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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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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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I don’t even like video games and I love this show

By Piffleton - Oct 08 2018
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All I ever needed to know about the DMCA, I learned from Robot Congress. Fair use!

Amazing show

By SalteyBoi - Jul 12 2018
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Wish I found this show sooner. Great show

iTunes Ratings

151 Ratings
Average Ratings
133
3
4
3
8

I don’t even like video games and I love this show

By Piffleton - Oct 08 2018
Read more
All I ever needed to know about the DMCA, I learned from Robot Congress. Fair use!

Amazing show

By SalteyBoi - Jul 12 2018
Read more
Wish I found this show sooner. Great show
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Robot Congress

Latest release on Sep 03, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: ROBOT CONGRESS - 77 - A New Lawsuit Every Fortnite

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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.

Dec 20 2018

28mins

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Rank #2: ROBOT CONGRESS - 87 - It's the End of 2019 and We Know It

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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!

Dec 26 2019

42mins

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Rank #3: ROBOT CONGRESS - 82 - How to Work in Video Games

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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!

Nov 21 2019

41mins

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Rank #4: ROBOT CONGRESS - 83 - Can YouTube Survive COPPA? (Ft. Jonathan Katz)

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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!

Nov 28 2019

41mins

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Rank #5: ROBOT CONGRESS - 76 - Are ROMs Legal

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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!

Aug 14 2018

43mins

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Rank #6: ROBOT CONGRESS - 70 - A Way Too Fast Rambling Through Every IP Law

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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!

Apr 24 2018

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Rank #7: ROBOT CONGRESS - 80 - Friends with Technology Benefits

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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.

Feb 22 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: ROBOT CONGRESS - 72 - Future of Esports Player Unions

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The episode more requested than any other: Should esports pros unionize?

May 08 2018

35mins

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Rank #9: ROBOT CONGRESS - 85 - Fashion Isn't a Game

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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.

Dec 12 2019

38mins

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Rank #10: ROBOT CONGRESS - 71 - Charity or Scam, an Examination

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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!

May 01 2018

40mins

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Rank #11: ROBOT CONGRESS - 92 - Caution! Hot Take - McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

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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!

May 21 2020

38mins

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Rank #12: ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 5 - Future Warfare and Technology

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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?)

Oct 25 2018

36mins

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Rank #13: ROBOT CONGRESS - 74 - Fake It Til You Make It: The Kylie Jenner Story

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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.

Jul 17 2018

34mins

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Rank #14: ROBOT CONGRESS - 75 - Bird Law

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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?

Aug 07 2018

40mins

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Rank #15: ROBOT CONGRESS - 86 - How to Find a Publisher (Ft. Sean McKenzie)

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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.

Dec 19 2019

44mins

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Rank #16: ROBOT CONGRESS - 84 - Skate 4 Lives! Trademark Talk

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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!

Dec 05 2019

19mins

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Rank #17: ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 1 - Patenting DNA and the Future of Cybernetics

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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.

Sep 20 2018

43mins

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Rank #18: ROBOT CONGRESS - 73 - Trumped Up Supreme Court Picks (Ft. Ali Rothman)

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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!)

Jul 10 2018

42mins

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Rank #19: ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 2 - Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of You

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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!

Sep 27 2018

33mins

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Rank #20: ROBOT CONGRESS - 91 - Disney Sends Twitter Over the Galaxy's Edge

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

May 05 2020

25mins

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