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(Not so) Happy Birthday!

Have you ever heard the song “Happy Birthday” performed by the wait staff at a restaurant? If so, you were likely a witness to copyright infringement. At least that’s what Warner/Chappel Music would maintain.

Google and Patents for Startups

Google has a number of patent initiatives. One that I was not aware of until recently is the Google Patent Starter Program. This program provides a unique opportunity for a limited number of startup companies or developers.

Apple Listens When Taylor Swift Blogs

Apple, Inc. announced that Apple Music will be available in 100 countries starting June 30. There will be no free-tier option, but there will be a three month free trial, after which a monthly charge will occur to use the streaming service. This sounds like news, but not big news. Streaming music services have been around.