The Homegrown Player Rules in the MLS

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The successful reception of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States led to the creation of Major League Soccer (“MLS”) in 1996.

In April 2003, the MLS Players Union (renamed the MLS Players Association in 2017) was recognized as the exclusive collective bargaining representative of–and the first labor organization formed by–all […]

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Why Data Portability Promotes Competition

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When 51 leading CEOs recently sent a letter to Congressional leaders to urge the adoption of a national consumer data privacy law, they indicated that one reason for its enactment would be to “enable continued innovation and growth in the data economy.” Now, a focused bipartisan Senate bill has emerged that promises to support greater […]

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A Hot Rod or Just a Fraud?

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Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Bucattis, oh my!

The style and status of supercars seem attainable to many only in the latest hit song. However, social media and hobbyist-friendly manufacturing technology have made modern kit cars more attainable. Kit cars (a.k.a. replica cars) are imitations of supercars, typically selling for at least half the price of […]

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Two recent Supreme Court cases abrogated § 2(a) of the Lanham Act, which prohibited the registration of trademarks that were disparaging, immoral, or scandalous. While the Supreme Court justified the death of § 2(a) on the grounds of free speech, it has also opened up a new problem for Native American communities. § 2(a) was […]

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Melissa Jefferson–the budding, body-positive, female singer and rapper assuming the stage name Lizzo–has skyrocketed in popularity in 2019. Her song “Truth Hurts” has just marked its seventh week at the top of Billboard’s charts, tying Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” for the longest reigning #1 hit by a female rapper. However, intellectual property claims made to […]

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Most people think of video games as being a complex, challenging, and creative source of entertainment that has become a major part of the entertainment industry over the past decade. However, this growth, which has led to major breakthroughs in video game technology, has brought with it the unforeseen evil of loot boxes.

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We have all experienced targeted advertising, whether it’s Amazon ads for that new toaster you need or airline ads for flights to that vacation spot you have been eyeing. Companies advertise this way by collecting data about our shopping habits and suggesting products similar to what we have bought before. However, all of this is […]

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Huge leaps in technology within the last decade have brought a once far-fetched idea to the forefront – the prospect of a driverless vehicle. Although some companies claim the technology is already here, economic pressures and city-specific obstacles have steered the focus of this new innovation away from personal vehicles and towards freight […]

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