Moving Into The Mainstream: Esport’s Overwatch League Mandates Player Contracts

Source: Wikimedia Commons Marco Verch By Stephen Keegan This fall, players from across the globe will gather in California to compete in the newest World Cup: Blizzard’s unique, team-based video game, Overwatch. With a global appeal to rival European Football, and prize pools pushing into the multiple millions[1], esports are certainly more than just a […]

You Can’t Sue Someone for Satire, Bob.

By Stephanie Leacock Someone finally sued John Oliver, host of Home Box Office’s (“HBO”) weekly satirical news program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Last Week Tonight), for one of his biting monologues.[1]  Robert Murray, owner of multiple coal companies, filed a complaint in Marshall County Coal Co. v. John Oliver in the Circuit Court […]

More Than Cosmetic: Third Circuit Reverses Dismissal of CEPA Claim Against L’Oréal

By Erica Hughes On July 25, 2017, the Third Circuit held that terminating an employee for refusing to violate Rules of Professional Conduct can serve as a basis for a claim under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”).[1]  Steven Trzaska, a former attorney at L’Oréal USA, Inc., sued the company pursuant to the […]

The Battle for your iPhone’s Innards

Photo of Qualcomm ad taken by Theodore Sotland at the DuPont Circle Metro Station. By Theodore Sotland If you have ridden the Metro in Washington D.C. recently, there is a high chance that you have seen advertisements for Qualcomm, Inc. they bear down for a legal battle with Apple that will have far reaching implications in […]

FruitFly: The Malware That Should Convince Everyone to Cover Their Cameras and Corporations to Stop Covering Their Backs

Image Source: Portal Gda [https://flic.kr/p/WyiQEH] By Lucy Kelly Ransomware attacks have made headlines across the globe in recent months.[1]  While many of the biggest cyber-attacks make the news, a majority of attacks do not, or are broadcast to only a small subset of Americans.[2]  Currently, there is a patchwork of state and federal laws and […]

It Will be A Victory, but for Whom? The Battle Against Net Neutrality

By Dalisha Sturdivant The Trump administration has driven the crowd wild once again with its latest policy stance on net neutrality.[1] However, whether the noise being heard is tears of joy – or shrieks of agony – depends on what side of the issue you rest on.[2] On one side of the issue are the […]

Risky Business: A Closer Look at the May 2017 Cybersecurity Executive Order & Its Effects on Business

By Pritika Ramesh On May 11, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure[1] (“EO”). In the wake of recent cyber-attacks, such as WannaCry[2], cybersecurity vulnerability and risk management is essential to data security and privacy across the world.[3] The new EO is a step in […]

In Their Battle Over User Content, Law Enforcement Gains an Edge Over Technology Companies

By: Alexandra Foster On April 4, social media pioneer Facebook learned it does not have as much control over its users as it may have thought. In 381 Search Warrants Directed to Facebook, Inc. v. New York County District Attorney’s Office[2], the New York Court of Appeals upheld a search warrant for content of hundreds […]