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Copyright Pirates: The Abrogation of State Sovereignty

By Staff on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By Christian Karpinski & Emily Mosnick , J.D. Candidates 2021 Copyright law provides avenues of protection for authors and creators to sue parties that have pirated their works. But does Copyright law allow a creator to seek redress from all parties; let’s say…a state? Until recently, there existed uncertainty as to whether a right holder…

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Unbreakable First Amendment: SCOTUS Says No to the Disparagement Clause

By Gina Chereck, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Season 3 of the Netflix series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” features a story arc about the Native American socialite, Jacqueline Voorhees, taking down the Washington Redskins.[1]  In the series, Voorhees and her boyfriend (a fictional Snyder) devise a plan to get the Redskins organization to change its name.[2]  While the series’ writers, the U.S. Patent and…

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Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: A Likelihood of Confusion?

By Kaylee Willis, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

The overwhelming popularity of movies and TV series revolving around dystopian societies with post-apocalyptic chaos is hard to miss these days.[1]  With hit television shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead, and old-school revivals like Independence Day: Resurgence (sequel with 20 years of lag time from the 1996 original), Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel The…

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The Future of American Intellectual Property: How Justice Gorsuch Could Impact the Future of Intellectual Property

By Elise Ruff, J.D. Candidate 2018 on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The newest addition to the Supreme Court bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch, has now sat on the bench for a little over a month. At 49 years old, Justice Gorsuch is the youngest Justice on the bench. This ultimately means Justice Gorsuch has a potentially long Supreme Court career ahead of him. Deemed the most logical…

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Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity Deadline 2/13/17

By Staff on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

CALL FOR SUMMER 2017 INTERNS: THE CYBERLAW CLINIC AT THE BERKMAN KLEIN CENTER FOR INTERNET & SOCIETY The Cyberlaw Clinic provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to individuals, start-ups, non-profit organizations, and government entities. Every summer, clinic interns contribute to a wide range of real-world projects related to the Internet and technology. Interns may help the…

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