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Mind-reading tech used to convict criminals; novel gadgets to collect evidence; the digitization of the legal system—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the law.

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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/3/9/18256821/prisoner-brain-study-spain-aggression-neurointervention-ethics
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A new era of neurointerventions is upon us. Will it improve the criminal justice system or create an ethical nightmare?
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https://singularityhub.com/2016/09/08/ray-kurzweil-accelerating-tech-is-making-old-intellectual-property-laws-obsolete/
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https://www.dailysabah.com/economy/2019/04/11/turkeys-new-reform-agenda-takes-on-finance-inflation-tax-regime
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The new reform program includes necessary steps to address urgent issues including the financial sector and inflationary pressures while offering a vision...
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https://aeon.co/essays/game-theory-s-cure-for-corruption-make-us-all-cops
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Seen through game theory, cancer and police corruption are pretty much the same thing. And for one of them, there’s a cure
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https://theoutline.com/post/7737/abolish-state-lotteries
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States should not rely on a scam to fund much-needed services.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP15q815Saw
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https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/how-social-media-leads-to-a-less-stable-world/
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While social media platforms have irrefutable benefits, they are also major drivers of political Balkanization, writes Curtis Hougland in this op-ed.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-plans-to-sharply-restrict-sales-of-flavored-e-cigarettes-1541731110
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The Food and Drug Administration plans to pull flavored e-cigarettes from most convenience stores and gas stations and requiring strict age verification controls for online sales, according to senior FDA officials.
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https://legaltechnology.com/can-robots-be-lawyers-computers-lawyers-and-the-practice-of-law/
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/fashion/france-laws-thin-models.html
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Will requiring models to have medical certificates stating they are not excessively underweight, or labeling of retouched photographs, really protect models’ health?
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https://techcrunch.com/2015/04/23/open-patent-licensing/
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A new trio of open patent licenses can help encourage innovation, reduce patent trolling, and help attract top engineering talent. These licenses aren’t just for idealistic hippies. They are legal tools that have been put into practice by software companies like Google, Twitter and Dropbox. Last month, I gathered a panel of experts at General Assembly in NYC to talk about open patent licenses. H
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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/03/theranos-how-a-broken-patent-system-sustained-its-decade-long-deception/
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Op-ed: The patent bargain is seriously busted.
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https://www.theverge.com/2016/4/1/11344832/music-industry-copyright-law-change-christina-aguilera-katy-perry
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Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, deadmau5, and dozens of other musicians are asking the US government to revamp the Digital Millennium Copyright act (DMCA), the piece of law that governs access to...
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https://www.businessinsider.com/prisoners-could-serve-1000-year-sentence-in-85-hours-in-the-future-2014-3#ixzz36wPWJHq2
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Future biotechnology could make prison a lot less expensive.
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https://www.wired.co.uk/article/copyright-over-time-to-go-proactionary
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The very idea of "invasion of privacy" suggests a mind ought to be treated like land, over which others may not pass unless authorised
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmqv7x/ai-system-detects-deception-in-courtroom-videos
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Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.
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https://www.theregister.com/2017/02/08/ministry_justice_conviction_by_computer_scheme_go_ahead/
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https://apnews.com/article/632fde45a57b4c318be323d76aea79a6
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LONDON (AP) — In a story July 10 about Britain's planned online "porn block," The Associated Press reported erroneously that James Clark was the spokesman for MindGeek. He is the AgeID...
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https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/almID/1202764905900/Gaining-the-Power-of-Metrics-Means-Looking-At-More-than-Just-Legal-Spend/?mcode=1202615564567/&slreturn=20200821220955
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Rather than simply focusing on metrics around spending find data points that help the company avoid disputes and other legal issues.
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/prisons-are-erupting-and-why-it-matters
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