Posts Tagged ‘legal’

Revealing Economic Terrorists: a Slumlord Conspiracy

by Randall Handon January 20, 2012
Many people forget that the real purpose of visualization isn’t just to make pretty pictures, it’s to improve understanding of information.  A great example comes from this piece over at orgnet where they use social network analysis to discovery the conspiracy of a slumlord transferring a property through multiple holding companies that are all actually […]

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Process Servers vs Sheriff

by Randall Handon December 8, 2011


IBM’s Many Bills: Unlock Legislative Dealings

by Randall Handon September 13, 2011
IBM has come out with a new interactive visualization tool aimed at peeling back the many layers of bureaucracy in congress.  The new “Many Bills” systems lets you track bills as they make their way through the various committees and offices, each step along the way changing just a little bit, before becoming the bills you know. […]
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Virginia Passes Law Allowing Webcam Notarization

by Randall Handon March 31, 2011
Now here’s an odd sign of the times: A new law passed in Virginia allows Notary Publics to Notarize documents via Webcam.  They claim this will vastly increase the security of the notarization process, although I can see dozens of ways this can go wrong. Bill HB 2318 – now the law of the state […]


Tableau Announces New Data Policy & Advisory Board

by Randall Handon February 21, 2011
Tableau took some heat when they unexpectedly took down the publicly-created visualizations of the WikiLeaks cables.  Realizing that perhaps that wasn’t the best solution to the touchy subject, they’ve spent some time working on a better solution.  Today, they’ve announced a new Data Policy and Advisory Board, hopefully to prevent this from happening again. The […]

How Our Laws Are Made

by Randall Handon January 24, 2011
via We Love Datavis – How Our Laws Are Made.


Feds Sues Lucasfilm for Undermining VFX Artists

by Randall Handon December 28, 2010
In the ongoing saga of VFX employees and companies being screwed by major hollywood studios, a new court case is on the horizon where the US is suing two of the biggest names in VFX: Lucasfilm and Pixar.  The charge: Antitrust violations. Lucasfilm and Pixar agreed to a three-part protocol that restricted recruiting of each […]

Details on Employment law with a VFX Twist

by Randall Handon December 7, 2010
I just found a new WordPress blog called “VFX Law” that seems dedicated to pulling out all the details regarding the recent turmoil about contracts, unions, employment, and overtime.  From his own “about”: Based in Los Angeles, VFX Law is a CG Supervisor by day, and law student by night. VFX Law is primarily interested […]