Kategoriarkiv: Legal

Read the fine print

The story of how an auction bidder ended up with a strip of land only 30 cm wide: “Auction Winner Learns Why Property Was Such a Great Deal: It’s Only 12 Inches Wide” If you don’t subscribe to Lowering the … Læs resten

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Hold dig til filosofi, Nottelmann *

Lektor i filosofi ved SDU, Nikolaj Nottelmann, har i Weekendavisen skrevet følgende om strafferet: Det kan nemlig hævdes, at gerningsmanden på grund af sin kulturelle baggrund og isolation fejlagtigt antog, at hendes strafbare handling slet ikke var strafbar, eller i … Læs resten

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If that’s your best defense…

Nordea is trying to defend itself from claims of them helping customers with tax-evasion. The defense? “There is no evidence our employees acted proactively”. Magnus Barsøe is right, there is no difference between acting actively and proactively, speaking criminally. And … Læs resten

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Navneforbuddet giver ikke mening

Navneforbuddet, som det håndhæves i Danmark, giver ikke længere mening. Jeg har et antal gange prøvet om navneforbud kunne omgås, ved at bruge de informationer som pressen frigiver og se om man kan identificere den person der skulle være beskyttet. … Læs resten

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I wish this photo was shareable

This photo, which I can’t include here. It seems impossible to imagine a more disappointed owl. I wish the photo was shareable, like with a Creative Commons license.

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Legal witchcraft

First they legalised marijuana, now witchcraft? “Canada to Legalize Witchcraft“, by Lowering the Bar, describes the issue which, if you want to entertain, is that it is currently illegal to pretend to exercise witchcraft but not to actually exercise witchcraft. If you … Læs resten

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Free speech

It’s best to let the unreasonable opposition speak because they manifest themselves as unreasonable, and then anyone can see it. So that’s part of the reason that you want free speech.

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Facebook shadow profiles

I don’t have the energy to write a lot about Facebook’s “shadow profiles”, the method of collecting information on people with the purpose of correlating them and finally assigning them to actual individuals. Preferably users, but there is no reason … Læs resten

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So. We are going to get upload filters and a link tax

This is not great. The European Parliament chose to view the internet as a place for big corporations, not individual expression.

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Social Justice

I wonder if there is an older record of the concept of social justice than the story of Naboth’s Vineyard from 1 Kings 21. The conclusion, in 1 Kings 21:17-19 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite: “Go … Læs resten

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