2-Way: The Fearless Girl & Copyright Law


Wall Street’s newest addition, the Fearless Girl, stands across from the famous Charging Bull Statue, defiantly staring him down. But now, the bull is ready to fight back. Or rather, the artist who created it, Arturo DiModica, is. Dimodica is threatening to sue the City for altering the intent of his artwork under a law called the New York Arts and Culture Affairs Law. Jane Ginsburg teaches copyright and trademark law here at Columbia. I asked her…..why did this get so heated.

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How Will A National Bill Change the Number of Guns in NYC?


A new federal law that could affect how many guns legally come into New York City. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 is currently being reviewed by a house subcommittee focused on security. If passed it will make states honor conceal carry handgun permits issued by other states. Kamila Kudelska takes a closer look at the possible consequences in New York City. If passed the bill would let guns move around the city more freely including places concealed guns are banned from now like bars and schools.

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New Jersey Voters Pressure Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen to Stay Moderate in Wake of Proposed Health Care Bill

In New Jersey’s 11th district – which includes Morristown – constituents have been eagerly watching how longtime Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen [free-ling-HIGH-sen] will vote. He’s a moderate in a reliably Republican district, and so far has voted in line with President Trump’s conservative agenda. Now, in the throws of the health care debate, Kamila Kudelska […]

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Threat of Super High-Rise Buildings Prompt Town Hall Meeting

This morning, New Yorkers held a town hall meeting on changing zoning laws to prevent super high-rise buildings on residential side streets. Kamila Kudelska reports.

New York City has limited space….so developers build up. But skyscrapers can mean higher rents and casting shadows. Sutton Place, a residential community on the Upper East Side, is fighting to re-zone their area so that 1,000 foot megatowers won’t come into their neighborhood. Kamila Kudelska has this report.

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