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Feb
17

As the “Malaco Soul Brother” Chuck Brooks once sang, “you can’t be in two places at the same time.” This is the underlying logic behind ReDigi Inc.’s argument to the Second Circuit that their “packet train” file transfer system does not violate the Copyright Act. ReDigi, Inc. was conceived as an online marketplace for digital

Feb
17

Congressional Democrats rolled out a new resolution on February 7th called the “Green New Deal.” This initiative is nonbinding for both the Senate and the House of Representatives, but it represents an affirmative signal that the new Democratic cohort is not backing down on environmental issues. The Green New Deal was prompted by the 2018

Feb
17

Without a doubt, the legal marijuana business has been booming ever since recreational use became legal in the United States in 2012. Currently, nine U.S. states as well as the District of Columbia allow both recreational and medical use of marijuana, twenty-one states allow medical use only, and sixteen allow the medical use of as

Feb
15

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Chairman Henry Johnson has a lengthy history of supporting net neutrality. Unfortunately for Rep. Johnson, this decision was left in the hands of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai. In December 2017, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which officially took

Feb
15

As climate change poses escalated disaster risk, more and more countries are turning to the reinsurance sector for risk transfer protection. At the same time, the reinsurance sector is turning to technology to increase efficiency and accuracy of the reinsurance policies. This collision of disaster risks and technology-based solutions has situated the government with a

Feb
15

In 2019, a civilization without artificial intelligence (AI) seems unheard of. Self-driving cars, smart bots on Jeopardy!, and automated drones are becoming integrated into the everyday lives of individuals worldwide. In many ways, AI has blended into society almost seemingly, while other AI technologies have surprised and even shocked citizens and consumers. 2018, for example,

Feb
15

On December 28, 2018, the Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler signed a notice, in response to the United States Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, announcing the EPA’s intent to rescind the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) for coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units (EGUs),

Feb
15

“Fake news” is deliberate disinformation spread throughout traditional mass media. It is a relatively popular term that garnered major usage among Americans around 2017, when Donald Trump often used it to describe major news outlets. But to be honest, I had never heard the phrase before the president began using it. I was surprised to

Feb
15

As opioid deaths continue to rise to over 130 people a day, the state of Massachusetts is beginning to take legal action on the companies and individuals responsible for fueling the epidemic. In a complaint launched on January 31, 2019, Attorney General Maura Healey charged Purdue Pharma Inc. and seventeen others with engaging in deadly,

Feb
15

In 2015, China’s President, Xi Jinping, entered into an agreement with U.S. President Barack Obama whereby China agreed to refrain from hacking the United States and American based corporations. The agreement sparked a new wave in what seemed to be an increase in Chinese cyber intrusions. However, despite the short-term effects of that deal, Chinese

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