Top Legal Issues Facing App Developers If you read Part I of “A Legal Guide to iPhone Development”, your app is on its way to being protected against being copied and you’ve taken a big step in legally protecting your work. So, what other legal issues should you be concerned about now? Some of biggest […]
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How to Protect Your App from Being Copied App development is a fun, fast-paced, and exciting business. But just like other businesses, it comes with serious legal issues that developers must be aware of. After all, what developer wants to spend significant time, money, and resources building an app only to have it rejected, or […]
If you noticed more buffering than usual while watching a video from Netflix a few months ago, then you were not alone. But who was really to blame for this video congestion – Netflix or your broadband provider? Well, that depends on whom you ask. Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection […]
If you’re a musician like me, you enjoy any kind of performance opportunity. You love playing/singing in every venue from coffee shops to major concert halls. Weddings, recitals, fundraisers, you name it, you do it. You probably frequently buy sheet music to perform at these gigs. It’s common knowledge that when you buy sheet music, […]
This weekend Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the long awaited KAWS exhibition, “Mans Best Friend.” As with any KAWS show the crowd was an eclectic mix of art aficionados, rabid fan boys, and skater kids. For those unfamiliar with the work of the New Jersey street artist, KAWS played an integral part in the street art movement […]
Digital Video As A Way To “Make It” In Hollywood In their 2014 survey, Nielson reported impressive growth in digital content consumption, finding that viewers between the ages of 18 to 34 are consuming 16 more minutes of digital video per day (total of 35 minutes of digital video per day). Similarly, adults between the […]
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed Sincura’s incendiary practice of removing and selling Banksy’s street art. Sincura’s actions raise a litany of questions surrounding the moral and legal landscape of street art culture: Are these works property of the artist or the public? Should the artist have a say in whether a work […]
The 2013 Prince v. Cariou, Appellate Court decision expanded the defense of fair use to encompass appropriation art even when it does not relate to or comment on the original work, so long as the new work adds sufficient new expression to the original work. The 2013 decision was a big win for appropriation artists like […]
YouTube Changes Cause Creators to Consider Strategic Partnerships With Multi-Channel Networks (“MCN”) So That They Can Avoid Content ID Problems and Monetize Their Videos Faster. In 2007 Viacom sued YouTube claiming that YouTube intentionally violated their copyrights in television properties like “South Park” by allowing users to upload full episodes of Viacom’s programs onto the YouTube platform. Seven […]
The Obstacles Studios Tackle in Marketing a Movie A movie poster looks glossy and simple. There’s the title, a catchy phrase maybe, and some heavily photo-shopped pictures of the star talent. Well, a movie poster is actually not that simple. Designers not only have to artistically portray the movie onto a one sheet (industry term for […]
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