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Posts Tagged ‘law’
Tags: cases, copyright, law, nashville, TOP 10
Tags: ASCAP, Hugan, law, lawsuit, lawyer, mechanical royalties, music, nashville, realnetworks, Yahoo
When I was growing up, it was pretty easy to distinguish mechanical reproductions from public performances. I usually just asked Alexander Graham Bell.
However, one’s and zero’s changed everything. ASCAP called Yahoo and RealNetworks wankers for not licensing digital downloads and went all argy-bargy in District Court. The Judge said ASCAP’s argument was balls-up and ASCAP appealed.
The 2nd Circuit was not gobsmacked by ASCAP and agreed that a digital download (as opposed to streaming) is a mechanical reproduction. No PRO license needed! Wanna read more?
Tags: do no evil, Google scholar, law, patent, research
My colleagues and friends know that I am no fan of Google. Only Ambassadors of Satan thumb their noses at copyright law while peering into my back yard with rolling cameras. Do no evil?
However, this is a cool Google search engine, and it probably doesn’t trample the intellectual property rights of others. Google Scholar: take it for a test ride today!
I learned from Steve Martin that we all have a special purpose. I have been searching for my special purpose for decades. I think I found it in a bottle of Layer Cake Primitivo last week (the best $15.00 zinfandel on the planet).
I think it’s time for another special purpose, though. Thus, I am going to waste time and bandwidth by posting incoherent diatribe about law, music, wine, food, and my gnarly hometown, Nashville.
Cowabunga. Stay tuned for the next exciting episode.