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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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 to Pay Up to $450 Million to Settle E-Books Pricing Lawsuit

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

states, alleging that Apple had conspired with publishers. The Business Apple THR Online THR, Esq. The proposed deal is with 33 U.S. read more. Books Business

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Judge Examines Fairness of Apple's E-Books Settlement

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

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 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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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

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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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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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 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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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 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, 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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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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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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@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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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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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

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 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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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 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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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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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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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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'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

Apple vs FBI encryption debate

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

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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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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 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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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 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

The Great Artist Revolt: Are Apple Music and Spotify a Solution to a Post-YouTube Reality? — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

Labels need to be coming to grips with a succession plan when YouTube negotiations fail to satisfy artist concerns–Apple and Spotify are logical choices. via The Great Artist Revolt: Are Apple Music and Spotify a Solution to a Post-YouTube Reality?

Apple X’s Face ID Feature Places Spotlight on Facial Recognition Technology, Raising Numerous Mobile Privacy and Data Usage Issues

New Media and Technology Law

This week’s Apple X announcement was not more than a few hours old, and the questions began to come in. Apple’s introduction of Face ID facial recognition on its new phone – although already available in some form on several Android phones – generated curiosity, concerns and creativity. Apple says no, explaining that the system will map the depth of faces]) to security (e.g., As we know, however, Apple does make other device specific information available to apps (e.g.,

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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Tech Giants Fight Donald Trump's Immigration Ban at Appeals Court

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Apple, Facebook, Netflix and others tell the 9th Circuit about a prospective harm on business innovation and growth. The Business Business THR Online Apple Donald Trump Facebook Google Politics

@thetrichordist: Updated! Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. — Artist Rights Watch

Music Technology Policy

Streaming Price Bible w/ 2016 Rates : Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Pandora, Etc. The problem with a pro-rata share of advertising revenue is that the fraction may well always trend downward and is dependent on the growth rate of the service involved.

Espino @MMaysEspino on Law Enforcement's Use of the All Writs Act to Force Apple to Open Private iPhones

Media Law Prof Blog

Meredith Mays Espino, Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law, has published A Tale of Two Phones: A Discussion of Law Enforcement's Use of the All Writs Act to Force Apple to Open Private iPhones.

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

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