Tags: legal

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Monday, June 12th, 2017

Here are 3 legal cases from the future

  1. People v. Dronimos
  2. Writers v. A.I. Rowling
  3. The Algorithm Defense

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Legal Advice Forum for EU/EEA Nationals Tickets, Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Are you an EU/EEA national living in the UK? Worried about your rights and options post-Brexit?

Alex has an organised an event at 68 Middle Street for March 16th with an immigration advisor, The £5 ticket fee is refundable after the event or you can donate it to charity.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Why we are suing Apple for better HTML5 support in iOS?

Finally! Apple are being sued for refusing to allow any non-Webkit browsers to be installed on iOS.

I’m not usually in favour of legal action but in this case, there doesn’t seem to be any other recourse.

We would be delighted at Nexedi to create a Web browser for iOS with better HTML5 support based on a recent version of Blink library for example. But as soon as we would publish it, it would be banned from Apple’s AppStore. Many developers have experienced this situation already. Many companies are being hurt by this situation. Some companies have already begged Apple to improve HTML5 support in iOS with little significant results.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

100 words 037

It started when Jessica relayed something that happened when she was on a cultural walking tour of Sofia two weekends ago. The tour guide asked “Does anyone know who invented the computer?”

Alan Turing? Charles Babbage?

The tour guided pointed to a statue and said, “John Atanasoff.”

I had never heard of him. So of course I looked him up. That led me down the most incredible rabbit hole as I uncovered a courtroom drama filled with invalidated patents and mountains of court records.

Why had I never heard about this? It was eclipsed by a bigger legal drama: Watergate.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Dronestagram

A new project from James, keeping track of the sites of illegal drone strikes.

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read

This is a great idea: a community of volunteers distilling the Terms of Service agreements from websites into understandable terms.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A close reading with Fourth Amendment guidance for cops and perps

A blow-by-blow legal analysis of the second verse of Jay-Z’s 99 Problems.

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Google Transparency Report

Google’s datadump makes for a fascinating—and worrying—bit of data dumpster diving.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

EU law change regarding use of cookies | Torchbox

A translation into plain English of the recent changes in the law regarding cookies in the UK. In short, keep calm and carry on.

Nanolaw with Daughter (Ftrain.com)

A superbly written piece of near-future legal-dystopian speculative fiction. Damn, that Paul Ford can write!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Law and the Multiverse | Superheroes, supervillains, and the law

Two lawyers attempt to answer the legal questions raised by the fictional conceits of superheroes. What is Superman’s immigration status? Who foots the bill when a hero damages property while fighting a villain? What happens legally when a character comes back from the dead?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

ThinkGeek :: Blurgh! The ThinkGeek Blog - Officially our best-ever cease and desist

Sending a cease and desist letter to an obvious parody just makes the parody even funnier.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

SPARKLINES IN THE GRID - Patent Application 20090282325

Microsoft are trying to patent sparklines. Twunts.

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Sense About Science | The law has no place in scientific disputes

An example of just how messed up libel law in the UK is.

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Fuck the foundries [dive into mark]

Mark Pilgrim knows the score.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Accused! - Jon Engle

A logo designer accused of ripping off his own work — kind of like what happened to Dan.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Crowd-sourcing a "fair use" case (Lessig Blog)

The Fair Use Project needs your help in defending Shepard Fairey. Have you seen other photographs similar to the iconic Obama "hope" pose? Send 'em to shep_use@pobox.com.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Facebook's New Terms Of Service: "We Can Do Anything We Want With Your Content. Forever."

Facebook's terms of service used to say that when you closed an account on their network, any rights they claimed to the original content you uploaded would expire. Not anymore.