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June 28th, 2005 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Jun. 28th, 2005

12:08 pm - How Copyright "Encourages" Creativity


How did Mad Hot Ballroom survive the copyright cartel?

When Agrelo and Sewell were filming boys playing foosball after school, Ronnie (right) at one point shouted, "Everybody dance now!", a line from a C+C Music Factory hit. Incredibly, the filmmakers' lawyer said the line had to be cleared with the song's publisher, Warner Chappell. The price? $5,000.

Answer: by limiting music that played in classrooms, haggling over clearance fees, and cutting out a scene.

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02:30 pm - Justice Souter's home to be siezed to build new hotel



Press Release

For Release Monday, June 27 to New Hampshire media
For Release Tuesday, June 28 to all other media

Weare, New Hampshire (PRWEB) Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land.

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