Harvard Journal of Law & Technology

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology is a law journal covering law and technology that is published quarterly by the Harvard Society for Law and Public Policy, Inc. for lawyers, law students and law professors.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 1, Fall

A Face Tells More Than a Thousand Posts: Developing Face Recognition Privacy in Social Networks
I. INTRODUCTION During the "Green Revolution" in 2009, the Iranian military posted photos from the protests on a website and invited citizens to identify twenty individual faces that were singled out in those photos. (1) They claimed to have arrested...
Downloading Infringement: Patent Law as a Roadblock to the 3D Printing Revolution
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. THE CAPABILITIES AND ACCESSIBILITY OF 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY III. PRINTING UNCERTAINTY: BRINGING PATENT INFRINGEMENT TO THE MASSES A. Direct Infringement B. Indirect Infringement: Induced...
Fix It in the Mix: Disaggregating the Record Producer's Copyright
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. JOINT AUTHORSHIP AND THE PRODUCER'S COPYRIGHT A. Contribution B. Intent C. Authorization D. Terminations III. THE RECORD-MAKING PROCESS AND KEY PLAYERS A. Artists B. Producers ...
Medical Device Innovation in America: Tensions between Food and Drug Law and Patent Law
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. FDA's Medical DEVICE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK A. The Medical Device Amendments of 1976 B. Three Classes, Three Types of Oversight. C. The 510(k) Scheme 1. Overview 2. 510(k) Subject...
Open Wireless vs. Licensed Spectrum: Evidence from Market Adoption
V. IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY A. Proposals for Exhaustive Auctioning Should Be Rejected Outright The period between July of 2011 and July of 2012 saw diametrically opposed views of the future of wireless regulation expressed in two published government...
Protecting Open Innovation: The Defensive Patent License as a New Approach to Patent Threats, Transaction Costs, and Tactical Disarmament
IV. THE DEFENSIVE PATENT LICENSE: A NEW STRATEGY FOR ADDRESSING PATENT THREATS TO OICS Each of the above approaches goes some distance in addressing patent threats for OICs, but each has limitations in its reach and effect. Therefore, working from...
Rethinking Risks: Should Socioeconomic and Ethical Considerations Be Incorporated into the Regulation of Genetically Modified Crops?
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION II. "NON-SCIENTIFIC" CONCERNS OVER GM CROPS A. Moral and Religious Objections to Genetic Engineering B. Contamination and Coexistence C. Consumer Choice and Labeling D. Patent Litigation and...
Using Technology to Enhance Access to Justice
I. INTRODUCTION (JOHN GREACEN) (1) The federal government has provided funding for the delivery of legal services to poor persons throughout the united states since 1964. (2) Those services, which have been administered by the Legal Services Corporation...