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Music Royalties over a concert crowd

Many indie artists are confused about the difference between ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SoundExchange, not to mention SoundScan, the Harry Fox Agency, and the role of their own publishing company and record label when it comes to collecting and paying money under the exploitation of their music. The problem with not understanding these concepts is that you could get taken ...

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Troll statue with 3 copyright cs

DTG’s Intellectual Property Team has seen a new and unwelcome legal trend emerge in Colorado over the last few years: copyright trolls. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) File Sharing Lawsuits Since in 2010 and really ramping up in about 2012-2013, a small group of copyright owners has flooded our federal court system with lawsuits against tens of thousands of “John Doe” defendants. These ...

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Members of a Confrence

The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin was proud to sponsor a table at the annual Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Business for the Arts Awards Gala. This event was held at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and featured attorney Caroline Kert winning volunteer attorney of the year! Check out some of the photos from this great event! ...

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Copyright icon next to a blue bird

That Tweet that has been making the rounds, and maybe even gone viral, should be fair game, right? Everyone has been retweeting it, so embedding the original tweet into my website isn’t hurting anyone…riiiight? Well, not so fast. The answer may depend on where the case is heard. Katherine B. Forrest, a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of ...

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Comic book panel

A federal jury recently returned a verdict in favor of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) in its trademark infringement lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC). At issue was SLCC’s use of the phrase “comic-con” for its annual comics and pop culture convention held in Salt Lake City. SDCC has held an annual comics and pop culture convention in ...

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Pizza Delivery Man

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin have handled a lot of pre-trial conferences and mediation efforts in civil cases. We’ve watched Defendants stand up in court, unrepresented, and plead their case. We’ve had conversations with Defendants who call our offices hoping to negotiate a settlement. So, We’ve heard every kind of excuse about why a Defendant ...

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Could AI get a copyright over a jellyfish

In 2016, a group of museums and researchers in the Netherlands unveiled a portrait entitled The Next Rembrandt. This painting was actually generated by a computer, which had analyzed thousands of works by the 17th-century artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, and then used the data to create its own work in the same style. In the same year, a Japanese ...

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unsigned contract

You may have heard the phrase “no fee unless we win” on personal injury commercials. But what does it actually mean? The “no fee unless we win” arrangement is referred to as a contingency fee. The “contingent” portion of the fee means that the attorney gets a portion of what the client’s overall settlement is. So, for example, if a ...

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Champagne Powder written over a snowflake

If you love to ski or snowboard, you may have heard of “champagne powder”, the dry, light and fluffy snow we love best. But, from a meteorological standpoint, what is it? Well, champagne powder does not actually describe a particular kind of snow crystal or water-density level, nor is it a term much used by meteorologists or snow scientists. Instead, ...

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