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On September 24, 2014 By Alneada Biggers September 24, 2014
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Unfortunately, imitation—or rather artistic inspiration—has landed R&B singer Robin Thicke and super-producer Pharrell Williams in quite the legal brouhaha.
Since August 2013, there’s been an ongoing legal battle over the similarities between Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Over a [...]Continue Reading →
On September 22, 2014 By Samara Shepherd September 22, 2014
The NFL is constantly under scrutiny. This time it is the players’ treatment of family members—rather than the league’s treatment of players—attracting unwanted attention. In the wake of separate scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, the NFL has had to determine the appropriate punishment for players’ actions off [...]Continue Reading →
On September 19, 2014 By Erin Shackelford September 19, 2014
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has cited Midnight Rider producers for safety violations, stemming from the tragic on-set death of twenty-seven year old camera assistant Sara Jones.
Jones was tragically killed last February on the set of Midnight Rider while the crew [...]Continue Reading →
On July 18, 2014 By Sara Whaley July 18, 2014
The number of Apple’s settlement with 33 states over electronic book price fixing could reach as high as $400 million. Last month, the company agreed to settle the class action brought by 33 attorneys generals seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for allegedly colluding with book publishers to inflate [...]Continue Reading →
On July 16, 2014 By Samara Shepherd July 16, 2014
When it comes to marketing, branding is important. A clever brand name can become ubiquitous and help a company soar to popularity. The drawback is that such brands are at risk of being genericized. When this happens, what was once a brand name is now a generic term used as a [...]Continue Reading →
Controversy over the unceremonious departure of the former Miss Delaware may lead to litigation. Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre was stripped of her crown after winning the title in June. Brittany Lewis, the original runner-up for the Miss Delaware pageant, was crowned the new Miss Delaware shortly after Longacre’s removal.
Longacre was [...]Continue Reading →
On July 10, 2014 By Andrea Scheder July 8, 2014
After a six-year battle, Tyler Perry finally won the rights to the trademark of “What Would Jesus Do” after filing a petition to cancel Kimberly Kearney’s registration of the trademark. In addition to giving Perry the rights he was seeking, the case has also served as a warning about the importance [...]Continue Reading →
On June 17, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering June 18, 2014
Last week, a handful of Nashville songwriters ventured to Washington, DC to advocate for changes in the structure of compensation under copyright law. The Songwriter Equity Act, introduced in both the House and Senate, aims to change the mechanics by which the government calculates songwriter pay. Currently, under U.S. Copyright law, [...]Continue Reading →
Last week, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Paula Petrella could sue MGM for copyright infringement–more than 30 years after Raging Bull hit the cinema and won two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Robert De Niro). Petrella’s father collaborated with boxer Jake LaMotta on two screenplays and a book that was [...]Continue Reading →
The Oculus Rift, at a mere two years old, has taken the gaming press by storm. The Rift is a motion-tracking, head-tracking 3D screen that you wear on your head for complete immersion. After the thoroughly terrible VR days of the 90s, maybe nobody expected VR to be a real thing [...]Continue Reading →
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