International Intellectual Property

This past Wednesday, on the 22nd of May, the commission of theft of American intellectual property reported that the Chinese government’s policies causes the United States to lose upwards of 200 billion US dollars annually from the theft of intellectual property. The report also mentions India, Venezuela, and Russia as the other major nations causing…

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Music and DRM

  Digital Rights Management (popularly known simply as DRM) has many different meanings. Broadly speaking, it is considered as a way to protect the intellectual property after sale. The question of the need of DRM is controversial and attracts a wide range of opinions. Some people assert that it is a necessary a tool in…

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Criminal Sanctions in IP law

  The Queen’s Speech on the 8th of May 2013 made it clear that the government of the day intends to introduce bills which will “make it easier for businesses to protect their intellectual property”. This will include the introduction of bills which will create criminal sanctions for those who have infringed copyright by stealing…

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The #Willpower needed to follow copyright

William Adams, a popular American pop singer known better by his stage name Will.i.am, has recently released his new album #willpower. Naturally, an album by one of the music industries biggest stars is going to receive a lot of media attention. This time however, not all of the attention is likely to be warranted.  …

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Beyonce

After her recent success at the Superbowl, Beyonce has now released her new song from her fifth solo album. Its called  “Bow Down / I Been on” and it is said to be a lot different from her usual style. It was produced by Hit-boy known to usually work with artist such as Kayne West and Jay-Z.…

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Pm in a music video

Recently the boy band One Direction starting their new tour at the O2 arena, were awarded a Brit and also released their new music video for red nose day. Fans of Blondie and The Undertones will weep as the boys have copied one way or another/teenage kicks. The music video was shot all around the world…

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Oasis news

Ok ok so Oasis are no longer but the Gallaghers made the news this week due to Liam being reportedly drunk and being barred from a boozer in Couch End and Noel offering this opinion on the state of the music industry 2013:- “There are no characters left in the music business. When we first…

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Bieber News

Justin Bieber is a young Canadian pop star, who many young girls look up to. Turning 19 on March 1st he celebrated his birthday over in London, England although he did claim that it was one of his worst birthdays ever! I went to one of his concerts namely the “believe tour” in the London…

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Snoop Lion?

Bad boy rapper Snoop Dogg, made famous by his album ‘Doggystyle’ in 1993 which helped raise the profile of gangsta rap within the music industry, is taking on a new nick-name: Snoop Lion. The rapper who helped the harrowing-sounding Death Row Records become popular seems to now have had a change of heart, perhaps more aptly described…

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