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Senators Seek to Streamline Music Licensing, Boost Payments to Songwriters

WASHINGTON — A group of senators introduced legislation on Wednesday to streamline the music licensing process and to increase royalty payments to …

Music Industry

Code Conduit Podcast: Google Oracle’s Copyright Case 2018

A multiyear copyright battle between two tech giants could bring drastic change in 2018 to a software industry that’s used to creating compatible …

Federal Appeals Court rules that violating a website's Terms of Service is not a crime

A Ninth Circuit Appellate Court has rejected Oracle's attempt to treat violating its website terms of service as a felony under the Computer Fraud …

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Spotify files to go public as it faces a $1.6-billion copyright infringement suit

Music streaming giant<p>Spotifyhas confidentially filed to go public — moving forward with an unusual plan to list its shares directly on the New York Stock Exchange — even as it faces a new $1.6-billion lawsuit alleging copyright infringement.<p>Calabasas music publisher Wixen Music Publishing Inc. is …

Music Industry

A Lawyer Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos

Just because it's inked on your bicep doesn't mean it's yours.<p>When you get a tattoo, you probably presume that it's yours. After all, the design's inked on your skin, and you paid an artist to put it there. However, the truth is that no matter how personal a body modification may be, tattoo …

Body Art

Monkey selfie case finally settled – but there are many similar animal rights battles to come

The furore that erupted when David Slater, a British wildlife photographer, released a “selfie” taken by a macaque monkey in 2015 has only just …

Primates

Waymo drops remaining patent claim against Uber

On Wednesday evening, Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving car unit, dropped its remaining patent infringement claim against Uber, which pertained to a …

Uber

Why Spotify’s Legal Challenges Just Got Way More Complicated

With a crafty semantic argument, the company is challenging the idea that streaming services are legally responsible for paying mechanical royalties.<p>Spotify’s latest legal issues are snowballing into something that could be more consequential than anyone imagined.<p>This week, the music streamer was …

How does BJP succeed in relentlessly acquiring power, state after state?

Five years ago, few could have imagined India’s President, Vice President, Speaker, Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of over a dozen states would …

India

Why don't facts matter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> At a time when polarization is at its peak and truth is a four-letter word, the question on everyone's minds is: Why does evidence seem to have little influence on people's beliefs, and what can be done?<p>How is it that citing clear evidence of a human role in global warming fails to persuade …

Psychology

Pharma's five favorite tricks to protect a monopoly

Pharma<p>Pharma’s five favorite tricks to protect a monopoly<p>T<p>he trillion-dollar drug industry operates on a grand bargain. If you invent a wonder pill, …

Revised EU copyright law could make it easy to censor and block website content, says Mozilla

The European Parliament in Brussels will vote on the proposal to amend the law on 10 October.<p>The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs …

European Parliament

Can a tattoo on human flesh be copyrighted? We’ll soon find out | Ars Technica

Is the human body a protectable medium of expression for purposes of copyright?<p>There's a tattoo as a design, and then there's that same tattoo after …

Madden NFL

Drug company hands patents off to Native American tribe to avoid challenge | Ars Technica

If tribes can avoid patent challenges, will "patent trolls" flock to them next?<p>A drug company has found a novel way to avoid challenges to some of …

Prepare your feeds: Facebook just introduced a licensing agreement for video and music content

Facebook has made a foray into the music industry, announcing a possible licensing agreement with artists. The deal would see users be able to upload …

5 Real Ways YouTube Can Fix Its Problems With the Music Industry (Guest Column)

<i>On August 17, YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen posted an article on the company’s blog in which he wrote about “the current state of YouTube’s</i> …

Social Media, Merch and Celebrities: Your Go-To Primer for Personality Rights

Who can legally use — and profit from — your image?<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>200<p>Who can legally use — and profit from — your …

Kylie Jenner

Ice-cold Kaspersky shows the industry how to handle patent trolls

AV company forces litigator to pay to drop its own caseSecurity house Kaspersky Lab scored an impressive legal win that saw it not only beat a patent …

Kaspersky Lab

A Former Monk Is Suing L'Oréal, Claiming It Stole His Anti-Aging Cream

A former Catholic monk has filed a lawsuit against L’Oréal, claiming that the company stole his patented formula for an anti-aging cream.<p>In 2009 the …

India lacks landmark judgments on design piracy, only identical imitations attract copyright infringement

Last month, Rohit Bal became the first designer in India to copyright his entire collection. Other prominent fashion designers, Anju Modi and Anita …

Clash of 2 tech titans: What Apple and Qualcomm are really fighting about

Back in 1990 when Qualcomm was a start-up, it was spending so much on a new approach to cellular communications that it struggled to make payroll.<p>So …

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 Made His Supreme Court Pick. Now What? 5 Steps To Confirmation

President Trump has made his pick to fill the ninth seat on the Supreme Court.<p>So now what?<p>Trump's pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia sets in motion a confirmation process that is expected to drag out for at least two to three months, if not longer. …

Sherrod Brown

9 maps and charts that explain the global refugee crisis

Donald Trump has officially closed America’s doors to some of the world’s most desperate, banning all refugees from entering the country for 90 days — and banning Syrian refugees indefinitely.<p>His timing could hardly be worse.<p>The world is currently in the midst of a refugee crisis unlike anything …

The 10 Technologies Defining Art Right Now

Art World<p>It's not just all about the latest innovations.<p>,<p>Ways of making and seeing, both new and old, have defined the look and feel of art in 2016 …

Art

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's key cases: In his own words

If President Trump wanted to find a Supreme Court nominee who could remind Americans of the late Antonin Scalia, he could hardly have selected a judge whose prose and philosophy more closely resemble the late justice’s than Neil Gorsuch.<p>In thousands of pages of opinions from his time on the federal …

These 5 Votes Could Help Shape the World in 2017

Not all votes grab global headlines, even when they should. Here then are the five under-the-radar votes that will help shape the geopolitics of 2017.<p>…

5 Steps to Rock Any Networking Event

A great face-to-face connection can help you jump start the career you've always wanted.<p>Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not everyone loves bobbing in and out of a strange crowd with a bundle of …

Business Strategy

The World’s Top 10 Islands

With destinations both remote and near, it’s easy to choose your castaway experience.<p>Whether you crave culture, adventure, or simply kicking back on …