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Comment Re:Rules for thee, not for me (Score 1) 216

While true, they could still sell access to their copy in that case. You can still profit off of collecting and distributing public domain materials.

If by 'access' you mean charging people to come to their office and look at the picture, sure you are correct. Making copies of their copy is the very definition of copyright infringement in letter, spirit, moral, and natural law. Forgive the slight hyperbole, the point is the pictures are free to the public, but not public domain.

Comment Re:My PCP has a "scribe!" (Score 1) 326

Modern practice of medicine absolutely does make doctors into data entry clerks. Big data is telling them what works, what doesn't, improving diagnosis and treatment, the volume of data and pace of discovery are such that no human being could possibly keep up with it in the traditional med school + residency + practice & annual CE fashion.

This is handled by increased specialization, not surfing medical google for wth is wrong with you.

The big data of which you speak is not on the diagnostic side of things, it is mostly dealing with billing and metrics of clinicians work.

Evidence based medicine is founded on clinical studies, not SQL queries for sore throats.

Comment Re:Sign 'I don't agree' on all HR paperwork (Score 1) 223

How should I know that writing clearly 'I don't agree' is not sufficient.

I believe it is quite sufficient. You clearly intimated, in writing, your disagreement. It is presumed the person doing the exit has agency for the company. If they let it slide, it is on them, not you.

If it were not sufficient, then hand red-lining clauses and sentences in the body of a contract would not be 'legal' either.

Comment Re:Did he sign for the letter? (Score 1) 571

Shouldn't the plaintiff be required to show proof that the letter was received?

Sure. You sign a piece of paper that reads in essence, "I sent this to him on this date, I promise under penalty of perjury". After initial service, US Mail is usually sufficient for notice to other parties in a case.

Judges keep recusing themselves because they don't want to deal with an ass of a litigant like the smarmy fellow in the article. They could declare him a vexatious litigant and impose sanctions, or more strict rules of conduct, but they'd rather kick the can down the road.

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