Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

  • Whether Aereo in 2014 or MCI in 1982, new technology leads to disruptive innovation

    Can the Supreme Court Change How We Watch TV?

    Apr 26, 14 • 510 Views • No Comments

    At the Supreme Court this week, broadcasters sought to stop a small firm from competing against them. Saying it was violating copyright law, ABC led a group challenging Aereo’s business model. Aereo uses tiny antennas to send programming to viewers who...  [read more]

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

    Sep 8, 12 • 680 Views • No Comments

    A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status....  [read more]

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    A Trademark Sandwich

    Jul 9, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    Combine either corned beef, pastrami, turkey or salami with 2 large latkes (potato pancakes) and you have a $24.95 lunch that Manhattan’s 2nd Avenue Deli calls its Instant Heart Attack Sandwich. Because the Heart Attack Grill of Las Vegas threatened a...  [read more]

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    There’s No Such Thing as Free Music…

    Jan 17, 12 • 247 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. You are a young musician on the brink of your professional career. Graduation is in May, orchestra auditions are around the corner, and where do you go to begin preparing? The IMSLP, of course. The what? The “International...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and Picasso

    Oct 8, 11 • 210 Views • No Comments

    This Supreme Court case could affect the music you hear at a concert, the book you can access on Google and the Picasso you might see online. The case is all about copyright protection. The question: If a foreign movie, painting, song, or book is already in...  [read more]