Music is an important aspect of any film or digital video. It enhances the mood of a heartwarming film and provides a thundering chorus to any sports highlight reel. However, if not properly licensed, the music that gave your film that perfect touch could get you into a costly suit for copyright infringement. In this […]
The United States is considering getting on par with the moral rights nations (like France, the UK, and Australia) by passing a bill that mandates visual artists be paid royalties every time their work is resold. Just over a month ago, the U.S. Copyright Office proposed resale royalty rights for visual artists in their comprehensive […]
LACBA’s Entertainment Law Intellectual Property Society (ELIPS) Committee Members shared career advice at a luncheon co-hosted by Loyola Law Schools Entertainment & Sports Law Society (ESLS). On Wednesday, January 22, LACBA’s Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Society (ELIPS) sponsored a luncheon panel at Loyola Law School. Panelists included: Ms. Nicole L. Harris Johnson, Vice President, […]
Last month, the federal court of appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the FCC’s “Open Internet” rules as being beyond the scope of the Commission’s rule-making authority. Accordingly, the court found that the FCC does not have the power to regulate how Internet Service Providers (ISPs) operate their networks. After the ruling was handed […]
Consumption of content has increased, yet less people are glued in front of the traditional TV set. A 2013 Nielsen Cross-Platform Report shows that though traditional TV is still prominent, American households are adding new mobile technologies to view programming and increasingly unplugging from wire cable service. Basically, the future of TV is in your […]
Buyers, bloggers, and the press have flocked to New York City for #newyorkfashionweek #nyfw. The runways were once extremely exclusive and invite–only. However, with the rise of social media and instant uploads, the world of fashion brands and designers have joined the trend and have given anyone in the world with Internet, access to front […]
Electronic Dance Music, otherwise known as EDM, is revolutionizing the treatment of existing music, resurrecting rave culture from the 90’s, and muddling the world of intellectual property for professionals in the music industry. EDM has inspired heated discussion in the world of intellectual property law, complicating our understanding of how digitally modified music is used, […]
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