August 25, 2005
Internet Explorer - the Only Browser Compatable With New U.S. Copyright Office Program
Critics are quick to oppose the "mandatory" use of Microsoft's Internet Explorer for artists who may wish to register their works on-line. The Washington Post explains that critics feel the program should work with all browsers instead of one. One reason for using Internet Explorer is that it is "used by a large majority of computer users."
August 23, 2005
Interesting Law Review Article on Internet Personal Jurisdiction
The summer issue of the DePaul Law Review has published You Can't Always Use the Zippo Code: The Fallacy of a Uniform Theory of Internet Personal Jurisdiction, a detailed and informative article regarding the evolving law of personal jurisdiction in internet cases. The author, Professor Dennis T. Yokoyama, urges courts to use traditional personal jurisdiction principles, like minimum contacts with a forum state, in determining whether personal jurisdiction exists. Professor Yokoyama also cautions that there may be a misuse of the "Zippo test" in these types of cases. The citation for the article is 54 DePaul L. Rev. 1147 (2005).