Ironic Practice of the Unauthorized Commercialization of Attorney Content

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Have you ever wondered why there are so many business models being developed today that seem to rely entirely on commercializing legal content created by lawyers, generally without the prior authorization of the attorney or law firm that created it?  I suspect that nearly every lawyer that gives speeches or writes content to build his or her reputation has had at least one occasion to go on the Internet and find someone selling his or her content on the Internet without any sort of prior authorization.  I particularly find it ironic in the case of the intellectual property practice.  Attorney Keith Lee made some pointed observations about this practice as it applies to legal blogs in his recent Above the Law article linked below:

The Hypothetical that Took Down a Website

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