PDF Download of the Article By the very nature of their positions, celebrities in both the sports and entertainment spheres generate significant public attention and discussion. While the discourse will frequently be positive, inevitably many such conversations will result in … [Read more...] about Defamation, Celebrities, and the Internet
On April 12, 2013, The Veronica Mars Movie project broke fund raising records, with 91,585 backers pledging a total of $5,702,153. The catch? The film was funded on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter. Veronica Mars became the site’s fastest project to reach a million dollars … [Read more...] about Kickstarting Litigation: What is the Future of Crowdfunded Films?
A few weeks ago, Josh Finkelman sat in the upper decks of MetLife Stadium watching the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. The price for those nosebleed seats? $4,000 for two tickets. Mr. Finkelman is now the lead plaintiff in a class action … [Read more...] about The NFL and Super Bowl Ticket Prices (Finkelman v. NFL)
I. Introduction to Macklemore and the Pattern of Cultural Appropriation The trajectory of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (“Macklemore”) is where the complexity of the race in music debate begins. Because Macklemore emerged on an independent label from Seattle, he has experienced a … [Read more...] about Macklemore and the Fear of the Minstrel Show
Richard Sherman, star defensive back for the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, has received severe public criticism for his comments in the immediate aftermath of his team’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game this past Sunday. Many of these insults have … [Read more...] about “Unsportsmanlike” Conduct and That Richard Sherman Interview