Don’t you just love blogs? I do, although I am a wee bit partial to this one. One thing I do not like is the copyright infringement I witness on a fairly regular basis. Guess what bloggers – you using the photo you Googled and found or that clip from a magazine article, even when … Continue reading
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It’s Time to Light the Lights – Again
It’s time to light the lights, again. For those who do not know me well, it might come as a surprise to you that this very serious intellectual property law nerd loves a frog. Few things bring me more joy than Kermit the Frog. As young girl growing up in my version of a swamp, lower … Continue reading
The Eye of Music Copyright Law
There is this urban myth I hear all the time. “If I just “use a few seconds” of a song then it is fair use, and I do not need a license.” I deliberately chose the word “myth” because it is just that – a myth. As a very general rule, most use of music requires … Continue reading
Should Radio Broadcasters Pay a Performance Tax?
I have been on a “vision quest” the past three months. A quest for knowledge. A quest for lessening the tension created in my mind over three things I love dearly – the Copyright Act, broadcasting and music. This past GRAMMY® awards in 2015 saw The Recording Academy ban together with other interested parties to … Continue reading
Mrs. Saucier Goes to Washington
Some nights you drift off to sleep knowing you fully lived into your purpose. This past week was such a week and has been information overload. I feel smarter than I did this time last week, which is always a really good thing. Still, overload. Each month I have the wonderful opportunity to travel to … Continue reading
Does Notice & Takedown for Copyrighted Material Work?
Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet continued the conversation about copyright reform. The subject yesterday was on Section 512 of Title 17, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) notice and takedown provisions. The hearing yesterday was to discuss the concerns and continue the conversation about what is and what is not … Continue reading
And the Gold Statuette for Film Goes To …
I confessed in an earlier post about my lack of commitment to the more traditional competitive events surrounding sports in And The Grammy® Goes To. If the GRAMMYs® are my Super Bowl, then the Academy Awards® are my Olympics. They are this Sunday. Yippee! I especially get excited for this awards show because the entire … Continue reading
What does Copyright Law, a Sorority and Music Have in Common?
The idea of transformation whether it be in the law, personally or of a mindset fascinates me. One of the many reasons I love studying, talking about and researching intellectual property law is because of its transformative nature and the way it has the ability to transform. Transformative not only in the way it helps … Continue reading