Copyright Office’s report on a two year study of copyright small claims.

The U.S. Copyright Office just released the findings of its two-year study on copyright small claims. The report documents the significant costs and other challenges of addressing copyright claims that have a relatively low economic value in the current federal system, and recommends the establishment of an alternative voluntary system of adjudication to be housed […]

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Due process needs open government

A blog post about Public Records Law, indeed … sounds dry and a waste of time.  But, this is an area of law rarely seeing light. And, its an area where police departments routinely break the law, effectively denying citizens due process of law.  Essentially, with few exceptions, citizens have a right to view records […]

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Mass. Cannabis Reform Coalition/NORML, Inc.

Just got the following newsletter in the mail: the fall newsletter from NORML’s local chapter.  I figured I’d repost it. Not a literary work of art, but discusses the upcoming attempt to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Massachusetts.     

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First Amendment Protects Peeping Tom???

In 2006, a 34-year-old man in Oklahoma was acquitted after he stuck a camera under a 16-year-old’s skirt at a store and snapped a picture of her underwear, the court ruled that the teen did not have “a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Now, a Massachusetts man claims he too has the constitutional […]

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Happy Veterans Day!

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we sometimes forget the precious freedom our country has. Granted, there are a many things that could be fixed regarding our country, e.g., typically only the rich can win a lawsuit, many people sue other people with no chance of ever winning. But, looking at things from […]

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Our suit against Vantage Press, Inc.

  In the next few weeks, we intend to file suit in Superior Court.  We represent an author whom was hurt by Vantage Press, Inc. Our office lives for protecting the rights of independent creatives, like authors.           Photo attribution: Shelby H. @  http://www.flickr.com/people/shelbychicago/

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Innocent marijuana patient busted again

Recently, the following letter was sent to our office. It is yet another plea for legal help from a medical marijuana patient. Our law office hears at least one of these stories a week.  Essentially, the new medical marijuana law in Massachusetts, enacted on January 1st, 2013, allows qualifying patients to lawfully possess 10 ounces of […]

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Hashish under the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law ?

First, a disclaimer.  While the following legal opinion is solid reasoning, there is no case law on it yet, and until there is more precedent or legal authority, please do not rely on the following. This office gets asked the question all the time by clients and other interested parties:  does hashish fall under the […]

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General Overview of Prejudgement Security Devices

Once a lawsuit is filed, a plaintiff should have already planned his recovery strategy. This strategy many times includes prejudgement security devices. The use of these devices is often shied away by attorneys because of its seemingly complicated nature. However, these tools can prove the difference between effective assistance of counsel and otherwise. Below is […]

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