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A reminder on power of rap, passion, the law

At this month’s “Spirit of Law” session, USC Professor Jody Armour talked about “how legal professionals find meaning and purpose in the law and use their degrees in innovative and creative ways.” USC.

Armour’s choice of expression was to combine his “childhood experience, current studies and even passion for rap music” to conduct his lecture about “the complexities of race, politics and crime” in the U.S. USC.

Armour’s passion for rap music was inspired by his love for words. He learned the importance of words in law through his father’s experience. His father “was sentenced to 55 years in prison for possession and sale of marijuana” and argued his way out of jail. USC.

Learning from his father’s experience, Armour hopes that the intersection of art and law can help build “political solidarity,” a solution to the current pressing civil rights issues.

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Judge bars bid to upend Stan Lee settlement

U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet ruled recently that Stan Lee Media Inc. (SLMI) cannot overturn court decisions regarding Stan Lee’s settlement of a $1 billion lawsuit against Marvel Enterprises. The court held that its motions were unsupported and time-barred. Lee was once Marvel’s chairman and CEO. He co-created Spider-Man and many other comic book heroes, such as the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, and Iron Man. In 1999, he co-founded SLMI, “a Web-based production and marketing company to control his intellectual property.” The Hollywood Reporter. Three years later, he sued Marvel for “reneging on his employment contract.”...

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No magic in suit over Harry Potter

In Allen v. Scholastic Inc., which was litigated in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Judge Scheindlin issued his order on January 6, 2011.

Paul Gregory Allen, the trustee of the estate of Adrian Jacobs, brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against Scholastic Inc. regarding its 2000 U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Allen alleged that Goblet of Fire plagiarized protected expressions from Jacobs’ The Adventures of Willy the Wizard-No 1 Livid Land, a work that was published in the United Kingdom in 1987.

NY fed court tosses copyright suit over Harry Potter book

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