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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 keys, which make them immutable

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By: Genevieve de Guzman, Wearable technology is not new to the world of action and science fiction movies, but this technology has developed from being mere speculation to having real-world possibilities. As technology becomes an increasingly integral part of people’s daily lives, it seems an inevitability that it also becomes increasingly integrated with our physical

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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 Uber venerable to state penalties.

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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 be within a certain radius

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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 set trends in legal scholarship.

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 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 magazine labeled the summer of

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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 traditional medicines used by indigenous

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