Law and Ancient History

Law and Ancient History

What is “Time Law” and is it older than what we normally call “Law”?

Via the wonderful pages of Bengt Hemtun on Ancient ideas, megaliths, rock-carvings, rituals

(see also Hemtun’s video – let the page “sit” as it takes time to load – the video then clinks in ultimately on its own)

we are directed to the following links on Law and Ancient History

Hammurabi’s Code of Laws Translated by L. W. King

The Development Of Ancient Mesopotamian Law

Translated text of Sumerian literature

and also to

Time Law

New .Pro domains for attorneys, physicians, accountants

New .Pro domains for attorneys, physicians, accountants

The .pro domain is available as of June 1, 2004 for attorneys, physicians and accountants.

RegistryPro is the exclusive operator of the new .pro domain and “is the first registry to require enhanced security through the issuance of digital certificates, an online passport that facilitates secure and confidential communications and transactions.”

The key element is that persons wishing to have a law.pro domain will have to undergo a verification process to be able to get such a domain – this will of course make the domains more exclusive and more valuable in the long run.

Domains such as “JohnLawyerDoe.law.pro” will surely become more frequent due to this exclusivity and because of the enhanced security offered.

See the Registry.pro website for material specific to lawyers, which provides as follows:

.law.pro

The .law.pro product bundle was exclusively conceived for lawyers and their firms to register a space on the Internet.

.Pro is Exclusive

All .Pro applicants must provide their professional credentials to qualify for .Pro membership. Once the credentials are electronically verified against the State bar assocaition, a postcard with a security code is mailed to the address on record. There is virtually no way a non-Attorney can even qualify for a .law.pro.

.Pro is Secure

Each member of .Pro receives a digital certificate tied to their domain name which allows attorneys to securely and confidently communicate with their clients, sources, and and other attorneys.

With the .Pro Digital Certificate, your clients will place trust and confidence in their communications with you and your practice.

.Pro is Professional

As all .Pro members must be an attorney or other professional, the content and services available under .Pro domain names is not likely to contain illicit or illegal material or gibberish so often found on the Internet.”

Bill Gates Touts Blogs and Blogging

Bill Gates Touts Blogs and Blogging

BBC NEWS reports that Bill Gates – at a keynote speech in Redmond, Seattle during Microsoft’s CEO Summit – has actively backed blogs for businesses, pointing out that blogs had advantages over traditional e-mail and website techonology. More than 700 people at Microsoft use blogs for communication.

It is to be expected that Microsoft will also be offering blog technology of its own soon.

View the full text of Gates’ speech and the Power Point presentation Seamless Computing.

Speech reference first encountered on lexBlog.

lexBlog – Blogging Services for the Legal Profession

lexBlog – Blogging Services for the Legal Profession

Kevin O’Keefe has moved his law blog from TypePad to Kevin’s new blog at his newly started lexBlog, a website providing blogging services to the legal profession.

lexBlog’s LawBasic service includes blog installation and set up, blog hosting, quality professional design, search engine optimization and marketing and blog support. And there is more….

We think that this is an idea whose time has come.

Rock Art and the Law

Rock Art and the Law

MSNBC has an article of June 1, 2004 by Scott Sonner of AP entitled Trial stirs up controversy over rock art: Should ancient petroglyphs be marked or not?

Two men are charged with the theft – from “Indian land” – of two boulders marked with rock art. Their defense is that no official signs marked the boulders. Indeed, government land managers have testified that “such signs would only invite trouble”.

The trial has brought up the issue of whether rock art should be marked as such by government officials and be appropriately protected.

The broader legal question is who owns the megaliths? and who owns the rock art? and what are the rights AND duties of owners with respect to such ancient art?

See the Law Pundit’s Megaliths.net for background information on ancient rock art and megaliths.