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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

By epiepenburg On September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

After proudly exercising your right to participate in the electoral process, you want to share your excitement with the world. What better way than with a quick voting booth selfie for social media? Democracy always gets a lot of likes.

In the age of smartphones and social media, it’s no surprise that “ballot selfies” are [...]

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Regulatory Hurdles for Wireless Emergency Alerts

By ckerr On September 29, 2016 · Leave a Comment

On Monday, September 19, millions in the New York metropolitan area received the familiar emergency message most often used for inclement weather or abductions. However, this message neither warned of severe weather nor described an automobile—it instead identified Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man allegedly responsible for the recent explosions in Manhattan and New Jersey, as [...]

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Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was met with early enthusiasm, despite the controversy surrounding Apple’s removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a glitch with the wired Lightning EarPods included with the phone. Apple also released a new wireless headphones called Apple [...]

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Centralizing Cybersecurity in the Digital Age

By cobrien On September 20, 2016 · Leave a Comment

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity [“Commission”] was created by an executive order issued by President Obama in 2013. The Commission will work to enhance the security and safety of sensitive information and intellectual property within the private and public sectors by improving our nations strategies in combating cyber threats.

Many industries have a vested [...]

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Justice Department Deals a Blow to Songwriters

By amaloney On September 20, 2016 · Leave a Comment

After conducting a two-year review, the Justice Department has released a ruling on music licensing consent decrees. ASCAP and BMI, two of the music industry’s largest performing right’s societies, previously asked the Justice Department for changes to the regulatory agreements that have governed the organizations for more than sixty years. Performing rights societies are responsible for collecting royalties [...]

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“People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. Its been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, its a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of [...]

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On Monday, February 22nd, 2016, the First Circuit, in In re: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, aligned with the Third Circuit in ruling that non cash reverse payment agreements, designed to delay the release and marketing of competing generic drugs, are subject to traditional rule of reason antitrust scrutiny.

Generic manufactures often enter the market [...]

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PICTURED: Dr. Asma Vranaki

In her upcoming article “Facebook Advertisements: Of Relational Materiality, Rituals of Consent, and Data Commodification” in the John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law, Dr. Asma Vranaki analyzes data privacy regulation in the context of Facebook advertisements.

Dr. Vranaki makes the case for a change [...]

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