Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

Path Appears Clear for the Music Modernization Act

The Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) has joined the growing support for the Music Modernization Act. Due to state-by-state legislation that governs mechanical royalties, the current state of copyright legislation is incredibly complicated for songwriters to...
“Art Bastard” Sues New York Art Museums

“Art Bastard” Sues New York Art Museums

Last Tuesday, Robert Cendella, a painter known as “Art Bastard,” has brought a class action lawsuit against contemporary art museums in New York. He alleges in the complaint that these museums have illegally conspired with five major galleries in New York...
Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

Redbox Accuses Disney of Copyright Protection Abuse

As Disney is gearing up to establish its own streaming service, it has started cracking down on unauthorized digital downloads of its works. In November 2017, Disney sued the video rental company Redbox for breaching the terms and conditions of their licensing...
HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

HBO Hacker Indicted on Counts of Fraud and Extortion

According to The New York Times, the man behind the cyber attack on HBO this summer has been indicted on charges of wire fraud, computer fraud, identity theft and extortion.  Behzad Mesri, an Iranian national, hacked into HBO’s system under the pseudonym “Skote...