law

Power

The Kim Kardashian Deepfake Shows Copyright Claims Are Not the Answer

The deepfake of Kim Kardashian was taken down by Condé Nast, but it's an example of how copyright laws are a poor replacement for real moderation.
Samantha Cole
6.19.19
Hacking

‘WannaCry Hero’ Marcus Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Making Banking Malware

The researcher who helped stop the WannaCry ransomware pleaded guilty to two counts of hacking for writing banking malware in 2014.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.19.19
Views My Own

Trump Never Had Anything to Fear from an Insider Like Robert Mueller

We have effectively written white-collar crime and public corruption out of the US code.
David Dayen
3.27.19
VICE Live

'VICE LIVE' Breaks Down the Testicular Bill of Rights

The bill sounds funny, but it has a darker story.
VICE Staff
3.22.19
Weed

Fighting Inequality in the Ever-Expanding Legal Weed Industry

These women of color advocates explain how cannabis businesses must break the cycle of injustice with community investment and equal access.
Hannah Hickok
3.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Government Workers Are Still Waiting on Payouts from the 2013 Shutdown

As federal employees sue for damages from the longest government shutdown in history, the victims of the last shutdown are still waiting to get paid.
VICE Staff
2.6.19
crime

Court Upholds Conviction of Woman Who Told Boyfriend to Kill Himself

A Massachusetts court has upheld Michelle Carter's conviction of involuntary manslaughter and coinciding 15-month jail sentence based on texts in which she coaxed her boyfriend to take his life.
Leila Ettachfini
2.6.19
labor

Government Workers Are Still Trying to Get Paid for the 2013 Shutdown

As federal employees sue to get damages from the longest government shutdown in history, the victims of the last shutdown are waiting on their own payout.
Will Greenberg
2.1.19
comedy

The Strange, Sad Story of How a Bad 'Cuck' Joke Turned Lives Upside-Down

How a personal beef with the proto-blogger Maddox led to an album of 'cuck'-themed Christmas carols and a sprawling legal battle.
Justin Caffier
1.23.19
law

Singapore Is Threatening to Ban LGBTQ Citizens from Adopting Children

The government is considering changing its laws after a gay father won the right to adopt his biological son last year.
Gavin Butler
1.14.19
sexual assault

Prosecuting R. Kelly Is More Difficult Than It Sounds

An attorney who worked on R. Kelly's child pornography defense team shares why it may be an uphill battle to prosecute the controversial singer.
Tiffany Walden
1.14.19
immigration

Here's What Would Happen if Trump Declared a National Emergency to Build a Wall

It would set off a legal battle and lead to the executive branch clawing away even more power from Congress. But Trump might get away with it.
Harry Cheadle
1.9.19
0177