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Police state

  Police State    We took a brief vacation to the coast for two days this week. One by-product was looking at two hard copy newspapers each morning over coffee, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. I … Continue reading

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Brush up on smokimg skills, maybe take a class?

CW! notes a book reported in Stanford Magazine–how smoking was (and is) successfully promoted in media and culture by corpocracy. The following excerpt show corpocracy in action–media campaigns, phony science, the works. Have a smoke and enjoy the article! Pequod … Continue reading

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How much is your privacy worth? Ask Google and the Attorneys General

CW! notes the mosquito bite fine that Google will pay to settle privacy claims against it for data it has gathered which is viewed as private. If something is valued and legally protected, then the sanction should bear a real … Continue reading

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Wealth Inequality in America – YouTube

CW! A friend in New York sent this on today. The video link is embedded below. Pequod   Published on Nov 20, 2012 Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our … Continue reading

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Silicon Law! Investment, ownership, and participation in intellectual property goods and services

CW! and Silicon Law! just received the following posting from a professional listserv. We post it with the permission of Professor Michael Carroll. The data and the follow-up comment at the end speak directly to intellectual property policy in the … Continue reading

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Helping innovators

Silicon Law! keeps an eye peeled for resources that help the smaller fry to survive. Here is a promising effort in eastern Canada–Pequod Helping Innovators Make it into the Economy February 26, 2013 by IP Osgoode IP Osgoode’s Professor Giuseppina … Continue reading

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“CIA brand?” ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – NYTimes.com

CW!–This review is notable. We’ve not yet seen this movie, but if this review is accurate, this is the last kind of spin we need now. Pequod Why Oscar Will Snub ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ – NYTimes.com By TIMOTHY EGAN Excerpts … Continue reading

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Consumer interest in corporation law

Silicon Law! From the law reviews–(Extracts from formal law reviews.) Today’s extract is by Professor David G. Yosifon of Santa Clara University. His article critiques corporation law, urging more attention to consumer interest Professor Yosifon’s introductory sentence emphasizes the corporate raison … Continue reading

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Corrupting sport, the body, and true competition

CW! notes this news of Lance Armstrong. Yet we wish to place it in larger context: Our environment of commercial endorsement, early professionalization, “win” at any cost, and celebrity undermines the beauties of competition and physical fitness. Democracy Now! has … Continue reading

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Credit card costs to local merhants

Silicon Law! continues its inquiry into distortions caused by banking practices. Fees and boiler plate contract provisions are inevitable supported by a web of  federal laws. These laws favor big market controlling corporate banks and other financial institutions at the … Continue reading

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