Recent Developments in Computer and Internet Law and Technology

By Robert Swider By Marc Visnick   In May 1999 at the Pacific Rim Computer Law Institute in Vancouver, B.C. we made a presentation concerning recent developments in Computer Law; among the topics we discussed were Spam, Jurisdictional Issues, Taxation of Internet Commerce, Recent Legislation, Licensing Issues, Copyright Infringement of Software, Business Method Patents and the Microsoft Antitrust litigation.  There have been many changes in the ensuing dozen years – the consumer shift from desktop PCs to ever – more powerful smart phones and tablet computers; the rise of Google; the incredible explosion of social media sites such as Facebook
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The Cannabusiness Consumer Conundrum

By, Kohel Haver A couple goes into a bar. She orders a Stoli Martini, he orders an Old Fashioned with Bulleit.   The bartender pours Russian vodka and bourbon from Kentucky.  Not a remarkable transaction for adults.  US Trademark law assures the couple that they are getting the products they ask for, the quality and taste they have come to demand and expect.  The FDA ensures the product is free from contaminates. Consumer protection is an unwritten promise included with a federal trademark. Except for the fact you probably won’t be able to consume the purchase on the premises,  under the
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Musings on Moore’s Law and the other Laws of Technology – How they Relate to Societal Change?

By Robert Swider By Dennis Kambury “Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitas.” Occam’s Razor    Introduction Humanity and technology have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship for hundreds of thousands of years, from the time of Homo erectus, whom many anthropologists believe were the first hominids to control fire.   The control of fire and the use of stone tools were turning points in our cultural evolution, though controlling fire was arguably a more significant leap forward.  We now control technologies far more complex than fire and stone tools and the future will bring us technologies that make current technologies pale in comparison.
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