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Cirque du Soleil's Steel Dream is a Legal Nightmare for Justin Timberlake

by Katherine Imp

Cirque du Soleil sued Justin Timberlake last week, alleging that the singer, along with his writers, producers and recording company, “sampled” a portion of Cirque’s song, “ 859 more words

Copyrights

A4 Multimedia Designer Jobs

Usually a very creative person, Multimedia designers create effects  and various media for television, the web, movies and video games. Designers may work for corporations and organizations creating attention grabbing visuals. 892 more words

Computers

Are the Turtles Certifiable? Music Industry To Litigate Pre-1972 Public Performance Right

There’s an interesting case percolating in the Court of Appeals dealing with the Turtles and Sirius XM radio. Here is an excerpt from “Copyright Litigation Blog” by Ray Dowd (the entire blog post can be found here: … 525 more words

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[#120.2] Avi Baranes on financialization, mergers, and innovation from an (old) institutional economics perspective

https://punkonomicsdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/punkonomics-4-6-2016-pt-2.mp3

Part 2 of our conversation with Avi. We definitely need him back ASAP for more!
Special guest: Avi Baranes on financialization in general, and the pharmaceutical industry in particular…
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[#120.1] Avi Baranes on financialization, mergers, and innovation from an (old) institutional economics perspective

https://punkonomicsdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/punkonomics-4-6-2016-pt-1.mp3

Special guest: Avi Baranes on financialization in general, and the pharmaceutical industry in particular

I’ve been discussing this with Avi in between work since we hired him last year, and have learned a great deal from this promising young (old) Institutional Economist! 17 more words

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Fashion and Copyright: Will the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Address the Dress?

Here is a link to the Copyright Blog about the intersection of fashion designs, copyright, protection of useful articles, design patents for the ornamental design of a functional item, and the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS): http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/.  Enjoy.

Business Entities

Copyright Infringement Suit Over Hit Song Fails Due to Lack of Valid Copyright Registration

by: Kelly A. Williams, a shareholder at Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

Rapper Rick Ross and his producers sued LMFAO members Skyler and Stefan Gordy in December 2013, claiming that “Party Rock Anthem,” which topped the Billboard charts for six weeks and sold more than 7.5 million copies in the U.S., infringed Rick Ross’s 2006 hit “Hustlin’.”  The court held that Rick Ross and his producers didn’t have the copyright registration necessary to sue for infringement.  229 more words

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Litigation