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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.
- Are We In For a “Cloudy” Day When It Comes To Data Privacy? May 15, 2018The CLOUD Act was just approved in both the House and Senate. Using the CLOUD Act, U.S. law enforcement officials at any level, from local police to federal agents, can force tech companies to turn over user data regardless of where the company stores the data. Specifically, it involves data stored in foreign jurisdictions. The U.S. can enter into bilateral information sharing agreements with foreign countries that would give both parties access to data stored within their borders. Some believe this act would have adverse effects to pending litigation as well as the future of our privacy.
- The Awkward Conversation May 14, 2018In an effort to reduce confusion during intimate encounters, app developers are introducing affirmative consent applications. Recent movements such as #timesup and #metoo are propelling affirmative consent to the forefront.
- DNA a La Carte: Legal Issues on the Horizon Around Commercialized DNA Testing May 8, 2018Do you own your genetic information? With the increasing popularity of affordable DNA analysis services, questions arise as to just where your personal information is going, who can use it, and whether it can be sold.
- Modern Day 911 Calls: The Legal Implications of Using Uber in Place of an Ambulance May 7, 2018The ever-popular ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft are beginning to be used for a new purpose: trips to the emergency room. Instead of calling 911, individuals in need of emergency care are hailing Uber or Lyft to rush them to the hospital, rather than ambulances. However, experts believe this use of technology puts drivers and the ride sharing companies at risk for assuming unbeknownst legal liabilities.
- Should CFIUS Investigate Broadcom’s Hostile Takeover of Qualcomm? May 1, 2018Broadcom attempted a hostile takeover of Qualcomm. On a March 6th shareholder vote, Broadcom will attempt to implement 6 board members on Qualcomm’s board of directors, which would then allow Broadcom to have a majority vote to allow their acquisition of Qualcomm to move forward. Should CFIUS investigate initiate an investigation of this hostile takeover?
- Crime Predicting Software Falls Short April 30, 2018A recent study published in Science Advances suggests that humans can predict future crimes just as well as crime predicting software. Compas, Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, used in courtrooms across America is now raising concerns about its role in judicial decision-making.
- STRIKING OUT - YOUTUBE’S SWING-AND-MISS COPYRIGHT ID SYSTEM April 24, 2018Faced with the dilemma of keeping their website free from unlawful activity, YouTube’s Content ID system works to keep copyright infringement at bay. Unfortunately, the automated system leaves small content creators voiceless at the whim of copyright claims from corporate entities. Is there a realistic solution for Youtube?
- Inexperienced Investors and Unregulated Markets: The Truth Behind Bitcoin Market Scams April 23, 2018As more and more people find themselves falling for the hype of Bitcoin, Internet chatroom users are taking advantage of inexperienced investors by spreading false news in order to make quick money through a pump-and-dump scheme. Scammers are able to engage in conduct that would typically be considered illegal, but can get away with the fraud because there are no active regulations regarding virtual currency.