Month

April 2015
As complicated and imperfect music copyright laws can be here in the US, sometimes they pale in comparison to the difficulties other countries face. For example, the Bangkok Post published a fascinating investigative piece on the issue that many restaurant owners have come across- punishment for playing songs without a license in their places of...
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In this week’s edition of Film Fridays, we are taking a look at how copyright law and the idea of intellectual property might be undergoing some pretty major changes in the UK. The Green Party has proposed a new standard of copyright- a person’s intellectual property will become public domain after 14 years. This is a...
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One of LA’s hottest film festivals will be opening up this week, and we want to make sure you’re there! The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be happening, April 23rd – April 30th, and you can find more in about it here (i.e., tickets, schedule, etc..): click here. If you don’t know what movie to...
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One of LA’s hottest film festivals will be opening up this week, and we want to make sure you’re there! The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be happening, April 23rd – April 30th, and you can find more in about it here (i.e., tickets, schedule, etc..): click here. If you don’t know what movie to...
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On this day of all days, the estate of “Mary Jane” crooner Rick James and other UMG (Universal Music Group) musicians have yet another reason to celebrate: UMG has agreed to settle a lawsuit which will award $11.5 million in unpaid royalties from the past forty years. The crux of the lawsuit centers on the problem of sales...
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