VidAngel Loses in Court
Guest: Peter Midgley, Director of the BYU Copyright Licensing Office
A judge has ordered VidAngel to stop streaming Hollywood films while a lawsuit between the site and several major movie studios plays out. VidAngel has yet to actually stop streaming the movies and is hoping to get the temporary injunction overturned, but the judge’s ruling does not bode well for VidAngel.
China’s Role in Genetic Enhancement
Guest: Owen Schaefer, DPhil, Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore
The word “eugenics” carries unsettling connotations of the Nazi quest for a master race and American laws in the early twentieth century that allowed for forced sterilization of people with disabilities and prohibited interracial marriage. It’s a period of Western history that we’d like to forget. But advances in genetic science today—and in particular the ability to edit genes —have forced a new conversation about the ethics of using technology to, say, c