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The Aereo Decision

By Evan Jensen

The Aereo decision gives the impression of the Supreme Court twisting itself into knots to find a reason why Aereo is infringing. And ultimately the Court decided to help broadcasters kill off the competition, rather than push broadcasters to innovate. 2,132 more words


Is Warner Going to Have to Give up the Gravy Train that is "Happy Birthday"?

It is my middle child’s birthday today and I thought I would post this in his honor. A suit was filed this week that will likely stop Warner Music from collecting millions of dollars annually as royalties for performance of the song “Happy Birthday.” According to the plaintiff in the case, the song is indisputably in the public domain and Warner knows that. 43 more words


Using Trademarks and Copyrights in Movies

Donald Harwood is the founding member of Harwood Reiff, LLC, in New York City. Over the course of his career, he has practiced in various areas of law, ranging from real estate litigation to work in entertainment law for the 2008 film Frozen River. 213 more words


Article of Interest: YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers

Publication: Variety Magazine
Date: June 25, 2014
Author: Todd Spangler, NY Digital Editor
Posted By: Alan Epstein

This is a great read regarding increases in public disputes surrounding online distributors and suppliers – especially as it relates to the music industry.   122 more words

Digital Media

What cloud computing services need to know about the Aereo decision

In June. the United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. The decision effectively shut down the Aereo service, at least temporarily as it… 534 more words


You've Really Got a Hold On Me...and My Copyright?

Seems that someone’s always thinking of you, especially if you’re Smokey Robinson and you’re about to reclaim ownership of popular songs you wrote back in the day, like “I Second that Emotion,” “The Tears of a Clown,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “My Girl” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me.” 811 more words

Court Cases

Why is Airbus obstructing technological advancement?

Who doesn’t love France, right? Mountains, beaches, wine, cheese, Le Mans, Le Tour. Then why is it that a country that seemingly has it all, doesn’t want others to have something as well. 360 more words

Erwin Fisser