He built a fence, a retaining wall, a patio and a few concrete columns to decorate his driveway, and now Francisco Linares is going to jail for it. Linares had been given six months to get final permits for the offending structures or remove them
The lawsuit alleges adult actress China Barbie used a domain name containing the word "barbie" in a "bad faith attempt to profit from Mattel's Barbie trademarks" and had damaged Mattel's good name.
"Invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Federal Custom's Agents have raided over 30 homes and businesses looking to confiscate so-called 'mod chips', or other devices that allow the playback of pirated video games.
When the power elite look at your home they see dollar signs and a way to tie you down to a grid of dependence. You see the place where life happens, where you love, laugh and watch your children grow up. You can come home to America; together we c
Last week Monday the United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling tightening the limits on student speech. According to the 5-4 majority ruling given by Chief Justice John Roberts, public schools may prohibit student expression that can be inter
The owners of the Guaranty Building in Buffalo Thursday filed a lawsuit to remove two federal agencies who are tenants in the downtown high-rise. The motion, filed by Hodgson Russ LLP and Guaranty Building Assoc LLC in US District Court
A federal appeals court Wednesday said Google Inc. does not infringe the copyrights of adult entertainment company Perfect 10 Inc. by displaying small versions of its images in search results.
In an unprecedented move on or just before Wednesday May 9th, 2007, the United States of America has forced Omnipay et al E-gold to redeem all the gold backing the 58 previously frozen accounts owned by e-gold, 1mdc, icegold and a handful of other e
Two McLean [and 2 Arizona] High School students have launched a court challenge against a California company hired by their school to catch cheaters, claiming the anti-plagiarism service violates copyright laws.
(because they can) Government - at every level - is addicted to land acquisition. Local, state, and federal governments are buying up land as if the last acre had alrady been created. In a nation that was founded on the belief that private propety
Some Seattle school children are being told to be skeptical of private property rights. This lesson is being taught by banning Legos in one school where teachers believe a capitalist society is a class-based society which is unjust and oppressive.
Arizonan’s seem to be complying thus far in preparation for the May 1st implementation of the new (smoking ban) law. If Colorado Springs is any gage however some may not go quietly into the night.
Eminet domain is the power of government to forcibly take private real estate from the title holders. Under the Constitution of the US, the Fifth Amendment limits the power of eminet domain, stating: "nor shall private property be taken
The Preamble to the United States Constitution begins with, “We the people….,” signifying to the world that the individual rules his life and establishes government for his benefit. The Declaration of Independence discusses the inalienable rights of
Last year, 28 meter maids were assaulted, up from 17 the prior year. Incidents last year included meter maids being punched by angry ticket recipients, verbal threats, and being spat upon by passersby. Meter maids have been given conflict-avoidance t
Citizenship in the US is a highly valueable asset because it gives its owner enormous productive potential. American citizens are able to take advantage of the opportunities to combine their ambition, ingenuity and labor with an unparalleled
In a free society individuals are not concerned about whether they can wish someone Merry Christmas or have religious displays on their property without fear of offending anyone. It is sad that individuals today worry that they might upset someone
None of the laws and constitutional amendments passed in response to Kelo seem especially reactionary or revolutionary. Rather there has been an effort to return to pre-Kelo standards.
Belmont(CA) is set to make history by becoming the first city in the nation to ban smoking on its streets and almost everywhere else. The Belmont City Council voted unanimously last nigth to pursue a strict law that will prohibit smoking anywhere in
The contradiction in the debate over compensating landowners is that envionmentalists don't want to pay landowners who are ordered to "preserve" their land for the public's benefit, but they have no problem "giving away"
The city has given itself the right to seize its residents' personal property for public use in an emergency. "These people, with their mindset, should be arrested and put in jail for even attempting to do something like this," said Tim
Roadside camping and parking bans are constitutional, a federal judge ruled, blocking protesters from pitching tents or placing portable toilets in ditches near President Bush's ranch. Protesters sought to make a smaller makeshift campsite tha
Allen Falkner’s tongue is just one of his unusual features. It is split down the middle, and when he sticks it out, it looks like a two-pronged snake tongue. They’re standard for people in the underground activity known as body modification.
The Electronic Freedom Foundation is reviving its efforts to ignite a lobbying movement among music fans and recording artists. EFF is urging its blog readers to sign petitions asking governments to do away with lawsuits against music fans.
A revolt that began when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld government's right to take private property for economic development a year ago is sweeping much of the nation. Legislatures in 25 states, as well as numerous local governments, including
The U.S. Department of Justice has fulfilled or exceeded all recommendations made by an intellectual property task force in October 2004, including new computer crime investigations units in 12 cities, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced Tues
The Supreme Court ruled that the government can block development on hundreds of millions of acres of wetlands, even on land miles away from waterways, as long as regulators prove a significant connection to the waterways. Chief Justice John Rober
In Sunday’s newspaper there was an article about an individual wanting to hold a memorial service for his son, who was killed in Iraq, in the church he attends. The father was initially told that the service could not be held because the church has
City officials voted to evict two residents whose refusal to give up their riverfront houses helped lead to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling that governments may seize property for private development projects.
Lobbying group Digital Media Association will propose an amendment to Congress that would simplify the hoop jumping that digital music providers currently have to go through to obtain rights to music—or completely rewrite copyright as we know it.