Data, the New York Times, Basketball & Agreements

March 2009

We are trying an experiment here.  Rather than rewrite a post we have made on another of our blogs we have set forth the link below.   That blog is for general counsel but the point is applicable to topics covered in this blog, as well.

Here is a summary:

An article in The New York Times Magazine on Sunday March 14th on basketball provides an object lesson that you should own whatever data may emerge from any digital initiatives memorialized in a legal agreement.


3 Responses to “Data, the New York Times, Basketball & Agreements”

  1. David Says:

    My uncle started off in the mines but, when his lungs were blackened with coal dust and his back was twisted like a pit pony, he looked for another career. Coming by way of a sweet tooth through the hardboiled, he became a PI (never seen with a Magnum because, in his neck of the woods, that was a brand of ice cream on a stick and not good for his image). Now he mines data and is an expert in the law of privacy and human rights as he compiles and cross-references with a covert surveillance of their internet footprints. He defies time, invades the geography of people’s lives and parses identity, constructing profiles based on the random linkages of data that accumulate like a coral reef around the islands that are people. It sure beats working down a mine for a living.

  2. Well, my aunt remembers your uncle because they worked in that mine together–and she still thinks he made the wrong decision to leave that mine. She owns it now. Wanted to give him his shares and even hired a PI to track him down but to no avail. She sold his shares.

    Then she saw the symmetry in the number, pi, and began to use it for her stock portfolio, which skyrocketed in value–even in this climate.

    (Un)wittingly, you raise a good point about the site’s new brand:: Everyone in Seattle will get the point but are they really their market? Others will see it as the place to find a PI or the place to calculate pi online.

    PS–sarcasm welcomed here.

  3. David Says:

    My uncle remembers your aunt. She looked just like Charlize Theron in the movie North Country, gladdened his heart, and helped to make his post intelligent.

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