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Last year, Atlanta Braves fans watched in horror as the St. Louis Cardinals benefitted from a controversial “infield fly” call in the National League Wild Card game which effectively ended the Braves’ eighth-inning comeback. The Cardinals went on to win 6-3, but their victory was largely overshadowed by the public [...]

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Led by actress Halle Berry, celebrity parents scored a major victory last week against tabloid photographers when California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that increases penalties for “harassment” of children due to their parents’ jobs. To drive home the message of the new legislation, the bill amended the current law’s definition of [...]

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Let’s Get It On: Robin Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye

On September 19, 2013 By John Lomascolo

For many people, the days of truly talented, original, creative, and charismatic musicians and artists are long gone. Many miss the quality of music from legends like Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Marley, and Frank Sinatra. For those who miss the iconic soul of Marvin Gaye, they may have been happy, or [...]

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Concussion Liability in Modern Sports: Beyond the NFL

On September 5, 2013 By Reed Nixon

During his playing career, Jim McMahon was celebrated both for his mischievous behavior and for his outstanding performances – most notably while quarterbacking the Chicago Bears to victory in the 1985 Super Bowl. More recently, however, McMahon may be less recognizable for his role in the Super Bowl Shuffle than for [...]

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Hacking the Legal Profession

On August 29, 2013 By Zac Parsons

Hackers are coming after the legal profession. Run! Hide! Or join them?

The term ‘hacker’ is being used in a growing numbers of circles, and not in reference to some sort of scene from a movie about a coder (or group of coders) accessing data without authorization. This new connotation of [...]

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Are the NCAA’s Days Numbered?

On July 12, 2013 By William Wojcik

While some people have declared the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) system of governing student-athletes corrupt and in dire need of reform, the chances real change would in the NCAA has seemed . . . unlikely. The rule is simple: student athletes cannot receive any compensation for their performances on the field. [...]

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Working for Free?

On July 10, 2013 By Emily Green

Following a landmark case that found Fox Searchlight’s unpaid interns were actually employees under the definitions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Laws (NYLL), Hollywood now faces many similarly situated “unpaid interns” headed to court for justice.

Most recently, two former interns who worked for MSNBC’s Saturday Night Live [...]

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For the past five years, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) has been discussing proposed exceptions to the copyright reproductions rights that would help the visually impaired and those with other print disabilities. The problem is obvious: there are millions of individuals across [...]

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A “black swan event” is one that comes as a surprise and has a significant effect.  An “intern” is often defined as a student or graduate undergoing some type of supervised training or work.  What is not included in the dictionary definition, however, is that they are–more often than not–unpaid. [...]

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Redefining the Birthday Suit

On June 20, 2013 By Caitlin Buckstaff

Ever wonder why restaurants sing their own versions of “Happy Birthday” or why you rarely see “Happy Birthday” sung by characters in a movie or TV series? The reason: they could be fined $150,000 for unauthorized use of the song . . . at least, that is what Warner Music Group [...]

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