Computer & Internet Law

Samantha K. Graff, State Taxation of Online Tobacco Sales: Circumventing the Archaic Bright Line Penned by Quill

58 Fla. L. Rev. 375 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Over the past decade, the Internet has become an increasingly popular shopping destination for cigarette buyers. A 1997 survey identified thirteen online cigarette vendors, and today that number has multiplied to over 700. The online market for cigarettes thrives on the anonymity and […]

Ted Hagelin, The Experimental Use Exemption to Patent Infringement: Information on Ice, Competition on Hold

58 Fla. L. Rev. 483 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The U.S. patent system is built upon a delicate balance between the rights of patent owners, the rights of the public at large, and the rights of market competitors. The patentee is granted broad rights to exclude others from making, using, or selling […]

Alan E. Garfield, Protecting Children from Speech

57 Fla. L. Rev. 565 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The notion that children need to be sheltered from inappropriate speech long predates Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” or Bono’s expletive-enhanced acceptance of a Golden Globe. Plato expressed concern about youths’ impressionable minds 2300 years ago, stressing that the tales the “young first hear […]

Janelle A. Weber, Don't Drink, Don't Smoke, Don't Download: Parents' Liability for their Children's File Sharing

57 Fla. L. Rev. 1163 (2005) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: When Darlene Emanski subscribed to America Online (AOL), she thought she was providing her teenage daughter with a fun and convenient means of researching school projects, communicating with friends, and listening to music now and then. The Central Florida small business owner never […]

Janelle A. Weber, The Spending Clause: Funding a Filth-Free Internet or Filtering out the First Amendment?

56 Fla. L. Rev. 471 (2004) | | | | TEXT :: The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) sets conditions on public libraries’ receipt of federal financial assistance for Internet access. Under CIPA, libraries must install filters on all of their Internet-connected computers to help block obscene and pornographic images and prevent minors from accessing […]