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2 Chainz Getting Sued by Family of Pablo Escobar

  by Tequila Higgins             So it looks like our native Atlanta rapper, Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps has a hefty lawsuit against him. The Grammy Award winning rapper and...

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Stines v The Carters

by Tequila Higgins           On Tuesday, June 16, a suit was filed against music mogul couple Sean “Jay Z” Carter and Beyonce Knowles Carter by Jamaican artist, Lenora Antoinette Stines. Stines accuses The...

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Live From Instagram, We Present to You: #Verzuz

 by Tequila Higgins Over the past two and a half months, most of Americans have been coming up with some of the most creative ways to keep ourselves entertained as we battle this pandemic, COVID-19. From virtual meetings, birthday parties to...

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Justice For Ahmaud Arbery: Meet The Black Lawyer Crew

by Tequila Higgins On February 23, 2020 Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25 year old Black man, was gunned down in a South Georgia neighborhood in broad daylight due to a father (Greg McMichael) and son (Trevor McMichael) “policing” their...

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act

by Goeun Son It was 1976 when Copyright Act became the primary basis of copyright law. At that time, the Congress may not have expected that one thing would become a huge part of copyright issues: the Internet. Now people can post almost anything...

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“[Some] of the Stars” Are In the Hot Seat for Possible Copyright Infringement

I’m not sure if you’ve heard about the lawsuit against Universal Music Group, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and other creatives who were affiliated with the song “All of the Stars” that was on the Black Panther soundtrack. Lina Iris...

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How Original is Your Work?

By Go-eun Son When you copyright your work, keep three things in mind: copyright protects 1) original works of authorship 2) fixed in a tangible medium of 3) expression. That means literary, dramatic, musical, artistic...

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Prince Estate “[Purple] Rain[s]” on Donnie’s Parade

I don’t know what’s with Donnie and his insistence on playing music at his rallies by artists who are not too fond of him or his version of politics. A couple months ago, Steve Tyler from Aerosmith had his legal team issue a...

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Works Made For Hire

by Gouen Son Things get complicated when you hire another person to create a work on behalf of you. If you are an executive film producer and hire a writer to create a screenplay, a copyright ownership of that screenplay doesn’t necessarily...

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Licensing Music For Films

by Goeun Son Music is one of very important parts to consider from a legal perspective when you create a movie. (of course, music is essential as well for quality films) I want to put my favorite song, “Game of Love” by Santana, in my...

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