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Fyre Fest Lit Takes Criminal Bent

Fyre Fest Lit Takes Criminal Bent

As the tangled web around the disastrous Fyre Festival continues to unravel — with 11 civil lawsuits, unpaid vendors, and many unsatisfied customers after the would-be luxury music festival was postponed before it even began — one question among many keeps arising: Is company founder Billy McFarland facing prison time?

Bullish on Intellectual Property

Bullish on Intellectual Property

Can proximity create copyright infringement? Artist Arturo Di Modica claims it can. The creator of the famous bronze “Charging Bull” that has since 1989 been a visual signifier of Wall Street is demanding that the city of New York  remove an adjoining sculpture he says distorts the meaning of his work. In March, the statue dubbed “Fearless Girl” was […]

Africa’s Legal Beat

Africa’s Legal Beat

Native drums have long been associated with Africa’s cultural roots, integral to the daily life and rituals of many communities. Its influence has spread worldwide, providing the launchpad for a multitude of music styles, among them jazz and rock and roll, all of which is widely recognized. Less known is the disruptive effect of colonial drumming […]

LA Law Library at 125

LA Law Library at 125

(Event photos by Paula Parisi) Hard to believe, but when it comes to the law, the wild west is actually a bastion of civilization. Outside of Washington, D.C., our own LA Law Library is the largest public law library in the nation. When it comes to the enthusiasm, knowledge and helpfulness of the staff, it is second to […]