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Mar
28

Thursday, March 28, 2013, by Kaitlin Powers National groups advocating for disabilities rights assert that online websites should fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and that websites should be accessible to disabled persons in an equivalent manner to physical retail locations. While several jurisdictions have rejected the notion that websites fall within the

Mar
28

Friday, March 8, 2013, by Justin Mann If a manufacturer wants to change the color of its implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, finding that patients like blue more during product demonstrations, what kind of change is this considered?  What needs to be reported to the FDA?  To the public?  What if that same manufacturer finds a supplier with

Mar
27

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Catherine Clodfelter Apple is now proudly announcing that its data center in Maiden, North Carolina, is running off of 100% renewable energy.   Apple has an energy goal that does not stop in Maiden, but extends to every data center and every Apple facility.  Accounting for all facilities worldwide, Apple says

Mar
27

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Seiko Okada The United States Copyright Office is seeking public comments as to whether the U. S. should establish a copyright small claims adjudication system.  Concurrently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is seeking public comments as to creating a small claims proceeding for patent enforcement. Ideas behind

Mar
23

Sunday, March 24, 2013, by Neil M. Barnes Traditionally, the US government has taken a serious interest in protecting the correspondences of its citizens. Opening mail addressed to another before the other person has had a chance to receive the mail carries heavy penalties. Even the government does not have limitless access to mail. Typically,

Mar
23

Saturday, March 23, 2013, by Ashley McAlarney Three lawmakers re-introduced legislation on Thursday, March 21 that “require[s] police to get a warrant before using GPS to actively track suspects’ whereabouts.” The Geolocation Privacy Surveillance Act, known as the GPS Act, directs police to obtain a warrant before they can acquire a person’s location history from

Mar
23

Friday, March 22, 2013, by Virginia Wooten Automatically skipping over advertisements may sound like heaven to many television viewers, but for the major television networks this ad-skipping technology seems like a potential nightmare.  As of February 2013, Fox Broadcasting Company is seeking a preliminary injunction against the second-generation of Dish Network’s Hopper technology.  It is

Mar
20

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, by Dylan Novak In 1996, animal cloning became a prominent topic throughout the world when Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned. While Dolly was not the first cloned animals, she was the first animal cloned from an adult cell, not an embryo. Since Dolly, many more animals have been successfully cloned

Mar
07

Thursday, March 7, 2013, by Anu Madan From human cartilage to car parts, and football shoes to musical instruments, 3D printing promises to change the way we manufacture every-day items.  Essentially, 3D printing technology turns a simple blueprint into a physical object.  Last week, Cody Wilson, a University of Texas law student, and his nonprofit,

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