In a recent article by CNN, pop artist Bruno Mars was found accused of “cultural appropriation,” by critics of his new album, “24k Magic.” The Cambridge Dictionary defines “cultural appropriation” as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture." Writer and activist, Seren Sensei posits that Mars’ “takes pre-existing work and he just completely, word-for-word recreates it, extrapolates it," she added. "He does not create it, he does not improve upon it, he does not make it better.” The singer is known for combining different genres such as hip-hop, soul, R&B, and others rooted in traditionally African-American culture. While some saw his new album
Thicke v. Marvin Gaye’s Estate Lawsuit Marvin Gaye family accused Robin Thicke of using elements of Marvin Gaye’s song, “Got to Give It UP” in “Blurred Lines” and allegedly threatened litigation if a monetary settlement was not paid. Thicke filed a preemptive declaratory judgment lawsuit against Gaye’s family after alleged preliminary settlement negotiations failed. In response, Gaye’s family filed a separate counterclaim accusing Thicke of copyright infringement of Gaye’s songs “Got to Give It Up” and “After the Dance”, as well as EMI April, Inc. of breach of contract and its fiduciary duties. Gaye’s family later submitted a separate counter claim against Thicke to include “Blurred Lines” co-writers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris, Jr. After a jury trial, Marvin Gaye’s family was awarded $7.4 million in copyright damages and attributable to infringement. The Gaye’s family was not awarded determined due to the infringement was found not to be willful.
The article later states that “Yancy’s act of stabbing Noah…breaks the legal chain of causation and relieves Midway of liability”. The article then continues with the application of the First Amendment, explaining that Midway’s game and their property was still protected by the right of free speech. The basic explanation is that copyright protects the game, and is a medium of expression. The problem lies in that the First Amendment does not explicitly state what forms of speech it protects, nor is there a test. The application of the First Amendment must be done on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, some flowers were added in the hairs of the couple. To his advantage, Koon sold three similar statues named String of Puppies and made a fortune of almost $367,000. However, Rogers discovered that Koon made a copy of his photo in the sculptures, and in turn, charged him together with Sonnabend Gallery for copyright violation. The united states court titled the case as Rogers v. Koons (960 F.2d 301) (Laws.com,
Seaver’s rhetorical strategies involved sarcasm and mockery to imply that Grove Press will continue using the phase and that, Herbert bringing it up in the first place is obnoxious. He doesn’t view it as a serious problem and implied that coca cola and the printing press are nothing alike and they have had a “far more direct and deadly threat” before with another book. Even thought, Seaver’s letter was full of sarcasm and insults he has a more persuasive argument. Ira C. Herbert and Richard Seaver used different rhetorical devices and strategies to argue the same subject. Herbert uses historical facts to strengthen his argument while Seaver relied on Sarcasm and mockery.
They also pointed out that when Odysseus had sex with multiple women during the poem but never faced repercussion for his actions. This whole argument from the prosecution because as I early stated, the defense proved the actions of the characters do not reflect the beliefs and views of the poem. The defense also disproved this argument presented by the prosecution by stating that the women
Puppy Mills How many of you have ever bought a puppy from a pet store? Today I will tell you about how giving your money to pet stores benefits puppy mills. First by telling you what goes on in one, second by informing you on how they make profit off of you even when you don?t know it, and lastly how to avoid a mistreated dog or puppy for your family. Puppy mills scam you and make money off of you without you even knowing it. Iowa alone has some of the biggest and most puppy mills in the United States.
However, due to the ongoing violation of intellectual property rights, it has led to negative publicity with buyers of heavy equipment and other manufacturers. Besides, Manitowoc has brought the case to federal court and if the Manitowoc win the patent infringement case, it will stop Sany from selling any equipment is manufactured using any of the stolen trade secrets in the US, the market that Sany want to enter. According to the current state, Sany was ultimately barred to sell any of the crawler crane equipment it intends to sell in the US with the court rulings and this has affected its growth prospects outside of
An example of civil right is freedom of speech where the government is obligated to protect through the first amendment in the bill of rights. There are cases of civil liberties where the guilty is unaware of their rights after the cases. Such as the
General examples include the laws regarding torts (laws against any wrong doing for which an action for damages be brought), contracts, and real property. A specific example of a substantive law is a law prohibiting trespassing on another’s property. Substantive law, which refers to the actual claims and defences whose validity is tested through the procedures of procedural law, is different from procedural law. Substantive law is the statutory or written law that defines rights and duties, such as crimes and punishments (in the criminal law), civil rights and responsibilities in civil law.