music

08/24/2012

McDonalds, General Mills Violating Children’s Online Privacy?

Children Email Privacy Under Federal Law

Consumer advocacy groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate five companies– McDonald's, General Mills, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, and Doctor's Associates'—for allegedly violating children's privacy laws in their online marketing campaigns. According to the report filed by 16 media and youth advocacy groups, children-facing websites from these companies illegally solicit personal information such as email addresses and photos from children under 13. Under the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) it is illegal to solicit personal information from under-13's without... Read More
03/29/2012

Tower of Power Sues Warner Music Group Corp. Over Digital Royalties

Tower of Power (from wiki)

Popular music stars Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka,‭ ‬collectively and professionally known as Tower of Power,‭ ‬by and through‭ ‬their attorneys at Audet‭ & ‬Partners,‭ ‬LLP,‭ ‬a San Francisco,‭ ‬California-based trial law firm,‭ ‬and the Law Offices of Lopez‭ & ‬Associates,‭ ‬have filed a class action complaint‭ (‬Case‭ ‬#‭ ‬1531‭) ‬in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against‭ ‬Warner Music Group Corp. ‬The case arises out of the alleged failure of‭ ‬Warner Music‭ ‬to pay... Read More
02/29/2012

Popular Latina Music Star Graciela Beltran Sues EMI Music, Inc. Over Royalties

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Popular Latina music star Graciela Beltran, by and through her attorneys at Audet & Partners, LLP, a San Francisco,California-based trial law firm, and the Law Offices of Lopez & Associates, has filed a class action complaint (Case # CV121002) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against EMI Music, Inc. The case arises out of the alleged failure of EMI to pay the full royalty rates to artists such as Ms. Beltran on revenue generated from the licensing of... Read More
11/02/2009

Apple iTunes Gift Cards Lawsuit

As you may know, Apple sells songs online for its popular iPod music player.For years, Apple charged only .99 per song at its popular "iTunes" online store.  Then, in April 2008, Apple decided to raise the price for some songs.  Now some songs are .99 and some songs are $1.29.The problem with this is that numerous people purchased gift cards from Apple, expecting to pay only .99 per song.In fact, according to allegations in the filed complaint, Apple continued to... Read More