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6 Coronavirus Myths, Debunked

By On March 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

As the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) spreads into cities and towns around the globe, Americans remain unclear about its potential severity and what we, as a collective, should do in preparation for its effects on the global economy and public health. There is typically a relationship between the contagiousness of a disease and its lethality. COVID-19 […]

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Coronavirus, Free Speech, and the (Mis)Information Age of Social Media

By On March 24, 2020 · Updated March 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

Given our right to free speech in the United States, most of us are uncomfortable—and perhaps enraged—at the idea of social media sites restricting the expression of our ideas and opinions. Although speech often has real-world implications, are there times when we should be more concerned about the sharing of potentially false or misleading speech? […]

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The Future of Player Compensation: NCAA’s Latest NIL Rule Changes

By On March 24, 2020 · Updated March 27, 2020 · Leave a Comment

After numerous state legislative actions and courtroom battles that challenged the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s amateurism rules, the organization has begun to take steps to allow the compensation of student athletes. On October 29, 2019, the NCAA announced that its Board of Governors voted to allow student-athletes to benefit from the use of […]

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This post discusses the emergence of shareholder activism among large, publicly traded technology companies, especially the effect that activism and its regulation can have on corporate policy beyond financial results. The most recent activist campaign was against Twitter, which recently settled with Elliot Management, an activist hedge fund. In the process, Elliot Management nominated […]

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Due to the unexpected and profound impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please expect delays in receiving print copies of Volume 22 of JETLaw.

The full-time students who staff the journal, Faye Johnson (the program coordinator), the journal’s printer (Joe Christensen, Inc.), and the contributors to our journal are currently working very hard to ensure that […]

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In a period of twenty-four hours, the American sports landscape experienced something never before seen in history: a complete shutdown. Due to the unexpected and unprecedented spread of COVID-19, sports franchises began mass-cancelling games and tournaments. By the end of the day on March 12th, every sporting event in the United States had been […]

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Over the last decade, major direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, like 23andMe and Ancestry, have fashioned themselves into monolithic “banks” of genetic information. These firms subsequently adopted business models that prioritized the sale of consumer genetic data to third parties—namely, academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies. Take, for example, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a pharmaceutical company that […]

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Are memes going to be the newest battleground for copyright litigation? Recent events may indicate that copyright infringement suits over the use of memes are on the rise.

On January 27, 2020, Laney Griner, the mother of the “Success Kid” Sam Griner, filed a cease and desist letter seeking to prevent […]

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