Barely Legally

Confessions of a Moot Court Bailiff

greatest hits

These used to be on the front page, but now they’re here.

Open Data and Elk Theory: You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Part one of the thousand-part series that is my day job.

Don’t Be Evil: Google used to be cool, but now it strong-arms independent musicians. Zoë Keating’s story about YouTube.

The Reasonable Storm: In which our hero (almost) explains to a doctor what negligence means to a hospital.

Awl’s Fair in Loving Swartz: I examine some of the finer legal points about Aaron Swartz’s indictment.

The Magic Words: Definitely, without a doubt, the second-greatest essay on Puffery ever written.

Sharky Legal Ground: Grooveshark got into an awful lot of trouble for copyright infringement, but this has zero implications for other streaming music services. Here’s why.

Bueller, Bueller: Enumerating the many crimes of Ferris during his Day Off, as seen on TV.

Lights, Camera, Transaction!: Why a recent tax ruling is not an outright attack on documentary filmmakers.

Have Blog, Will Trouble: When a blogger loses a $2 million defamation lawsuit, the world explodes because some judge doesn’t think “media shield” laws apply to blogs. Guys

Net Things I Hate About You: In which our hero explains internet architecture and Net Neutrality re: Comcast.