Symposium: Reflections on Computer Technology & the Law

A Functional Approach to Information Upon the Convergence of Communication and Information Processing


Roy N. Freed


VOL. XV • Fall 1996 • NO. 1 (table of contents)

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15 John Marshall J. of Comp. & Info. Law 3


The ways that a computer and the human brain process information are immensely similar. The legal issues that arise from similar information processors must be addressed. In addition to purporting the similarities between the computer as the information processor and the human mind as the information processor, attorneys need to stay current with developments in computer technology. New insights in the computer industry can shatter the current legal infrastructure used to solve today's computer law issues. Attorneys must constantly reexamine the rules that pertain to information as well. The practicing attorney should be aware that these new legal developments need not be left to the academics. Practicing attorneys can develop solutions to emerging problems as well.

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