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Edible Arrangements Denies Funding Terrorists

Responding to yesterday's story on BlueMauMau, the attorney for Edible Arrangements & founder Tariq Farid claims that neither the franchise system nor Farid support terrorism.

The Ad That Changed The World: 50 Years of Sullivan

Not many advertisements are in the permanent collection of the National Archives.

Canada Rules Hyperlinks Not Defamatory

The Supreme Court of Canada struck a blow for internet free speech.

Habits of Annoying Lawyers

Trademark and media law guru Ron Coleman lists seven highly annoying habits of lawyers who send overreaching cease-and-desist letters to intimidate writers. Here's three of the seven.

Counterpoint: You Are Wrong, Steinberg

Let there be NO doubt, Robert Zarco and his law firm represent franchisees. Anybody who really knows my firm and the work we do knows that Robert Zarco is first and foremost the champion of franchisees across the country and around the world.

Point: Sue me, Bob Zarco

If Robert Zarco is going to sue everyone who speaks the truth about Cold Stone Creamery, he'd better hire a few more associates.

CNBC Shelves Cold Stone Story after Zarco Attacks

Cold Stone complains to CNBC that there show wasn't fair and CNBC pulls show
CNBC films a Cold Stone ice cream mix being made, source/CNBC

SCOTTSDALE, AZ –  CNBC unexpectedly pulled its documentary Behind the Counter: The Untold Story of Franchising after receiving a threatening letter from Kahala’s newly retained counsel Robert Zarco.

Should the Web be Imprisoned?

Should there be a line in the sand in America, Australia or anywhere for that matter? The real fear is that if governments control free speech then there is no free speech.

White House Threatens Future of Internet

A September 29 meeting at the White House may have a major impact on the future of free speech and the Internet. Drug lobbyists are seeking to get ICANN to delete the domain name registrations of companies which do not comply with US law, even if those companies are based overseas and are complying with the laws of their native countries.