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Student Podcast
October 29th, 2017
Special Thanks to the Berkeley Law chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy for assistance with this podcast episode! Simon Tam found himself at the Supreme Court because of his rock band’s name: “the Slants.” Simon and his band mates chose the name as a way to reclaim ...
November 10th, 2015
The 2004 decision in Center for Democracy and Technology v. Pappert sheds light on the complications surrounding the use of technology to reduce the consumption of child pornography today. Government filtering as a mechanism to combat child pornography In 2003, the plaintiffs in Pappert – the Center for Democracy and ...
November 13th, 2014
“A celebrity might fall in love with your math teacher,” but, in Nintendo’s new Sims-like game, your characters cannot be gay. In June 2014, Nintendo released Tomodachi Life, a 3DS social simulation game through which players import their avatars, or “Miis,” into what one game critic called a “digital dollhouse.” ...
March 20th, 2011
Factual Background When Sony released its PlayStation 3 (“PS3”) video game console, it included a feature that allowed customers to install a version of the Linux operating system so that the machine could be used as a general purpose computer. In April 2010, Sony released a system firmware update that ...