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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 Classics - 4 - The Future of Entertainment and Media

10/11/2018
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Will we still be watching television in twenty years, or will we all be plugged into the wall in a virtual cyberspace world? This week in Robot Congress Classics, Morrison and Austin talk about: the potentials of virtual reality; how all our fancy new devices afford us no privacy; what IS "obscene" in media; and how Morrison thinks indie movie theaters are the New Future.

Duration:00:36:14

ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 3 - The Future of Transportation

10/5/2018
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Are Smart Cars the future? Who's responsible if a self-driving car hits your house? Am I still myself if I use a Star Trek transporter? This week in RoCo Classics, Morrison and Austin discuss all the future of transportation!

Duration:00:38:33

ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 2 - Artificial Intelligence, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of You

9/27/2018
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Should artificial intelligence have human rights? Who's responsible if a self-driving car kills had an accident? This week in Classics, Morrison and Austin delve into the future of AI and discuss Skin Gambling: the purchasing and trade of video game aesthetics!

Duration:00:33:00

ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 1 - Patenting DNA and the Future of Cybernetics

9/20/2018
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Will you own your own body in the future? Can your DNA be patented by someone else? This week, a Classic episode of Morrison and Austin's past discussions is revived, back for your enjoyment.

Duration:00:13:59

ROBOT CONGRESS - 76 - Are ROMs Legal

8/14/2018
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This week Morrison, Austin and Ali discuss the burning question in everyone's minds: is the unauthorized distribution of old (and new!) games through ROMs and their Emulators illegal? Will they result in legal action? Find out this week, on Robot Congress!

Duration:00:43:40

ROBOT CONGRESS - 75 - Bird Law

8/7/2018
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Why are Birds terrorizing major cities around the US? This week Morrison, Austin and Ali examine the electric scooter sensation that's sweeping the nation. Is it a great eco-friendly startup, or a thousand thousand lawsuits waiting to happen?

Duration:00:40:29

ROBOT CONGRESS - 74 - Fake It Til You Make It: The Kylie Jenner Story

7/17/2018
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Forbes has declared that Kylie Jenner is set to be the youngest ever Self-Made billionaire- this week on Robot Congress Morrison, Austin and Ali are analyzing this claim and the counterfeit industry that surrounds popular products like celebrity makeup.

Duration:00:34:55

ROBOT CONGRESS - 73 - Trumped Up Supreme Court Picks (Ft. Ali Rothman)

7/10/2018
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This week is about the Supreme Court, what they do, and the new nomination! Morrison and Austin are joined this week by Allison Rothman to answer your burning questions about the Most Supreme Court of the Land (in this case, the US!)

Duration:00:42:47

ROBOT CONGRESS - 72 - Future of Esports Player Unions

5/8/2018
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The episode more requested than any other: Should esports pros unionize?

Duration:00:35:43

ROBOT CONGRESS - 71 - Charity or Scam, an Examination

5/1/2018
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It's always great to give, but are you giving to the right charities? Some charities will piddle away your kind donation keeping their own wheels spinning, whilst others are worthy recipients of your hard-earned currency. This week Morrison, Austin, and O'Connor dive into the murky depths of Lake Charity, sifting through the mud and picking out the gems!

Duration:00:40:23

ROBOT CONGRESS - 70 - A Way Too Fast Rambling Through Every IP Law

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 - Artificial Intelligence and the First Amendment

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 - Is Playing Music on Twitch Legal? (ft. 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