Monthly Archives: October 2011

Is your online game gold real?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that my law review article about virtual items was published in the William Mitchell Law Review this month.  I’m very excited about it, and apparently, I’m not the only … Continue reading

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If the ECPA Was a Person, It Could Rent a Car…

This week marked the 25 anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the 1986 law that forms the basis of digital privacy in America.  Written broadly to anticipate new forms of technology, it is nevertheless showing its age.  If measured … Continue reading

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UPDATE 2: Missouri Senate Votes to Repeal Teacher Facebook Friend Ban

Update 2 (Oct. 17, 2011): ZDNet reports that the Missouri Senate just voted unanimously to repeal its recently-passed law that made it illegal for students and teachers to be friends on Facebook and other social networks. The bill will now move to the Missouri … Continue reading

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Facebook Sued Over Off-Line Tracking

I realize I’ve become one of those bloggers who goes for days weeks at a time with no updates.  I have no excuse.  I’m working on a new post that should be up in a few days.  In the mean … Continue reading

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