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The Program in Law and Technology at the University of Dayton School of Law hosted a Scholarly Symposium on "The Constitutionality of Protecting Factual Compilations" on October 4-5, 2002, in Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by Lexis-Nexis, Reed-Elsevier, Thomson-West, the Software & Information Industry Associations, and eBay, the Symposium provided a forum in which law professors, practicing attorneys, and law students could interact with business and technology professionals. These diverse parties engaged in spirited and insightful analysis and discussion of constitutional law issues associated with application of federal and state law to protect ownership of databases and other forms of factual compilations.


Jeffrey H. Matsuura is Professor of Law and Director, Program 'in Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law.


Due to an editorial error, "Foreword" was misspelled as "Forward" in the printed issue.

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