April 17, 2017
Volume 11, Online Edition
An information technology project “Apps.Gov” was announced by the Federal Government on September 15th, 2009. Google, Inc. is the principal contractor and is building a special data center facility for the project. In December, Google discovered a breach at another one of it data centers, which led to public concerns about cyber security and even
Shahid Khan, "Apps.Gov": Assessing Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 259 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Khan.pdf.
Although recent decades have seen a boom in the development of technologies that manipulate the human reproductive cycle, many states have been slow to adopt laws regulating third-party reproduction. While a handful of states recognize the validity of gestational surrogacy contracts, others find such contracts to be against public policy. Most states’ statutes, however, are
Ashley Peyton Holmes, Baby Mama Drama: Parentage in the Era of Gestational Surrogacy, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 233 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Holmes.pdf.
Several metered-usage pricing schemes for broadband Internet are struggling or have already failed, with each experiencing large amounts of end-user backlash. The problem with price experiments is the severity of user backlash in response to even minimal tests of new schemes. Users often perceive pricing tests as threats to low-cost broadband, but Internet Service Providers
Daniel Havivi, Metered-Usage Billing and the Broadband Internet Fairness Act, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 214 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Havivi.pdf.
Cablevisions System Corp. v. FCC: Revisiting the Standard of Review for First Amendment Challenges in the Cable Television Context
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. v. FCC (1997) set the standard of review for challenges by cable television operators who claim that federal laws such as the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992 violate their First Amendment right to free speech. That standard, intermediate scrutiny, holds that a content-neutral law will be upheld
Isaac S. Lew, Cablevisions System Corp. v. FCC: Revisiting the Standard of Review for First Amendment Challenges in the Cable Television Context, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 195 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Lew.pdf.
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Jerry Brito & Drew Perraut, Transparency and Performance in Government, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 161 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Brito.pdf.
Patent protection has evolved since the inception of the Federal Circuit in 1982. Mandated to unify the fractured application of the patent laws, the Federal Circuit initially set out to reinforce the protections guaranteed to patented inventions. For the first couple of decades the Federal Circuit succeeded in strengthening the patent system. Recently however there
Dov Greenbaum, New Rules, Different Risk: The Changing Freedom to Operate Analysis for Biotechnology, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 139 (2010), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Greenbaum.pdf.
Spring Training for Electronic Search: Examining U.S. v. Comprehensive Drug Testing Inc. with regards to Evolving Trends in Computing
This Recent Development discusses the framework for electronic search that was laid out by the Ninth Circuit in U.S. v. Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc. Though the Ninth Circuit’s framework has positive elements, the framework is fatally flawed because it does not account for the rapid evolution of computing technologies and does not account for recent
John T. Kivus, Spring Training for Electronic Search: Examining U.S. v. Comprehensive Drug Testing Inc. with regards to Evolving Trends in Computing, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 115 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/V11_On_Kivus.pdf.
Technology changed the practice of medicine enabling telemedicine, the practice of medicine distantly through telecommunication systems. Telemedicine enables citizens living in rural communities throughout the United States to better access healthcare and medical services. House Bill 2068, introduced in April 2009, calls for further expansion of generalized and specialized telemedicine in rural communities for those
Lindsey T. Goehring, Recent Development, H.R. 2068: Expansion of Quality or Quantity in Telemedicine in the Rural Trenches of America?, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 99 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/33_11NCJLTech992009-2010.pdf.
The music industry has changed dramatically during the last fifteen years. In particular, the rise of digital broadcasting illustrates the great disparity that currently exists in the royalty rate scheme for the radio broadcast industry. The current scheme dictates that Internet, satellite, and cable radio broadcasters pay royalties to both the song composer and the
Cassondra C. Anderson, Recent Development, “We Can Work It Out:” A Chance to Level the Playing Field for Radio Broadcasters, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 72 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/32_11NCJLTech722009-2010.pdf.
Cyberbullying, which is bullying using technology and/or the Internet, is a new phenomenon that has devastating effects as demonstrated by the suicide of Megan Meier as a result of cyberbullying over MySpace. To address the problem, the 2009 North Carolina General Assembly passed and the governor signed HB 1261, “Protect Our Kids/Cyber Bullying Misdemeanor,” which
Michael R. Gordon, Recent Development, The Best Intentions: A Constitutional Analysis of North Carolina’s New Anti-Cyberbullying Statute, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 48 (2009), http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/31_11NCJLTech482009-2010.pdf.
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