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Singer Courtney Love wants out of her contract with Vivendi and has counter-sued, claiming an industry-wide system that's grossly unfair to artists. Vivendi, which acquired Love's contract with its purchase of Geffen Records, sued Love for defaulting on obligations to the label. Love contends the industry relies on archaic legal agreements, and unjustly forces artists to share marketing and touring costs. We hear more about the verdict that could change the industry from Courtney Love and attorney Don Engel, who has represented several musicians in contract disputes. (Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.)
  • Newsmaker: ISO Study Says Power Producers Overcharged California - Californians were overcharged for energy by a half-billion dollars in December and January according to a study released today by monitors of the state's electricity grid. California's Independent System Operator called the costs unreasonable. ISO's Anjale Sheffrin updates us on the alleged price gouging and potential remedies.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Negotiations Collapse Between Hollywood Writers and Producers - Despite progress on creative rights, Hollywood writers broke off negotiations with producers today over a lack of movement on the economic front. We get updates from negotiators Michael Mayhern, of the WGA, and Nick Counter, of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

California Independent System Operator

Vivendi Universal

Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

Writers Guild of America

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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