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Jun
16

This Recent Development focuses on a specific type of surveillance: private employers’ monitoring of their employees’ personal webmail accounts, such as Yahoo or Hotmail. First, this Recent Development reviews two recent district court decisions that involve employee use of web-based e-mail accounts at work. The Recent Development then argues that given the unsettled state of

Jun
16

Since the adoption of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in 1998, the courts have failed to fully define the scope of which copyrighted works are protected by the anticircumvention provisions. Courts have struggled to define this scope because Congress promulgated the DMCA in the context of promoting commerce over the Internet. Congress, however, drafted

Jun
16

Competing visions of a Medicare prescription drug benefit often differ dramatically in their treatment of low-income groups. The profound implications of this treatment spread far beyond access to medical care, even reaching the process of technological innovation through which new drugs are produced. Low-income subsidies3 under proposed versions of the Medicare prescription drug benefit will

Jun
16

The Presidential election of 2000 forever will be known as one of the most highly contested elections in United States’ history. After the final tally, a mere 537 votes decided the presidency. One of the key issues at the heart of the election was the high cost of prescription drugs, especially for senior citizens. Both

Jun
16

Plaintiff suspects that a chemical in her city’s water supply has caused her to develop a rare form of liver cancer. Defendant, a company in Plaintiff’s city, has been discharging the chemical into the water for a number of years. Both parties in the toxic tort litigation are at the mercy of an unevenly developed

Jun
16

I am delighted to be here this morning. Among the many issues confronting law enforcers today, consumer privacy and cybercrime are among the most challenging. The Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) role as the nation’s chief consumer protection agency requires us to focus carefully on these, and a whole host of consumer protection, issues, using the

Jun
16

In an era where businesses, industry, and postsecondary institutions recognize the value of and utilize online learning, online education for North Carolina’s public schools may be inevitable. Increasingly, virtual education is seen as “a model for the development of the 21st-century learning skills of working and collaborating with others at a distance.” If North Carolina’s

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