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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

The Future of Drones In America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations

Author(s): 
Ryan Calo
Publication Date: 
March 20, 2013
Publication Type: 
Regulatory Filing

United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
“The Future of Drones In America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations”
March 20, 2013
Full PDF available on the Judiciary website
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WRITTEN STATEMENT OF RYAN CALO
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF LAW Read more » about The Future of Drones In America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations

The Labor of Surveillance and Bureaucratized Killing: New Subjectivities of Military Drone Operators

Author(s): 
Peter Asaro
Publication Date: 
March 14, 2013
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

As the military’s armed surveillance drones have become the iconic weapon of the early twenty-first century, they have also introduced radical transformations in the traditional labor of those who operate them the pilots, crew, analysts, and commanders. In so doing, these transformations have engendered new kinds of subjectivity, with new ways of experiencing the work of surveillance and killing. Read more » about The Labor of Surveillance and Bureaucratized Killing: New Subjectivities of Military Drone Operators

Rediscovering Cumulative Creativity from the Oral Formulaic Tradition to Digital Remix: Can I Get a Witness?

Author(s): 
Giancarlo Frosio
Publication Date: 
April 15, 2014
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

For most of human history the essential nature of creativity was understood to be cumulative and collective. This notion has been largely forgotten by modern policies regulating creativity and speech. As hard as it may be to believe, the most valuable components of our immortal culture were created under a fully open regime as far as access to pre-existing expressions and reuse was concerned. Read more » about Rediscovering Cumulative Creativity from the Oral Formulaic Tradition to Digital Remix: Can I Get a Witness?

Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
February 28, 2013
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Right now, a battle is underway to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a statute that can transform innocuous workplace behavior into a federal crime, simply because a computer is involved. The CFAA is a bludgeon that Big Business and the Department of Justice have willingly used against the American worker, and its time for that to stop. Read more » about Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

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