• Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage
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    Michelle Obama Tried to Escape the White House to Celebrate the Legalization of Gay Marriage

    So you talk about, in the book, also the night that gay marriage passed. And this is a great story. Yeah. One of the interesting things– I bring it up to talk about just how vastly different one day could be in the White House during our administration. And the day that Barack and I went to the funeral where he famously sang Amazing Grace. We were at that funeral, but we flew back. In that same day, marriage equality was passed. And– [CROWD CHEERING] that same day. And we’re in the White House. And when you’re in the residence, there’s so much bullet-proof glass that sometimes you don’t hear…

  • O’Bannon v. NCAA: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, & College Sports [POLICYbrief]
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    O’Bannon v. NCAA: Intellectual Property, Antitrust, & College Sports [POLICYbrief]

    I was, uh, at a friend’s house and saw my likeness on a video game that his kid was playing. I initially thought it was pretty cool and was flattered, quite honestly. But then it was brought to my attention that they had paid for that video game and I didn’t get any type of compensation or even, uh, permission to use my likeness on that video game. It was his height, his race, his skillset, his jersey number, everything but his name. He raised this question of how is it possible that years and years and years after I, I played that the NCAA can continue to earn revenue…

  • Drones & Property Rights
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    Drones & Property Rights

    The question of whether someone can fly a drone over your house is a pretty complex one. On the one hand, someone flying a drone a couple of millimeters above the blades of grass on your land would clearly implicate your property rights. However, someone flying a drone at 500 feet or 700 feet above your land clearly would not implicate your property rights and so the question is, where do we draw the line between a couple of millimeters above a blade of grass all the way up to a couple of 100 feet above your property. Where does the landowners rights end and the public navigable airspace begin?…