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 2020

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The Art of the Labor Deal, Anne Bredin

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

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The Growth of Smart Contracts, Daniel Farrell

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

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Sometimes Cheaters Do Prosper, Steven Milstein

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

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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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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

Submissions from 2019

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

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Streaming Wars and ACE: Screen and Content Competitors but Friends against Piracy and Copyright Infringement, Robert Sistoso

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Players gonna play, haters gonna hate…or will they?, Alexander Katz

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My COPPA Runneth Over: CCPA Adds to Children’s Online Privacy Protections, Katie Riley

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

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Cardozo IP Law Society Submits Comment to the USPTO Regarding AI Inventions, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Lizzo “Truth Hurts” Co-Author Allegations, Justin Levy

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

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Maine Law Requires Cable Providers Offer an À La Carte Option for Television Channels, Amanda Guzman

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Open Source’s New Hard Problem: Calls for Standard Licenses for Open Source Hardware, Ivan Wang

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The Dangers of Legalized Sports Betting and Fantasy Sports, Benjamin Schonbrun

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Mercedes-Benz’s use of Detroit Artists’ Murals Leads to Lawsuit, Emily Tannenbaum

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Dear Governor Gavin Newsom: Don’t Drop the Ball! Sign SB-206!, Caroline Garlick

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You’re BLOCKED!, Anthony Schaefer

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Supreme Court Clarifies Copyright Litigation Procedures, Sahar Askavan

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“Cremart” and Copyright Implications, Skye Cho

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Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Proudly Congratulates the New Vol. 38 Editorial Board!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Spring Symposium – Digital Art & Blockchain, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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

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Bring “It” Back, but Now Call It “Fast Fashion”, Hallie Cohen

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The Red Sole Reflection, Jolie Schenerman

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“God Is a Woman” (Allegedly) Guilty of Copyright Infringement: The Merits of Artist Vladimir Kush’s Copyright Lawsuit Against “God Is a Woman” Singer Ariana Grande, Samantha Wald

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

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To Landmark or Not to Landmark: The Strand’s Battle Against Landmarking Their Building, Lauren Cimbol

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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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It Is Unusual: Courts Must Decide What Choreography Can Be Copyrighted, Justin Charles

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Corporate Responsibility for Reality Show Participants, Anna Perlstein

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

Submissions from 2018

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How MLB Teams Can Protect Themselves From Cheaters, Evan Friedman

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The Devil’s in the Details: The Merits of The Satanic Temple’s Copyright and Trademark Lawsuit Against Netflix and Warner Bros., Akinyele Jordan

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Result Orientation Test for an Abstract Idea: Demise of the Means-Plus-Function Claim?, Jun Lin

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Gen Z: The (Illegal?) Target Audience for Digital Advertising, Gina Gazivoda

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The Final Rule (for Now) on Archival Efforts for Old Online Games, Joshua Hall

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Help Wanted: What Do Netflix’s Talent Acquisition Practices Mean for the Future of Fixed-Term Employment Contracts?, Abigail Vapnyar

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Who Has the Last Laugh? Comedians’ Free Speech Rights under the First Amendment., Brett Gossett

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9th Circuit Orders Retrial Over “Stairway to Heaven” Copyright Infringement Case, Jordan Davis

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“MAMA” was Needed to Get MoMA off “MACHA[’s]” Back… But Is It A Sufficient Fix to Avoid Consumer Confusion?, Simone Dvoskin

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Is the First Amendment in Danger on College Campuses?, Stephen Samolsky

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Privacy and the New Age of Technology, Odelia Nikfar

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Censorship in the EU? New Copyright Reform Raises Concerns Among Citizens., Shannon Collins

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Does Missouri’s Video Service Providers Act Apply to Streaming Services? Netflix Argues No., Kayla Epstein

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Dish vs. Univision: Is Parol Evidence Rule in the Game?, Mariya Dekhtyar

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DACA and John Lennon, a Dreamer, Josh Wildes

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First Round Note Publication Announcement, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Health Monitoring Devices, Privacy, and Employee Rights, Albert Roh

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Matal v. Tam Revisited, Eliza Sayedy

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Where Will We Draw the Line?, Allyson Weinberg

Submissions from 2017

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The New Advertising Era, Minhee Lee

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Mass Transit Modernization: Examining Smart Systems Innovations, LLC v. Chicago Transit Authority, Kelsey Cross

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Trump is at it again with Twitter. . ., Catherine Campoverde

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AELJ Welcomes its New Editors!, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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The Legal Issues Surrounding #Not-So-Chilla, Sarah Wilner

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Learning to Share (Personal Information) with My Friend Cayla, Casey Thomas

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GOP Powers Bring Consumer Data Showers: How Congress Just Sold Your Browsing History to the Highest Bidder, Brette Berman

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How (Not) to Get Sued for Using the Word “Houston”, Kevin Zhang

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Astroturfers Beware: Amazon Continues to Police Fake Reviewers, Matthew Barish

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2017 AELJ Symposium Photos – Comic Law Con, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Madden and the Likeness of Legends, Moshe Fogel

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What Was 5Pointz and What Does It Mean For the Visual Artists Rights Act?, Sophia Soloff

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Media Coverage and the First Amendment: Did Recent White House Exclusion of Journalists from Briefings Violate the Constitution?, Cristiana Modesti

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Second Round Note Publication Announcement, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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Copyright Law in a Social Media World, Morgan Romagna

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Old Copyright Suits May Be On the Rise Due to “Raging Bull”, Leeor Amsalem

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B.Y.O.D. – Bring Your Own Device, Jennifer Hwang

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Taxstone and the American Justice System’s War Against Hip-Hop, Gow Mosby Jr.

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Amazon and the Counterfeit Problem, Jessica Mauceri

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Why VIZIO’s Settlement with the FTC Matters, Michael Del Priore

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MLB Reacts to Cardinal’s-Astro’s Hacking Scandal, Elisha Lerner

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Comic Law Con, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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An Update on the Baylor University Sexual Assault Scandal, Jessica Rosen

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First Round Note Publication Announcement, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal

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“Alexa, Brief the Case For Me” – Legal Challenges of Voice Command Technology, Joel Jesin

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Pay for Play: The Issue of Publicity Rights in the NCAA, John Cregan III

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DOJ v. BMI: The Fight over Consent Decrees and Fractional Licensing, William Aniello

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Ruling in “Star Trek” Fan Film Dispute, Nancy Lu

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New Jersey’s Appeal to Legalize Sports Betting Await SCOTUS Approval, Jacob Tabman

Submissions from 2016

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Movie, London Fields, Entangled in Another Lawsuit, Nicole Margulis

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Is China The Next Bollywood?, Ben Gleitman

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Protecting Fashion: A Comparative Analysis of Fashion Design Protection in the United States and Europe, Francesca Montalvo Witzburg

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Lost in Wonderland: How Courts and the USPTO Continue to Struggle with Defining Patentable Subject Matter in a Post-Alice World, Ryan Thorne

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The History of FCC Exclusivity Rules, Stuart Anello

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Influencers are Invading Kids’ Apps, Jessica Honan

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Will the Real Miss America Please Stand Up? Copyright Considerations in Recent Comics News, Maricela Gonzalez

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Boycotting the Super Bowl: NFLPA’s Opportunity to Right Contractual Wrongs and Obtain Bargaining Power, Matthew Lobello

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Video Game Studios: Be Mindful of What You Say at E3, Vida Djaghouri

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Free Speech Implications of Apple’s Patent for Infrared Tech That Can Remotely Disable Video and Photo Recording, David Forrest

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The NBA Can Take A Play Out Of The NFL’s Disciplinary Policy, Joel Krooks

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Making Music Accessible: Closed Captions in Light of California Court Ruling on The Duties of Film Studios, Arielle Vishny

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SCOTUS to Determine If “THE SLANTS” Is Offensive to Asians, Brittany Waserstein

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Second Circuit Halts Appeal Against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Justin Drazin