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The Evolution of the Disney Princess Brand: Becoming the Best Selling Entertainment Licensor

By Samantha Jervey* When Walt Disney decided to personally license the image of Mickey Mouse in 1929, he had no idea that he would start a licensing revolution.[1] This deliberate act made by Walt is what ultimately laid the foundation for his company, thus bringing to life what is now known today as Disney Consumer [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:43:57+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Creative, Design, Featured, Licensing|Comments Off on The Evolution of the Disney Princess Brand: Becoming the Best Selling Entertainment Licensor

The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace

NBC Universal recently hired a company called Envisional to study counterfeiting activity over the Internet. The results of this study – despite the fact that it is industry funded – are literally astonishing: 24% of all global Internet traffic involves digital theft!  Stated another way, one in every four people surfing the Internet are stealing [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:07+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Featured, Music Law, RIAA, Songwriting|Comments Off on The Magical Ring of Gyges: Why Illegal Downloading is So Rampant in the Age of Cyberspace

Four – initial thoughts on the new iPhone 4.

My belated Father’s Day gift this year was a brand, spanking new iPhone 4 32mb!  So, now that I’ve been using it for about two weeks, I decided to share my thoughts and insights, particularly since I’ve previously blogged about my love/hate relationship with Apple and the predecessor phones.  I am a staunch Windows 7 [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:09+00:00 August 4th, 2010|Featured, Life on the Row, RIAA, Technology|Comments Off on Four – initial thoughts on the new iPhone 4.

The Limewire Ruling: New King of the Hill for Illegal Downloading Decisions

The U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled against LimeWire and its parent company, Lime Group, finding them liable for inducement of copyright infringement based on the use of their service by subscribers. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood issued the 59-page decision Wednesday, siding with the 13 record companies that [...]

By | 2017-07-20T17:44:10+00:00 May 13th, 2010|Digital Downloads, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Featured, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Row News, RIAA, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on The Limewire Ruling: New King of the Hill for Illegal Downloading Decisions