Taylor Swift once again made headlines this week related to music royalties. Earlier this week, Taylor penned a letter to Apple explaining why offering their new music service free for 3 months hurts musicians. She encouraged Apple to rethink this policy. Surprisingly, they did. Shortly after Swift’s blog post, read HERE, Apple responded saying that … Continue reading
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All Good Things: Graduating with the National Association of Broadcasters
All endings are bitter sweet, but this one was especially more sweet than bitter because my classmates selected me to give the remarks on behalf of our class during our graduation ceremony. What an honor! Continue reading
Are Fictional Cartoon Characters Protected by Copyright?
We all learned in elementary school stealing is wrong. If it is not yours, then you cannot use it without asking permission. You cannot take someone’s crayons. You cannot go home with someone else’s baby doll. You cannot ride and take someone else’s bicycle. A simple concept even kindergartners can grasp. However, for some reason, … Continue reading
Finding Balance with Yoga, Trademark and Copyright Law
It is obvious intellectual property issues weave their way into creative businesses, such as music, writing and film. What I think is most interesting is how intellectual property issues are finding their way into nonobvious businesses. Outside of simply trademarking the name of the business, because of social media, all businesses are now creators of … Continue reading