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Whitepaper: Will Wi-Fi Make Your Private Network Public?: Wardriving, Criminal and Civil Liability, and the Security Risks of Wireless Networks

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Wireless networking is growing in popularity because it is often cheaper and more convenient than other computer networking systems. Locating insecure wireless networks and advertising their locations is an activity known as ""Wardriving."" Exploiting the vulnerability of a wireless network to hack into the computer system or to monitor the wireless transmissions can give rise to liability under federal felony and misdemeanor statutes, as well as federal civil liability and liability under state law private causes of action.


Whitepaper: When Small Technology Is a Big Deal: Legal Issues Arising From Business Use of RFID

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Radio Frequency IDentification (""RFID"") is a wireless tracking technology. Goods fitted with radio tags can communicate with computers via radio waves, revolutionizing methods to locate and catalogue goods at every stage of the supply line. This paper examines current legal trends that impact business use of RFID including contractual considerations to properly allocate risks attendant with implementation of RFID, FCC regulation of RFID, and consumer privacy concerns.


Whitepaper: The SPY ACT: Ditching Damages as an Element of Liability for On-Line Conduct Between Private Parties?

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

The question of how to stymie the explosion of spy ware on computers has been a recurring topic of debate in Congress and in the technology industry. With the passage of the SPY ACT (H.R. 29) a high probability, this paper highlights its prohibitions, with particular emphasis on how they change current legal regimes. Most federal computer statutes - insofar as they address actions victimizing private citizens - require damage to the computer. In addition, one of the elements of common law trespass to chattel is damage.


Whitepaper: The Launching of Mozilla Firefox - A Case Study in Community-Led Marketing

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Mozilla Firefox is a Free/Libre/Open Source (FLOSS) browser supported by the Mozilla Foundation. This browser was recently released and has met with considerable success. It has been downloaded more than 20 million times and has already taken considerable market share from its prime competitor-Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. This paper published by Mozilla describes the efforts of 63000 volunteers that led to a community successfully competing with a powerful corporation. In this paper, the author also discusses the marketing of one open source product by a volunteer community- a topic that has hitherto gone unexplored.


Whitepaper: Sustaining Cooperation in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Multi-hop wireless networks are vulnerable to free-riders because they require nodes to forward packets for each other. Deployed routing protocols ignore this issue, assuming that external factors will discourage free-riding, while proposed solutions incorporate cumbersome mechanisms with the intent of making free-riding impossible. Here one gets to know about Catch which is a protocol that falls between these extremes. It is argued that it achieves nearly the low mechanism requirements of the first extreme while imposing nearly as effective barriers to free-riding as the second.


Whitepaper: Service-Oriented Software Reengineering: SoSR

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) has emerged as a software development paradigm that enables the design of software systems as a set of services, i.e. Software as a Service (SAAS). The paper published by University of Washington describes about Service-Oriented Software Reengineering: SoSR. The purpose of this paper is to propose a Service-Oriented Software Reengineering (SoSR) methodology that can be applied to a legacy software system so that it can be reengineered into a service-oriented software system(s) by using Service-Oriented Computing (SOC).


Whitepaper: Riding the Wave on Ship Container Seal and Tracking Systems

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

There are three aspects to an ideal shipping container security system: seals, tracking devices, and sensors. Currently, physical seals and tracking devices are the only two aspects utilized in the shipping industry. The tracking systems currently in place vary from paper manifests to an integration of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) which enables stakeholders to know the exact location of a container which is within the line of sight of the sensors. When on a ship, the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) provides location updates.


Whitepaper: Pop Goes the Trademark?: Competitive Advertising on the Internet

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

Online advertising often peppers Internet users, either as pop-up ads, or when a search engine displays their search results. The rights and obligations of online advertisers are uncertain in light of recent technological developments. There is not yet a consensus regarding the application of existing advertising law doctrines to the use of trademarks to trigger search result ads or ""Pop-up"" ads on the Internet. However, the developing majority position will allow trademark-triggered ads that properly identify their source, and whose content is not confusing to consumers.


Whitepaper: Mentoring: How to Obtain the Mentoring You Need

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

This paper describes how to obtain the mentoring student need, along with its companion version for faculty, how to mentor graduate students, reflects the University of Washington Graduate School’s recognition and support of the pivotal role mentoring plays in graduate education. The purpose of this paper is to help UW graduate students and faculty understand the building blocks of good mentoring and pursue a common road map for excellence in academic and professional development.


Whitepaper: MBA Employer Guide

by University of WashingtonJan 01, 2008

University of Washington MBA students stand out from other MBA students and from each other. They strive for personal excellence but are strongly committed to collaboration in the classroom and on the job. This white paper from University of Washington is MBA Career Services, which helps one connect with these exceptional students, and vice-versa. Whether one is seeking to fill a full-time position, are searching for assistance on a project, or want to hire a summer intern, they can get help from MBA Career Services.