Robin Thicke and co plan to appeal the Blurred Lines Ruling, Jay Z settles a dispute, buys a company and Evan tells us how to steal Canadian satellite
Blurred Lines verdict is in, Village People copyright termination case moves forward, VMware sued over GPL violations and much, much more!
9th Circuit reverses Jersey Boys ruling, SiriusXM gets to appeal over pre-1972 sound recordings and the Megaupload case gets its first guilty plea.
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green They're both famous, divisive, demagogic headline-hunters and racial accelerants - and problems for their respective parties given their unpopularity with large blocks of voters along racial lines. Lowry and...Show More Summary
Officials at the University of Tulsa sent a chilling message earlier this week to its student journalists: Stop investigating news we don't want you to cover or you will be punished. Happy Friday, folks. The word of the day: censorship. Show More Summary
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Frum and Reagan debate the growing Ukrainian civil war and Obama's 2015 budget in a growing economy. What happens if sanctions and arms don't stop Russian-backed separatists? Can the GOP credibly complain about a wealth/income gap they created, but then oppose tax reform that reduces it? On the U.S. Show More Summary
Evan and I get caught up on the Supreme Court, Fox, Dish, Apple, Sony, SESAC and many more in a jam-packed episode of the Copyright 2.0 Show!
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the Jimmy-Who or Bachman of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United? On Romney's Retreat. Show More Summary
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.