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Apple to Apple

On January 11, 2011 By Kelly Donley

On November 16, 2010, the Fab Four’s legendary music became available on iTunes. CMUdaily recently reported that in order to secure The Beatles catalogue, iTunes may have struck an unusual deal. Typically, the wholesale price for [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On January 10, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news…

California passes new law making it illegal to impersonate celebrities, pushing limits of both trademark and publicity rights protection.

After judge orders permanent injunction, LimeWire drags Amazon.com and Apple into legal battle — demanding accounts of possible backdoor dealings with record labels.

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction still wound [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 29, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Warner Bros. pushes boundaries of trademark law by seeking to protect everything related to Harry Potter‘s “Quidditch,” including lingerie.

Television networks draw first blood against Filmon.com’s Internet streaming service for movies and television by getting temporary restraining order.

EMI seeks to bar non-profit legal rights group [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 4, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Major Internet players and civil liberties groups form Digital Due Process coalition to update privacy laws.

As sign of what’s to come, U.S. Copyright Group launches attack on movie downloaders.

Former legislator and filmmaker sues HBO and Cinemax for giving false credit to soft-core porno.

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While most bands presumably want their songs available on iTunes, last April Pink Floyd took the unusual step of suing its own record label (EMI) to prevent the online sale of individual tracks stripped from its original albums.

Of course, consumers generally favor the “a la carte” model, which [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On March 14, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Burberry lawsuit accuses T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s of selling mass quantities of counterfeits.

E-Trade prepares to defend against Lindsay Lohan’s “meritless” $100 million lawsuit.

Pink Floyd victory against EMI may end online sale of individual tracks.

 Scientologists battle upcoming release of German film.

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Kookaburra Laughs at Men at Work

On March 4, 2010 By Jamie Lynn Kern

In a clash of two of Australia’s most iconic songs, Larrikin Music, which owns the copyright to the popular Australian folk tune “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree,” is seeking millions of dollars in royalties from popular Australian group Men at Work and their record company EMI for allegedly copying a flute [...]

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The works of most every major recording artist are now legally available for download. That is, however, except for those of The Beatles. Thus, it came as quite a surprise when, on October 30, the music sharing website BlueBeat.com began offering 25-cent downloads of Beatles music.

The record label EMI, which owns the rights to [...]

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