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Have you ever been in the market for a textbook? If so, you, like most students enrolled in college these days, were probably shocked by some of the exorbitant prices that university bookstores charge for a book. For example, if you were in the market for a brand new Constitutional Law textbook you would be [...]Continue Reading →
On August 29, 2012 By Shane Valenzi
Few moments in a playwright’s life can compare to the anticipation, thrill, and excitement of opening night. Many are so fraught with nerves they can’t even watch. But on the opening night of his new play, “3C,” playwright David Adjmi found himself battling not only nervous jitters, but a squadron of lawyers [...]Continue Reading →
Starting a process that might completely shake-up copyright law in the next few years, Mr. Victor Willis, the former lead singer of the Village People, is filing to regain control and ownership of several of the group’s earliest songs, including the renowned song ‘Y.M.C.A.’
Thirty-five years ago, when Congress re-wrote [...]Continue Reading →
On August 3, 2011 By Paul Russell
In the recent Captain America movie, Captain America responds to Dr. Abraham Erskine’s question “Do you want to kill Nazis?” with “I don’t want to kill nobody. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.” But alas, Captain America was not available to save the day for his [...]Continue Reading →
In February 2011, the Seventh Circuit decided in Kelley v. Chicago Park District that Wildflower Works, a large-scale outdoor wildflower display is not copyrightable, and consequently, lacks any moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).
A nationally recognized artist, Chapman Kelley, created Wildflower Works in 1984, and it existed in Grant Park in [...]Continue Reading →
On April 8, 2011 By Caroline Fleming
After receiving reviews like “mind-meltingly horrific” and “hilariously dreadful,” it’s no wonder that thirteen-year-old Rebecca Black’s single “Friday” is so popular. A March 11 blog post by comedian Daniel Tosh helped to launch the video (produced by L.A. production company Ark Music [...]Continue Reading →
On March 17, 2011 By Ian Quin
Justin Timberlake may be many things to many people, but despite his proclamations at February’s Academy Awards ceremony, he is not the elusive street artist known simply as Banksy. And yet, who is Banksy? For that matter, who is Thierry Guetta? Are these people one and the same as [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.
Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.
France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation [...]Continue Reading →
Could hoards of teenage girls suffering from “Bieber Fever” soon be felons? Last week, heart-throb Justin Bieber’s new flick, “Never Say Never,” climbed to an impressive #2 at the box office, furthering the star’s climb to the pop culture stratosphere. At an Orlando, Florida premier of the movie, however, things were not all [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
J.R.R. Tolkien estate threatens lawsuit over upcoming book featuring Tolkien as a character.
Literary “scout” sues over right to be paid for discovering “Twilight.”
Boarders bankruptcy petition lists creditors that include Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group.
Congress wants to [...]Continue Reading →