Marketplace for Friday, June 14, 2013

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Happy Birthday -- to copyright? Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being  asked to pay $1,500 to use the tune in her film. And we wrap up our series on the consumer economy by looking at opportunity cost and the value of things.

Britain under pressure over tax havens

Britain is coning under pressure to rein in its overseas territories in the Caribbean which many say are a base for tax evasion and storing illicit profits.
Posted In: Britain, tax haven, Taxes

Silicon Valley feels the surveillance heat

Revelations that some tech companies have been turning over our data to the government -- however reluctantly -- has put Silicon Valley under a microscope.
Posted In: PRISM, Silicon Valley

Do rising rates mean an improving economy?

The ten-year T-note is above two percent, but some are concerned this might mean the end of quantitative easing in the near future.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Economic value check: How much is enough?

Can we afford the consumer economy? Yes, but there are costs. And not all of them have dollar signs attached. Let's talk about values.
Posted In: consumer, Sports, baseball

Who owns the happy birthday song?

Documentary filmmaker Jennifer Nelson is challenging the copyright to the happy birthday song after being asked to pay $1,500 to Warner Music to use the tune in her film.
Posted In: copyright, lawyers, Music, film

Music from this show

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Pro Choice (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Lose Yourself to Dance
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Champions
Dan The Automator