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Yeh, Brian T.

Works: 61 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 1,539 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Brian T Yeh
Intellectual property rights violations : federal civil remedies and criminal penalties related to copyrights, trademarks, and patents by Brian T Yeh( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General overview of U.S. copyright law by Brian T Yeh( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of recent U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence in patent law by Brian T Yeh( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copyright restoration and the Supreme Court's Golan v. Holder decision( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marijuana legalization : state initiatives, implications, and issues( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug across the world, including in the United States. The federal government prohibits the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, and possession of marijuana. Over the last few decades, some states have deviated from an across-the-board prohibition of marijuana. Evolving state-level positions on marijuana include decriminalization initiatives, legal exceptions for medical use, and legalization of certain quantities for recreational use. These latest moves have spurred a number of questions regarding their potential implications for related federal law enforcement activities and for the nation's drug policies on the whole. Among these questions is whether or to what extent state initiatives to decriminalize, or even legalize, the use of marijuana conflict with federal law. This book provides a background on federal marijuana policy as well as an overview of state trends with respect to marijuana decriminalization and legalization--for both medical and recreational uses. It then analyzes relevant issues for U.S. federal law enforcement as well as for the criminal organizations involved in producing, distributing, and profiting from the black market sale of marijuana. The book also outlines a number of related policy questions that Congress may confront."--Publisher's website
USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199) : a brief look by Charles Doyle( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 9, 2005, House and Senate conferees reported out The USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3199). Among its other provisions, it makes permanent 14 of the 16 USA PATRIOT Act sections scheduled to expire at the end of the year. It provides for greater congressional and judicial oversight of section 215 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) business records orders and section 206 FISA roving wiretaps and calls for both sections to sunset at the end of 2012. It expands law enforcement wiretap authority to cover more than 20 federal crimes. It establishes judicial review and enforcement procedures for national security letters. It revises federal criminal provisions relating to seaport and maritime security. It reenforces federal money laundering and forfeiture authority particularly in connection with terrorist offenses. It intensifies federal regulation of foreign and domestic commerce in methamphetamine precursors. It foregoes all but technical modifications in federal capital punishment procedures. It makes organization adjustments in the Department of Justice and Secret Service
USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorization Amendments Act of 2006 (S. 2271) by Brian T Yeh( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, H.R. 3199, as reported by the conference committee, H. Rept. 109-333 (2005), and agreed to by the House on December 14, 2005, raises the concern of several members of the Senate regarding its protection of civil liberties. To provide the Senate with additional time to consider the conference bill, the 109th Congress enacted legislation delaying the sunset on certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act from December 31, 2005, to February 3, 2006 (P.L. 109-160), and then approved another extension of the sunset to March 10, 2006 (P.L. 109-170). On February 10, 2006, the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006, S. 2271, was introduced in the Senate. S. 22711 amends the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the five federal statutes providing national security letter (NSL) authority to federal intelligence investigators2 in the following manner: (1) it grants recipients of a Section 215 order the express right to petition a FISA judge to modify or quash the nondisclosure requirement that accompanies such an order; (2) it removes the requirement that recipients of Section 215 orders or recipients of NSLs must provide the FBI or the authorized government authority with the name of the attorney they consulted to obtain legal advice concerning the production order or the NSL; and (3) it clarifies that libraries, the services of which include offering patrons access to the Internet, are not subject to NSLs, unless they are functioning as electronic communication service providers. Portions of this report are drawn from CRS Report RL33239, USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Legal Analysis of the Conference Bill, and CRS Report RS22348, USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Brief Look
Safe harbor for service providers under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by Brian T Yeh( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998 in an effort to adapt copyright law to an evolving digital environment. The expansive legislation is divided into five titles, the second of which is the focus of this report. Title II of the DMCA amended chapter 5 of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 501 et seq., and created a new 512 to limit the liability of service providers for claims of copyright infringement relating to materials on-line. This "safe harbor" immunity is available only to parties that qualify as a "service provider" as defined by the DMCA, and only after the provider complies with certain eligibility requirements. In exchange for immunity from liability, the DMCA requires service providers to cooperate with copyright owners to address infringing activities conducted by the providers' customers. Subsection 512(h) obligates service providers to divulge to copyright owners the identity of a subscriber suspected of copyright infringement. The subsection provides a detailed procedure that a copyright owner must follow in order to obtain a subpoena from a federal court compelling the service provider to reveal the identity of the suspected infringing user. This report describes the safe harbor and subpoena provisions, along with the responsibilities and obligations of service providers under 17 U.S.C. 512. In addition to highlighting specific aspects of the statutory text, the report examines case law to date interpreting and applying the DMCA's safe harbors and subpoena procedure
USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199) : a side-by-side comparison of existing law, H.R. 3199 (Conference), and H.R. 3199 (Senate passed) by Brian T Yeh( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By virtue of Section 224 of the USA PATRIOT Act, P.L. 107-56 (2001), several of the act's amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, 50 U.S.C. 1801-1862, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2522, 2701-2712, 3121-3127, were scheduled to expire on December 31, 2005, 115 Stat. 295 (2001). S. 2167 postpones the expiration dates of those provisions and of Section 6001 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 ("lone wolf" amendment), 118 Stat. 3742 (2004), until February 3, 2006. The version of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005, H.R. 3199, which the Senate sent to conference, primarily addresses the provisions scheduled to expire and related matters such as the issuance of "national security letters" under 18 U.S.C. 2709. The version of H.R. 3199 upon which the conferees agreed represents a compromise between the Senate version and the version passed by the House. The conference bill also contains provisions, amended by the conferees in several instances, that originated in the House but that in some cases have been considered in the Senate under separate legislative proposals. These include sections relating to the death penalty, seaport security, combating terrorism financing, and methamphetamine abuse. No subsequent revision of this report is anticipated at this time. Related CRS reports include CRS Report RS22348, USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 3199): A Brief Look, by Brian T. Yeh and Charles Doyle
Influenza antiviral drugs and patent law issues by Brian T Yeh( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential for a worldwide influenza pandemic caused by bird flu has generated public interest in the availability and affordability of influenza antiviral medications such as the prescription drug Tamiflu. The possibility of a pandemic flu outbreak has contributed to a surge in orders for Tamiflu, as countries attempt to stockpile sufficient countermeasures. Initially, there was considerable concern that the owner of the exclusive right to manufacture the patented drug, the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, Inc., lacked the production capacity to meet the needs of these governments worldwide. In response to the heightened demand for the drug, as well as bowing to pressure from world leaders, politicians, and health officials, Roche boosted Tamiflu production in 2006 by signing agreements with more than 15 external contractors in 10 different countries to manufacture the drug. In addition, Roche has donated "rapid response" supplies of Tamiflu to the World Health Organization for establishing regional stockpiles to contain or slow the spread of a pandemic. This report identifies and analyzes the patent law aspects of the avian influenza drug situation. First, the report explains the role that patent rights play in affecting the availability of Tamiflu. Second, the report examines options for increasing the drug's production, including the possibility of governments abrogating Roche's patent rights by issuing compulsory licenses to other drug companies to manufacture generic versions of Tamiflu without Roche's consent. Such option is available to countries under the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) Agreement, a component of the treaties that created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995. The U.S. government's authority to declare compulsory licenses is Section 1498(a) of Title 28 of the U.S. Code. It is contended that such suspension of Roche's patent rights to Tamiflu are necessary to mass produce the drug to meet the enormous demand, but this proposition has been challenged. Other legal mechanisms to increase the supply of, and lower the price for, Tamiflu include voluntary licensing agreements with other pharmaceutical companies
Copyright protection of digital television : the broadcast video flag by Brian T Yeh( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2003, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a rule that required all digital devices capable of receiving digital television (DTV) broadcasts over the air, and sold after July 1, 2005, to incorporate technology that would recognize and abide by the broadcast video flag, a content-protection signal that broadcasters may choose to embed into a digital broadcast transmission as a way to prevent unauthorized redistribution of DTV content. However, in October 2004, the American Library Association and eight organizations representing a large number of libraries and consumers filed a lawsuit that challenged the power of the FCC to promulgate such a rule. In May 2005, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in American Library Association v. Federal Communications Commission that the FCC had exceeded the scope of its delegated authority in imposing the broadcast flag regime, and the court thus reversed and vacated the FCC's broadcast flag order. Parties holding a copyright interest in content transmitted through DTV broadcasts, in particular broadcasters and television program creators, remain concerned about the unauthorized distribution and reproduction of copyrighted DTV content and thus continue to advocate the adoption of a broadcast video flag. However, several consumer, educational, and technology groups raise objections to the broadcast flag because, in their view, it would place technological, financial, and regulatory burdens that may stifle innovation, limit the consumer's ability to use DTV broadcasts in accordance with the Copyright Act's "fair use" principles, and possibly frustrate the use of digital television content by educators and librarians in distance education programs. This report provides a brief explanation of the broadcast video flag and tis relationship to digital television and summarizes the American Library Association judicial opinion. The report also examines a legislative proposal introduced in the 109th Congress, the Digital Content Protection Act of 2006, which appeared as portions of two bills, S. 2686 and H.R. 5252 (as reported in the Senate), that would have expressly granted statutory authority to the FCC under the Communications Act of 1934 to promulgate regulations implementing a broadcast video flag system. Although not enacted, these bills represent approaches to authorizing the broadcast video flag system that may be of interest to the 110th Congress
Government access to phone calling activity and related records : legal authorities by Elizabeth B Bazan( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report for Congress: "This report will summarize statutory authorities regarding access by the Government, for either foreign intelligence or law enforcement purposes, to information related to telephone calling patterns or practices. Where pertinent, we will also discuss statutory prohibitions against accessing or disclosing such information, along with relevant exceptions to those prohibitions."
USA PATRIOT improvement and reauthorization act of 2005 a legal analysis by Brian T Yeh( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Several sections of the USA PATRIOT Act and one section of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 were originally scheduled to expire on December 31, 2005. In July 2005, both Houses approved USA PATRIOT reauthorization acts, H.R. 3199 and S. 1389, and the conference committee filed a report, H. Rept. 109-333. A separate bill, the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 (S. 2271), provided civil liberties safeguards not included in the conference report. Both H.R. 3199 and S. 2271 were signed into law (P.L. 109-177 and P.L. 109-178) by the President on March 9, 2006." p. 2
The Judgment Fund : history, administration, and common usage by Vivian S Chu( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Judgment Fund is a permanent, indefinite appropriation that was created by Congress in 1956 to pay judgments entered against the United States. Generally, the United States cannot be sued unless it has waived its sovereign immunity. Originally, such waivers were rare, so individual claims were assigned to congressional committees, which in turn appropriated funds to satisfy the judgments. Prior to the creation of the Judgment Fund, the number of claims grew rapidly, taking up an increasing amount of Congress's time and resources. Eventually, the Judgment Fund was created to reduce Congress's workload, so that individual appropriations were not needed for each award entered
Interagency contracting : an overview of federal procurement and appropriations law by Kate Manuel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an overview of the federal procurement and appropriations laws governing "Interagency contracting" is the term used to describe several procurement relationships between government agencies. The first is one of buyer and seller, where agency A directly purchases goods or services from agency B. Second is that of copurchasers, where agency A joins with agency B to contract for goods or services to obtain economies of scale or some other benefit. Third, agency A might hire agency B to negotiate and/or manage agency A's contracts in toto or in a specific area. Interagency contracting is a marked departure from the traditional model of government contracting, wherein agencies have their own contracts with vendors and rely upon the services of their own contracting officers in drafting and managing these contracts
Gonzales v. Oregon : physician-assisted suicide and the Controlled Substances Act by Brian T Yeh( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The State of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) is the first and only state law in the nation that legalizes physician-assisted suicide. The DWDA permits Oregon physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to mentally competent, terminally ill patients, who then may voluntarily elect to hasten their death. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), a federal law that regulates the legal and illicit manufacture, distribution, and possession of drugs, a physician may prescribe controlled substances to patients only for a "legitimate medical purpose." In 2001, then-U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft issued a memorandum in which he declared that physician-assisted suicide is not a "legitimate medical purpose" for prescribing federally controlled substances. The "Ashcroft Directive" means that any Oregon doctor who prescribes drugs pursuant to the DWDA would be in violation of the federal CSA, and risk losing his or her privilege to prescribe drugs and possibly face criminal prosecution. On November 7, 2001, the State of Oregon, an Oregon physician and pharmacist, and several terminally ill patients filed a lawsuit to prevent the enforcement of the Ashcroft Directive. A federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held the Directive invalid and unenforceable because Congress did not authorize the Attorney General to determine that physician-assisted suicide is not a legitimate medical purpose under the CSA. These courts determined that Congress did not intend for the CSA to override a state's traditional power to regulate the practice of medicine. Attorney General Ashcroft appealed the Ninth Circuit's decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Alberto Gonzales had replaced John Ashcroft as Attorney General by the time the Court agreed to review the case. On October 5, 2005, the Supreme Court heard the parties' oral argument. The Court in Gonzales v. Oregon is to decide whether the CSA authorizes the Attorney General to prohibit the distribution of federally controlled substances for purposes of facilitating an individual's suicide, regardless of Oregon's law authorizing such distribution
Intent standard for induced patent infringement : Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S.A. by Brian T Yeh( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Independent assessment of technology characterizations to support the Biomass Program annual state-of-technology assessments : April 2010 - October 2010 by Brian T Yeh( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses an investigation that addressed two thermochemical conversion pathways for the production of liquid fuels and addressed the steps to the process, the technology providers, a method for determining the state of technology and a tool to continuously assess the state of technology. This report summarizes the findings of the investigation as well as recommendations for improvements for future studies
Copyright protection for fashion design : a legal analysis of legislative proposals by Brian T Yeh( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion design does not currently receive explicit protection under U.S. copyright law. Limited avenues for protection of certain types of apparel designs can be found through trademark and patent law, though proponents of copyright protection for fashion design argue that these limited means are insufficient. The 111th Congress did not pass legislation that would have provided a three-year term of copyright protection for fashion designs, the Design Piracy Prohibition Act (H.R. 2196) and the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (S. 3728). This report analyzes these two legislative proposals. The 112th Congress may consider similar legislation regarding fashion design protection
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act : exemptions to the prohibition on circumvention by Kate Manuel( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in 1998, in part, to help copyright owners protect their exclusive rights against infringement facilitated by digital technologies, including the Internet. Section 1201 of the DMCA outlaws circumvention of any access control devices, such as password codes, encryption, and scrambling, that copyright owners may use to protect copyrighted works. The DMCA's prohibition on circumvention is not absolute, however. In addition to several statutory exceptions to the general anti-circumvention provision, the DMCA authorizes the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, to grant temporary exemptions in order to ensure that the public may use certain copyrighted works in non-infringing ways, including engaging in "fair use" of such works
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Assisted suicide Biomass conversion--Research Civil penalties Civil rights Clothing trade--Law and legislation Communications Act of 1934 (United States) Copyright Copyright, International Copyright and electronic data processing Copyright--Broadcasting rights Copyright--Computer files Copyright--Duration Copyright--Electronic information resources Copyright infringement--Prevention Copyright--Sound recordings Digital Millennium Copyright Act (United States) Digital television--Law and legislation Disclosure of information--Law and legislation Drug legalization Drug legalization--U.S. states Electronic surveillance--Law and legislation Euthanasia Fashion merchandising--Law and legislation Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (United States) Government liability Influenza vaccines Intellectual property Intellectual property infringement Intelligence service--Law and legislation Interagency coordination Internet service providers Letting of contracts--Government policy Marijuana--Law and legislation Marijuana--Law and legislation--U.S. states National security--Law and legislation Oregon Patent infringement Patent laws and legislation Privacy, Right of Public contracts Public domain (Copyright law) Research--Management Technology assessment--Methodology Telecommunications Act of 1996 (United States) Terrorism--Government policy Terrorism--Prevention Terrorism--Prevention--Government policy United States Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (United States) Video recordings--Fair use (Copyright)
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