Volume 13, Online Edition

Obsidian Financial Group, LLC v. Cox and Reformulating Shield Laws to Protects Digital Journalism in an Evolving Media World

Though “journalism” is an amorphous term capable of various meanings, its traditional media are familiar. Yet, if the progression in media from print to radio to broadcast and cable teaches a lesson, it is that dissemination technology is rarely stagnant. As the seemingly endless procession of new media made possible by digital communication continues, the

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John J. Dougherty, Recent Development, Obsidian Financial Group, LLC v. Cox and Reformulating Shield Laws to Protects Digital Journalism in an Evolving Media World, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 287 (2012), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd287.

The Balance Between Informing Investors and Protecting Companies: a Look at the Division of Corporation Finance’s Recent Guidelines on Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements

In response to the increasing number of cyberattacks, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance recently issued guidance on the disclosure obligations of companies relating to cybersecurity risks and cyber incidents. While the purpose behind the action was well founded, this article argues that the guidelines are inadequate because they fail to

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Joel Bronstein, Recent Development, The Balance Between Informing Investors and Protecting Companies: a Look at the Division of Corporation Finance's Recent Guidelines on Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 257 (2012), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd257.

United States v. Cassidy: The Federal Interstate Stalking Statute and Freedom of Speech

Stalking is a crime that affects millions of people each year, with profound mental, physical, and financial effects for victims. In a technological world, new forms of stalking arose through online interactive mediums such as Twitter, blogs, Facebook, and email. Cyberstalking has many of the same ramifications as traditional stalking but with some new twists.

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Timothy L. Allsup, Recent Development, United States v. Cassidy: The Federal Interstate Stalking Statute and Freedom of Speech, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 227 (2012), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd227.

Regulatory Barriers to the Growth of Multijurisdictional Virtual Law Firms and Potential First Steps to Their Removal

The spread of disruptive technologies to the legal profession is changing the dynamic of how law firms are structured as well as the value propositions associated with the delivery of legal services. The number of law firms with a national presence has grown due to the cost benefits and efficiency of using cloud computing. New

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Stephanie L. Kimbro, Regulatory Barriers to the Growth of Multijurisdictional Virtual Law Firms and Potential First Steps to Their Removal, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 165 (2012), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd165.

Symposium Introduction

In early 2012 the North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology and the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation held a joint symposium, “Anticipating Dissention: When Legal Frameworks, U.S. Commerce and Foreign Markets Intersect.” The symposium represents a historic first collaboration between these two journals and resulted in an absolutely splendid program

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Laura N. Gasaway, Symposium Introduction, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 147 (2012), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd147.

Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. and the Creation of a Flexible Blindness Standard for Induced Patent Infringement

When assigning liability in patent infringement cases, courts have often struggled with the determination of what mental state is necessary to hold a defendant liable. In Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A., the Supreme Court determined that knowledge is necessary in cases of induced infringement, but tempered the holding by allowing willful blindness to be

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David W. Roadcap, Recent Development, Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. and the Creation of a Flexible Blindness Standard for Induced Patent Infringement, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 117 (2011), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd117.

It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt: Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assoc. and the Problem of Interactivity

Video gaming is a medium in its infancy. Having seen remarkably rapid advancement over the past forty years, the industry has grown in both popularity and notoriety with children and adults alike. Despite the popularity of video games, some parents and lawmakers have expressed concern over the presence of violent content in video games. With

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Robert B. Norris, Recent Development, It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt: Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assoc. and the Problem of Interactivity, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 81 (2011), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd81.

That’s Easy! I Can Do That with Pen and Paper!: Why the Mental Steps Doctrine Could Bring an End to Patent Protection for Software

In August of 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling in CyberSource v. Retail Decisions that held a piece of computer software as unpatentable because it did not fit any allowable subject matter. This decision was reached through an application of the test for processes to a claim that

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Marc D. Macenko & Bentley J. Olive, Recent Development, That's Easy! I Can Do That with Pen and Paper!: Why the Mental Steps Doctrine Could Bring an End to Patent Protection for Software, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 61 (2011), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd61.

Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners: Why Fair Users Should Be Able to Rely on Fair Use

The fair use doctrine is codified in the Copyright Act of 1976. It protects the use of copyrighted material by parties who do not own rights to the copyrighted works if they are used for such purposes as education, parody, or commentary. However, many parties shy away from using materials that would be protected by

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Jennifer K. Kanzelberger, Recent Development, Brownmark Films, LLC v. Comedy Partners: Why Fair Users Should Be Able to Rely on Fair Use, 13 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 35 (2011), http://cite.ncjolt.org/13NCJOLTOnlineEd35.

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