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Tweet from David Risney

2017 Jan 13, 12:54
Free startup idea: Legally binding "but you have to survive a night in a haunted house" clauses and infrastructure for hillarious wills.
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Tweet from David Risney

2016 Aug 21, 2:43
Podcasters hate paying too much for legal advice.
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Retweet of doctorow

2015 Nov 18, 8:40
Google steps up to defend fair use, will fund Youtubers' legal defenses http://boingboing.net/2015/11/19/google-steps-up-to-defend-fair.html … pic.twitter.com/mWb0cuMIlo
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Retweet of ABC11_WTVD

2015 Aug 18, 8:17
No, we were not hacked. 'Deez Nuts' is the legal name of the candidate and he is polling at 9 percent in NC: http://abc11.com/947054/ 
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Retweet of jbenton

2015 Feb 1, 3:06
Paying With Lovin' not legal in all jurisdictions.
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Jan 28, 9:57
Ross: Attorney built on IBM's Watson http://www.poweredbyross.com/  Can Ross legally practice law? We'd have to research that... Let's ask Ross
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Guardian - Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was...

2014 May 21, 2:11


Guardian - Secrets, lies and Snowden’s email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

"For the first time, the founder of an encrypted email startup that was supposed to insure privacy for all reveals how the FBI and the US legal system made sure we don’t have the right to much privacy in the first place"

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Would an American Jury Even Convict Edward Snowden?

2013 Jul 16, 4:17
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In Depth Review: New NSA Documents Expose How Americans Can Be Spied on Without A Warrant

2013 Jun 21, 10:43

What It All Means: All Your Communications are Belong to U.S. In sum, if you use encryption they’ll keep your data forever. If you use Tor, they’ll keep your data for at least five years. If an American talks with someone outside the US, they’ll keep your data for five years. If you’re talking to your attorney, you don’t have any sense of privacy. And the NSA can hand over you information to the FBI for evidence of any crime, not just terrorism. All without a warrant or even a specific FISA order.

Not sure if this is saying all Tor data is collected or saying if someone uses Tor then start collecting that someone’s communication.

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Visitor Tracking Without Cookies (or How To Abuse HTTP 301s) (scatmania.org)

2012 Nov 11, 1:26

Moral: laws should cover behavior not specific technologies. The implementation can change, laws shouldn’t take such dependencies.

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Seized shirt! For the feds, it’s not enough to simply seize...

2012 Aug 17, 8:40


Seized shirt!

For the feds, it’s not enough to simply seize domain names without warning or due process—they want to make sure everyone knows the website operators were breaking the law, even if that has yet to be proven in court. That’s why every domain that gets seized ends up redirecting to one of these dramatic warning pages, replete with the eagle-emblazoned badges of the federal agencies involved.

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TLDRLegal - Software Licenses Summarized in Plain English

2012 Jul 3, 6:39

Lookup any software license shortly summarized in plain English.

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Reddit explains Obamacare

2012 Jul 1, 5:16

PPACA (aka Obamacare) broken down into its main subsections with brief explinations and citations linking into the actual PPACA document (why is it always PDF?).

Its interesting to see the very small number of parts folks are complaining about versus the rest which mostly strikes me as “how could this not already be the case?”

I’m no expert, and everything I posted here I attribute mostly to Wikipedia or the actual bill itself, with an occasional Google search to clarify stuff. I am absolutely not a difinitive source or expert. I was just trying to simplify things as best I can without dumbing them down. I’m glad that many of you found this helpful.”

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Kim Dotcom image macros?

2012 Jun 26, 6:58PermalinkCommentshumor legal technical kim-dotcom mega megaupload politics twitter

A New HTTP Status Code for Legally-restricted Resources

2012 Jun 11, 2:00

451 Unavailable for Legal Reasons: The 451 status code is optional; clients cannot rely upon its use. It is imaginable that certain legal authorities may wish to avoid transparency, and not only forbid access to certain resources, but also disclosure that the restriction exists.

That was fast.

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Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (by enyay)

2012 May 11, 10:15


Welcome to Life: the singularity, ruined by lawyers (by enyay)

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Scorching legal response from Dajaz1.com to the unsealed US gov't docs on the illegal, sleazy seizure of its domain name

2012 May 7, 1:25

Its all quite shocking.

Fourth , when I explained that the blog publisher had received music from the industry itself, a government attorney replied that authorization was an “affirmative defense” that need not be taken into account by the government in carrying out the seizure. That was stunning.

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Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement (wired.com)

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“On The Verge is ready for a lot of things, but we clearly...

2012 Apr 2, 8:31


“On The Verge is ready for a lot of things, but we clearly weren’t ready for renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who stopped by to talk space exploration, life as a meme, and why he carries a slightly-illegal laser with him at all times.”

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RB 196: The Rally Cry of SOPA

2012 Apr 2, 8:28

Field producer Melissa Galvez speaks to Susan Crawford, Micah Sifry, Nicco Mele, and others to find out how the grassroots campaign to bring down SOPA/PIPA was built, and what it says about organizing on the internet.

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