Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

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    Just days after the Supreme Court issued its Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission decision allowing unlimited outside spending in elections, President Obama, in his first State of the Union address, warned that the decision “will open a floodgate for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.”

    According to the Washington Post, Justice Samuel Alito, who was sitting in the chamber alongside his fellow Supreme Court jurists as Obama spoke, “winced at the accusation and muttered ‘not true.’”

    Ah, memories.

    And today in the WSJ: Tr mp Treasury exempts charities from donor data disclosure

    …where “charities” includes “social welfare” groups like (of course!) the National Rifle Association.

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      Also like PP?

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      Gasp – a topic that you and I might find agreement on.

      Citizen’s United yields an abysmal result. Juristic persons simply are not real persons, and pretending otherwise is an invitation to disaster.

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        “Citizen’s United yields an abysmal result. Juristic persons simply are not real persons, and pretending otherwise is an invitation to disaster.”

        I didn’t think that was what was held. They held, I thought, that corporations get consitutional protections just as well as real persons. They understood that they were juristic and not real persons, and noted such in the case. They didn’t pretend otherwise. Iirc.

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          just as well as

          You type the words and yet fail to grasp the import.

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    >>Prof. Amy Adler: Why Art Does Not Need Copyright (Source: SSRN)
    >>This is because scholars have failed to take into account the single most important value for participants in the art market: the norm of authenticity, which renders copyright law superfluous.

    More trash. This one has the feel of a paid for paper by Google. I see Dennis continues to link to the worst trash in the internet.

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    >>Dr. Zia Qureshi: Intellectual Property, not Intellectual Monopoly: Reforming the System (Source: The Daily Star)

    This one is total trash especially considering eBay.

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