It’s Time to Tell Them #IRespectMusic: Big Radio Starts the Anti-Artist Drumbeat with the Fake Local Radio Freedom Act Take 2

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Remember the Local Radio Freedom Act from last year? Well, they’re back with a new LRFA (pronounced “screw you”). This Congress can’t agree about much, but they can agree they want to keep screwing artists. Here’s the deal. LRFA is the Alinsky-style straw man–demonize your opponent as something you want people to believe your opponent to be (a “tax” for example), then perpetuate that mischaracterization no matter what. (In

Octomom Trademark Dispute: Texas Trademark Attorney Tamera Bennett Interviewed

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Posted April 17, 2009. Texas trademark attorney Tamera Bennett was interviewed yesterday by LAW360 , an online legal newswire, to voice her opinions regarding the potential trademark dispute over trademark applications for the term “Octomom.&#.

Mellencamp Is Right, Brand-Supported Piracy Screws Songwriters AGAIN: Snakes in the Grass, @McDonalds, Google and Other Species of Vermin

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” While Lyrics 007 is not downloading (other than illegal ring tones), you get the idea. If McDonald’s “restaurants” had snakes and rats running through the kitchen, they would be shut down for health violations.

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Your Tax Dollars at Work Part 2: The Barter iTax

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The tax is on downloaded music, ring tones, movies, books, photographs, and games, among other online items. “File sharing” is a term that entered the popular vocabulary as a bit of double speak about 10 years ago to put a “feel good” spin on behavior that was unauthorized at best.

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THE FUTURE IS MOBILE

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But it is worth noting that seven billion dollars was spent last year on ring tones, and a hundred million user generated videos are viewed daily on YouTube. I recently attended the NATPE Mobile ++ conference in Las Vegas to find out how the ability to watch content on mobile devices will change the motion picture and television industry. I learned that there are now more mobile phones in the U.S.A.

THE FUTURE IS MOBILE

Entertainment Law Resources Blog

But it is worth noting that seven billion dollars was spent last year on ring tones, and a hundred million user generated videos are viewed daily on YouTube. I recently attended the NATPE Mobile ++ conference in Las Vegas to find out how the ability to watch content on mobile devices will change the motion picture and television industry. I learned that there are now more mobile phones in the U.S.A.