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Handle With Care: Domestic Violence Safety Planning In The Age Of Data Privacy Laws, Jenny Wu 2021 Seattle University School of Law

Handle With Care: Domestic Violence Safety Planning In The Age Of Data Privacy Laws, Jenny Wu

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

The United States has been patiently waiting for a comprehensive federal data privacy law to protect consumers. However, strong data privacy laws can also protect a less thought-about group: survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. As new technology proliferates into our daily lives, technology-based abuse is quickly becoming a common form of intimate partner abuse. Domestic violence survivors and advocates have to stay extra vigilant about who has access to their internet data. Needing to understand technology-specific safety measures and learn technology-literacy skills adds more work to already overwhelmed domestic violence advocates and survivors. Could the law serve ...


Freedom Of Expression V. Social Responsibility On The Internet: Vivi Down Association V. Google, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Natalina Stamile 2021 University of Hull

Freedom Of Expression V. Social Responsibility On The Internet: Vivi Down Association V. Google, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Natalina Stamile

Seattle Journal of Technology, Environmental & Innovation Law

The aim of the article is to reflect on Google’s social responsibility by analyzing a milestone court decision, Vivi Down Association v. Google, that took place in Italy, involving the posting of an offensive video clip on Google Video. It was a landmark decision because it refuted the assertion that the Internet knows no boundaries, that the Internet transcends national laws due to its international nature, and that Internet intermediaries, such as Google, are above the law. This case shows that when the legal authorities of a given country decide to assert their jurisdiction, Internet companies need to abide ...


Free Speech In The Internet Era: Reviewing Policies Seeking To Modify Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act Of 1996, Jacob Cordeiro 2021 University of Rhode Island

Free Speech In The Internet Era: Reviewing Policies Seeking To Modify Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act Of 1996, Jacob Cordeiro

Senior Honors Projects

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), has for over two decades provided “interactive computer services” a legal liability shield for defamatory or otherwise actionable user-generated content posted on their platforms and, for lawsuits stemming over unequal enforcement of their content policies provided enforcement efforts are taken in “good faith.” This law, passed in the early days of the Internet, incubated the Internet and social media, giving it the regulatory freedom it needed to grow into a platform where hundreds of millions of Americans can exchange ideas and engage in political and social discourse. Yet, for all the good ...


Digital Age Samaritans, Zachary D. Kaufman 2021 University of Houston Law Center

Digital Age Samaritans, Zachary D. Kaufman

Boston College Law Review

Modern technology enables people to view, document, and share evidence of crimes contemporaneously or soon after commission. Electronic transmission of this material—including through social media and mobile devices—raises legal, moral, and practical questions about spectators’ responsibilities. In the digital age, will these actors be bystanders or upstanders? What role can and should the law play in shaping their behavior?

This Article argues that certain witnesses who are not physically present at the scene of a crime should be held criminally accountable for failing to report specified violent offenses of which they are aware. Focusing on rape, police brutality ...


The Internet And The Hobbs Act: What’S The Connection?, Lucas G. Spremulli 2021 Boston College Law School

The Internet And The Hobbs Act: What’S The Connection?, Lucas G. Spremulli

Boston College Law Review

The Hobbs Act provides a federal alternative to traditional state robbery charges by criminalizing any robbery that affects interstate commerce. Courts have interpreted the Hobbs Act’s commerce element broadly, by requiring the government to demonstrate that a robbery had a de minimis effect on interstate commerce. With this standard, robberies of businesses generally satisfy the statute’s commerce element, but robberies of individuals often do not. This difference between a state and a federal robbery charge is significant, because the Hobbs Act generally carries substantially harsher penal sentences. This Note examines when the use of the internet in the ...


Bipa: What Does It Stand For?, Paige Smith 2021 Chicago-Kent College of Law

Bipa: What Does It Stand For?, Paige Smith

Chicago-Kent Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Crypto Quandary: Is Bankruptcy Ready?, Megan McDermott 2021 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

The Crypto Quandary: Is Bankruptcy Ready?, Megan Mcdermott

Northwestern University Law Review

As the United States grapples with how best to manage a global pandemic, bankruptcy courts are bracing for the inevitable fallout from COVID-19. As we saw in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, hard- hit businesses will need to reorganize to adjust to new conditions, while out- of-work consumers will need debt relief options. But there will be a new twist for this impending wave of bankruptcies: how should bankruptcy courts deal with crypto assets like Bitcoin? This Essay argues that the rise of cryptocurrency investments over the last decade poses serious complications for the next round of consumer ...


When Accessing Justice Requires Absence From The Courthouse: Utah’S Online Dispute Resolution Program And The Impact It Will Have On Pro Se Litigants, Julianne Dardanes 2021 Pepperdine University

When Accessing Justice Requires Absence From The Courthouse: Utah’S Online Dispute Resolution Program And The Impact It Will Have On Pro Se Litigants, Julianne Dardanes

Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal

According to the 2017 Justice Gap Report conducted by Congress’s non-profit Legal Services Corporation (LSC), eighty-six percent of civil legal issues involving low-income Americans received scant or no legal assistance. The number of unrepresented (“pro se”) litigants continues to rise, with low-income Americans constituting a significant portion of this population. Due to the inefficiency of socioeconomically challenged litigants appearing pro se, this article proposes implementing Utah’s court-mandated Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) program as a solution nation-wide. Utah’s ODR program for small claims is revolutionary because it is the first ODR system able to handle an entire dispute ...


The Customer Is Always Right: Trademark Law And Generic Website Names In U.S. Patent And Trademark Office V. Booking.Com B.V., Marina F. Rothberg 2021 Boston College Law School

The Customer Is Always Right: Trademark Law And Generic Website Names In U.S. Patent And Trademark Office V. Booking.Com B.V., Marina F. Rothberg

Boston College Law Review

In 2020, in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., the Supreme Court clarified that the owner of a website with a descriptive domain name could trademark the name, even if it were styled “generic.com,” as long as it had acquired secondary meaning to consumers. Justice Breyer, in his dissent, vigorously argued that this ruling would limit competition. He claimed that allowing Booking.com to trademark its brand name, which contains terms that competitors use to describe similar business activities, would essentially be giving it a monopoly. This Comment supports the majority’s decision, as ...


Administrative Law In The Automated State, Cary Coglianese 2021 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Administrative Law In The Automated State, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In the future, administrative agencies will rely increasingly on digital automation powered by machine learning algorithms. Can U.S. administrative law accommodate such a future? Not only might a highly automated state readily meet longstanding administrative law principles, but the responsible use of machine learning algorithms might perform even better than the status quo in terms of fulfilling administrative law’s core values of expert decision-making and democratic accountability. Algorithmic governance clearly promises more accurate, data-driven decisions. Moreover, due to their mathematical properties, algorithms might well prove to be more faithful agents of democratic institutions. Yet even if an automated ...


Regulations For Smart Mobility: Proceed With Caution, Connor Saenz 2021 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

Regulations For Smart Mobility: Proceed With Caution, Connor Saenz

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


Agriculture & Blockchain: Identifying Liability And Guaranteeing Quality, Morgan Crider 2021 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

Agriculture & Blockchain: Identifying Liability And Guaranteeing Quality, Morgan Crider

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


Gotta Catch ‘Em All! The Rise Of Esports And The Evolution Of Its Regulations, Elizabeth Chung 2021 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

Gotta Catch ‘Em All! The Rise Of Esports And The Evolution Of Its Regulations, Elizabeth Chung

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Case For Dhs To Classify The Internet Of Things As Critical Infrastructure In The United States, Jessica G. Martz 2021 Southern Methodist University

The Case For Dhs To Classify The Internet Of Things As Critical Infrastructure In The United States, Jessica G. Martz

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


Driverless Cars And Resource Allocation, Jeff Daniel Clark 2021 J. Daniel Clark Attorney at Law

Driverless Cars And Resource Allocation, Jeff Daniel Clark

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, 2021 Southern Methodist University

Front Matter

Science and Technology Law Review

No abstract provided.


Sharing More Than You Thought: Facebook Cannot Assert The Party Exception To Avoid Liability Under The Wiretap Act, Emily A. Jordan 2021 Boston College Law School

Sharing More Than You Thought: Facebook Cannot Assert The Party Exception To Avoid Liability Under The Wiretap Act, Emily A. Jordan

Boston College Law Review

On April 9, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Davis v. Facebook, Inc. (In re Facebook), held that unauthorized third parties receiving simultaneous, direct copies of a party’s communication do not fall within the scope of the Party Exception of the Wiretap Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2510–2523. In doing so, the Ninth Circuit, based its holding on the legislative history and purpose of the Wiretap Act and reasoned that the Party Exception requires a narrow construction. Further, it held that to interpret the exception as inclusive of actors like Facebook risks ...


Bitcoin Searches And Preserving The Third-Party Doctrine, Christine A. Cortez 2021 St. Mary's University School of Law

Bitcoin Searches And Preserving The Third-Party Doctrine, Christine A. Cortez

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


The Bumble Bill: A Critical Analysis On Texas’S New Law Taking Indecent Exposure Regulations Online, Ashley B. Huron 2021 St. Mary's University School of Law

The Bumble Bill: A Critical Analysis On Texas’S New Law Taking Indecent Exposure Regulations Online, Ashley B. Huron

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


Barnet As Tr. Of 2012 Saretta Barnet Revocable Tr. V. Ministry Of Culture & Sports Of The Hellenic Republic, 961 F.3d 193 (2d Cir. 2020), Meghan Jackson 2021 DePaul University College of Law

Barnet As Tr. Of 2012 Saretta Barnet Revocable Tr. V. Ministry Of Culture & Sports Of The Hellenic Republic, 961 F.3d 193 (2d Cir. 2020), Meghan Jackson

DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


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