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Q u i L L #32 Worth

The discount I give you should never be on my self-worth
No one will love me unless
I love myself first

I have value
I have worth… 82 more words


Music Copyrights

When you talk about copyrights in the music industry, at least two different copyrights exist.  There is a copyright in the lyrics and/or music of the song , and a separate copyright in the recorded version(s) of the song .  328 more words

Intellectual Property

No Use Of Pirates' Blues

On of the most recent EU Commission reports about the cyber-piracy actually does not go hand-in-hand with the Hollywood’s crusade plans. How? Well, it turns out that shutting down the piracy websites does not guarantee you any results in preventing or eliminating the online privacy. 154 more words

Fatwas & the First Amendment: 9th Circuit Reverses Takedown Order of Video that Preceded Benghazi & Cairo Protests

A young actress agreed to appear in a low-budget, Middle Eastern themed action film. The producer re-cut and over-dubbed the video, which included five seconds of the actress’ performance, fashioning it into “Innocence of Muslims,” an anti-Islamic screed, which portrayed the Prophet Mohammed in an exceedingly offensive way.  879 more words

Court Cases

Let It Go... To Trial: Disney Frozen Out of Summary Judgment In Copyright Infringement Case

Elsa and Anna are going to trial.  Well, Olaf and Sven are headed there, at any rate.  The sanguine snowman and his reindeer buddy were featured in a… 325 more words

Court Cases

Target to Stop Selling Shirt Claimed by Designer as Copycat

Target said Thursday it would no longer sell a shirt that an Oregon-based designer said was identical to one that she had designed.

The retailer said in a statement that it was “concerned” when the closeness in style of the two shirts was brought to its attention. 116 more words

Copyright Protection Doesn't Monkey Around

The U.S. Copyright Office released an updated 1,222-page “Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition” in 2014 clarifying its position that it “will register an original work of authorship, provided that the work was created by a human being.”  The report goes on to state that “[t]he Office will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants.  247 more words

Intellectual Property