Industry Tips and Advice: COPYRIGHT – Definitions

Who is an author? Under the copyright law, the creator of the original expression in a work is its author. The author is also the owner of copyright unless there is a written agreement by which the author assigns the copyright to another person or entity, such as a publisher. In cases of works made [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: What Does Copyright Protect?

What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See [...]

Industry Tips and Advice: Copyright in General

Copyright in General What is copyright? Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of [...]

MOVIES: ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Tops Friday Box Office by Shawn Adler

Alien invasion flick bests ‘Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Rango’ to claim top spot, while animated ‘Mars Needs Moms’ tanks. It showcases an epic battle between aliens and humans, but it turns out that the biggest winner of the weekend isn’t going to be Aaron Eckhart or the extra-terrestrials he faces in “Battle: Los Angeles,” but [...]

MUSIC VIDEO: “Classic” by MED ft. Talib Kweli


ARTICLE: Lady Gaga Designs Japanese Tsunami Relief Wristband by Jocelyn Vena

Mother Monster tweets that all proceeds from sales of prayer bracelets will go to those affected by Friday’s tragic disaster. Lady Gaga is doing her part to help those affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan on Friday (March 11). The devastating quake triggered a 10-meter tsunami and now threatens Pacific coastal areas, including [...]

ARTICLE: Vevo to stream Bonnaroo Fest perfs – By CHRISTOPHER MORRIS

Vevo, the leading Web music service, will exclusively stream this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for four days. Select live and on-demand performances will be available on the site during the June 9-12 event in Manchester, TN. Sponsors of the Webcast will include Ford Motors. Headliners at this year’s fest include Eminem, Arcade Fire, [...]

ARTICLE: Drake, President Clinton Team Up for Hollywood Fundraiser – by Jason Lipshutz

    President Bill Clinton and Drake will team up for a fundraising event next week for Millennium Network, in support of the former President’s nonprofit organization, The Clinton Foundation. The fundraiser, which is open to the public, will take place at Hollywood’s Boulevard3 on Mar. 17.   President Clinton will kick off the event with [...]