The recent music infringement lawsuit between the Marvin Gaye estate vs Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the songs Got to Give It Up (by Gaye) and Blurred Lines (by Thicke/Williams) does exactly this. As a result, I thought it would be interesting to present my commentary from all three of these perspectives, separately..
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A trade-mark is a word, a symbol, a design (or a combination of these features), used to distinguish the wares or services of one person or organization from those of others in the marketplace. In other words, it is legal and business tool that allows you to have a unique identity in the marketplace.
So, after seeing The Social Network you decide that you too want to make a film about a famous person’s life, but you are not sure whether you will be able to get his or her permission. Is it possible for you to go ahead and make the film without getting the individual’s permission and without getting sued?
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ARE YOU PREPARED TO PAY THE NEW TARIFF? Business owners and event promoters need to know the application of all THE royalties payable for their use of music so that they can properly budget for them in their business plans [read more..]
local artists and entrepreneurs face a variety of challenges in opening and operating performance venues including (but not limited to) fire code and building codes, liquor license by-laws, zoning restrictions and start-up costs.
April 7, 2009
You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and personnel in your lawyer's office. [read more..]
August 31, 2008
The survey will ask your opinions about street disorder and public safety in the Granville Entertainment area and surrounding locations since the Vancouver Police Department started closing Granville Street.
June 9, 2008
High Prices Proposed for Using Music to Accompany Live Events or Dancing