Blog Posts in October, 2011

  • No Sense Getting the Feds All Hot and Bothered Over Bieber Fever

    As if there weren’t enough issues already with various attempts to criminalize the downloading of music, videos, and images, we are now confronted with yet another proposed criminal law, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act. In essence, if passed, the Act will make the streaming of copyrighted work by any person a felony punishable by up to five (5) years in prison. Now, I’m all for protecting ...
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  • USA v. Sampson: Judge refuses to be 6th Amendment’s Delilah

    Yesterday, United States District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf issued orders overturning the death sentence previously imposed after a jury trial in the District of Massachusetts on the fate of convicted serial killer Gary Sampson (at least temporarily). United States v. Gary Lee Sampson , No. 01-cr-10384-MLW. While my heart goes out to all of the families of Sampson’s victims, especially that of ...
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