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Subject: Re: Signing off.

Re: Signing off.

From: Neon John <>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 15:18:22 -0500

On Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:23:41 -0500, "Michael E. DiFebbo"
<> wrote:

>Neon John wrote:
>> When one spends months in daily contact
>> with lawyers one tends to get a good education on the subject matter
>> at hand.
>> OK, you can go back to playing now.
>Sorry, perhaps I shouldn't have asked you to support the legal advice
>that you've dispensed here, but I guess after three years of law school
>and twelve years in practice, I just can't help it.

Heck, I've worked for more than 12 years as a hired expert (not an
expert WITNESS - I have no desire to sit in the witness chair) in
litigation support - medical electronics and software issues mostly.

You and I both know that I'm not dispensing legal advice.

So, I see from WestLaw that you're an associate with White and
Williams LLP working with insurance litigation. Any intellectual
property law experience? Ever been involved with an infringement
suit? (And why are you an associate after 12 years and not a junior
partner?) If not then it would be like me, a nuclear engineer,
attempting to pontificate on civil engineering matters. I know
something about engineering but I for sure don't know anything about,
say, soil conditions in the area.

Since you're a lawyer and presumably have access to Westlaw, why don't
you research it and put some numbers to the supposition that someone
inadvertently infringing a copyright with a non-commercial project has
had to do anything other than stop infringing. I bet the number, if
any, is in the single digits.

OK, enough. I'm finished with this thread. It has degenerated into
non-productive sniping. I think the various positions are known, if
not, hopefully, engraved in stone. Perhaps after this flareup dies
down this policy will be quietly reconsidered for the benefit of


John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Received on 2006-03-10

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