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Technology and the Law

Examining the intersection of technology and the law, particularly focusing on the legal implications of technological developments.

Limits on Search and Seizure in the Digital Age

February 27, 2013

PayPal experienced a cyber attack last year that spawned the seizure of computers, and the massive amount of information stored on their hard drives, in the hacking case of U.S. v. Collins, 11-471.  Federal agents arrested 14 people and searched targeted computers in a dozen states.  In addition ...[Continue Reading]

What happens to digital assets after death?

December 10, 2012

I still prefer the printed word, but for many people, the fastest growing portion of their book and music libraries is stored on devices like the Amazon Kindle or iPod.  But what happens to that digital content when the owner dies?  More fundamentally, is “owning” an album on iTunes or a book ...[Continue Reading]

Printing Guns

November 3, 2012

In Star Trek: Insurrection, Captain Jean-Luc Picard finds himself surrounded by his slow moving yet deadly opponent, the Borg.  Luckily for Picard, he has access to a “replicator”, a device that can create almost any object on request.  Picard uses the replicator and requests a Tommy gun, ...[Continue Reading]

The Virtual Legal Market

June 20, 2012

In today’s market, a sizable portion of the population neither has access to nor cannot afford full legal representation.  Limited scope representation, or unbundled legal services, can be an attractive option to both an attorney and a client.  Unbundled legal services are more limited in ...[Continue Reading]

Smile, Officer! You’re on Camera!

June 20, 2012

iPhones, Androids, Blackberries, and digital cameras – what do they have in common?  They all have the potential to turn a routine traffic stop into the next big news story.  But do ordinary citizens have the right to record police officers during routine stops and other citizen-officer ...[Continue Reading]
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