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Pedophile’s Legal Aid Cost Australian Taxpayers $500,000

Australian taxpayers have funded $500,000 of legal assistance for former Melbourne businessman Peter Scully. Scully fled Australia in 2011 and later landed in custody in the Philippines for alleged human trafficking, murdering children, and distributing horrific child sexual abuse films on the darknet. The Australian government has a program that provides legal assistance to Australians facing severe penalties in foreign ... Read More »

German Lawyer Provides Legal Information On Dark Net Drug Orders

Lawyer Philipp Rinklin, who is specialized in criminal law, provided legal information in cases where the defendants have ordered narcotics from the dark web. “Mr. Philipp Rinklin can also support you as an expert in criminal law competently and expertly – because it is your guaranteed basic right to be represented as a defendant in a criminal case represented by ... Read More »

German Authorities Worry About The Dangers Of “Legal Highs”

According to a new report by the Drug Commissioner of the Federal Government in Germany, cheap synthetic drugs, often referred to as “legal highs” since there is no legislation prohibiting such substances, pose a high risk to the drug users who often underestimate the effect and the potency of such drugs. According to the new research, the number of the ... Read More »

Legal Aspects of DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization)

Decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) represents an innovative means for organization of a network of decentralized users for taking common decisions and engaging in smart contracts. Any user can submit a smart contract proposal to the DAO. Every user can vote for or against any given smart contract. The DAO program will execute the decision voted for by the majority. The ... Read More »

The Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts and Legal Procedures

A significant sum of money is spent every year in various litigation processes. Technically speaking, a significant portion of litigations can be prevented from even emerging provided that contracts, laws and policies are properly objectified. Today, the interpretation of legislations, policies and contracts yields a great deal of confusion and a myriad of ambiguities, which further complicates the process of ... Read More »


Concepts of Cryptolaw – How Blockchain Based Legal Applications Are Changing The Law?

The advent of bitcoin has introduced the world to a groundbreaking innovation that can change the face of humanity once and for all. The past few years have witnessed governmental interests, across several countries, in many of the aspects and applications of the blockchain technology. The examples are numerous; The Bank of England will issue its own cryptocurrency. Sweden is ... Read More »

Ross Ulbricht Legal Defense Fund Hacked

On December 4th, 2016 Lyn Ulbricht, the mother of Ross Ulbricht, the man convicted of running the Silk Road, helped host the Free-Ross-A-Thon, a fundraiser for Ross’ legal defense fund. Ross Ulbricht is currently appealing the life sentence that was handed down by a federal court. The cost of producing the appeal documents in Ross’ case alone cost $14,000, and ... Read More »


Researchers Claim the Darknet Has More Legal Sites Than Illegal Ones

The darknet (or darkweb/any variation thereof) has an undeniable stigma. Some know the hidden sites to be a gateway to speaking freely. Others use darknet marketplaces to purchase drugs that are safer than those on the street. Another group may use the anonymity to share child pornography. In the words of Ross Ulbricht, “I learned… when you give people freedom, ... Read More »

Federal Judge Rules That Bitcoin Is Legal Money In Court Case

Potentially setting the standard for future cases, a New York federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is a form of legal currency. On September 19, Judge Alison Nathan of the Southern District Court of New York likely ended the year-long Coin.mx case. Anthony Murgio, one of the Coin.mx operators, was indicted in July 2016 for working without a money transmission license. ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Is Legal In Ohio But Cannot Be Legally Obtained

“To say that medical marijuana is legal in the state of Ohio is not really a true sentence,” Nicole Scholten said. “To say that the first steps of the law take effect today is a true statement.” As of Thursday, September 8, 2016, Ohio became the 25th state to make marijuana legal for certain medical conditions. Many Ohio residents, including ... Read More »

Holyoke Child Porn Defendant Stuck In Legal Limbo

Edward Dupont (74), from Holyoke, who was charged with possessing child pornography, is stuck in a legal limbo. Dupont, with at least 135 other defendants, was charged in the Playpen case after the FBI obtained a warrant from a magistrate judge in Virginia to take over the website, which contained thousands of child porn images and videos. Operation Pacifier, the ... Read More »

DEA lawyer confirms medicinal marijuana will be legal

In June, news outlets started reporting that the DEA was soon to be moving marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II. This would mean that marijuana would no longer be classified with drugs that have no medicinal potential and are highly prone to abuse, like heroin and synthetic cannabinoids. Instead, it will be classified with drugs that still have a ... Read More »

Legal Marijuana is on the Way to Arizona

Along with numerous other states, and several other countries, Arizona is now planning to start down the path of marijuana legalization. The Secretary of State will be receiving more that 260,000 petition signatures, which is 100,000 more than required to call for a statewide vote in November. The new initiative would try to treat marijuana the same way that state ... Read More »

Guest Post: A legal guide to cannabis seeds

 Guest post by ICE Cannabis Seeds As the law on legal highs enters a new phase of criticism for being overly confusing, with even MPs unclear on what it covers (The Guardian looks at ‘psychoactive’ inclusions), it’s important to be up to date on the legal side of cannabis seeds. What does the law currently stipulate in the UK and ... Read More »