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User Beware: the Legality of YouTube-to-MP3 Converters

User Beware: the Legality of YouTube-to-MP3 Converters »

With the proliferation of music on massively popular file-sharing websites such as YouTube and Soundcloud, musical artists face legitimate concerns in terms of protecting their copyrighted works. It is no secret that copyright holders in the music industry have aggressively engaged in an extended online anti-piracy campaign. While this campaign originally targeted file-sharing software distributors, most famously, Napster, it has continued to evolve with the technologies available. Now, more than ever, individuals may be at increased risk of litigation for infringing activity, and they might not even be aware their activity is illegal. - Read more...

The Lanham Act and Why Studios Are Right in Being Cautious »

In her article, Recommendations for Studios: Increasing Good will and Revenue via Fan Conventions, Tiffany Lee argues that American movie studios should

When Tweets Get Real- Applying Traditional Contract Law Theories to the World of Social Media »

Back in November 2010, rapper Ryan Leslie announced that his personal laptop had been stolen out of his Mercedes. Leslie “tweeted” what appeared to be an offer of a million dollar reward for the safe return of the MacBook. - Read more...

Speaking in Tweets and Other Social Media- Should Some Written Communication Be Considered Oral Communication? »

The increasingly prevalent use of social media raises new questions related to contract formation. In her article Kristen Chiger gives examples of many classic contract cases and principles that the courts may use as precedent to help establish when a contract should be binding if negotiated or offered through social media. - Read more...

Recommendations for Studios- Increasing Good Will and Revenue via Fan Conventions »

While the TV and film industry have been experiencing less revenue from DVD and box office sales since illegal file sharing came into prominence, one way to recoup these losses is to focus on merchandising, especially in one often overlooked venue: fan conventions. Conventions are not just isolated events that occur sporadically throughout the year. - Read more...

Potential Civil Liability of “Gatorade Baths” »

It is a strange sports tradition: if a team is victorious in a particularly important game, the winning players will inevitably dump a cooler filled with Gatorade (or water) over the head of their coach. - Read more...

Call to the Bullpen- How the 2012 MLB Draft Shows Why the NCAA Must Make »

Major League Baseball (“MLB”) revised its amateur draft rules in 2012, which had a significant effect on how much of a signing bonus MLB teams could offer their draftees. - Read more...