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Hacking the SEAMs: Elevating Digital Autonomy and Agency for Humans January, 2021 by Richard S. Whitt Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Hacking the SEAMs: Elevating Digital Autonomy and Agency for Humans Richard S. Whitt[1]* “Certainty hardens our minds against possibility.” –Ellen Langer The time has come to challenge the predominant paradigm of the World Wide Web. We need to replace controlling “SEAMs” with empowering “HAACS.” Over the past two decades, Web platform ecosystems have been employing the SEAMs paradigm—Surveil users, Extract data, Analyze for insights, and Manipulate for impact. The SEAMs paradigm is embedded as reinforcing feedback cycles in computational systems that mediate, and seek to… {read more...}
Employment in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Call for a Statutory Solution January, 2021 by Brandon Ward Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Employment in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A Call for a Statutory Solution Brandon Ward[1]* Introduction Like the automobile, computer, and the internet defined the twentieth century, artificial intelligence (AI) will come to define the twenty-first century as it branches out to influence all aspects of humanity. One area that undoubtably will be shaped by AI is employment. Companies are racing to integrate automation, machine learning, and deep learning, all sub-processes of artificial narrow intelligence, into routine tasks or into the analysis of large data… {read more...}
Masters of Their Own Domains: Property Rights as a Bulwark Against DNS Censorship January, 2021 by Nicholas Nugent Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Masters of Their Own Domains: Property Rights as a Bulwark Against DNS Censorship Nicholas Nugent[1]* It is increasingly becoming the practice of domain name system (DNS) intermediaries to seize domain names used by lawful websites for violating acceptable use policies related to offensive content or hate speech. Website hosting companies and social media platforms, entities that use but do not operate core Internet infrastructure, have long reserved and exercised their rights to gate their offerings, leaving booted speakers free to migrate to other providers. But… {read more...}
Bridging the Coasean Divide: A Shared Economic Lexicon for Antitrust and Worker Protection Law January, 2021 by Conor J. May Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Bridging the Coasean Divide: A Shared Economic Lexicon for Antitrust and Worker Protection Law By Conor J. May[1]* Uber, the most prolific of a new breed of transportation network companies, has in recent years been the target of two distinct strands of litigation that expose a question at the heart of the company’s business model. On one hand, drivers have sued Uber for intentionally misclassifying them as contractors to dodge employer obligations. On the other, passengers have taken Uber to court for violating antitrust laws… {read more...}
Cybersecurity and the U.N. Charter: A Square Peg in a Round Hole January, 2021 by Slate Herman Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Cybersecurity and the U.N. Charter: A Square Peg in a Round Hole Slate Herman[1]* Since its inception, the United Nations has struggled with balancing the interests of States acting to preserve their sovereignty. This balance was as much a problem in 1945, at the creation of the United Nations, as it is today. Now, in the age of drones, covert action, and non-state actors, the lines between the appropriate use of force and self-defense begin to blur significantly. Cyberwarfare is arriving on the scene just… {read more...}
Enlisting Useful Idiots: The Ties between Online Harassment and Disinformation January, 2021 by Brittan Heller Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Enlisting Useful Idiots: The Ties between Online Harassment and Disinformation Brittan Heller[1]* Online harassment has been a blind spot for major platforms for many years. The problem became mainstream with Gamergate in 2014, the first public reckoning with intimidation of women in the online gaming community. This problem is still plaguing social media, with progress being made in fits and starts after publicized incidents of bullying or silencing of minority voices.[2] However, the problem has grown beyond these applications to new harms. Online harassment has… {read more...}
Innovating Like an Optimist, Preparing Like a Pessimist: Ethical Speculation and the Legal Imagination January, 2021 by Casey Fiesler Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - Innovating Like an Optimist, Preparing Like a Pessimist: Ethical Speculation and the Legal Imagination by Casey Fiesler[1]* “Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.” – Isaac Asimov[2] Introduction We all tell stories—to ourselves, and to others—about the future. These stories typically draw us in two opposite directions: to an optimist utopia, where we imagine how things might be better than they are today, or to a pessimist dystopia where aggressive innovation leads to our destruction.[3]… {read more...}
v19.1 // Letter from the Editor January, 2021 by Kelsey Fayer Issue 1, Printed, Volume 19 - from the editor With much thanks to our incredible editors, it is my pleasure to introduce Volume 19, Issue 1 of the Colorado Technology Law Journal. As we continue our virtual lives in the “new normal,” we have seen firsthand the massive role of technology—with its importance and its impacts on full display. While I am grateful for the opportunities that technology has enabled this past year—Zoom School of Law, FaceTime Thanksgiving, and Mario Kart 8—the same technology that has allowed us to maintain productivity… {read more...}
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Should the game stop with Gamestop? February, 2021 by Eric Wright Digital - RobinHood, Reddit, Retail Investors, and the Role of Regulation In the course of a week, the share price of GameStop increased by almost 1000%, from $39 per share to around $350 at its peak. The gaming retailer did not suddenly and dramatically change its business model, nor did prospects for the chain of brick-and-mortar stores markedly improve.  The run appears to be driven almost entirely by a community of investors who found each other through the Reddit page, /r/WallStreetBets (“WSB”). The WSB community seized on… {read more...}
Broadband: The Lifeline of Innovation October, 2020 by Sloane Dreyer Digital - Lifeline is what the name says, it is an assistance program that creates a line to the outside world necessary to live. Today, that takes the form of broadband, when it began in the 1980’s it was the landline phone. What is Lifeline?  Since its inception, Lifeline has been trying to help the part of our society that is left behind when innovative technologies emerge. One of the public policy concerns that comes with emerging technologies is the group of citizens that are left behind… {read more...}
Law School Memes for Edgy T14s March, 2020 by Colleen McCroskey Digital - "Who is intellectual property? I don't know her." The exact date of the internet’s advent continues to be debated by scholars, but the origin of one of the internet’s most popular content mediums can be traced directly back to 1976, and the publication of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene. It was in this book that Dawkins first proposed the concept of a “meme,” which he defined as “a unit of cultural transmission.” Dawkins offered nursery rhymes, catchphrases, and fashion trends as examples of such transmissions.… {read more...}
Zero Sum War Games March, 2020 by Georgia Butcher Digital - How separating soldiers from the theatre of war creates new human costs U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shepherd On January 3rd, 2020 the United States killed Qasem Suleimani with an MQ-9 Reaper. This drone is manufactured by General Atomics and operated by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Royal Air Force (England), and the Italian Air Force. The Reaper serves as a powerful mobile aerial weapons platform, often carrying out strikes with the effective and expensive… {read more...}