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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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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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A few weeks ago in The Hollywood Lawyer blog, we examined a new Kentucky law aimed at increasing local film production (check it out: ““New Kentucky Bill to Attract Film [& Fried Chicken?] Production”). In this week’s edition of Film Fridays, we learn that the new incentive law has gone over just as well as...
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Ne-Yo is one of the most prolific song writers of the 2000’s but has little to show for it- songwriters make almost nothing, especially compared to the people who perform their songs. The hugely successful R&B singer, along with other musicians, recently lobbied in D.C. to change the laws for songwriters. Songwriting falls under musical composition...
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Copyright law in film, like that in music, is enormously complicated. Not only are major aspects of films like story and characters copyrighted, but the scenery and even sounds are subject as well. For example, the iconic LA landmark, the Hollywood sign, is copyrighted, so in order to use it in a film you need to get permission. You might even have...
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