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Anon on the run: How Commander X jumped bail and fled to Canada One fugitive’s epic tale. by Nate Anderson – Dec 11 2012, 8:25am PST   “You scared?” asks the fugitive in the camouflage pants as he sidles up to our pre-arranged meeting point in a small Canadian park. He wears sunglasses to hide his eyes and a broad-brimmed […]

Protest Speech and the Digital Revolution The unpolished draft of the op-ed written for the Guardian There is no weapon on the planet more powerful than speech.  In recent years, the digital revolution has led to new and unique ways for people to express themselves.  Speech has flourished around the globe, and brought the world […]

Ventura attorney represents high-profile hackers in a red-hot area of the law Read more on Jay Leiderman: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/mar/23/ventura-attorney-represents-high-profile-hackers/?partner=RSS#ixzz2PXSIC5oa – vcstar.com  By Tony Biasotti Posted March 23, 2013  PHOTOS OF JAY LEIDERMAN BY TROY HARVEY, VENTURA COUNTY STAR Jay Leiderman, a criminal defense attorney, checks his iPad for an update on a case in his Ventura office. […]

TWO RECENT HACKTIVIST TRIALS HAVE DANGEROUS IMPLICATIONS FOR A FREE INTERNET In 2012 the cases of Jeremy Hammond and Andrew Aurenheimer were yet to be decided.  Questions abounded about how the law would be applied to these two hacktivist test cases.  The below article by Andrew Blake spoke to the zeitgeist of 2012 with perfection. […]

Hacktivist’s Advocate: Meet the Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous  LUKE ALLNUTT OCT 3, 2012 http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/hacktivists-advocate-meet-the-lawyer-who-defends-anonymous/263202/ As a lawyer not particularly immersed in the technology world, Jay Leiderman first became interested in the hacker collective Anonymous around December 2010. That was when Anonymous activists launched distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) against Mastercard and PayPal, who stopped […]