Wednesday Writs: Betamax and Kramer Was Right About the Mail Rewind Edition

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Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar DensityDuck
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    [L1] It’s been interesting watching the Court jump back and forth trying to close the can of worms it opened by declaring in Betamax that Contributory Infringement wasn’t actually a thing. As recently as Aereo they are still trying to walk it back without destroying the entire industry that’s grown up around ways to copy and share copyrighted material.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird
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    L5: We need Burt to make a “Not A Potted Plant” joke.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    L8: IMHO, Lawyers leading anything except law firms is a bad idea. Or let me put it this way, would lawyers find it a good idea for an engineer with no legal training to run a law firm?Report

    • Avatar Kolohe
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      Over half the people that have led the United States of America have been lawyers.Report

      • Avatar Doctor Jay
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        At least you can argue that law is kind of a big, important part of government. Which is the place that, you know, makes laws and carries them out.

        But universities? Not so much.Report

        • Avatar JoeSal
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          One of the most important tasks of government in relation to law is weighing unbiased objective evidence.

          It’s done a piss poor job of that function and has a longer record of corruption and abuse than any other social construct.Report

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