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Volumes 1 - 5 were published under the journal name "Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology".

Volume 2

Issue 4 Spring 2006

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15 Easy Come, Easy Go: Copyright Infringement and the DMCA's Notice and Takedown Provision in Light of Rossi v. MPAA

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Lawrence F. Rozsnyai
16 The Failures and Promises of Canada’s Alternative Compensation System for Private Reproduction of Copyrighted Recordings

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Evgenia Fkiaras
17 The SPY ACT: Ditching Damages as an Element of Liability for On-Line Conduct Between Private Parties?

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Andrew T. Braff
18 Applying the Wiretap Act to Online Communications after <em>United States v. Councilman

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Jessica Belskis
19 Compliance with California Privacy Laws: Federal Law Also Provides Guidance to Businesses Nationwide

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Anthony D. Milewski Jr.

Issue 3 Autumn 2005

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10 When Small Technology is a Big Deal: Legal Issues Arising From Business Use of RFID

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D. Zachary Hostetter
11 Wait! Don’t fire that blogger! What Limits Does Labor Law Impose on Employer Regulation of Employee Blogs?

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Carson Strege-Flora
12 The Fight to Save America’s Inbox: State Legislation and Litigation in the Wake of CAN-SPAM

The fight to curb the ever-increasing amount of unsolicited commercial email or “spam” showing up in the inboxes of American businesses has generated both state and federal legislation. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 was enacted to create a bright-line between spam and legal commercial email. The Act preempted many state spam laws but also left significant enforcement abilities to the individual states. States that elect to create large civil damages for spam without criminalizing the transmission of unsolicited commercial email run the risk of winning cases where the damage awards are largely unenforceable and not effective deterrents to big-time spammers.

The pursuit of civil damages in spam litigation, nonetheless, plays an important role in the overall fight against the flood of unsolicited commercial email. The effect of the use of criminal penalties in combination with large damage awards was illustrated in recent cases in Virginia and Florida. Virginia’s spam law, which makes certain types of spamming a felony, is a model for the over 20 states currently considering enacting new spam legislation. Legislative approaches which provide civil liability and criminal penalties for spamming may prove most effective in the fight against spam.

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Emma Scanlan
13 Electronic Case Filing: Is Failure to Check Email Related to an Electronically Filed Case Malpractice?

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Jessica Belskis
14

American and French Perspectives on Trademark Keying: The Courts Leave Businesses Searching for Answers

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Terrance J. Keenan

Issue 2 Autumn 2005

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5 The FACT Act of 2003: Securing Personal Information In an Age of Identity Theft

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Terrance J. Keenan
6 Liability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for Private Web Site Operators

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Evgenia Fkiaras
7 Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement: Is Your Business Ready for Compliance?

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Anthony D. Milewski Jr.
8 Proposed Federal Definition of "Internet Job Applicant" Suggests Need for Revised Human Resource Policies

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Strege-Flora
9 "I Didn't Know My Client Wasn't Complying!" The Heightened Obligation Lawyers Have to Ensure Clients Follow Court Orders in Litigation Matters

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Mafé Rajul

Issue 1 Summer 2005

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1 Defining Spyware: Necessary or Dangerous

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Andrew T. Braff
2 TrademarkDilution.com: Nissan Motor Co. v. Nissan Computer Corp., and the Evolving Law of Trademark Dilution on the Internet

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Lawrence F. Rozsnyai
3 E-Discovery – Can the Producing Party Expect Cost-Shifting?: The New Trend and What Can Be Done to Reduce Production Costs

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Mafé Rajul
4 Bigger Fish, Deeper Pockets: Business Blogs, Defamation and the Communications Decency Act

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Emma Scanlan