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Month: March 2015

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The U.S. Copyright Office Proposes Change in the Music Industry

By: Kiersten McKoy The United States Copyright Office wants the oldies to become “goodies,” as demonstrated in its February 2015 Report that promotes equal protection for pre-1972 recordings. Music streaming companies profit from broadcasting chart-topping hits of earlier decades, such as the 50s and 60s, without obtaining a license because these songs lack federal copyright


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Protecting an Idea – Part I

By: Shaliz Sadig Whether it’s for a new business model, gadget, mobile app or TV show, everyone is always looking out for “the next big idea.”  We all know that a good idea can potentially lead to fame, recognition, improving the wellbeing of others or a big pay check.  However, it’s not always easy to


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