From 'unconscionable Willy Wonka contracts' to allegedly manipulated reality television, here's the full complaint from 10 African-American contestants who were disappointed once they got 'golden tickets.'
According to Mann's lawyer, Maryann Marzano of Gradstein & Marzano, "Not only does this case seek redress for Aimee Mann against one of the world's largest but least known providers of online music, it also serves as a call to other artists to follow the lead set by Radiohead and Pink Floyd to put an end to the unlicensed, uncompensated use of their music by online services."
On Wednesday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a copyright lawsuit against the music legends after determining that substantial similarity couldn't be established in analyzing the work of plaintiff Guy Hobbs with Elton John's own "Nikita" song.
An industry effort to stop advertisements from appearing on websites primarily devoted to piracy is winning applause from the White House, whose IP czar Victoria Espinel today announced the news. The announcement received modest support from the Recording Industry and some concern from the Motion Picture Association.