You can’t make this stuff up.
Date: August 26, 2014
Subject: The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals.
He never showed up. He donated his Nagarhal village to Lord Revaneshwar.
A ship that has come from Japan. An excellent biography by Bill DeYoung containing a background to the song.
Seventh Circuit affirms district court’s dismissal of software company’s reverse-confusion trademark suit, where defendant’s Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, used words “clean slate” to describe fictional hacking program, and software company alleged that its “Clean Slate” security software lost sales following film’s release. — Fortres Grand Corp. v. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
(via Beatport’s Top Selling Genres, Year by Year)
Judge Alvin Hellerstein found ‘Loca’ is ‘an illegal copy’ of a 1998 song called ‘Loca con su Tiguere’ by a Dominican songwriter named Ramon Arias Vasquez. — Shakira’s ‘Loca’ is a rip-off of another song: judge
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found a restaurant owner personally liable where the restaurant played recorded and live music without authorization, and further found that the Copyright Act can impose vicarious liability. — Stop the Music (or Be Vicariously Liable)