Category Archives: Legal

In legal speak: “Stop this Nonsense”

Some anti-vaxxer tried to silence a critic with a threat of a lawsuit and a lawyer volunteered to respond to them, explaining in legal speak why that lawsuit would fail, including this ending: 3.0 Stop this Nonsense Your client states, … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Leave a comment

Reversal of Fortune

Until recently my only knowledge of Alan Dershowitz came from the movie “Reversal of Fortune“, based on his book about his defense of Claus von Bülow. Seeing Dershowitz’ defense of the US President in the current impeachment trial, and hearing … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Power of Resentment

This popped up in reference to current affairs in USA, where a criminal is publicly outing his co-conspirators: Never underestimate the power of resentment to take down criminals. There are numerous examples of this, and, as it is extremely hard … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Leave a comment

Selecting your own jurisdiction

Matt Levine’s email newsletter “Money Stuff“, from Bloomberg, was recommended to me. I am not an investor nor do I plan on starting my own company in USA, but that does not matter; Levine mostly deals with legality and thereby … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

“This profession doesn’t need you”

From Lowering the Bar’s “Tell You What, Slick. This Profession Doesn’t Need You“: It strikes me that in any list of things you’d prefer a judge not say during a hearing, “were you hiding” would have to be near the … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged | Leave a comment

Why you don’t talk to the police

This talk by James Duane and George Bruch is about USA: (Youtube) In Denmark, where the legal system is very different, I’ll still advice you to have legal representation with you, at the minimum from the moment the police informs … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged | Leave a comment

No trade secrets for foreigners in China

This is at least interesting for anyone doing business – or traveling as a tourist – in China: It is important to fully understand what this means. Under the Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese government has the right to obtain from any person … Continue reading

Posted in Legal, Security | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Worldwide censorship from the EU

The European Court of Justice just decided that a lower, national, court can order a company to remove user’s post, globally. This is of course terrible. It’s also a great example of what happens when no-one is fighting back against … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Google News

Thomas Baekdal (previously) responds to the story that “Google won’t pay french publishers for snippets” with a thread: I got an email this morning asking for my views on 'Google won't pay french publishers for snippets" … so here is … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Legal advice

I should not give generic legal advice but this is one of the exceptions: When questioned in relation to a criminal investigation, get legal counsel. I generally trust Danish prosecutors and distrust any foreign prosecutor; even in Denmark me advice … Continue reading

Posted in Legal | Tagged , | Leave a comment