The Beastie Boys turned heads in 1986 with the “absurdist rhymes” in their Def Jam debut: Licensed to Ill. In the track “Girls,” Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz spins a tale of lost love, longing for a female companion to clean up his bedroom and bathroom and do his dishes and laundry. GoldieBlox, which specializes in engineering
Buying an existing business is a big step for anyone. Before you sign on the dotted line, keep these 5 important points in mind: 1. Do Your Due Diligence Make sure to do your research. Roll up your sleeves and do your due diligence. Conduct a thorough investigation to minimize your risk of a bad
On November 14, 2013, a federal judge in New York City dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Google. The court found that the Internet giant’s popular, Google Books program has not infringed upon the copyrights of book publishers and authors. Since its launch in 2004, Google Books has digitally reproduced millions of copyrighted books, made digital
IBM dropped a major bombshell on Twitter this month. Prior to Twitter’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), IBM sent a letter to the social media site claiming Twitter infringed on at least three of IBM’s U.S. patents. The patents at issue include, (i) method for presenting advertising in an interactive service, (ii) efficient retrieval of uniform resource locators and (iii)
Senators Request More Streamlined and Straightforward SEC Rules The JOBS Act has led the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement rules that remove the ban on general solicitation under Rule 506 of Regulation D. However, in September 2013, Kansas Republican Senator Jerry Moran, and Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner, voiced their concerns in a
Filmmakers beware. In a lawsuit commenced by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) against the Venus and Serena documentary filmmakers, United States District Judge Nelson Roman denied the filmmakers their motion to dismiss the USTA’s promissory estoppel claim against them last week. The Play by Play – What Happened? According to the ruling, Maiken Baird,
After Jonathan Martin left the Miami Dolphins due to alleged bullying and racist and threatening messages from teammate Richie Incognito, fans ask: will Martin sue Incognito and the Dolphins, or walk away to continue his NFL career? Martin, only a second year player in the NFL, has a long career ahead of him. However, filing
Jones brought suit in Los Angeles County, California last week against MJJ Productions, Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment, alleging breach of contract and seeking over $10 million in damages. Jones alleges that MJJ and Sony breached the 1978 and 1985 contracts in connection with Jones’s production services on Jackson’s Off the Wall and Bad albums.
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