Copyright & Media Update 1/17/2019

How Music Streaming Won Over Millennials

Forbes: Streaming is officially the lifeblood of the U.S. music industry: The latest annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America shows that streaming generated 75% of industry revenue last year, up 10 percentage points from 2017. This growth has been fueled by generational change: Despite their reputation as content freeloaders, Millennials actually are far more likely than their elders to pay for music streaming. READ MORE…

2019 in US Copyright Law and Policy

Copyhype: It’s a new year, and the world is split between those who call it “two thousand nineteen” and those who say “twenty nineteen.” What can we expect in U.S. copyright law and policy over the next twelve months?1 Let’s take a look. READ MORE…

Rimini Street v. Oracle: Making Sure Copyright’s Remedies Advance Its Goals

Copyright Alliance: For the second time in two years, the Supreme Court will be taking a look at 17 USC §505, which addresses attorney’s fees and court costs in copyright infringement lawsuits. Section 505 provides that a “court in its discretion may allow the recovery of full costs by or against any party other than the United States or an officer thereof. Except as otherwise provided by this title, the court may also award a reasonable attorney’s fee to the prevailing party as part of the costs.” READ MORE…

Spotify Now Has 200 Million Users, But Only Half of Them Pay for Music

Rolling Stone: In November, Spotify said in a financial disclosure to investors that it had 191 million monthly active users, 87 million of them paying subscribers and 109 million of them on the free, ad-supported tier — which means that even if all of the 9 million users it’s added since then were on the premium subscription tier, Spotify would still only be drawing monthly subscription fees from 50 percent of its user base. But according to global head of communications Dustee Jenkins, the company is focused on growth “first and foremost.” READ MORE…

Why Plagiarism Matters

Plagiarism Today: In 2017, the European Union held a divisive vote about whether to renew its approval for the weed killer glyphosate, which is commonly known by the trade name Roundup. Despite concerns about the safety of the chemical and several countries voting against it, the EU voted to renew the license for glyphosate. READ MORE…

Music Theatre International Awarded Damages in Copyright Infringement Case

Playbill: Musicals licensor Music Theatre International has been awarded $450,000 plus attorney’s fees by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for a complaint against Theaterpalooza Community Theater Productions, Inc. concerning a number of unauthorized and unlicensed productions. READ MORE…

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