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Does Dozier Internet Law produce good results for clients? The SecureComputer case may provide an answer…

I Hate Linux has a fascinating article, which was also featured on the Jim River Report, on Dozier Internet Law…. before their meltdown on the DirectBuy threats, before they so damaged Cuppy’s Coffee’s reputation that CC needed to higher a P.R. firm…. there was Secure Computer, LLC.

The case featured all the usual nonsense from Dozier. Just like they publiclly squabble with blogs while DirectBuy’s reputation suffers, they issued press releases in the SecureComputer case. In separate suits, Microsoft and the State of Washington sued Secure Computer,” so Secure Computer made the mistake of contracting Dozier Internet Law.

If you’ve been reading this blog over the past few days, you know what a mistake that is.

Secure Computer’s nightwmare continues, as the Microsoft case drags on. But SecureComputer already had to pull its product from the market and pay one million dollars to the State of Washington.

In a discussion forum on this blog, former Dozier law firm employees complained about the bad working environment at the company. With victories like SecureComputer, Cuppy’s Coffee, and DirectBuy under their belt, no wonder Dozier employees are not happy!

Department of Homeland Security Bitchslaps Sony Records

DHS Official Weighs In on Sony,” by Brian Krebs, Security Fix, 11 November 2005, http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2005/11/the_bush_admini.html (from Instapundit, also at Avery Parker, False Positives, Griff John, Groovy Soup, Life on the Wicked Stage, Martin McKeay, PC Doctor, Rare Patterns, and Steve’s Stuff

While discussing my legal troubles with , I mentioned that Sony-BMG purposefully and knowingly hacked the computers of people who bought their CDs. Consumers weren’t the only ones outraged…

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Glenn Reynolds noted that the Assistant Secretary for Policy is upset, too:

“I wanted to raise one point of caution as we go forward, because we are also responsible for maintaining the security of the information infrastructure of the United States and making sure peoples’ [and] businesses’ computers are secure. … There’s been a lot of publicity recently about tactics used in pursuing protection for music and DVD CDs in which questions have been raised about whether the protection measures install hidden files on peoples’ computers that even the system administrators can’t find.”

In a remark clearly aimed directly at Sony and other labels, Stewart continued: “It’s very important to remember that it’s your intellectual property — it’s not your computer. And in the pursuit of protection of intellectual property, it’s important not to defeat or undermine the security measures that people need to adopt in these days.

To make it better, Sony-BMG didn’t just weaken America against terrorists… but also the bird flu!

If we have an avian flu outbreak here and it is even half as bad as the 1918 flu, we will be enormously dependent on being able to get remote access for a large number of people, and keeping the infrastructure functioning is going to be a matter of life and death and we take it very seriously.”

It wouldn’t take a SecretWar for a conspiracy to hurt the United States — only powerful corrupt greed and negligence. I’ve written before on software like war. And Dr. once linked to a tdaxp post on network attacks.

This may be the best thing the DHS has ever done. Mad props to Homeland Security! Shout-out to the de-part-ment!