Publications

Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wanted to dramatize how hard GPS surveillance would be for our nation’s founders to envision. It would take a “very tiny constable,” he noted in concurrence with the majority in United States v. Jones, “with incredible fortitude and patience” to stow away on a stage coach and monitor its owner’s movements. Read more » about Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things

'Revenge porn' should be a crime

Author(s): 
Danielle Citron
Publication Date: 
August 29, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

"Jane" allowed her ex-boyfriend to take her naked photograph because, he assured her, it would be for his eyes only. After their breakup, the man betrayed her trust.

On the revenge porn site UGotPosted, he uploaded her naked photo and contact information. Jane received calls, e-mails, and Facebook friend requests from hundreds of strangers, many of whom wanted sex.

Read the entire op-ed on CNN.  Read more » about 'Revenge porn' should be a crime

NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor

Author(s): 
Christopher Sprigman
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
August 14, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

It seems that every day brings a new revelation about the scope of the NSA’s heretofore secret warrantless mass surveillance programs. And as we learn more, the picture becomes increasingly alarming. Read more » about NSA, DEA, IRS Lie About Fact That Americans Are Routinely Spied On By Our Government: Time For A Special Prosecutor

Digital Market Manipulation

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
August 13, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Jon Hanson and Douglas Kysar coined the term “market manipulation” in 1999 to describe how companies exploit the cognitive limitations of consumers. Everything costs $9.99 because consumers see the price as closer to $9 than $10. Although widely cited by academics, the concept of market manipulation has had only a modest impact on consumer protection law. Read more » about Digital Market Manipulation

Urban Guerrilla & Piracy Surveillance: Accidental Casualties in Fighting Piracy in P2P Networks in Europe

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2011
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing
Copyright law is facing its biggest challenge yet as it copes with technological development and an increasingly global information market. The advent of peer-to-peer networks has multiplied the threat to the peaceful enjoyment of copyrights and made any user a potential infringer. Nonetheless, copyright holders, in targeting those users, have greatly impinged on the users' fundamental rights, in particular the right to privacy.
 

Fair Use for the Rich and Fabulous?

Author(s): 
Tim Greene
Publication Date: 
July 30, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

In two recent decisions concerning copyright’s fair use doctrine, the Second Circuit addressed the lawfulness of incorporating one creative work into a new one. In both Cariou v Prince and Salinger v Colting, US District Judge Deborah Batts enjoined similar activity using nearly identical reasoning. But on appeal, the Second Circuit found fair use in the former and likely infringement in the latter. Read more » about Fair Use for the Rich and Fabulous?

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