October 30th, 2006

  • maedinn

Order of Succession

Hi guys, just a quick question if this is acceptable for a medieval-type monarchy:

The king and queen dies. Their only son was only around 10 years old when this happened. I'm thinking the uncle can be king for the meantime (no wife, no own son/ daughter) and will rule for the meantime before the young prince comes of age. Is this acceptable? Or the prince can actually take over the throne, and just needs a guardian?

Thanks! Wikipedia isn't helping me much ^^;

EDIT: Thank you everyone! Looks like I wasn't looking at the right direction ^^;
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  • hezul

Software piracy in Hong Kong

I've been poking around Google trying to get an idea of this, but searching "hong kong software piracy" mostly gets reports about broad legal issues, and I'm really not sure about what keywords I'd use to get what I want.

So I have a character from Hong Kong. I want him to be involved in software piracy.

The problem is that I'm really not sure what having this "job" would mean for his lifestyle. Like, if I were writing a professor, I'd have the idea that they get up, teach a class or two, spend some time doing office hours, maybe work on their latest research a bit, etc. If I were writing a convienience store clerk, I know they'd get up, go to work, ring people up, etc.

I have no idea what exactly a software pirate is going to get up and do in the morning to make a few bucks.

Help with this, or even just help figuring out a better search string for Google, would be much loved!

Media coverage of law procedures

I have a character that has committed a crime. The prosecutor decides to allow a grand jury to decide whether or not to charge him with the crime on the basis of the evidence. I am basing this on the research game I played to find out the method of charging anyone for a crime: http://www.sharktalk.com/article.cfm/catId/D4C65461-8D33-482C-92FCEA7F2ADED29A/objectId/3ABEFF4F-C9DE-4855-9E3F8149076B2624/104/143/272/ART/

My question is because my character is a public figure, how much of the procedings will be available to the media. How would they find out and how would they be able to get more information?

Thank you.

EDIT: The crime is Shaken Baby Syndrome and it is the hearing to determine whether or not to charge him, not the actual criminal trial. It would be in the US and somewhere in the southeast in a someone smallish town.