Friday, January 16, 2015

The Silk Road and Search and Seizure

Professor Ric Simmons recently posted on his new blog about Fourth Amendment issues related to the Silk Road. The Silk Road is part of the dark web/deep web/dark Internet---that part of the Internet that isn’t searched by Google. Though many used the Silk Road purely to avoid prying eyes, others use it to conduct illegal transactions without prying eyes. The person who ran the site, Ross Ulbricht, is currently on trial, and one of the pre-trial issues, which Professor Simmons addresses, is whether an illegal hack is an illegal search. For more information, check out Professor Simmons's blog Search and Seizure, "exploring the reach and the limits of the Fourth Amendment in the modern world."