Yes I am an attorney. - Re: [DNG] Identity of OP (Software written by contractors and the 'work for hire') concept

From: nisus
Date: Tue Aug 01 2017 - 08:48:37 EST

Yes I am a licensed attorney.
No I am not going to give you my registration number nor am I going to show you my bar card.

I'm sure you will keep on libeling me...
All my legal analysis has been correct however, you might ponder why that is so...

Rick Moen and Adam Borowski: I am a licensed attorney. My legal analysis of the GRSecurity situation is correct. I am telling you to cease libeling me by spreading false rumors.

You seem to think because it is your belief that I oppose you on some un-related social issue that it is just *impossible* for me to have passed an exam at some point.

Others think it impossible, for a similar reason, for me to be a programmer, or a 3d video-game level architect, or a texture artist, or a pixel artist, hobby musician, etc etc.

They are wrong, so are you. I am all these things. From programmer, to artist, to attorney.

(in response to:)
Author: Rick Moen
Date: 2017-07-29 19:43 UTC
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Software written by contractors and the 'work for hire' concept
Quoting Adam Borowski (kilobyte@???):

[falsely claiming to be an attorney:]>

Isn't this illegal in the US?

A false statement that one is an attorney isn't (as far as I know).

Giving legal advice without being a licensed attorney in the
applicable jurisdiction is, that being a violation of one's state
Unauthorized[1] Practice of Law statute.

There's an important fine point, though, about what is and isn't giving
legal advice. To be in violation, one must be performing acts reserved
to attorneys in consultation with clients or prospective clients about
their specific legal situations. (Discussing this matter further would
veer too far off-topic, IMO, so I'm keeping it short. Please talk to me
offlist if you wish.)

[1] I'd normally write 'unauthorised', but it's a proper noun. ;->