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From the monthly archives: September 2011
On September 30, 2011 By Ryan Sawyer
The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA), amateur boxing’s governing body, is investigating corruption charges implicating Azerbaijan and the World Series of Boxing. Allegations first surfaced after being reported on BBC TV’s Newsnight. According to the BBC, Azerbaijan allegedly paid $9 million to the World Series of Boxing in exchange [...]Continue Reading →
On September 29, 2011 By Will Pickens
Last month, Google announced its plans to acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings, the cellphone company that recently split from Motorola. As the popularity and use of smartphones have both been growing rapidly of late, many speculated that Google intended to wed its Android operating system with Motorola’s celebrated–and large–collection of telecommunication [...]Continue Reading →
On September 28, 2011 By Stephen Josey
In the upcoming October term, the Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether police may use GPS tracking devices to watch over the movements of suspected criminals without first obtaining a warrant, or whether such activity violates an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights. Currently, the Seventh and Continue Reading →
In the news…
Could autism be a viable defense for illegal hacking activities?
Controversial Missouri social media law was repealed.
Man sentenced for embezzling nearly half a million dollars from Microsoft.
U.S. government concerned about cyberattacks on Japan defense contractors.
Changes in Groupon’s [...]Continue Reading →
Less than six months ago, I blogged about citizen reporters using Flickr and other social media sites as fora to organize and rally amidst unrest in the Middle East. Here in the United States, we find another example of social media being used as an increasingly powerful and common activist tool: this time, [...]Continue Reading →
On September 22, 2011 By Amelia McKeithen
Solyndra’s failure is a wake-up call to policymakers who support renewable energy, but it is a call to do more, not less. The $535 million loan guarantee issued to the now-bankrupt California-based manufacturer of thin-film solar cells shows that, though money matters, it isn’t enough to build an internationally-competitive renewable energy industry. The [...]Continue Reading →
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for fast track publication in Volume 14:
Jeremy Gove, Using Tobacco Awards As a Metric to Determine the Award Owed to NFL Players in Suits Over Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Erin Reimer, Nontraditional Trademarks: Developing a Standard for Infringement of Smell and Taste Marks Brandon Trout, The [...]Continue Reading →
On September 21, 2011 By JETLaw
JETLaw’s annual Symposium will take place on Friday, January 27, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Symposium, entitled “Copyright & Creativity: Perspectives on Fixation, Authorship, & Expression,” will focus on legal issues surrounding copyright and creative forms, such that stakeholders may come together for dialogue regarding the evolution of both law and creative expression. Our panels [...]Continue Reading →
On September 21, 2011 By Jordan Teague
Just over two months ago, Swedish streaming music sensation Spotify opened its service to listeners in the United States. Commentators announced that “the future of music,” including unlimited access to “a huge chunk of the world’s recorded music library,” had finally become a reality. Being a music/technology geek, and [...]Continue Reading →