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When Lawyers Attack: Biting the hand that E-Feeds You

By at February 28, 2012 | 7:01 am | 1 Comments

When Lawyers Attack: Biting the hand that E-Feeds You

People sue one another for copyright infringement all the time. Infringement suits are so common that most fail to make the news. But when they do, the facts tend to be particularly interesting. So is the case of a recent class action lawsuit against two behemoths of the legal publishing industry, West Publishing and Reed […]

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A Matter of Faith: On Pennsylvania’s Anti-Foreign Laws Legislation

By at February 15, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

A Matter of Faith: On Pennsylvania’s Anti-Foreign Laws Legislation

On November 18, 2011, Rep. Rosemarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) introduced legislation “[P]rohibiting the application of foreign law which would impair constitutional rights” in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.{{1}} Critics, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Anti-Defamation League, immediately criticized Swanger’s bill, noting that the bill’s language (which mirrors that of other states) would ostracize Muslims, […]

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The “Legacy of JoePa” May Go Further Than Football

By at January 27, 2012 | 7:05 am | 8 Comments

The “Legacy of JoePa” May Go Further Than Football

On January 22, Penn State University’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno passed away of complications from lung cancer. Paterno, who remains an icon to many a Penn State fan, boasted an unrivaled 46-year career, where he not only won more football games than any other major college coach. But what I want to talk about […]

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The Curious Case Of The Posthumous Steve Jobs Doll

By at January 12, 2012 | 9:45 pm | 1 Comments

The Curious Case Of The Posthumous Steve Jobs Doll

Only months after Steve Jobs, Apple’s charismatic co-founder, passed away after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer, a Chinese company is looking to memorialize the visionary leader–in the form of a 12” collectible doll. The doll, which has yet to be released (but is expected sometime in late February), has already raised the hackles of […]

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Concerns Still Remain Over National Defense Act

By at January 1, 2012 | 8:55 pm | 10 Comments

Concerns Still Remain Over National Defense Act

On December 21, 2011, Congress formally presented the National Defense Authorization Act, (“NDAA”) to President Obama’s desk. The bill is monolithic–spanning 565 pages in length–and primarily covers funding and support of the military. However, two sections of the bill have raised substantial concerns regarding the scope of executive authority to detain individuals indefinitely. Ironically, the […]

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Sites Respond to Congressional Attempts to Crack Down on Infringement

By at November 16, 2011 | 10:20 pm | 3 Comments

Sites Respond to Congressional Attempts to Crack Down on Infringement

Chances are if you spent any time on the Internet today, you may have noticed something a little peculiar. Specifically, if you logged in to check sites like Boingboing.net or Reddit.com, you may have noticed a large black bar covering the masthead of each site, emblazoned with the words ‘Stop Censorship.’ These sites were just […]

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