Pharrell Williams Threatens to Sue White House for Playing “Happy” After Synagogue Shooting

Even though President Trump and his family are avid traders of trademarks and manage their last name as a brand in multiple industries, he does not seem to respect others’ intellectual property as he should. Once again, a musician has sent through his lawyers a cease and desist letter to the White House for the use of music in Trump’s political rallies without permission. We already wrote about other complaints to the White House in…

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Facebook confronting lawsuits for use of face recognition technology

Thank you SHAIZAH HASAN for your contribution. As if it wasn’t enough with the Cambridge Analytica problem, Facebook is facing a class action lawsuit against their illegal use of a facial recognition on photos, without users’ approval. It seems like Mark Zuckerberg and his staff of social media geniuses can’t catch a break. Just a little over a week after Zuckerberg’s 10-hour testimony with Congress about Cambridge Analytics harvesting of user data, Facebook must now go to court for…

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The Hush Money That Didn’t Keep Stormy Daniels’ Mouth Shut

Scandal after scandal, Donald Trump continues to take the news spotlight, putting into questions his fitness for holding office. The latest scandal, at least as of March 2018,  involved an adult actress, Stormy Daniels (her site is not suitable for minors or office viewing), as she tries to fight her way out of the 2016 $130,000 hush money contract from President Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Daniels claims to have had unprotected sex with President…

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Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw sued for song copyright violation

Famous musicians, Ed Sheeran and Tim McGraw, are battling a lawsuit against Sean Carey and Beau Golden for copyrighting Carey/Golden’s 2014 song “When I Found You”. Ed Sheeran co-wrote Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s song “Rest of Our Life” which became very popular and climbed in the music charts. The Australian duo Carey/Golden claims the song deliberately copies the music notes and the overall theme from their 2014 song. You can hear a layered comparison…

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Padmaavat: Bollywood film making the zealots crazy

Contribution by Bhavini Mistry In 2017 protests erupted across India over the production of a Bollywood film based on a sixteenth-century historical poem called Padmaavat. The story revolves around a married Hindu queen named Padmaavati and a Muslim emperor named Alauddin Khilji who becomes obsessed with her. The dispute in India arose from the fact that it is a story of forbidden love between a Muslim man and Hindu woman. Moreover, the story highlights conflicts…

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