Volume 10, Online Edition

Lights, Camera . . . Ticket: Red Light Cameras After Idris v. City of Chicago

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

Red light camera technology is in use in many jurisdictions throughout the United States. For some, this technology represents a powerful tool for improving road safety. For others, its use represents overreaching by governments searching for ways to generate additional revenue. In Idris v. City of Chicago, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals examined the

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Cooper J. Strickland, Recent Development, Lights, Camera . . . Ticket: Red Light Cameras After Idris v. City of Chicago, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 119 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/25_10NCJLTech1192008-2009.pdf.

IMS Health, Inc. v. Ayotte: Small Step For Privacy, Giant Leap Still Needed for Prescription Data Privacy

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

Electronic data use in United States industries provides a means by which businesses aggregate, track, and manage consumer information. In the health care industry, data mining companies, pharmacies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers have adopted electronic data use with prescription information. The use of electronic prescription data as a commodity raises privacy concerns which have prompted the

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Kathryn M. Marchesini, Recent Development, IMS Health, Inc. v. Ayotte: Small Step For Privacy, Giant Leap Still Needed for Prescription Data Privacy, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 96 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/24_10NCJLTech962008-2009.pdf.

Rainwater Collection, Water Law, and Climate Change: A Flood of Problems Waiting to Happen?

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

The Earth’s climate is changing rapidly, affecting the distribution of and increasing the pressures placed on natural resources in entirely new and unpredictable ways. Recognizing that water in the United States is not immune to this fate, environmentally conscious citizens are increasingly turning to rainwater collection as a means of securing a precious resource for

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Dan Findlay, Note, Rainwater Collection, Water Law, and Climate Change: A Flood of Problems Waiting to Happen?, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 74 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/23_10NCJLTech742008-2009.pdf.

Markovich v. Secretary of Health and Human Services: An Ounce of Cure for a Pound of Prevention

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

There’s an old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Vaccinations seem to exemplify this, allowing people to avoid diseases entirely by submitting to a simple injection, rather than forcing them to worry about the more difficult alternative of treating the disease once it is contracted. Markovich v. Secretary of

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J. Hunter Appler, Recent Development, Markovich v. Secretary of Health and Human Services: An Ounce of Cure for a Pound of Prevention, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 59 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22_10NCJLTech592008-2009.pdf.

Nuclear vs. Big Solar: Government Funding of 21st Century Energy Production

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

The government incentivizes investment in carbon-free energy production facilities by creating tax schemes designed to make renewable energy more attractive for investors. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created a number of tax incentives for nuclear facilities, including one tax credit based on the amount of electricity produced at the facility. The Energy Policy Act

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William Krueger, Note, Nuclear vs. Big Solar: Government Funding of 21st Century Energy Production, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 49 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/21_10NCJLTech492008-2009.pdf.

Conflicting Objectives: The Patent Office’s Quality Review Initiative and the Examiner Count System

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

During fiscal years 2004 and 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office implemented an enhanced quality review initiative as an additional level of oversight over the patent examination process. As a result of this initiative, in fiscal year 2006, the patent allowance rate was reduced to 54%, down from a patent allowance rate of

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Eric B. Chen, Conflicting Objectives: The Patent Office’s Quality Review Initiative and the Examiner Count System, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 28 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20_10NCJLTech282008-2009.pdf.

Running Down a Dream: Oscar Pistorius, Prosthetic Devices, and the Unknown Future of Athletes with Disabilities in the Olympic Games

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee sprinter set on competing in the Olympic Games, was banned from competition by the International Association of Athletics Federation (“IAAF”) after it found his prosthetic legs gave him an unfair advantage over other runners. On appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport held that Pistorius had no such advantage, but the

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Alexis Chappell, Recent Development, Running Down a Dream: Oscar Pistorius, Prosthetic Devices, and the Unknown Future of Athletes with Disabilities in the Olympic Games, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 16 (2008), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/19_10NCJLTech162008-2009.pdf.

MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment: Preventing the Use of Software Robots in an Online Game With Copyright Law

Volume 10, Online Edition (Jun 2012)

In MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment, the United States District Court of Arizona had an opportunity to clarify the concept of ownership in software copyright law. The MDY court held that users of Blizzard’s computer video game do not own the physical copies of the game software and thus can only load the game software

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Satish Chintapalli, Recent Development, MDY Industries v. Blizzard Entertainment: Preventing the Use of Software Robots in an Online Game With Copyright Law, 10 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 1 (2008), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/18_10NCJLTech12008-2009.pdf.

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