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Why Good Laws Go Bad

In Florida, the state legislature wanted to crack down on what it felt was a growing problem of Internet cafe gambling. To do so, it felt that the best way was to place steep restrictions on the types of machines that would be considered legal in the state for gambling-like activities. As a result, they […]

Why You Should Care About Supreme Court Decisions

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the controversial and divisive case of Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, essentially backing the importation and resale of goods, included copyrighted ones, purchased abroad. The case centered around Supap Kirtsaeng, a Thailand native and a now-former student in the U.S. He carved out a business […]

5 Laws Bloggers Can Be Thankful For

When it comes to blogging and the law, we hear a great deal about what the law prohibits us from doing. Bloggers are quick to gripe when they can’t post the music they want on their site, say what they want about another person or generally do all of the things that they want to […]

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The Problem with the Law and the Internet

One of the constant quips that people have about the law when it comes to the Internet is that it always seems to be behind the technology. That, before a bill has been passed, it’s already out of date. Most of the time, that’s very true. Even legislation that attempts to be forward-thinking, such as […]