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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, January 07 2015

A convicted felon is suing Maury Povich after claiming to be traumatized from seeing his daughter and ex-wife interviewed on The Maury Povich Show.

According to news reports, Alan B. Griffin was watching TV from a Florida prison -- he's serving time for sexual battery and 2nd degree attempted murder -- when he saw his 7-year-old daughter Lanique and ex-wife Sherilitra on the show, talking about him.  Griffin says seeing his "only child being exploited" by Povich led to suicidal thoughts which landed him in a 72-hour mental health hold and a year of psychiatric counseling.

Griffin is suing Povich, his production company, and NBC for $100,000. Griffin is representing himself.

Source: tmz.com

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