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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RE: sue sue sue
by boulabiar on Mon 29th Nov 2010 00:07 UTC 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[3]: sue sue sue
by Moredhas on Mon 29th Nov 2010 20:57 in reply to "RE[2]: sue sue sue"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

This is no different, in my opinion, to the will kits that some firms produce. They lead you through all the steps of making a perfectly legal will without the services of a solicitor. How can a self defence kit be any different? People have a right to represent themselves in court, and all he's doing is selling people the means to do it. If anything it should be considered anticompetetive that the Copyright Group threatened to double the settlement for users of the representation kit.

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RE[3]: sue sue sue
by TheGZeus on Tue 30th Nov 2010 03:22 in reply to "RE[2]: sue sue sue"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

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.

I just wanted everyone to look at this again.

...does this make sense?
Is this a joke?
A typo?
Sarcasm?
Irony?
Am I running a fever?

Mention something actually relevant, say it might not be, then say that the relevant fact is of importance in a place of no importance...

OW... >_<

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