Lessons from the Copyright Infringement Verdict Against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams

Comments Off on Lessons from the Copyright Infringement Verdict Against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Written by on March 12, 2015 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Copyright Cases of Interest, Copyright Infringement, IP Licensing Litigation, Music Licensing

Print this postA verdict was reached earlier this week in the copyright infringement case between Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and the children of Marvin Gaye, finding that the 2013 song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the copyright in Marvin Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give it Up.”  Tech Times reported that Gaye’s children have been […]

Collaborating Can Create Legal Headaches if the Appropriate IP Agreements Are Not in Place

Print this postIf you run a small business, you have probably given some thought over this recession to how you might be able to collaborate with other businesses to generate some additional revenue for your business. I know that this is definitely something that I have been thinking about for my practice, and it is […]

Copyright Reform: Is it Time to Take Patent Reform Off the Table and Work on Copyright Reform?

Comments Off on Copyright Reform: Is it Time to Take Patent Reform Off the Table and Work on Copyright Reform? Written by on November 12, 2008 | Posted in IP Legislation, IP Licensing Litigation, IP Licensing News, Music Licensing

Print this postGiven where we are on the patent reform debate, is it time to move patent reform off the table and work on copyright reform? If you haven’t heard many calls for this lately, you are not alone, but according to Wired, Judge Miriam Hall Patel, who presided over the Napster case has had […]

Cutting Legal Costs by Investing in Good Templates

Print this postIn a recent blogpost, AdamsDrafting suggested that the recession should prompt companies to look at overhauling their contract template process. AdamsDrafting wrote: [A] recession should provide a greater incentive for a company to do something about the considerable amounts of time and money that it’s wasting due to its mediocre templates and primitive […]

Yahoo Music to Shut Down Service, Issue Refunds to Customers

Comments Off on Yahoo Music to Shut Down Service, Issue Refunds to Customers Written by on July 29, 2008 | Posted in IP Licensing News, Music Licensing

Print this postYahoo Music has advised its customers that it will be shutting down its digital rights management (“DRM”) service on September 30, 2008, but will be issuing refunds to customers who request them, reported Techspot. According to Techspot, Yahoo Music has decided to shut down its DRM licensing service in order to become part […]

iTunes Music License: Is it Really Enforceable?

Comments Off on iTunes Music License: Is it Really Enforceable? Written by on July 18, 2008 | Posted in Music Licensing

Print this postIs the iTunes Music License really enforceable? This is the question raised by F. Scott Kieff in a recent article for IP Law & Business. According to Kieff, the issue is as follows: the iTunes contract for service allows the customer to copy a song for a small number of times–the license provides […]

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