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Soaring to New Heights: Flying Cars and the Law

For decades, innovators and science fiction enthusiasts have predicted the advent of a flying car, but until recently, that vision has remained just that, a vision. Flying cars, however, may not be as far away as once thought.

O Brave New World: Assisted Reproduction and Same-Sex Couples

As tens of thousands of babies continue to be born through IDF in the U.S. and same-sex relationships become increasingly accepted, lawyers will have the opportunity to play a role in defining what these new relationships will mean for family law issues such as adoption, divorce, surrogacy, and inheritance.

The Future of ODR: The Promise of Advancing Technology

Even if trust and intimacy increase and technology makes virtual interaction more and more like reality, perhaps there is something about true face-to-face human connection that will never be replaceable. However, there is undoubtedly huge potential for Online Dispute Resolution to thrive under the correct circumstances.

Evaluating Direct Licensing Deals in Web IV

To prevent opportunistic webcasters from striking below-market direct licensing agreements with record labels the Copyright Royalty Judges should carefully consider the context in which the direct licensing agreements were struck.

Missing the Boat on Broadband

By focusing on the number of high-speed internet providers in a particular region, representation of a consumer’s overall lack of choice is distorted.

Microsoft’s Fight for Extraterritorial Data Privacy

In oral arguments today, Microsoft fights to limit the international reach of warrants for private data. The decision could have far-reaching consequences as to data privacy, Cloud computing, foreign relations law and the extraterritoriality of search warrants.

Tinker Toys or Dandy Devices?

Although European antitrust authorities continue to investigate Google’s advertising and bundling practices, the odds of a Microsoft-like agreement increase.

The Future of Net Neutrality

The FCC’s new rule prohibiting internet-service providers (ISP) from slowing down applications or services is being challenged by on multiple fronts.

Twitter and Cyber-bullying

While Twitter has neither a legal obligation to censor its users nor an imposed requirement to protect free speech, its use of anti-harassment tools is commendable.

Big Data and the Fall of Personally Identifiable Information

As Big Data continues to grow in both reach and sophistication, our information economy will start to approach a state in which the definition of Personally Identifiable Information is no longer effective in pursuing its goal of protecting individual rights to privacy.