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August 2019 Archives

Opening statements and closing arguments

Even if you take the necessary steps in appropriately preparing for trial, you're sure to run into some challenges along the way. Fortunately, if you're working closely with an experienced legal team in San Francisco, you'll always have someone on your side that can show you the way.

Cardi B sued for allegedly violating man's right to publicity

With our ever-expanding digitized world it may seem like our privacy is going by the wayside. While that may be true to a certain extent, there are still laws in place that can protect individuals' likenesses from being misappropriated for financial gain. However, these protections are not self-effectuating. Instead, individuals need to take active efforts to ensure they are protecting their right to utilize their likeness and personality.

Key considerations in digital evidence management

Finding evidence alone is not always enough to be successful in a case. All evidence must be carefully analyzed, categorized and managed so that the most compelling evidence can be used efficiently. As digital technology becomes more advanced, it can be possible to manage this evidence digitally. This makes it easier to quickly retrieve certain pieces of evidence, and it also means that potentially thousands of pieces of evidence can be analyzed for trends and significance.

Music industry reeling after Katy Perry copyright verdict

Songwriters, producers, entertainment lawyers and other people in the music industry have reacted with disbelief at the verdict in a recent copyright lawsuit against the pop star Katy Perry. Last month, a jury found that Perry and her co-writers had infringed on the copyright of Christian rapper Flame when they wrote Perry's 2013 hit "Dark Horse."

Senate considers aggressive law to deal with streaming piracy

Many of us remember a time not long ago when peer-to-peer file sharing sites like Napster threatened to financially ruin the music industry. While the law has clamped down on illegal downloading for copyright violations, the market has changed in response. Although illegal downloads have dwindled over recent years, many Americans are now turning to streaming piracy. Many view this practice as harmless, but the truth of the matter is that it still violates the rights of entertainers and copyright holders.

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