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This Just in: Breached! Why Data Security Law Fails and How to Improve It

Our lives involve a lot of access to digital information and with that also data breaches. Despite the passage of many data security laws, data breaches are increasing at a record pace. In Breached! Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog, argue that we focus too much on the breach itself. Using many stories about data breaches, Solove and Hartzog show how major breaches could have been prevented or mitigated through a different approach to data security rules. Current law is counterproductive they argue because it penalizes organizations that have suffered a breach but doesn’t address the many other actors that contribute to the problem: software companies that create vulnerable software, device companies that make insecure devices, government policymakers who write regulations that increase security risks, organizations that train people to engage in risky behaviors, and more.

Both Solove and Hartzog are experts in privacy and data security.  Solove has authored a number of books and textbooks on privacy and is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at George Washington University School of Law.  He also is the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training. Hartzog is a Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University School of Law and the College of Computer and Information Science. His research on privacy, media, and robotics has been published in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed publications.  He has also been published in many popular and news publications.

For additional information on cybersecurity, check out C|M|LAW’s CENTER FOR CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY PROTECTION.

This Just In: Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age

When first written into the Constitution, intellectual property protections were intended to help foster the progress of science and the useful arts by granting rights to authors and inventors. In Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age Jessica Silbey argues the constitutional mandate for intellectual property of progress and fundamental values, such as equality, privacy, and distributive justice, are increasingly challenged in today’s internet age.  Silbey examines the experiences of everyday creators and innovators navigating ownership, sharing, and sustainability within the internet ecosystem and current intellectual property laws via several intellectual property cases.

Jessica Silbey is a Professor of law at Boston University and has written numerous other books on intellectual property.

This Just In: Outer Space Law

Outer Space Law, edited by Yanal Abul Failat and Anél Ferreira-Snyman, is now in its second edition. The book is aimed at readers looking for a single title to understand the key issues relevant to space law, but also the practical application of those issues. The involvement of private actors has given rise to a number of new legal issues, including questions pertaining to liability, insurance, space debris, human rights and property rights in space. The second edition has updated all the existing chapters and several new chapters have been added including:

  • The regulation of satellite navigation systems and satellite constellations
  • The application of human rights in outer space settlements
  • The exploration and colonization of outer space
  • Planetary protection

If interested in the topic of Space Law, be sure to check out C|M|LAW’s Global Space Law Center website. Professor Mark Sundahl is the Director of C|M|LAW’s Space Law program. Also, don’t forget about C|M|LAW Library’s Space Law Research Guide.

This Just In: When Fracking Comes to Town

When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom edited by Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili traces the response of local communities to the shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) boom of the last few decades.   Communities have adapted their local rules and regulations to meet the novel challenges fracking poses to the environment. The book has essays from multidisciplinary perspectives from planners, legal scholars, political scientists, and economists.

One of the essays by a legal scholar is from C|M|LAW’s own Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson and is titled Local Jurisdictions and Variations in State Law in the Marcellus Shale Region.  The book is available in the law library’s new arrivals section for checkout and is currently displayed in the faculty publications display case.  Ask a library staff member for assistance if you wish to check the book out.

This Just In: How to Play the Game

Interested in Sports Law?  How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know , by Miami-based attorney and sports agent Darren Heitner, is a great source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.  Now in its second edition, How to Play the Game covers the laws that govern the sports industry, from contracts and negotiation to antitrust ,intellectual property, and labor law. It also discusses the role of players’ associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more.

The highlight to the reader will almost certainly be the real-life case studies involving big name professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author’s own experience as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries.

Finally, the appendix contains examples of legal documents including professional contracts with which any sports agent needs to be familiar.


Don’t forget about our Sports and Entertainment Law research guide.