Monday, March 22, 2010

Greer and Stearns -- Together Again!



Well folks, IT finally passed.

I'm referring of course to universal healthcare:
Fresh from a two-day weekend visit to Iraq, the Bush administration's top health-care official defended the $950 million that will be spent to help Iraq establish universal health care.
Oops, wrong country.

Are you a lawyer looking for a new practice area?

The NYT says you should be filing lots and lots of copyright termination notices.

Seriously:
The dispute is also emblematic of a much larger conflict between intellectual property lawyers and media companies that, in Mr. Toberoff’s view, have made themselves vulnerable by building franchises atop old creations. So-called branded entertainment — anything based on superheroes, comic strips, TV cartoons or classic toys — may be easier to sell to audiences, but the intellectual property may also ultimately belong in full or in part to others.

“Any young lawyer starting out today could turn what he’s doing into a real profit center,” Paul Goldstein, who teaches intellectual-property law at Stanford’s law school, said of Mr. Toberoff’s specialty.

Mr. Goldstein said cases like the one involving Marvel are only the tip of an iceberg. A new wave of copyright termination actions is expected to affect the film, music and book industries as more works reach the 56-year threshold for ending older copyrights, or a shorter period for those created under a law that took effect in 1978.

You guys better hurry, though, because I've got dibs on my star-studded remake of The Montefuscos.

Finally, in the ongoing drama at Fairchild well-chronicled by Eye on Miami, the Herald reports that Gene Stearns is helping out Bruce Greer:

Stearns said Forrester quit to live closer to her boyfriend. But Forrester, whose last day was March 12, painted a different picture: ``My decision was not based on personal reasons but rather based on recent changes in the structure of the education department.''

Greer insists that he had nothing to do with Lewis' firing, but some say they believe he was behind the move. And while Greer and Stearns say the board voted unanimously to let her go, one member called the vote ``deceiving.''

21 comments:

  1. More like Abbott and Costello.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Together again my tears have stopped falling
    The long lonely nights are now at an end
    The key to my heart you hold in your hand
    But nothing else matters cause we're together again

    Together again the grey skies are gone
    You're back in my arms right where you belong
    The love that we knew is living again
    And nothing else matters cause we're together again

    Together again my tears have stopped falling
    The long lonely nights are now at an end
    The love that we knew is living again
    And nothing else matters now we're together again
    No nothing else matters now we're together again

    No need to ask how these lyrics fit into SFLs' current fixation err- situation.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cloris Leachman is hot--I need to call the shumie. Referee is it early?

    ReplyDelete
  4. To all the curmudgeons out there decrying the evils of socialized medicine, please remember that we've had socialized medicine for the last 24 years. That arch-liberal Ronald Reagan signed it into law with the bill that required emergency rooms to treat EVERYONE, regardless of their ability to pay.

    Anyone, even an illegal immigrant can get care at someone else's expense in an emergency room -- the place where medical care is most expensive and least effective.

    So unless the conservatives want to repeal that law (and allow hospitals to start dumping bodies on the sidewalk), the choice isn't "free market versus socialized medicine" ~ it's bad and expensive socialized medicine in emergency rooms or good socialized medicine comprised of doctors visits and regular checkups.

    You know which side I'm on.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Danielle Brisboise is DA BOMB.

    ReplyDelete
  6. 10:04, Call it a day.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Or bonnie and clyde.

    (That's a damn good one, if I say so myself.)

    NB I can see the Lassie, bounding through the lush gardens of Fairchild.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sally Struthers before she got fat
    If you knock back enough bottles of booze, Jean Stapleton is hot.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Shumie declares THIS BLOG IS TOO FUNNY

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ghost of Governor WallaceMarch 22, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was the first to announce Monday that he will file a legal challenge -- as soon as Obama signs the bill.

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum also plans to announce Monday morning that he and top prosecutors from nine other states are filing a lawsuit to "protect the rights" of the American people from the bill.

    They are expected to sue over the bill's mandate that requires everyone to buy health insurance.

    "The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty," McCollum said in a statement.

    The lawsuit will be the first post-passage shot in a legal fight that's been brewing for months.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/22/health-care-reform-fight-shifts-congress-courts/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lewis and Clark, Gracie and Allan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Zager and Evans?

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nurik and a Carrot

    ReplyDelete
  14. @10:04, song chokes me up everytime.

    Emmylou rocked it out in St. Augustine '01.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Rather interesting place you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

    Julia Kuree
    east london escorts

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rather nice site you've got here. Thanks the author for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I would like to read more soon.

    Bella Benedict
    models kiev

    ReplyDelete
  17. Rather cool site you've got here. Thank you for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

    Bella Simpson
    cheap dublin escorts

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cool post as for me. I'd like to read a bit more about that theme. The only thing it would also be great to see here is a few pics of any gadgets.

    Kate Karver
    phone jammer buy

    ReplyDelete
  19. Damn, indeed cool article. How will I find your RSS?

    Jenny Stone
    rf sweep

    ReplyDelete
  20. It's wonderful, I really like it!

    Susan Green
    escortbegleitservicegenf

    ReplyDelete
  21. The dude is absolutely right, and there is no question.
    IMPOSSIBLE BEEF AND TOMATOE PIE

    ReplyDelete