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Taylor Swift: No More Spotify


According to the Wall Street Journal, on Monday Taylor Swift removed her music from the streaming service, Spotify. Recently, Ms. Swift’s label, Big Machine Label Group, requested that Spotify release her new album on its platform only in the United States (as the label tries to grow her fan base internationally). However, Spotify did not […]

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More Legal Woes for Lindsay Lohan


According to the New York Daily News, Lindsay Lohan and her brother Michael Lohan, face a million dollar lawsuit over their mobile application, Vigme. The app allows users to identify clothes worn by celebrities and make purchases in the app. However, Fima Potik claims that Lohan stole the business idea from his app, Spotted Friend. […]

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New Meaning of MVPD: A Future for Aereo?


According to the Hollywood Reporter, on Tuesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote a blog post indicating that the FCC is considering a rule making proceeding to revise the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) to include online video providers. Wheeler mentioned that he hopes to update the definition to be technology neutral. Extending […]

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Kesha Sexual Abuse Case Updates


According to the Hollywood Reporter, last week Kesha filed a lawsuit against the producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald for sexual abuse. The case began when Kesha was 18 years old and dropped out of high school at Dr. Luke’s suggestion. She eventually signed with Dr. Luke in 2005. The filed suit claims that Dr. Luke raped Ms. […]

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James Bond Victory


Although Judge Otero’s opinion on the Section 6 case was filed in late September, this past week a redacted version of the decision was released—shedding light on his reasoning to not dismiss the case. In late April, MGM filed a suit claiming that Universal’s Section 6 project infringed on the copyright of its James Bond […]

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California Cracks Down on Music Piracy


California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill targeting music piracy. In an ever-increasing digital age, music is one of the most affected industries in terms of intellectual property violations. In fact, earlier this week the US District Court found that the music streaming service, Grooveshark, violated various artists’ copyrights because its employees directly uploaded the infringing music […]

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Marvel and Kirby Settle


Deadline reports that Marvel settled with the heirs of famed comic book artist Jack Kirby last Friday, precluding the Supreme Court from taking the case and examining the issue of works made for hire. Kirby is the creator of many of the original Marvel Comics including Spider-Man, Captain America, and Iron Man. In 2009, his descendants issued […]

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Celebrity Photo Leak and Prior Restraints


In light of the nude photos of celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, leaked last month, there is much discussion regarding an individual’s right to privacy. In the photo leak case, legal action can be taken against the original hacker; but what about subsequent uses of these photos? An artist in Florida had […]

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Christie Won’t Give Jersey Shore Any Credit


Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey does not like Jersey Shore; neither its cast nor its message are appealing to the governor.  Christie’s objection to both the show and the New Jersey Film Tax Credit Transfer Program led to his veto of a $420,000 tax credit to 495 Productions, the production company in charge of Jersey […]

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