It seems a Northern California musician has kick-started an interesting discussion about the future of the music industry.
Here in California, the movie industry is big business. Accordingly, it is an industry we pay attention to, especially since film studios and production companies are among the most vigilant and aggressive when it comes to their intellectual property rights.
Many Sacramento movie buffs are probably eagerly anticipating this summer's release of Zack Snyder's "The Man of Steel." It's the latest reincarnation of what has been one of Hollywood's most popular and lucrative franchises: Superman.
Here's a piece of intellectual property trivia for Sacramento business owners: When it comes to trademarked terms, you own that trademark for as long as you use it. If you are lax, however, and do not at least attempt to put a stop to use of your trademarked term by other parties, then you may eventually wind up forfeiting control over your trademark.
The owner of a car shop called Gotham Garage in Santa Ana, California, has come up with a rather bold argument for why Warner Bros. Entertainment's copyright infringement lawsuit against him should not be allowed to proceed.