So Much for Conversion: Apple Set to Pass Spotify in Subscribers

Music Technology Policy

And when Apple launched Apple Music as a subscription only service, Spotify had a meltdown–staring with Daniel Ek himself who Tweeted “Oh ok” which I guess he thought was something of a put down. Apple is into conversion, too, but a different kind.

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Bad Apple

JetLawBlog

Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.

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Trending Sources

Is Apple's iPad Copied from '2001: A Space Odyssey'? (Video)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner Samsung defends itself against Apple's patent claims by citing "prior art" in Stanley Kubrick's 43-year-old film. Tech Tech Apple Steve Jobs 2001: A Space Odyssey

Apple-Samsung Trial Showcases a Hollywood Love Affair

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Movies Tech Business Apple SamsungThe Steve Jobs-created company's executives say that its rival's allegedly similar phones and tablets cause a "huge problem" on the marketing front. read more. THR, Esq.

Apple Fails to Overturn Ebook Price-Fixing Ruling on Appeal

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The 2nd Circuit rules that Apple must suffer condemnation for conspiring with book publishers. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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Apple Loses Appeal Over Court-Appointed Antitrust Monitor

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Michael Bromwich raised hackles at Apple after being tasked to watch for antitrust abuse. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

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Judge Examines Fairness of Apple's E-Books Settlement

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The Business Apple THR Online THR, Esq. Are consumers getting enough? That depends on perspective. read more. Books Tech Business

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Apple Products Shown in 30 Percent of Hollywood's Top Movies, for Free

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Apple Movies THR, Esq. In a trial against Samsung, it's revealed how the iPhone maker uses Hollywood. read more. Tech Business Samsung

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Apple Can't Kill 'Breaking Bad' Fan's Lawsuit Over Final Season

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Apple AMC THR Online THR, Esq. The trouble began when AMC split up the fifth season read more. Television Breaking Bad Tech Business

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Apple Music Leads the Way on Song Metadata “…to ensure songwriters get paid…”

Music Technology Policy

This is great news from Apple, who is leading the way as usual… with one exception. First of all, we can’t be that surprised that Apple has this impression because as we all know, it is frequently lost on HFA and MRI that neither of them is in fact the government.

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Apple Defends Itself in Government's E-Book Antitrust Case

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Barnes & Noble The Business Apple THR, Esq. The corporate giant argues that it should not be held responsible for a "conspiracy" that raised the price of electronic books. read more. Amazon.com Tech Business

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Antitrust Lawfare Breaking Out by Google and Spotify Against Apple–Using Your Music

Music Technology Policy

As reported in The Verge, that ever-reliable source for Spotify press releases, the Federal Trade Commission is apparently continuing its investigation of Google… no wait… Apple. Apple’s been charging that fee from the inception of the App Store.

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Apple Doesn't Want Musicians to See Secret Steve Jobs Deposition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In bringing a class-action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business Steve Jobs

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Apple Doesn't Want Musicians to See Secret Steve Jobs Deposition

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Eriq Gardner In bringing a class action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business Steve Jobs

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'A Gronking to Remember' Becomes Memorable Lawsuit Against Amazon, Apple

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A couple is suing the tech giants after finding their faces on an e-book that went viral. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Tech Business THR Online

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Apple Suing Headphones Entrepreneur for Claiming to Be a Beats Co-Founder

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Music Apple THR Online THR, Esq. Steve Lamar taken to court over what he''s been tweeting read more. Business

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2010: The Year Apple Got Evil

Pixelization

Apple has gotten unmistakably, hmmm, what's the word for it? Here's a look back at 2010, the year of the poisonous fruit. Copyright Current Affairs Cyber/Tech

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Judge Slashes Apple's $1 Billion Victory Over Samsung

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The Business Apple THR, Esq. Damages shrink by $450 million and a new trial will be held to determine damages over Samsung's utility patent infringement. read more. Business Samsung

Downside to iPad Launch–Apple Trademark Dispute

JetLawBlog

Apple has been busy over the past couple of weeks. Along with its best-ever earnings, Apple also launched the highly anticipated touchscreen tablet known as the iPad. At about the same time, Apple filed its own iPad trademark application using a shell company.

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Apple Loses Government's Antitrust Lawsuit Over E-Books

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

New York judge says that Apple conspired with publishers to "eliminate retail price competition." read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

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Two Issues with the FBI & Apple

The Legal Satyricon

by Jay Marshall Wolman, CIPP/US By now, practically everyone who cares has heard that Magistrate Pym has ordered Apple to help the FBI crack open an iPhone related to the San Bernadino shooting. The order is pursuant to the All Writs Act, codified at 28 U.S.C. 1651. In short, it is a catch-all that lets […]. First Amendment misc compelled speech cyber security privacy

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Apple Announces New Rules for App Makers

JetLawBlog

For example, the rules require app developers to exclusively use Apple’s programming tools, which present problems for companies like Adobe Systems. Apple says the company will refuse to distribute any apps in the iTunes Store that do not conform to the new rules.

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Bruce Willis Challenging Apple Over iTunes Ownership

Media Law Prof Blog

However, his Sixth Sense tells him that Apple's rule that iTunes customers get only a license, not ownership of their Bruce Willis is apparently a DieHard iTunes fan, so much so that he has invested thousands of dollars in downloads.

Apple and Lawsuits – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly?

JetLawBlog

Nokia recently added to the ever-expanding list of lawsuits filed against Apple. This newest suit extends Nokia’s previous patent infringement claims to cover Apple’s newest product, the iPad. Needless to say, Apple has already filed a countersuit.

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Apple Wins $1 Billion Jury Verdict in Samsung Patent War

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Apple successfully demonstrated at trial that its rival illicitly copied the intellectual property behind its smartphone devices read more. The Business THR, Esq. Tech Business

Apple and Google Voice

Media Law Prof Blog

Two articles from the New York Times on Apple's argument with Google over Google Voice, the Google app for the IPhone. Apple has responded to the agency that it has not formally rejected Google's app Now, the FCC is involved.

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@stuartdredge: Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

The number one thing we learned from Apple Music’s first 12 months? via @stuartdredge: Seven things we’ve learned from the first year of Apple Music — Artist Rights WatchYou don’t need a free tier to get people to pay.

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Appeals Court Won't Revive Class Action Over Apple's Digital Music Sales

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Music Apple THR, Esq. The plaintiff alleged that restricting compatibility reduced the value of the iPod and inflated the price of music. read more.

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Apple, Google, Facebook speak out against Trump's muslim ban - CNET

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

Apple, Google, Facebook speak out against Trump's muslim ban - CNET

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Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Did President Obama Just Endorse Spotify During an FTC Investigation of Apple Music?

Music Technology Policy

Spotify is behind an antitrust investigation into Apple Music by the Federal Trade Commission. In the middle of a serious investigation into Apple, the White House–that is the “people’s house”–endorses Spotify. The White House now has a Spotify account.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Batmobile, Apple E-Books Disputes

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The high court won't jumpstart a review of copyright or antitrust laws. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Tech Business THR Online

Google is Excited About Apple? What a Twist!

JetLawBlog

Today, Apple announced the new features of the iPhone 4 OS. iAd will allow Apple developers to embed advertisements in their applications, which could result in cheaper or free applications from iPhone’s App Store. What a twist!

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Apple Sued Over Use of Jamie XX Song in iPhone Advertisement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Jerome Lawson, the lead singer of the The Persuasions, contends his sampled voice is protected under California law. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: U.S. v. Apple; Richard Linklater's Insurance; Kim Dotcom's Property

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Before Midnight The Business Apple Richard Linklater THR, Esq. A big antitrust trial begins this week. Plus, a roundup of other entertainment law news. read more. Amazon.com Kim Dotcom Business

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Spotify Spin Machine is In FUD Overdrive on Apple Music Subscribers

Music Technology Policy

be careful who you talk to about this or Spotify’s Washington, DC revolving doorman and chief triangulator Jonathan Prince will ask his chums in the Obama Administration to include you in the FTC investigation of Apple Music. When did it take Apple seven years to do anything

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Apple Music: I got your music genome right here

Music Technology Policy

After all the absurdity of Spotify, YouTube, Pandora and SiriusXM, trust Apple to go to the source. And here’s the part of the new Apple Music you probably didn’t see. This is the great tradition of Apple. It’s such a relief. The source is not technical, it’s emotional. And since it is emotional, it is also human. Naturally, if you were trying to connect with music, you’d find a way to make it easy to connect with artists.

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Will DOJ Stop Apple and YouTube from Cross Subsidizing Streaming Services?

Music Technology Policy

centered around this chart: You should read the article in its entirety but it ends on an interesting note: More Pain Coming : Apple and YouTube are expected to roll out on-demand music services in 2015. So compared to each other, the cost of money for Apple and Google might be about the same.

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Apple vs FBI encryption debate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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Hell Has Not Frozen Over: The Absurdity of the Spotify Antitrust Investigations into Apple Music

Music Technology Policy

You’ve probably heard that Apple and the major labels are being “investigated” over Apple Music by the Department of Justice, the European Commission as well as State attorneys general for New York and Connecticut. How much would it take to bribe Apple? I doubt that will happen with Apple.

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Universal's 'Steve Jobs' Suffers Copyright Attack Over Shark Scene

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A photographer who once licensed a shark photograph to Apple for a Steve Jobs presentation says producers didn't get his consent. The Business Movies Tech Business THR Online Apple Steve Jobs Universal Pictures Steve Jobs

Apple Sues Amazon Over "Appstore" Usage

Media Law Prof Blog

From CNN: Apple is suing Amazon.com over the latter's use of the term "Appstore" to describe its Android Marketplace. Apple filed for trademark protection for when it rolled out the iPhone 3G. More coverage of the suit here from the

New Music Monday: Graham Wilkinson, Apples and Eve, The Golden Silvers, Paper Crows, Veronica Falls

Music Technology Policy

Apples & Eve (Brighton) “Night Ghosts” 3. Uncategorized Apples & Eve Graham Wilkinson Paper Crows The Golden Silvers Veronica FallsStaff picks for Monday! Graham Wilkinson (Austin) “Focus” @gwilkinsonmusic. Golden Silvers (London) “Please Venus” 4. Paper Crows (London) “Anomaly” @papercrows. Veronica Falls (London) “Starry Eyes” @veronicafalls.

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Apple’s Lecture Notes for the Teachable Moment

Music Technology Policy

Apple is expected to launch its subscription music service tomorrow, a teachable moment for Pandora, YouTube and Spotify. Here’s the Cliff’s Notes for the geniuses who have been trying to find a chair: 1. Don’t insult artists, particularly whoever is the top artist in the world at the time.

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