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How Long Does a Copyright Last?

A few months back, I told you all about the copyright lawsuit over the song Happy Birthday in the post Happy Day for Good Morning to You Productions.  In case you’re wondering, it’s still going on.  <Sigh!>  That’s the thing with these intellectual property lawsuits – you might win, you might be successful and you may … Continue reading

What is Aereo? Why Should I Care?

What is Aereo? Why Should I Care?

Do you like to watch TV? Do you like paying high fees for your TV? Do you wish there was a better and cheaper way to access your favorite shows? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, keep reading because the Aereo decision is for you! (I perhaps should lay off writing … Continue reading

Trademarks in Television: Recipe for Disaster? Part 2

Trademarks in Television: Recipe for Disaster? Part 2

In Part 1, the discussion involved trademarks and how to identify them. Trademarks can pop up in different ways and take many forms. Back to my new favorite cooking ingredient – Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar and their trademarked bottle shape. What type of permission is necessary to show this trademarked bottle? The bigger question I find … Continue reading