Month

June 2015
Over in the Queen’s country, one of the most common practices among music consumers (at least those who still purchase their music on CDs) is to transfer the files from the CD to a boom box/Walkman/record player/or more likely, smart phone/ipod. However, the Government just might be ruling that transferring files, even those you have...
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Kurt Cobain, the former frontman of Nirvana, has been in the news again recently, more than 20 years after his drug overdose. A new documentary on his life (and more specifically, his death), “Soaked in Bleach,” has widow Courtney Love lawyering up- she has issued a cease and desist against the film. While it has been...
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This week’s #throwbackthursday brings us to our client, Tanroh Ishida, a Japanese actor from London, who had a role in the critically acclaimed film, “The Railway Man” (2013). The movie takes place during WWII and stars Colin Firth as a British soldier who is tortured at a Japanese labor camp by Ishida’s character, Takashi Nagase. Ishida’s...
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Overview We see trademarks all day, everyday, but we may not be aware of them.  While trademark and copyright law share some similarities, they are somewhat different areas of the law.  Recall from our discussion a few weeks ago, the copyright law generally protects an original literary, artistic, or creative work from being used by...
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Tamer Hosny, Egyptian self-proclaimed “romantic” singer and fan-proclaimed the “Star of Jeel”, is not very happy with American superstars Akon and Pitbull right now. Hosny is currently suing Akon for failing on his alleged promise to get rapper Pitbull to be in the video for the trio’s collaboration. While Hosny’s song has both American artists on it, Hosny...
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