Technology

Looking to the Future of Cryptocurrency: Long-Term Tenant or Fad Trend?

 

By: Kathryn Overby

With the emergence of Bitcoin in 2009 and its rapid growth over the last year, supporters and skeptics of cryptocurrency are asking one main question: What is the future of crypto? Continue reading »

Are Humans Ready? Is the Law Equipped to Handle Artificial Intelligence?

By: Ben Suslavich

In 2015, DeepMind, owned by Alphabet, developed Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) AlphaGo to beat the reigning three-time European Champion, Fan Hui, in the board game “Go.” This victory marked a milestone in the development of AI because of the complexity of the game. Continue reading »

Get Your Chip Together: The Role of Patent Protection in the Global Chip Shortage

By: Ryan Mahabir

Have you noticed a shortage of Ford and Toyota vehicles? Have you had trouble finding a new washing machine? Are you wondering if you will ever get your hands on a PlayStation 5? You are likely not alone in having these thoughts. All of the aforementioned products require semiconductor chips for their electrical components to function properly and to “provide a variety of functions ranging from computing to storage and memory.” Continue reading »

Olympics’ Copyright Issue Highlights the IOC’s Outdated IP Licensing Approach

By: Seth Elizondo

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics concluded for the summer, a new copyright issue came to the forefront of entertainment law. Félix “xQc” Lengyel, one of the most popular content creators on the livestreaming platform Twitch, received a copyright strike under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Continue reading »

Diagnosing the Future of Telemedicine: COVID-19-Motivated Regulation Changes Should be Permanently Adopted

By: Joey Johnson

COVID-19 turned the world on its head. As the world came to a screeching halt, healthcare providers and essential businesses were tasked with maintaining function while protecting patients, employees, and customers amidst a rapidly changing health and technological landscape. Telemedicine quickly emerged as a tool to connect patients and healthcare providers without the risks of in-person interaction. Continue reading »

A New Age for Crypto Regulation?

By: Noelle Henry

Bitcoin took the world by storm in 2009 as a peer-to-peer cash system. Over time, this system evolved and attracted investors who saw bitcoin as a “store-of-value currency, comparable to gold.”  Today, the excitement surrounding cryptocurrency has grown to such an extent that some employers are paying their employees with cryptocurrencies and certain businesses are accepting cryptocurrency as payment. Continue reading »

Wyoming Built a Home for DAOs—Why They Won’t Come

By: Joshua Durham 

Wyoming’s so-called “slack-jawed” Decentralized Autonomous Organizations “(DAO”) Supplement bill will take effect July 2021. It grants DAOs the opportunity to register as limited liability companies (“LLCs”) in the state. This bill is fitting for the “Cowboy State,” not only because its nickname evinces the “wild west” ethos around the emerging cryptoverse, but also because Wyoming first pioneered the LLC, a once novel business organization. Continue reading »

Block[ed]chain: An Inquiry into Billions of Lost Bitcoin Dollars

By: Mona Ibadi 

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Since its inception over ten years ago, Bitcoin has been the focus of countless investors across the world. The unique nature of Bitcoin is that it does not require an intermediary such as a financial institution. Instead, users can access, buy, and send currency on an individual basis. The desire to make transactions without the centralization of money through a bank partially stems from a distrust of such institutions and the need for peace of mind that you are the only one with access to your money. Continue reading »

Protecting our Fingerprints and Retinas: A Call for Biometric Data Privacy Legislation

By: Mona Ibadi

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Covid-19 triggered a new normal that forced us into a virtual nation – one where we must rely on virtual mediums to connect with others. The ability of Americans to move online at such a rapid pace demonstrates the adaptability of our society. However, reliance on computers and technology raises several privacy and security concerns that need to be addressed. This begs the question: Is American legislation as adaptable to the new age of remote work as its people? Continue reading »

A “Face-Off” Between Copyrights and Human Rights in the Battle of Facial Recognition Technology

By: Jaren Butts

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Facial recognition technologies use algorithms derived from copyrighted sources that create a “faceprint” to identify or verify an individual’s identity. The use of facial recognition has become increasingly prevalent, such as on Facebook to “tag” friends, at airports for easy check-in, and on cell phones for authentication purposes. Until recently, facial recognition was also commonly used by law enforcement for general surveillance and to identify wanted or suspected persons.

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