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Revolution or Ruse: Wu-Tang Clan’s 88-Year Hold on the Commercial Release of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
On March 26, 2015 By Katherine Dutcher March 26, 2015
The Wu-Tang Clan’s latest—and perhaps last—collective musical endeavor has been six years in the making, will be sold exclusively to one (very wealthy) buyer, and will only be released commercially after 88 years. Anyone reading this now will likely never see that day. Why such extremes? “Art is extreme,” group leader RZA says. “For [...]Continue Reading →
On March 25, 2015 By Lauren Ostberg March 25, 2015
Last month, Harper Collins announced that they would publish Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman. Lee’s debut novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, brought the noble local attorney Atticus Finch into the public imagination.
The coverage of Go Tell a Watchman has focused on Tonja Carter, Lee’s nonfictional attorney. Carter, a 2006 graduate [...]Continue Reading →
The disputed syllable, “oh,” is the subject of a recent lawsuit filed against rapper Jay-Z, Atlantic Records, and Roc-a-fella. The suit alleges that Jay-Z took the micro-sample from bluesman Eddie Bo’s “Hook & Sling Part I” for use [...]Continue Reading →
On September 17, 2014 By Wayman Stodart September 14, 2014
Late last month, a Wolverhampton judge in the United Kingdom sentenced a man to 33 months in jail for distributing a pirated copy of Fast and Furious 6. Phillip Danks covertly recorded the movie from his seat in the back of the theater, and then posted his recording online under [...]Continue Reading →
On September 4, 2014 By Marshall Cox September 2, 2014
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the English Premier League is its most popular professional league. This includes the United States, where the league’s television broadcast ratings doubled from 2012 to 2013, and have now surpassed those of the US’s own Major League Soccer.
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Aereo, a New York based start-up company, provides consumers the ability to watch television programs as they are being broadcasted on Internet connected devices. Since [...]Continue Reading →
On June 13, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic June 16, 2014
On Wednesday, May 28th, the Center for Copyright Information (“CCI”) released its first progress report on the Copyright Alert System.
This report comes a year and a half after the implementation of the system in February of 2013. Designed as an educational tool to inform online copyright infringers [...]Continue Reading →
A federal judge has entered a permanent injunction against LimeWire, pulling the plug on the once-popular provider of peer-to-peer file sharing software. This week, Judge Kimba Wood, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ordered LimeWire to immediately disable its searching, downloading, uploading, and file trading functionalities.
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Every three years, the U.S. Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and issues opinions on how it should be interpreted. The most talked about exception the Office recently released is its ruling on the legality of “jailbreaking” an iPhone. Much to Apple’s dismay, jailbreaking an iPhone is fair use, which [...]Continue Reading →
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