Most people associate blockchain technology with Bitcoin, which has dominated headlines over the past couple years and sparked the public conversation about cryptocurrency. However, versatile blockchain technology, often described as the “new internet,” has the unique potential to be functional in many different fields, specifically intellectual property registration. 

Blockchain is an immutable […]

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Amazon’s facial recognition technology, called Amazon Rekognitition, is a growing part of that tech giant’s portfolio. Unlike Amazon Prime or Whole Foods, however, it remains largely removed from public awareness. That may change dramatically in the coming months if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his way.

At a recent Alexa conclave in Seattle, Bezos stated […]

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In the world of ever-increasing technological innovation, we are often found in a catch-22, where security and privacy interests conflict. Indeed, we are regularly forced into situations where our basic human instinct for protection and security competes with our (perhaps uniquely American) expectations of privacy. The airport is one place where this dilemma materializes on […]

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The NCAA has long fought to preserve amateurism in collegiate sports. As a result, NCAA athletes have not been able to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). However, that recently changed when California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act, making it legal for athletes at California universities […]

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It’s Time to Get Real About Regulating Deepfakes

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Imagine, during your morning scroll of the news, you come across a video of President Obama giving an address to the American people. In this seemingly innocuous video, President Obama calls President Trump “a total and complete dipsh*t” and tells the audience to “stay woke b*tches.” Sound absurd? As it turns out, this satirical video […]

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Amid the flurry of anti-regulatory actions taken by the Trump administration in 2019, none have consistently garnered national attention quite like its efforts to revoke California’s ability to set its own, highly stringent auto emissions standards. On September 19th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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It is hard to imagine anyone on social media in 2019 who has not encountered the trendy phrase “Taco Tuesday.” Lebron James, for example, has posted videos on social media and tweeted “Taco Tuesday,” announcing his love for tacos. James even filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) […]

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California is one quarter away from a potentially game-changing decision in the battle for collegiate athlete compensation, as the state senate is set to vote on the Fair Pay to Play Act this week. Initially proposed in February by Senators Nancy Skinner and Steven Bradford, the Fair Pay to Play Act proposes to allow NCAA […]

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