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Nickelodeon’s Kids v. Google

By Doruk Onvural On January 28, 2015 · Updated January 28, 2015 · Leave a Comment

From the desk of all things data privacy and Big Brother: Viacom and Google beat a class action lawsuit that aimed to punish the digital giants for data collection of information on children’s (under the age of 13) computers conducted in the interest of selling advertising.

The issue came about from Viacom and Google’s [...]

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Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has been getting a lot of media attention lately. Unfortunately, the coverage hasn’t totally been focused on reliable and affordable clean energy.

The facility, located in the Mojave Desert, is the largest solar “power tower” system in the world. Among its advertised benefits, the company’s website promises to avoid [...]

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The Silk Road: An Insight Into the Future of Internet Regulation?

By Wayman Stodart On January 26, 2015 · Updated January 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment

After a startling revelation on the first day, the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts continues this week. On day one of the trial, Ulbricht’s defense attorney conceded that yes, Ross Ulbricht did indeed start the notorious Silk Road market.

Silk Road was intended to be, as portrayed by Ulbricht’s defense counsel, [...]

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JETLaw Symposium on Intellectual Property Tomorrow

By Brenan Salgado On January 22, 2015 · Updated January 22, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Tomorrow morning, JETLaw will welcome faculty, staff, students, CLE participants, and web viewers to its 2014-2015 symposium: Beyond Regulation: The US Government as Funder, Creator, and User of Intellectual Property. The event will begin promptly at 9:00 AM on Friday, Jan. 23rd, at Vanderbilt Law School, and it will focus on the [...]

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The city of San Jose lost its appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. They were challenging Major League Baseball’s (MLB) long-held exception to federal antitrust laws. The Oakland Athletics are looking to make a location move and had their sights set on San Jose. However, the MLB’s constitution requires clubs [...]

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Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a plan for electric monitoring and reporting in its Southeast fisheries, marking a significant step towards regulatory agencies embracing technology to better protect and manage the environment. The plan’s goal is to provide more timely, accurate, and comprehensive data for fisheries management and science.

Successful [...]

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While Google started as a lowly search engine, the company has evolved into an email service, online shopping, and even a Facebook-competitor in Google+. Now the company is pushing further and is revolutionizing internet service. Google Fiber is reported to run a hundred times faster than regular broadband connections, and runs through fiber-optic cables [...]

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Let’s Communicate: Incoming National Standards for Commercial Data Breaches?

By Matthew Gaske On January 19, 2015 · Updated January 19, 2015 · Leave a Comment

On January 12, 2015 the White House announced its intention to press for new legislation that would increase consumers’ protection on the web. The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act is intended to “clarif[y] and strengthen[] the obligations companies have to notify customers when their personal information has been exposed . . . .” [...]

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