April 17, 2017
Statistics show that more and more Americans are using the World Wide Web, making the Internet an increasingly integral part of everyday life. Fifty-six percent of Americans now have Internet access and are using it for the exchange of text, images, video and sound. During the last six months of 2000, the number of American
Cindy Rice, Article, The TCPA: A Justification for the Prohibition of Spam in 2002?, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 375 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22_3NCJLTech3752001-2002.pdf.
Not many years ago, a person needing medical or legal advice picked up the telephone and called a local professional, and often she made an appointment to see that professional in person. Today, telephone calls and in-person appointments are viewed by some as inefficient uses of time and energy, especially since with just a click
Patti Dobbins, Article, Provision of Legal and Medical Services on the Internet: Licensure and Ethical Considerations, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 353 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/21_3NCJLTech3532001-2002.pdf.
Keeping Children from the Internet’s ‘Red Light District’: Increased Regulation or Improved Technology?
The Internet has revolutionized the world by providing virtually unlimited access to information and by creating a new medium for social interaction. While extremely advantageous, this unlimited access to information also leads to children being exposed to potentially harmful, sexually explicit material. With its vast number of sites, it is estimated that the World Wide
Angela Marie Xenakis, Article, Keeping Children from the Internet’s ‘Red Light District’: Increased Regulation or Improved Technology?, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 333 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20_3NCJLTech3332001-2002.pdf.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently granted a number of “obvious” patents, which beg the question: is everything patentable? According to the Supreme Court in holding that an artificially-created, oil-eating bacteria was patentable, patentable subject matter consists of “anything under the sun made by man.” Although the Court’s definition of patentability appears
Ashley Parker, Comment, Problem Patents: Is Reexamination Truly a Viable Alternative to Litigation?, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 305 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/19_3NCJLTech3052001-2002.pdf.
Copyright Protection or Fan Loyalty—Must Entertainment Companies Choose? Alternate Solutions for Addressing Internet Fan Sites
Imagine you’re an attorney for an entertainment company and one of your job responsibilities is to protect your company’s copyrights. The company has, among other valuable properties, a top-rated television series. You discover someone is making unauthorized use of copyrighted images and sound clips from the hit show. Following standard procedure, you send out a
Jennifer C. Moore, Comment, Copyright Protection or Fan Loyalty—Must Entertainment Companies Choose? Alternate Solutions for Addressing Internet Fan Sites, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 273 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/18_3NCJLTech2732001-2002.pdf.
Undoubtedly, if you are reading this article, your life has been affected dramatically by inventions. You may be reading this on the printed page, thereby owing much of your enjoyment to the printing press. You could also be reading this from the screen of a computer, an invention that has more recently had a tremendous
Gregory N. Pate, Analysis of the Experimental Use Exception, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 253 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/17_3NCJLTech2532001-2002.pdf.
From the American Revolution to the present day, change has been a salient factor of the American psyche. Americans have confronted, and indeed embraced, change. Alexis de Tocqueville suggested almost a century and a half ago that Americans are constantly modifying or abrogating their laws, but they “by no means display revolutionary passions.” The Framers
Michael J. Remington, The Ever-Whirling Cycle of Change: Copyright and Cyberspace, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 213 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/16_3NCJLTech2132001-2002.pdf.
Timothy J. McVeigh was sentenced to death on August 14, 1997, for the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which left 168 people dead. Although United States Attorney General John Ashcroft explained that “all the citizens of the United States were victims of the crimes perpetrated by Mr. McVeigh,”
Robert Perry Barnidge, Jr., Note, Death Watch: Why America Was Not Allowed To Watch Timothy McVeigh Die, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 193 (2001), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12_3NCJLTech1932001-2002.pdf.
Following the tragic events which occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001, the threat of violence due to hate-based ideas and values has become a pressing reality. Americans have been forced to question whether hate-filled online rhetoric is simply the harmless exercise of free speech or is a preventable catalyst of illegal conduct.
Edgar Burch, Comment, Censoring Hate Speech In Cyberspace: A New Debate in a New America, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 175 (2001), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/11_3NCJLTech1752001-2002.pdf.
Can Facial Recognition Technology Be Used To Fight the New War Against Terrorism?: Examining the Constitutionality of Facial Recognition Surveillance Systems
Because Americans live in one of the most technologically advanced societies, our lives have already been monitored and our freedoms constrained by highly intrusive means. Employers can legally monitor their employees’ e-mails, and automobile drivers can be issued traffic tickets with the use of video cameras attached to stoplights. This comment will focus on one
Kanya A. Bennett, Comment, Can Facial Recognition Technology Be Used To Fight the New War Against Terrorism?: Examining the Constitutionality of Facial Recognition Surveillance Systems, 3 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 151 (2001), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10_3NCJLTech1512001-2002.pdf.
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