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The Village People are back in the spotlight, but not in costume this time. A trial has recently begun to determine the rightful songwriter behind twenty-four of the Village People’s biggest hits, including “YMCA” and “Macho Man.” In May 2012, Victor Willis, the original Village People singer-songwriter (or for those of your familiar with [...]Continue Reading →
Great Artists Steal? A Music Theory Thought Experiment & a Worry about the Litigation of Popular Music
On February 19, 2015 By Lawrence Crane-Moscowitz February 16, 2015
Copyright law and popular music can sometimes appear to be strange bedfellows. The Founders were not likely to have intended this tension, given the fact that “promot[ing] the . . . useful Arts,” is followed by a phrase that limits the exclusive right to use, only “securing [it] for limited Times to Authors and Inventors.” [...]Continue Reading →
On January 26, 2015 By Wayman Stodart January 26, 2015
After a startling revelation on the first day, the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts continues this week. On day one of the trial, Ulbricht’s defense attorney conceded that yes, Ross Ulbricht did indeed start the notorious Silk Road market.
Silk Road was intended to be, as portrayed by Ulbricht’s defense counsel, [...]Continue Reading →
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first Sherlock Holmes story in 1886. Fans loved the character so much, the author couldn’t even [...]Continue Reading →
In November of last year, the JETLaw Blog reported that the FCC was reviewing its policy on blackouts. Most sports blackouts are [...]Continue Reading →
Isabella Tanikumi has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company claiming Disney’s Frozen is not an original work, but instead the storyline and characters were stolen from her memoirs.
For the few people in the world who have yet to be exposed to Frozen, it features the story of two princesses, Elsa and [...]Continue Reading →
On October 15, 2014 By Emily Gabranski October 15, 2014
On October 14, 2014 By Dustin Kovacic October 14, 2014
A new copyright law came into effect in the United Kingdom on October 1st, modifying copyright protection of parodies. The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations allow the use of copyrighted material for parody purposes if [...]Continue Reading →
An epic legal battle between the famous comic creator Jack Kirby and Marvel Comic was settled just days before the Supreme Court was scheduled to discuss the case. The parties were involved in an extensive legal dispute regarding the ownership rights to legendary comic characters such as X-men, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. The [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2014 By Patrick Tricker October 8, 2014
A Hollywood lawyer representing Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Dunst, and Kate Upton accused Google of taking “little or no action” to remove the recent hacked nude photos and even facilitating their dispersal, in a letter sent Wednesday threatening a $100 million lawsuit.
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