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The Rise of Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Capitalizing on the Sober Curious Movement

The recent surge in non-alcoholic beverages is reshaping the beverage industry, driven by the growing sober curious movement. This shift reflects a broader trend towards healthier lifestyle choices, with individuals exploring alcohol-free alternatives without sacrificing taste or social experience. The Sober Curious Movement’s Influence The sober curious movement advocates for a mindful approach to alcohol...

U.S. Copyright Office Urges D.C. Circuit to Reject Protection for AI Generated Work

The U.S. Copyright Office recently argued in its response brief to Stephen Thaler’s appeal, against recognizing AI-generated works as eligible for copyright protection, emphasizing that copyright law historically protects only human-created works. This statement came in response to Mr. Thaler’s appeal of a D.C. federal judge’s ruling last year, challenging the office’s rejection of a...

Navigating Trademark Waters: The Legal Impact of the LA Clippers’ Rebranding

The LA Clippers’ strategic rebranding under Steve Ballmer’s ownership not only signified a new era for the franchise but also illuminated the intricate dance with trademark law that accompanies such transformations. Trademark law, a cornerstone of intellectual property rights, plays a pivotal role in rebranding efforts, especially for high-profile entities like NBA teams. The Clippers’...

Why Are Famous Musicians Selling Their Catalogs?

In recent years, a growing number of famous musicians have opted to sell their music catalogs, a trend underscored by high-profile transactions involving legendary artists such as Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, and Bruce Springsteen. In 2021, it was reported that Springsteen sold his catalog for a staggering $500 million. These sales have sparked widespread interest...

Understanding Music Copyrights: The Basics

When it comes to music, Copyright protection plays a crucial role in safeguarding the rights of creators and ensuring they receive credit and compensation for their work. Interestingly, there are two main types of copyrights in music that protect different aspects of a song: the copyright for the musical composition and the copyright for the...

Steamboat Mickey Sets Sail into the Public Domain

In a seismic turn for animation history, one of Disney’s most iconic characters, Steamboat Mickey, has officially entered the public domain. This shift marks a significant chapter in the world of intellectual property and entertainment, highlighting the delicate balance between copyright protection and public access. Steamboat Mickey, a character who debuted in the legendary 1928...

From Courtside to Podcast Mic: Athletes Like Paul George Lead the Way

NBA star Paul George’s foray into podcasting with the ‘PODCAST P’ podcast, marks a significant trend among athletes who are expanding their influence beyond the sports arena. George, along with other notable athletes like JJ Redick, Patrick Beverly, Udonis Haslem, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Draymond Green, and many others, are redefining fan engagement and the...

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