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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
01-04-2006
09:52 PM ET (US)
The literature of legal indictments

Hot stuff, people. I actually get off reading legal opinions. They're so clear and concise.


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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
11-07-2005
10:08 AM ET (US)
Folk you, Potter!

Those folk musicians suing against the release of Harry Potter because a fictitious band in the movie has a similar name have lost. This is a frightening development because it is bound to destroy the band's livelihood, from which they stood to make HUNDREDS of dollars each year.


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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
10-27-2005
10:10 AM ET (US)
Shame shame

Canadians cashing in on Harry Potter via American-style lawsuits? How deeply shameful. Suck it up, you Manitoban hippies.


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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
03:56 PM ET (US)
George! You weren't supposed to tell...
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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
01:57 PM ET (US)
I think that's the spell that kills Dumbledore...

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paul vermeerschPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
01:55 PM ET (US)
Got it.

As the US one dollar bill says, "Novo Ordo Seculorum."
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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
11:38 AM ET (US)
Works here. Try again.

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paul vermeerschPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
11:22 AM ET (US)
The link appears to be down right now.
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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
07-28-2005
10:17 AM ET (US)
Progress

If I ever have to stand trial in North Carolina, I'm going to insist on swearing oath on Ford Maddox Ford's The Good Soldier.

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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
03-08-2005
11:11 PM ET (US)
Hell, I'd like to sue the Post for making fill out that dumb-assed form every time I want to read a story there...

An interesting case of cross-border libel that has a coalition of newspaper knickers in quite the twist.

At worst, the media fear the case, which goes to court in Toronto today, could force them to block access to their websites and electronic databases from some countries, shrinking the Internet's global reach. Some news organizations, they say, may have to shut down their websites altogether.

(From PFW)



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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
02-10-2005
10:19 PM ET (US)
What's the difference between a newspaper being wrong about a public official and being libelous?
 
This. (From Bookslut)



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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
11-29-2004
11:45 PM ET (US)
And racy limericks will get you twenty

Ah, poetry. If only you too could still cause riots like your poor cousin the football chant.

FOOTBALL fans are to face a 10-year ban from stadiums across Scotland for singing sectarian songs.

The clampdown will give courts the power to impose harsh penalties on hooligans and yobs who abuse players and taunt fellow supporters with religious chants.



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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
11-14-2004
04:16 PM ET (US)
Pay up, poet

An update on that poet/journo dude who was being sued by the millionaire on the Isle of Man... He's not going to prison. Well, we don't know about debtor's prison yet...



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BookninjaPerson was signed in when posted
11-11-2004
11:37 PM ET (US)
Isle of Man, O man...

A poet is being sued for libel by a millionaire on the self-governing Isle of Man. Apparently the poet/journalist posted "unflattering remarks" about the millionaire on a local website. I'm sure the traffic is huge and has damaged his reputation with the indigenous rocks.

Thanks to what one media lawyer calls the Isle of Man's neanderthal approach to libel, Mr Gubay has already had Mr Drower's computers seized, and subjected him to a six-month gagging order which prevented him even from explaining to his family what was happening to him.

"It has been Kafka-esque" said Mr Drower, 51, a computer technician and part-time performance poet. "I couldn't tell my partner why I was putting a suit on and going out to court hearings."

The collision between the two men has shed an unflattering light on the Isle of Man's attitude to free speech: it has no equivalent of the 1981 English law protecting journalists from revealing sources, and has failed to bring into force its own Human Rights Act, despite passing one three years ago under pressure from the UK.

Um, England? Now that you've destroyed the rest of the cultures around you, why not finish the job?



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