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Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as “Video Game Attorney,” and co-host Austin Hoffman, take a hard look at how the law will react to the fast growth in technology. Will we need consent to sleep with a robot? Will our organs be government property? Come in and find out.

Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as “Video Game Attorney,” and co-host Austin Hoffman, take a hard look at how the law will react to the fast growth in technology. Will we need consent to sleep with a robot? Will our organs be government property? Come in and find out.
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Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as “Video Game Attorney,” and co-host Austin Hoffman, take a hard look at how the law will react to the fast growth in technology. Will we need consent to sleep with a robot? Will our organs be government property? Come in and find out.

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Episodes

ROBOT CONGRESS - 70 - DMCA, IP, Trademarks and You

4/24/2018
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DMCA takedowns are all over YouTube, but what do they mean?! People throw around the terms copyright and trademark as if they're interchangeable! Why is the McDonalds logo Reserved? Join us this week as Morrison, Austin and O'Connor dive into these constant internet topic terms, educating and entertaining you!

Duration:00:54:59

ROBOT CONGRESS - 69 - King of Kong Dethroned

4/17/2018
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What does it take to be a video game star? How far would someone go to secure his place as the King of Kong? This week Morrison, Austin and O'Connor discuss the torrid tale of Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe, who the true King of Kong is, and some of what Austin know about Football.

Duration:00:37:40

ROBOT CONGRESS - 68 - President Facebook

4/10/2018
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Why is everyone threatening to unplug from Facebook? Has your privacy been breached? Do we deserve privacy at all? This week Morrison and Austin delve deep into the seedy underbelly of Facebook and come face to face with the fact that maybe, just maybe, WE were the breach all along! (audience gasps)

Duration:00:34:16

ROBOT CONGRESS - 67 - Laughing at Electric Sheep

4/3/2018
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Should you fear artificial intelligence? This week Morrison Austin and O'Connor discuss the robot rebellion, self-driving cars, and the glorious dangers of the future-world we're speeding towards!

Duration:00:49:53

ROBOT CONGRESS - 66 - Go YouTube Yourself (ft. Mowtendoo!)

2/13/2018
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Ever thought about making a YouTube channel? Want to Broadcast Yourself out there? Do you have what it takes? This week Morrison, Austin and O'Connor talk to the talented YouTuber Mowtendoo and dig into the nitty gritty of creating content online!

Duration:01:02:49

ROBOT CONGRESS - 65 - Music of the Streams (with Noah Downs!)

2/6/2018
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My favorite streamer had Taylor Swift on shuffle in the background and now his videos are no longer available! What kind of music can I use for the background of my livestream and YouTube videos? This week Morrison Austin and O'Connor are excited to have Noah Downs aka @MyLawyerFriend on the show to talk all about sync licensing- what you music you can and can't use online to set the mood!

Duration:00:47:34

ROBOT CONGRESS - 64 - Government Shutdowns and You!

1/30/2018
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Welcome to the US Congress, where the government shuts down but the politicians still get paid! Are the banks still open? Has the looting begun? What exactly does a government shutdown entail?! This week Morrison, Austin and O'Connor discuss just exactly WHAT a government shutdown in the USA means, and how often it's happened. Plus: Who's the heart of the Starfox team? What exactly is Cluedo, and why can't I kill Mrs. White with a wrench in the drawing room anymore?!

Duration:00:34:06

ROBOT CONGRESS - 62 - Breaking into Esports

1/16/2018
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Ever wonder what being a pro esport player is like? Do you think you have what it takes to play games on the big stage? This week Morrison Austin and O'Connor dive head-first into the booming world of esports! This week we're sponsored by the new [adult swim] show HOT STREETS! Those roads are BOILING!

Duration:00:43:00

ROBOT CONGRESS - 61 - Looking Forward to 2018

1/9/2018
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What's going to be the best movie of 2018? What soon-to-come games will blow your mind? Has Austin caught up with the times, or is he still stuck in the 1970's? Join us this week as Austin and O'Connor look INTO THE FUTURE of 2018.

Duration:00:50:13

ROBOT CONGRESS - 60 - Robot Congress 2017 Year in Review

1/2/2018
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What's Morrison's favorite game of 2017? What could Austin's top 2017 movie be if he never sees new movies? This week Morrison, Austin, and O'Connor review the highlights of this crazy and amazing year!

Duration:00:39:05

ROBOT CONGRESS - 59 - The FCC Strikes Bargains

12/19/2017
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Is this the end of the internet as we know it? The FCC has repealed government-enforced net neutrality, so sit in on this session as we fill you in on what this actually means: the good, the bad and the potential dystopia we'll be headed towards. Plus, Morrison and O'Connor chime in at the end with their thoughts on the new Star Wars movie! We're sponsored this week by hellofresh! coupon code congress30 at hellofresh.com nets you $30 off your first week of meals, so give it a shot!

Duration:00:29:12

ROBOT CONGRESS - 58 - 2017 Game Awards Recap

12/12/2017
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Who won the 2017 Game Awards? Who deserved to win, who lost out?! This week Ryan Morrison and Austin recap the results, and talk Cuphead, Zelda, Uncharted, and many other games that hit and miss at this year's awards!

Duration:00:47:41

ROBOT CONGRESS - 57 - Decrypting Bitcoin

12/5/2017
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What is cryptocurrency? Will it make all governments irrelevant? Will Bitcoin topple nations? Will Dogecoin make it to the moon? This week Ryan Morrison, Ryan O'Connor and Austin Hoffman talk cryptocurrency! We delve into exactly WHAT it is, why it's worth money, and whether it'll stick around in the future!

Duration:00:48:08

ROBOT CONGRESS - 56 - RoCo @ PAX Unplugged

11/29/2017
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What's the seedy underbelly of tabletop gaming really like? What's a Vampire LARP? How many dwarves does it take to get to the center of the earth? This week Morrison, O'Connor and Austin talk about their awesome trip to PAX Unplugged! Sponsor codes, use to support the show! Squarespace: ROBOT Hello Fresh: congress30

Duration:00:38:56

ROBOT CONGRESS - 55 - Pitchforks for EA

11/14/2017
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EA has released Star Wars Battlefront II and with it a bevy of loot boxes and character-gating. Do they deserve the tremendous amount of hate they're getting for the game and their player-wallet-gouging practices? Probably! This week Ryan Morrison and Austin go through a list of what makes EA worthy of such vitriol!

Duration:00:36:23

ROBOT CONGRESS - 54 - BlizzCongress Spectacular

11/7/2017
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Hearthstone! Overwatch! Warcraft! This week we're discussing BLIZZCON! Morrison gives his take on his trip and O'Connor and Austin go over some of the big points of Blizzard's huge annual event! We're amazingly excited about this one! Maybe too excited! Try Squarespace! Make your website and support the show, use code ROBOT to get 10% off!

Duration:00:56:59

ROBOT CONGRESS - 53 - Ghostly Congress Special

10/31/2017
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I broke my leg running from a chainsaw clown, can I sue? I have this GREAT idea for Halloween-themed wine... This week Ryan Morrison and Ryan O'Connor talk injuries in haunted houses, disputes over HalloWINE (awesome name, we know) PLUS Scooby Doo Villains! Are they really committing crimes or just defending their homes from pesky kids? HelloFresh is our sponsor this week, coupon code congress30 at hellofresh.com nets you $30 off your first week of meals! It's pretty darn tasty and easy...

Duration:00:40:32

ROBOT CONGRESS - 52 - Are Loot Boxes Gambling (Ft. Marc Whipple)

10/24/2017
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Shadow of Mordor says I can pay more money to possibly get a cool orc! I just spent a tenth of my paycheck trying to get the Halloween Zenyatta skin and came up with two Mercys and a Roadhog! Why is this even allowed? We talk with attorney Marc Whipple about loot boxes, the ESRB, gambling in gaming, and if the end is nigh! Squarespace! Use it with coupon code ROBOT to get 10% off and support the show!

Duration:00:51:18

ROBOT CONGRESS - 51 - Disappointing Sequels, The Prequel

10/17/2017
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What games, movies and books have let you down? The hype trains run at full-steam sometimes, and end up flying off the tracks into Disappointment Gorge! This week Austin and Ryan O'Connor talk their biggest letdowns in games and movies, and Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch didn't even make the list!

Duration:00:52:59

ROBOT CONGRESS - 50 - Tales from the Tavern

10/11/2017
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It's all over popular culture nowadays, from Stranger Things to Critical Role to celebrities confessing their love of the game, and Game of Thrones isn't helping either. What is Dungeons and Dragons about? Do you summon real demons? Where are the dragons hatched? Are there whips in the dungeon? Join Ryan O'Connor and Austin as they explore their D&D history and discuss the incredible (and terrible) experiences they've had with this game over the years!

Duration:00:53:56

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