Patent Protection for Music Artists

By | Sports & Entertainment Beat | December 17, 2014
Patent Protection for Music Artists

Well-known musicians and other entertainers often identify opportunities for innovation in their industry and are able to obtain patent protection for such inventions.  Some obtain patent protection for improvements to musical instruments or to new approaches to their craft.  Here we highlight three well known performers who were each granted one or more patents.

FCC Fines Station $7000 for Violation of Main Studio Rule – Good Reminder On Broadcast Main Studio Requirements

By | Broadcast Law Blog | December 17, 2014
FCC Fines Station $7000 for Violation of Main Studio Rule – Good Reminder On Broadcast Main Studio Requirements

The FCC issued a Forfeiture Order this week, fining a station $7000 for violations of the main studio rule. The facts of the case were set out in a Notice of Apparent Liability issued back in February, where the licensee had claimed that its studio was in a location that was shared with another broadcaster who had agreed to lease it space. 

FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

By | CommLawBlog | December 16, 2014
FCC Reminder (Redux): Cell Phone Jammers Are STILL Illegal

Having recently spanked Marriott for $600K for interrupting private Wi-Fi use at one of its hotel properties – concern about which presumably prompted Marriott to seek formal guidance about just how far they can go in managing Wi-Fi use at their venues – the Commission has issued another of its ever-popular “Enforcement Advisories” warning against the use of jammers to interfere with cellphone, Wi-Fi or GPS devices.