Gene Simmons, the bass guitarist and co-lead singer for Kiss, had his Los Angeles home searched on Thursday, August 20. The warrant was served in relation to an ongoing investigation related to Internet crimes against children. The crime is suspected to have occurred while Simmons was on tour last year, therefore police claim that Simmons…

Impersonation is something people these days are very tempted to do. They could be doing it out of boredom, jealousy, revenge, or even just to gain benefits. The victim however, suffers great loss of reputation, money, or identity. Impersonation is one of the most common tactics used by harassers. Fortunately, there are many ways you…

Entertainment law is, in simple words, lawful services to the entertainment business. It predominantly relates to Intellectual Property Law, but is more specifically centered on rights and royalties issues to media in the arts, music, television, cinema etc. Entertainment Law overlaps with intellectual property law (especially trademarks, copyright, and the so-called “Right of Publicity”), but…

Street walkers, kerb-crawlers, and phone booths plastered with pictures of breasts and buttocks are some of the very alluring yet disturbing sights one may come upon in many corners of Los Angeles. It must, however be noted that these scandalously dressed women are frequently held against their will and are miserable victims of commercial sex…

As an artist, you may have lost some of your masterpieces, be it copyright issues or actual stolen assets. Being robbed of anything is certainly upsetting, and your first thought will be “I need a lawyer.”  Well, a lawyer who knows his or her way around handling copyright violations and/or art theft crimes can certainly…

Crime is a nuisance that unfortunately exists in many forms. One of the widespread crimes manifesting society worldwide is Internet crime. The legal definition of Internet crime is  “A crime in which the perpetrator develops a scheme using one or more elements of the Internet to deprive a person of property or any interest, estate, or…

After drug abuse and murders, art theft one of the biggest criminal enterprises in the world. The crime is usually carried out for the purpose of resale or for ransom. Stolen art is often used by criminals as collateral to secure loans. Only a small percentage of stolen art is recovered, estimated to be around 5 to 10%….

In 1999, a lawyer at Intel Corporation, Peter Detkin, started using the term “patent troll” to portray organizations with no items that brought what he believed were meritless patent suits. Patent Troll is a pejorative term used to portray individuals or companies, also called NPEs (Non-Practicing Entities), that abuse patents as a business method, instead…

The term “embezzlement” originates from the old Anglo-French word “enbesiler”, which means “to carry off”. Embezzlement, also referred to as Employee theft or fraud, can be defined as the exploitative misappropriation of cash or property by an individual who obtained access to the money or property by virtue of his occupation (employment). The key is that…

When one party is injured on the premises of another party, for example by slipping on ice or tripping over rubble, it is called a “slip and fall” injury. Many thousands of people are injured each year, some very seriously, when they slip or trip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs, or a rough…

                            

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