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                            SPRING 1996
               University of Florida College of Law

     The Spring 1996 edition of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy is
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                           SUMMARY OF ARTICLES

     by Justice Ben F. Overton of the Supreme Court of Florida

1. Unsafe At Any [Modem] Speed: Indecent Communications Via Computer and
the Communications Decency Act of 1996
     by Jay Alan Sekulow and James Matthew Henderson, Sr.
Mr. Sekulow and Mr. Henderson argue that the Communications Decency Act of
1996 is an essential and constitutional tool for protecting society from
the harmful effects of indecent communication.  Mr. Sekulow is Chief
Counsel and Mr. Henderson Senior Counsel for the American Center for Law
and Justice.

2. The Constitutionality of the Communications Decency Act: Censorship on
the Internet
     by David Sobel
Mr. Sobel argues that the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional,
ineffective, and unnecessary.  He states that constitutional and effective
tools already exist that allow parents to protect their children from
inappropriate information on the Internet.  Mr. Sobel is counsel to the
Electronic Privacy Information Center and serves as co-counsel in ACLU, et
al. v. Reno, the current constitutional challenge to the Communications
Decency Act.

3. Ambulance Chasers on the Internet: Regulation of Attorney Web Pages
     by Mark Hankins
Mr. Hankins explores the regulation of attorney Web pages. He argues that
there is a need for regulators to truly understand the medium before
attempting to enact regulations.

4. Comparing Regulatory Models -- Self-Regulation vs. Government
Regulation:  The Contrast Between the Regulation of Motion Pictures and
Broadcasting May Have Implications for Internet Regulation
     by Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Mr. Jacobs examines past modes of media regulation as models for regulation
of the Internet. He determines that the self-regulation model used in the
movie industry has imposed many of the same restrictions as governmental
regulation of broadcasting.

5. Responsibility as an Issue in Internet Communication: Reading Flames as
     by James A. Inman and Ralph R. Inman
This article is a detailed discussion of flaming and the potential tort

6. International Licensing of Intellectual Property: The Promise and the Peril
    by Nickolas S. Gikkas
Mr. Gikkas examines the ramifications of releasing intellectual property
into a global economy.  In this paper, the difficulties faced by American
corporations when foreign nations do not enforce their intellectual
property laws are examined.

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