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

Volume 5

Issue 5 Spring 2009 Supplemental

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20 Willful Infringement After Seagate: How the Willfulness Standard Has Changed and What Attorneys Should Know About It

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Kevin Raudebaugh
21

Safe Haven No More: How Online Affiliate Marketing Programs Can Minimize New State Sales Tax Liability

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Jennifer Heidt White
22

Invalidity of Covenants not to Compete in California Affects Employers Nationwide

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Sheri Wardwell
23

Evaluating Columbia Pictures Industries v. Bunnell and the Role of RAM Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure on E-discovery

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Loren M. Hall
24

Intellectual Property Protection for Fashion Design: An Overview of Existing Law and A Look Toward Proposed Legislative Changes

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Elizabeth Mills

Issue 4 Spring 2009

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15

You Can Send This But Not That: Creating and Enforcing Employer Email Policies Under Sections 7 and 8 of the National Labor Relations Act After Register Guard

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By Nicole Lindquist
16

Internet User Anonymity, First Amendment Protections and Mobilisa: Changing the Cahill Test

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Kristina Ringland
17

Where Vernor v. Autodesk Fits Into First Sale Decisions

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Thomas A. Hackett
18

User Privacy and Information Disclosure: The Need for Clarity in "Opt-In" Questions for Consent to Share Personal Information

Many company Web sites obtain permission to disclose their users’ private information to third parties through the use of “opt-in” mechanisms, which require consumers to affirmatively grant consent to collect data from the user. These opt-in questions often ask general questions, such as whether the user would like to receive further information about the company or a product. Many companies construe an affirmative answer as consent to disclose personal information in accordance with its privacy policy. Although companies with this practice have generally avoided liability in the past, a recent case raises significant skepticism regarding the practice. In CollegeNET, Inc. v. XAP Corp., a U.S. district court held that answering “yes” to an opt-in question may not qualify as express consent to disclose a user’s private information. This Article addresses the potential causes of action, and likelihood of their success, against companies with these types of business practices. This Article also suggests that it is a good business practice to provide unambiguous opt-in questions to obtain informed consent from users before disclosing their personal information.

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Suzanna Shaub
19

Text Message Monitoring After Quon v. Arch Wireless: What Private Employers Need to Know About the Stored Communications Act and an Employee's Right to Privacy

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Jennifer Heidt White

Issue 3 Winter 2009

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11

Standardization in the European Information and Technology Sector: Official Procedures on the Verge of Being Overhauled

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Patrick Van Eecke & Maarten Truyens
12

Electronic Pitfalls: The Online Modification of Ongoing Consumer Service Agreements

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Ben Casady
13

The European Union's Data Retention Directive and the United States's Data Preservation Laws: Finding the Better Model

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Kristina Ringland
14

The Limits of Expanding Patent Claim Scope to Provoke an Interference with a Competitor

 

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Christopher L. Kuyper

Issue 2 Autumn 2008

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6

Age Verification as a Shield for Minors on the Internet: A Quixotic Search?

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Francoise Gilbert
7

Federal Tax Consequences of Virtual World Transactions

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Martin Bingisser
8

Ethical Duties to Prospective Clients Who Send Unsolicited Emails

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Nicole Lindquist
9

Border Searches of Laptop Computers after United States v. Arnold: Implications for Traveling Professionals

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Cooper Offenbecher
10

MySpace or Yours? The Impact of the MySpace-Attorneys General Agreement on Online Businesses

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Chelsea Peters

Issue 1 Summer 2008

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1

Ethical Considerations for Blog-Related Discovery

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Jason Boulette and Tanya DeMent
2

Liability for Search Engine Triggering of Trademarked Keywords after Rescuecom

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Riana Pfefferkorn
3

De-Identified Data and Third Party Data Mining: The Risk of Re-Identification of Personal Information

 

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C. Christine Porter
4

Whole Foods, Unwholesome Practices: Will Sock Puppeteers be Held Accountable for Pseudonymous Web Postings?

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Chelsea Peters
5

Does the U.S. SAFE WEB Act Strike the Proper Balance Between Law Enforcement Interests and Privacy Interests?

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Shaobin Zhu