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Copyright Infringement and You

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Copyright is a tricky area.  By definition, it is the legal protection for “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, architectural, graphic, audiovisual, and other creations.  Copyright protections to protect the rights of the author attach automatically as soon as a thing is created, although the automatic protections are not as powerful as a copyright that is federally registered.  For example: your tenth grade book report on The Great Gatsby is copyrighted as long as you created it and it is not copied from somewhere else, just by virtue of the fact that it is your original work of...

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Weird Laws: Contributory Negligence

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The idea behind a lawsuit for negligence is simple: if you are harmed because someone else wasn’t being as careful as they were supposed to be, you may have a claim for negligence.  But what if you weren’t being careful either?  In most states, a person can only recover for negligence if they were less than 50% responsible for their own injury.  For example, if Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel are driving too fast and furiously and get into a traffic collision, where Vin sues The Rock for negligence, Vin can’t recover if he was 95% responsible for...

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THE INEQUITY OF EQUITY: HOW THE CHILD SUPPORT SYSTEM IN NORTH CAROLINA ABUSES PARENTS AND HOW IT CAN BE FIXED

  By. Timothy P. Koller Jr. February 2014 INTRODUCTION   Beginning in the 1940’s, at a time when the national divorce rate was less than 10%, there was an inherent understanding that children of broken homes and families needed to be provided for.1 Corresponding with this time in our period of social and legal history, there was also the prevailing misconception that women had an inherent right to physical custody of minor children.2  This underlying social concept was likely bolstered and perpetuated by the fact that our country was reeling on the heels of one of the largest wars in the industrialized age.3 Because the...

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Verdeckter Carry in Berlin

By. Rechtsanwalt Lee I. Malco, Esq 17. März 2017 & nbsp; Dies ist wahrscheinlich einer der am häufigsten missverstandenen Bereiche des Berliner Rechts. Jeder scheint eine Meinung dazu zu haben, aber vielen fehlt eine sachliche Grundlage für diese Meinung. Von Zeit zu Zeit werde ich hier auf der Website alle über den aktuellen Stand des Gesetzes zum Tragen von versteckten Waffen auf dem Laufenden halten. Ich werde auch Berichte über Nachrichten über den rechtmäßigen Einsatz von Schusswaffen zur Selbstverteidigung sowie über Fälle vorlegen, in denen die Polizei oder der Bezirksstaatsanwalt Personen wegen des Einsatzes von Schusswaffen in Verteidigungssituationen angeklagt haben....

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Top 3 Reasons to Have a Will (Even If You’re Not Old Yet)

By: Lauren Paglia 3/17/2017 They say that only one thing in life is certain: death. For many of us, end-of-life planning is something that we don’t think about until we start playing BINGO and eating dinner at 3:30PM; but we should. According to the Washington post, life expectancy in the US is down for the first time in over 20 years. Nobody plans on being in a traffic collision or falling ill suddenly, but tragedy strikes. Below are the top 3 reasons why you should quit waiting for a reason and make a Will.   You know you better than lawmakers do. Without...

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