Stick to your beliefs, get fired. Woohoo!

I’m not talking about fringe religions, or sexual practices, or anything potentially odd to some.  In this case, Inga Chernyak was fired from her job as a legal clerk at an intellectual property law firm in midtown New York because she gave an interview in which she took a view of DRM which differed from her employer’s.  She was assured of her right to hold her view, and then fired for them.  Thankfully, she held her view of DRM problems to be more important than her job.

As an active member of, and the president of the NYU chapter, I feel both obligated and prepared to stand behind the organization’s stance on where copyright is headed, and where it should be. I can not, in good conscience, renounce my beliefs in the hopes of gaining a rung on the corporate ladder. Still, I would like to say a few words in my own defense.

[tags]DRM, Legal, Intellectual Property[/tags]

One thought on “Stick to your beliefs, get fired. Woohoo!”

  1. Thanks for accepting anonymous comments.

    I can’t believe no one has caught on to this person being 19 years old and undoubtedly offering next to nothing in terms of skill set. There’s no way someone without a JD, at that age, with no multi-year experience in the specific field, is getting any relevant legal work done. So why not fire her?

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