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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Shareholder Activism in the Era of Big Tech

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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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There is a popular adage in the sporting world that says, “If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying.” The wit of this quip is overshadowed by the truth it underscores. From the Deflategate scandal that rocked the NFL and led to a four-game suspension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the litany […]

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Algorithms are deciding how our criminal justice system is being run and how the criminal justice system interacts with private citizens. Not only are algorithms being used in the United States to determine risk levels for private citizens, but they have disseminated around the world. Such a system is not one of justice […]

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