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To the members and readers of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law:

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that an employer who fires an individual solely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia […]

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A Message from JETLaw Diversity & Inclusion Editor, Eryn Terry

By On June 2, 2020 · Updated June 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

To the members and readers of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law:

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin did not deserve to be murdered because of the color of their skin. Tragically, their stories are not unique. Countless Black Americans […]

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There is a spy in your pocket. The mobile applications on your smartphone continuously track your exact location, and the information is not kept secret.[1] Instead, the apps send your location to numerous companies, up to 14,000 times a day.[2] The companies then sell your information in massive databases containing […]

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Online Law Journals as Legal Scholarship: A Survey of Faculty Perceptions

By On June 30, 2020 · Updated June 30, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Michael Conklin*

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. -Omar Bradley

 Since the first online-only journal (“OLJ”) release in 2005,[2] they have steadily increased in both prevalence and prestige.[3] There are now ten OLJs […]

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Often, news journalists can confuse copyright infringement with trademark infringement. While both types of intellectual property protection can be vital, especially to a new brewery, most often a dispute arising between two beer manufacturers generally involves trademark law and unfair competition law.[1] But as the trademark registration process has become arduous and the […]

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Internet access is an essential part of daily life for most children.[1]  Due to the lack of online protection, American children have unrestricted access to the most extensive and extreme adult video library in history.Consequently, children are being exposed to pornography at unprecedented rates.[2]

A child’s first exposure to pornographic […]

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Data privacy infringement hurts in more ways than one. Typical concerns include knowing smartphones track our every move, especially during a pandemic.[1] But real harm occurs when corporations leverage artificial intelligence (AI) against us—when they use each person’s data to target vulnerabilities and exacerbate addictions. Since reinforcing addictions should not be profitable, we […]

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Major industries in Tennessee include Health Care, Education, Finance, Management, Entertainment, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Technology, and Professional, Scientific & Technical Services.[1] Many of these industries are enticing targets for cyber-attacks. Further, there is a need for data privacy reform in Tennessee.[2] While there is a need for data privacy reform, cybersecurity standards […]

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