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It's not just a blog carnival; it's the law! ~ a fool in the forest

Riff Raff on MySpace

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens' infamous speech about Net Neutrality, in which the 85-year-old in charge of regulating Internet commerce "betrayed a stunning ignorance of Net fundamentals" has been fodder and inspiration for bloggers as well as comedians like Jon Stewart and David Letterman.

Law blogger Andrew Raff, a legally-minded musician, seems to have had way too much fun for a lawyer -- creating an original musical parody and sharing it on The Ted Stevens Internet Fan Club on MySpace. That's tubular, dude!

But sharing his music on MySpace was not without serious legal issues for Andrew Raff, as noted by Marty Schwimmer. Good thing he knows his way around Internet law.

Raff may be breaking new ground for lawyers, riffing on MySpace, but as bloggers of his generation go he's not atypical. "The ease and appeal of blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world," according to a new survey by Pew Research, which found that "a whopping 77% of bloggers have shared something online that they created themselves, such as their own artwork, photos, stories, or videos."