Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

“The median legal spend at U.S. organizations is 0.40 percent of revenues, compared to 0.15 percent for their global counterparts…”

May 24, 2017

http://www.corpcounsel.com/id=1202787039745/US-Companies-Are-Biggest-Spenders-on-Legal-Services-Globally?slreturn=20170424151945

I just learned about xkcd today from a presentation on machine learning for lawyers . . .

May 22, 2017


“[The] copyright infringement claim can live long and prosper if the Axanar works are substantially similar.” (Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc.)

May 19, 2017

http://www.courthousenews.com/spat-over-star-trek-fan-film-headed-to-trial/

Excerpt:  A jury will be the final frontier for a fledgling production company intent on creating its own Star Trek movie titled “Axanar,” a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

“1kg of fentanyl costs around $4,000…and yields profits of $1.6m on the streets…1kg of heroin costs around $6,000 [and yields] a few hundred thousand dollars.”

May 19, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21722189-criminalisation-not-right-way-approach-it-or-other-drugs-fentanyl-next-wave

“…`psychonauts’, mostly educated young men, excited by the chance to ingest new substances and discuss their explorations with others…”

May 19, 2017

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21722164-legal-highs-fentanyl-there-are-more-drugs-offer-ever-expanding