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Artist Flames Protest with Smokey the Bear [Video]

  If you’re of a certain age, you know the image of Smokey the Bear, and the message he delivered: “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” But Lawyers.com videojournalist Ed Alpern reports when Brooklyn activist and artist, Lopi LaRoe, became involved in protesting hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) on federal lands, she envisioned Smokey in another way. She created a banner where Smokey said, “Only YOU can prevent faucet fires!” The image spread like wildfire on the Internet. A …

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Protest and Anarchy on “The Good Wife”

  The most recent episode of “The Good Wife” wisely revised its title from “Sex Dolls & Videotape” to “Rape: A Modern Perspective.” This removed anything playful, seductive or sexual from the crime. It reflected the sign of the times in how technology: instant cell phone videos, text messages and social media are changing the news, the law and our culture. The show also grappled with the role of anarchists and protest when laws don’t result in justice. The Main …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Video by Betsy Kim  
Incendiary Agents Challenge the Law [Video]

  A writer is hoping to light a fire under people with his new play, “Incendiary Agents,” which premiered in New York City. It’s about two brothers who organize a break-in at a local draft board office to protest the Vietnam War.  Loosely based on historical incidents, the play addresses civil disobedience and even breaking the law in efforts to change it.  Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim takes you behind the curtains to meet the production’s playwright and producer. The …

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Posted 2 years ago in Internet Law by Mike Mintz  
New Law Will Let the Feds Monitor Your Email

A new pending law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) might make your email a matter of national security. The proposed legislation could include monitoring of your e-mails, filtering content and blocking access to sites. Critics of the proposed statute argue that it would let internet service providers monitor you for possible infringement of intellectual property, which might include downloading a TV show or watching it on a site like Hulu, posting pictures on Pinterest that …

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