Technically Legal

Technology and the law. Done right.


About the website and podcast:

Technically Legal was founded in 2009 by Dominik Rabiej, Ben Snitkoff, and David O’Brien as a non-commercial blog and weekly podcast for discussing legal issues that relate to intellectual property, technology, and Internet law in the news.  David Lu!! joined the Technically Legal Team during the summer of 2009.

We welcome comments, general questions, and story submissions from readers and listeners.  However, please note that any commentary or discussion made by us, whether on the blog, podcast, or anywhere else, is intended to be informational and should not be considered individualized legal advice under any circumstance. We do not represent clients.  If you think you have a legal problem, you need to discuss it with an attorney, not with us.

The blog and podcast are a hobby for us.  We do not make any claim to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information on our website, podcast, or on websites to which we link.  This is a dynamic area of law which changes quickly, please be aware that we do not monitor or update older blog posts or podcasts to reflect changes.  Finally, the views represented on the blog or the podcast may not reflect our employers’ views.

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About the authors:

David O’Brien

David is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, holds a J.D., and has an a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration.  In addition to his contributions at Technically Legal, David is a researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  David spends much of his free time voiding warranties by taking things apart and putting them back together – just for fun.  E-mail him at

Dominik Rabiej

Dominik is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Patent Bar, holds a J.D., and has bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Management Science from MIT. He is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. The intersection of law, technology, and business has fascinated him ever since he learned about the Napster case while in high school. You can visit his personal website at or e-mail him at

Ben Snitkoff

Ben is a co-founder and contributor to Technically Legal. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, and currently practices law at his firm, Modern Renaissance Legal.  Ben has always had a passion for computers and technology. He programmed his first Apple ][ in BASIC at summer camp in the early 90s.

David Lu!!

Prior to his return to academia, David worked in the tech industry for five years as a software developer at several large corporations.  He holds a B.S. in computer science and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Washington University in Saint Louis.  Although David does not have a legal background, he enjoys contributing his perspective to discussions from the standpoint of a software developer.

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