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    Volume 31, Issue 1

    Complete Volume 31, Issue 1 Complete Volume Front Matter Front Matter Articles A Few Kind Words for Absolute Infringement Liability in Patent Law by Robert P. Merges Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceedings...

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  • Forthcoming Article on “Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use”

    Forthcoming Article on “Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use”

    A forthcoming BTLJ Article by Jonathon Penney titled "Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use" has made international news. The Article discusses the results of the first empirical study of regulatory “chilling effects” of Wikipedia users associated with online government surveillance around the NSA/PRISM revelations in June 2013.

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  • PTO Comments

    PTO Comments

    USPTO Comments on Quality In February 2015, the USPTO published its Request for Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality. Over 100 responses were received from IP organizations, government agencies, academic and research institutions, law firms, companies,...

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    Complete Volume 31, Issue 1 Complete Volume Front Matter Front Matter Articles A Few Kind Words for Absolute Infringement Liability in Patent Law by Robert P. Merges Strategic Decision Making in Dual PTAB and District Court Proceedings...Read More »
  • An Unprincipled Future? The Conflict Between FIPPs and the Internet of Things

    An Unprincipled Future? The Conflict Between FIPPs and the Internet of Things

    Contemporary consumer privacy law in the United States is largely based on the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs). These FIPPs are conceptually challenged by the “Internet of Things,” the digital ecosystem where sensors embedded in...Read More »
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    The “Nutrition Label” Approach to Privacy Policies

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    Copyright, Libraries, and the Textbook Arms Race

    In the United States, the unreasonably high price of college textbooks does more than encourage a futile “arms race” with students; it reveals troublesome failures in the market and in the copyright system. Increased Prices...Read More »
  • Volume 30, Issue 3

    BTLJ's Volume 30, Issue 3 includes Articles from the 19th Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium: Open Data: Addressing Privacy, Security, and Civil Rights Challenges.Read More »
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    A forthcoming BTLJ Article by Jonathon Penney titled "Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use" has made international news. The Article discusses the results of the first empirical study of regulatory “chilling effects” of Wikipedia users associated with online government surveillance around the NSA/PRISM revelations in June 2013.Read More »
  • CISA:  Cyber Security or Cyber Surveillance?

    CISA: Cyber Security or Cyber Surveillance?

    Cyber-crimes, such as data breaches and cyber-attacks, have posed a constant threat to the United States Government and its citizens in the post-Snowden era. A study suggests that in 2015 a total of 58 cyber-attacks occurred on...Read More »
  • Winners of 2016 Notes & Comments Competition

    BTLJ is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Student Writing Competition. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to all participants for your submissions! First Place: “Battling for Authority over Internet Names: Toward...Read More »
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    Patent Privateering: VirnetX v. Apple

    On February 3, 2016 a federal jury returned a verdict finding Apple guilty for willfully infringing four VirnetX Inc. patents in its products, including Apple’s VPN on Demand, iMessage and FaceTime. Apple was ordered to...Read More »
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    Contractor or Employee? Uber Drivers and the Future of Ridesharing

    Uber is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by drivers who claim that they have been misclassified as independent contractors rather than as employees. The distinction between contractor and employee is significant. Drivers classified as employees...Read More »