Federal Judge Sides with Apple in iPhone Encryption Debate

Mar 3, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge James Orenstein found the government lacked authority, under the All Writs Act, to force Apple to break its own digital security protocols.

F.B.I. v. Apple: Privacy Concerns and National Security Interests Face-Off

Feb 19, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On February 16th, Apple posted a Customer Letter on its website detailing its opposition to a federal court order that would require it to assist the F.B.I. in hacking an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack.

There is No Room for Monkey Business in Copyright Law

Jan 13, 2016 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On January 6th, U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that a rare crested macaque could not own a copyright to a photograph, because he is not human.

Is Catching a Lyft Uber Safe for Passengers?

Nov 17, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

As the use of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft continues to grow, criticism over safety has grown as well.

Recent Developments in Copyright Law and the Application of the Fair Use Doctrine

Oct 20, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

Recent case law suggests the fair use doctrine will continue to be a viable defense to those using the power of social media.

Defamation Claims for Negative Online Reviews

Sep 9, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

Increasingly, businesses are responding to negative online reviews with claims for defamation, libel and slander, which have been largely unsuccessful.

California Bill Narrows Exemptions for Vaccinations

Jun 29, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

California’s Senate Bill 277, if passed, would eliminate the state’s personal belief exemption which allows parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children under religious objections.

NSA’s Collection of Americans’ Phone Records Violates Patriot Act

May 14, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

On May 7, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded the language of the Patriot Act could not be construed to authorize the telephone metadata program.

Federal Circuit Extends Prohibition on Reviewing PTAB Decisions to Institute IPR

Feb 25, 2015 By: Marissa Bartolucci

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held review of a decision by the PTAB to institute inter partes review (IPR) is prohibited even after a final decision.

Should Special Prosecutors be Appointed for Police Involved Deaths?

Dec 10, 2014 By: Marissa Bartolucci

Social media posts regarding the incidents involving Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo evidence a lack of clarity and understanding of the purpose and function of Grand Juries.

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