I'm not arguing with the point of Mike's article; if anything, I'm reinforcing it. The point is, there's nothing special about the title. It's been used dozens of times. I just had to check to confirm that the copyright really was valid to satisfy my own curiosity.
OK, I had to look, and Stone's version is indeed properly copyrighted -- registration PAu001163343 / 1988-11-21. I have to wonder how his cowriter, Troy Powers, feels about all this.
I count up to 16 earlier songs copyrighted with the same title, plus one by Steve Allen from 1959 called All I Want for Christmas Is Your Love. And this is just registrations/renewals since 1978.
When I worked for a company that processed and validated user-supplied data, I often used the aphorism "code is easy, data is hard" (as a coder for 20+ years, I felt somewhat qualified to judge). That's because the computer will usually tell you if your code is wrong, but data can be wrong for years and not be noticed. And yes, I'm joking somewhat when I say that code is easy.
From my experiences with that company, which also hosted user posts at the time, and from what I've read since, I would modify that now to what I put in my headline: "Code is easy, data is hard, speech is even harder." It seems like Musk is still coming to the realization of my first version (cf. FSD, which involves lots of real-world data).
From the latest followup posted, it seems they actually think they might be able to work something out (which probably means either they are painfully naive or it's not Nintendo). Of course, since they are doing manuals for three different games from three different companies, working something out with just one of them doesn't put them entirely in the clear...
Also, to be clear, they have said what they got was not a formal cease and desist letter. Rather, "We were contacted by a lawyer representing one of the game companies suggesting there may be [unspecified] concerns."
In case anyone is wondering, like me, when the statue falls out of copyright, the two key facts: The statue was made in 1913 -- except that doesn't matter under Danish law; the sculptor died in 1959. Danish copyright is life+70, so the statue enters public domain in 2029. Which means we have 8 more years of this nonsense to look forward to.
In 2003, SCPD investigated allegations that Contreras had sexually abused a child, but SCPD ultimately concluded the allegations were unsubstantiated.
The documentation of the investigation has since disappeared. After Ms. Bascom’s murder, SCPD came to possess a memory card that contained apparent child pornography, including images of Contreras, in uniform, exposing himself to young girls.
I got curious to see if there were any consequences for the chief in this case, and discovered something interesting: He retired very suddenly in May 2018, appearing unannounced at a City Council meeting and giving only one week's notice. That... is not how one normally retires.
And there's an update: In a video just posted to his account, Anthony says he has now been hired by the company Florida Paints and will be moving to Florida to help make their paint cool. So there's at least one paint company that gets it.
Let's not forget that, while Linus was responsible for the kernel, some 90% of the codebase of the GNU/Linux system predates him, dating back as far as 1983 (though it's less clear when it became a work-from-home project).
Now if you want to credit Linus for Git/Github, that's a different story, and probably the one you should have written.
Good point -- though it wasn't really briefed. If they had mentioned that they only just discovered the books (and why), it might be more compelling; otherwise, it just seems like they have been poor stewards of their copyright.
And you've now given some hint of why this was filed in New Mexico.