Forbes - Brett Frischmann, Director of Intellectual Property and Information Law Program at Cardozo School of Law, told us that when technology prompts us to think about how to handle a nude selfie, the process actually can enhance social learning and help a new level of common sense emerge.
Crain's New York - If a brand isn't used for three consecutive years and there are no plans for a revival, it's typically considered abandoned and others can take it, said Kai Falkenberg, a professor at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law.
Huffington Post - A young unarmed black man is suspected of committing a petty theft, is confronted by a police officer and, trying to flee, he is shot in the head and killed. His grieving family and angered community turn to the legal system to vindicate his life; to stand for the idea that no system can be labeled a justice system if it ignores the killing of a young man merely on suspicion of a minor crime.
Bloomberg View - Amazon.com Inc.'s announcement last week that it would pay $970 million in cash to buy Twitch Interactive Inc., a hugely popular game-streaming service that is just over three years old, marks a key moment for telecommunications policy in the U.S. But the reason might be unexpected.
Voice of America - Deborah Pearlstein, professor at Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law, said there currently was no law that prohibits the U.S. government from paying ransom to or negotiating with the terrorist groups.
New York Times - The juxtaposition of the two cases may color the justices’ analysis in the second one, said Marci A. Hamilton, a law professor at Cardozo Law School. “After going out on a limb by providing newfound rights to corporations,” she said, “are they now going to turn around and say that prisoners can’t grow beards?”