Should Bot Disclosure Be Required by Law?

Recently, California legislators introduced the B.O.T. Act of 2018, which, as the Electronic Frontier Foundation summarizes, “would make it unlawful for any person to use […]

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On Cake, Creativity, & Religion in America

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a.k.a. “the wedding cake case.”  In 2012, […]

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Everything Online Cannot Be Speech:  The Equustek Story

Suppose you invent something.  A box that makes bitter vegetables taste like candy so kids will eat them. You call it KandyKale.  Then, along comes […]

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We Are Far From Skokie:  Free Speech in Cyberspace

“I hate Illinois Nazis.”  – Jake Blues, The Blues Brothers (1980) I think my first introduction to the complexities of living in a nation with […]

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Slants Trademark Decision May Have Other IP Implications

In 2010, the Oregon-based, Asian-American band had its application for a trademark in the name The Slants rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office. […]

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