Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the “Blurred Lines” court case, Snapchat Discover, and what makes a good title.

The Chilling Effect of the “Blurred Lines” Decision

The Chilling Effect of the “Blurred Lines” Decision

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March 18 2015 10:38 AM

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Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the “Blurred Lines” court case, Snapchat Discover, and what makes a good title.

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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, guest Chris Molanphy joins the gabbers to discuss the “Blurred Lines” court decision. Could the verdict set a troubling precedent for musicians? Next up, Snapchat Discover is a new media content platform from the wildly popular app Snapchat. Will Oremus joins to talk about whether it’s the future of news. Finally, the critics talk about what makes a good book, movie, or TV show title.

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Dana: The Wrecking Crew directed by Denny Tedesco

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Jessica: “Where the Bodies are Buried” by Patrick Radden Keefe

Julia: Episode 207 of Looking, “Looking for a Plot”

Outro: “Friends and Lovers” by Gloria Loring and Carl Anderson

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