Daily Archives: August 5, 2010 - 4 results


Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Law Enforcement’s Newest Tool: Google Earth

Homeowners can’t say they weren’t warned. Once upon a time, the Supreme Court said it was cool for law enforcement to use an aircraft to examine your very private, fenced-in backyard for marijuana plants. So it’s no surprise to find a town on Long Island using airborne surveillance to spot illegal swimming pools. Except maybe because they’re doing it from their desktops, using Google Earth.   Town uses Google Earth to spot zoning and permitting violations Your backyard may seem …

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Posted 4 years ago in Government by Arthur Buono  
Elena Kagan Becomes Supreme Court’s Newest Justice

The United States Senate just confirmed Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate voted 63 to 37 for the nominee, mainly on party lines. Kagan becomes just the fourth woman to serve on the court. Her appointment also marks the first time three women have served on the court at the same time.   Kagan to decide cases for first time ever Replacement for Justice Stevens unlikely to change Court’s political balance First term holds promise for landmark decisions   …

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Posted 4 years ago in Internet Law by Arthur Buono  
Schools Enlisted to Stop Students’ File-Sharing

The music industry now has a new ally to stamp out music file-sharing. The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires colleges to inform students that illegal file-sharing is, well, illegal. Schools must also implement technological deterrents to illegal downloads. Whether this will put a dent in the practice remains to be seen. As one student says, it’s game on.   File-sharing a favorite way to distribute music, video, illegally Music industry has won millions in fines against individuals Colleges …

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Posted 4 years ago in Demystifying the Law by Jennifer King  
Demystifying the Law: How Does Insurance Work?

Most of us have insurance, in one form or another. If you drive a car, truck or motorcycle, you have auto insurance. If you work for a business of any size, you are covered under your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance and unemployment insurance. You may also have health insurance, life insurance, homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance. Most of us understand insurance pays out when we make a claim, but many don’t understand the fundamentals of how insurance actually works. Managing …

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