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Telemedicine is future medicine. While telemedicine companies are pushing the boundaries—allowing patients to speak with a doctor on their favorite computer device—legal and regulatory issues play a key role in how companies offer services. more...

- - Technology

With smartphones getting even smarter, mobile apps related to health and wellness are turning our phones into the “tricorder” of Star Trek fame. Here’s what’s up ahead in the next frontier of medicine. more...

- - Technology

While serving on a jury has been a civic duty, until now, it’s been a duty enjoyed only by citizens. California is poised to change that, recently passing a bill that would allow permanent legal residents to serve on juries. more...

- - Immigration

When you want to purchase a new TV, you just go out and choose one without regard for who provides your cable service or how you plan to use it. Purchasers of mobile phones have had similar flexibility for the past few years with the option of unlocking their mobile phone for use with a different service provider. But earlier this year the rules changed, making it illegal to unlock your mobile phone without the carrier’s authorization.

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- - Personal Finance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling refocused the debate. Now the question has become, is Obamacare really bad for business? more...

- - Running Your Business

A striking deviation in U.S. immigration policy occurred recently, creating an interesting debate over the hot-button issue of immigration. President Obama’s Deferred Action program might drastically modify current legislation already in place in some states, effectively pitting federal might against the rights of individual states. more...

- - Immigration

As another contentious election season heats up, there’s a battle brewing over the legitimate use of 501(c)(4) organizations. While created to provide tax-exempt status for social welfare organizations, the 501(c)(4) is now being used by campaigns to shield the identities of donors.  more...

- - Debate & Controversy

For years, millions of Americans have been uncertain about how to approach the legal system. Consumers for a Responsive Legal System (Responsive Law) is working to help people use the legal system more effectively.  more...

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Bette Midler sued Ford Motor Company for featuring an impersonation of her voice. Jeffrey Sarver sued the creators of The Hurt Locker for allegedly using his experiences as a soldier in Iraq. Are these violations of privacy or are they copyright infringement? The examples actually concern an area of the law known as “rights of publicity,” and it is not for the faint of heart. more...

- - Copyrights

What if you decided to rewrite F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby? Good luck with that. But wait: your protagonist is not Nick Carraway, but instead is Jordan Baker—long-time friend of Daisy Buchanan. Jordan, like Nick, goes to Gatsby’s fabulous garden parties on West Egg, drinks and rubs expensive elbows. Jordan is also a professional golfer, and the original novel hints that she may have some skeletons in her closet. So you seek to address Gatsby from a new perspective—one hinted at in the original, but one wholly unexplored, and one that you think will beget a new, incisive and surprising result. So what’ve you got—groundbreaking literary copy or copyright liability? more...

- - Copyrights