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Is Your Favorite Talent Competition a Product of Infringement? Recent Pro Se Complaint Claims Creation of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Got Talent

It's one for the ages. Could television's greatest talent competitions all be the product of infringement? One man asserts they are. In July, Australian Paul Thayil filed a pro se complaint in the Southern District of New York, accusing various defendants (Including Fox, Simon Cowell,...

Will Rocky Fans Vote for Newt? Not if He’s Found Liable for Infringing Sacred Survivor Song, "Eye of the Tiger"

Imagine Newt Gingrich in Rocky 3 ... the gray headed politician slugging it out with Mr. T, Survivor's theme song, Eye of the Tiger, playing (but with the lyrics a little different): It's the eye of the Newt It's the thrill of the fight Risin' up to the challenge Of our Romney ...

Beware the Copyright Boogeyman: He Might Be Listening in Your Restaurant

It goes without saying that an establishment's music is there for the listening patrons. But amongst those patrons - beware! The audience might contain an infiltrator - a listening witness. And while this witness might not be the boogeyman's equivalent, he or she could prove very scary in...