We all rooted for Indiana Jones on his skin-of-the-teeth archeological adventures. But as attorney Devin Stone of LegalEagle points out, our hero was quite the criminal, as he tallies up the likely penalties he’d face for robbing graves, transporting stolen artifacts, murder, and statutory rape. Yikes.
At TEDx Minneapolis, lawyer and musician Damien Riehl discussed how lawsuits between songwriters can be bad because there are a finite number of melodies. His project AlltheMusic is hoping to help protect musicians by copyrighting all of the unused melodic sequences and putting them into the public domain.
“The bottom line is… that expenses were spared.” After explaining the ways in which Willy Wonka broke the law, LegalEagle is back with another bit of film analysis, exploring the many OSHA violations and other failings of the infamous dinosaur-filled theme park.
“Making pot brownies… is a big mistake, if you live in Texas while you bake.” The little ditty the lawyers of Hutson & Harris wrote about marijuana edibles is funny, but it’s the harsh and unnecessary penalties that Texas throws at folks for possessing them that blew our minds.