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On November 18, 2014 By Megan McLean November 18, 2014
This week, Taylor Swift shocked her fans and the music industry by removing all of her songs from Spotify. The move was seen as an effort to drive up sales of her new album, 1989, but the decision also appears to reflect her belief that artists should be able to set their price points for [...]Continue Reading →
On November 6, 2014 By Morgan Morrison November 7, 2014
This past week, Taylor Swift dropped her new album 1989—and so far, it has received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. In fact, according to Billboard, 1989 is on track to sell 1.2 million copies in its opening week, qualifying the album as “platinum” under the standards set by the Recording Industry [...]Continue Reading →
The Supreme Court grants cert in the Aereo case, which pits the over-the-air TV streaming upstart against the big broadcasting [...]Continue Reading →
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Major Hollywood studios get victory over “Family-Friendly” DVD service that strips films of objectionable content.
Judge orders shutdown of TV streaming site, despite periodic statutory licensing payments.
France becomes destination of choice for celebrities looking to forum shop for plaintiff-friendly defamation laws.
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The red Netflix movie envelope has become a well-known sight, with fifteen million customers recently joining the service to receive DVDs in the mail or view films through online streaming. The convenience and simplicity of Netflix’s service has even contributed to the collapse of some of its competitors, with former market leader, Blockbuster, declaring bankruptcy [...]Continue Reading →
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On January 8, 2010 By Steven Reilly July 24, 2010
After the failed Christmas airplane bombing, authorities have focused on possible methods to prevent such an attempt in the future. The technology of choice seems to be new full-body scanners that create an image of a person down to the level of his or her skin. While likely effective at detecting contraband, the scanning creates [...]Continue Reading →
As a big music fan, I was not surprised to read that a new report shows that those who download the most music illegally also spend the most money on music. I know that from firsthand experience. However, while this “sampling” theory has been suggested for years, it has generally been rejected by [...]Continue Reading →
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