Advocating for government support of soldiers trying to start families might seem like a political cakewalk unlikely to generate pushback. Yet, veterans across the country are repeatedly denied access to assisted reproductive technologies.
As Election Day 2016 approaches, the political division in America becomes increasingly obvious. The Associated Press recently published a revealing series of articles on Divided America, exploring the tensions and disconnects between different populations of the country. As one of its articles highlighted, one of the starkest political dividing lines in America today is the urban-rural divide. What is causing the ever-rising tension between these populations? Surely, there are a lot of factors at play—different lifestyles, different types of work, and exposure to different groups of people. But as technology becomes an ever-larger part of American life, one factor is a source of increasing disparity between urban and rural populations—telecommunications infrastructure and ability to connect to the Internet.
Before the internet became so prominent, criticism was contained primarily in newspapers and magazines. This allowed critics to share their honest opinions about movies, television shows, and books, with some level of protection from defamation lawsuits because they worked for a newspaper which had both financial and constitutional protections.
While many drone hobbyists attach cameras to their devices, two creative Connecticut men decided to aim higher with their drone accessories: handguns and flamethrowers. The two men flew their weaponized drone in their backyard and uploaded two videos of the flights to YouTube in 2015, including a holiday themed turkey roasting tutorial.
When Tesla announced it had agreed, in principle, to purchase SolarCity, many analysts were shocked. Not only does the deal represent a merger of two innovative companies, neither of which is currently turning a profit, but many analysts also believe the deal represents a massive conflict of interest.
Though likely frustrating to many ticket-holders, Ticketmaster is able to restrict the resale of tickets on secondary markets like StubHub, SeatGeek, and TicketsNow.
While infrequent, cases involving proof of one’s electronic signature are not unheard of. Saving someone sign a document electronically is perfectly fine until a court demands proof of the signature. As one might imagine, evidencing a client’s signature in such a case might prove challenging.
Though Authors Guild v. Google decision will undoubtedly be unpopular with some groups, Judge Leval likely believes that a flexible and broad fair use tradition will only enliven the exchange of ideas and even the market for books.
Increased use of electronic devices and the sheer capacity of electronic storage has led the Supreme Court to acknowledge the special considerations such devices require when privacy concerns are implicated.
With stringent restrictions limiting the amount that individuals can invest, it seems the SEC might not have accomplished all that was hoped for in the last three and a half years.
The private search exception to the Fourth Amendment has been universally accepted, but this exception is facing new problems in how it applies to computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices.
Since its inception in 2014, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”)
Complications in Machinima: Using Video Game Footage to Generate Cinematic Productions and Potential Conflicts with Copyright Law
Despite the inherent risk of copyright infringement associated with machinima, prospective machinimators do have options. Particularly if they do not intend to commercialize their projects, many machinimators will likely be protected by end user license agreements provided by video game companies.
Despite the prevalence of patent trolls and widespread support for reform, we have yet to see any significant action by Congress.
For decades, innovators and science fiction enthusiasts have predicted the advent of a flying car, but until recently, that vision has remained just that, a vision. Flying cars, however, may not be as far away as once thought.
American companies have no choice but to operate in the European Union, and the European Union may now have the authority it needs to push back against lax American data security regulations.
Letz’s holding sounds promising for fair use, but spells more of the same when it comes to takedown notice practices.
As tens of thousands of babies continue to be born through IDF in the U.S. and same-sex relationships become increasingly accepted, lawyers will have the opportunity to play a role in defining what these new relationships will mean for family law issues such as adoption, divorce, surrogacy, and inheritance.
Even if trust and intimacy increase and technology makes virtual interaction more and more like reality, perhaps there is something about true face-to-face human connection that will never be replaceable. However, there is undoubtedly huge potential for Online Dispute Resolution to thrive under the correct circumstances.
Despite leaders of both China and the U.S. offering optimistic prognoses for cooperation between both nations, it appears Chinese Americans, especially Chinese Americans employed in defense, tech, and energy sectors, can expect little relief from intense government scrutiny.
To prevent opportunistic webcasters from striking below-market direct licensing agreements with record labels the Copyright Royalty Judges should carefully consider the context in which the direct licensing agreements were struck.
By focusing on the number of high-speed internet providers in a particular region, representation of a consumer’s overall lack of choice is distorted.
As many countries struggle with the interactions of encryption and policing, India takes a bold step.