Monthly Archives: April 2012

US Tax Court Reverses IRS’s Determination that 7 Alleged Independent Contractors Were Employees, but Holds Employer Liable for Employment Taxes & Penalties as to 3 Other Workers.

In John Keller, Action Auto Body v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2012-62, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service reclassified ten workers at an auto repair shop as employees instead of independent contractors as the shop had claimed. The IRS issued a notice … Continue reading

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An Ominous Sign For Traditional Academic Publishers? Harvard Faculty Pushing Open Access Publishing.

Thanks to Lawrence Lessig’s Twitter feed, today I came across a memorandum from the Harvard University Faculty Advisory Council lamenting that “[m]any large journal publishers have made the scholarly communication environment fiscally unsustainable and academically restrictive,” and encouraging faculty and … Continue reading

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US 9th Circuit: Computer Fraud & Abuse Act Targets Unauthorized Access to Computerized Information, Not Its Subsequent Misuse or Misappropriation.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gave a restrictive reading to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”), rejecting its use to remedy violations of a private company’s computer use policies by the company’s employee. United States v. Nosal, … Continue reading

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