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Cyber Espionage and Global Intellectual Property Wars

We are facing a new era.  One in which everyone on earth is involved in some way or another.  Do you know anyone who has not been a victim of some form of cyber espionage?  We can all probably identify one area of our online lives that has been hacked even if it is as […]

Intellectual Property Laws and Musicians

Musicians can slog away for months in order to write a good song and then compose the music for it. It is indeed an incredibly emotionally draining exercise that can hardly be comprehended by anyone who has never worked in that industry and considering the competition for being at the top of the charts, one […]

Music and copyright infringements

I love listening to music. I often come across a song that strikes a chord with me and just gets stuck in my head. You become so familiar with the melody you can pick the song out from just hearing a few notes. It’s just this phenomenon that has gotten some songwriters in a bit […]

Blurred Lines

In 2013, Robin Thicke, along with co-writers Pharrell Williams and T.I., released a song called “Blurred Lines”. It quickly became a smash hit and jumped to the top of the billboard charts. Thicke received three Grammy nominations, sold over 6.5 million tracks and has a full concert season scheduled.  While clubbers and party-goers were dancing […]

Y, M, C, No More?

More likely than not you have heard the “YMCA” at every school dance or wedding you have ever attended. As great or terrible as that might be depending on the love or hate you may feel for the tune, the likelihood of hearing this or some other popular Village People songs might dwindle in the […]

The 80’s Are Here Again!

Quiet Riot in ConcertBe it the hair, the clothes, and especially the music, almost everyone loves the 80’s! Whether you remember where you were when you first saw a music video on MTV (remember when they played videos?) or only know the 80’s through the John Hughes movies replayed every weekend on at least one cable channel, it was truly a special time. Relive some the magic of this decade at the Wickham Park Pavilion when it plays host to the “80’s In The Park” for two days on September 28th and 29th.

While the party officially begins Saturday the 28th, there is actually an 80’s film festival to kick off the weekend on Friday, September 27th. The showtimes for the movies have not been released yet but the event runs from 5pm to 1am at the Cinema World Theater. Some of the movies being played include “Adjust Your Tracking,” a documentary on VHS along with “Rock ‘N Roll Nightmare” and “The Colombian Connection”. It was also just announced that “Deadliest Prey” has been added to the line-up.

The Age of Digital Music Streaming

Do you remember the debut of Napster?  Say goodbye to cds and tape cassettes (for those that still had that feature installed in their cars).  With the invention of Napster, music was made available for free simply by streaming the music to shared folders on the computer.  The age of digital music was born overnight.  […]

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