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One month out, commentators are still digesting the conviction of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht. The case raises questions about the government’s investigations tactics, the lawyers’ trial strategies, and the broader implications for privacy, the internet, and the public.
As the JETLaw Blog previously reported, the Silk Road was intended to be a decentralized [...]Continue Reading →
On February 26, 2015 By Elizabeth Mulkey February 26, 2015
Cyberspace is the new “Wild West,” according to President Obama, but the government can’t be the only sheriff in town. President Obama addressed these remarks to a crowd of tech industry leaders at a White House cybersecurity summit last week. He also signed an executive order on February 13, outlining a path for [...]Continue Reading →
On March 12, 2014 By Thomas Hayden March 11, 2014
Since the leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US government has been running an unprecedentedly enormous data gathering effort on basically all Americans, Congress has been slow to remove what many see as an unforgivable overreach of government power. In fact, today’s Congress is barely even capable of Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Film companies threaten copyright infringement lawsuits against PETA over the animal rights group’s repeated unauthorized use of film clips in their advertising campaigns.
British judge refuses to dismiss plagiarism lawsuit against J.K. Rowling, stating plaintiff claiming Rowling stole ideas for “Harry Potter” from obscure fantasy book [...]Continue Reading →
On December 13, 2008 By JETLaw December 13, 2008
Beware Second Lifers! Virtual crime has become a reality and, as these incidents make headlines, legal scholars are trying to figure out how to handle these new, sometimes perplexing issues. Although virtual crime is certainly less common than real world crime, its implications, both from a philosophical and legal standpoint, are great. Should criminal [...]Continue Reading →
On October 10, 2008 By Brian Van Wyk July 24, 2010
An American grand jury indicted a German and a Briton last Thursday, beginning the first American prosecution of hackers for distributed denial-of-service attacks. Axel Gembe and Lee Graham Walker are accused of intentionally damaging a computer system and conspiracy, charges that could lead to fifteen years in prison.
A distributed denial-of-service, or [...]Continue Reading →
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