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#TIMESUP YouTube

By: Elina Rojas, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the ever growing expansion of YouTube celebrities and influencers comes a dark side: sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for actions that are sexual in nature and are conducted without consent. Typically, sexual misconduct involves situations where power dynamics in […]

Social Media: An Unregulated Platform for Questionable Content

By: Brian Saenz, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

We all know the feeling. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Google Plus. Just kidding about Google Plus, I don’t know anyone who actually uses that. Anyway, we all know the feeling when scrolling through social media and we see a post or video […]

Spotify: The Music Industry’s Latest Adversary

By: Adriana Obeso, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Those who are involved in the music industry should be wary of entering into royalty agreements with Spotify, the music streaming company.  As of late, Spotify has earned a reputation for failing to pay artists mechanical royalties they are owed. Mechanical royalties can be […]

Thank You for the Music: Additional Compensation for Songwriters Under Congress’s Proposed Music Modernization Act

By: Amanda Spencer, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Imagine you’re a baker, and a consumer comes into your shop wanting to buy a loaf of bread. The posted price on your display is $4.00, but the consumer tells you he only wants to pay $0.03. You’d refuse, right? You’d […]