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Tax, Trade And Harmful Tax Competition: Reflections On The Fsc Controversy, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah Dec 2000

Tax, Trade And Harmful Tax Competition: Reflections On The Fsc Controversy, Reuven S. Avi-Yonah

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This article contrasts three approaches to dealing with the BEPS problem: adopting a unitary taxation regime, ending deferral, and adopting anti-base-erosion measures. It concludes that while the first approach is the best long-term option, the other two are more promising as immediate candidates for adoption in the context of U.S. tax reform and the OECD BEPS project.


The Best-Laid Plans, Carl E. Schneider Jul 2000

The Best-Laid Plans, Carl E. Schneider

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It is natural to suppose law is like the centurion and can do as it will: "I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it." But a thousand years ago, King Canute tried to disillusion his courtiers about his efficacy by commanding the waves to stop beating. And fifty years ago, Harry Truman predicted of Dwight Eisenhower, "He'll sit here, and he'll say, 'Do this! Do that!' And nothing will happen. Poor Ike-it won't be a bit like the Army ...


Limitation Of Liability, Craig Allen Jan 2000

Limitation Of Liability, Craig Allen

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From the list of "problems" with the Limitation Act in the U.S. that are within the federal courts' power to resolve, I have elected to discuss three. Necessarily, the coverage of each problem will be brief. After a short summary of the Limitation Act's principal features, the essay examines the recurring confusion over the relevance of unseaworthiness in limitation actions. Second, it highlights the need to update the courts' choice of law doctrine for limitation issues. Finally, it turns to an issue that is only beginning to emerge, and one which the federal courts may yet save from ...


Catalytic Impact Of Information Technology On The New International Financial Architecture, Jane K. Winn Jan 2000

Catalytic Impact Of Information Technology On The New International Financial Architecture, Jane K. Winn

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The sudden emergence of the Internet as a global network threatens to eclipse the importance of the global information infrastructure painstakingly built by financial institutions and their regulators over the past three decades. The open public nature of the Internet threatens the value of the closed proprietary networks developed by financial institutions that now face serious problems in integrating their legacy systems and new Internet systems.

Information system security, once a dreary back office matter, is now central to the success of e-commerce business plans. Before financial institutions can capitalize on their expertise in information system security, they will have ...


Electronic Records And Signatures Under The Federal E-Sign Legislation And The Ueta, Robert A. Wittie, Jane K. Winn Jan 2000

Electronic Records And Signatures Under The Federal E-Sign Legislation And The Ueta, Robert A. Wittie, Jane K. Winn

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Federal legislation establishing legal parity between electronic records and signatures and their paper and ink counterparts was signed into law June 30, 2000, and became effective, at least for most purposes, on October 1. The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN or the Act) effectively sweeps away a myriad of anachronistic and inconsistent state and federal requirements for paper and ink documents and signatures. In so doing, E-SIGN eliminates many of the legal uncertainties that have surrounded the use of electronic media in commerce and should enable businesses and consumers alike to more fully realize the cost ...


Making Xml Pay: Revising Existing Electronic Payments Law To Accommodate Innovation, Jane K. Winn Jan 2000

Making Xml Pay: Revising Existing Electronic Payments Law To Accommodate Innovation, Jane K. Winn

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Many businesses today are rushing to embrace "e-Business" technologies in a mad scramble to remain competitive. Only a few years ago, simply using email instead of faxes or phone calls, converting a purchasing system to EDI technology, or building a corporate Web site might have seemed like important advances in the use of new information technologies.

Businesses are now moving beyond such "electronic commerce" technologies and trying to integrate their disparate information systems and business processes into a comprehensive new "e-Business" structure. At the heart of this new model for business organization is the idea that information and resources should ...


Who Owns The Customer? The Emerging Law Of Commercial Transactions In Electronic Customer Data, Jane Kaufman Winn, James R. Wrathall Jan 2000

Who Owns The Customer? The Emerging Law Of Commercial Transactions In Electronic Customer Data, Jane Kaufman Winn, James R. Wrathall

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The Information Revolution is changing the way commerce acted and value is defined within transactions. Before the Internet and "e-business" took center stage, "electronic commerce" meant electronic data interchange, just-in-time inventory systems, supply chain automation, and corporate reengineering.

But the rise of the Internet as a communications medium has coincided with a shift in management focus, from merely trying to improve the efficiency of business logistics systems to a more holistic perspective on improving customer relationships. Intangible assets such as intellectual property rights, human capital in the form of employee knowledge, and established relationships with customers and suppliers are playing ...


The Most Creative Moments In The History Of Environmental Law: "The Whats", William H. Rodgers, Jr. Jan 2000

The Most Creative Moments In The History Of Environmental Law: "The Whats", William H. Rodgers, Jr.

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In preparation for this symposium piece, Professor Rodgers asked a number of his colleagues active in the field of environmental law to identify what they considered to be the most creative moments in the history of environmental law. He gave no specific instructions with his request other than providing a definition of what he considered to be a creative moment: "A legal initiative that advances environmental law with a new level of analysis, new structure, or new institutional bridge. "

This article is a compilation of the numerous responses the author received. The responses formulate a detailed and informative description of ...


The Myth Of The Win-Win: Misdiagnosis In The Business Of Reassembling Nature, William H. Rodgers, Jr. Jan 2000

The Myth Of The Win-Win: Misdiagnosis In The Business Of Reassembling Nature, William H. Rodgers, Jr.

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This Article starts with a closer than customary look at the most serious obstacle to the ambitious campaign of environmental restoration that is the focus of this Symposium. That obstacle is the human brain.

The Article contends that human cognitive processes are marvelous designers of serviceable self-deceptions. In the war on nature that we witnessed in the twentieth century the most functional of these is the firm belief in a non-zero sum world. This is the conviction that gains from economic development could be enjoyed without sacrifice of the natural world.

This is a convenient, powerful, and serviceable myth although ...


Conceiving Nonmarital Fathers' Rights: An Inquiry Into The Constitutionality Of West Virginia's Adoption Statute, Lisa Kelly Jan 2000

Conceiving Nonmarital Fathers' Rights: An Inquiry Into The Constitutionality Of West Virginia's Adoption Statute, Lisa Kelly

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When do the rights of nonmarital fathers to their children quicken? Is it only upon the father's establishment of a substantial economic and emotional relationship with his child? Do such fathers' interests gel only after the ink has dried on an order or affidavit in which paternity is established or acknowledged? Do there fundamental rights lie inchoate in the beating hearts of the newborn or gestating child? How should the law regard the role of the nonmarital father in the adoption context? Should there be one standard for all or two-one for fathers of infants and another for fathers ...


Financing Clinical Research And Experimental Therapies: Payment Due, But From Whom?, Patricia C. Kuszler Jan 2000

Financing Clinical Research And Experimental Therapies: Payment Due, But From Whom?, Patricia C. Kuszler

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This article will explore the realm of clinical research and the question of who should finance such research. The first part will define the various types and levels of clinical research in terms of the regulatory controls and oversight applied to such research. Then the article will summarize how the costs of clinical research and experimental therapies have been covered in the past. Finally, the article will evaluate the risks and benefits derived by the various stakeholders and propose a financing rationale for therapies that places the burden of cost squarely on the stakeholders most likely to benefit.


Patent Infringement Damages In Japan And The United States: Will Increased Patent Infringement Damage Awards Revive The Japanese Economy?, Toshiko Takenaka Jan 2000

Patent Infringement Damages In Japan And The United States: Will Increased Patent Infringement Damage Awards Revive The Japanese Economy?, Toshiko Takenaka

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Accordingly, this Article will look at the impact of the new Japanese legislation on patent infringement damages and will discuss whether the increase in damage awards contributes to the creation of breakthrough technology. To understand this impact, Part I will discuss pre-1998 legislation damages and highlight the difference between damages awarded by United States courts and those awarded by Japanese courts, by comparing United States and Japanese case examples. In examining the general tort and patent law theories, Part I will also try to identify the source of the difference and discuss how this difference is reflected in current United ...


Federalism In The Era Of International Standards: Federal And State Government Regulation Of Merchant Vessels In The United States (Part Iv), Craig H. Allen Jan 2000

Federalism In The Era Of International Standards: Federal And State Government Regulation Of Merchant Vessels In The United States (Part Iv), Craig H. Allen

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Gray's Ghost—A Conversation About The Onshore Trust, Karen E. Boxx Jan 2000

Gray's Ghost—A Conversation About The Onshore Trust, Karen E. Boxx

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A trust is an arrangement whereby one person (the trustor) transfers property to another person (the trustee) and directs the trustee to hold the property for the benefit of another person (the beneficiary). Multiple persons may fill each role; for example, there can be several beneficiaries or co-trustees. One person may play several of these roles; for example, the trustor may also serve as trustee or may be a beneficiary of the trust. However, if the same person plays all three roles alone, then no trust is created.

A self-settled trust is a trust that a person settles, or establishes ...


Patent Infringement Damages In Japan And The United States: Will Increased Patent Infringement Damage Awards Revive The Japanese Economy?, Toshiko Takenaka Jan 2000

Patent Infringement Damages In Japan And The United States: Will Increased Patent Infringement Damage Awards Revive The Japanese Economy?, Toshiko Takenaka

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This Article will look at the impact of the new Japanese legislation on patent infringement damages and will discuss whether the increase in damage awards contributes to the creation of breakthrough technology. To understand this impact, Part I will discuss pre-1998 legislation damages and highlight the difference between damages awarded by United States courts and those awarded by Japanese courts, by comparing United States and Japanese case examples. In examining the general tort and patent law theories, Part I will also try to identify the source of the difference and discuss how this difference is reflected in current United States ...


The Challenge To Rural States Of Procedural Reform In High Conflict Custody Cases, Elizabeth Brandt Jan 2000

The Challenge To Rural States Of Procedural Reform In High Conflict Custody Cases, Elizabeth Brandt

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Elder Law Symposium Edition, Elizabeth Brandt Jan 2000

Elder Law Symposium Edition, Elizabeth Brandt

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"Irrigated Eden:" Tales Of The Many Snake Rivers, Dale Goble Jan 2000

"Irrigated Eden:" Tales Of The Many Snake Rivers, Dale Goble

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Preserving The Integrity Of Mediation Through The Adoption Of Ethical Rules For Lawyer-Mediators, Maureen Laflin Jan 2000

Preserving The Integrity Of Mediation Through The Adoption Of Ethical Rules For Lawyer-Mediators, Maureen Laflin

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Linking Globally, Coping Locally: Cataloging Internet Resources At The University Of Colorado Law Library, Karen Selden Jan 2000

Linking Globally, Coping Locally: Cataloging Internet Resources At The University Of Colorado Law Library, Karen Selden

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Web-based online public access catalogs (OPACs) enable catalogers to provide hotlinks to Internet-based resources of interest to their patrons. However, this capability is not without its challenges. Ms. Selden explores the local policy considerations associated with cataloging Internet resources and describes the policy-making process and some Internet cataloging policies used at the University of Colorado Law Library.


Book Review, Mark J. Loewenstein Jan 2000

Book Review, Mark J. Loewenstein

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Delaware As Demon: Twenty-Five Years After Professor Cary's Polemic, Mark J. Loewenstein Jan 2000

Delaware As Demon: Twenty-Five Years After Professor Cary's Polemic, Mark J. Loewenstein

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Teaching Corporate Law From An Option Perspective, Peter H. Huang Jan 2000

Teaching Corporate Law From An Option Perspective, Peter H. Huang

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A Case Study In The Intersection Of Law And Science: The 1999 Report Of The Committee Of Scientists, Charles F. Wilkinson Jan 2000

A Case Study In The Intersection Of Law And Science: The 1999 Report Of The Committee Of Scientists, Charles F. Wilkinson

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Reporting The Official Truth: The Revival Of The Fcc's News Distortion Policy, Lili Levi Jan 2000

Reporting The Official Truth: The Revival Of The Fcc's News Distortion Policy, Lili Levi

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Re-Examining The Role Of Patents In Appropriating The Value Of Dna Sequences, Rebecca S. Eisenberg Jan 2000

Re-Examining The Role Of Patents In Appropriating The Value Of Dna Sequences, Rebecca S. Eisenberg

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As public and private sector initiatives race to complete the sequence of the human genome, patent issues have played a prominent role in speculations about the significance of this achievement. How much of the genome will be subject to the control of patent holders, and what will this mean for future research and the development of products for the improvement of human health? Is a patent system developed to establish rights in mechanical inventions of an earlier era up to the task of resolving competing claims to the genome on behalf of the many sequential innovators who elucidate its sequence ...


Refugee Rights Are Not Negotiable, James C. Hathaway, Anne K. Cusick Jan 2000

Refugee Rights Are Not Negotiable, James C. Hathaway, Anne K. Cusick

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America's troubled relationship with international law, in particular human rights law, is well documented. In many cases, the United States simply will not agree to be bound by international human rights treaties. For example, the United States has yet to ratify even such fundamental agreements as the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. When the United States does agree to become a party to an international human rights treaty, it has often sought to condition its ...


Linking The Visions, James Boyd White Jan 2000

Linking The Visions, James Boyd White

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It is a major tendency of legal studies in our time to focus upon questions of general social policy, with argument centered on which theory or methodology ought to determine such matters. My own attention has been differently focused, on the nature and quality of legal thoughts itself, and of legal expression. It is to these matters that the work I do with the humanities – literature, classics, philosophy, and translation – many speaks.


Innovation And Creativity In The Fine Arts: The Relevance And Irrelevance Of Copyright, Daniel J. Gifford Jan 2000

Innovation And Creativity In The Fine Arts: The Relevance And Irrelevance Of Copyright, Daniel J. Gifford

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How have social institutions, customs, and intellectual property laws affected creative activity in the fine arts? This article examines the many relationships between the fine arts and their social and legal environment. For the purposes of this paper, the fine arts embrace painting, sculpture, and (classical) musical composition. As will be shown below, in the arena of the fine arts, the respective roles of subjective factors - factors internal to the artists themselves - and external influences upon them from the larger society have changed dramatically over the last one hundred years. These changes have expanded the role of the subjective. Consequently ...


Introducing Negotiation And Drafting Into The Contracts Classroom, Carol Chomsky, Maury Landsman Jan 2000

Introducing Negotiation And Drafting Into The Contracts Classroom, Carol Chomsky, Maury Landsman

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It is by now almost a commonplace to say that the first year of law school should include skills-focused opportunities in addition to the massive doses of legal doctrine and analysis that form the core of the first year curriculum. 1 Understanding contracts only through the lens of litigated disputes gives students a very limited picture of what lawyers do with respect to contracts and little opportunity to develop the skills of effective representation and artful and precise drafting needed to avoid such litigation. Moreover, the necessary emphasis on contract doctrine may obscure the degree to which many contract-related problems ...