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From the monthly archives: February 2013
On February 15, 2013 By Jacob Schumer February 14, 2013
Remember Tim Donaghy? The now-disgraced NBA referee officiated from 1994 until 2007, when he abruptly resigned. The reason behind his resignation became obvious a mere five weeks later when he plead guilty to federal charges related to altering the outcome of NBA games for gambling purposes.
The controversy lit the powder [...]Continue Reading →
On February 14, 2013 By Jacob Marshall February 13, 2013
There’s something about sharing a beloved book, CD, or movie with a friend. Not only you do you get to share something you enjoyed, but it increases the social nature of media, sparking discussions and expanding horizons.
Unfortunately, the days of sharing media are disappearing. As digital distribution models proliferate, options for sharing books, software, [...]Continue Reading →
Although the Amish attacks were brazen, victims were initially reluctant to come forward, in part because the Amish community is insulated from mainstream society
The JETlaw Blog typically focuses on the cutting edge of technological innovation and the laws that govern it. Today, however, we are going to take a moment to remind ourselves that technology cannot solve all [...]Continue Reading →
For the generation that grew up with console games, cheats are part of the videogame experience. Whether through codes intentionally written into the game (such as the famous Konami code in the image above), third-party devices like a GameGenie or GameShark, or exploiting glitches and bugs, players have found ways to change the [...]Continue Reading →
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In recent years, the judicial system has struggled to strike the proper balance between free speech and a fair trial in a world where social media is ever-pervasive. In just the last year, John Craven noted that juror tweets have caused numerous mistrials, Marina Visan reported [...]
We are likely all used to companies collecting information about our private online activity. Most top internet sites install tracking software that monitors activity across domains. With such pervasive internet surveillance already in place, one might ask what expectations of online privacy remain.
Despite open acknowledgement of private internet monitoring, most of the international community has [...]Continue Reading →
On February 7, 2013 By Emma Stephens February 5, 2013
Google recently released its latest biannual Transparency Report, detailing government and court requests it received for user data and its compliance rates with those requests. Unsurprisingly, the United States was far ahead of the pack with 8,438 requests, more than tripling India, which came in second with 2,431 requests. As a new feature [...]Continue Reading →
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