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“Blanket Licensing” – a Collectivist, Bureaucratic, One-Size-Fits-All Deprivation of Property Rights Proposal

America’s legacy of unparalleled copyright protections and free market orientation has cultivated a music industry unrivaled in today’s world or throughout human history.

From the first days of the phonograph, through the jazz age, through the rock era, through disco, through country, through hip-hop and every other popular musical iteration since its advent, it’s not by accident that we lead the world in the same manner in which we lead in such industries as cinema and television programming.  We can thank our nation’s emphasis on strong copyright protections.

Unfortunately, that reality doesn’t deter some activists from periodically advocating a more collectivist, top-down governmental reordering of the music industry in a way that would deprive artists and creators of their…[more]

July 06, 2020 • 02:32 PM

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Wednesday, June 11 2014

A Pennsylvania couple is suing the local youth league after their 12-year-old daughter broke her leg sliding into home plate during a softball game.

James and Kathy Hershberger of Springhill, Pennsylvania, are seeking in excess of $50,000 plus legal fees in a lawsuit that names Fayette County Youth League, North Union Township and R.W. Clark Youth Baseball League, which invited the girl to play in the game.  According to the family's attorney, Benjamin Goodwin, the girl broke her leg because the base path from third base to home plate was uneven with holes and ruts in it.

“If you're going to have a league, you have to make sure the field is safe,” he said. “Kids have no control over the field.”

The injury kept the girl out of school and extracurricular activities for a “substantial time,” resulted in permanent scarring and will limit her earning capacity, according to the lawsuit.

“There's a baseball, there's a bat, and there are people running as fast as they can toward you. It's a sport. Injuries happen,” Trevor Waligura, president of the youth league, said. “It's a shame that people go after lawsuits when we are all volunteers. Nobody makes a nickel off of this. All this does is destroy youth sports.”

Source: triblive.com

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