Did you know that Congress is not required to read the Bills that they pass into law? Doesn’t that seem strange?
- Could your lawyer say that he shouldn’t have to read the contracts you’re supposed to sign?
- Could your accountant say she doesn’t have to check the numbers on your bank statements or your tax returns?
- Aren’t lawyers and accountants subject to laws governing their conduct in such matters?
- And hasn’t Congress passed a law saying that every CEO needs to know and be responsible for the contents of every financial statement his or her company makes public?
Shouldn’t Congress have to live by the kind of rules and laws they impose on others? The answer is clearly yes.
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This band seemed to come out of nowhere recently for me. I cant really give them total props for originality, but I find their lyrics very refreshing in a twisted simple way.
I often refer to this album as Music for people with safe words. I enjoy the expression of a relationship thats necessarily frustrating.
The theme is as if the writer is delighted in fact that his relationship is in some sort of happy disarray.
I’ve just read the most concise and clear explanation of the core
broken bits of copyright law I think I’ve ever come across and I wanted
to post it real fast.
I follow copyright, patent, intellectual property rights, and
digital restriction management (DRM) news pretty closely. I’ve wanted
to write a series of articles on these issues for some time now because
I think that the concepts and terms need to be explained in a much
clearer fashion. The Government and industry has one way of talking
about things, the activists have another, and the media just seems to
muddle, confuse, and generally screw it all up.