Publications

The Feds Are Wrong to Warn of “Warrant-Proof” Phones

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
March 17, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

If you’ve been paying attention to the fight between Apple and the FBI over the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, you’ve probably heard the term “warrant-proof phones” thrown about in an ominous way.

Mapping War Crimes in Syria

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
March 16, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

This paper maps the range of war crimes being committed in Syria with reference to the applicable treaty and customary international law and prospects for prosecution. It begins by presenting the international legal framework employed to determine when an armed conflict began in Syria, how this conflict is classified under international law, and which multilateral treaties and customary rules are operative. This framework underlies the determination of which war crimes can be prosecuted, which tribunals might have jurisdiction, and which perpetrators may be made subject to indictment.

Bitcoin is losing the Midas touch

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
March 9, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Bitcoin, the decentralised, mainly digital currency that is neither issued nor guaranteed by central banks, has always seemed like a magic trick. Rather than spinning straw into gold it transforms wasted computing power into money that people will actually accept as payment.

Up from below: tackling cyber threats

Author(s): 
Scott Shackelford
Publication Date: 
March 8, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

More nations in the Asia-Pacific are adopting a bottom-up approach to cybersecurity regulation. That’s a good thing, Scott Shackelford writes.

Called Out The Global Consequences of Apple's Fight With the FBI

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
March 7, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

By now, the details of Apple’s fight with the FBI are well known: the FBI wants access to an iPhone belonging to the deceased terrorism suspect Syed Farook, who was involved in the San Bernardino, California, attack on December 2, 2015.

Trademark Use Doctrine in the European Union and Japan

Author(s): 
Martin Husovec
Publication Date: 
March 4, 2016
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Trademark Use Doctrine in the European Union and Japan

Martin Husovec 

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT); Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC); Stanford University - Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

March 4, 2016

Outcome of FBI fight with Apple will affect your privacy

Author(s): 
Elizabeth Joh
Publication Date: 
March 4, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

The legal dispute between the FBI and Apple over a locked iPhone is clouded in technical details that are hard for many to understand, an unclear area of law, and a terrible tragedy in San Bernardino that provokes unease and fear.

This is how unethical financial advisers can get away with it

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
March 2, 2016
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Economists Mark Egan, Gregor Matvos and Amit Seru have an eye-opening new academic research paper on the “market for financial adviser misconduct.” They use data on all 1.2 million people who registered as financial advisers between 2005 and 2015 and come up with some startling results.

Many, many financial advisers have been disciplined for misconduct, some repeatedly. These advisers are more likely to be fired — but many of them go on to find jobs at other firms.

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