No National Security Breach Notification Laws?

On March 2, 2018 By ejhyla

Last September, Equifax announced that their servers had been breached, resulting in the theft of around 150 million Americans’ social security numbers. The kicker for many was that, on top of a lost sense of security in ones financial future, Equifax was slow to tell anybody about the breach and, when they finally did, [...]

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The #MeToo movement of 2017 suddenly thrust sexual harassment—an underlying and harmful workplace norm—into the spotlight. Over the past few months, a wide range of employers and industries have come under fire for overlooking sexual harassment.

The fact that sexual harassment represents an especially pervasive problem in the fashion industry should come as a surprise [...]

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A Mad Hatter of a Case

On February 25, 2018 By jcgracey

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,

“To talk of many things:

Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —

Of cabbages — and a true David and Goliath of a lawsuit.” Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Lewis Carroll’s 1871 sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is [...]

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Bribes in the Name of Amateurism: The FBI and the NCAA

On February 25, 2018 By irjoyce

In late September, the FBI arrested ten individuals with connections to NCAA college basketball on bribery and corruption charges. These individuals included assistant basketball coaches at the University of Arizona, Auburn University, the University of Southern California, and Oklahoma State University, as well as an executive from Adidas. Recently, Continue Reading

Leveling the Playing Field: Potential Copyright Reform

On February 25, 2018 By gemesser

Of the many movements garnering current political interest, music hubs such as Nashville have a keen eye on one more under the radar: copyright reform. While musicians are hopeful for reforms on the horizon, whether a byproduct of the complicated nature of the system or lack of public awareness as to how copyright law influences [...]

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Whether it is the high-profile media circuit surrounding the second-newest member of the Kardashian crew, Chicago West, or the expanding need for alternative childbearing measures—with later marriages, women entering more professional tracks, and growing legal acceptance of same-sex couples, ‘Assisted Reproductive Technology’ (AKA surrogacy) is on the rise. With that comes uncomfortable [...]

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Is Major League Baseball Heading Towards Another Strike?

On February 25, 2018 By capeyton

There have been eight strikes in the history of major league baseball, and a ninth might be on its way.  Whether a strike ultimately occurs will depend in large part on whether the players and ownership can close an ever-increasing gap between them on a number of critical issues. The current collective bargaining agreement governing [...]

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Intelligent machines are becoming an ever-present reality in almost every aspect of our lives. From asking Alexa about the weather to asking Siri to call mom, these machines are streamlining decision-making for an increasing number of aspects of our lives. Streamlining promotes efficiency, which is a persistent policy consideration to determine how well the judicial [...]

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This post is by Seemantani Sharma. Ms. Sharma is a broad in-house international intellectual property, media and regulatory lawyer at the Asia – Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) , the world’s largest broadcasting union.

The Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), the most ambitious intellectual property (IP) rights treaty of the twentieth century arrived [...]

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Uber announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Waymo to settle the long-standing intellectual property dispute between the two companies. As part of the deal, Uber will transfer roughly $245 million in closely-held shares of its stock to Waymo.

The conclusion to this dispute comes just days after Uber’s founder and [...]

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