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Avatar, Inception, and Treatment of PTSD

On October 26, 2011 By

The U.S. Army is attempting to harness some of the innovative technology and creative thinking that gave us Hollywood blockbusters Avatar and Inception to help veterans combat nightmares associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 52% of veterans with PTSD report having frequent nightmares, compared with […]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law is pleased to present three more abstracts from its most recent issue, which was released in May of 2009. The first three abstracts can be found here. Below are the summaries for Patenting Games: Baker v. Selden Revisited, by Shubha Ghosh; Law and the Emotive Avatar, […]

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The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law recently released its latest issue containing 11 articles on virtual worlds and user-generated content. Below are the abstracts from three of those articles: A First Amendment of Second Life: What Virtual Worlds Mean for the Law of Video Games, by Marc Jonathan Blitz; The Magic […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals […]

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Fantasy Crime: The Role of Criminal Law in Virtual Worlds

On December 13, 2008 By

Beware Second Lifers! Virtual crime has become a reality and, as these incidents make headlines, legal scholars are trying to figure out how to handle these new, sometimes perplexing issues. Although virtual crime is certainly less common than real world crime, its implications, both from a philosophical and legal standpoint, are great. Should criminal […]

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Intellectual Property’s VIP: You?

On August 27, 2008 By

Managing Intellectual Property, a global magazine not just for lawyers but for large businesses and other intellectual property owners, recently released its annual list of the most influential people in the world of IP. The top ten include names like Francis Gurry, the deputy director of WIPO, and Chief Judge Paul Michael of […]

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