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The Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section is sponsoring an exciting CLE seminar on music publishing! Mastering Music Publishing: The Myths, How it Really Works and the Mighty Hand of Copyright Termination Thursday, October 16  6 to 8 p.m. Bienstock & Michael, PC 411 Hackensack Avenue, 7th Floor Hackensack, NJ $38 per person About the seminar: Music publishing is one of the most arcane and byzantine areas of the music industry, and certainly the most misunderstood. As the industry continues to evolve […]

Flickr’s Creative Commons Problem

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Aereo v. The (TV) World

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