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Happy Halloween to Prenda Law: The Nightmare Continues!

Prenda Law, the most notorious porn-copyright troll firm haunting American courts, continues its downward spiral. On October 30, 2013, Prenda was sanctioned for vexatious litigation under 28 U.S.C. § 1927, based on yet another motion by Booth Sweet LLP on behalf of another unfairly maligned client. In Lightspeed Media Corporation v. Smith, District Judge Murphy of…

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Music Industry Changes Its Tune.

As YouTube has become the default listening service for young people, the music industry has frequently sparred with YouTube and its owner, Google, over the licensing issues, which can be confusingly opaque. It’s another sign of YouTube’s ever-growing expansion, helping its owners Google generate $50 billion in revenue, meaning there’s plenty that have noticed it as veritably…

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And Something to Fear-eh-eh.

  Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned of her royalty checks. Recently, Aimee Mann filed a copyright lawsuit against one of the world’s largest but least known online music providers: MediaNet. MediaNet serves up more than 22 million songs to over 40 music services, including Yahoo Music, Playlist.com, eBay and various online radio stations….

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