Archive for March, 2011

WrestleMania Preview: How Wrestlers Can File Complaints With Government Agencies (Part 1 – OSHA)

Published March 21st, 2011, Uncategorized

WrestleMania will take place in Atlanta in 13 days. The following night the World Wrestling Entertainment crew will do a live shoot of Monday Night Raw, setting up all the feuds and plot lines for the next round of touring shows and pay-per-views. Retired wrestler Marc Mero (“Johnny B. Badd” and other handles) likened the […]

‘It’s the Concussion Crisis, Stupid – Fed Probe of Football Helmet Safety Must Not Scratch the Surface’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published March 21st, 2011, Uncategorized

Senator Tom Udall’s proposed bill on football helmet safety, announced last week, is a step on the road to national sports concussion reform. An analogy might be the scandal over the quality of the body armor secured for our troops in Asia. Policy questions are rarely about hardware. They’re about software – the human decisions […]

WWE’s John Cena Has New Concussion – Or ‘Concussion’

Published March 18th, 2011, Uncategorized

A story is making the rounds that World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena suffered a concussion on Monday night’s Raw show. The Concussion Blog even picked it up. But since the source of the report is Cena’s own Twitter feed, I advise all readers to raise three fingers in front of your eyes and count […]

Dear Attorney General Holder: Please Coordinate the Pending ‘Google Books’ and ‘Freelance’ Cases

Published March 18th, 2011, Uncategorized

Cross-posted from   Yesterday I used the occasion of The New York Times’ announced new pay service as a pretext to point out again that The Times, along with just about the entire newspaper and magazine industries, is systematically ripping off a generation of freelance journalists, including myself. The legal dispute over these practices […]

Steal This Article: While The New York Times Sells My Copyrighted Work, Allow Me To Give It Away to You!

Published March 17th, 2011, Uncategorized

Cross-posted from The next generation of copyright scholars still awaits court rulings in two landmark cases. One is the Google Books class-action settlement, engineered by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers; Judge Denny Chin is handling that one even though he has been elevated from U.S. District Court to the Second […]