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A Material World: Using Trademark Law To Override Copyright's First Sale Rule For Imported Copies, Mary LaFrance 2015 William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV

A Material World: Using Trademark Law To Override Copyright's First Sale Rule For Imported Copies, Mary Lafrance

Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

When the Supreme Court held that the first sale rule of copyright law permits the unauthorized importation and domestic sale of lawfully made copies of copyrighted works, regardless of where those copies were made, copyright owners lost much of their ability to engage in territorial price discrimination. Publishers, film and record producers, and software and videogame makers could no longer use copyright law to prevent the importation and domestic resale of gray market copies, and therefore could no longer protect their domestic distributors against competition from cheaper imported copies. However, many of these copyright owners can take advantage of a ...


Public Actors In Private Markets: Toward A Developmental Finance State, Robert C. Hockett, Saule T. Omarova 2015 Cornell Law School

Public Actors In Private Markets: Toward A Developmental Finance State, Robert C. Hockett, Saule T. Omarova

Robert C. Hockett

The recent financial crisis brought into sharp relief fundamental questions about the social function and purpose of the financial system, including its relation to the “real” economy. This Article argues that, to answer these questions, we must recapture a distinctively American view of the proper relations among state, financial market, and development. This programmatic vision – captured in what we call a “developmental finance state” – is based on three key propositions: (1) that economic and social development is not an “end-state” but a continuing national policy priority; (2) that the modalities of finance are the most potent means of fueling continuous ...


Preventing Preemption: Finding Space For States To Protect Consumers' Reputations, Elizabeth De Armond 2015 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Preventing Preemption: Finding Space For States To Protect Consumers' Reputations, Elizabeth De Armond

Elizabeth De Armond

The Great Recession awoke state legislators to the power of individuals’ credit reports to hinder their economic opportunities. Many legislators would like to assuage the effects of bad historical events on the futures of the citizens that they represent. Among the topics they can address are employers’ use of credit reports, the presence of criminal record information in credit reports, and the toxic effects of identity theft and medical debt on credit reports. However, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act’s preemptive effects must be acknowledged and negotiated. This article evaluates potential state legislative efforts against the FCRA’s preemption ...


Through The Lens Of Innovation, Mirit Eyal-Cohen 2015 University of Alabama School of Law

Through The Lens Of Innovation, Mirit Eyal-Cohen

Mirit Eyal-Cohen

The legal system constantly follows the footsteps of innovation and attempts to discourage its migration overseas. Yet, present legal rules that inform and explain entrepreneurial circumstances lack a core understanding of the concept of innovation. By its nature, law imposes order. It provides rules, remedies, and classifications that direct behavior in a consistent manner. Innovation turns on the contrary. It entails making creative judgments about the unknown. It involves adapting to disarray. It thrives on deviations as opposed to traditional causation. This Article argues that these differences matter. It demonstrates that current laws lock entrepreneurs into inefficient legal routes. Using ...


Cybersecurity: What About U.S. Policy?, Lawrence J. Trautman 2015 Entrepreneur & Professional Corporate Director

Cybersecurity: What About U.S. Policy?, Lawrence J. Trautman

Lawrence J. Trautman Sr.

During December 2014, just hours before the holiday recess, the U.S. Congress passed five major legislative proposals designed to enhance U.S. cybersecurity. Following signature by the President, these became the first cybersecurity laws to be enacted in over a decade, since passage of the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. My goal is to explore the unusually complex subject of cybersecurity policy in a highly readable manner. An analogy with the recent deadly and global Ebola epidemic is used to illustrate policy challenges, and hopefully will assist in transforming the technological language of cybersecurity into a more ...


Gingles Versus Shaw: Why The Sweet Spot Between Thornburg V. Gingles And Shaw V. Reno Calls For An Amended § 2, Timothy L. O'Hair 2015 Pepperdine University

Gingles Versus Shaw: Why The Sweet Spot Between Thornburg V. Gingles And Shaw V. Reno Calls For An Amended § 2, Timothy L. O'Hair

Timothy L. O'Hair

Minority voter enfranchisement, and the related issue of minority voter dilution, has been a back and forth issue since the Reconstruction Era—the Fifteenth Amendment was countered by the Jim Crow laws, which were countered by the Voting Rights Act, and so on (this paper goes in depth regarding this seesaw history). After the 1982 Amendments to the VRA, the holding in Thornburg v. Gingles articulated a threshold to ensure minority groups receive a majority-minority district when the group is sufficiently large and compact and politically cohesive. Shaw v. Reno frustrated this by enabling an Equal Protection claim for the ...


Preemption In The Rehnquist And Roberts Courts: An Empirical Analysis, Michael Greve, Jonathan Klick, Michael A. Petrino, J. P. Sevilla 2015 George Mason University

Preemption In The Rehnquist And Roberts Courts: An Empirical Analysis, Michael Greve, Jonathan Klick, Michael A. Petrino, J. P. Sevilla

Faculty Scholarship

This article presents an empirical analysis of the Rehnquist Court’s and the Roberts Court’s decisions on the federal (statutory) preemption of state law. In addition to raw outcomes for or against preemption, we examine cases by subject-matter, level of judicial consensus, tort versus regulatory preemption, party constellation, and origin in state or federal court. We present additional data and analysis on the role of state amici and of the U.S. Solicitor General in preemption cases, and we examine individual justices’ voting records. Among our findings, one stands out: over time and especially under the Roberts Court, lawyerly ...


Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, yehezkel Margalit 2015 SelectedWorks

Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the conceptualization and methodologies of determining legal parentage in the U.S. and other countries in the western world. Through various sociological shifts, growing social openness and bio-medical innovations, the traditional definitions of family and parenthood have been dramatically transformed. This transformation has led to an acute and urgent need for legal and social frameworks to regulate the process of determining legal parentage. Moreover, instead of progressing in a piecemeal, ad-hoc manner, the framework for determining legal parentage should be comprehensive. Only a comprehensive solution will address the differing needs of ...


Lessons In Fiscal Activism, Mirit Eyal-Cohen 2015 University of Alabama School of Law

Lessons In Fiscal Activism, Mirit Eyal-Cohen

Mirit Eyal-Cohen

This article highlights an anomaly. It shows that two tax rules aimed to achieve a similar goal were introduced at the same time. Both meant to be temporary and bring economic stimuli but received a dramatically different treatment. The economically inferior rule survived while its superior counterpart did not. The article reviews the reasons for this paradox. It shows that the causes are both political and an agency problem. The article not only enriches an important and ongoing debate that has received much attention in recent years, but also provides important lessons to policymakers.


The Neomercantilist Fallacy And The Contextual Reality Of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Philip M. Nichols 2015 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

The Neomercantilist Fallacy And The Contextual Reality Of The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Philip M. Nichols

Philip M. Nichols

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is domestic legislation and should be analyzed as such. This article addresses a persistent failure in analysis of the Act, by scholars and policymakers alike. Many discussions of the Act approach it from a neomercantilist perspective. This approach contains three flaws. First, whereas neomercantilism envisions manipulation of the market to give advantage to national champion industries, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was adopted for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing the integrity of the global market. A neomercantilist perspective is contrary to the purpose of the Act. Second, this article shows that neomercantilism fundamentally misunderstands ...


People's Republic Of China - The 1983 Joint Venture Implementing Regulations - The Supplement Of Detail, In An Attempt To Attract Foreign Investment, Eileen Golden 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

People's Republic Of China - The 1983 Joint Venture Implementing Regulations - The Supplement Of Detail, In An Attempt To Attract Foreign Investment, Eileen Golden

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Export Controls - A Private Cause Of Action Under The Export Administration Act Of 1979, Wilbur Owens 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Export Controls - A Private Cause Of Action Under The Export Administration Act Of 1979, Wilbur Owens

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Disc To Fsc: A Small Business Alternative?, Scott J. Klosinski 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Disc To Fsc: A Small Business Alternative?, Scott J. Klosinski

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Tacking In Stormy Weather: The Shipping Act Of 1984, R. Dale Hughes 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Tacking In Stormy Weather: The Shipping Act Of 1984, R. Dale Hughes

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Petitioning Foreign Governments: The Act Of State And Noerr-Pennington Doctrines, Don R. Sampen 2015 Jenner & Block

Petitioning Foreign Governments: The Act Of State And Noerr-Pennington Doctrines, Don R. Sampen

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Regan V. Wald, The Supreme Court Defers To Presidential Authority In Matters Of Foreign Policy By Upholding Travel Restrictions To Cuba, Thomas M. Mashburn 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Regan V. Wald, The Supreme Court Defers To Presidential Authority In Matters Of Foreign Policy By Upholding Travel Restrictions To Cuba, Thomas M. Mashburn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Very Specialized United States Generalized System Of Preferences: An Examination Of Renewal Changes And Analysis Of Their Legal Effect, Gregory C. Dorris 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

The Very Specialized United States Generalized System Of Preferences: An Examination Of Renewal Changes And Analysis Of Their Legal Effect, Gregory C. Dorris

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


New Tax Withholding Rules For Foreign-Owned United States Real Estate, John D. Maiers 2015 Hansell & Post

New Tax Withholding Rules For Foreign-Owned United States Real Estate, John D. Maiers

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Congress And The 1980 International Sales Convention, Peter Winship 2015 Southern Methodist University

Congress And The 1980 International Sales Convention, Peter Winship

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Congress' Role In The International Unification Of Private Law, Peter H. Pfund, George Taft 2015 United States Department of State

Congress' Role In The International Unification Of Private Law, Peter H. Pfund, George Taft

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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