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You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: Students, Scholars, And Sources In The Law Library, Jeanne Price Jan 2015

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: Students, Scholars, And Sources In The Law Library, Jeanne Price

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The Story Of Us: Resolving The Face-Off Between Autobiographical Speech And Information Privacy, Sonja R. West Jul 2010

The Story Of Us: Resolving The Face-Off Between Autobiographical Speech And Information Privacy, Sonja R. West

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Increasingly more “ordinary” Americans are choosing to share their life experiences with a public audience. In doing so, however, they are revealing more than their own personal stories, they are exposing private information about others as well. The face-off between autobiographical speech and information privacy is coming to a head, and our legal system is not prepared to handle it.

In a prior article, I established that autobiographical speech is a unique and important category of speech that is at risk of being undervalued under current law. This article builds on my earlier work by addressing the emerging conflict between …


The Burden Of Knowledge, Christian Turner Jan 2009

The Burden Of Knowledge, Christian Turner

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Sometimes we are better off not knowing things. While we often hear that "ignorance is bliss," there has not been a comprehensive consideration in the legal academy of the virtues of ignorance and its regulation. Though the distribution of knowledge, like the distribution of other goods, is affected both directly and indirectly by law, several characteristics of knowledge distinguish it from other kinds of property. Much has been written about the impact of the nonrival and nonexclusive nature of knowledge on its production and distribution. This Article centers around two other attributes of knowledge that combine to create a special …