Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Taylor Swift trademarks "This Sick Beat"

Taylor Swift has added to the controversy over trademarking an individual phrase, “This Sick Beat”, for a line of merchandise.  Vox Media, in a piece by Kelsey McKinney, explains here the idea that "consumers should pay artists for their music (no more "it’s free’) but artists are forced to use trademark law more to brand merchandise that they want to sell.  They may stretch it a bit.  What happens if someone sets up a domain called "This Sick Beat"? 

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