By: Amelia Wong and Ashli Weiss* On March 19, 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided that the “first sale” doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work made abroad in its Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons Inc. opinion. This holding allows a person to buy authentic luxury goods made abroad and ship them [...]
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By: Deborah Goldman You may have cut the cord with mommy, but the broadcasters are still holding on tight to wired technology. The latest cord-cutting television streaming service provider, Aereo, just defeated network broadcasters’ (including over-the-air networks ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and Fox) preliminary injunction motion in the compiled Second Circuit case WNET v. Aereo.
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By: Kameron Hillstrom To protect and serve – and apparently violate the law. New York may want to consider adding the latter portion to its police force motto, as every officer in the state is currently in violation of the state’s new gun control statute. New York hastily passed through the NY SAFE Act in [...]
By: Elaine Ding For the first time in over forty years, the majority of Americans are now in favor of legalizing marijuana (according to a poll conducted by Pew Research Center – released on April 4, 2013). While support for marijuana legalization has slowly and steadily increased over the past twenty some odd years, the [...]
By Briana Cartwright The United States Senate will soon vote on new gun control legislation but the gun control bill may not pass because of a divided Congress. In preparation for this event, President Obama, Vice President Biden, and first lady Michelle Obama will try to develop support for the gun package. This package includes [...]