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So you want music in your video: 5 things to remember so you don't get sued
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

Last month we received a call from a woman who made an unassuming video of her daughter's wedding and added her favorite song as the musical bed. She


Restoring the value of art and enforcing creator rightsunapologetically
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

We live in a world where many share the belief that content is "free" and of fast-growing piracy of music and media. Yet, most of us don't know that


Excess policy didn't follow form to primary's claims-made-and-reported requirement, so insured's failure to provide notice during policy period was no defense to coverage
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2015

Read your policies carefully: A "follow form" excess policy may not actually follow form in some surprising and significant ways. The insureds in


California court: rejected demand within policy limits not necessary for bad faith claim
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2015

Insurers must proceed with caution when they become aware that a settlement within policy limits is possible, because a failure to settle may


The customer isn't always rightespecially when he harasses employees
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

Providing an important reminder about the potential for liability from customers, a new lawsuit was filed against a supermarket chain for allegedly


New bill would create criminal penalties for TCPA violations
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2015

The answer might be "yes" if a bill introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) gains approval in Congress. The Quell Unnecessary, Intentional and


Additional federal news - Aug 18, 2015
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to establish 266 new health center sites for the


Tom’s of Maine settles “natural” false ad suit for $4.5m
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

In the latest multimillion-dollar settlement of a false advertising class action challenging “natural” claims, Tom’s of Maine has agreed to pay $4.5


Suit claims Microsoft solicited numbers with scams, then sent texts in violation of TCPA
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2015

The Federal Communications Commission's new declaratory order will change the interpretation of some aspects of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act


Streaming can expand artist revenuesBandpage & Rhapsody point the way
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

Conventional wisdom is that subscription music streaming services like Spotifywhich now drive more overall music revenues than direct