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    The eejit (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 5:56am

    Take an "unmitigated irony attack" point, Nina.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 6:50am

    golf clap. You and Dark Helmet should work together.

     

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    RadialSkid (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 6:55am

    In before anyone attacks Nina's character and starts ranting about "FUD."

     

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    Danny, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 7:18am

    Amazing

    These two puff balls seem to not appear very often but when they do they manage to take exactly three panels to give a better explanation of things that the people who actually make the laws. Perhaps these two could be convinced to run for political offices?

     

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    Capitalist Lion Tamer (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 7:35am

    I think this is the "spend money to make money" principle reformulated.

     

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      Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 9:29am

      Re:

      Nope, its the protection racket.

      Pay the "good" lawyers to protect you from the "bad" lawyers.

      (Yes, I know there are some genuine good lawyers out there, but at some points you have to wonder if even they are being caught up in the system.)

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 1:07pm

        Re: Re:

        Yes, the good lawyers are caught up...don't blame lawyers in general, blame those who write bad laws. If we only had properly balanced IP laws, trust me, the bad lawyers would move on to more lucrative ventures.

         

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    Hiiragi Kagami (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 8:24am

    Um... I can't agree with this comic.

    I don't think the protection is from other lawyers, but from people who'll use them because they're upset to see their Creative Commons license not being used as they want it to be.

    /jab

     

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      Markus Hopkins (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 9:35am

      Re: Um... I can't agree with this comic.

      No, it's definitely the lawyers. The rights holders may come in shouting "I'm angry, I want retribution!" but the lawyers make the "let's sue their house off!" answer possible, along with recommending it.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 1:10pm

        Re: Re: Um... I can't agree with this comic.

        No, the LAWS make it possible. The lawyer has a DUTY to inform his client of those options. A duty imposed on the lawyer by the LAW. The client has to be the one to choose that path (though some lawyers will push more than they are required to push, and that might make them a bad lawyer)

        I am not defending these lawsuits, but we need to spread the blame around

         

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    Vic, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 8:31am

    Love it!!!

    Thanks Nina! This one is (like most others of your cartoons) really funny! I needed a good laugh at the beginning of this Thursday!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 8:42am

    lol.

     

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    Qritiqal (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 9:36am

    Lawyers? Or laws?

    Lawyers are not the problem, they're the symptom.
    Our society has so many laws and regulations the only way to comply with them or defend yourself from them is to get a lawyer. Tell me why our lives can't be just a little bit simpler.

    Vote libertarian.

     

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      wnyght (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 10:10am

      Re: Lawyers? Or laws?

      because if everything were simple, then i would be too hard to control us. Wrap up everything as complicated as possible and they can change it to suit their needs. Believe me, the K.I.S.S. method was abandoned a long time ago.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 1:13pm

      Re: Lawyers? Or laws?

      YES! Finally someone points this out! It is like regulatory capture. Too much regulation. Restrained by chains of our own making.

       

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    sumquy, Mar 31st, 2011 @ 6:53pm

    irony troll is ironic

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Mar 31st, 2011 @ 8:51pm

    Lawyers do not make Laws, lawyers work with the laws at hand for the benefit of their clients.

    The laws are created and enacted by Government representing the YOU.

    Most lawyers I know (including myself though I do not practice) are annoyed with laws that have been enacted in the last 15yrs or so mainly because they are ambiguous, inequitable, and extremely vague.

    As an AC said above, a lawyer has a professional and ethical DUTY to inform a client of the current laws, though the lawyer also must inform a client of any ramifications that could occur too, as well as the lawyers DUTY to the court for such things as frivolous or vexatious suits.

    That being said.. I did actually Laugh and do agree to an extent with Nina's cartoon.

     

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