Let’s Enjoy Fantasy Football…While We Can

On August 19, 2015 By Alneada Biggers

The onset of the NFL preseason means two very important things: (1) the 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us; and (2) football fans around the country are preparing for the fantasy football draft in hopes that their gridiron god prospects don’t turn out to be false prophets. With daily fantasy football goliaths such as [...]

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Guest Post: Tweeting Away Patient Privacy

On August 13, 2015 By Edmund Semmes

In July, HIPAA made sports headlines and even trended on Twitter when New York Giants’ defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul, sought treatment at a Miami hospital after wounding his hand while handling fireworks. This became common knowledge after ESPN reporter Adam Schefter tweeted a photo taken of Paul’s medical record with a caption stating that [...]

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Naturally Occurring or Mind-made?

On August 12, 2015 By Edmund Semmes

What’s the difference between the manifestation of an idea and the creative expression of the idea?  About 80 years of legal protection, according to Home Legend LLC, a recent petitioner to the Supreme Court.  Home Legend filed for certiorari on July 24, seeking review of an Eleventh Circuit decision that granted copyright protection to [...]

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Beijing won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics last week, but since then, “The Snow and Ice Dance,” one of the 9 official songs Bejing used for its campaign, has been questioned for plagiarism. Some Internet users and media believed that the song is substantially similar to “Let It Go” [...]

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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical procedure that has received FDA approval as a treatment for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The procedure involves an implanted pulse generator (IPG) connected by a thin steel wire to a lead with multiple cylindrical band electrode contacts at the distal end. The electrodes contact [...]

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No Pardon for Snowden

On August 3, 2015 By Allison Laubach

On July 28, 2015, the White House responded to a petition requesting a pardon for Edward Snowden. The petition, created over two years ago, was submitted through the government platform We the People, which requires the White House to respond to any petition that receives 100,000 signatures within 30 days of its publication.  It easily [...]

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The Seventh Circuit recently held that a class of plaintiffs had standing to sue for the risk of injury caused by the exposure of 350,000 customers’ credit card information to malware by Neiman Marcus in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group, LLC. The court distinguished Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l USA, 133 S.Ct. 1138, 1147 [...]

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With the prevalence of over-sharing on social media, it is inevitable that some would find posts crude or offensive.   While most will simply ignore or block those posts they find offensive, recently a new social media platform in Brazil has taken advantage of large swaths of individuals who find the content on Facebook to be [...]

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