Discussions and articles about legal issues related to technology, computing and the internet.
There was a Pinterest “Similar Pins” email in my inbox. I saw a photo that looked similar to one of my photos I had published on one of my sites. I double checked and sure enough, someone had stolen my photo and used it on another site. Worse yet, the original site had been taken over by a spammer.
I called Verizon today to see if I could get a cheaper plan for the house phone that did not have fios on it. When I called, I got a message that there was an alleged copyright infringement.
Well, I found out I can’t get anything less than about $50 a month with caller ID.
I tried to find out what was going on with the copyright infringement thing. SO FAR I HAVE WASTED TWO PRECIOUS HOURS OF MY LIFE trying to get to the bottom of this. Continue reading
There is a story about a couple who were accused of sexual crimes. They were found not guilty. However, a lot of people were posting in Topix about it.
The couple is now suing almost 200 of the posters for defamation. The court has ordered Topix to release identifying information about the posters. Continue reading
First of all, let me say I can sympathize with persons with disabilities. I’ve had firsthand experience. HOWEVER, the lawsuit against Target Online and the settlement defies any logic or reason. To sum it up, some guy who was visually impaired could not easily purchase things online from Target. Sooooo. rather than try to get a friend or social worker to help, he hires Dewey Cheetum and Howe, ambulance ch… er I mean trial lawyers to file a multi million dollar lawsuit against Target. Continue reading
Liberals – Gotta love them.
First of all, the Huffington Post hired Hilary Rosen, a former CEO of RIAA, as their ‘political director’. RIAA has been employing draconian methods aimed at trying to ‘prevent piracy’ such as filing hundred thousand dollar lawsuits against Harlem grandmothers who don’t even own a computer. (huffpost puffpeice on rosen) Continue reading
My 5 month old HP Pavillion dx6000 just had a hard drive crash the other day. The good news is that I don’t store data on that machine so nothing was really lost.
A call to HPs tech support got immediate results. Within a half hour, they had run through the diagnostics and set up shipping of a replacement HD and recovery CD. Continue reading
I just read an interesting thread at Webmasterworld about an ISP inserting their ads into web pages.
First of all, consider that the ability of web publishers to run their ads on their pages to generate revenue is what allows for so much free content on the Internet.
A major Internet Service Provider, Charter Communications, based out of St. Louis Mo. is implementing a plan where Continue reading
Patrick Murphy, Democrat of Pennsylvania has voted AYE on a House bill that would essentially allow the government to confiscate your home if your kids download a couple of songs.
Yep, you got that right. If your 12 year old downloads a couple of songs, you can lose everything. If one of your kid’s friends comes over regularly and uses your wifi, some bloated pig like Michael Moore can start procceedings that will throw you out on the street and cause you to lose your medical coverage and leave you penniless. Continue reading
New York State is trying to make online retailers collect sales tax from purchases made by New York residents.
Given the state of the Internet right now, this is going to be a nightmare for online merchants. Currently they say they are only going after ‘large retailers’. In truth, given the way that government is known to work, they will require all online retailers to collect NY Sales tax (remember that politicians buy votes by confiscating money from one group of people and handing that money out to other groups of people. Their appetite for taxes is insatiable) Continue reading
A couple by the name of Boring from Pittsburgh Pa is suing Google over a street view of their house.
Google’s Street View is a means by where you can get street level pictures of areas throughout selected areas in the united states. Continue reading