WASHINGTON, DC—In a closely watched proceeding, DC District Court
Judge Natalia Wimbley ruled Friday in favor of claims by a coalition
of media companies to rights to the 'attention' of consumers. “This
ruling is crucial to the continued vitality of American art and
culture,” explains RIAA President-elect Richard Mound.
“Recognition of attention rights goes a long way to guaranteeing
that artists and musicians will have access to sustainable revenue
Protects `Attention Rights' of Media Companies
Not really; this is a future prediction of what may come to pass (the
newsitem is dated October 8, 2006). Scarily enough, it seems reasonable,
given recent trends.
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