Universal sues over commercial mixtapes, Sirius XM loses again, MPAA eyes new power to block online piracy and James Bond lawsuit settled.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Lowry discuss North Korea's film fatwa and Cheney's eagerness to become Mr. Torture. Then: If Nixon recognized China 25 years after its Communist Revolution, why shouldn't Obama do so with Cuba 50 years later? And can the third Bush beat the first woman? On Obama and Cuba. Show More Summary
The Pirate Bay closed in Swedish raid, sampling lawsuit against Jay Z dismissed and Actors Guild comes to the aid of Cindy Lee Garcia...
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Frum and Corn agree that the Feinstein Committee documents "torture" and should have been released but they clash on justifications for the torture. Ditto on Bush-Cheney legacy since, argues Frum, "safety is the goal of the state." Also: why can't Obama get any economic respect? On Senate Torture Report. Show More Summary
Music publishers sue Cox Communications, Cisco sues competitor, Kim Dotcom remains free on bail and Authors Guild has its appeal heard against Google.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green After white cops kill three black suspects, two grand juries seem steered to no charges. What's different now are huge, national non-violent protests involving tens of thousands yet no demonstrator deaths, unlike '60s race riots. Show More Summary
Meeting P.D. James made me rethink my aversion to titles I associate with monarchy. She was an authentic lady long before she was a Lady. She earned that title, of course, which made the honorific sweeter. P.D. James' murder mysteries triumphed, cornering the world market for superlatives about murder mystery writers. Show More Summary
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the changing world of book publishing. If you are an author—or an aspiring author—this episode is for you. I am always surprised by how many people have either written or want to write […]
Aereo declare bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses a key decision, Perfect 10 loses again and Kim Dotcom has a very rough week.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Vanden Heuvel and Lowry debate 'Bamnesty' and 'Obamacare'. Perhaps the best Left-Right framing of big reforms is FDR in 1936 comparing governments imperfectly reforming to status quo-ers kvetching from the sidelines. Show More Summary
It's a love fest this week as companies are burying the Hachette, no longer SAPping resources and ending their Smokey battles.
Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, Supreme Court passes on Sherlock Holmes case and broadcasters secure an injunction against Aereo.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Corn and Christie debate if Republicans won a wave election but not mandate since they campaigned only on "Obama Sucks". Q: How did Dems get blamed for gridlock and the economy by a GOP responsible for the Shutdown and Recession? A: Political malpractice. Show More Summary
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Matalin and LaMarche debate what's driving Tuesday's vote and what it implies for the winner-take-all 2016 contest. Also: can an unapologetic bully get elected president? On Midterm Elections. As the GOP appears...Show More Summary
This week we introduce a new face to the Copyright 2.0 Show as Evan Sheres comes to chat about copyright news and provide his much-needed insight!
Grooveshark loses big, the Turtles move on to a new target after a positive ruling and the MP3Tunes ruling gets trimmed...
Marvel and Jack Kirby settle copyright termination case, SiriusXM loses key battle over pre-1972 sound recordings and Kim Dotcom loses big in elections.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green On Obama's ISIS "containment" policy. "Containment" worked with the Soviets in the Cold War and Hamas in Gaza... can it as well with ISIS since we can't kill all jihadists or the idea of a Caliphate? AlterShow More Summary
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Ron Christie and Gara Lamarche focus on Congress -- why it supported by 3:1 Obama's Syria-ISIS Plan (until December) and who'll make the grade in the upcoming midterm exam? And while Ron thought the GOP had a lock on the Senate two months ago, he's now no longer so sure. On Congress and ISIS. Show More Summary
On August 28, about an hour and half into a two-hour evening gathering at Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Mo., a young African-American woman named Johnetta Elzie took the microphone and spoke with a clear, fearless voice: I came down because I saw that baby laying on the floor with blood bleeding out of him for four hours," she said. Show More Summary