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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.
- Nothing Neutral Here: The Legal Battle Between the Trump DOJ and California Over Net Neutrality November 30, 2018After the Trump FCC agreed to repeal net neutrality rules, California passed net neutrality rules prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from creating fast lanes or intentionally slowing down websites. In response, the Department of Justice announced that it would sue California to prevent the enforcement of the CA net neutrality law, arguing that the decision violates the dormant commerce clause (which prohibits state discrimination and undue burdens on interstate commerce). This blog post will discuss the history of the dormant commerce power and the implications of the DOJ’s lawsuit, if successful.
- Amazon, Arbitration, and Customer Vindication November 15, 2018Amazon’s wildly popular Amazon Prime subscription service guarantees two-day shipping on all orders. Many argue that is instrumental to its success and record-breaking revenue generation. But what happens when consumers have complaints?
- Built-in-Biases: Automated Hiring Processes are not yet Gender-Neutral November 12, 2018Amazon was recently forced to scrap its experimental hiring tool after discovering bias against female candidates. This data analytics program was designed to sift through thousands of applications, creating a rating for potential candidates, but was found to favor male applicants. This blog illustrates certain limitations of machine-learning, while specifically exploring the example of Amazon’s experimental findings.
- I’m Still Jenny from the Block November 8, 2018By Alexandra Conn Even if you aren’t a person who keeps up with the tech world, you may have nevertheless heard rumblings surrounding a certain thing called “Blockchain.” The blockchain is the name of the technology that is being used to decentralize various industries. Most notably, Blockchain is used as a public transaction ledger for…
- Big Tech’s Data Collection and Your Privacy Rights. November 1, 2018This blog addresses a class action lawsuit against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for allegedly misusing the personal data of more than 71 million people. At the end, I will also pose the question of what type of legislation is necessary to make a difference in the future.
- Bird Scooters and Guerilla Implementation: Is it Easier to Ask for Forgiveness than Permission? October 29, 2018Bird, an electric scooter sharing company, has infiltrated cities all across the United States with its affordable short-term scooter rentals. The company is known for its controversial guerilla implementation method and receiving backlash for that tactic from local officials. Should cities work with Bird to bring its scooters to their residents or does Bird need to learn to follow the rules?
- A Real Dumpster Fire October 25, 2018Moviepass and their parent company Helios and Matherson are hemorrhaging money as stock prices have plummeted. A Helios board member has resigned and made allegations of board director misconduct. What are the possible consequences the Helios board could face?
- Can International Law Halt The AI Arms Race? October 22, 2018The effect of Artificial intelligence on modern warfare. With the steady rise in development of AI there are many military applications. With the pentagons announcement of the creation of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) they are planning on spending 1.7 billion dollars on artificial intelligence over the next 5 years. This piece discusses the potential legal restraints there are on the development of these AI based weapon systems using international law.