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Intent to Deceive: Mental State and Scienter in the New Uniform Federal Definition of Scientific Misconduct

Jennifer Kulynych

As we continue to advance towards the information economy, scientific research becomes increasingly more lucrative as well as more competitive. This changing world of scientific research has, not surprisingly, led to an increase in the frequency of research misconduct. From the honest error to the willful fabrication, the increased frequency of research misconduct threatens to damage the research process, and its product, the scientific record.... Read more about Intent to Deceive: Mental State and Scienter in the New Uniform Federal Definition of Scientific Misconduct

Invoking Law as a Basis for Identity in Cyberspace

Philip Giordano

The Internet teems with virtual communities whose vitality is all the more intriguing because it is hidden from view. Stitched together by the electronic network, people from Boston to Beijing engage in the timeless themes of human experience. They pray together, face birth and death together, discuss their most personal of problems, and pursue their inner fantasies. Reputedly prizing independence and eschewing taboo, 'Net citizens portray the Internet as a lawless frontier. Yet law is as prevalent in cyberspace as in real space.... Read more about Invoking Law as a Basis for Identity in Cyberspace

Detours on the Information Superhighway: The Erosion of Evidentiary Privileges in Cyberspace and Beyond

Thomas F. O'Neil III
Kevin P. Gallagher
Jonathon L. Nevett

In this paper, the Authors describe how the technological advancements in telecommunications over the last century have eroded many protections of attorney communication afforded by various common law evidentiary privileges. They note that although federal law now makes the unauthorized interception of any oral, wire, or electronic communication a criminal offense, most courts and state ethics rules fail to protect the privileged nature of attorney communication when attorneys use new forms of communications technology such as cellular telephones or e-mail.... Read more about Detours on the Information Superhighway: The Erosion of Evidentiary Privileges in Cyberspace and Beyond

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