Tagged: Legal

And The Hits Might Keep On Coming

Imagine, if you will, a strange new world in which the only way to hear the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra is to buy their recordings and listen to them in the privacy of your own iPod. Right now, the big boys of radio (and streaming) are grappling with the possibility of just such a future. But one radio broadcaster doesn’t share this vision, and and has revived an…uh…interesting legal theory. When put forth in 2009, the theory was dismissed in a heartbeat. But the modern approach has some legal heft behind it, including accidental support from the record industry. This time, the argument just might work.

Are The Trolls Back In Town?

Where’s the next Silicon Valley? Apparently it’s Belieze, home of Global Interactive Media (GIM). Surely you’ve heard of them. No? Every time you use an app to purchase music you’re listening to, you’re using their technology. Oh, no. Wait. It’s not their technology. It’s their patents. Actually, It’s not their patents. It’s the patents they acquired. Patents that have never been used to make viable product. Could it be the patent trolls are back?

Please Pardon The Ill-Fitting Suit

I saw a post the other day on the Electronic Freedom Foundation’s website. Despite facing a battle that’s not only uphill, it’s more like scaling the side...