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In This Issue:
- Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more
Last Friday, the Republican Standing Committee (“RSC”) published a report by twenty-four year old staffer Derek Khanna, a former Mitt Romney aide and graduate of Georgetown Law School, entitled: “Three Myths about Copyright...more
The United States Copyright Office recently issued a broad notice of inquiry in the Federal Register, seeking comments from the public “regarding the current state of play for orphan works.” An orphan work is an original...more
We here at Law Law Land are big fans of Halloween, the drunkest, sluttiest, most creative and fun-loving holiday of the year. Law Law Land HQ itself is awash in cat ears and warlock coats today, and your editor is looking...more
In This Issue:
- In Tennis Channel Carriage Dispute with Comcast, Ball is Now in Appeals Court
- Crimson Tide Infringement Claims Turned Back by Artist's Fair Use Defense
- Citius, Altius, Litigious: USOC,...more
It appears that Newt Gingrich and Frankie Sullivan, a member of the rock band Survivor, and his company Rude Music , have reached a tentative settlement in the latter’s copyright infringement suits against Gingrich for use of...more
Mitt Romney seems to attract copyright controversies like his bank account attracts interest. During the 2012 presidential campaign, Candidate Romney has already had copyright rows with Tom Brokaw and CNN. Now, he’s got three...more
In the on-line magazine “The Wrap,” Frank Scibilia's article, “Why Politicians' 'Theme Songs' Often Hit the Wrong Note,” discusses the legal implications of using copyrighted music as a campaign “theme song” or in a...more
News reports that Rush (the band) have demanded that Rush (the Limbaugh) desist from using the band's music in his radio broadcasts have re-raised an issue we have considered here at the Signal on few different occasions. The...more
National Public Radio had a story yesterday on politicians’ use (or misuse) of music at campaign events. It sets forth three seemingly simple rules for politicians to follow in order to...more
This Republican primary season has provided lots of fodder for political blogs, but it has also provided a few gems relating to — what else — trademark issues. Now, U.S. copyright law is in...more
Newt Gingrich's campaign makes the news twice in a week for claims of copyright infringement of a song. Rude Music Inc., owned by Frank Sullivan, a co-author of the song "Eye of the Tiger," filed a copyright infringement...more
Canadian entertainment lawyers are forced to look on in wonderment (and envy?) at the plethora of entertainment law-related legal disputes which arise in the United States. Now (finally!) one with a Canadian angle - Gingrich...more
In recent years, a number of highly publicized lawsuits have focused America's attention on the fact that musical works are protected by copyright law. Therefore, it would seem that everyone, especially politicians, should...more
A Judge in California District Court ruled that politician Chuck Devore’s new lyrics to “The Boys of Summer” and “All She Wants to Do is Dance” are not a fair use under the Copyright Act. The judge held the new lyrics did...more
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