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nov 18 – building it

filed my brief, felt good about what i said and how i said it, cold water from jason worried about offending, disappointment from phil that he hadn’t had his chance at it, nothing back from anyone else; suppose i’m just wrong, the merits don’t count because they are not being presented right, that can’t be, or can it; is the fact that my style is not that of a law firm a strike against me?

just felt power from the dealer’s position, pushed in with a bet six times larger than the limpers, poker a betting game depending a lot on position, looking either for a good hand or good position with what you see as weakness already shown in front of you where they see strength from you and even if they think you are bluffing have nothing to bluff you out with but a bluff of their own, which you’d best watch for, and watch for the guy doing the position play to be vulnerable to it. i wish i had full feel for it, for the variation of how the cards play into the betting game as the tournament moves along, the sit and go table a training marvel. see and feel the basic move from dealer’s position when the action is limped around to you

you don’t exist in cyberspace if you don’t exist on the net. if you do exist in cyberspace you be. be. budha says be. i & i be by blogging thought in action in thinking and doing

ok, so edit today’s email thread. i follow the link to darnton.

Can We Create a National Digital Library?

fight my way through a poll but because it’s the new york review of books i don’t mind

he begins with a questionable statement:
“Simple as it sounds, the question is extraordinarily complex.”

more to say

Good Piece in the Register

World’s dumbest file-sharer guilty for third time

Everyone loses

By Andrew Orlowski

Orlowski observes:

Copyright and the statutory damages framework are unchanged – as they were after the Tenenbaum verdict, in which Nesson had vowed to “put the record industry on trial.” Thomas-Rasset maintains her innocence in defiance of all reason – part of the reason for the original guilty verdict three years ago was that her peers felt she was insulting their intelligence, and wasting public money by bringing such a weak case to court. The plaintiffs will never see the damages, and don’t want it anyway. The defendant’s lawyers have been working pro bono, so there’s an opportunity cost for them, too.

why are we in it

what are we fighting for


an addition to the Register piece – subsequent to the initial rejection of my amicus offering, Judge Davis accepted my amicus brief, asked the riaa to respond, to which, when they did, i replied. The issues are now finally coming clear. Four trials now demonstrate that the court’s misapplication of the copyright law predictably leads to wildly excessive unconstitutional verdicts. Something is obviously wrong.

Orlowski concludes, “Nobody has become richer, or wiser. And Thomas-Rasset insists it must drag on. ® “

One can see that Orlowski does not play poker. as bob seger sings in face the promise, you won’t stop there. game still on.


Jamaica and America’s War on Drugs

new york daily news

7:08:15 AM
May 29, 2010
No amount of money, police powers, weaponry, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safer, only an end to prohibition can do that. How much longer are you willing to foolishly risk your own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution? If you support prohibition then you’ve helped trigger the worst crime wave in history.

Read more:

poker – the legal game –

the lesson of the wire
i am pryzbylewski
david simon and prez, please come to harvard
we are teachers who want to teach poker in schools
to teach kids how the numbers work

we assert that those of you who want to hold us back are not good at numbers
just knot your thing

_eon_ assignment: watch prez teach kids numbers with dice: want to play numbers with freerice: who will do it live with jamaica: #openeducation

now we will see copy-right’s real strategy

From: Joel Tenenbaum
Date: Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:52 AM
Subject: [cyberone-riaa] [Fwd: riaa]


“Indeed, many in the music industry felt the lawsuits had outlived their

game of gotcha

Power plays by the rules only when it suits its purpose
Now the court in Oregon is realizing it has some
Including the power to put their reality back in the face of authority
Power we think comes from on top
Power comes from within

Here’s an article in the new york times about Breyer listening and hearing what the Oregon judges are saying, speaking in their lawyer’s language about instructions to the jury, and Souter asking core questions.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon
gotta love it

adam liptak

and then Roberts batting clean-up
where’s he from
home run

“Is there a way for us to ensure against a bad-faith response to our decision?”
Justice Souter asked. Chief Justice Roberts had an answer. Get to the issue at the core so that our decision earns respect. The Supreme Court has no troops to enforce its judgments on lower courts. Supreme Court authority is respect for law, which starts with judges understanding the true source of their power.

where is a transcript of this magnificent exchange
where is the audio/video
why do i not have this to teach to my class

today’s a busy day
here’s from matt:


I have class from 10am-12:45pm. Other than that I am available.

As a rough note to get things started, here is a (probably non-exhaustive) list of things we need to produce/discuss:

1. Request for leave to file reply to plaintiffs’ opposition to our amended counterclaim (ASAP!)
2. Request for leave to file reply to plaintiffs’ opposition to our motion to add RIAA (ASAP!)
3. Request for leave to file reply to plaintiffs’ opposition to our discovery plan (if we chose to do so, and if that is even possible… ASAP!)
4. Produce all three of those documents
5. Figure out what to do if we want to appeal the order against Tova to the 3rd Circuit (if we choose to do so)
6. Figure out how to comply with plaintiffs’ proposed discovery plan, because I think Judge Gertner probably will either adopt their plan or a modified version (provided we don’t/cant reply)
7. Figure out how to prepare all of the discovery stuff we’ll need to do soon anyway (esp. preparing expert reports on our experts)
8. How we’re going to handle the hearing in RI, including whether we’re going to request electronic recording
9. Finalize plans for our motion to allow electronic recording of the D.Mass proceedings
10. Decide how to distribute/coordinate all of this stuff with finals/Xmas break looming


from shubham
-For the reply brief on the amended counterclaim (item 1 above):
A. Argue that the court does in fact have inherent federal authority to allow redress for abuse of process.
B. Argue that our state law abuse of process pleadings are sufficient to continue to trial
C. Argue that the first amendment cannot justify their litigation campaign
D. Unconstitutional delegation argument
E. Civil v. Criminal argument
F. Unconstitutional excessive damages argument

from doc searls

Another example of RIAA heartlessness:




joel fights back

presidential poker game

sitting with position on obama
waits for obama to make his play
not hillary
what does that say
what does that say
to whom is he speaking
mccain sees a tell and makes his play

all-in with palin
straight talk rollin
mccain the maverick fighter
alaska woman at his side
choo choo who do you choose

obama seen and raised
action now to him


obama internet platform

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

draft lessig
to be chairman of the fcc

put the net in the hands of people who love it

Forwarded conversation
Subject: obama platform

From: Charles Nesson
Date: Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 9:44 AM
To: Lawrence Lessig

on monday night (july 28) i am hosting a Listen to America platform meeting on Internet Democracy and Education.
where better to start than with your thought. what would you say is platform number one?

From: Lawrence Lessig
Date: Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 6:13 PM
To: Charles Nesson


From: Charles Nesson
Date: Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 8:40 AM
To: Lawrence Lessig

you put a . after trust

trust what
trust whom
trust why

From: Lawrence Lessig
Date: Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 7:50 PM
To: Charles Nesson

trust in the very idea of government. that differences might be differences of good faith. that agreement might be won for the right reason.

forward to eon


i have an idea
a story starts with isaac’s email

Forwarded conversation
Subject: gallery XIV

From: William Kerr
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:41 PM
To: Charles Nesson , Isaac Meister

hi isaac –

i’m planning to get to the gallery early tomorrow morning – so feel
free to come at 10:30 or anytime after 8:30am.

…as we siad, it’d be great to have a few snippets from last night to
use in my next mass communication/press release. we’ll talk about
that tomorrow.

but the live feed is going to be simply amazing.

508.735.1016 cell

gallery director – Gallery XIV Boston
37 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118

(617) 482-1414
From: Isaac Meister
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:47 PM
Cc: Charles Nesson

Hi Will,

Bad news on that front – the audio we captured, starting with Charlie’s speech to the camera, is unrecoverable. The incompatible mic adapter HLS media services provided didn’t do the job expected, in spite of the fact that during operation last night everything seemed to be working fine. I’m completely redoing the setup and will test every link in the chain to make sure this doesn’t happen again. If the video without audio will be of any use to you, I can of course provide you with that, but no dice aside from that.

I’ll see you tomorrow and we can test things.


Isaac Meister
+1 617 312-3262 (m)
From: William Kerr
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:55 PM
To: Isaac Meister
Cc: Charles Nesson

oh well. that’s what we thought might be….

..for now, i think that video without audio will be good. just fine.
maybe there are a few particularly interesting moments? we can use
these bits to promote the channel going *LIVE* — and then we can make
some announcements for our programming for the next few weeks, at
least. i’m ready to be here all of the time…even change our summer
hours to be open at night…we’ll see what makes most sense (cents)

i’m planning to sent another communication to my list + press release
tomorrow afternon. i can announce the live show them too if it’s all
worked out.

From: Charles Nesson
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 6:15 PM
To: Isaac Meister

isaac, please call me

when appropriate (in my judgment) to an open project and not sensitive (in my judgment) in terms of privacy, i may post email to my blog. all privacy requests respected.
From: Charles Nesson
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 6:20 PM
To: Isaac Meister

you are kidding, right?


isaac wasn’t kidding. a mono connector from a stereo mic twisted our sound into buzz unrecoverable. ouch.

here’s audio to run as voice over.


here is audio mix thanks to wayne and a DJ friend in san francisco to run under


eager to get running

The Rhetoric Room at Gallery XIV

For most people, “Rhetoric” is synonymous with bullshit. But in classical terms it is the art of communicating effectively. Indeed, how we express our most important ideas, whether in politics, business, or everyday life, plays a critical role in shaping the world we live in. If “ideas have consequences,” as a philosopher once titled an important book about our culture, then so too do words, images and sounds have meaning. For it is rhetoric, after all, that articulates our ideas and gives them wings to fly and allows them to propagate.

The Rhetoric Room is an interactive experiment promoting various modes of effective communication about big ideas. The rhetoric used to promote them ranges from political debate to art to multi-media presentations through video, radio, music, theatre and the Internet. Our goal is to raise the level of discourse by restoring rhetoric to an honorable role in society. No bull. Please join us.

Rhetoric Room Sponsors

Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society

Schedule of Events

July 28, 2008





exciting news. at our ABRAHAM_OBAMA party wednesday will be andrew brokos, my best living proof next to howard lederer that poker is a game of skill, known online as foucault, the poker philosopher. who is currently playing in the world series of poker. he is returning to boston on monday and will come to our party. it’s a great opportunity for us to hear his stories and celebrate his achievements at the tournament. if you know anyone who would be interested in meeting him or playing poker please invite him or her to join us at galleryXIV 450 harrison st in the south end at 7pm on Wednesday JULY !6 2008. fern and i will provide wine beer snacks. and hopefully music. please respond with thoughts suggestions contributions of any sort and please try to attend. we’ll have a lot of fun.


look what comes from andrew in the morning email