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Thursday's Three Burning Legal Questions

Here are today's three burning legal questions, along with the answers provided by the blogosphere.

1) Question: I am on food stamps. Does that mean that I cannot ask for my submarine sandwich to be toasted at the Country Fair?

Answer: Unfortunately, that's how it works at the Country Fair. No bacon for you, either. (Imgur, As if being poor wasn't bad enough...)


2) Question: I was smoking meth with a blowtorch near a container of gunpowder. A fire started and --

Answer: No need to go any further. I saw this exact scenario unfold in several Road Runner cartoons, and I know how badly it ends even without the meth being involved. Here are some legal resources for you from the lawsuit Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Company. (San Francisco Chronicle, Jail for smoking meth with blowtorch near gunpowder)

3) Question: I think I've got a great plan. I download movies off of the Internet for free and burn them to DVDs. Then I open a store in a shopping plaza and "give the DVDs away for free," but I charge five dollars for the DVD case. Win-win, right?! W00t!!

Answer: Sorry, but structuring the sale in that way won't keep you out of trouble for unauthorized copying of DVDs or CDs. In some states that could result in five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if you are convicted. (Orlando Sentinel, 1,120 illegal DVDs seized in raid in east Orange)

Posted by Bruce Carton on July 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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