The Second Amendment and the Struggle Over Cryptography

by ERIC RICE The United States government and an alliance of Silicon Valley and civil libertarians have been engaged in a struggle over the control of cryptography since the beginning of t…

Help Save the Seeds: A Call to Action for Local Governments to Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Seed Sharing, Libraries and Exchanges

by JORDYN ASHLEY BISHOP This Note calls for local governments to enact legislation to protect noncommercial seed libraries and the human right to save and share seeds. Modern industrial agriculture, the promotion…

Cyber Economic Espionage: Corporate Theft and the New Patriot Act

By GENNA PROMNICK On Friday, December 18th 2015, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law changing all of our lives. In a late-night session, Congress slipped the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act…

From Alappat to Alice: The Evolution of Software Patents

by FABIO E. MARINO AND TERI H.P. NGUYEN Before 1993 software was generally considered to be unpatentable subject matter and the protection of software innovations was limited to copyright and trade secrets…