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Timothy J. Stanley

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  • Intellectual Property, Communications & Internet Law, Business Law
  • California
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Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Communications & Internet Law
Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Finance, Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 161897
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Member, Board of Trustees
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Board Member
American LegalNet Inc.
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Justia Inc
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Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center at Stanford University
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Board Member
CEO, CTO, VP Products
Social Science Research Network
Harvard Law School
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University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
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Stanford University
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Stanford University
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CALI Excellence in Service Award
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Research Fellowship
Stanford Center of Economic Policy Research
Richard S. Goldsmith Award
Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation, Stanford Law School
Law and Society Fellowship
Institute for Humane Studies
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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The American Association for Justice
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Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
Editorial Board Member
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
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California State Bar  # 161897
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Activities: Law Practice Management and Technology Executive Committee
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American Civil Liberties Union
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Computer Professional for Social Responsibility
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American Law and Economics Association
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Articles & Publications
The Legal Right to Privacy in Electronic Communications
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Publication
Optimal Penalties for Concealment of Crime
Radar Detectors, Fixed and Variable Costs of Crime
An Analysis of the Rules of Contribution and No Contribution for Joint and Several Liability in Conspiracy Cases
Santa Clara Law Review
Speaking Engagements
Super Google Strategies for Legal Research, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA
State Bar of California
Low to No-Cost Internet Applications: E-Tools For Lawyers, State Bar of California Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA
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Websites & Blogs
Justia.com Website
Justia Law, Technology and Legal Marketing Blog
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. I have a green card for 23 years. With the latest immigration law has anything changed in terms of naturalization?
A: There have been no recent changes in the immigration laws, as Congress has been unable to agree on any immigration reform measures. That said, you might want to become naturalized, as their are certain benefits to being a US citizen, including reducing the chance that you might be deported if a legal issue occurred.
Q. Are court documents considered public domain for purposes of posting them on a website or blog?
A: Depends on what the document is. Judicial opinions and orders from Federal Judges are not copyrighted, as it is Federal work product. For state judicial opinions and orders, the courts have not allowed an enforceable copyright. Recently some lawyers sued West and Lexis for having their briefs as part of their research products. West & Lexis argued fair use, and while an order was issued in their favor, the written opinion as to reasons for the judges decision has not yet been released. That said, there are copyrighted documents that are filed that do not lose their copyright (e.g. the Harry Potter books have been attached to filings in previous cases).
Q. What is an amicus brief
A: Amicus or amicus curiae is Latin for a 'friend of the court.' An amicus curiae is not a litigant, but a party interested in the outcome of the case.

Amicus briefs are legal position statements that the interested party must first ask the court for, and receive, permission to file.

The amici curiae (plural) seek to influence and persuade the court to take a particular position in the case.
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