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Music Royalty Collector Kobalt Nabs Another $14M

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As digital music streaming continues to explode, it calls for a platform that can track the data generated from billions of clicks and collect royalties for artists. Kobalt, the independent music services company founded in 2000, has been focusing on such a platform since Paul McCartney took his music publishing interest from EMI to Kobalt […]

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Studios and Streaming Join Forces to Take On TickBox

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Streaming companies and major film studios have joined forces to sue TickBox, the company behind TickBox TV, a device that offers its users easy access to free online content. The complaint filed on Friday, October 13 by companies such as Universal, Disney, Hulu and Netflix, has alleged that TickBox sells “illegal access to Plaintiff’s copyrighted […]

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Freedom of Tweet

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The Weinstein scandal has created shockwaves reaching far beyond Hollywood politics. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been faced with freedom of speech complaints after actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended soon after she posted tweets in connection with the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Weinstein. An outspoken supporter of women’s rights and […]

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Weinstein Considers Taking Legal Action Against New York Times

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has indicated, via his attorney Charles Harder, that he is considering taking legal action against the New York Times (“NYT”) over the paper’s recent story detailing Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual misconduct. According to an email sent by Harder to The Hollywood Reporter, Harder claims that the NYT’s story “relies on […]

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Nintendo says “Mama Mia!” to Tokyo’s Real-Life Mario Kart

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Tourists hoping to visit the Mushroom Kingdom may have to make other plans, after Nintendo filed a lawsuit against a Japanese company offering real-life Mario Kart inspired tours of Tokyo. According to the New York Times, Nintendo is claiming that the rental company, which operates under the name of MariCar in English, violates Nintendo’s intellectual […]

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Empowering Young Arab Athletes, One Nike Pro Hijab At A Time

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  On March 7, 2017, Nike announced its expansion into a new market with the Pro Hijab. The product is designed for Muslim female athletes and will be available for sale in spring 2018. CNN Money reports the design process took 13 months, resulting in a lightweight, breathable design that still adheres to religious standards. […]

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Family Feud: Los Angeles Lakers’ Edition

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  Apparently the turmoil embroiling by the Los Angeles Lakers doesn’t just stay on the court. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, a bitter family feud rages behind the scenes over control of the legendary franchise. On March 3rd, 2017, part owner and President of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss, was granted a […]

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Counterfeit Hamilton Merch Takes Final Bow

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On February 22, Hamilton: An American Musical producer Jeffrey Seller announced that Hamilton Uptown, the musical’s production company, settled a trademark and copyright infringement suit with online retail platforms SunFrog and GearLaunch. Hamilton Uptown and Creative Goods Merchandise filed the complaint against SunFrog, GearLaunch, and several John Doe defendants in October in the U.S. District […]

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When Morality and Copyright Collide

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As reported by Complete Music, in early March 2017, relatives of the late Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi filed new papers in their ongoing appeal of a moral rights claim against music icons Jay-Z and Timbaland. The case began in 2007, when Hamdi’s family alleged that Jay-Z and Timbaland’s sampling of Hamdi’s music in their 2000 smash […]

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The Future of Sports is Virtual

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While fans of traditional sports may view eSports with some skepticism, the business people behind traditional sports leagues appear to see a promising investment opportunity. For example, in early February, the NBA and Take-Two Interactive, the creator of the NBA 2K video game franchise, announced the launch of an eSports league with teams controlled by […]

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