Thursday, November 19, 2009

Lawyers at the Forefront of BCS : Fox Sports on MSN Reports that BCS Presidential Group Expands from 8 to 12 : Chair is Former Law Dean Perlman

As reported by FOX Sports at
CFB - - FOX Sports on MSN
the BCS presidential group - which manages BCS -
has expanded from 8 to 12.

The group is chaired by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman,
who was previously dean of the Nebraska College of Law.

Innovation and America : Fareed Zakaria at Newsweek Asks : Is America Losing Its Mojo? Can America Still Innovate? | Newsweek Innovation & Technology

How does America currently stand in terms of INNOVATION?

Fareed Zakaria at Newsweek Asks : Is America Losing Its Mojo? Can America Still Innovate?

Zakaria: Can America Still Innovate? | Newsweek Innovation and Technology | Newsweek.com
"Innovation is as American as baseball and apple pie. But some traditions can't be trademarked....

By most measures, America remains the world leader in technological achievement. Consider the 2009 Nobel Prizes: of the 13 people honored, nine were American. Once you take out the economics, literature, and peace prizes, the United States, with 5 percent of the world's population, still won close to 70 percent of the awards. Even amid a terrible recession, the country still dominates the fields of information technology, life sciences, and nanotechnology, all key industries of the future. The World Economic Forum routinely cites America as having the most competitive economy on the planet (though this year it was narrowly overtaken by Switzerland). When decision makers are asked to rank countries on innovation, the United States always comes first by a large margin."
Read the rest here.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

CNN II: Can the law keep up with technology? - CNN.com

And more from ... (one should really read the whole article) - Can the law keep up with technology? - CNN.com: "It is the challenge of 'a world without anonymity,' said Jeffrey Rosen, a law professor at George Washington University, who has written extensively about privacy and the law. He is also the legal affairs editor at The New Republic.

'One thing that privacy protects is the ability not to be judged out of context on the basis of isolated snippets of information rather than genuine knowledge,' he said.

So if the law were to catch up to technology, could it actually remedy these situations?

Rosen believes the law can only act on society's consensus.

'The law is only good at policing the most extreme invasions and the most outrageous cases,' he said. 'It can't take the place of good manners, social norms and etiquette -- the kind of thing that has always governed negotiations about face-to-face behavior.

'We should never expect that the judges are going to save us from our own worst impulses.'"

CNN: Can the law keep up with technology? - CNN.com

Can the law keep up with technology? - CNN.com: "A time of 'cultural shift'

Legal experts said it's difficult for the law to keep up with emerging technology.

'Generally, it is at least five years behind technology as it is developing,' said Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, who tracks the intersection of law and technology.

There are several reasons why the law tends to play catch-up, experts said."

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