The Producer, the Librarian, and the Promise-Breaker

TLDR: This changes nothing. Today the Librarian of Congress announced new rules promulgated pursuant to the Librarian's rulemaking authority under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to exempt certain actions from the prohibition against circumvention of copyright protection systems found in 17 U.S.C. §1201. The "anti-circumvention provision" states:No…

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Gill v. OPM Update

Sixteen months ago, I reported on Gill v. Office of Personnel Management, a suit against various governmental agencies by same-sex married and widowed persons challenging the constitutionality of §3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (specifically, Judge Joseph L…

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Twelve Days of Kylie

Here they all are, in (almost) one playlist: httpvp://www.youtube.com/viewplaylist?p=BAA076F15D7DE89F httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMFwgGKdP8I Now go buy Aphrodite, on sale today! (No, I didn't get a free copy, or anything else at all from Kylie or her record company.)…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 12

"All The Lovers", from her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite, (2010). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMFwgGKdP8I Aphrodite goes on sale tomorrow!…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 11

"I Believe in You", from her compilation album, Ultimate Kylie, (2004). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4CyGy-nNM8 Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 10

"Come Into My World", also from her eighth studio album, Fever, (2001). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrPTKWMTr3Y This video takes a really complicated concept and makes it look simple. Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kyle: Day 9

"Can't Get You Out of My Head", from her eighth studio album, Fever, (2001). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFx3WX4DES0 Sorry, the quality on this one is pathetic. I can't find a better one though. Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 8

"On A Night Like This", also from her seventh studio album, Light Years, (2000). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9XTJwHlnew Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 7

"Spinning Around", from her seventh studio album, Light Years, (2000). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLhpNTTHvw This single went gold in Australia before it was even released. Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 6

"Did It Again", from her sixth studio album, Impossible Princess, (1997). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTRBnyrMgH4 Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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McDonald v. Chicago

The Supreme Court decided McDonald v. Chicago, the sequel to D.C. v. Heller, this morning. A majority held that the Second Amendment applies to state and local governments and threw out Chicago's ban on handguns. A plurality of four Justices (Alito, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy) held that the Second Amendment…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 5

"Confide in Me", from her fifth studio album, Kylie Minogue, (1994). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiHLfZp9ezU Despite the theme of the video, this song always made me think Kylie should do a Bond theme. She's never done one yet. Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 4

"Give Me Just a Little More Time", from her fourth studio album, Let's Get to It, (1992). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYkk9ZpohEY Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 3

"What Do I Have To Do", from her third studio album, Rhythm of Love, (1990). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oicIrEBjAxc Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 2

"Hand on Your Heart", from her second studio album, Enjoy Yourself, (1989). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvTqJXumr3k Kylie's new studio album, Aphrodite goes on sale Tuesday July 6th.…

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Twelve Days of Kylie: Day 1

A cover of "The Loco-Motion" by Gerry Goffin and Carole King from her first studio album, Kylie, (1988). httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGyxzI8UfxI She first recorded this song in 1987 and released it as her debut single. That recording topped the Australian charts for 7 weeks. Kylie's new…

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Facelift

The Chamberlain announces a facelift to the site. Full functionality has been restored, though some minor changes may still occur. Please notify the Chamberlain of any errors. ~ Chamberlain of Content…

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Get Used To It, Kid

From the Sunderland Echo, via Angry People in Local Newspapers, comes this quote from a (UK) government bureaucrat, in response to criticism of a "minimalist" playpark populated exclusively by concrete plinths of varying height after a child is injured by whacking his head on one: The design provided in the…

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The Rules

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More Cable Woes

I don't think I mentioned it, but last August, right after I took the bar exam, I moved out of my law school apartment in Lesser Northeast Key Midwestern Swing State City and (shudder) moved back in with my mother in Greater Key Midwestern Swing State City, because I didn't…

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