Policing Online Pharmacies: Bioterrorism Meets the War on Drugs

By: Mark Sweet In light of the recent terrorists attacks and the increasing threat of bioterrorism, many U.S. citizens have turned to the Internet in an attempt to gather the supplies needed to protect them and their loved ones. Central to the effort is the increased purchasing of prescription drugs over the Internet. This iBrief explores the benefits and risks to consumers from buying drugs online, and examines recent initiatives to police the online pharmacy industry. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0041

Cybernetic Implications for the U.C.C.

By: Stephen Dirksen & Kyle Grimshaw In the following iBrief, the authors assess the impact of recent a recent decision from the 9th Circuit assessing whether the patent system’s filing mechanism preempts the U.C.C. Article 9 requirement that creditors perfect their security interests in patents offered as collateral by their debtors. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0040

MusicNet & PressPlay: To Trust or Antitrust?

By: Kelly Donohue Efforts by leading record labels to fill the void they created by shutting down Napster led several to develop their own subscription online music service. The author of the following iBrief assesses the viability of those services in light of a Justice Department antitrust investigation into the practices of the labels in allegedly quashing smaller distributors and colluding to stifle competition, and considers the ramifications of an antitrust suit for both the major labels and their competitors. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2001 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0039