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Effective Political Expression By Sports Organizations: A Cursory Analysis on the Reactions to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law House Bill 2

Effective Political Expression By Sports Organizations: A Cursory Analysis on the Reactions to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law House Bill 2 »

By: Tim Lauxman

Roughly $180 million.[1] That’s a (rough) estimate of economic loss from sporting events being canceled or moved from

Winning a Medal; the Only Way to get Paid for Play According to the NCAA

Winning a Medal; the Only Way to get Paid for Play According to the NCAA »

By: Alexa DuMity

 

Over 1,000 student-athletes competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016.[1] This included current and incoming student-athletes.

NCAA Faces Further Legal Trouble

NCAA Faces Further Legal Trouble »

By: Colette Phelps

August has not only brought the start of the long awaited college football season for the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Forensics Meets Music

Forensics Meets Music »

By: Amena Khestchin-Kamel

 

The Question

The question when it comes to plagiarism in the Music Industry is can judges and jurors really

Above Copyright Law: One of China’s Most Notorious Black Markets

Above Copyright Law: One of China’s Most Notorious Black Markets »

By: Nicole Metzgar-Schall 

The sale of illegal copies of DVDs is a global problem, especially in China, where legally purchased DVDs are virtually

Kesha’s Recording Contract and Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Kesha’s Recording Contract and Allegations of Sexual Abuse »

By: Anne McManus-Spitzer

Recording contracts have been at the center of multiple legal disputes between record labels and musicians.  Even music artist, Prince,

Stealing Jokes on Social Media

Stealing Jokes on Social Media »

By: Anthony Marino

Many social media users subscribe to one or more Instagram or Twitter accounts that are considered, “joke aggregate accounts.”  A

WSOP Main Event 2015: Professional Poker Players & Tax Liabilities

WSOP Main Event 2015: Professional Poker Players & Tax Liabilities »

The World Series of Poker (“WSOP”) Main Event has concluded for 2015. The biggest winner of the WSOP will not be Joe McKeehen, but rather the United States Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). McKeehen was awarded a life altering $7,683,346 dollars. From paper and simple glance, it seems the poker tournament has helped make the finalists into millionaires. Each of the finalists navigated through a grueling field of 6,420 participants, which included professional poker players, recreational players, and celebrities, although, the IRS will ultimately win the most money per tax liabilities. - Read more...

A-List Artists, Lawsuits, and Etsy Fan Art

A-List Artists, Lawsuits, and Etsy Fan Art »

Big name artists are cracking down on fan-made art. Recently, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Drake have expressed their disapproval of fan made art, which incorporates their song lyrics. Taylor Swift and Beyoncé sent cease and desist letters to other small product creators for using their name or lyrics. And, Drake posted a tweet expressing his disdain for Walgreens and Macy’s selling products with his lyric created acronym, “YOLO,” which stands for “you only live once.” - Read more...

Brown, Black and White: differing media treatment of Domestic Abusers

Brown, Black and White: differing media treatment of Domestic Abusers »

Since the domestic assault in 2009, Chris Brown has garnered much media scrutiny related to his every action. The media’s discussion about Brown has continually focused on publicly condemning him and creating a “culturally resonant villain” in the fight against domestic abuse. Many will disagree, but Brown’s case must be analyzed through a racial lens. - Read more...