JHTL is student-run by an Editorial Board of past JHTL staff members. Students who become JHTL staff members are able to receive academic credit for working on a piece for publication, cite-checking, and writing a book review. The Editorial Board coordinates and supervises the research and writing development for all JHTL staff members. Staff members are selected through the summer write-on competition, and membership is open to all students who qualify, not just those concentrating in Intellectual Property.
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2015 – 2016
Written by Holly A. Smith and reviewed by Angelica Diaz
Written by Laura A. Zubulake and reviewed by Caroline Murphy
In conjunction with Suffolk Law’s Intellectual Property Concentration, and under the guidance of Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, JHTL produces a series of podcasts on topical issues of law, technology, and IP:
Welcome to the JHTL Podcast 2015-2016 series! In this episode we introduce the creators and interviewers Jerry Chapin, Andrew Glenny, and Olivia Vaché, all students at Suffolk University Law School interested and/or studying technology in law.
- Assessing the Legality of Facebook’s Advertising Analytics March 21, 2018As the need for innovative advertising increases with user saviness, companies begin searching for new ways to reach out to users through their social media accounts. Some of these methods include targeting individuals of a specific ethnicity, gender, or religion.
- @realDonaldTrump Blocked You March 15, 2018President Trump has blocked users from following his personal Twitter account. These blocked users are challenging the legality of this action by arguing for the application of an established first amendment doctrine to a new digital context: social media, specifically Twitter. The outcome of this litigation could have an impact on how public officials use social media in the future.
- The iPhone Slowdown: If You Had The Option To Replace Your Older iPhone’s Battery Or Purchase A New iPhone, Which Would You Choose? March 7, 2018This blog addresses the Apple iPhone slowdown and the multiple class action suits filed against Apple for fraud and misrepresentation. It explains the issue with the older iPhones, why Apple has been slowing down phones, and their attempt to reconcile with Apple consumers after their deceit.
- One Man’s Trash Is Not Always Another Man's Treasure March 5, 2018With the rise of technology more and more devices are becoming increasingly obsolete. The necessity of society to obtain the newest and latest technology pushes the market towards more production, and society to discard previous gadgets on the excuse that is old technology. What happens to those gadgets and where do they end up?
- #4urEyesOnly: How ‘Revenge Porn’ Violates Consent Laws To Constitute The Most Public Form Of Domestic Violence February 28, 2018The opportunity for rapid humiliation using “revenge porn” has reached an all time high. Many victims of revenge porn have lost their jobs and found themselves effectively unhirable. Now social media sites, Internet service providers, and governments are all stepping in to stop and criminalize the act of disseminating nonconsensual pornography.
- Be Careful of Your Swipes, You May Not Be the Only One Watching You Swipe February 27, 2018Tinder’s decision not to use the security feature, HTTPS, may allow hackers and random individuals see your potential matches. Additionally, hackers may be able to inject images or malicious content into a user’s app feed in which other users may be able to see. Why would a dating app, such as Tinder, not act in the first place to securely encrypt a user’s information to protect his or her privacy?
- The ‘Lab’ Report Is In … Patented Vapor Wake Technology Is Raising A New Breed February 26, 2018“Vapor Wake” detection is a patented method and system where dogs are trained to detect explosives and other illicit substances. The dogs are trained to detect body-worn explosives on a moving target. These “Vapor Wake” dogs are trained to smell odors in high-pedestrian areas such as concerts, sporting venues, and parades.
- FCC Trying to Kill Net Neutrality and the Urgent Need to Act February 22, 2018The blog will discuss how the FCC is trying to kill net neutrality. Action must be taken before it is too late.