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  • Kim Dotcom Cleared To Pursue Case Against New Zealand For Illegal Spying

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 06 Dec, 2012 @ 08:32am

    Business Model

    For once Mike's charge of "felony interference with a business model" might be a valid charge.

  • Innocence Of Muslims Actress Now Argues That The Movie Violates Her Copyright

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 09 Oct, 2012 @ 09:35am


    The "right to be free FROM expression" is one way to many people think they have. Hence all the stupid lawsuits we see here on this site over bad reviews or comments that offend someone. So Mr. Armenta has no monopoly on this kind of stupidity as there are no shortage of lawyers willing to push cases like this.

  • Time Warner Cable Suddenly Forced To Compete In Kansas City; Complains Google Has 'Unfair Advantage'

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 08 Oct, 2012 @ 12:19pm

    It's Quite Simple

    All Time Warner has to do is cancel it's service with the City and then sign up using a different name. Then it will get all the same deductions and incentives the city is offering new I mean new providers.

  • All Fair Use And No License Fees Makes Room 237 An Interesting Test Case

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 28 Sep, 2012 @ 08:25am

    ?If it?s fair use, why offer to pay for anything??

    Didn't the mafia use a similar line of reasoning when offering "protection" for various businesses.

    "That's a nice documentary film you got there. Be a shame if anything happens to it"

  • Which Causes More Harm: Copyright Or Patents?

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 09 Nov, 2011 @ 02:19pm


    So I invent something useful for society, and yet my ability to profit of of it is significantly shorter then some guy who then walks up and takes a picture of it?

    Not that the copyright length is reasonable, but doesn't that strike anyone as having our priorities backwards?

  • UK Prime Minister Wants To Ban Suspected Rioters From Facebook & Twitter

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 11 Aug, 2011 @ 03:48pm

    Why stop there.

    This is England we're talking about, it's time to get medieval. If they simply cut out their tongues and cut of their fingers, that would stop the communication as well, and then everyone will go back to being productive members of society again.

  • What Do They Say About The Lawyer Who Represents Himself?

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 02 Aug, 2011 @ 09:39am


    I know some judges like to quote movies when responding to filings. I think this one is appropriate:

    "Mr. Wolk, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

    The above is of course is not intended to imply an factual information about Mr Wolk's intellect.

    Billy Madison FTW

  • Colorado Judge Puts All Righthaven Cases On Hold

    Doug Schneider ( profile ), 20 May, 2011 @ 11:49am


    If you settle with a company before a lawsuit and it later comes out that the lawsuit was unfounded, can you sue the company to get your settlement back?