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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Fans of Law and Order and other popular crime dramas might be familiar with a common storyline—illegal search and seizure. But do you actually know the particulars regarding your Fourth Amendment rights? This handy primer gives you an overview of the search warrant process, including your right to refuse a search, when a warrant is not required and what to do if the police show up at your doorstep. more...

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No doubt, you’re aware the 2010 US Census is underway. You’ve probably even filled out some forms or answered some questions to do your part. So what’s the point? What is the US Census doing for you? Find out why you should care how many people in Alabama ride bikes to work. more...

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Anyone who has seen an episode of Law and Order, NCIS—or any other police drama—has heard a police officer recite: "You have the right to remain silent. If you give up the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you desire an attorney and cannot afford one, an attorney will be obtained for you before police questioning." These statements, or similar advisories, are generally known as “Miranda Rights.” But what exactly are Miranda Rights and what are they designed to protect? more...

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How do you know your food is safe? Many Americans trust the FDA to protect them and their families. But what the FDA can't do may have a greater affect on food safety than what they can do. more...

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