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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 22 2014

A Michigan man is behind bars after robbing a Bank of America branch and leaving some helpful evidence behind: his ID card.

Rashah Amin Dean was charged by federal prosecutors with bank robbery after he was captured a short time after the police found his ID card in the grass outside the bank and matched his photo on the ID to the description of the robber caught on bank surveillance video.  According to news sources, Dean was arrested a short time later during a traffic stop. Prior to being taken into custody, Dean allegedly ingested a large amount of cocaine, prompting officers to take Dean to the hospital for observation, where he admitted robbing the bank of $8,000 to pay off a $5,000 debt to drug dealers.

A subsequent search of two residences frequented by Dean resulted in police evidence of several thousand dollars, narcotics, a handgun and a Detroit Pistons ball cap that matched a cap worn by the robber.

Source: mlive.com

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