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Jerry Calliste Jr. Hashim Electro Hip Hop, Techie

Hashim Considers Filing Libel Suit Against American Rapper and a Germany Based Electro Music Web Site – May Seek Millions in Damages |

#hashim #electro #hiphop #musicmondays #libel #legal #lawsuit

Columbus, Ohio – Electro Hip Hop legend Jerry Calliste Jr. p.k.a. Hashim celebrated a 30 year anniversary on November 10, 2013 of the continued success of his 1983, Cutting Records, EDM and Hip Hop music classic “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” or as some refer to the song “It’s Time”. Hashim sold over 2.5 million units, appears on 150+ “definitive”, “best of”, “classic” Electro or Hip Hop music compilations, on at least 6 major and 3 independents labels and 4 popular video games.

Along with success and celebration comes negativity. “People can disagree and share their opinion but to outright lie, or twist and make up untruths and have it posted publicly to try and ruin my career or negatively affect my career will not be tolerated” said Calliste Jr.

Physical threats, negative statements and outright lies were made in the name of a rapper representative of an American based Hip Hop group on a Germany based Electro music web site, while being interviewed about his career and not Hashim’s. “At this time, I choose not to name and identify the rapper, the name of the artist’s group and the Germany based Electro music web site until my team and I decide my direction in the matter” said Calliste Jr. … READ MORE >


Activision and Electronic Arts Settle Lawsuit | Reuters

#gaming #ea #activision #legal #law According to Dan Levine 2012, “Activision Blizzard Inc and arch rival video game company Electronic Arts Inc have settled a lawsuit in which Activision accused two former executives of breaking their employment agreements to develop games for EA.” Read more >


Man Wins Web Squatting Suit Involving His Name |

#legal #law #cyberbullying #tech According to Brian X. Chen 2012,  “A New York man on Friday won a lawsuit against a woman whom he accused of registering Web addresses incorporating his name and demanding $1 million for each of them.

In a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan, Paul Bogoni, a real estate investor, accused Vicdania Gomez of buying the addresses and and pretending that her 3-year-old daughter Vittoria Gomez was updating the associated sites.” Read more >


Experts: Twitter Account Case May Blaze New Trails In Social Media Law | CNN

twitter-logo-1#legal #law #cnn #twitter #socialmedia According to Laurie Segall and Julie Cannold 2011, “Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It’s a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.

PhoneDog, a website devoted to all things mobile products and services, sued former employee Noah Kravitz for $340,000, according to the complaint filed in US District Court in the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit, which was filed in July, alleges that Kravitz’ continued use of a Twitter account he was “given use of” while employed with PhoneDog was a misappropriation of trade secrets and damaged the company’s business, goodwill, and reputation.” Read more >


“Image #rights vs free speech in #video #game suit” | @NYTimes #arizonastate #easports #musicbiz #likeness

@jerrycallistejr says, “I really like this “Image Rights vs Free Speech In Video Game Suit” article by Katie Thomas since I’m constantly in a similar quandary with social media and independent music media networks about the improper and what I believe to be illegal use of my “likeness” image, trade name and trademark Jerry Calliste Jr. Just off the top of my head I am considering filing a couple of lawsuits of my own to combat this flagrant misuse of my likeness. Social media networks @MySpace and @YouTube have communicated with with me and my music publisher to correct the inaccuracy. Both networks I find have pro-active copyright and trademark infringement departments. As of right now I’m working on removals with YouTube’s infringement department. MySpace cleared an issue. Me and @Wikipedia awhile ago worked out a resolution since Wikipedia only allows one page per person and they kept a Jerry Calliste Jr. article created by mediapr and forward other referenced material to that article. The blue and white social book on the other hand hmmm – no comment. I’ll keep you posted.”

According to Katie Thomas 2010, “When Sam Keller, a former quarterback at Arizona State, sued the video game publisher Electronic Arts last year, he was seeking compensation for himself and other college athletes whose names were not used but whose images he contended were being illegally used by the company.” Continued > #arizonastate #easports #legal #law #likeness #musicbiz #samkeller #katiethomas


Reuters, "Record labels sue Guns 'n' Roses for copying songs"

Reuters, “Record labels sue Guns ‘n’ Roses for copying songs”