California’s Controversial Cap-and-Trade Initiative

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Lev Gabrilovich Five years ago, California passed Assembly Bill 32 (“AB 32”), the Global Warming Solutions Act. AB 32 requires the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) to establish a regulatory structure to monitor greenhouse gasses in California, as well as set emission targets. CARB must implement “the maximum technologically feasible

Six Strike Anti-Piracy Program Will Soon Be Released

Friday, September 14, 2012, by Reine Duffy This week it was reported that the Copyright Alert System, or “six strikes” anti-piracy program, is anticipated to arrive within the next few months. The program was first announced in July 2011 and its release was delayed at least twice since its original planned launch date of December

Read All About It: New Business Models and Technology for Local Newspapers

Thursday, September 13, 2012, by Samantha Surles People have been talking about the decline of local newspapers for a long time, but lately they also seem to be talking about possible solutions to the problem. The importance of local papers to community life is undiminished, but shifts in the advertising industry are making it more

Google Unlocks The Search Term “Bisexual”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by Tasneem Dharamsi Here’s a lesser-known fact for all of those avid Google users out there:  from late 2009 until very recently, the company had blocked the term “bisexual” from its search algorithm.  Since the search term is now unblocked, when a user begins to type the letters in the word

Implications of New Study on Sentencing for Three Strikes Drug Offenders

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Neil Barnes Over half the states in the US implement some form of the three strikes law, which mandates that upon his or her third felony conviction, a felon must be incarcerated for a minimum time period. This period is normally longer than the ordinary sentence for the felony considered