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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.

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]

“Can you hear me now? Good?”

June 11, 2012

“Can you hear me now?  Good!” is perhaps one of the most recognizable quotes from a Verizon Wireless television commercial which advertises the extent and reliability of its cell phone coverage, but cell phone companies are providing more than just reliable service for their customers ...[Continue Reading]
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