Digital as Fundamental: Evaluating the Right to Internet Access in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

*Yitzchak Besser The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced tens of millions of Americans into their homes, as states across the country have ordered lockdowns and isolation protocols.  Minyvonne Burke & Isobel van Hagen, 75 Million Americans Under Virtual Lockdown After Italy Suffers Huge Rise in Deaths, NBC (Mar. 21, 2020, 9:30 AM), https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591.  These stay-at-homeContinue reading “Digital as Fundamental: Evaluating the Right to Internet Access in the Midst of a Global Pandemic”

Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking

Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking David Dix* Two fronts in the fight against online sex trafficking will soon come to a head.  Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, was recently arrested and charged with felony pimping. Christopher Mele, C.E.O. of Backpage.com, Known for Escort Ads, Is Charged with Pimping aContinue reading “Two Fronts Converge in the War Against Online Sex Trafficking”

#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process

#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process Julie Giardina* On September 30, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion to serve process by alternative means, holding that the plaintiff could use Twitter to serve process on the defendant.  St. Francis Assisi v. Kuwait Fin. House, No. 3:16-CV-3240-LB, 2016Continue reading “#youvebeenserved: Court Holds Twitter as an Acceptable Method of Service of Process”

ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?

Are Internet Streaming Services Communications Channels Entitled to a Compulsory License Under the 1976 Copyright Act? Kimberly Boyd* In its most recent battle with major television broadcast networks, online video distributor (OVD) FilmOn X, LLC (formerly Aereokiller, LLC) argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that its services were analogousContinue reading “ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?”

The Movement Towards Service of Process Via Social Media

Internet Service Provided: The Movement Towards Service of Process Via Social Media Christopher M. Finke* It is classic film fodder to show a well-dressed man approaching a main character of the movie, handing that character some papers, and stating, “you’ve been served.”  It is even within the realm of the imagination that a person mayContinue reading “The Movement Towards Service of Process Via Social Media”