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Copyright, Music

Law Librarians May Have Killed World’s Biggest Copyright Troll

A copyright troll may be singing a different tune after this week.

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  • State Judges, State Judges Are Clowns, Violence, William Singletary

    Why Didn’t He Just Brandish His Gavel?

    The legal world has its own version of the saying “The customer is always right.” It’s a rule that litigators are quite familiar with: “The judge is always right.” The rule holds true even if you’re a government employee, performing one of the duties of your job, and the judge chases after you with a […]

    1 Comment / / Sep 8, 2006 at 3:40 PM
  • Musical Chairs

    Musical Chairs: 09.08.06

    The legal world has its own version of the saying “The customer is always right.” It’s a rule that litigators are quite familiar with: “The judge is always right.” The rule holds true even if you’re a government employee, performing one of the duties of your job, and the judge chases after you with a […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 8, 2006 at 2:25 PM
  • Contests, ERISA, Hotties

    ERISA Hotties: When the Polls Will Close

    Our ERISA Hotties Contest is definitely steaming up the windows at pension law offices around the country. Our email inbox is overflowing with ERISA erotica. Apparently, many of you want to engage in some “prohibited transactions” with our bevy of ERISA beauties… (If you haven’t done so already, you can vote on the ERISA women […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 8, 2006 at 1:36 PM
  • Contests, ERISA, Hotties

    ERISA Hotties: Your Female Nominees

    With apologies for the delay, here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: announcement of the female nominees in our first annual ERISA Lawyer Hotties Contest. (You can review and vote upon the male nominees here.) We originally planned on having ten women as finalists. But as we did with the men, due to the […]

    23 Comments / / Sep 8, 2006 at 11:42 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 09.08.06

    * Larry Sonsini (at right), Zeus of the Silicon Valley bar, finds himself at the center of the scandal surrounding the Hewlett-Packard boardroom leak investigation. We’ll definitely have more to say about this later. [Wall Street Journal; WSJ Law Blog] * President Bush’s decision to transfer 14 terror detainees from CIA secret prisons to the […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 8, 2006 at 10:02 AM
  • Bruce Wolk, Contests, ERISA, Hotties, Michael Maricco

    ERISA Hotties: Messages from Your Male Nominees

    Our ERISA Hotties Contest is in full swing (at least on the male side; female nominees coming soon). To review the field and cast your vote, click here. Last night, like the responsible journalists that we are, we contacted all of the nominated male hotties for comment: Dear ERISA lawyer: Congratulations. You have been selected […]

    1 Comment / / Sep 8, 2006 at 9:42 AM
  • Food, Internal Memos

    Fun With Internal Memos: Submissions, Please

    We know we ask a lot of you: salary information for Skaddenfreude, legal celebrity sightings for The Eyes of the Law, and funny summer associate stories (which you’ve been slow to deliver thus far). But please, indulge us yet again. One of the (few) pleasures of working in a large law office is receiving silly […]

    2 Comments / / Sep 8, 2006 at 9:12 AM
  • Fashion, Kramer Levin, Non-Sequiturs, UVA Law

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.07.06

    * That’s interesting: crossword guru Will Shortz is a UVA Law alum. And we love the opening question of this interview — even if it’s not terribly PC. [TJ’s Double Play] * The saucy blog commenter who (unintentionally) got Lee Siegel’s TNR blog taken down: Kramer Levin associate Joseph Schwartz, self-described “reluctant lawyer” and “frustrated” […]

    0 Comments / / Sep 7, 2006 at 8:10 PM
  • Antonin Scalia, Contests, ERISA, Eugene Scalia, Hotties, Porn Names

    ERISA Hotties: Your Male Nominees

    This was absolutely agonizing; but after hours of deliberation, we managed to do it. We reviewed the male side of the field in our ERISA Lawyer Hotties Contest, then painstakingly winnowed it down to twelve deserving finalists. (Yes, we previously said we’d have ten finalists. But picking even a dozen, from so many worthy competitors, […]

    31 Comments / / Sep 7, 2006 at 4:52 PM