Robot Congress

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Synopsis

Ryan Morrison, better known on Reddit and the internet as "Video Game Attorney," and co-hosts Austin Hoffman and Ryan O'Connor, 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.

Episodes

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 92 - Caution! Hot Take - McDonalds Hot Coffee Case

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 92 - Caution! Hot Take - McDonald's Hot Coffee Case

    21/05/2020 Duration: 38min

    Can you win millions by burning yourself with McDonalds coffee? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss what you don't know about the famous McDonald's Hot Coffee case!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 91 - Disney Sends Twitter Over the Galaxys Edge

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 91 - Disney Sends Twitter Over the Galaxy's Edge

    05/05/2020 Duration: 25min

    Does Disney own your Star Wars Tweets? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss the #MayThe4th Star Wars Twitter controversy!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 90 - Call of Duty: Lawsuit Edition

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 90 - Call of Duty: Lawsuit Edition

    30/04/2020 Duration: 38min

    This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss AM General trying to sue Activision Blizzard for its use of the Humvee in the Call of Duty series! Hop in and join the battle between law and chaos!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 89 - The Horror of AB5

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 89 - The Horror of AB5

    02/04/2020 Duration: 36min

    Should Uber drivers be contractors or employees? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali discuss the pros and cons of California's AB5 law and whether this is the end of the disrupting apps as we know them!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 88 - Austins Wedding Special!

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 88 - Austin's Wedding Special!

    26/03/2020 Duration: 38min

    Would your marriage's validity stand up in court? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about Austin's Wedding and whether his internet-ordained minister had the power to marry the newlyweds!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 87 - Its the End of 2019 and We Know It

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 87 - It's the End of 2019 and We Know It

    26/12/2019 Duration: 42min

    It's almost the New Year, 2019 is on its way out! This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about their hopes for 2020: Will we see advances in Roomba technology, toiletries, or WiFi? Plus, Austin predicts the best planets and movies of 2020!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 86 - How to Find a Publisher (Ft. Sean McKenzie)

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 86 - How to Find a Publisher (Ft. Sean McKenzie)

    19/12/2019 Duration: 44min

    Have you ever created game of such beautiful artistry, a craft of such genius, so brilliant in design, that it went completely unappreciated by the masses? You probably needed a publisher!This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali are joined by Sean McKenzie of Armor Games to discuss what a publisher does, and why they're so integral to the gaming business.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 85 - Fashion Isnt a Game

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 85 - Fashion Isn't a Game

    12/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    Louis Vuitton and League of Legends have teamed up to bring fashion to gaming and vice versa! This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about brand partnerships, what goes into such potent and influential agreements, and whether Austin can actually pull off a French accent.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 84 - Skate 4 Lives! Trademark Talk

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 84 - Skate 4 Lives! Trademark Talk

    05/12/2019 Duration: 19min

    What is a trademark, and what does it mean when one is abandoned? This week Ryan, Austin, and Ali talk about the Skate 4 trademark debacle, and why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 83 - Can YouTube Survive COPPA? (Ft. Jonathan Katz)

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 83 - Can YouTube Survive COPPA? (Ft. Jonathan Katz)

    28/11/2019 Duration: 41min

    Will COPPA be the end of child-friendly content on YouTube? This week Ryan, Austin, Ali, and Special Guest Jonathan Katz assess the potential consequences of COPPA on YouTube!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 82 - How to Work in Video Games

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 82 - How to Work in Video Games

    21/11/2019 Duration: 41min

    What does it take to break into the video game industry? Do you have the necessary experience to level up to a career in this Pac-Man-Eats-Ghost world of bytes and pixels? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali share their experience and wisdom!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 81 - Bark to the Future

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 81 - Bark to the Future

    09/03/2019 Duration: 42min

    Would you put your dog's brain in a robot body? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the past and future of pets, and we even throw in some pet law for no extra charge!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 80 - Friends with Technology Benefits

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 80 - Friends with Technology Benefits

    22/02/2019 Duration: 34min

    How has technology altered the way we maintain relationships? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali reminisce about how instant messaging, dial-up modems, and video chat changed everything. Plus, by popular demand, Austin rants about grocery stores.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 79 - The Apex of our Fortnite

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 79 - The Apex of our Fortnite

    14/02/2019 Duration: 29min

    Is Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite's popularity? How did Apex launch with virtually no warning and no leaks? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali talk about the huge hit Apex Legends and its impact on the gaming world.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 78 - Reddit Asks Us Anything

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 78 - Reddit Asks Us Anything

    07/02/2019 Duration: 36min

    Just how bad are esports player contracts? Does Skyrim's Bethesda own the word Scrolls? Do companies need to sue to protect their trademarks and intellectual property? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali answer all the questions!

  • ROBOT CONGRESS - 77 - A New Lawsuit Every Fortnite

    ROBOT CONGRESS - 77 - A New Lawsuit Every Fortnite

    20/12/2018 Duration: 28min

    Can you copyright a dance move? This week Morrison, Austin, and Ali discuss the lawsuits surrounding Epic's Fortnite and the celebrity dance moves it has co-opted for use in its explosive game.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 5 - Future Warfare and Technology

    ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 5 - Future Warfare and Technology

    25/10/2018 Duration: 36min

    What is the future of warfare? Will soldiers be grizzled men leaping around battlefields in exosuits, or will they 18 year-old Starcraft players commanding robot soldiers from halfway across the globe?This week in Robot Congress Classics, we discuss the Future of War! (what is it good for?)

  • ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 4 - The Future of Entertainment and Media

    ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 4 - The Future of Entertainment and Media

    11/10/2018 Duration: 36min

    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.

  • ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 3 - The Future of Transportation

    ROBOT CONGRESS Classics - 3 - The Future of Transportation

    05/10/2018 Duration: 38min

    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!

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

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

    27/09/2018 Duration: 33min

    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!

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