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Re-Reifying Data, James Gibson Nov 2004

Re-Reifying Data, James Gibson

Law Faculty Publications

There's a war on between those who view digital technology as a reason to expand intellectual property law and those who oppose this expansion. One front in the war is technological: the pro-expansionists enclose their products in restrictive code, which the anti-expansionists circumvent and hack. A second is legislative: the pro-expansionists seek extended copyright duration, favorable changes to contract law, and other new legal entitlements, while the anti-expansionists lobby for the opposite. And a third front is a combination of the first two: it is technological. On this battlefield, the pro-expansionists use the law to fortify their technological protections. But …


Fair's Fair: An Argument For Mandatory Disclosure Of Technological Protection Measures, Robert C. Denicola Oct 2004

Fair's Fair: An Argument For Mandatory Disclosure Of Technological Protection Measures, Robert C. Denicola

Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

Section 1201(a)(1) of the Copyright Act prohibits the act of "circumvent[ing] a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work," including, for example, by-passing password protection or encryption intended to restrict access to paying customers. Section 1201(a)(2) prohibits the manufacture or sale of "any technology, product, service, device, component, or part thereof" primarily designed for the purpose of circumventing access controls on copyrighted works. Additionally, § 1202(b) prohibits the manufacture or sale of products, devices or services primarily designed to circumvent "a technological measure that effectively protects a right of a copyright owner"--for example, a technological measure intended to …


Better, Faster, Cheaper - Later: What Happens When Technologies Are Suppressed, Kurt M. Saunders, Linda Levine Oct 2004

Better, Faster, Cheaper - Later: What Happens When Technologies Are Suppressed, Kurt M. Saunders, Linda Levine

Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review

Some inventions never see the light of day. Others enter the spotlight after long delays and the factors that slowed the arrival of that innovation are ignored. Technology suppression is a real occurrence involving well known and widely used products. In this Article, we examine the topic of technology suppression, seeking to reveal the tactics of suppression and the patterns and conditions under which it occurs. Current examples of US technologies are used to highlight the significance of this phenomenon. We consider related factors, including market and innovation forces, and we identify suppressive tactics, using illustrative cases where patent nonuse …


Governing By Negotiation: The Internet Naming System, Tamar Frankel Oct 2004

Governing By Negotiation: The Internet Naming System, Tamar Frankel

Faculty Scholarship

This Article is about the governance of the Internet naming system. The subject is fascinating, not simply because the naming system is an important system affecting the Internet, although it is; and not because the Internet is important, although it is. The subject is fascinating because it offers a rare opportunity to examine and learn from the evolution of an incoherent governance structure. The naming system is special in that it is the product of a new technology; it reflects the changes and pressures brought by the new technology, and involves the interests of government and private entities, domestic and …


Water Conservation Plan, Rocky Boy / North Central Montana Regional Water System (2004), Hkm Engineering Sep 2004

Water Conservation Plan, Rocky Boy / North Central Montana Regional Water System (2004), Hkm Engineering

Native American Water Rights Settlement Project

Tribal Water Code: Water Conservation Plan, Rocky Boy / North Central Montana Regional Water System (Sep. 2004). Parties: Chippewa-Cree Tribe and NCM-RWS. The Rocky Boy/North Central Montana Regional Water System Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-331) authorized construction of the Rocky Boy/North Central Montana Regional Water System in north-central Montana. To meet the requirements of the Act, the Chippewa Cree Tribe and the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority developed and submitted a water conservation plan to Reclamation. The purpose of this water conservation plan is to ensure that users of water from the core system, non-core system and the …


Privacy Concerns Regarding The Monitoring Of Instant Messaging In The Workplace: Is It Big Brother Or Just Business?, Ira David Sep 2004

Privacy Concerns Regarding The Monitoring Of Instant Messaging In The Workplace: Is It Big Brother Or Just Business?, Ira David

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


What Does Pruneyard Have To Do With California Internet Trade Secret Law?, Adam J. Sheridan Jul 2004

What Does Pruneyard Have To Do With California Internet Trade Secret Law?, Adam J. Sheridan

Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

This comment discusses the facts of the Bunner case and the decisions of the Sixth District and the Supreme Court. The Bunner case involves Andrew Bunner and his act of putting a link on his Web page allowing visitors to access a Digitial Video Disc (DVD) descrambler program, which allowed a computer user to decrypt DVDs. The DVD Copy Control Association sought an injunction against Bunner under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). The author analyzes the historical protection given free speech and trade secrets under California law. Looking at the Bunner case in light of Pruneyard, the author …


Slides: Nepa And Adaptive Management, Denise A. Dragoo May 2004

Slides: Nepa And Adaptive Management, Denise A. Dragoo

Best Management Practices and Adaptive Management in Oil and Gas Development (May 12-13)

Presenter: Denise A. Dragoo, Partner, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Salt Lake City, UT

22 slides


Biotechnology And The Law: A Consideration Of Intellectual Property Rights And Related Social Issues, Michael D. Mehta Mar 2004

Biotechnology And The Law: A Consideration Of Intellectual Property Rights And Related Social Issues, Michael D. Mehta

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “Recent advances in biotechnology are expected by many to improve crop yield, reduce reliance on agricultural inputs like pesticides and herbicides, alleviate world hunger, improve the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, assist in the discovery of genes that trigger diseases like cancer, and make more efficient our legal institutions through DNA testing. Clearly, innovations in biotechnology are a powerful force for social change, and they pose unique challenges and opportunities for legal scholars and institutions. This section of the Pierce Law Review focuses on the interface between law and technology by examining how innovations in biotechnology accelerate debates about …


Criminal Justice In The Information Age: A Punishment Theory Paradox, Paul H. Robinson Mar 2004

Criminal Justice In The Information Age: A Punishment Theory Paradox, Paul H. Robinson

All Faculty Scholarship

This paper suggests how the information age might produce high capture and conviction rates and speculates on the effect of such developments on the criminal justice system's punishment theory. The low rate at which offenders presently are punished makes a deterrent threat of official sanction of limited effect. With a high punishment rate, however, a distribution of liability and punishment based upon a deterrence principle might, for the first time, make sense. On the other hand, the greater deterrent effect might eliminate crime as a serious social concern. And, without the pressure of a serious crime problem, the theory for …


A World Without Privacy: Why Property Does Not Define The Limits Of The Right Against Unreasonable Searches And Seizures, Sherry F. Colb Mar 2004

A World Without Privacy: Why Property Does Not Define The Limits Of The Right Against Unreasonable Searches And Seizures, Sherry F. Colb

Michigan Law Review

Imagine for a moment that it is the year 2020. An American company has developed a mind-reading device, called the "brain wave recorder" ("BWR"). The BWR is a highly sensitive instrument that detects electrical impulses from any brain within ten feet of the machine. Though previously thought impossible, the BWR can discern the following information about the target individual: (1) whether he or she is happy, sad, anxious, depressed, or irritable; (2) whether he or she is even slightly sexually aroused; (3) whether he or she is taking any medication (and if so, what the medication is); (4) if a …


The Fourth Amendment And New Technologies: Constitutional Myths And The Case For Caution, Orin S. Kerr Mar 2004

The Fourth Amendment And New Technologies: Constitutional Myths And The Case For Caution, Orin S. Kerr

Michigan Law Review

To one who values federalism, federal preemption of state law may significantly threaten the autonomy and core regulatory authority of The Supreme Court recently considered whether a1mmg an infrared thermal imaging device at a suspect's home can violate the Fourth Amendment. Kyllo v. United States announced a new and comprehensive rule: the government's warrantless use of senseenhancing technology that is "not in general use" violates the Fourth Amendment when it yields "details of the home that would previously have been unknowable without physical intrusion." Justice Scalia's majority opinion acknowledged that the Court's rule was not needed to resolve the case …


Katz Is Dead. Long Live Katz, Peter P. Swire Mar 2004

Katz Is Dead. Long Live Katz, Peter P. Swire

Michigan Law Review

Katz v. United States is the king of Supreme Court surveillance cases. Written in 1967, it struck down the earlier regime of property rules, declaring that "the Fourth Amendment protects people, not places." The concurrence by Justice Harlan announced the new regime - court-issued warrants are required where there is an infringement on a person's "reasonable expectation of privacy." Together with the companion case Berger v. New York, Katz has stood for a grand conception of the Fourth Amendment as a bulwark against wiretaps and other emerging forms of surveillance. Professor Orin Kerr, in his excellent article, shows that …


Technology, Privacy, And The Courts: A Reply To Colb And Swire, Orin S. Kerr Mar 2004

Technology, Privacy, And The Courts: A Reply To Colb And Swire, Orin S. Kerr

Michigan Law Review

I thank Sherry Colb and Peter Swire for devoting their time and considerable talents to responding to my article, The Fourth Amendment and New Technologies: Constitutional Myths and the Case for Caution. I will conclude with a few comments.


Risk Management For The Age Of Information – The New Financial Order: Risk In The 21st Century, Robert J. Shiller, Princeton University Press, 2003, Michael Pereira Jan 2004

Risk Management For The Age Of Information – The New Financial Order: Risk In The 21st Century, Robert J. Shiller, Princeton University Press, 2003, Michael Pereira

Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law

No abstract provided.


Law School Education In The 21st Century: Adding Information Technology Instruction To The Curriculum, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Wayne Miller Jan 2004

Law School Education In The 21st Century: Adding Information Technology Instruction To The Curriculum, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Wayne Miller

Faculty Articles and Other Publications

For the past 120 years, legal education in the United States has been fundamentally unchanged, even while the practice of law has been revolutionized by information technology. The ideal of the Socratic Method is still dominant in first year and many upperclass courses. Clinical and practice courses have expanded since the early-1980s; however, although state-of-the-art technology is now commonplace in law offices, most federal courthouses, and some state courtrooms, until now, there has been little effort to contextualize the importance of technology for law students. The authors review the availability of courses covering use of technology in law practice at …


Introduction: The Law, Technology & The Arts Symposium: The Past, Present And Future Of The Federal Circuit, Gerald Korngold Jan 2004

Introduction: The Law, Technology & The Arts Symposium: The Past, Present And Future Of The Federal Circuit, Gerald Korngold

Articles & Chapters

No abstract provided.


Avoiding And Resolving Disputes During Sports Competition: Of Cameras And Computers , James A.R. Nafziger Jan 2004

Avoiding And Resolving Disputes During Sports Competition: Of Cameras And Computers , James A.R. Nafziger

Marquette Sports Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law School Education In The 21st Century: Adding Information Technology Instruction To The Curriculum, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Wayne Miller Jan 2004

Law School Education In The 21st Century: Adding Information Technology Instruction To The Curriculum, Kenneth J. Hirsh, Wayne Miller

Wayne Miller

For the past 120 years, legal education in the United States has been fundamentally unchanged, even while the practice of law has been revolutionized by information technology. The ideal of the Socratic Method is still dominant in first year and many upperclass courses. Clinical and practice courses have expanded since the early-1980s; however, although state-of-the-art technology is now commonplace in law offices, most federal courthouses, and some state courtrooms, until now, there has been little effort to contextualize the importance of technology for law students. The authors review the availability of courses covering use of technology in law practice at …


Of Patents And Path Dependency: A Comment On Burk And Lemley, R. Polk Wagner Jan 2004

Of Patents And Path Dependency: A Comment On Burk And Lemley, R. Polk Wagner

All Faculty Scholarship

This Article delves into issues surrounding the relationship between technology and the patent law. Responding to Dan Burk and Mark Lemley's earlier article, Is Patent Law Technology-Specific?, the piece notes that the basic question posed by Burk and Lemley's article is a relatively easy question given the several doctrines that explicitly link the subject matter context of an invention to the validity and scope of related patents. This sort of technological exceptionalism (which this Article refers to as micro-exceptionalism) is both observable and easily justifiable for a legal regime directed to technology policy. In contrast, Burk and Lemley's identification of, …


Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing?: Jurgen Bϋssow’S Battle Against Hate-Speech On The Internet, Eric T. Eberwine Jan 2004

Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing?: Jurgen Bϋssow’S Battle Against Hate-Speech On The Internet, Eric T. Eberwine

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


Information Privacy In Virtual Worlds: Identifying Unique Concerns Beyond The Online And Offline Worlds, Tal Z. Zarksy Jan 2004

Information Privacy In Virtual Worlds: Identifying Unique Concerns Beyond The Online And Offline Worlds, Tal Z. Zarksy

NYLS Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Traitor In Our Midst: Is It Your Tivo?, Teresa W. Chan Jan 2004

A Traitor In Our Midst: Is It Your Tivo?, Teresa W. Chan

Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

Part I of this Note provides a backdrop of the different aspects of privacy law, focusing on the federal statutory schemes that are applicable to the issue of information gathering and the different possible uses of that information as a violation of privacy rights that have appeared in similar technology cases up to this point in time. This section will also focus on the capabilities of TiVo in more depth.

Part II of the Note examines both of TiVo's questionable actions: first, whether gathering information to sell to advertisers and networks in the form of aggregate data violates privacy rights; …


The Law, Technology And The Arts Symposium: The Past, Present And Future Of The Federal Circuit - Introduction, Gerald Korngold Jan 2004

The Law, Technology And The Arts Symposium: The Past, Present And Future Of The Federal Circuit - Introduction, Gerald Korngold

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.


Comment: Exactly Backwards: Exceptionalism And The Federal Circuit, R. Polk Wagner Jan 2004

Comment: Exactly Backwards: Exceptionalism And The Federal Circuit, R. Polk Wagner

Case Western Reserve Law Review

No abstract provided.


Technology In A War Crimes Tribunal: Recent Experience At The Icty, David Pimentel Jan 2004

Technology In A War Crimes Tribunal: Recent Experience At The Icty, David Pimentel

Articles

No abstract provided.


Virtual Property: The Challenges Of Regulating Intangible, Exclusionary Property Interests Such As Domain Names, David Nelmark Jan 2004

Virtual Property: The Challenges Of Regulating Intangible, Exclusionary Property Interests Such As Domain Names, David Nelmark

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

No abstract provided.


How The Established Business Relationship Exemption To The National Do-Not-Call Registry Forces Consumers To Pay For Unwanted Sales Calls, Shannon D. Torgerson Jan 2004

How The Established Business Relationship Exemption To The National Do-Not-Call Registry Forces Consumers To Pay For Unwanted Sales Calls, Shannon D. Torgerson

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

No abstract provided.


Revisiting Standard-Setting Organizations' Patent Policies, Kraig A. Jakobsen Jan 2004

Revisiting Standard-Setting Organizations' Patent Policies, Kraig A. Jakobsen

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

No abstract provided.


New Strategies For Owners Of Discontinued Brands, David S. Ruder Jan 2004

New Strategies For Owners Of Discontinued Brands, David S. Ruder

Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property

No abstract provided.