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On February 27, 2013 By John Lomascolo February 24, 2013
Chubby Checker, also known as “The King of the Twist,” recently filed a lawsuit that could help prevent him from becoming known as The King of Inappropriate and Pointless Smartphone Apps.
The lawsuit was filed against Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiary, Palm, Inc., for $500 million, in light of an app called [...]Continue Reading →
On February 6, 2013 By Emily Green February 5, 2013
Twittersphere is buzzing with allegations that the popular TV show, Glee, ripped off the work of singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton. The episode in question was aired on January, 24, 2013, and featured a glee-ified rendition of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s rap, “Baby Got Back.”
According to Coulton’s angry fans, Glee‘s arrangement of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s rap is [...]Continue Reading →
Confession time: I am a total sucker for acoustic covers of non-acoustic songs. Obadiah Parker’s cover of “Hey Ya” by OutKast is life-changing. If you’ve never heard it, seek it out from a legal source and enjoy. I’ll wait.
Welcome back. Now clearly, Obadiah Parker created his brilliant version legally through a license. He arranged [...]Continue Reading →
Despite a notorious history of ‘big player’ domination, concentration of ownership in recorded music reached a peak Friday, September 12, 2012, when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the merger of Universal Music Group (“Universal”) and EMI Recorded Music (“EMI”). Despite the FTC’s finding that the merger will not substantially lessen competition in [...]Continue Reading →
On August 23, 2012 By Erin Reimer August 22, 2012
Even as a child, it seemed to be a given that there was freedom of religion, speech, and press. We are taught that these are universal and fundamental rights—memorialized, rather than created, by the Bill of Rights. Yet many would argue that a recent Russian judicial decision serves as a reminder that that the [...]Continue Reading →
On August 3, 2012 By Colton Cline August 2, 2012
It seems for now that the record labels have the upper hand. They have the upper hand on content pirates and artists.
In 2008, Swedish prosecutors filed charges against four individuals that predominately ran the Pirate Bay: Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, and financier Carl Lundström. The defendants were found [...]Continue Reading →
Students of Antitrust law take note: a 4-3 merger of the smallest into the largest of the four biggest recording companies is underway. Universal Music Group is attempting to purchase EMI, the home of the Beatles. Universal Music Group is itself owned by Vivendi, a French company.
The EU, however, isn’t entirely Continue Reading →
On July 5, 2012 By Mike Dearington July 5, 2012
Popular webcomic ‘The Oatmeal’ gets sued for $20,000 for copyright infringement. It decides to raise the money via donations, and then donate it to charity instead. Currently, it’s raised more than $150,000. Daniel Moore wins trademark infringement suit, doesn’t have to pay for paintings that depict college athletic jerseys. Amazon Continue Reading →
Internet trolls use the anonymity of the Internet to inflame emotions, tarnish reputations and possibly damage careers. In Internet slang, troll refers to someone who participates in a range of actions from attacking total strangers and celebrities to bullying. Recently trolls received worldwide attention for their attacks on Nicola Brookes and [...]Continue Reading →
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