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Do you own your virtual property?

On November 3, 2018 By erpeterson

In 2005, Chinese gamer Qiu Chengwei was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his competitor Zhu Caoyuan. A dispute arose between the two over a virtual sword used in the online video game Legend of Mir 3. After investing significant time and resources to obtain the virtual sword, Qiu lent it to Zhu. [...]

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Notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, the former hedge fund manager who infamously raised the price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, is currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud. His sentencing also included a Continue Reading

Are Inclusion Riders Legal?

On September 30, 2018 By jlgordon

On March 4, 2018, actress Frances McDorman ended her Best Actress speech at the Oscars with the words “inclusion rider.” This term was coined by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, an associate professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, in a Hollywood Reporter op-ed in 2014. An inclusion rider is a [...]

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As the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to a close, the discussion around one of the most polarizing roundtables continues to gather steam. In a discussion coordinated by the International Game Developers Association the pros and cons of unionization were tensely debated. Although the video game industry is estimated to be $36 billion, the [...]

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The #MeToo movement of 2017 suddenly thrust sexual harassment—an underlying and harmful workplace norm—into the spotlight. Over the past few months, a wide range of employers and industries have come under fire for overlooking sexual harassment.

The fact that sexual harassment represents an especially pervasive problem in the fashion industry should come as a surprise [...]

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On August 18, 2014, Taylor Swift dropped her pop hit “Shake It Off,” the first single off of her fifth full-length album, 1989. Despite her lyrics telling listeners who do not classify themselves as “Swifties” that she would “shake it off,” the haters still hate, hate, hated her new single. But some did more than [...]

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Ezekiel Elliott and NFL Arbitration Appeal

On September 22, 2017 By jpdorris

As many fans and fantasy football GMs know, the NFL commonly suspends players for off the field misconduct. Players may challenge their suspensions through the NFL’s arbitration process. Some players, such as Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliott, will appeal the arbitrator’s decision in court. While this process can leave some with their hopes deflated, Elliot’s [...]

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Have you ever thought about who owns the copyright to a tattoo? Not many people have, but it is a current topic that needs to be settled by the courts. Currently, the video game company Take-Two is being sued for copyright infringement in regards to its NBA 2k games. Solid Oak Sketches claims to [...]

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Brexit and the Future of UK Sports

On November 22, 2016 By rjohnson

The United Kingdom joined the European Union’s predecessor—the European Economic Community—in 1973. Since then, the EU has become the largest market in the world. A cornerstone of the EU is the development of a Single Market that allows people, goods, services, and capital to move freely within its borders. The Treaty on the Functioning [...]

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Should Disney Just Let It Go?

On October 24, 2016 By jrowan

In 2014, a lawsuit was filed that alleged several of the largest animation companies in the United States had conspired with each other to create anti-poaching policies. These policies prevented each company from pursuing employees currently working at another company, thus suppressing wages and salaries. This behavior echoed that investigated by the Department of [...]

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