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On This Coming Out Day, The Court Must Let the LGBTQ+ Community In
“Representation matters. I wore my father’s prayer hat, and stood at the steps of the Supreme Court, waving our flag.” - Ibrahim "Ibby" Baig On June 15th, 2020, Ibrahim “Ibby” Baig awaited, like many others, for a decision of paramount importance to (More)
US authorities announce criminal charges, financial sanctions against Russians for phishing attacks
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Department of the Treasury announced Wednesday that they had imposed criminal charges and financial sanctions on two Russian nationals for their involvement in a phishing campaign. The two men were accuse (More)
The Menace of Space Debris
For most of the time India has participated in the space industry, it has played with one hand firmly tied behind its back. But with the introduction of the Self-Reliant India Movement (Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan), private companies hold the baton (More)
India's International Investment Law Breach through its Chinese Application Ban
Purportedly, as an aftermath of the India-China standoff at the Galwan Valley, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned 59 Chinese apps in a press release on June 29. The ministry invoked its powers under Section 69A of the I (More)
Reforming Digital Lending Libraries and the End of the Internet Archive
Four US publishers, including three from the big five, have sued the Internet Archive (IA) for mass copyright infringement under its emergency library program (ELP). IA is known for championing Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) through its open librar (More)
Is China's National Security Law for Hong Kong the Beginning of a Surveillance Era?
On the 30th of June 2020, China passed the controversial National Security Law that had stirred nationwide pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The legislation, which criminalizes separatism, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign countrie (More)
A 229-Year-Old Handbook for Social Media Companies
Social media platforms function as marketplaces of ideas in which the democratic tenets of participation, liberty, and community-building are designed to thrive. The recent onslaught of objectively false information about the COVID-19 pandemic, elect (More)
Supreme Court rules is protectable mark
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that the addition of ".com" to a generic term can create a protectable mark, handing a win to hotel reservation site United States Patent and Trademark Office v BV, the court uphel (More)
How the DC Circuit Mangled Mandamus in the Flynn Case
Wednesday's decision by the D.C. Circuit granting General Mike Flynn's petition for mandamus is a dangerous precedent. In directing US District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant DOJ's motion to dismiss the false statement charges against Flynn, the (More)
The Self-Censorship of Indian Media
The conundrum that India’s media has found itself in during the pandemic has been nothing unusual. India’s mainstream media has been mired in distrust for a large part of this decade. The fledgling state of the media has been a limited focus since th (More)
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