April 26, 2018


Dear Readers,


We are proud to present Issue Three of the Twenty-Fourth Volume of the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. We are excited to bring two new articles written by talented authors that focus on two emerging topics at the intersection of Law and Technology.

Our first article is written by Ms. Seemantani Sharma. Ms. Sharma discusses how the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) treaty failed to grant cable rebroadcasting rights to broadcasting organizations in accord with the “minimum standards treaty” principle of the TRIPS agreement.  Ms. Sharma crafts an eloquent call for WIPO member states to endorse the Broadcasters Treaty in order to remedy these deficiencies and aid traditional broadcasters who are currently burdened.

Our second article is written by JOLT’s own Nicole Allaband. Every year the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology holds an internal competition where our members author comments on emerging areas of law. This year, the submissions impressed the entire Editorial Board, and selecting a winner was a trying task. After extensive deliberation, we proudly selected Ms. Allaband’s article for publishing. Ms. Allaband identifies two fundamental flaws in the current electronic monitoring schema and introduces how a novel piece of technology could significantly increase domestic violence victim safety.

We hope you enjoy Issue Three, and we look forward to bringing you our final Issue in the coming months.


Sincerely yours,

Nick Mirra

Editor-in-Chief, Vol. XXIV


TRIPS, Technological Developments, and the Rights of Broadcasting Organizations: Political Stalemate or Deliberate Ignorance?, by Seemantani Sharma

Using Electronic Monitoring to Enhance the Protection Offered by Civil Protection Orders in Cases of Domestic Violence: A new Technology Offers New Protection, by Nicole Allaband