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  • Competition Policy and Antitrust
  • Innovation and Economic Growth
  • Intellectual Property
  • Interoperability
  • Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing
  • Privacy and Security

TAP Highlights

Reforming IP Law to Better Support Sharing, Licensing, and Attribution

In “Beyond Eureka: What Creators Want (Freedom, Credit, and Audiences) and How Intellectual Property Can Better Give It to Them (by Supporting Sharing, Licensing, and Attribution),” law professor Colleen Chien outlines creator-friendly reforms such as a registry for works creators are willing to share.

Should Courts Consider the Costs of Invention in Setting Patent Damages?

In “Cost-Plus Patent Damages,” law professor Michael Abramowicz assess proposals to base patent damages on the inventor’s cost and risk, noting that hindsight could lead tribunals to underestimate risk, and suggesting that courts experiment by using cost-plus damages as one factor in calculating damages.

Bennett Capers’ Hopeful Future: Race, Policing, and Afrofuturism

In his article, “Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and Policing in the Year 2044,” Fordham law professor Bennett Capers envisions a world where “there is still crime, and there is still the need for the police. There is surveillance, though it is “soft” surveillance—unobtrusive, barely noticeable—and is distributed equally, unlike the race-based surveillance that currently exists.”

Are Privacy Attitudes and Behavior Contradictory?

People claim to value privacy, but readily trade personal information for goods and services, the “privacy paradox?” In “The Myth of the Privacy Paradox,” law professor Daniel Solove explains that individual risk assessments are not a valid measure of the value of privacy as a general principle in democratic societies.

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Fordham Law’s Bennett Capers Discusses Issues of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Posted on March 2, 2021
Professor Bennett Capers discusses his article, “Afrofuturism, Critical Race Theory, and Policing in the Year 2044,” and shares how his interests in literature, experience as a prosecutor, and his personal identity influence his scholarship.

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