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Rihanna Named as Victim in Chris Brown Domestic Violence Case

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Singer Rihanna has named as the previously unnamed woman who was the victim of a domestic violence attack by boyfriend Chris Brown early Sunday morning.

Police on the scene call the attack “horrific” and that photos taken of Rihanna before she was removed from the scene show “devastating proof of abuse”.

Brown turned himself in later on Sunday, and was released on $50,000 bail.  He has a court date set for March 5th.

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February 10, 2009 Posted by | assault, Domestic Violence, Under Arrest | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

John McCain’s Lawyers Fight Back Against Jackson Browne’s Copyright Lawsuit

John McCain Fights Copyright Lawsuit

John McCain Fights Copyright Lawsuit

During the presidential election, a television ad ran in Ohio during the month of August in favor of John McCain used a snippet of Jackson Browne’s song “Running on Empty”, and Browne sued John McCain, the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Repubican Party for copyright infringement.

Now, McCain’s lawyers have struck back with legal filing including comments saying that “given the
political, non-commercial, public interest and transformative nature of the use of a long-ago published song, the miniscule amount used and the lack of any effect on the market [his] claims are barred by the fair use doctrine” and further that the “claim is barred as a matter of law because the Lanham Act does not apply to political speech.”

Should the court rule in McCain’s favor, it could establish a precedent which would make it much harder for songwriters to complain if/when political parties use their songs without permission.

November 20, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Copyright, Lawsuit, Politician | , , , | 2 Comments

Kurt Angle Avoids Being Put In Full Nelson with DUI Charges

Last October, a witness called the police saying that Kurt Angle was driving erratically after leaving a bar and may be intoxicated.  Well, Angle was slapped with DUI allegations, but today he was found not guilty.  Either Angle has a heck of a drunk driving defense attorney or it could be the fact that Angle was never seen driving the car by police officers.  That witness better be put in police protection… Angle doesn’t take to kindly to being dissed.

September 9, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Drunk Driving, Sports Athlete | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment