Memo Pad: Don't Mess With Uma... The Future Is Now, And Then...

Could Uma Thurman be headed back to court? The actress on Friday filed a $15 million lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan against Lancome for allegedly...

Segments came in 20-minute bites; apparently, the future is pithy. Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel, caught between a Clinton administration past and a hometown connection to Barack Obama, did his best to avoid making news (The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza: "Hasn't Hillary [Clinton] lost this race?" Emanuel: "Next question."). But by midday, a Huffington Post report on his referring to Obama as the "presumptive nominee" rippled through political media, followed by his spokeswoman hastily minimizing the phrase, pointing out Emanuel had also said Clinton could still win.

Two law professors, moderated by the magazine's financial columnist, James Surowiecki, argued from opposite sides on the merits of copyright protection on fashion design, and whether low-cost copies of designs resulted in an "induced obsolescence" that stimulated both innovation and the marketplace. Surowiecki pointed out that pushes for more copyright protection on luxury goods faced a hurdle: "You'd be hard-pressed to look at luxury and fashion companies and say, 'They're in trouble,' unlike in the case of the music industry. What is the economic harm? The profits aren't as massive?" — Irin Carmon
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