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The Know Your Rights Blog
- Jul 29, 2020
- 2 min
Will the CASE Act Move to a Vote? You Can Help!
We first mentioned the CASE Act back in 2016 (see post here), and have had high hopes for the bill to pass into law after it passed the House by a majority vote on October 22, 2019. It moved to the Senate, and seemed to have similar support there until Senator Wyden of Oregon placed what's called a "hold" on the bill. Senators don't need to have a specific reason for these holds, and it appears that Senator Wyden is interested in seeing the bill languish and die without debat
- Apr 20, 2015
- 2 min
Inspiration or Infringement: In Music?
When is a new work of art, music composition, or writing something new, and when is it considered infringement? Most of you have probably heard of the Pharrell Williams/Alan Thicke vs. Marvin Gaye suit, or perhaps the Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty suit. In the case of the former, Williams and Thicke lost their case to the Gaye family, who alleged that the song "Blurred Lines" infringed on Gaye's "Got to Give it Up." In the latter, Sam Smith avoided a protracted legal battle by quie
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