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Columnist David Pogue sings a humorous diddy about the RIAA

New York Times technology columnist and Emmy-award winning CBS news correspondent David Pogue is featured in this YouTube video singing a fun diddy about the digital wave of media on the Internet, ending with a humorous take on the RIAA and its wave of litigation against college students nationwide.  Enjoy   Technorati Tags: [...]

By |2008-02-28T16:53:40+00:00February 28th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Internet Law, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on Columnist David Pogue sings a humorous diddy about the RIAA

Atlantic Records et al. v. Brennan: Federal Judge Denies Default Judgment for RIAA

U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut  Justice Janet Bond Arterton, handed down a very pointed and decisive opinion hammering the R.I.A.A. for its boilerplate style of pleading in the nationwide wide campaign against illegal file sharing.   Justice Arterton was appointed by President Clinton in 1995.  The full decision is here:  Decision.  At several [...]

By |2008-02-26T09:30:03+00:00February 26th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Music Law, Music Publishing|Comments Off on Atlantic Records et al. v. Brennan: Federal Judge Denies Default Judgment for RIAA

Nashville Mayor Announces “Country Radio Week”

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 3, 2008 "Country Radio Week."  The mayor will present the official proclamation to Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.'s Executive Director Ed Salamon and President Becky Brenner when he officially welcomes attendees to the 39th Country Radio Seminar (CRS-39) on March 5th. The mayoral proclamation [...]

By |2008-02-25T10:57:30+00:00February 25th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Nashville Mayor Announces “Country Radio Week”

New Copyright Legislation, H.R. 4279, being considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a 69-page bill entitled the "Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007."  The legislation is significant in that it increases civil penalties for copyright infringement, expands criminal enforcement, and creates both a new federal agency and a new division of the Attorney General's office of the [...]

By |2008-02-22T16:59:35+00:00February 22nd, 2008|Copyright Issues, Entertainment Law, Music Law|Comments Off on New Copyright Legislation, H.R. 4279, being considered by House Committee on the Judiciary