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Robot Congress

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Comedy
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Video Games
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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

141 Ratings
Average Ratings
123
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

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: ROBOT CONGRESS - 008 - Future of Never Happened

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Will we all be wearing suits of armor, complete with jetpacks? Will flying to work replace the usual boring commute? Nope! Come hear 25 predictions from the past, about today, that never came true.
Jun 08 2016
34 mins
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Rank #2: ROBOT CONGRESS - 52 - Are Loot Boxes Gambling (Ft. Marc Whipple)

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Shadow of Mordor says I can pay more money to possibly get a cool orc! I just spent a tenth of my paycheck trying to get the Halloween Zenyatta skin and came up with two Mercys and a Roadhog! Why is this even allowed?

We talk with attorney Marc Whipple about loot boxes, the ESRB, gambling in gaming, and if the end is nigh!

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Oct 24 2017
51 mins
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Rank #3: ROBOT CONGRESS - 46 - PewDiePie's DMCA Dilemma

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PewDiePie, one of YouTube's biggest personalities, has made another blunder and is finding out that developers have every right to DMCA his Lets Play videos. Find out why the creators and owners of the games hold all the power in this week's Robot Congress!

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Sep 12 2017
42 mins
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Rank #4: 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
43 mins
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Rank #5: 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
54 mins
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Rank #6: 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
28 mins
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Rank #7: ROBOT CONGRESS - 81 - Bark to the Future

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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!

Mar 09 2019
42 mins
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Rank #8: 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
34 mins
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Rank #9: ROBOT CONGRESS - 020 - A New List

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*Imagine Scrolling Star Wars Text*
RYAN AND AUSTIN SAW SUCCESS WITH THEIR LAST LIST EPISODE. NOW, OUT OF IDEAS AND OUT OF TALENT, THEY RESORT TO A NEW LIST ABOUT FAILED TECH LAUNCHES. WE NOW JOIN OUR HEROES AS THEY RIDE A SEGWAY INTO BLACKBERRY TABLET HEAVEN.
Sep 22 2016
40 mins
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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
40 mins
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Rank #11: ROBOT CONGRESS - 55 - Pitchforks for EA

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EA has released Star Wars Battlefront II and with it a bevy of loot boxes and character-gating. Do they deserve the tremendous amount of hate they're getting for the game and their player-wallet-gouging practices? Probably! This week Ryan Morrison and Austin go through a list of what makes EA worthy of such vitriol!

Nov 14 2017
36 mins
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Rank #12: ROBOT CONGRESS - 66 - Go YouTube Yourself (ft. Mowtendoo!)

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Ever thought about making a YouTube channel? Want to Broadcast Yourself out there? Do you have what it takes?

This week Morrison, Austin and O'Connor talk to the talented YouTuber Mowtendoo and dig into the nitty gritty of creating content online!

Feb 13 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #13: ROBOT CONGRESS - 65 - Is Playing Music on Twitch Legal? (ft. Noah Downs!)

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My favorite streamer had Taylor Swift on shuffle in the background and now his videos are no longer available! What kind of music can I use for the background of my livestream and YouTube videos?

This week Morrison Austin and O'Connor are excited to have Noah Downs aka @MyLawyerFriend on the show to talk all about sync licensing- what you music you can and can't use online to set the mood!

Feb 06 2018
47 mins
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Rank #14: ROBOT CONGRESS - 67 - Artificial Intelligence and the First Amendment

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Should you fear artificial intelligence? This week Morrison Austin and O'Connor discuss the robot rebellion, self-driving cars, and the glorious dangers of the future-world we're speeding towards!

Apr 03 2018
49 mins
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Rank #15: ROBOT CONGRESS - 48 - PubG vs. Fornite: Battle of the Royales

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Can Bluehole sue Epic Games for their use of the Battle Royale gamestyle that made Playerunknown's Battlegrounds a Steam store superstar? What does Bluehole mean by "contemplating further action?" Can you use other company's products in your own promotions? Bluehole has stirred up a storm with their statements about Epic Games' new PvP mode for Fortnite, and we're going to get to the bottom of this cyclone!

Sep 26 2017
29 mins
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