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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, October 15 2014

Red Bull energy drink company recently agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit accusing the beverage maker of false advertising because its slogan "Red Bull Gives You Wings" is inaccurate.

According to news reports, Red Bull agreed to pay consumers to settle the lawsuit filed in 2013 in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York by Red Bull drinker Benjamin Careathers. In the class-action suit, Careathers alleged the energy drink did not meet the company's claim of boosting performance and reaction speed.

“Such deceptive conduct and practices mean that [Red Bull’s] advertising and marketing is not just ‘puffery,’ but is instead deceptive and fraudulent and is therefore actionable,” the suit says.

If the $13 million settlement is approved at a final hearing next spring, anyone who purchased at least one can of Red Bull between January 1, 2002, and October 3, 2014, will be eligible to receive either $10 cash or $15 worth of Red Bull products; no proof of purchase will be required.

"Red Bull denies any and all wrongdoing or liability and maintains that its marketing and labeling have always been entirely truthful and accurate," legal documents state.

Source:  Huffingtonpost.com

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