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BOOTLEGS – CASE LAW

N.Y. judge strikes down anti-bootleg lawA federal judge struck down a 1994 law banning the sale of bootleg recordings of live music, ruling the law unfairly grants "seemingly perpetual protection" to the original performances.U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. found the bootleg law was written by Congress in the spirit…

BOOTLEGS – DEFINED

Bootleg RecordingA bootleg recording (or simply bootleg or boot) is an audio and/or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist, or under other legal authority.Bootlegs can consist of recordings of live performances, or material created in private or professional recording sessions. Changing technologies have…

Religion in the Marketplace

More investors acting on faithFaith in the investment markets is taking on a whole new meaning as religious funds and advisers are attracting money like never before. As religion enters more and more cultural touch points, from novels to films to politics, it's rather logical that it would enter the…

Well Duh!

AMERICA'S STRUGGLE OVER VALUESThe most striking findings are: 1) a majority of Americans across the board (74 percent) believes that America has suffered a moral decline in the past 20 years; and 2) a majority (64 percent) believes that the news and entertainment media are a major influence in that…