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Obscurity by Design

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
June 24, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Design-based solutions to confront technological privacy threats are becoming popular with regulators. However, these promising solutions have left the full potential of design untapped. With respect to online communication technologies, design-based solutions for privacy remain incomplete because they have yet to successfully address the trickiest aspect of the Internet — social interaction. This Article posits that privacy-protection strategies such as “Privacy by Design” face unique challenges with regard to social software and social technology due to their interactional nature. Read more » about Obscurity by Design

Of Trademarks and Brands

Author(s): 
Tim Greene
Publication Date: 
April 24, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

"As Stacey Dogan noted in her recent review of Bob Bone’s Taking the Confusion Out of “Likelihood of Confusion”: Toward a More Sensible Approach to Trademark Infringement, trademark law is at a bit of a crossroads. Scholars increasingly question basic tenets of trademark law and seek explanations for our blinkered theories of trademarks. Among recent attempts at comprehensive trademark law frameworks, some are good, some great, some … not."

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Law professors challenge secrecy in fracking

Author(s): 
David Levine
Publication Date: 
April 2, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Ten law professors with expertise in intellectual property and trade secrecy wrote to the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) on April 1 in support of the Commission¹s groundbreaking proposed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulations that would require corporations to disclose trade secret information, like chemical ingredients, used in fracking activity in Alaska. Read more » about Law professors challenge secrecy in fracking

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