Melodies and lyrics have long been considered intellectual property, but the ruling against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke may be the first time a court has ruled that a rhythm is copyright protected.
Plenty of people on social media have stepped forward to say that, as ugly as the chant by fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma is, it's hardly surprising and that they know of similar events.
The controversial decision by the UC Irvine student body government to ban the American flag – as well as all other flags – speaks to broader generational shifts in views of patriotism. The decision has since been overturned.
President Obama spoke at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. 'It was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills,' he said, 'a contest to determine the meaning of America.'
The specter of segregation and poverty in Selma, Ala., 50 years after a violent clash on the Edmund Pettus bridge, dovetails with national concerns over unequal justice for blacks, offering a sense that America can’t quite shake the burden of race.
A year ago, few outside the telecom community had ever heard of net neutrality, despite extensive news coverage. Here's how a comedy program made the general public care about a topic considered 'even boring by C-SPAN standards.'