Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Nov 2010 23:22 UTC
Legal We've had a bit of a copyrightesque weekend here on OSNews, so it seems only fitting to end this Sunday with yet another story on this subject. This one isn't so much anger-inducing as much as it is what?-inducing - you'll either laugh or cry. It basically comes down to this: a smart lawyer is selling self-help packages to aid victims of the mass-P2P lawsuits in the US, and now the media companies behind those lawsuits are suing this lawyer... For causing them damage.
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sue sue sue
by TechGeek on Sun 28th Nov 2010 23:26 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-14

This is classic. Next thing they will do is sue the guy who invented html cause you know we wouldn't have these problems if it weren't for him. These lawyers need sanctioned. And then removed from the gene pool....

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RE: sue sue sue
by boulabiar on Mon 29th Nov 2010 00:07 in reply to "sue sue sue"
boulabiar Member since:
2009-04-18

If these people were able to kill without much problems, they would have killed the lawyer, maybe even the judge.

it's the first time I hear a lawyer is sued because he defended some people. Even if someone is a dangerous serial killer, the law permits to him having a lawyer.

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RE[2]: sue sue sue
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 29th Nov 2010 19:01 in reply to "RE: sue sue sue"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The lawyer didn't defend anyone. He sold some forms that allowed people to defend themselves. That's an important distinction which may or may not be important to the case, but is vital in the pseudo legal discussions on message boards.

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RE: sue sue sue
by Macrat on Mon 29th Nov 2010 00:07 in reply to "sue sue sue"
Macrat Member since:
2006-03-27

These lawyers need sanctioned. And then removed from the gene pool....


Not the RIAA?

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RE[2]: sue sue sue
by TheGZeus on Mon 29th Nov 2010 00:59 in reply to "RE: sue sue sue"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

First things first, yo.

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RE[2]: sue sue sue
by TechGeek on Mon 29th Nov 2010 02:59 in reply to "RE: sue sue sue"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

"These lawyers need sanctioned. And then removed from the gene pool....


Not the RIAA?
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Actually no. In this case the lawyers for the RIAA should have refused to do this as I believe it to be illegal. At the very least its is immoral and will probably bring harm to their law firm. You can have dumbasses as clients, but that doesn't mean you have to be a dumbass yourself.

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