That Time I Was Accused of Stealing Someone’s “Sh*t”

So THIS happened Sunday night, and I thought I’d share it.

Last evening someone sent me a video post on Facebook of someone who goes by the name Lucien Black who was claiming that I stole his sh*t. His accusation lacked specificity, but he’s a self-styled firearms/self-defense instructor, and I teach use-of-force law, so there was apparently some overlap there that he found offensive. Here’s that video:

The closest I can determine he was upset about was that I had posted a piece on the Army’s adoption of the Sig 320 pistol, with an accompanying head line that began with the word “Analysis:” It seems Mr. Black may have had a separate post on a different topic that also used the word “Analysis:” in the headline. Did Mr. Black claim a property right in the word analysis? It seems so.

In any case, I was bored so I thought I’d object to Mr. Black’s allegation of intellectual property theft. I did so using Facebook messenger, as that was the only ready means I to with which to communicate with him. That exchange went like this:

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This was also covered and commented upon extensively, and humorously, right on Facebook, which you can view by clicking here.

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Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca is a Massachusetts lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 3rd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense website (autographed copies available) and (paperback and Kindle), and many other re-sellers. Andrew just launched his latest product, the LOSD Instructor Program, designed for gun safety, marksmanship and tactical strategy instructors. Be an elite member of the self defense community, understanding your state's self defense laws to a depth even lawyers rarely achieve. Check it out here.   Andrew also gives live, in-person, ~5 hour-long state-specific Law of Self Defense Seminars all over the country. Click here to find a live seminar covering your state's self-defense laws.   Andrew also produces many 4-5 hour online, on-demand state-specific Law of Self Defense training courses. These online classes are enriched versions of the live, in-person state-specific Law of Self Defense Class Andrew gives all around the country. Click here to find an online course for your state. These online classes are priced at $249/HOUSEHOLD. You can learn more details and view the first section of the training class for free (about 30 minutes worth of self-defense law training) by clicking here.

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