Bob Murray has once again graced us with another court filing in Murray Energy v. John Oliver and HBO for their segment poking fun at the squirrelly coal magnate.
Kurt Mueller joins me in the studio to bring you this special episode of Lawful Masses.
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Over the weekend, Elon Musk traded barbs with Vernon Unsworth, one of the people who assisted in the operation that rescued the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave.
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Imagine you are the “manager of stamp development” at the United States Postal Service. You are tasked with selecting the image for the next Forever stamp, a stamp that allows the sending of a first-class mailpiece domestically FOREVER, even if the price of the service increases after purchase.
Because the public was tiring of the previous Liberty Bell image, you were looking for something fresh and new, something that would be meaningful inasmuch as a stamp can be.
You want to choose a patriotic icon. You pour over dozens of patriotic scenes, ultimately selecting an image of Lady Liberty. This image seems to stand out: the perspective makes the face of “La Liberté éclairant le monde” seem more “fresh-faced,” ″sultry,” even “sexier.”
Little do you know, you have not selected an image of the Statue of Liberty but rather started an eight-year legal battle that will end with you owing millions to the bona fide author of the underlying work.
Let’s see what happened.
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In this episode’s main segment we we discuss the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and in our first “WTF? Moments in Legal History” segment we discuss a case of “Lawyer, Lawyer, Pants Destroyer.”
Our Music is “Paint the Sky” by Hans Atom
In this episode we discuss the basics of copyright law. As this is a very broad subject that we could talk about this for days so of course this is a very broad strokes discussion.
Our Intro song is “Paint the Sky” by Hans Atom