Tag Archives: Technology

It’s Not Your Birkin, Either: Luxury Brand Hermès Sues Creator of MetaBirkins NFTs for Trademark Infringement

LAURA BLOCKMAN—Long considered the most iconic handbag in the world, the Hermès Birkin bag is the ultimate symbol of status, wealth, and luxury. The allure of the Birkin bag arguably lies in its exclusivity. Prices range from at least $10,000 up to $2 million, and the luxurious handbags are not available to purchase from Hermès’ […]

Should Private Entities Join the Fight Against Child Exploitation and Trafficking?

LAUREN O’NEIL—After announcing the use of new child safety features that would detect Child Sexual Abuse Material (“CSAM”) on Apple devices, the world’s largest technology company by revenue faced significant backlash over user privacy. Apple planned to use the new technology to aid the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) and law enforcement […]

Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid: The Fight Against Unsolicited Robotexts

ALEX ENGLANDER—A multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit and its potential industry-altering effects now depend upon the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the placement of a single comma. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid on December 8, 2020. The case concerns arguably one of the most annoying modern-day nuisances: robocalling and […]

Regulating Artificial Intelligence: Self-Regulation, State-Regulation, and Everything In-Between

DYLAN JOHN MENCIA­­­—Most people have heard the term “artificial intelligence” (often referred to in its abbreviated form, “AI”) and have likely heard of the benefits that this burgeoning field of technology promises to bring. What has not been talked about as much, however, is how we as a society plan to regulate these new technologies […]