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Jun
16

Methamphetamine labs can be set up anywhere. One batch of methamphetamine produces five to seven pounds of toxic byproduct. These contaminants are often dumped at the production site and, along with airborne contaminants from the cooking process, leave behind a “methfield.” States have developed widely divergent standards for methfield remediation. This Comment examines the solution

Jun
16

The GNU General Public License (“GPL”) is the most popular license in use for free and open-source software projects. Now in its fifteenth year, the GPL has endured both practical and legal challenges and today enjoys widespread use and a reputation as a legitimate legal instrument. However, recently proposed changes to the GPL will harm

Jun
16

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the area of open source software (“OSS”) as an alternative economic model. However, the success of the OSS mindshare and collaborative online experience has wider implications to many other fields of human endeavor than the mere licensing of computer programmes. There are a growing number of

Jun
16

On September 1, 2005, Representative Lamar Smith introduced a “Coalition Print” version of a patent reform bill (Substitute bill H.R. 2795) into Congress. That bill included a post-grant opposition procedure not later than nine months after grant. On April 5, 2006, Representative Howard Berman introduced the “Patents Depend on Quality Act of 2006” (H.R. 5096

Jun
16

The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster decision extended secondary liability for copyright infringement to companies who distribute software that enables its users to commit infringement. The theory of holding Internet-based companies liable for enabling users to violate laws can be applied outside the narrow context of copyright law. A host of websites allow users to scalp

Jun
16

For Confrontation Clause purposes, child testimony by two-way closed circuit television is substantively different from one-way closed circuit television. Two-way closed circuit testimony is preferable because it more closely approximates face-to-face confrontation. The Supreme Court’s case-specific holding in Maryland v. Craig was directed at one-way closed circuit testimony. As such, the Eighth Circuit was mistaken

Jun
16

This Recent Development proposes that California’s new precedent for deciding maternity disputes arising pursuant to gestational surrogacy arrangements weakens legal protections afforded to the following populations: women who choose to donate eggs without becoming mothers, women who serve as gestational surrogates to friends or family members, and women who accept egg donations without also accepting

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