Fun With Lawyers

Yeah, I know, sounds unlikely, but here are a few good examples.

The FBI sent a cease and desist order to Wikipedia regarding its use of the official FBI insignia that adorns the page for the FBI. The FBI decided to try misapplying and misquoting the law but in this case the lawyers for the targeted company were not cowed. Wikipedia’s lawyers write in part: Entertainingly, in support for your argument, you included a version of 701 in which you removed the very phrases that subject the statute to ejusdem generis analysis. While we
appreciate your desire to revise the statute to reflect your expansive vision of it, the fact is that we must work with the actual language of the statute, not the aspirational version of Section 701 that you forwarded to us.

As well as other beautiful snark such as You may recall that in my initial email response to your estimable
Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Binney,

It reminds me of the letters that Piratebay sends back to lawyers that contact them. If you have the time, their Legal Threats page is an entertaining read


1 Response to “Fun With Lawyers”

  1. August 9, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    Pirate bay is blocked. The govt does not like them. I will have to take you word for how wonderful they are.

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