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Volume 2016 - Issue 1 (Spring)

Articles:

"The Coming of Age of Digital Payments as a Field of Expertise" by Ross P. Buckley & Ignacio Mas
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"Spectrum License Design, Sharing, and Exclusion Rights" by William Lehr
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The FCC is in the midst of a rulemaking to create a novel tripartite sharing regime in the 3.5GHz band. This has the potential to be a watershed event in the decades long transition toward more flexible and dynamic, market-based management of the radio frequency spectrum. As part of this proceeding, Lehr (2014(b)) proposed interpreting commercial licenses to protected access as options contracts that explicitly separated the interference protection and exclusion rights as a way to endogenize market-based incentives to share spectrum. This paper builds on Lehr (2014(b)) by setting forth the larger vision implicit in the earlier proposal and expanding on the case for separating exclusion and interference protection rights. This separation will enable a licensing regime that will support more dynamic and granular assignment of access rights; is more consistent with the future of radio networks and spectrum utilization; and will expand the economic tools available to regulators for incentivizing efficient spectrum usage, which necessarily includes sharing spectrum more intensively.

“Cybersecurity: Should the SEC Be Sticking Its Nose Under This Tent?” by Loren F. Selznick & Carolyn LaMacchia
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Notes:

"Trolling and the First Amendment: Protecting Internet Speech in the Era of Cyberbullies & Internet Defamation" by Fernando L. Diaz
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"Your Hard Drive Is Almost Full: How Much Data Can the Fourth Amendment Hold?" by Ismail Cem Kuru
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"To Bee or Not to Bee: RoboBees and the Issues They Present for United States Law and Policy" by Timothy P. Loftus
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"Technology is Leaving Select Children Behind: The Effects of Resource Disparity When Federal Policies Fail to Equalize the Benefits of Technical Innovation in Public Education for Students with Disabilities" by Catrina C. Miksis
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