When Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke brought a lawsuit in August 2013 and demanded a judicial ruling that the monster hit “Blurred Lines” wasn’t a copyright infringement of Marvin Gaye‘s “Got to Give It Up,” most observers took a listen of both songs to compare.
But that’s not what a jury will do at a trial scheduled next month after a judge on Monday precluded Gaye’s sound recording from being introduced .
The “Blurred Lines” case has suddenly become a good lesson on the fact that songs embody multiple copyrights. There’s a copyright for the person or people who compose a song. There’s a copyright
Nearly five years ago, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences filed a massive cybersquatting lawsuit against GoDaddy, alleging that the domain registrar giant allowed its customers to buy domains like 2011oscars.com or betacademyawards.com, “park” that page and collect a portion of revenue from GoDaddy’s advertising partners on a pay-per-click basis.
Since then, with legal bills piling up, the case has gotten very bizarre. For example, GoDaddy once accused the Academy of trying to “game the system” by having all of its legal matters referred to U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins, whose daughter was a professional actress and who has
“Regardless of how you got to the front of the line, no one wants to be sent to the back of the line, giving up things you’ve held so dear as white,” Goller-Sojourner said of letting go of his “whiteness.” “Sophomore year, I went to my first black house party … it was like, 12 people. I remember the police came and I thought, ‘Wait a second, over [at white parties], white kids are jumping off the roof, banisters, fire escapes.’ Air was different there. These police officers were looking at us the way I’d look at others before crossing the street.”
Lynch, running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is not here for media shenanigans. Lynch does not like giving interviews, and so far he’s been fined $100,000 for not obliging the NFL’s media requirements. Nowadays, Lynch handles interviews in his own special way, especially since rumors had it that he would be fined $500,000 if he missed another one.
We’re nearing the end of January, which for many Americans means two things: It’s time to get ready for the Super Bowl, and time to get started on your personal income taxes.
As you may recall, FindLaw Insider tackled 10 Super Bowl-related legal issues this time last year, in a blog post that’s worth revisiting. So this year, we’re going to kick off tax season with some frequently asked questions — and answers.
What are some of the most common queries about tax law that we field here at FindLaw.com? Here are five:
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1. Both my parents passed away without a will. There is a family cabin (not worth very much money) that I would like to have and my sister does not want. How do I go about doing that?
This is a great question; issues with wills, inheritances, and general