Supreme Court Sides With Google In Decade-Long Fight Over API Copyright; Google’s Copying Of Java API Is Fair Use | Techdirt

Finally!

Source: Supreme Court Sides With Google In Decade-Long Fight Over API Copyright; Google’s Copying Of Java API Is Fair Use | Techdirt

A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists


Right-wing lawyer David Abrams’s lawsuit against UCLA could unleash harassment on attendees of a Students for Justice in Palestine event.

Source: A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists

Injured In A Crash? Some Hospitals Will Skip The Insurance And Go Right To Seizing Wages And Home


Have you had any fury with your coffee this morning? If not, here’s a story to angry up the blood: Wealthy hospitals are using a century-old law to skip billing legitimate insurers and instead are going directly after the poorest victims of car accidents. No surprise, it’s to maximize profit.

Source: Injured In A Crash? Some Hospitals Will Skip The Insurance And Go Right To Seizing Wages And Home

Convicted Copyright Troll Lawyer Reboots Pirate Honeypot Scheme From Prison * TorrentFreak


Fighting for freedom is not the only thing Hansmeier does, he hasn’t completely given up the honeypot scheme either. In fact, it appears that those two issues appear to go hand in hand.As we revealed earlier this year the disbarred attorney intended to reboot his pirate chasing efforts from prison. This wasn’t merely an idea either as more recent court documents show that the honeypot is already active.

Source: Convicted Copyright Troll Lawyer Reboots Pirate Honeypot Scheme From Prison * TorrentFreak

Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

After a middle school official reported a man “acting strange” near the school grounds, the “strange” man — Kendole Joseph — ran into a nearby convenience store and hid behind the counter. The two school resource officers were soon joined by twelve(!) Gretna police officers. Some of these 12 officers severely beat Joseph, ultimately ending his life.

The first officers went over the counter to “secure” Joseph. Somehow this involved multiple tasings and a nearly uninterrupted beating.

Source: Fifth Circuit Denies Immunity To Cops Who Beat And Tased An Unresisting Man To Death | Techdirt

ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Is U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer

ALMA BOWMAN, a 54-year-old woman in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, was scheduled for deportation on Monday. For over two years, Bowman has been held at Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center, the site of growing concern about medical neglect and coerced gynecological procedures performed on nearly 60 women. She has been a key witness, for attorneys and journalists, of a doctor performing the allegedly unnecessary or overly aggressive procedures.She is also a U.S. citizen, according to her lawyer and documentation reviewed by The Intercept.

Source: ICE Medical Misconduct Witness Is U.S. Citizen, Says Lawyer

Virginia Candidate Pushed to Seize Property Over Medical Debt

BOB GOOD, the moralizing Born Again crusader who upended Virginia politics earlier this year over his belief that the state should not grant marriage rights to same-sex couples, also believes the state should be able to seize the homes and wages of local patients over unpaid medical debt.

Source: Virginia Candidate Pushed to Seize Property Over Medical Debt

YouTube: Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff Uploaded Own Movies Then Claimed Mass Infringement * TorrentFreak

A plaintiff in a class action lawsuit uploaded its own movies to YouTube via fake accounts and then filed DMCA notices claiming infingement.

Source: YouTube: Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff Uploaded Own Movies Then Claimed Mass Infringement * TorrentFreak