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The New Pcast Report To The President Of The United States On Forensic Science, Robert M. Sanger 2016 Santa Barbara College of Law

The New Pcast Report To The President Of The United States On Forensic Science, Robert M. Sanger

Robert M. Sanger

The President of the United States requested an in-depth report from the President’s Council of Advisors
on Science and Technology (known as PCAST) in 2015 to “consider whether there are additional steps that
could usefully be taken on the scientific side to strengthen the forensic science disciplines and ensure the validity of forensic evidence used in the Nation’s legal system.” The PCAST Report was issued September 20, 2016, specifically referring to criminal court applications of forensic science. The report has implications for civil
litigators as well as criminal. It also has implications for judges, particularly those at the ...


Privatization Of The Judiciary, Eldar Haber 2016 Seattle University School of Law

Privatization Of The Judiciary, Eldar Haber

Seattle University Law Review

The digital era invoked new challenges to judicial systems. The Internet enabled violation of privacy and intellectual property rights and enhanced the magnitude of criminal activity. Recognizing the inability of courts to handle a high magnitude of lawsuits, along with enforcement difficulties, policymakers worldwide chose to delegate quasi-judicial powers to online intermediaries that facilitate or enable such potential violations or infringements of rights. Search engines were first tasked to perform a quasi-judicial role under a notice-and-takedown regime to combat copyright infringement around the world. Recently, the European Union (EU) decided to delegate judicial authority to search engines by granting rights ...


Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: The Legal Impact Of Marine Debris 10-21-2016, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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The Internet Of Things: Where Privacy And Copyright Collide, Lidiya Mishchenko 2016 Santa Clara Law

The Internet Of Things: Where Privacy And Copyright Collide, Lidiya Mishchenko

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

The Internet of Things: Where Privacy and Copyright Collide


A Genre Theory Of Copyright, Omri Rachum-Twaig 2016 Santa Clara Law

A Genre Theory Of Copyright, Omri Rachum-Twaig

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

A Genre Theory of Copyright


Technological Neutrality: Recalibrating Copyright In The Information Age, Carys Craig 2016 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Technological Neutrality: Recalibrating Copyright In The Information Age, Carys Craig

Carys Craig

This article aims to draw the connection between how we conceptualize legal rights over information resources and our capacity to develop technologically neutral legal norms in the information age. More specifically, it identifies and critically examines three competing approaches to the idea of technological neutrality apparent in copyright jurisprudence. Ultimately, it is argued that true technological neutrality requires not simply the seamless expansion of legal rights into new technological contexts, but the careful, contextual recalibration of rights and interests in light of shifting values and changing circumstances. As a normative principle, technological neutrality in copyright law thus demands a nuanced ...


Indifference And Secondary Liability For Copyright Infringement, Richard G. Kunkel 2016 Santa Clara Law

Indifference And Secondary Liability For Copyright Infringement, Richard G. Kunkel

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Indifference and Secondary Liability for Copyright Infringement


Siri-Ously? Free Speech Rights And Artificial Intelligence, Toni M. Massaro, Helen Norton 2016 University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Siri-Ously? Free Speech Rights And Artificial Intelligence, Toni M. Massaro, Helen Norton

Northwestern University Law Review

Computers with communicative artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing First Amendment theory and doctrine in profound and novel ways. They are becoming increasingly self-directed and corporal in ways that may one day make it difficult to call the communication ours versus theirs. This, in turn, invites questions about whether the First Amendment ever will (or ever should) cover AI speech or speakers even absent a locatable and accountable human creator. In this Article, we explain why current free speech theory and doctrine pose surprisingly few barriers to this counterintuitive result; their elasticity suggests that speaker humanness no longer may be a ...


Ebola, Experimental Medicine, Economics, And Ethics: An Evaluation Of International Disease Outbreak Law, Sara L. Dominey 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Ebola, Experimental Medicine, Economics, And Ethics: An Evaluation Of International Disease Outbreak Law, Sara L. Dominey

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Marine Law Symposium: Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England 11/04/2016, Roger Wiliams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Marine Law Symposium: Legal And Policy Approaches To Reduce Marine Debris In New England 11/04/2016, Roger Wiliams University School Of Law

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

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Our Time Is Better Spent Influencing Future Disruption: A Call To End The Indiscriminate War Against Self-Help Legal Technology, Olivia Clark 2016 Georgia State University

Our Time Is Better Spent Influencing Future Disruption: A Call To End The Indiscriminate War Against Self-Help Legal Technology, Olivia Clark

The University of Cincinnati Intellectual Property and Computer Law Journal

Under the guise of consumer protection, lawyers and bar associations have used disparate litigious mechanisms to thwart, inadvertently or not, the use of self-help legal technology. This paper will demonstrate that such adversity is not logical after a consideration of the technical functions that the software performs and unduly restricts underserved populations’ access to the law because of the misapplication of policy to vaguely worded laws. This paper will provide a thorough analysis of legal action taken against the high-profile company LegalZoom under the theory of unauthorized practice of law provides direct support of this claim. Summary and critique of ...


The Academy Standards Board For Firearms And Toolmarks, Robert M. Sanger 2016 Santa Barbara College of Law

The Academy Standards Board For Firearms And Toolmarks, Robert M. Sanger

Robert M. Sanger

This article will discuss the Academy Standards Board Consensus Body for Forensics in the area of Firearms and Toolmarks, and its role in the scheme of standards, commissions and entities doing this type of work.


21st Century Arms Control Challenges: Drones, Cyber Weapons, Killer Robots, And Wmds, Mary Ellen O'Connell 2016 Notre Dame Law School

21st Century Arms Control Challenges: Drones, Cyber Weapons, Killer Robots, And Wmds, Mary Ellen O'Connell

Mary Ellen O'Connell

The world faces tough arms control challenges from preventing the development and use of weapons of mass destruction to regulating the new weapons of the computer revolution. This article considers what works in arms control. Using military force in violation of international law to destroy nuclear facilities, to stop weapons shipments, or to punish the use of prohibited weapons typically fails. Diplomacy paired with lawful counter-measures has the superior track record. Reviving the art of diplomacy and re-committing to authentic international law will pay dividends in peace and security.


Trending @ Rwu Law: Linn F. Freedman's Post: The Goal Of Gender Equality In Cybersecurity 08/23/2016, Linn F. Freedman 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Linn F. Freedman's Post: The Goal Of Gender Equality In Cybersecurity 08/23/2016, Linn F. Freedman

Law School Blogs

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"I'Ll See": How Surveillance Undermines Privacy By Eroding Trust, Robert H. Sloan, Richard Warner 2016 Santa Clara Law

"I'Ll See": How Surveillance Undermines Privacy By Eroding Trust, Robert H. Sloan, Richard Warner

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

"I'll See": How Surveillance Undermines Privacy By Eroding Trust


Can Digital Speech Loosen The Gordian Knot Of Reputation Law?, Elizabeth A. Kirley 2016 Santa Clara Law

Can Digital Speech Loosen The Gordian Knot Of Reputation Law?, Elizabeth A. Kirley

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

Can Digital Speech Loosen the Gordian Knot of Reputation Law?


Anonymous Armies: Modern “Cyber-Combatants” And Their Prospective Rights Under International Humanitarian Law, Jake B. Sher 2016 Pace University School of Law

Anonymous Armies: Modern “Cyber-Combatants” And Their Prospective Rights Under International Humanitarian Law, Jake B. Sher

Pace International Law Review

Cyber-attacks take many forms, only some of which are applicable to the law of war. This Comment discusses only those attacks sponsored by a government or non-state entity that have the goal of affecting morale or gaining political advantage, or those attacks amounting to tactical strikes on state or civilian infrastructure. In that vein, this Comment proposes the adoption of a new legal framework for determining the threshold that marks a participant in such a cyber-attack as a “cyber-combatant” by adapting the framework set by the Geneva Conventions and existing custom. This definition should encompass cyber-attacks perpetrated by states, unrecognized ...


After O2 Micro: The Court's Evolving Duty To Map Words To Things, Peter E. Gratzinger 2016 Santa Clara Law

After O2 Micro: The Court's Evolving Duty To Map Words To Things, Peter E. Gratzinger

Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal

After O2 Micro: The Court's Evolving Duty to Map Words to Things


The Lautenberg Act: Chemical Safety Overhaul Of The Toxic Substances Control Act, Alyssa S. Rosen 2016 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

The Lautenberg Act: Chemical Safety Overhaul Of The Toxic Substances Control Act, Alyssa S. Rosen

Pace Law Faculty Publications

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), a landmark bipartisan compromise legislation designed to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Lautenberg Act makes it easier for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate toxic substances while providing the chemical industry with regulatory clarity and certainty. Law Librarians, practicing lawyers, and academics have taken note of this groundbreaking law that most likely will set the template for the next generation of environmental reform by tackling issues such as preemption of state law, protection of vulnerable ...


The Erosion Of Autonomy In Online Consumer Transactions, Eliza MIK 2016 Singapore Management University

The Erosion Of Autonomy In Online Consumer Transactions, Eliza Mik

Eliza Mik

Online businesses influence consumer behaviour by means of a wide range of technologies that determine what information is displayed as well as how and when it is displayed. This creates an unprecedented power imbalance between the transacting parties, raising questions not only about the permissible levels of procedural exploitation in contract law, together with the adequacy of existing consumer protections but also about the impact of technology on consumer autonomy. There is, however, no single technology that threatens the latter. It is the combined, mutually-enforcing effect of multiple technologies that influence consumer choices at different stages in the transacting process ...


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