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New on LLRX – How Robots and Computer Algorithms are Challenging Jobs and the Economy

Via LLRX.com – How Robots and Computer Algorithms are Challenging Jobs and the Economy – Alan Rothman casts an expert eye onto the landscape of an growing phenomenon – the rise of robotic technologies and their current and forthcoming impact on our workforce and on the economy. This review was sparked by a new bookContinue Reading

New on LLRX – New Chips are Using Deep Learning to Enhance Mobile, Camera and Auto Image Processing Capabilities

Via LLRX.com – New Chips are Using Deep Learning to Enhance Mobile, Camera and Auto Image Processing Capabilities: Alan Rothman takes a look at the expanding experience of how we interface with our devices’ screens for inputs and outputs nearly all day and everyday. He explains how what many of the gadgets will soon beContinue Reading

2015 Cost of Data Breach Study

“IBM is proud to sponsor the tenth annual Cost of Data Breach Study, the industry’s gold-standard benchmark research independently conducted by Ponemon Institute. The study found the average consolidated total cost of a data breach is $3.8 million representing a 23% increase since 2013. The study also reports that the cost incurred for each lostContinue Reading

How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services

The Great Disruption: How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services, John O. McGinnis & Russell G. Pearce, Fordham Law Review, Volume 82, No. 6. May 2015, pps 3041-3066. “Law is an information technology—a code that regulates social life. In our age, the machinery of information technology isContinue Reading

Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Archive Donated to Harry Ransom Center

News release: “The archive of Ben Bradlee (1921-2014), former editor of The Washington Post, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. With many of the materials spanning the era of Bradlee’s editorial tenure at the Post from 1965 to 1991, theContinue Reading

WSJ – Level 3 Tries to Waylay Hackers

Drew Fitzgerald – WSJ.com – “Earlier this month, Brett Wentworth took Level 3 Communications Inc. into territory that most rivals have been reluctant to enter. The director of global security at the largest carrier of Internet traffic cut off data from reaching a group of servers in China that his company believed was involved inContinue Reading

GAO – DOD Should Strengthen Management and Guidance to Protect Classified Information and Systems

Insider Threats: DOD Should Strengthen Management and Guidance to Protect Classified Information and Systems, GAO-15-544: Published: Jun 2, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2015. “The Department of Defense (DOD) components GAO selected for review have begun implementing insider-threat programs that incorporate the six minimum standards called for in Executive Order 13587 to protect classified informationContinue Reading

ISIS vs 3D Printing

Ben Valentine – Motherboard – “Time and again, conflict has been bad news for historical artifacts and sculptures. There was the infamous burning of the Library of Alexandria, the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan by the Taliban, and the Nazi’s battle to burn as much “degenerate art” as they could find. SweptContinue Reading

Trademark Functionality Reexamined

Bone, Robert G., Trademark Functionality Reexamined (May 28, 2015). Journal of Legal Analysis, Forthcoming ; U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. E557. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2611636 “The functionality doctrine in trademark law bars protection for some, but not all, source-identifying product features—so-called trade dress—that contribute to a product’s functionalContinue Reading

Freedom to Tinker

Samuelson, Pamela, Freedom to Tinker (May 11, 2015). Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2605195 “People tinker with technologies and other human-made artifacts for a variety of reasons: to have fun, to be playful, to learn how things work, to discern their flaws or vulnerabilities, to build their skills, to becomeContinue Reading

ARL Joins Hague Declaration for Changes to Intellectual Property Law, Equal Access to Knowledge

ARL – “More than 50 organizations around the world—including ARL—have signed the Hague Declaration on Knowledge Discovery in the Digital Age, which calls for immediate changes to intellectual property (IP) law and the removal of other barriers preventing widened and more equal access to data. Improved treatments for diseases, answers to global issues such asContinue Reading

Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

“The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. StAR works with developing countries and financial centers to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and to facilitateContinue Reading