawsuits by the record industry involving peer-to-peer networks, the judge who was hearing the Jammie Thomas case has thrown out the decision in that case, effectively declaring a mistrial, saying he now believes he was wrong to have instructed the jury that simply "making available"…

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Shane Richmond at the Telegraph has news of an interesting ruling from a British High Court judge, in a case that involved allegedly defamatory comments posted to an online discussion group about investing. In his decision, Mr. Justice Eady said that even though some of the comments on the investment forum amounted to "vulgar abuse,"…

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