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December 8, 2009 11:49 AM   Subscribe

Interview with Marc Randazza Remember the Glenn Beck copyright infringement lawsuit? Did you enjoy the arguments of the defending lawyer?(PDF) That was Marc Randazza.
"With the legal blogosphere, we are back to open courts. In the 1800s, people went to court for entertainment. You could make all sorts of claims, but they had to stand up in front of your friends and neighbors. In a way, that’s what is happening now. If you file a case like that, and the legal blogosphere gets wind of it, be prepared for the fall out."
posted by Kirth Gerson (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
We need more lawyers like this. By the end of the PDF I was muttering "FINISH HIM!"
posted by mrbill at 12:10 PM on December 8, 2009 [6 favorites]


I hope I'm not the only one who googled "transgender weightlifters having sex with Lego people" after reading this.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:25 PM on December 8, 2009


I know Randazza semi-personally. What a great guy.
posted by jock@law at 12:37 PM on December 8, 2009


I hope I'm not the only one who googled "transgender weightlifters having sex with Lego people" after reading this.

I Googled it months ago and am surprised to see it reappear in this context.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:38 PM on December 8, 2009 [4 favorites]


I loved this "Dipshit Mad Libs" bit from the interview:

"She wrote really disturbing stories about child abuse. They weren’t true; they were pure fiction. The content was very disturbing, but I focused on the fact that a prosecutor wanted to put an American in jail for writing fiction. FICTION! Once you can focus on that, the content doesn’t matter."

Why not?

"To me, it’s a political issue, and it’s about living in a free society. You have to have the right to your thoughts. Look, if I were a dictator, I’d love to ban Sarah Palin’s new book—it’s dipshit Mad Libs—but I believe that the greatest crime is the suppression of thought."
posted by Jody Tresidder at 12:51 PM on December 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


Jubal Harshaw, is that you?
posted by vilthuril at 12:54 PM on December 8, 2009 [2 favorites]


This list was apparently written by his secretary.
posted by muddgirl at 1:38 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


This interview helped remind me that lawyers are people too.
posted by chillmost at 1:49 PM on December 8, 2009


This interview helped remind me that lawyers are people too.

As I am a person and a lawyer, I am relieved.

It would be nice if we could avoid lawyer bashing on MeFi.
posted by bearwife at 3:18 PM on December 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think his Glenn Beck brief is funny but he seems to have some issues with women, going from the list his secretary wrote ("One day he asked me if I was pregnant because 'Your boobs look way bigger today.'" Not an employment lawyer, apparently!) and stuff on his blog ("Of course, if I was married to a bitch that looked like an Amish man, I’d be a bit screwed up too.").
posted by autoclavicle at 6:24 PM on December 8, 2009


I am glad this guy is practicing law. I am also glad not all lawyers are like him.
posted by brain_drain at 7:11 PM on December 8, 2009


On the one hand, he's a great lawyer.

On the other hand, he seems like kind of an arsehole, if his secretary is any guide.
posted by rodgerd at 9:51 PM on December 8, 2009


It may be pedantic, but please, please, please, the Glenn Beck case had nothing whatsoever to do with copyright infringement: it was alleged cybersquatting, which is in a completely different branch of intellectual property law. Nor was it, strictly speaking, a lawsuit...
posted by Skeptic at 12:00 AM on December 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


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