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2015 – 2016
Written by Holly A. Smith and reviewed by Angelica Diaz
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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.
- Closing the Information Value Loop March 22, 2019As the Internet of Things continues to proliferate, who should be held liable and under what legal theories for any subsequent data breaches or attacks that result in privacy/data concerns and/or bodily injury and physical damage?
- I AGREE I HAVE NOT READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE. March 20, 2019Ever since the proliferation of online commerce, companies have tried to avoid major litigation and class action lawsuit that might debilitate the company. The solution has been always been to include in there [I agree to the terms and conditions] an arbitration clause to any disputes arising out of the contract. However, the way it is done is sometimes misleading and deceiving.
- Let’s Get Digital: How Copyright Law Is Changing The Way The Music Industry is Affected By Digital Media Services March 19, 2019The Music Modernization Act (MMA) unanimously passed in both the House and Senate, and was officially signed into law by the President on October 11th, 2018. The act revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act. The Act now accounts for Digital Media services. Music Licensing and Royal Payments are now more streamlined for artists, as well. This has been one of the greatest legal changes to Copyright I.P. in over 40 years.
- Catfished by the Cops?: Social Media and Police Investigations March 18, 2019“Catfishing” has become a major source of concern for internet users, and law enforcement agencies have started to use the tactic to investigate a crime. Is this legal? Can social media companies push back against the police? Only time will tell.
- Federalism and 5G: Who Should Control? March 5, 2019As we move into the next generation to wireless technology, should the federal government be able to limit the powers of state and local governments to control the necessary infrastructure
- The Effect of the Government Shutdown: @realDonaldTrump, how much longer do tech companies have to suffer? March 4, 2019This blog is discussing how the government shutdown has affected the tech industry. And, how without FCC approval technology production is halted and companies are suffering.
- Enter Passcode to Unlock: Why Courts Say Police Can’t Force You to Provide Biometrics to Unlock Your Phone Even if They Have a Warrant February 25, 2019Recently, a District Court in California ruled that, even with a warrant, police cannot force a suspect to unlock their phone with whatever biometrics are required to gain access to the phone. While law enforcement possesses the technology capable of breaking into the phone, companies such as Apple have installed software updates on their phones to keep “break in” technology from getting access to the phone.
- @Life: Your Life Insurance Company Has Requested to Follow You February 21, 2019The New York Department of Financial Services is now permitting life insurance companies to utilize social media data when establishing risk. This new approach moves past the traditional blood and urine samples used to set premium rates.