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Can Output Produced Autonomously by AI Systems Enjoy Copyright Protection, and Should It? An Analysis of the Current Legal Position and the Search for the Way Forward, Vol. 55

Catherine O'Callaghan

The debate as to whether output produced autonomously by Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) systems can, and should, benefit from copyright protection is evolving from a topic of largely theoretical discussion to a question with which courts and legislators can no longer avoid grappling.

Jan 2024

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North American Energy in the Crossfire, Vol. 55

Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez & James W. Coleman

North America is the beating heart of global energy markets undergoing a terrible energy crisis that threatens to upend both the economy and global security. The clearest path out of this global crisis is increasing energy supplies from North America, which can restore energy security and drive a transition to cleaner energy sources.

Jan 2024

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Call Me By [My] Name: Gender-Fair Language Under German Civil and Constitutional Law, Vol. 55

Tala Brewster

“If everyone knows that the male includes the female, what’s the harm?” There have been many advances in gender equality over the last century; however, women and non-binary individuals still face on key disadvantage: language.

Jan 2024

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Black Lives Matter is a Human Rights Issue, Vol. 55

Gerald Lenoir

In 2015, Opal Ayo Tometi, on of the three Black women who co-founded Black Lives Matter (BLM), along with this author, co-authored an article on the Time magazine website titled, “Black Lives Matter is Not a Civil Rights Movement.” In that piece, we argued that the Black Lives Matter Movement has been described as the…

Nov 2023

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Only Sovereignty? Global Emergencies Between Domestic and International Law, Vol. 55

Rottem Rosenberg Rubins & Gad Barzilai

The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the need for global norms that assist nation-states in preserving democracy amid emergencies, mitigating the threat of a worldwide democratic decline. This articles examines the role of international law in providing nation-states with such norms on two levels.

Nov 2023

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Investment Law’s Transparency Gap, Vol. 55

Sebastian Puerta & Tim R. Samples

One of the fastest growing areas of international law in recent times is also one of the most controversial. Between 1990 and 2010, the number of investment treaties surged from less than 500 to over 3,000.

Nov 2023

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Patent Philanthropy, Vol. 55

Haochen Sun

As in previous global public health crises, such as the HIV epidemic, patents have presented a major obstacle to vaccine supply amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Compulsory licensing and intellectual property waiver have been put forth as solutions.

Nov 2023

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Avoiding the TRIPS Trap: A Path to Domestic Disclosure of Clinical Drug Data Consistent with International Norms, Vol. 54

Cynthia M. Ho

Should doctors, patients, and policymakers have complete information about new drugs? Complete transparency may seem like the obvious answer. But the reality is that available information is often incomplete.

Nov 2023

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International Sales Law in Europe: Pitfalls & Opportunities, Vol. 54

Soterios Loizou

This Article examines the latest international uniform law initiative on the creation of an International Sales Law for Europe, namely the Common European Sales Law (CESL). It comprises four parts, which correspond to the most complex and important aspects of the project’s novel legal response to the problem of creating a transnational uniform legal instrument.

Nov 2023

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Cyber Checks and Balances, Vol. 54

Elad D. Gil

How does the digital era affect the ability of governments to “govern”? On the one hand, global connectivity and data-driven technologies provide governments with powerful new ways to exercise coercion.

Nov 2023