Denise

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SESAC Threatens to Derail Music Modernization Act

There are fewer things more complicated and headache inducing than Copyright Law. It is system that is mired in fine print and technicalities that haven't been updated since the turn of the previous century making it difficult to understand and even more so to explain. But it is a system that …

Wikimedia to Senate: Don’t weaken the public domain

American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan.<p><i>In their attempts to reward legacy artists, the Senate may end up robbing the public domain of important cultural</i> …

‘Respect’ didn’t pay Aretha Franklin much due to copyright law

ADVERTISING<p>It was Aretha Franklin’s first No. 1 hit, the cry of empowerment that has defined her for generations: “Respect.”<p>But for the roughly 7 …

How To Tap Into Your Creative Brain and Improve Your Marketing

One of the most common complaints we hear about blogs here at CEM is “I’m just not creative enough to keep up with it.” This is one of the most …

From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster

Rides may be faster and taller over the centuries, but the rules of physics still apply.<p>The resounding click-clack muffles the murmur of anticipation as the train inches up the wooden structure. When the riders reach the apex, the bright blue summer sky swallows everything. Then, with a lurch, …

University of Iowa

University of Iowa ranks #136 in MONEY’s 2018-19 Best Colleges ranking. Learn more including info on tuition, acceptance rates, and more.<p>student …

College & University

Disney fires back at Michael Jackson's estate, asks court to reject copyright infringement lawsuit

Disney says it didn’t pirate Michael Jackson’s music and wants a judge to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by the King of Pop’s …

The Key to Effective Creativity

If creativity was all it took to win in the world of business, we’d probably all report in to toddlers. They’re naturally, abundantly creative in a …

7 things Albert Einstein taught me about creativity

But first, this critical distinction:<p><b>Creativity is</b> — solving problems, fashioning products, or defining new questions in a way that is novel.• <b><br>Art is</b> — …

Creativity

YouTube-MP3 throws in the towel, will shut down and hand domain over to record labels

The world’s top YouTube ripping site is shutting down and handing control of its domain over to the RIAA.<p>As TorrentFreak recounts, a collection of …

The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.<p>A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went to court on his behalf, it seems, to make a point about animal liberation. …

The Rise and Fall of the Great American Motel

In 1939, when John Steinbeck imagined Highway 66 as “the road of flight,” he evoked the crushing realities of Depression-era migrants who’d been …

Stream-ripping is 'fastest growing' music piracy

<b>Stream-ripping is now the fastest-growing form of music piracy in the UK, new research has suggested.</b><p>Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to store on phones and computers.<p>Record labels claim that "tens, or even …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Trump’s Lies vs. Your Brain

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.<p><b>All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said</b> <b>he was not</b> a crook, yet he orchestrated the most shamelessly crooked act in the modern presidency. Ronald Reagan said he wasn’t aware of …

Harvard

Obama Team Gives Trump Advice: White House Survival Guide

It’s one thing to be elected President of the U.S. Learning how to do the job usually takes longer<p><b>A Presidential handoff comes with established rites</b> …

Bruce Springsteen: On Jersey, Masculinity And Wishing To Be His Stage Persona

As a young musician coming up in the early 1970s, Bruce Springsteen played in the bars of Asbury Park, N.J., a hardscrabble urban beach town full of colorful characters. The town fired his imagination and inspired him musically, but still he found himself longing for more.<p>Springsteen tells <i>Fresh …

The Power of Pedagogy

In arts education, students must be taught to create, not imitate.<p>All musicians, even the most gifted ones, need instruction—there are no virgin births, at least not in the modern era. Instruction is the driving force behind any God-given talent’s success.<p>But teaching is about more than simply …

Education

How to Make a Washi Tape Tree Card

• Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share on Pinterest<br>• Share on Email<p><b>Sometimes</b>, despite our best intentions, we just don’t get round to making all those …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Your dog understands what you're saying, sort of

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you ever wonder whether Fido really understands what you're saying?<p>He might be catching on to more than you think -- and your intonation when saying certain words is just as important to him as the words themselves, according to a small study published in the journal Science on …

Research

130+ useful free marketing tools for small business

Without marketing your product or service reaching your targeted audience is cumbersome.<p>If your business is blessed with wealth then you can spend …

Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

Led Zeppelin stars to appear in court for Stairway to Heaven copyright trial

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will appear in court on Tuesday to defend Stairway to Heaven, one of the most recognisable songs in rock history, from accusations of plagiarism.<p>Spirit, a psychedelic band from Los Angeles that enjoyed a niche following, claim the famous melancholic guitar …

The True Story Behind Alice In Wonderland

The man behind <i>Alice In Wonderland</i> is much like the tales he wrote: an enigma that straddles the line between childlike innocence and darkness. Like …

Literature

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance | The Star

If there is one institution due for innovation, it’s the university. It’s time for a deep debate on how universities function in a networked society. …

Higher Education

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

Court Allows Copyright Lawsuit Against Star Trek Fan Film To Move Forward

While there has been much discussion about Paramount’s copyright claim on the Klingon language, the judge in the studio’s lawsuit against the makers …

Record Industry Continues its War on Free Music

The U.S. record industry’s umbrella organization, the RIAA, released statistics this week showing that annual revenues from subscription-based …