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Taylor Swift: Attempting to Trademark Lyrics
Taylor Swift is the latest in a long line of entities attempting to trademark something more »
The Sports Car of ISPs
Why’s my Internet so slow?! I won’t disparage any particular service provider, but we’ve all experienced more »
Sam Smith owes royalties to Tom Petty for “Stay with Me,” Petty says similarities are a “musical accident”
When Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me” was first released, several critics noted that the more »
Supreme Court’s Standard of Review Stance
Last week the Court announced its unanimous opinion for 2 of the 3 intellectual property more »
Should Professional Athletes Have Free Speech On the Field?
In contemplation of further research, I pose the question: Should professional athletes be entitled to more »
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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Good morning, Big Brother! ACLU Seeks Records about State Police Searches of Cellphones: The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan urged the Michigan State Police (MSP) today to release information regarding the use of portable devices which can be used more »
It’s that time again. You’ll have to forgive us for any lack of cutting-edge, mindblowing, and/or lifechanging content over the next few weeks. Finals are upon us, which means it’s time to panic start studying those outlines we started at more »
YouTube has created this Nickelodeon-esque cartoon video to educate content pirates (arrrr) about copyright infringement. In the four-and-a-half minute lesson, the image below is how fair use is described. It’s all true, sure, but my question is, what happens when more »
There is a lot of hoopla surrounding Time Warner Cable’s iPad app, which allows TW subscribers (who also subscribe to TW’s broadband internet), to watch live TV on their iPads. Before they could see if there might be any benefit more »
The general census from copyright scholars, and virtually everyone except the Big Copyright Lawyers, is that copyright law today is all screwed up. You hear a lot about how the Big Bad RIAA and the devilish MPAA spend tens of more »
You know your business has jumped the shark when you get busted for serious safety violations by a government bureaucrat sitting on his couch watching Spike TV: Mine in TV Show “Coal” Gets Fined for Endangering Miners The first episode more »