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Did You Accept These Terms and Conditions?

On October 8, 2018 By aehaston

By creating an account, you agree to the Terms of Service & Privacy Policy. This is an example of a sign-in wrap agreement, an electronic contract in which users manifest their assent to a service provider’s terms and conditions by creating an account. Electronic contracts enable efficient transactions in everyday life. Although these agreements [...]

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May It Please the Court…and Facebook?

On March 24, 2018 By mtgalloway

On February 7, 2018, Florida made history as the first state supreme court to live stream its oral arguments on Facebook.

Florida’s state courts have a history of being early adopters of new technology and its role in the courtroom.  While not the first to permit electronic media coverage of court [...]

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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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Tweet Typos and the Presidential Records Act

On January 30, 2017 By epiepenburg

Our country tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I tweet

On the first day of his presidency, the newly-inaugurated Donald Trump tweeted out from his personal account @realDonaldTrump (using a reportedly unprotected Android phone): “I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States!” [...]

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Your Emoji May Be Used Against You in a Court of Law

On November 22, 2016 By omarshall

Emojis can be potent symbols for communication.  A seemingly serious message can become playful with the addition of a “winking face” emoji; a knife or gun emoji can indicate sinister intentions.  The use of emojis skyrocketed after Apple included an emoji keyboard on its iPhone in 2011 and now play a large part in everyday [...]

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Should Disney Just Let It Go?

On October 24, 2016 By jrowan

In 2014, a lawsuit was filed that alleged several of the largest animation companies in the United States had conspired with each other to create anti-poaching policies. These policies prevented each company from pursuing employees currently working at another company, thus suppressing wages and salaries. This behavior echoed that investigated by the Department of [...]

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But First, Let Me Take a Selfie

On September 29, 2016 By epiepenburg

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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On February 9, 2016, the London-based British luxury apparel brand, Burberry, filed a lawsuit against J.C. Penney Corp. The lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleged that J.C. Penney infringed upon Burberry’s trademark of its signature “Burberry check” pattern. The complaint also contained allegations of federal counterfeiting, and multiple other state [...]

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Tweet Trimming

On September 30, 2015 By Robyn Taylor

What does the number 140 mean to you? It may mean nothing, or, for all you Twitter followers, it may be the annoying limit that forces you to truncate tweets. One way Twitter has helped facilitate this 140 character count is by using Twitter link shorteners. These shorteners reduce the length of posted links. [...]

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#Hacked: Ashley Madison Fallout

On September 23, 2015 By nkalkines

A mere two months ago, in July of 2015, it was revealed that the dating website Ashley Madison had been hacked. The hackers referred to themselves as the “Impact Team,” and threatened to publish user information if the website was not shut down. In August, the hackers made good on their word and Continue Reading