February 6, 2014 -- A paper by James (Jake) Richardson ’14, a student in the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Colloquium seminar, was chosen as a finalist in the GRAMMY Foundation’s 2014 Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) Writing Competition. James was honored at the foundation’s 16th Annual ELI Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation in January. In addition to receiving an award of $1,500 for his article, “Create A Compulsory License Scheme For On-Demand Digital Media Platforms,” he received a ticket to attend the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.
The writing contest challenges students to identify, research and write an essay with a proposed solution on a compelling legal issue confronting the music industry. This is the second GRAMMY writing competition award won by a student in the Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Colloquium seminar, and UCLA School of Law is now tied with Harvard and Berkeley Law for the greatest number of students who have won the writing competition.