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In the past decade, the information distribution channels for music have changed dramatically. Not only has it largely moved from radio and print to online sources, but many audioblogs have formed to cover various niches according to the individual tastes of bloggers. This democratization of music criticism has been popular with listeners, [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday, October 23, the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law held its annual symposium. This year’s symposium was entitled Drawing Lines in the Digital Age: Copyright, Fair Use, and Derivative Works. The symposium covered a variety of topics related to digital copyright, but the focus was on exploring the intersection [...]Continue Reading →
The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law recently released its latest issue containing 11 articles on virtual worlds and user-generated content. Below are the abstracts from three of those articles: A First Amendment of Second Life: What Virtual Worlds Mean for the Law of Video Games, by Marc Jonathan Blitz; The [...]Continue Reading →
In the news . . .
Heidi Klum leaves jewelry making business after lawsuit filed by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Ralph Lauren faces lawsuit from Lifeguard Licensing Corp. over “Lifeguard” tee-shirt line.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino admits to affair with extortionist and payment of [...]Continue Reading →
On June 30, 2009 By JETLaw
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Cable News Network, Inc. v. CSC Holdings, Inc. Plaintiffs, including major networks such as NBC, CBS, FOX, Disney and Paramount, appealed from a Second Circuit decision overturning an injunction against Cablevision’s proposed [...]Continue Reading →
It is well known by now that Shepard Fairey, creator of the ubiquitous “Hope” poster of then-candidate Barack Obama, is locked in a copyright infringement lawsuit with the Associated Press (AP) over the poster. In an interesting series of events, Fairey and his counsel at the Stanford Fair Use Project sued the AP first. After [...]Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed Bourne Co.’s (“Bourne”) copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the hit television show Family Guy on March 16, 2009.
On October 3, 2007, Bourne, owner of the song “When You Wish Upon a Star” made [...]Continue Reading →
The kindness of strangers, eh? Turns out the estate of author Tennessee Williams is no longer so keen on helping out strangers. The University of the South, which owns Mr. Williams’s catalogue, including his famous play A Streetcar Named Desire, has threatened legal action against a New York City [...]Continue Reading →