Robot Congress

Robot Congress

Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as "Video Game Attorney," and co-hosts Austin Hoffman and Ali Rothman, take a hard look at how the law will react to the fast growth in technology. Will we need consent to sleep with a robot? Will our organs be government property? Come in and find out.

Episodes

November 12, 2020 36 mins

If you're caught on camera during a streamer's IRL stream on the street, do you have any control over that content? This week Ryan, Austin, and special guest Noah Downs talk about Privacy Rights and recording in public!

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Will FEMA help pay for your hurricane-destroyed home? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss disaster relief, hurricanes, and COVID-19!

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Is Space Force dead in the space-water before it even launches? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss what Netflix's trademark claim on Space Force actually means for the United States' space agency!

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Why have Twitch streamers been getting take-downs for background music? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali are joined by special guest Noah Downs to discuss the legalities and realities of streaming on Twitch!

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Who do you have to pay when you sing Happy Birthday in public? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about the strange ownership-journey of the world-famous Happy Birthday song!

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How did Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto help set legal history? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss privacy and publicity, Robotic Vanna White, Lindsay Lohan in GTA, and Selena Gomez's appearance in a random mobile game!

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Can you win millions by burning yourself with McDonalds coffee? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss what you don't know about the famous McDonald's Hot Coffee case!

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Does Disney own your Star Wars Tweets? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss the #MayThe4th Star Wars Twitter controversy!

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This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss AM General trying to sue Activision Blizzard for its use of the Humvee in the Call of Duty series! Hop in and join the battle between law and chaos!

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Should Uber drivers be contractors or employees? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss the pros and cons of California's AB5 law and whether this is the end of the disrupting apps as we know them!

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Would your marriage's validity stand up in court? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about Austin's Wedding and whether his internet-ordained minister had the power to marry the newlyweds!

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It's almost the New Year, 2019 is on its way out! This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about their hopes for 2020: Will we see advances in Roomba technology, toiletries, or WiFi? Plus, Austin predicts the best planets and movies of 2020!


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Have you ever created game of such beautiful artistry, a craft of such genius, so brilliant in design, that it went completely unappreciated by the masses? You probably needed a publisher!

This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali are joined by Sean McKenzie of Armor Games to discuss what a publisher does, and why they're so integral to the gaming business.

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December 12, 2019 38 mins

Louis Vuitton and League of Legends have teamed up to bring fashion to gaming and vice versa! This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about brand partnerships, what goes into such potent and influential agreements, and whether Austin can actually pull off a French accent.

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What is a trademark, and what does it mean when one is abandoned? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about the Skate 4 trademark debacle, and why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet!

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Will COPPA be the end of child-friendly content on YouTube? This week Ryan, Austin, Ali, and Special Guest Jonathan Katz assess the potential consequences of COPPA on YouTube!

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What does it take to break into the video game industry? Do you have the necessary experience to level up to a career in this Pac-Man-Eats-Ghost world of bytes and pixels? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali share their experience and wisdom!

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Would you put your dog's brain in a robot body? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the past and future of pets, and we even throw in some pet law for no extra charge!

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How has technology altered the way we maintain relationships? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali reminisce about how instant messaging, dial-up modems, and video chat changed everything. Plus, by popular demand, Austin rants about grocery stores.

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Is Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite's popularity? How did Apex launch with virtually no warning and no leaks? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the huge hit Apex Legends and its impact on the gaming world.

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