Technology

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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Sharing Space…Literally.

By: Golzar Yazdanshenas

 

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“We are going to build a road to space, and then amazing things will happen.” – Jeff Bezos

Lead CEO’s such as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Dennis Muilenburg are discussing building the necessary space vessels to make living outside of this world possible. However, space, like the high seas, is a tricky territory to navigate, since no one country has any actual rights over it or legal claim to it. So before we venture into discussions about future enterprises in space, it would be prudent to assess potential legal issues that may arise.

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Driverless Cars: Friend or Foe?

By: Golzar Yazdanshenas, Summer Blogger

 

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In a 2019 interview, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk stated: “I think we will be ‘feature-complete’ on full self-driving this year, meaning the car will be able to find you in a parking lot, pick you up, take you all the way to your destination without an intervention this year.” Many experts are skeptical of Musk’s predictions, claiming the technology needed to make fully autonomous cars is years away.

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Inception: The Future of IP in Virtual Reality

 

Picture1By: Aaron Johnston, Summer Blogger

From author Michael Crichton’s forward-thinking novel Disclosure to popular films such as Iron ManMinority Report, and Star Trek – science fiction has been predicting our future adventures in virtual and augmented reality for decades. Technology has advanced to make virtual and augmented realities believable and obtainable. Both virtual and augmented realities are likely to make a significant impact in the coming decade. The question is how will intellectual property law catch up?

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