Volume 11

Cover Songs and Donkey Kong: The Rationale Behind Compulsory Licensing of Musical Compositions Can Inform a Fairer Treatment of User-Modified Videogames

Volume 11, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The formative jurisprudence on the modification of video games came when copyright recognition of computer software was itself quite recent, when the level of creative “expression” in the altered videogame was meager. Consequently, modded games are currently held to be derivative works and infringement of the copyright of the originals. A determination of fair use

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John Baldrica, Cover Songs and Donkey Kong: The Rationale Behind Compulsory Licensing of Musical Compositions Can Inform a Fairer Treatment of User-Modified Videogames, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 103 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_11NCJLTech1032009-2010.pdf.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Removing the Drama from DNA Dragnets

Volume 11, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Law enforcement is increasingly turning to “genetic witnesses” to solve crimes. The incorporation of genetic technologies like DNA ancestry tests and indirect molecular photofitting has drawn criticism as high-tech “racial profiling.” In cases where law enforcement has requested voluntary DNA samples to assist with criminal investigations, critics have quickly labeled the conduct “DNA dragnets.” To

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Jennifer K. Wagner, Just the Facts, Ma’am: Removing the Drama from DNA Dragnets, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 51 (2009), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/11NCJLTech51.

The New Race: Speeding Up Climate Change Innovation

Volume 11, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The threat posed by climate change has finally been recognized, and governments have begun taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to attempt to mitigate the potential damage. While government regulations may require reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, insufficient technology exists to achieve the necessary reductions without severe economic consequences. Encouragement of the development and

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Deborah Behles, The New Race: Speeding Up Climate Change Innovation, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_11NCJLTech12009-2010.pdf.

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