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 2022

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Crypto Enters the Courtroom: Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT Finds Itself in Court, Alexander Aufrichtig

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Central Park Needs More Women, Madison Marlow

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The Dua Lipa Copyright Controversy, Caitlin Muraca

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Implications of the Copyright Lawsuits Against Dua Lipa, Scott Semaya

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Andy Warhol: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement? The Supreme Court Will Decide, Lauren Chamberlin

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Scènes à Faire in Music Copyright Cases: Why Don’t the Courts Make a Scène About Music?, Michelle Shabat

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When Acting Becomes Reality: Determining Liability when a Death Occurs on Set, Pearl Hertz

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Hush Money is Not the Answer, Courtney Leon

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Patent Arms Race: Meta and Its Grab at the “Metaverse”, Corey Tam

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Major League Baseball’s First Work Stoppage in 27 Years Could, Once Again, End in a Courtroom, Daniel Wachfeild

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Senate Bill 7072: A Stand Against Big Tech or a Violation of the First Amendment?, Mamoon Saleemi

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The NFL’s Trademark Rights Over “Super Bowl”: Does it Give them an Unfair Advantage?, Scott Semaya

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Copyright in Ecommerce: Conquering Fraudulent Advertising, Eliane Aini

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To Enforce or Not to Enforce? Leslie Jones and Twitter’s DMCA Policies, Seth Warshaw

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Contributory Infringement and Dupe Influencers, Albert Alni

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Miramax v. Tarantino: Decoding A New Age of Intellectual Property Rights, Raven Berzal

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The ‘MetaBirkin’ and the Beginning of Trademark Litigation in the NFT Space, Caitlin Muraca

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Custom Characters that Look Exactly Like You: Misappropriation or Creative Take?, Olivia Yoon

Submissions from 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Regulation of Loot Box Mechanics, Mamoon Saleemi

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

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

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

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Always Online DRM and Video Games, Olivia Yoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Evolving Conversation Around Section 230 Immunity, Jordan Doll

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

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

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

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

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Political Campaigns and Microtargeting, Jen Endick

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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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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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Can #DoctorsofTikTok Be Held Accountable?, Marah Fields

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2020

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

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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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Broadway: Adapting and Overcoming Post-COVID, Emily Feldman

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Obscene Trademarks: What Will Iancu Allow?, Carter Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Body Owns the Tattoo!, Habeeb Sheikh

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

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The Coronavirus’s Cyber Implications, Johnny Nguyen

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

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

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The True Reality of Reality Television, Stephanie Rimberg

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

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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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TikTok: The Renegade of Social Media, Tehila Colman

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Coronavirus And Its Effect On The Fashion Industry, Emily Faro