• No, a chatbot can’t automatically sue Equifax for $25,000

    No, a chatbot can’t automatically sue Equifax for $25,000

    Making the rounds today is a chatbot that claims it will let you sue Equifax for thousands of dollars in small claims court without using a lawyer. The Verge boldly stated you can claim up to $25,000 dollars, and the chatbot says that it’s the “first case of a fully automated lawsuit.” While it would be cool to fill out a form and get a check a few months later, this… Read More

  • To Fix Cybersecurity Law, Ask More Questions Crunch Network

    To Fix Cybersecurity Law, Ask More Questions

    When a company realizes that it may have been hacked, its first call often is not to outside forensics consultants, security firms or even to law enforcement. Too often, the company first must consult with its lawyers. Lots and lots of lawyers. And for good reason. Our system of cybersecurity and privacy laws is difficult to navigate, and exposes companies to large penalties for failure to… Read More

  • YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies

    YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies

    Launching out of the latest YC class, Ironclad is an automated service to help companies draft, organize and execute common legal paperwork. Expensive legal bills are often an unwelcome reality for young startups. Lawyers charge hundreds of dollars an hour, but are often a company’s only option for correctly preparing things like financial documents and sales contracts. Read More

  • Inside Jobs: What Loudr’s In-House Attorney Loves About Digging Into Legal Docs

    Inside Jobs: What Loudr’s In-House Attorney Loves About Digging Into Legal Docs

    Lawyers are infamous for having jobs that are hard to understand. There’s a reason why “legalese” is a term, after all. But Annie Lin, the senior counsel at music licensing and distribution platform startup Loudr, is part of a rare breed: She is an attorney who can both function at the highest level of her field and happily try to explain what she does on a day-to-day basis in… Read More

  • Dude emails AT&T CEO, offered a Cease and Desist for his troubles

    Hey, guys! Guess what happens if you try to send an email to the AT&T CEO? AT&T sends out their lawyers and threatens you with a cease and desist letter. A guy named Giorgio G. emailed AT&T asking about rates and whether he can get an iPhone upgrade. Obviously, Randall Stephenson isn’t in the customer service game so he doesn’t want silly emails like that. So… Read More

  • What Psystar needs now is lawyers, sweet lawyers digs down into what Psystar really needs to keep itself alive during the sure and swift onslaught of litigation that will some hit them broadside. Here’s the rub. According the the OS X license: “This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. You agree not to install, use or run the… Read More

  • G.I. Joe C&D: Oh no, this is real

    It’s sad, but true. Those leaked pictures of the cast of the G.I. Joe live action are real and the movie looks like it’s going to make us all cry. Who died and made Dennis Quaid Hawk? Hello sir or madam, This is a follow up to a DMCA notice that was sent to you regarding unauthorized use of copyrighted images on your site. The images used in the story conatined within the URL… Read More

  • Another questionable class-action against Microsoft

    So hot on the heels of the Washingtonians alleging Microsoft misled consumers with its “Vista-Capable” stickers, a San Diego resident has started another lawsuit against the software giant. He says that Halo 3 “consistently causes the Xbox 360 to crash, freeze, or lock up while the game is being played.” Considering the problems with the 360 and the numbers that have… Read More

  • "Vista-Capable"-stickered PC's Vista-incapable; Microsoft to pay?

    So some Washington folks are getting all ornery over what they believe is a misleading sticker put on new computers during the lead-up to the Vista release. “Windows Vista Capable,” boasted the stickers proudly. Of course, many were only capable of running Home Basic, the most spartan of the many flavors of Vista, which does not include the flashy Aero effects. A group of… Read More

  • ZML is for movies

    Say hello to the source of the MPAA’s next ulcer. It’s, a site with similar ultra-simplicity and low, low pricing to former heavyweight music champ The site offers movies in varying levels of quality, with the lower resolution movies starting at $1.99 and the highest resolution movies (DVD-quality) topping out at $4.99. If it sounds too good to be true, it… Read More

  • Court case might change the laws of second-hand buying: Craigslist, eBay, others in jeopardy

    I’m always scared of lawyers. We live in litigious times, and lawyers are the “new priesthood, baby!” They’re involved in everything. When I got my first “cease and desist” from Apple, we had a party. I’m not sure what that says about me or Apple, but it makes a point: when threatened, we rattle our sabers in the form of calling our… Read More

  • IBM Attacks Amazon in Court

    IBM has announced that it has filed against Amazon two patent infringement suits in two courts in the Eastern District of Texas. The manufacturer stated that it has attempted to resolve with the retailer the issues for four years. According to The Inquirer, the patents in question are: 5,796,97 – presenting apps in an interactive service; 5,442,771 – storing data in an… Read More