Professional Commentary

The conversation about crypto regulation in India has come alive over the last two months, initially following rumors that a bill regulating private crypto-assets was set to be introduced by the central government in parliament and then as a result of the proposal by the Finance Minister to tax crypto-assets in the union budget. The [...]

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It’s been one full year since Myanmar has come once again under military rule. Since the February 1, 2021 coup, the poverty-stricken Southeast Asian nation has attracted international media attention, but for the wrong reasons. The country, with a 60 million population of varied ethnicities, continues to witness public protests against the junta, counter military [...]

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Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) is becoming a buzzword globally and within India, among debates centering around AI ethics and high-tech surveillance. FRT is a collective nomenclature for any system that conducts 1:1 verification functions, or 1:n monitoring and identification functions of individuals, using facial mapping and/or sensitive biometric data. While the technology conceptually can have [...]

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The Senate recently confirmed antitrust attorney Jonathan Kanter to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Google, which has a history of anti-competitive conduct running afoul of state, federal, and international regulators, promptly demanded that Kanter recuse himself from the Justice Department’s ongoing investigation of and litigation against Google, based [...]

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The January 6th Capitol attack, while having lasted some eight hours, did not end on the day in question. The effects of this attack have been felt into 2021 and will continue, most likely, for years to come. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has arrested over 700 persons for a variety of crimes, including [...]

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Earlier this month, a digital currency based on the Netflix series “Squid Game” soared in value before collapsing dramatically as its promoters quickly pulled out their funds in what is known as a “rug pull.” The website promoting the cryptocurrency was only three weeks old and was littered with grammatical errors, tell-tale signs that it [...]

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In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, the legal doctrines shielding law enforcement from accountability have become increasingly scrutinized, with qualified immunity by far the most well-known (and most controversial). But on November 5, the Supreme Court announced it will hear at least one of three cases that address another form of immunity for [...]

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My client, Jamie Belcastro, a registered pharmacist, started Belmora LLC, a small, Virginia-based company that sells nonprescription pain relief products, about 20 years ago. For much of this time Bayer AG, the Big Pharma multinational colossus headquartered in Germany—whose gross revenues approach $50 billion—has been trying to use US trademark law to put Belmora out [...]

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Antitrust analysis is harder to get right than progressive trustbusters would have you believe. In fact, determining whether a business is violating principles of market competition is so complicated that judges and regulators often make mistakes. But the folks running the Federal Trade Commission think they know better. Here’s the thing: They don’t. Over the [...]

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