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A Message from JETLaw Diversity & Inclusion Editor, Eryn Terry

By On June 2, 2020 · Updated June 2, 2020 · Leave a 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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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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The Upshot of Allen v. Cooper? Watch Out, Disney!

By On May 8, 2020 · Updated May 8, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Justice Breyer offered the upshot of the US Supreme Court’s recent Allen v. Cooper decision: If a state were to host an unlicensed screening of Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney could not recover damages for copyright infringement under federal law. Striking down the Copyright Infringement Clarification Act (CRCA), the Court concluded that neither […]

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Today, firms develop machine learning algorithms in nearly every industry to control human decisions, creating a structural tension between commercial opacity and democratic transparency. In many forms of business applications, advanced algorithms are technically complicated and privately owned, hiding from legal regimes and preventing public scrutiny. However, they may demonstrate their erosion of democratic norms, […]

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“We are all in this together.” This seems to be the mantra as we cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not an aspiration, but rather is an affirmation. Individuals and organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to work toward a common goal, in ways that were unimaginable only a few weeks ago.

The global scale of […]

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6 Coronavirus Myths, Debunked

By On March 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

As the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) spreads into cities and towns around the globe, Americans remain unclear about its potential severity and what we, as a collective, should do in preparation for its effects on the global economy and public health. There is typically a relationship between the contagiousness of a disease and its lethality. COVID-19 […]

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Coronavirus, Free Speech, and the (Mis)Information Age of Social Media

By On March 24, 2020 · Updated March 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

Given our right to free speech in the United States, most of us are uncomfortable—and perhaps enraged—at the idea of social media sites restricting the expression of our ideas and opinions. Although speech often has real-world implications, are there times when we should be more concerned about the sharing of potentially false or misleading speech? […]

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