Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020

I don't think it is possible to love Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, more than I do. I love her recipes: they are relatively easy to execute, delicious (no surprise, since they tend to double down on butter), and leave guests with the impression...

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

Last week, lengendary rocker Neil Young sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign (the "Campaign") for copyright infringement for using two of his songs, Rockin' in the Free World  and Devil's Sidewalk, at numerous rallies and political events, including the July 20, 2020 rally...

Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020

Another post about embedding photos using Instagram’s API!

As we have written about here and ...

Thursday, Jul. 2, 2020

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits any person from calling or text messaging someone on a wireless phone using an automatic telephone dialing system (an “autodialer”) or an artificial or prerecorded voice (a "robocall") unless the call is an emergency or the person has the...

Monday, May. 11, 2020

Remember the Grammy’s a few years back, when Arby’s shouted out to Pharrell Williams on Twitter, requesting the return of its hat. (See here.)  And Pharrell, good sport that he was, tweeted back at the restaurant chain, accusing...

Tuesday, May. 5, 2020

This is a story about the cold-blooded murder of a rock star, the reissue of his famous guitar without permission from the friend who customized the instrument with attention-grabbing artwork, and allegations of copyright infringement. Notify Netflix  immediately! This could be the next...

Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2020

First there was Led Zeppelin. A few weeks later, ...

Monday, Apr. 6, 2020

Notwithstanding YouTube's significant role in public discourse--with more than 1.3 billion users and more than 30 million daily visitors--it is not a "public forum" subject to First Amendment scrutiny.  Nor are its content moderation policies "commercial advertising and promotion" under federal...

Monday, Mar. 30, 2020

Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin - a case about the opening licks of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven - has been wending its way through courts in the Ninth Circuit for the past six...

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) has shaken up a host of industries, including sports, which by its very nature requires large gatherings of spectators. In the midst of so much uncertainty, properties, sponsors and event producers are weighing public safety concerns with the integrity...

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