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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 July 21, 2011 By Andrew Harline
Baidu, China’s largest search engine, on Tuesday announced a major licensing deal with with One-Stop China–a joint venture between the Universal Music Group, the Warner Music Group, and Sony BMG. The deal will allow China-based web users to legally download and stream hundreds of thousands of songs [...]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 →
Have you wondered why Pandora won’t just play songs by a single artist of your choice? Or why there isn’t a list of upcoming songs in the playstation? I certainly have wondered these things. Tim Westergren, Pandora’s founder, recently answered these questions. Pandora is subject to a government statutory license that limits [...]Continue Reading →
In the news. . .
Scramble ensues to get rights to “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trademarks.
Obama issues executive order establishing two interagency advisory committees to oversee enforcement of IP rights.
Judge gives new life to EchoStar’s patent counter-attack against TiVo.
$1 billion copyright infringement [...]Continue Reading →
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The King’s Speech involved with American Humane Society over impermissible use of their trademarked phrase “No animals were harmed” during the film’s credits.
The Future of Music Coalition kicks off new study to determine all the ways musicians can generate revenue in today’s music [...]Continue Reading →
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Viacom agrees to pay $1.75 million for class action copyright suit related to BET’s failure to obtain proper “sync” licenses for its programs.
Mobile Resource Card, a financial services company, is suing the Kardashian sisters for walking away from a deal for prepaid celebrity-endorsed [...]Continue Reading →
Back in October 2007, Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading international developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive games, released its third version of popular video game Guitar Hero(R), titled, Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock(TM) (“GH III“). The game (featuring hits from legendary artists such Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Pearl Jam) was immediately a Continue Reading →
If you are even slightly connected to the pulse of the Internet, you know that LimeWire is a popular P2P file-sharing application that allows users to download and share music, movies, and other files over the web. However, you may also question how it has been around for over a decade, and [...]Continue Reading →
It seems politicians should have learned by now not to use music in their political campaigns without getting permission from the artist. However, legendary power trio, Rush, are the latest in a long line of musicians taking legal action against political candidates for alleged copyright infringement. Rush are upset that Rand [...]Continue Reading →