COVID-19 Triggers Twitch Rise in Audio-Visual Streaming

With shuttering business and quarantines worldwide came a decrease in global Audi streaming, followed by a jump of approximately 15% in audio-visual streaming. Leading the way is Amazon’s Twitch with a growth of 31 percent and 5.7 million users by ay 2020. With so...

Streaming Cover Songs- Infringement?

Musical Performances on Social Media Could Be Infringing! COVID-19 has decimated public musical performances, turning homes and garages into the new world stages. Learning to adapt to the ever-changing musical industry is crucial for survival but it can also be...

Estate Planning Checklist

As we hope and wait for the eventual demise of COVID-19, it’s important to ensure that essential estate planning documents are current. This includes your will, revocable trust, advanced healthcare directives and your power of attorneys for health care and finance....

COVID-19: Tips For Homeowners Unable to Pay Their Mortgage

Amid COVID-19, many homeowners are finding themselves unable to pay their mortgage Servicer call centers are currently overwhelmed; borrowers should try applying online through the servicer’s account portal. When making a request by phone or by letter, borrowers with...

Privacy Rights: Google Assistant

Court to Determine Claim of Google Spying via Smartphone Violates California and Federal Laws In effort to protect privacy rights, Plaintiffs sued Google based on claims that it’s Google Assistant feature is being used to illegally record and share user’s...

CARES Act: Free Credit Report Check Up

If you received an “accommodation” from a creditor or by the State of California to modify, withhold or delay debt payments then you should take advantage of the free weekly credit reports offered by Equifax, TransUnion and Experian. This is crucial to maintaining an...

CARES Act and Accommodations for Debt Relief

Protecting credit rating in the eye of the pandemic storm The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes a provision to protect one’s credit report even if they can’t pay their debts. This includes credit cards, mortgage, car loans and other...

States Can Infringe Copyrights

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court opens the door for state’s to legally infringe copyrighted work. This includes music, video, art — all works that fall under copyright protection. The SCOTUS reasoned that there is insufficient evidence that states are...