Prince is at it again. The Purple One, notorious for seeking legal action against unapproved recording devices and cameras, has filed yet another complaint for bootlegged material surfacing on the internet.See also:
Prince sends cease and desist letter to Le Petit Prince creator
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According to Peter Waldron, Michele Bachmann's colorful National Field Coordinator during her ill-fated presidential campaign, his former boss still hasn't paid her Iowa staffers -- and it's not because she's broke.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann, Profiles in Courage: She runs away from, lies to CNN repo ... More >>
Lori Saroya, executive director of Minnesota's Council on American-Islamic Relations, says her organization will ask the US Department of Justice to look into what went down at the St. Anthony City Council meeting last night.By a 4-1 vote, council rejected the Abu-Huraira Islamic Center's request to ... More >>
By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
An academic paper co-written by a University of Minnesota economics professor finds there is little evidence for the notion that movie piracy reduces ticket purchases at movie theaters. That notion, of course, is often a crucial premise in the arguments made by supporters of legislation like SOPA ... More >>
It's a cliche, but true -- when trying to figure out the whys and wherefores of politics, you should follow the money. And in the case of Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken's support for the now-stalled PIPA legislation, the money trail appears to lead back to big media.Campaign finance records indicat ... More >>
Congressman Keith Ellison has come out against SOPA.
Rep. Ellison joins Wikipedia, Google, and millions of Americans across the country who are against SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act introduced by Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Texas). A number of websites around the world have created an Internet "black ... More >>
Oh, Prince. Purple Yoda yadda yadda and walking contradiction. A few
weeks ago during an appearance on George Lopez Tonight, Prince laid out a
new gripe with how things operate in the music industry: cover songs.
Ugh, cover songs! That's not your music, Sinéad!
TJ SecretEvery body needs a pocketbraAh, Wisconsin, home to great inventors. William Sylvester Harley, co-founder of Harley-Davidson, Seymour Cray, designer of supercomputers. And now, Tammy Pintor, inventor of the pocket bra.
In 2008, Pintor patented a sports bra with interior pockets for stas ... More >>
CaffthoughtsBachmann dodging the media -- on tape!It's not news that Michele Bachmann exists in a carefully regulated bubble, talking only to sympathetic outlets guaranteed to disseminate her nonsense without question.
But it isn't everyday that we get video of la Bachmann stiff-arming repor ... More >>
St. Paul attorney Jeffrey Anderson.St. John's Abbey in Collegeville has settled lawsuits filed by nine men who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of some of the order's monks and priests since the 1960s.
St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson announced the settlements, without detailing t ... More >>
Photo by Hannah Delon.Kavoosi and friends advertising Essay Writing Company with body paint.The Better Business Bureau has finally caught up with plagiarism king Jordan Kavoosi.
Dan Hendrickson of the BBB released a statement today officially declaring "ethical and practical concerns" with K ... More >>
Wings: They're worth big money.Buffalo Wild Wings has hit a speed bump in its fast-paced quest to spread spicy bar food across North America. A Canadian competitor has filed a lawsuit accusing the Minnesota company of trademark infringement.
Buffalo Wild Wings is adding to its empire of 700 ... More >>
Via Bachmann for CongressMichele Bachmann, intellectual property thiefIt's one thing for Michele Bachmann to drape herself in the American flag. But if she's going to try to drape herself in the mantle of the State Fair, she's going to have to contend with trademark law.
Father Luke Strand learns Best Buy takes copyright issues very seriously.It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to Father Luke Strand back in seminary: Gussie up a Volkswagen Beetle to mimic those Best Buy "Geek Squad" cars used by the company's house-call nerds. Have the logo on th ... More >>
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St