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Teresa Drake
A Response to Aubrey Burris’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute’
Response to Aubrey Burris, Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute

In her thoughtful note, Aubrey Burris notes that revenge porn is readily compared to sexual harassment, domestic violence, and cyber-rape. Her note highlights that nonconsensual pornography fuels tactics of domestic abuse and sexual violence, creating an additional means of controlling and humiliating women in relationships. She argues that using intimate images as a means of controlling women’s bodies, reputations and lives is just one of many destructive results that justify criminalizing such behavior. While her points are accurate, she skims over complexities of domestic violence when progressing to her argument that existing laws fail to adequately address the problem of revenge porn. Read More.





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Robert W. Gomulkiewicz
In the Stewardship of Business Model Innovation
Response to Xuan-Thao Nguyen, In the Name of Patent Stewardship: The Federal Circuit’s Overreach into Commercial Law

Patent law scholars often criticize the Federal Circuit because they think it favors patentees. The Supreme Court has reinforced this scholarly critique by taking an usually large number of patent cases in recent years, often reversing the Federal Circuit and admonishing it to avoid patent law exceptionalism. The Federal Circuit’s perceived patent law exceptionalism motivated Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen to write her article In the Name of Patent Stewardship: The Federal Circuit’s Overreach Into Commercial Law. Professor Nguyen’s concerns about damage to commercial law are not trifles. When it comes to the stewardship of our information economy, the laws that support the commercialization of inventions are just as important as the laws that govern the creation of inventions. Thus, commercial law needs tending just as much as patent law. Read More.



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