Category Archives: Law

The Most Expensive Typo in Legislative History

When I was a public Internet manager, a client brought a handwritten affidavit who wanted it to be word processed. While I was doing it, I came across a sentence saying, ‘…I jumped ON the van…’ I told the client … Continue reading

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Unique, Brilliant Sherlock Novel PR Stunt

Play dead in a Sherlock Holmes novel for £5,000 ‘Although Anthony Horowitz has already given away some clues, saying he is three pages into “Holmes 2”, some of which describe, of course, “a grisly murder in London” and “a tailor’s … Continue reading

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Authors’ ‘Termination Rights’ Starts in 2013

These ‘termination rights’, a copyright Act, let artists break contracts after 35 years. It was triggered by a lawsuit between the disco group Village People and music studios. 1978 bestselling authors who are eligible to reclaim their work include Stephen … Continue reading

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Dictatorial Blog Providers

My blogging friend Rick of Bookmarks4Tech and I recently got our our blogs ‘suspended’. Mine by Tumblr and his by Blogspot. What is surprising are the similarities of the ways they meted out the suspensions. It wasn’t clear why our … Continue reading

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Get Angry: Blogger Sued For Comments On Their Blog

This is a post from lorelle.wordpress.com. which informs bloggers on the dangers of blog commenting: When a blogger believes they are alone and the only one, we all lose. In response to my friend, John Pozadzides’ recent experience outlined in … Continue reading

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