Category Archives: Legal

This is a model software license

I wrote my master thesis on software licenses and Danish copyright but none of the licenses I examined were this simple and ultimately uncomplicated: Copyright Bouke van der Bijl I do not give anyone permissions to use this tool for … Continue reading

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Karma

People are oddly consistent. Karma is just you repeating your patterns, virtues and flaws, until you finally get what you deserve — Naval I think this is also what our Professor in Criminal Law was trying to tell us; that … Continue reading

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This is not how you enforce the law

This article, “MoviePass Changed Some Passwords” by Matt Levine, explains why there seems to be so relatively many American companies that defraud private customers. It’s the final (?) story of MoviePass, a company that was built on the venerable principle … Continue reading

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Ang. Norström og Fauna Energi

Der er pt. historier i medierne om “energiselskaberne” Norström og Fauna Energi, som nogen beskylder for at svindle. Så vidt jeg har forstået det, så er det virksomheder der lever af at sælge el på andres vegne, ud fra en … Continue reading

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Conflicting rights

When discussing legal rights, if someone says there are no conflicts, they are wrong. At some point, some rights will conflict with others so we must choose. This choice is political and we need to be able to discuss it, … Continue reading

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I lean towards originalism

Recent events from USA has brought this to my attention again. It’s a long time since it was discussed in relation to the Court of Justice of the European Union, because generally speaking the political climate in Europe favours a … Continue reading

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Code of Jutland

Code of Jutland, or “Jyske Lov” as we call it in Denmark, is actually a rather well worked through piece of legislation and it is all the way back from 1241. The preamble is the important bit, much of it … Continue reading

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Constitution Day

Today it is the Danish Constitution Day, celebrating the first constitution from 1849, initiating the change from a monarchy to a true democracy, and also celebrating the current constitution from 1953. The one from 1915 was also signed on this … Continue reading

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Hacking

I will just use the punchline from a recent Penny Arcade comic here, because it reminded me of something I dealt with almost 10 years ago. Back then, an insurance company got one of our best law professors in Denmark … Continue reading

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Scam likes and follows

Having a blog makes you a target for a specific kind of scam; the fake likes and follows by blogs that try to up their views or that are trying to sell some sort of physical scam. Those likes and … Continue reading

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