August 30, 2008

DMCA & The Safe Harbor - Web Video

IO Group, Inc. v. Veoh Networks, Inc., (N.D.Cal. Aug. 27, 2008), granting defendant's motion for summary judgment in a copyright case based on user-generated web-video content.

Though not a music case, the EFF describes the decision as "required reading". 

Online Album Leak - Arrest

Blogger Arrested Over Guns N' Roses Leak

August 24, 2008

The End

permission to perform the The New York Times reports (8/23/08; B8 "Arts, Briefly") that the California Supreme Court decline to grant certiorari to a case involving the three surviving members of the Doors. The case concerns use of the band's name and trademark by the keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger while touring as a legacy act. Drummer Jon Densmore gave Manzarek and KriegerDoors' songs in 2002, but apparently limited their right to call themselves the Doors and from using the group's logo or other imagery.

iTunes, China, and Censorship

entitled "Songs for The New York Times reports (8/23/08; B8, "Arts, Briefly") that access to Apple's iTunes web site within China was blocked by Chinese Internet providers. Though Beijing authorities have not commented, the move was reportedly sparked by a free compilation album offered by iTunesTibet", which more than 40 Olympic athletes download.