Connecticut Law Review Volume 44 - Issue 2

The Nature and Nurture of Violence: Early Intervention Services for the Families of Maoa-Low Children as a means to Reduce Violent Crime and the Costs of Violent Crime

In 1993, scientist Hans Brunner discovered that several male members of a large Dutch family who exhibited behaviors such as impulsive aggression, arson, and attempted rape possessed a mutant copy of the MAOA gene, the gene that codes for the production of the enzyme monoamine oxidase A (“MAOA”). Brunner and his colleagues demonstrated that carrier [...]

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The Growing Consumer Exposure to Nanotechnology in Everyday Products: Regulating Innovative Technologies in Light of Lessons from the Past

Nanoparticles are very small particles that are engineered using innovative technologies to be one to one hundred nanometers in size. Just how small is small? In comparison, a human hair is 80,000 nanometers wide. There are currently hundreds of unregulated and unlabeled consumer products on the market that contain engineered nanotech particles, with more on [...]

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Remix Without Romance

A dominant argument in intellectual property scholarship asserts that technologies such as digital copying empower individuals to participate in the making of culture. Such participation involves individuals appropriating cultural material, “remixing” it with other elements, and “recoding” it by assigning it alternative meanings. By enabling more people to participate in culture, remixing and recoding supposedly [...]

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Inventing Norms

Patent law strives to promote the progress of technology by encouraging invention. Traditionally, scholars contend that patent law achieves this goal by creating financial incentives to invent in the form of exclusive rights to new technology. This traditional view of invention, however, fails to recognize that inventors are motivated by more than money. Like most [...]

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A Right Is Born: Celebrity, Property, and Postmodern Lawmaking

This Article challenges the standard account of the creation of the right of publicity. In legal literature, the prevailing narrative is of the right of publicity being intimately linked to the commodification of celebrity. Ultimately, however, there may be more to the story of the right of publicity than the decision to protect something of [...]

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