Yearly Archives: 2010

Legality of Internships

Here’s a statement, from The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not in the 2 April 10 New York Times, whose truth is honored more in the breach than the observance:  “If you’re a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an … Continue reading

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Constitutionality of the Health Care Reform Act

Between discussions of the holiday plans, the Patriots, and the weather my morning coffee buddies have recently discussed the constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act.  For my friends I read and summarized the court decisions in two the challenges … Continue reading

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“The Ethics of WikiLeaks”

The above-titled Institute for Global Ethics piece explores right-versus-right elements of the WikiLeaks story: This latest play has caused pundits to scramble toward one pole or the other. Some see WikiLeaks as a radiant shaft of light, cutting through official … Continue reading

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Silos: Good for Grain, Bad for Information

Tim Berners-Lee–the guy who invented the World Wide Web–wrote the best explanation of why net neutrality and open source are important and closed systems like Facebook and iTunes are bad for the future of the Internet:  Long-Live the Web: A Call … Continue reading

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More on WikiLeaks

In my Internet law course we talk about some of the Internet cultures that formed in the 1990′s–techno-Utopians, anarchists, parliamentarian legalists, and royalists, to borrow Julian Dibble’s categories. Many students wonder why.  These categories from a lost world have little … Continue reading

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You Heard It Here First

By the way, I think I am on to something with my statement in the previous post that Julian Assange may have a Christ Complex (“a psychological term used loosely to describe any individual mentally fixed on superiority and/or the … Continue reading

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Today’s Amazon Special: Flip-Flops

Amazon.com has taken brief, Kerry-esque, we-were-for-it-until-we-were-against-it stands on recent controversies. That’s What Pedophilia Means? A month ago Amazon.com received heat for selling The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure: a Child-lover’s Code of Conduct, a self-published rulebook by the self-appointed Mr. … Continue reading

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