When people speak of “the law,” the reality is that they are referring to a series of generally agreed upon principles that are to govern our conduct as a society. This is true whether one is referring to the relationship between individual citizens or that between the citizen and the government. Because they are “generally agreed upon,” these principles necessarily undergo evolution with the passage of time and the changes that a society will inevitably undergo as a result of economics, technology, or political developments. Nowhere is this more apparent than in that field of law that touches upon anything to do with engineering or technology in the modern day