Understanding “Smart Contracts”

By: Hsiao-Han Wang, The term “smart contract” refers to “the use of computer code to articulate, verify and execute an agreement between parties.”[1] Unlike traditional contracts, smart contracts are written in codes, stored on distributed ledgers (like a database that can store all sorts of information) and secured by cryptographic …

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The Uber Important Uber Lawsuit

By: Nicole Desbois, Uber’s 100 million-dollar settlement agreement with its drivers was just recently rejected by a federal Judge in California. The Judge rejected the lawsuit claiming 100 million wasn’t enough to adequately settle the dispute. The issue is whether Uber drivers are contractors or employees entitled to benefits: making …

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Privacy and Encryption in Trump’s America

By: Ellie Faust, During Donald Trump’s campaign, he certainly had an opinion regarding cyber security, but his opinions have been pretty inconsistent. While the president-elect vowed to protect the nation’s networks against foreign spies and criminals, he also encouraged Russian hackers to distribute emails stolen from Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.[1] …

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Shut The Yak Up

By: Victoria Linney, Yik Yak is a popular app among many college and university students. The app is a location-based network that helps people connect with others around them.[1] However, the app differs from Twitter and Facebook in that users are able to post on the app anonymously and must …

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Volume XXII Issue IV

May 16, 2016 Dear Readers, The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is proud to present its fourth and final issue of the Twenty-Second Volume. At its inception in 1995 JOLT became the first law review to be published exclusively online. From this moment on, the Journal has continued to …

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The Skeleton of a Data Breach: The Ethical and Legal Concerns

 BDM Publication Version PDF Cite as: Hilary G. Buttrick et al.,The Skeleton of A Data Breach: The Ethical and Legal Concerns, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 2 (2016), http://jolt.richmond.edu/wp-content/uploads/volume23_article2_Buttrick.pdf. Hilary G. Buttrick,* Jason Davidson,** Richard J. McGowan***   Introduction  [1]       After over thirty data breaches spanning the third and fourth quarter of 2012, Forbes …

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Co-Developing Drugs with Indigenous Communities: Lessons from Peruvian Law and the Ayahuasca Patent Dispute

Sem Publication Version PDF Daniel S. Sem* Cite as: Daniel S. Sem, Co-Developing Drugs with Indigenous Communities: Lessons from Peruvian Law and the Ayahuasca Patent Dispute, 23 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2016), http://jolt.richmond.edu/2016/12/02/volume23_issue1_sem. I.  Introduction [1]       This paper will examine the issues surrounding the co-development of drugs derived from …

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