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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.

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 93 - GTA v Lindsay Lohan and Right of Publicity

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

28 May 2020

Rank #1

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 77 - A New Lawsuit Every Fortnite

Can you copyright a dance move? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali discuss the lawsuits surrounding Epic's Fortnite and the celebrity dance moves it has co-opted for use in its explosive game.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

28mins

20 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 82 - How to Work in Video Games

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 83 - Can YouTube Survive COPPA? (Ft. Jonathan Katz)

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 76 - Are ROMs Legal

This week Morrison, Austin and Ali discuss the burning question in everyone's minds: is the unauthorized distribution of old (and new!) games through ROMs and their Emulators illegal? Will they result in legal action? Find out this week, on Robot Congress!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

14 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 87 - It's the End of 2019 and We Know It

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 70 - A Way Too Fast Rambling Through Every IP Law

DMCA takedowns are all over YouTube, but what do they mean?! People throw around the terms copyright and trademark as if they're interchangeable! Why is the McDonalds logo Reserved?Join us this week as Morrison, Austin and O'Connor dive into these constant internet topic terms, educating and entertaining you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 80 - Friends with Technology Benefits

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 72 - Future of Esports Player Unions

The episode more requested than any other: Should esports pros unionize?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

35mins

8 May 2018

Rank #9

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 71 - Charity or Scam, an Examination

It's always great to give, but are you giving to the right charities? Some charities will piddle away your kind donation keeping their own wheels spinning, whilst others are worthy recipients of your hard-earned currency. This week Morrison, Austin, and O'Connor dive into the murky depths of Lake Charity, sifting through the mud and picking out the gems!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

1 May 2018

Rank #10

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 85 - Fashion Isn't a Game

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 5 - Future Warfare and Technology

What is the future of warfare? Will soldiers be grizzled men leaping around battlefields in exosuits, or will they 18 year-old Starcraft players commanding robot soldiers from halfway across the globe?This week in Robot Congress Classics, we discuss the Future of War! (what is it good for?)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

36mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 74 - Fake It Til You Make It: The Kylie Jenner Story

Forbes has declared that Kylie Jenner is set to be the youngest ever Self-Made billionaire- this week on Robot Congress Morrison, Austin and Ali are analyzing this claim and the counterfeit industry that surrounds popular products like celebrity makeup.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

17 Jul 2018

Rank #13

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 75 - Bird Law

Why are Birds terrorizing major cities around the US? This week Morrison, Austin and Ali examine the electric scooter sensation that's sweeping the nation. Is it a great eco-friendly startup, or a thousand thousand lawsuits waiting to happen?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #14

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 92 - Caution! Hot Take - McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

38mins

21 May 2020

Rank #15

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 84 - Skate 4 Lives! Trademark Talk

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!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

19mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 86 - How to Find a Publisher (Ft. Sean McKenzie)

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

44mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 1 - Patenting DNA and the Future of Cybernetics

Will you own your own body in the future? Can your DNA be patented by someone else? This week, a Classic episode of Morrison and Austin's past discussions is revived, back for your enjoyment. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

43mins

20 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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ROBOT CONGRESS - 73 - Trumped Up Supreme Court Picks (Ft. Ali Rothman)

This week is about the Supreme Court, what they do, and the new nomination! Morrison and Austin are joined this week by Allison Rothman to answer your burning questions about the Most Supreme Court of the Land (in this case, the US!)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 2 - Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of You

Should artificial intelligence have human rights? Who's responsible if a self-driving car kills had an accident? This week in Classics, Morrison and Austin delve into the future of AI and discuss Skin Gambling: the purchasing and trade of video game aesthetics!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

33mins

27 Sep 2018

Rank #20