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Mind-reading tech used to convict criminals; novel gadgets to collect evidence; the digitization of the legal system—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the law.

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-u-s-government-has-a-secret-system-for-104249688314.html
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Newly released documents reveal that the office, tasked with evaluating and protecting the rights to intellectual property, has a covert system for delaying controversial or inconvenient patents. Its a system that attorneys say, if abused, could function as a way to limit or stomp out emerging companies.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP15q815Saw
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We take a fair look at some of the best counter arguments for legalization and see how they hold up in review. OUR CHANNELS ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ German...
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https://www.lawcareers.net/Explore/News/AI-could-replace-one-in-five-legal-jobs-within-20-years-Law-Society-researchers
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Some 20% of current legal roles are likely to be lost to the progress of automation and artificial intelligence over the next 20 years, the Law Society’s research unit has predicted.
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https://qz.com/455059/rich-countries-rejected-an-international-plan-to-let-the-un-help-fight-tax-evasion/
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Developing countries want more of a say in global tax policy.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWfLwKH_Eko&feature=youtu.be
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Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartles...
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https://falkvinge.net/2017/01/17/modern-copyright-built-assumption-internet-reversed/
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The "modern" copyright - really just a continuation of censorship - was justified by publishing being orders of magnitude more expensive than authoring.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/07/artificial-intelligence-tool-used-catch-people-lie-police/
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British scientists have developed a new computer programme that can spot if someone has lied to police about being robbed.
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https://digiday.com/marketing/cheatsheet-internet-giants-weigh-u-s-privacy-law/
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WqryoEJqZg
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Let the lunacy ensue. For example, being concerned about this bill apparently means that you are FOR genocide. History will be unkind to the deeply disrespec...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN50jNIRGIM
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Will pot get a political boost from Congress? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Brian Kelly, Steve Grasso and Guy Adami.» Subs...
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http://www.hngn.com/articles/149037/20151110/army-mindreading-device-new-technology-successfully-analyzes-soldiers-brain-waves.htm
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Researchers with the Army were able to use a computer to correctly read the mind of a soldier during a test.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/uruguay-pharmacies-legalise-marijuana-cannabis-a7673621.html
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Government hopes formalisation process will 'guarantee the quality and the purity of the product' citizens consume, head of the National Drug Board says
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https://theconversation.com/how-surveillance-is-wrecking-journalist-source-confidentiality-43228
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Four decades on, in a digital era of surveillance and data storage, Watergate remains a useful yardstick for assessing the value of source confidentiality.
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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/1/30/18203911/davos-rutger-bregman-historian-taxes-philanthropy
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"Taxes, taxes, taxes. All the rest is bullshit in my opinion."
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https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-48072164
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A ground-breaking project in California could see 250,000 people freed from their criminal record this year.
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https://www.buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/songwriters-talk-blurred-lines-creativity-and-copyright
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<b>In the wake of the <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/pharrell-must-pay-marvin-gayes-family-73-million-in-blurred#.afR7NGDYJl">$7.3 million "Blurred Lines" verdict</a>, songwriters for Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, and more talk candidly with BuzzFeed News about the trouble with copyright law and the inevitability of influence.</b>
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/12/california-private-prison-ban-immigration-ice
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Bill removes profit motive from incarceration and marks latest clash in states battle with Trump over treatment of immigrants
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https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1595/text
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Text for H.R.1595 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019
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https://www.businessinsider.com/prisoners-could-serve-1000-year-sentence-in-85-hours-in-the-future-2014-3#ixzz36wPWJHq2
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Future biotechnology could make prison a lot less expensive.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBct9gW1mOo
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Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher expresses concern that the growing surveillance state isn’t ...
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmqv7x/ai-system-detects-deception-in-courtroom-videos
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Analyzing facial micro-expressions yields almost 90 percent accuracy in detecting lies.