One of the pleasures of my copyright law practice over the years has been that  from time-to-time it brings me into contact with the Nashville music community, and sometimes—though not nearly often enough—takes me down to Music City itself.  Its usually hum-drum, behind-the-scenes stuff, but there has been the occasional spot of glamour and excitement, such as sitting back-to-back with a 16-year-old…

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In a ruling that may make it even harder to get face time with TV and movie studio executives to pitch an idea (“it’s like Sunrise at Campobello meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer“), the Second Circuit has ruled that claims for theft of idea arising out of such encounters are not pre-empted by the Copyright…

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