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But. . . they did it on TV:  What Glee teaches about copyright

But. . . they did it on TV: What Glee teaches about copyright

The fictional high school chorus at the center of Fox’s Glee has a huge problem — nearly a million dollars in potential legal liability. For a show that regularly tackles thorny issues like teen pregnancy and alcohol abuse, it’s surprising that a million dollars worth of lawbreaking would go unmentioned. But it does, and weekRead more about But. . . they did it on TV: What Glee teaches about copyright[…]

What is Theft?

What is Theft?

I found this article by Chris Hartman amusing because the word “theft” is used so frequently outside of its literal legal definition. The article searches Google for instances when people write “_______ is theft” with the rankings shown below. Its a brilliant example of how people distort the truth by using a vague or generalRead more about What is Theft?[…]

Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case

Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case

On Friday, the court reduced the damages in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset filesharing case from $80,000 per song to $2,250 per song. The total now stands at $53,000 which is much less than the the jury awarded. Here is what Judge Michael Davis had to say at page 15: Although Plaintiffs highlight valid reasons that Thomas‐RassetRead more about Judge Reduces Award in Jammie Thomas-Rasset Filesharing Case[…]