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

Volume 6

Issue 4 Spring 2011

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259 Choose Your Words Wisely: Affirmative Representations as a Limit on § 230 Immunity

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Jeffrey R. Doty
273 United States v. Berger: The Rejection of  Civil Loss Causation Principles in Connection with Criminal Securities Fraud

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James A. Jones II
285 Gimme a Brekka!: Deciphering “Authorization” Under the CFAA and How Employers Can Protect Their Data

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Amber L. Leaders
297 A Survey of the DMCA’s Copyright Management Information Protections: The DMCA’s CMI Landscape After All Headline News and McClatchey

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Susuk Lim
311

Jacobson Revisited: Conditions, Covenants and the Future of Open-Source Software Licenses 

Open-source software licensing has become mainstream in the field of software development. Nowhere is this more evident than in the 2008 Federal Circuit decision Jacobsen v. Katzer, where the courtfirst interpreted the terms of an open-source software license. The Jacobsen decision offers an important first step in how to interpret the terms of an open-source license, though it does not address how to interpret licenses other than the Artistic License. This Article explores how Jacobsen’s reasoning can be used to interpret the terms of other open-source licenses, particularly the GPL v.2, GPL v.3, Apache License v.2, BSD License, and the Mozilla Public License. After examining the Federal Circuit’s discussion of “conditions” and “covenants,” this Article suggests how to draw a principled distinction between these terms when interpreting an open-source license. This Article also examines policy considerations that arise when interpreting the terms of an open-source license and offers proposals for reducing exposure to potential copyright infringement liability when using software licensed under an open-source software license.

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Yamini Menon

Issue 3 Winter 2011

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171 The "Three Strikes" Policy in Korean Copyright Act 2009: Safe or Out?

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Sun-Young Moon & Daeup Kim
185 Standardizing Warhol: Antitrust Liability for Denying the Authenticity of Artwork

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Gareth S. Lacy
217 “Capital” Punishment: Evaluating an Investor’s Secondary Copyright Infringement Liability after Veoh

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James L. Proctor, Jr.
233 Exportability’s Effect on Process Patent Enforcement: Why § 271(f) Export Restrictions Do Not Apply to Intangible Process Claims

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Homer Yang-hsien Hsu
247 How Much is too Much? Copyright Protection of Short Portions of Text in the United States and European Union after Infopaq International A/S v. Danske Dagblades

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Connor Moran

Issue 2 Autumn 2010

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93 Neutralizing Actual Controversy: How Patent Holders Can Reduce the Risk of Declaratory Judgment in Patent Disputes

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Homer Yang-hsien Hsu
111 Outsider Hacking and Insider Trading: The Expansion of Liability Absent a Fiduciary Duty

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James A. Jones II
125 Inducement or Solicitation? Competing Interpretations of the “Underlying Illegality” Test in the Wake of Roommates.com

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Jeffrey R. Doty
143 Location Surveillance by GPS: Balancing an Employer’s Business Interest with Employee Privacy

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Kendra Rosenberg
155 Death of the Spam Wrangler: CAN-SPAM Private Plaintiffs Required to Show Actual Harm

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Susuk Lim

Issue 1 Summer 2010

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1 Walking from Cloud to Cloud: The Portability Issue in Cloud Computing

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Robert H. Carpenter, Jr.
15 Arbitration Nation: Wireless Services Providers and Class Action Waivers

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Alexander J. Casey
33 Mobile Marketing Derailed: How Curbing Cell-Phone Spam in Satterfield v. Simon & Schuster May Have Banned Text-Message Advertising

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Gareth S. Lacy
49 Communications Decency Act Provides No Safe Harbor Against Antifraud Liability or Hyperlinks to Third-Party Content Under the Securities and Exchange Act

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Sheri Wardwell
67 Stevens v. Publicis: The Rise of "No E-Mail Modification" Clauses?

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Stephanie Holmes
83 Trusting the Machines: New York State Bar Ethics Opinion Allows Attorneys to Use Gmail

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Kevin Raudebaugh