Is “Blurred Lines” Hurting Songwriting?

And What Should We Do About It? Ever since the shocking “Blurred Lines” jury verdict, there has been a steady drum beat about how that case, and some subsequent music-and-copyright cases, has chilled songwriting. Since “Blurred Lines,” the same U.S. District Court has...

A Look Toward the 2020 Privacy Landscape

2019 will be remembered as the year we still tried to figure out how to get the GDPR right, we spent time trying to understanding what “sale” will mean under CCPA, and we went through about two data breaches a day. Will next year be more of the same? The CCPA will...

There’s Now Less to Hate Hate Hate About That Swift Decision

When Is it Appropriate to Knock Out a Copyright Case Based on Lack of Substantial Similarity? Last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals revised its opinion in the “Haters Gonna Hate” case, Hall v. Swift, which I blogged about recently. The main holding remains the...