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Editorial – Copyright laws could slow creativity

Editorial – Copyright laws could slow creativity

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ “Blurred Lines” has come under scrutiny for copyright infringement. Artists and music lovers should worry. A Los Angeles jury found Thicke and Williams guilty of copyright infringement March 10, and $7.4 million was awarded to the children of Marvin Gaye whose 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up” resembles “Blurred […]

Viewpoint – Eliminating inspection stickers will make roads safer

By Rodrigo Valverde/reporter After more than 60 years, inspection stickers have become a thing of the past. As of March 1, Texas no longer requires drivers to have an inspection sticker on their windshields. “Two Steps, One Sticker” leaves only the blue-bordered registration sticker as proof of both registration and inspection.

Viewpoint – New hip-hop artists send wrong messages

By Adam Dodson/reporter In its earliest, purest form, hip-hop was a beacon, an oasis of free expression in a desert of unrelatable empty pomp. Somewhere, it was fashioned into a weapon to be used with deadly accuracy against its own trusting fans.