EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive

As of April 15th, the European Union officially approved a controversial new Copyright Directive that has left members of the art and tech worlds fiercely divided. The Directive, which was narrowly approved by the European Parliament in a 348 to 274 vote last month,...
Sorry, Nicki

Sorry, Nicki

On Monday, October 22nd, 2018, Tracy Chapman slapped Nicki Minaj with a copyright lawsuit.  In her complaint, Chapman alleges that her song “Baby Can I Hold You” was sampled in Minaj’s song entitled “Sorry” without Chapman’s permission.  Beginning in June 2018,...
College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

College Athletes Sue Fantasy Sports Gambling Sites

In May 2016, a class of former college athletes sued FanDuel and DraftKings, alleging that the sites wrongfully profited from their likenesses. Relying on Indiana’s right of publicity statute, the former college athletes argued that FanDuel and DraftKings...
Montana Governor Plants His Flag for Net Neutrality

Montana Governor Plants His Flag for Net Neutrality

A week after 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the FCC over its repeal of Net Neutrality, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order protecting Net Neutrality in his state. The executive order points to oft-cited reasons for...
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...