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Although Pandora may have won a single battle against the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), the recent decision has left many questions about music royalties unanswered. Pandora originally filed suit against ASCAP in the Southern District of New York, petitioning the court to set “reasonable” licensing fees through 2015. The [...]

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Who Owns Superman?

On January 28, 2014 By Emily Green

Few comic book characters or superheroes are as well-known or well-loved as Superman. At least nine different films, from as far back as 1948 and as recently as 2013, boast Superman as their main character — and that does not even include television. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the Superman “brand” is a [...]

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Many of us listen to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show for the entertainment value of his statements. Many of us were not laughing late last month, however, when Limbaugh unleashed a series of derogatory statements about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, referring to her as a “slut,” “prostitute,” and “round heeled” as she [...]

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Taking Back Song Copyrights

On August 18, 2011 By Edwin Chadwick

Starting a process that might completely shake-up copyright law in the next few years, Mr. Victor Willis, the former lead singer of the Village People, is filing to regain control and ownership of several of the group’s earliest songs, including the renowned song ‘Y.M.C.A.’

Thirty-five years ago, when Congress re-wrote the copyright [...]

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Since time immemorial, mankind has imagined the end – the end of entertainment and technology and the beginning of the apocalypse. Saturday marked the beginning of the end, as Jesus descended from the ether to rapture true believers to heaven, where they would presumably enjoy superior entertainment and technology. [...]

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The Future of Streaming: A Felony?

On March 24, 2011 By Christine Hawes

Streaming video and music is undoubtedly the future for television, radio, film, and even live events. The major TV networks offer free streaming of episodes of their shows; a huge variety of movies is available to stream through services like Netflix or Amazon, and events such as the Tribeca Film Festival [...]

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Inside Pandora’s Box

On February 17, 2011 By Sophia Behnia

Have you wondered why Pandora won’t just play songs by a single artist of your choice?  Or why there isn’t a list of upcoming songs in the playstation?  I certainly have wondered these things.  Tim Westergren, Pandora’s founder, recently answered these questions.  Pandora is subject to a government statutory license that limits its [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On November 1, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

After decades of litigation, legal battle over Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window ignites with new fervor.

Fox faces copyright infringement lawsuit over new reality show, My Parents Are Gonna Love You.

‘Real Housewife’, Danielle Staub, gets tricked then treated to litigation by ex-boyfriend who served her with [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 25, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Canadian FCC slams DJ and radio station for implying Justin Bieber is gay.

Major networks block web programs from being viewed on Google TV.

Piracy domain seizure bill allowing government to blacklist piracy websites makes major strides in Congress.

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 30, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Question of federal government’s power to protect American families from profane television moves closer to Supreme Court as FCC appeals TV indecency ruling.

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsmen orders gossip blog TheDirty.com to pay $11 million to professional cheerleader in defamation suit.

Federal court issues massive, Continue Reading