This collection contains the blog posts of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ).

Blog posts containing student work have been published since 2012 on the Cardozo AELJ website and are archived here.

Since 1982, the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ) has been a leader in national and international legal scholarship. AELJ has routinely published topical legal analyses on arts, entertainment, intellectual property, First Amendment, sports, fashion, cyberlaw, and media and telecommunications law. AELJ has been recognized by legal scholars, academics, practitioners, and the judiciary both in the United States and abroad for its scholarly impact. AELJ publishes three student-edited issues annually.

AELJ is proud to continue to maintain its spot as a leading journal for arts, entertainment, and sports law, and to be ranked as one of the top intellectual property journals in the nation.

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Submissions from 2021

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Olivia Rodrigo Retroactively Adding Songwriters: A Result of Bad Copyright Law?, Albert Aini

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Travis Scott: Is He Responsible for a Disaster “Butterfly Effect”?, Eliane Aini

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The Blockchain Easement: Benefits and Drawbacks of Blockchain Technology in Real Estate, Alexander Aufrichtig

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Nye vs. Disney: Applying Legacy Profit Participation Contracts to the Digital Age, Raven Berzal

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We Survived 2020 and the Mechanical Licensing Collective is Now in Full Effect… But How Exactly Does it Work?, Daniela Brumer

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Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 2021 Spring Symposium: 75 Years of the Lanham Act, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Congratulations to Our Staff Editors Whose Student Notes Have Been Selected for Publication in Volume 40 of Cardozo AELJ!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Presents the Piracy Paradox in an Era of Disruption!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Spring 2021 Symposium, a Discussion and Celebration of the Diamond Anniversary (75 Years!) of the Lanham Act., Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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We are proud to announce the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal’s Volume 40 Editorial Board!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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What is the Value of Art? MSCHF Creating Value by Destruction, Kelsey Clifford

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Should Schools Be Permitted to Monitor and Punish Students for Speech on Social Media?, Laura Cohen

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The Federal Trade Commission’s ‘Made in America’ Policy Has Disincentivized Domestic Production but Supply Chain Issues Associated with Coronavirus May Incentivize Reshoring, Jamie Cutler

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Dramatic Rise in State Bills Targeting Transgender Student Athletes, Cecily D'Amore

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Section 230 Immunity and Being Cancelled: A Cause of Action Against Twitter, Jordan Doll

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The Evolving Conversation Around Section 230 Immunity, Jordan Doll

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A Hairy Situation for Well-Known Hair-Care Brand: DevaCurl, Jannah Eichenbaum

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Political Campaigns and Microtargeting, Jen Endick

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Can #DoctorsofTikTok Be Held Accountable?, Marah Fields

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The King of Pop’s 2014 Hologram Performance Was Legal – But This Wasn’t a Green Light for All Postmortem Hologram Concerts: A Glimpse into the Various Intellectual Property Concerns Surrounding Hologram Performances, Paige Frankel

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The Ball is in the Supreme Court: NCAA v. Alston, Emily Gaines

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Help is on the Way: The Trademark Modernization Act’s Response to Fraudulent Chinese Trademark Applications, Noah Goldberg

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Non-Fungible Tokens: Copyright Implications in the Wild West of Blockchain Technology, Matt Goldman

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Don’t “Just Do It”: Upscaling and Trademark Infringement, Pearl Hertz

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The SHOP SAFE Act: Bringing Authenticity Back to the Internet, Rachel Kaminetzky

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Things We Almost Forgot About During the Pandemic: Brexit and Trademark Implications, Rachel Kaminetzky

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Force Majeure and the Entertainment Industry During COVID-19, Zachary Karetsky

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Cycling Through Litigation: The Ultimate Cost of Not Entering into Appropriate Sync Licensing Agreements, Nancy Kartos

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Tom Brady Just Threw His 600th Touchdown Pass: What’s the Catch?, Courtney Leon

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COVID-19’s Toll on Independent Concert Venues, Natalie Linn

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The Price to Play: Compensation for College Athletes, Sydney Lorch

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Reddit v. Robinhood: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Amidst Market Manipulation Allegations, Jacob Maslavi

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Will the Open Library be Forced to Close?, Chani Morgenstern

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The Hypocrisy of Facebook: Facebook’s Failure to Comply with Their Own Proposal, Caitlin Muraca

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The Comeback: COVID-19’s Impact and the Return of Sports, Christian Perez

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The First Amendment, Twitter, and Dr. Bandy Lee, Renisha Ricks

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Regulation of Loot Box Mechanics, Mamoon Saleemi

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New Jersey Becomes the First State to Eclipse $1 Billion Sports Betting Monthly Handle: What Does that Mean for the Rest of the Country?, Scott Semaya

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Forced Labor in Xinjiang Raises Ethical Concerns for Fashion Retailers, Paul Smith

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The Devil Wears Nike: The Implications of Nike’s Lawsuit Against MSCHF for Its “Satan Shoes”, Paul Smith

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Who Cares if It’s an Executory Contract?, Shaul Sultan

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Climate Attribution Science: A Likely “No” Under Alice, Corey Tam

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The Next Step for Players at Academic Institutions: Employees Status and Collective Bargaining, Daniel Wachenfeld

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Peloton Is Climbing The Music Streaming Service Leaderboard After 2020 Settlement with NMPA, Seth Warshaw

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Old World Meets New World in Soccer Trademark Dispute, Benjamin Weinstein

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Works in Progress: Is It Better to Say Sorry Than to Ask for (and Receive) Permission?, Amy Weiss

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Arthex, Inc. and the Assault on Administrative Adjudication, Brian Wohlhieter

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BitClout: Decentralized Social Media or NFTs for Celebrities?, Brian Wohlhieter

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Always Online DRM and Video Games, Olivia Yoon

Submissions from 2020

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State Attorneys General Seek to Clarify the Negative Option Marketing Regulatory Scheme, Anna Antonova

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Intellectual Property Law – What Happens After the “Vote-From-Home” Election?, Ryan Baal

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Landing That “Yummy” #1 Music Chart Position: The Use of Fake Streams in Today’s Music Industry, Nicolette Belitsis

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The Art of the Labor Deal, Anne Bredin

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Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Congratulates the Vol. 39 Editorial Board and Welcomes New Staff Editors!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Does Copyright Law Apply to States?: Analyzing Sovereign Immunity and Copyright Infringement, Daniel Cohen

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TikTok: The Renegade of Social Media, Tehila Colman

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Public Safety versus Privacy in light of Coronavirus: When Contact Tracing can become a Search under the 4th Amendment, Eric Delgado

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The Washington Redskins Abandon Their Historically Controversial Team Name Amidst a Push for Socially Conscious Branding, Shelby Epstein

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The First Amendment’s Greatest Protector: The NBA, Hayden Farmer

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Coronavirus And Its Effect On The Fashion Industry, Emily Faro

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The Growth of Smart Contracts, Daniel Farrell

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Broadway: Adapting and Overcoming Post-COVID, Emily Feldman

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Zooming in on Big Tech’s Deceptive Privacy Practices and Why We Should All Be Paying More Attention, Samuel Friedman

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35 U.S.C. § 101: Current Subject Matter Eligibility Law Interprets “Abstract Ideas” with Abstract Definitions, Kaylan Geiger

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Going to the Movies, from the Comfort of Your Own Home, Evan Goldberg

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Obscene Trademarks: What Will Iancu Allow?, Carter Hall

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Ninth Circuit Reversed and Remanded District Court’s Ruling that Immigration Detainers Issued Based on Unreliable Databases Violates the Fourth Amendment, Mal Helgadottir

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Deepfakes May be in Deep Trouble: How the Law Has and Should Respond to the Rise of the AIAssisted Technology of Deepfake Videos, Amanda Inglesh

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AT&T v. United States: Vertical Mergers in the Telecommunications Market, Samantha Kocharov

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Epic Games v. Apple: Fortnite and TROs, Michael Levi

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Public Forums and Section 230—Should They Work Together?, Jack Madeb

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Graffiti Gains Recognized Stature in Multi-Million Dollar Victory for Artists, Libby Merritt

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Sometimes Cheaters Do Prosper, Steven Milstein

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Oracle v. Google: A Look at the Future of the Tech Industry, Stefano Moutafidis

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The Coronavirus’s Cyber Implications, Johnny Nguyen

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TiK ToK: Time is up on Kesha lawsuit, Anastasia Noll

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New Developments of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), Zack Perlitsh

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Tabloids and Tragedy: TMZ’s hijacking of the death announcement of Kobe Bryant, Dylan Reich

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The True Reality of Reality Television, Stephanie Rimberg

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Where Todays Plant-Based Food Producers Find Legal Protections and Problems, Hannah Rosenson

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NBA 2K Must Pay to Play: How America’s Copyright Regime Can Better Protect Tattoo Artists From Losing Control Over The Reproduction of Their Work in Video Games, Ethan Ruby

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Your Body Owns the Tattoo!, Habeeb Sheikh

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Do Virtual Classrooms Encroach on Family Privacy Rights?, Jonathan Shkedy

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Emotions, My Dear Watson: Dissecting Copyright/Trademark Infringement in Netflix’s Portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, Dionissia Siozios

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When Hollywood Decides to Make a Movie About Your Life: What are the Consequences? Short Answer – None., Amanda Trakhtenberg

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Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL): Will it Sink or Will it Swim Amidst Recent COVID-19 Class Action Lawsuit and Stock Volatility?, Alkesandr Tsatskin

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Loots of Their Labor: Analyzing Wage & Hour Challenges in Gaming’s “Crunch Culture”, Matt Vernace

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The Dance Between the NBA Players and Their First Amendment Rights, Victor Wang

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Just How Epic Is the Fortnite-Apple Lawsuit?, Justin Weinblatt

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Who’s Going to Pay? Where the Fine Print Matters, Andrea Wrisley

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UCLA v. Under Armour: Invoking the Force Majeure Clause, Reid Zank

Submissions from 2019

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Supreme Court Clarifies Copyright Litigation Procedures, Sahar Askavan

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Ferrari v. Plein: The Fast Against The Furious, Tatiana Baranova

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Judge in Israel has Ruled that Emoji can Prove Intent in a Landlord/Tenant Case, Carly Ben-Yishay

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What’s the Matter, Mary Jane? How a Lack of Prior Art Complicates the Patentability of Marijuana, Dustin Boone

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Insta-Sham: When Influencers Fail to Disclose Sponsorships, Spencer Brachfeld

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Trademarkers Gonna Trademark: Why Other Artists Should Follow Taylor Swift’s Lead, Elyssa Brezel

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The Anti-Fantasy Sport: Should Investing Directly in Athletes Be Legal?, Joshua Burton

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Legal Implications of the Disastrous Fyre Festival and its Two Documentaries, Eliza Calvin

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Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal Volume 38 Student Note Publications, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal