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Jun
16

Modern technologies, including digital cameras and mediasharing, Web sites have made it possible for anyone to upload anything at any time and rapidly transmit this content to a worldwide audience. This digital environment fosters the creation of instant Internet celebrities via viral videos. The stars of these videos, such as “Bed Intruder’”s Antoine Dodson, are

Jun
16

This article examines the recent Second Circuit decision of Tiffany v. eBay and the effect it has on the nominative fair use doctrine. The Second Circuit was the first circuit to consider the doctrine of nominative fair use in the online marketplace. However, the Second Circuit failed to expressly recognize the doctrine, likely due in

Jun
16

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

Jun
16

At this time, it is not in the best interest of the United States to adopt, join, or participate in any international treaty resembling a cyberspace extension of the existing “conventional” international laws of warfare. With the activation of the United States Cyber Command, the United States has begun to take the necessary steps to

Jun
16

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

Jun
16

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

Jun
16

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

Jun
16

In the wake of a large rise of patent infringement suit filings in the Eastern District of Texas in recent years, critics have complained that the court is too receptive to such filings and too reluctant to transfer them to other districts. Accusations of forum shopping have been prevalent. However, as long as Congress provides

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