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Nov
21

Short term rental laws are no new concept, however apps such as Airbnb have presented recent and numerous questions for lawmakers and citizens alike. Should the government regulate an individual’s right to own and use their property as they see fit, or should reasonable regulation pertaining to zoning and safety be put in place? And

Nov
19

            Almost everyone has bought something online that didn’t turn out to function like we had hoped: a pair of headphones that fell apart in three days, a book stand that turned out to be cumbersome and flimsy, or a crockpot that lasted only 3 batches of chili. Often, we simply take the loss and

Nov
12

      On Friday, November 8th, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to hear a case arising out of the Fourth Circuit. The case involves the trademarking of the namesake of the popular travel website, Booking.com and is aptly named United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V.. The case is likely

Nov
01

            In the growing age of technology, companies have to continuously adapt their devices to meet consumers’ needs and expectations. Consumers access Amazon Alexa when they purchase Amazon products such as the Echo or Echo Dot. Alexa is to Amazon what comparatively Siri is to Apple. While Alexa is capable of answering human demands and

Oct
30

          On October 3, 2019, the United States and the United Kingdom signed the first ever Clarifying Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act executive agreement, which allows cross-border sharing of electronic data with law enforcement agencies regarding serious crimes. The goal of the agreement was prompted by the countries’ interest in combating crime – including terrorism,

Oct
25

            Since the FCC repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules, the topic has been one of fervent debate.  The 2015 rules specifically prohibited three activities by ISPs: outright blocking of content, throttling (or increasing the load times) of content, and creating “fast lanes” (decreasing the load times) of content.  The now-repealed 2015 guidelines were a vital

Oct
25

     We all know how easy it is to accept a company’s privacy policy. One click, the “accept” button turns green, and we are free to use the technology without a further thought. A 2017 study found that more than 90% of people accept privacy policies without more than a glance. Most of us do

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