Posts tagged "2008"

Former Wikipedia Foundation GC on Wikipedia's place between copyright liability and free speech

Today, websites including Google and Wordpress are protesting two bills by symbolically blacking out parts of their sites. Wikipedia, the online, user-generated encyclopedia, is taking it even further, by shutting its entire website--except pages related to the bills--for an entire 24 hours. The blackouts are meant to draw attention to the Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R.3261) and the Protect IP Act (S.968). The bills seek to prevent piracy online by giving intellectual property owners the power to get court orders that can require search engines to stop linking to an offending site or prevent advertisers from continuing to advertise on the offending site.

From the Vault: Jere Beasley's tractor safety victory

In the inaugural issue of Alabama Super Lawyers, back in 2008, we featured Jere Beasley, senior member of the firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles. Beasley is credited for ensuring a major tractor manufacturer incorporated rollover protection into its vehicles, thanks to a case he took to trial in September 1993. From the piece:

From the Vault: TBS' Louise Sams on How Plans Can Be Limiting

In the August 2008 issue of Super Lawyers -- Corporate Counsel Edition, we featured Louise Sams, executive vice president and general counsel of TBS, Inc. and president of TBS International. The piece retells a story of how, during a job interview, Sams was asked where she saw herself in 10 years and gave an unexpected response: