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July 07, 2009

How do pirates respond to e-discovery?

Captain-jack-sparrow What goes on in the head of a digital pirate who is hauled into court? A recent case in New York gives us a pretty good idea. Arista Records LLC v., Inc., 2009 WL 1873589 (S.D.N.Y. June 30, 2009). All images of Johnny Depp aside, tis not a pretty sight. Perhaps I had too much rum, but I let myself go-creative this week in my blog and imagined what might be going on inside the head of a digital pirate. I think it is something like this: 

Arrrr. Mateys … Here’s what we do. We hide the treasure and destroy the evidence. No nay they’ll ne’er be able to convict us then. The land lubber lawyers and scurvey dog judges are too lily-livered to stop us. Aye. We gentlemen o’ fortune be above their laws. Aye. Information wants to be free; yo ho ho! Just so long as we gets our cut and not the Scallywags.

If you are not fluent in pirate yourself, you might want to consult the Talk Like a Pirate website for a full translation.

I then go on to explore the facts and holdings in the case in depth, including the many tricks the pirates played to try to hide the evidence. Arr. Who says legal writing can't be fun?


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