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Music Copyright Law 101

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Music Copyright Basics The law behind music copyrights is almost as difficult as creating good music. Whether you are an artist, musician, producer, manager, or just a music junkie interested in how the industry works, it is important that you understand the music copyright basics.  Know your copyrights Specifically, there […]

The Infringing Bean: A Case Study in Art Copyrights


A giant bean made it to the international intellectual property scene. The design at issue is referred to as “the bean” because of its shape. This bean is in fact a monumental (33 by 66 by 42 feet, weighing 110 tons) Chicago-based arched oval sculpture fashioned in stainless steel, reflecting the […]

Copyright Protection in the 2016 Presidential Election

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As the 2016 United States presidential election nears, the Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, was duly reminded of crucial elements in U.S. copyright law. In September of 2016, Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., made a statement comparing Syrian refugees with a bowl of Skittles, the bright and chewy candy. […]