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La Industria Del Libro 3.0 Y J.K. Rowling, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq. Dec 2012

La Industria Del Libro 3.0 Y J.K. Rowling, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The authors provide a brief overview of what could be called the 3.0 version of the book industry. Under the 3.0 book industry, the author’s role in exploiting their creations has to embrace new and creative business models, which may often come into conflict with publisher’s old business models. In the article, the authors take a look at the innovative business models implemented by J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Radiohead and Frank Ocean amongst others. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Los autores proporcionan una breve descripción de lo que podría llamarse la versión 3.0 de la industria del libro. En la industria del libro 3.0, …


Quantum Meruit For The Subcontractor: Has Restitution Jumped Off Dawson's Dock?, Doug Rendleman Dec 2012

Quantum Meruit For The Subcontractor: Has Restitution Jumped Off Dawson's Dock?, Doug Rendleman

Doug Rendleman

No abstract provided.


Contractual Limitation Of Liability By The So-Called "Massachusetts Trust," Under The Indiana Law, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

Contractual Limitation Of Liability By The So-Called "Massachusetts Trust," Under The Indiana Law, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Duress And Fraud As Grounds For The Annulment Of Marriage, Robert C. Brown Dec 2012

Duress And Fraud As Grounds For The Annulment Of Marriage, Robert C. Brown

Dr Robert Brown

No abstract provided.


Gaming The System: Bio-Economics, Game Theory, & Fisheries Management, Richard A. Grisel Dec 2012

Gaming The System: Bio-Economics, Game Theory, & Fisheries Management, Richard A. Grisel

Richard A Grisel

This paper argues that game theory provides powerful, effective new tools to analyze externalities that occur in the context of strategic, multi-party, interactive decision-making. I will attempt to treat this as a non-technical paper and avoid the complex mathematics better left to economists and mathematicians. Instead, a more achievable goal is to illustrate how high-seas open-access fishing is virtually identical to a game situation, treat the fundamentals of game theory, and demonstrate that game theoretic analyses are well-suited and fruitful for designing effective policy responses to fisheries management, particularly with respect to the straddling stocks problem. Indeed, one seminal fisheries …


Summary Of Grisham V. Grisham, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 60, Timothy A. Wiseman Dec 2012

Summary Of Grisham V. Grisham, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 60, Timothy A. Wiseman

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The court considered whether a written, but unsigned property settlement agreement draft, which had been entered into evidence, can be considered binding.


Summary Of United Rentals Highway V. Wells Cargo, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 59, Joseph Sakai Dec 2012

Summary Of United Rentals Highway V. Wells Cargo, 128 Nev. Adv. Op. 59, Joseph Sakai

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

An appeal regarding contract language’s effect on an indemnitor’s duty to indemnify and defend an indemnitee in a personal injury action where the language provides that indemnification will occur “to the extent” that any injury or damage is “caused” by the indemintor.


A Primer On Electronic Contracting And Transactions In North Carolina, Richard A. Lord Dec 2012

A Primer On Electronic Contracting And Transactions In North Carolina, Richard A. Lord

Richard A. Lord

No abstract provided.


"It's A Little Known Fact" That Copyright Law Is In Conflict With The Right Of Publicity, Madeline O'Connor Dec 2012

"It's A Little Known Fact" That Copyright Law Is In Conflict With The Right Of Publicity, Madeline O'Connor

Touro Law Review

This Comment will analyze Section 102 of the Copyright Act,the right of publicity in common law and as codified in state statutes,and Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, and the analyses and applicationof these laws by different circuits. Further, this Comment willsuggest alternative tests, modeled upon trademark law, that courtsmay use in the future in similar situations to reach more equitable determinations.


The Look For Less: A Survey Of Intellectual Property Protections In The Fashion Industry, Nicole Giambarrese Dec 2012

The Look For Less: A Survey Of Intellectual Property Protections In The Fashion Industry, Nicole Giambarrese

Touro Law Review

Currently, there are no copyright protections for fashion designs in the United States. Proposed legislation that would provide such protection has been sitting in Congress for two years. Further, the Lanham Trademark Act only protects the origin of products, such as logos and trademarks. Even with the current available trademark protection, fashion houses, such as Louis Vuitton, and luxury jewelry firms, such as Tiffany & Company, have seen the Second Circuit make it more difficult to assert the protection. This increasing difficulty is due to a fear of overextending monopolies and taking an affirmative stance on who has the burden …


Do Students Turn Over Their Rights When They Turn In Their Papers? A Case Study Of Turnitin.Com, Stephen Sharon Dec 2012

Do Students Turn Over Their Rights When They Turn In Their Papers? A Case Study Of Turnitin.Com, Stephen Sharon

Touro Law Review

Turnitin is a rapidly growing online anti-plagiarism service subscribed to by thousands of schools in the United States. Though the pursuit of honesty and integrity are at the heart of our academic institutions and the Turnitin anti-plagiarism service, there is a fatal flaw in its execution. This comment examines the copyright and fair use arguments presented by four Virginia students asserting that Turnitin violated their intellectual property rights. This comment goes beyond the facts of the four Virginia students to explore the root issues of a service that collects and distributes the copyrighted works submitted to it by hundreds of …


Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther Dec 2012

Injunctions Against The Opening Of Gas Storage Facilities, Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

A recent decision from the Mexican Supreme Court, clarified the issued as to whether State Courts may issued injunctions against the opening of gas storage facilities related to the gas pipelines for the distribution of natural gas.


Enfoques Teóricos De Las Reglas Por Defecto En El Derecho De Contratos: Complementariedades, Coincidencias Y Contradicciones, Daniel Monroy Dec 2012

Enfoques Teóricos De Las Reglas Por Defecto En El Derecho De Contratos: Complementariedades, Coincidencias Y Contradicciones, Daniel Monroy

Daniel A Monroy C

El artículo muestra una lectura crítica en lo que respecta a la noción, las funciones y el diseño de las reglas por defecto en el derecho de contratos a partir de tres enfoques teóricos a saber: la perspectiva jurídica tradicional; la visión del Análisis Económico del Derecho (AED) en su versión clásica y; el enfoque del denominado behavioral law and economics (BL&E). El documento destaca con particular atención que en lo correspondiente a la noción y las funciones de las reglas por defecto en el derecho de contratos, existe un alto nivel de coherencia entre la perspectiva jurídica tradicional por …


Encontrar Las Diferencias: Ley De Contrataciones Del Estado Y Ley De App's, Jonnathan Bravo, Rodolfo Miranda Nov 2012

Encontrar Las Diferencias: Ley De Contrataciones Del Estado Y Ley De App's, Jonnathan Bravo, Rodolfo Miranda

Jonnathan Bravo Venegas

No abstract provided.


Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther Nov 2012

Interdictos En Contra De Contruccion De Ductos De Distribucion De Gas Natural., Jorge E. De Hoyos Walther

Jorge E De Hoyos Walther

Se analiza la más reciente jurisprudencia de la SCJN, referente a los interdictos en contra de construcción de ductos para la distribución de gas natural.


L’Évolution À L’Ère Du Numérique : Un Nouveau Rôle Pour Les Créateurs, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq. Nov 2012

L’Évolution À L’Ère Du Numérique : Un Nouveau Rôle Pour Les Créateurs, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The authors provide a brief overview of the author’s role in exploiting their creations and how new technologies have made authors and publishers explore new business models. In the article, the authors take a look at the innovative business models implemented by J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Radiohead and Frank Ocean amongst others./////////////////////////////////////////////////// Los autores proporcionan una breve descripción de la función del autor en la explotación de sus creaciones y cómo las nuevas tecnologías han obligado a los autores y editores explorar nuevos modelos de negocio. En el artículo, los autores echan un vistazo a los modelos de negocio innovadores …


Changing Places: A New Role For Creators In The Digital World, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq. Nov 2012

Changing Places: A New Role For Creators In The Digital World, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq., Maria Alejandra Lopez Garcia Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The authors provide a brief overview of the author’s role in exploiting their creations and how new technologies have made authors and publishers explore new business models. In the article, the authors take a look at the innovative business models implemented by J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Radiohead and Frank Ocean amongst others./////////////////////////////////////////////////// Los autores proporcionan una breve descripción de la función del autor en la explotación de sus creaciones y cómo las nuevas tecnologías han obligado a los autores y editores explorar nuevos modelos de negocio. En el artículo, los autores echan un vistazo a los modelos de negocio innovadores …


Drafting Common Interest Community Documents: Minimalism In An Era Of Micromanagement, Patrick K. Hetrick Nov 2012

Drafting Common Interest Community Documents: Minimalism In An Era Of Micromanagement, Patrick K. Hetrick

Patrick K. Hetrick

Part I of this Article suggests a minimalist approach to the drafting of documentation creating a common interest community. It assumes that the common interest community will be located in a jurisdiction that has passed some form of a comprehensive uniform act. Part II then analyzes the issue of "promises" (covenants, restrictions, and rules) and addresses issues that include the unfortunate contemporary trend toward micromanagement of communities. It goes on to suggest that a legislative and judicial reaction to private community governance is developing. Part III of this Article explains why existing consumer protection devices are little more than mirages …


An Ind. Run Around The U.C.C.: The Use (Or Abuse?) Of Indemnity, Paul J. Wilkinson Nov 2012

An Ind. Run Around The U.C.C.: The Use (Or Abuse?) Of Indemnity, Paul J. Wilkinson

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Warranty Claims Instituted By Non-Privity Plaintiffs In Jurisdictions That Have Adopted Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-318 (Alternative A), William L. Stallworth Nov 2012

An Analysis Of Warranty Claims Instituted By Non-Privity Plaintiffs In Jurisdictions That Have Adopted Uniform Commercial Code Section 2-318 (Alternative A), William L. Stallworth

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


According To An Unnamed Official: Reconsidering The Consequences Of Confidential Source Agreements When Promises Are Broken By The Press, Peri Z. Hansen Nov 2012

According To An Unnamed Official: Reconsidering The Consequences Of Confidential Source Agreements When Promises Are Broken By The Press, Peri Z. Hansen

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Customizing Employment Arbitration, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Kenneth J. Martin, Randall S. Thomas Nov 2012

Customizing Employment Arbitration, Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Kenneth J. Martin, Randall S. Thomas

Scholarly Publications

According to the dispute resolution literature, one advantage of arbitration over litigation is that arbitration enables the parties to customize their dispute-resolution procedures. For example, parties can choose the qualifications of the arbitrator(s), the governing procedural rules, the limitation period, recoverable damages, rules for discovery and the presentation of evidence and witnesses, and the specificity of required arbitrator findings. While some scholars have questioned whether parties to arbitration agreements frequently take advantage of this customization, there is little solid empirical information about the topic.

In this Article, we study the arbitration clauses found in a random sample of 910 Chief …


La Inexistencia Del Negocio Jurídico. ¿Duplicación Inútil, Hipótesis De Escuela O Genuina Categoría Operativa?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza Nov 2012

La Inexistencia Del Negocio Jurídico. ¿Duplicación Inútil, Hipótesis De Escuela O Genuina Categoría Operativa?, Walter Vásquez Rebaza

Walter Vásquez Rebaza

El propósito del presente artículo es determinar si en el ordenamiento jurídico peruano es posible o no hablar de inexistencia del negocio jurídico como un fenómeno distinto a la nulidad.


The Inalienable Right Of Publicity, Jennifer E. Rothman Nov 2012

The Inalienable Right Of Publicity, Jennifer E. Rothman

All Faculty Scholarship

This article challenges the conventional wisdom that the right of publicity is universally and uncontroversially alienable. Courts and scholars have routinely described the right as a freely transferable property right, akin to patents or copyrights. Despite such broad claims of unfettered alienability, courts have limited the transferability of publicity rights in a variety of instances. No one has developed a robust account of why such limits should exist or what their contours should be. This article remedies this omission and concludes that the right of publicity must have significantly limited alienability to protect the rights of individuals to control the …


Markets As A Moral Foundation For Contract Law, Nathan B. Oman Nov 2012

Markets As A Moral Foundation For Contract Law, Nathan B. Oman

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Implementación De Políticas Corporativas Sobre Internet Y Redes Sociales En México, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq. Oct 2012

Implementación De Políticas Corporativas Sobre Internet Y Redes Sociales En México, Rodolfo C. Rivas Rea Esq.

Rodolfo C. Rivas

The author analyzes and describes the necessary elements of a successful social media and Internet corporate policy; through citing common pitfalls and learning lessons from different jurisdictions across the world. The author then offers general guidelines on policies for Mexican enterprises under Mexican legislation.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////El autor analiza y describe los elementos necesarios de una política corporativa sobre internet y redes sociales exitosa, citando los errores más comunes y aprendiendo lecciones de las legislaciones de distintos países.


Contracts Written In Stone: An Examination Of United States V. Winstar Corp., Mark T. Cramer Oct 2012

Contracts Written In Stone: An Examination Of United States V. Winstar Corp., Mark T. Cramer

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Selling Structured Settlements: The Uncertain Effect Of Anti-Assignment Clauses , Gregory Scott Crespi Oct 2012

Selling Structured Settlements: The Uncertain Effect Of Anti-Assignment Clauses , Gregory Scott Crespi

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hunting Promissory Estoppel, David Snyder Oct 2012

Hunting Promissory Estoppel, David Snyder

David Snyder

This paper considers how promissory estoppel jobs are undertaken in two jurisdictions that ought not to need promissory estoppel. The purpose is to achieve a better understanding of systematic decisions to enforce promises and to discover the doctrinal combinations possible in mixed Civil Law/Common Law jurisdictions. This bilateral comparison allows an examination of the different philosophical and moral bases for according promises legal force, whether founded on contract and will or on delict and injury. The differing functions of formalities are also discussed. More particularly, Scotland does not have promissory estoppel but has a remarkable doctrine allowing the enforceability even …


Interpretation And Construction In Altering Rules, Gregory Klass Oct 2012

Interpretation And Construction In Altering Rules, Gregory Klass

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This essay is a response to Ian Ayres's, "Regulating Opt-Out: An Economic Theory of Altering Rules," 121 Yale L.J. 2032 (2012). Ayres identifies an important question: How does the law decide when parties have opted-out of a contractual default? Unfortunately, his article tells only half of the story about such altering rules. Ayres cares about rules designed to instruct parties on how to get the terms that they want. By focusing on such rules he ignores altering rules designed instead to interpret the nonlegal meaning of the parties' acts or agreement. This limited vision is characteristic of economic approaches to …