Television Industry Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s ABC v. Aereo Ruling
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Television Industry Expert Available to Discuss Supreme Court’s ABC v. Aereo Ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling in favor of American Broadcasting Company in ABC v. Aereo effectively struck down the web-based streaming service’s business plan for capturing and rebroadcasting television content to its subscribers. The court ruled that this model amounted to a violation of the broadcasters’ content copyrights. This issue argued by ABC was … Continue reading

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study
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Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study

A recent study by researchers at Drexel University revealed that sexting among minors is more common than previously thought, and that most minors are unaware of the potential harsh legal consequences. The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the … Continue reading

Drexel Law Expert Available to Discuss Violence Against Abortion Clinic Workers
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Drexel Law Expert Available to Discuss Violence Against Abortion Clinic Workers

In light of the upcoming ruling by the Supreme Court on the abortion clinic buffer zone case McCullen vs. Coakley, David S. Cohen, JD, is available to comment on violence against abortion clinic workers and other issues related to reproductive rights. Cohen is a constitutional law and gender issues expert and an associate professor at … Continue reading

Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in
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Versatile Solar Charger Almost Ready For You to Plug in

A portable, solar-powered charging device that can store energy from natural or artificial light is on its way to a dead cell phone near you. Since winning the Baiada Institute’s incubator competition at Drexel University and Philadelphia’s third annual Lean Startup Machine challenge, Drexel senior David Hunt and recent alumnus Jason Browne, co-founders of Spor, … Continue reading

Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time
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Tackling Social Responsibility One Small Biz at a Time

Although they come from different backgrounds – Nicole Koedyker, a Drexel University senior, grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona while recent Drexel alumna Maria Allison grew up traveling between her mother’s home in Washington D.C. and her father’s in Seattle – they both agree that small businesses grow from being socially responsible and … Continue reading

Aereo Case Could Set a New Precedent For Storing, Streaming Television Content
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Aereo Case Could Set a New Precedent For Storing, Streaming Television Content

This week the Supreme Court hears arguments in American Broadcasting Company v. Aereo with its ruling likely to reverberate among cloud storage providers, cable companies, broadcast networks and television consumers. Aereo is a web-based subscription service that charges its clients $8-12 per month to store network broadcasts and watch them on their mobile devices. American … Continue reading

What TV Doesn’t Show You about Being a Lawyer
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What TV Doesn’t Show You about Being a Lawyer

If you’re a fan of legal dramas like CBS’s “The Good Wife,” then you’re familiar with the flashy side of the legal profession, with trial lawyers striding around the courtroom, engaging in rapid-fire questioning and making moving speeches. But there’s another side to the legal profession that represents one of the most challenging – although … Continue reading

Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time
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Improving Hospitality Services for the Disabled, One Project at a Time

As a former leader in the hospitality industry, Alex Cohen, a second-year marketing PhD candidate in the LeBow College of Business, knows that Philadelphia is a popular tourist destination. Almost every entertainment possibility is covered: hotels, retail and shopping, museums, historical spaces, parks, restaurants, sports arenas and more. But as someone diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a … Continue reading

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders
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Proven Skills for Effective Leaders

By Jonathan Ziegert Imagine that you are at a hospital seeking treatment for a serious ailment, and your doctor makes a diagnosis based on gut feeling, tangential experiences and information gleaned from vendors’ promotional materials. Surely you would prefer your doctor to instead make a diagnosis based on up-to-date independent research, clinical trials and information … Continue reading