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Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal Now Available for Digital Readers

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Newark, NJ, April 17, 2014 – The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal staff, led by editor-in-chief Angela Yu ’15 and managing editors Jeffrey Hinkeldey ’14 and Kenneth Louis ’14, was determined to have the Journal become the first of the accredited publications at Rutgers School of Law–Newark to be offered in e-book format. The challenge was to identify a publisher that could meet the Journal’s pricing and quality standards.

In her third year of a dual degree JD/MBA program, Yu brought her interest in business as well as in technology and the law to the project. With the dedication of the Comp Tech editorial staff, the Journal is the first school organization to enter the electronic journalism industry.

Beginning with Volume 40.1, published April 5, 2014, the journal is now available on the Comp Tech website for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones and computers. The electronic publication includes ideal formatting features such as active contents, linked notes, and active URLs. Volume 40.1 can be downloaded for free; it also is available for purchase electronically for only 99 cents on Amazon and iBooks.

“Our goal for the first two issues, 40.1 and 40.2 (forthcoming), is to obtain and build a subscriber base for the e-book,” says Yu. “With a large digital subscriber base, the Journal will be able to more easily transition from paper to digital, as paper subscriptions of academic journals across the industry decrease. Moreover, a large subscriber base ensures that our Journal’s work is far reaching and supported.”

The Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal publishes articles by legal academics and practitioners and professionals in the technology field as well as contributions from Rutgers–Newark Law students. Articles and notes in the current issue include:

  • “A Technological Trifecta: Using Videos, Playlists, and Facebook in Law School Classes to Reach Today’s Students,” by Dionne Anthon, Anna Hemingway & Amanda Smith
  • “From the School Yard to Cyberspace: A Review of Bullying Liability,” by Elizabeth M. Jaffe
  • “Building the Ethical Cyber Commander and the Law of Armed Conflict,” by Jody M. Prescott
  • “The 140-Character Campaign: Regulating Social Media Usage in Campaign Advertising,” by Jeffrey P. Hinkeldey
  • “Computerized IEP Generators: The Promise and the Peril,” by David Ulric

Founded in 1969, the student-run Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal is the oldest computer law periodical in the academic world.