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Jan
12

In August 2014, Taylor Swift released her hit song “Shake It Off,” which has now been viewed on YouTube more than three billion times. However, although this song would go on to break records and garner critical acclaim, it also subjected Swift to a potential trial. In 2017, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed

Jan
10

Amid the current “real” housing market, investors all over the metaverse are grappling to get a piece of virtual real estate. What is this virtual real estate, and what makes it different from “real” real estate? In online games that are part of the metaverse, games like Decentraland and Sandbox, players can buy NFTs to

Jan
06

Copyrights are broad forms of intellectual property that are given legal protection once the author transforms the work into a “tangible form of expression.” Hence, books, photos, songs, movies, artwork, and other types of expression are subject to copyright protection. With the existence of platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, it is increasingly easy for

Nov
21

Twitter Inc. is appealing to the Ninth Circuit hoping to overturn the District Court’s decision to allow a claim against the social media platform that it benefited from sex trafficking of minors, violating federal sex trafficking laws. The plaintiffs in the case, John Doe No.1 and John Doe No. 2, allege that they were recruited

Nov
17

Privacy law might be about to enter a new age as 23andMe begins to implement its next stage of business. 23andMe hopes to expand their business, from genetically mapping ancestral heritage and locating predisposed genetic conditions, into a pharmaceutical company that crafts medicines from the insights gained from the statistical data of millions of genetic

Nov
14

Mark Zuckerberg announced in a video featured at the Facebook Connect 2021 augmented and virtual reality conference at the end of October that Facebook’s parent company, Facebook, Inc., would be changing its name to Meta Platforms, Inc.  The video contained an explanation and demonstration of Zuckerberg and Meta’s ambitions for the “metaverse.”  It also featured

Oct
28

Today, more than ever, robotexts—spam texts sent automatically in an attempt to gain information—have plagued cellphones. It seems like I can’t go a day without receiving a text about my “vehicle’s extended warranty” or paying a medical bill for a treatment I never received. I know I am not alone struggling with receiving unwanted an

Oct
24

Using New York’s Martin Act, a blue-sky law, New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, ordered two leading crypto platforms to cease their activities within the state. The Attorney General’s announcement indicates that the platforms received an advanced warning that they must register with the Office of the Attorney General but did not comply. In addition

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