Florida Law Review Forum

A View of Copyright from the Digital Ground

Andres Sawicki

Abstract Response to Cathay Y. N. Smith, Beware the Slender Man: Intellectual Property and Internet Folklore Professor Cathay Smith’s Beware the Slender Man: Intellectual Property and Internet Folklore seems at first to fit comfortably within the creativity-without-IP literature, which shows that creative practices can thrive outside of the institutions built up around intellectual property law. […]

Teaching and Learning Personal Jurisdiction After The Stealth Revolution

Deborah J. Challener

Abstract Response to Michael H. Hoffheimer, The Stealth Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction In The Stealth Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, Professor Michael Hoffheimer uses Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court (BMS), the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest personal jurisdiction decision, as a vehicle to critically examine the Court’s recent narrowing of both general and specific personal jurisdiction. […]

Neither the Problem Nor the Solution Lies Solely with the Judiciary: Response to Robertson’s Judicial Impartiality in a Partisan Era

Melanie Kalmanson

Abstract Response to Cassandra Burke Robertson, Judicial Impartiality in a Partisan Era In Judicial Impartiality in a Partisan Era (“Professor Robertson’s Article”), Cassandra Burke Robertson focuses on the danger the judiciary faces as a result of “growing partisan polarization.” She should be applauded for bringing this problem to the forefront. Unquestionably, politically motivated attacks against the […]

Monumental Disagreements: A Call to Move Away From “Sign Here” Scholarship

John Murdock

Abstract Response to Richard H. Seamon, Dismantling Monuments Invited to respond to Dismantling Monuments, Professor Richard Seamon’s exploration of the legal controversies surrounding President Trump’s decision to dramatically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah, I initially feared that I would have little to say. “Amen” adds little from a scholarly standpoint, and […]

Will Capitalism Kill Compassion?—An Analysis of the Future of Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

Dina H. Arouri

Abstract This Note proposes that the Court erred in the recent decision, Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, when it failed to adopt a standard that remained faithful to Congress’s intent at the inception of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS): to remedy human rights violations while remaining relevant to the global economy. In Jesner, the Court […]

Who Will Speak For The Slender Man?: Dialogism and Dilemmas in Character Copyright

Elizabeth L. Rosenblatt

Abstract Response to Cathay Y. N. Smith, Beware the Slender Man: Intellectual Property and Internet Folklore Someone, at some time, invented Santa Claus. They did not invent him from whole cloth, of course. They drew on folklore and religious icons, and then got creative. Someone decided he lived in the North Pole; someone else decided he […]