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John wears two hats – columnist and lawyer. He writes a monthly column, Leading-Edge Law, for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on breaking legal issues in the e-commerce, intellectual property and high-tech fields. He’s been writing columns since 1998.
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Is the Business Software Alliance’s Bite as Fierce as its Advertised Bark?

Monday, February 25th, 2002

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (February 25, 2002) Should your company fear the Business Software Alliance and, if so, how much? The BSA is a coalition of the world’s largest software manufacturers, such as Microsoft and IBM. Its most visible purpose is to combat the illegal copying of its members’ software. The BSA’s mere existence Read the full article…

Does the U.S. Constitution Allow States to Have Laws Exiling Spam?

Monday, January 28th, 2002

Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch January 28, 2002 The French playwright Moliere once wrote “Nearly all men die of their remedies and not of their illnesses.” In the realm of medicine, this phrase once was almost universally true. For example, our first president, George Washington, died in 1799, purportedly from a severe throat infection. Yet, Read the full article…