Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sony revenues were £45 Billion ($68 Billion) last year, so the fine was 0.0005% of revenue.
Dan Worth reports:
Sony has given up its appeal over a fine of £250,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) having originally vowed to fight the case. The firm claimed it has done so in order to avoid revealing information on its security procedures [Or lack thereof? Bob] rather than because it now agrees with the fine.
Read more on V3.

“After hearing from politicians who were upset that journalists were writing bad things (or no things) about them, we have decided to become more journalist=friendly.”
Department of Justice Report on Review of News Media Policies
Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department Report on Revised Media Guidelines: After conducting a rigorous review of internal Justice Department guidelines governing investigations and other law enforcement matters that involve journalists, Attorney General Eric Holder today released a report outlining several key reforms to the department’s protocols, as well as the following statement:
“The Department of Justice is firmly committed to ensuring our nation’s security, and protecting the American people, while at the same time safeguarding the freedom of the press. These revised guidelines will help ensure the proper balance is struck when pursuing investigations into unauthorized disclosures. While these reforms will make a meaningful difference, there are additional protections that only Congress can provide. [Translation: “The law still allows us to do whatever we want.” Bob] For that reason, we continue to support the passage of media shield legislation. I look forward to working with leaders from both parties to achieve this goal, and am grateful to all of the journalists, free speech advocates, experts, and Administration leaders who have come together in recent weeks – in good faith, and with mutual respect – to guide and inform the changes we announce today.”

It appears that this parallels my research, blending technology and education. Still no push-button learning tool.
Developing an E-Curriculum in Law and Technology
Legal practice and legal education are both at challenging inflection points, where much of how and what we do as lawyers and how and what we have taught as legal educators comes under scrutiny. Legal technology is an important factor in driving the challenges we face. As we reform our curriculums in this moment of change, we should be guided by considerations of value added, values added, and economic sustainability. Law and technology is an area that is ripe for expansion in our teaching, with the possibility of satisfying all of these criteria. It also provides ample room for scholarly examination. Creating opportunities for learning how technology is shaping legal practice should be a priority for any school looking to provide a useful education for the lawyers of the present, let alone the future.”

I look forward to more geo-gastronomic maps!
… The Pizza Belt is defined as "the area of the United States where the chance of obtaining an adequate-to-good slice of pizza from a randomly chosen pizzeria is greater than 50 percent."

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