Copyright & Media Update 1/19/18

Sports Fans Coalitions Streaming Service Tests Copyright Law

BY ERNIE SMITH: The coalition’s Locast service will stream NFL games to New York audiences without a license from broadcasters. The group cites an exception to copyright law for nonprofits. READ MORE…

What Streaming Music Services Pay (Updated for 2018)

BY DANIEL SANCHEZ: Thanks to streaming music services, record labels reported record-breaking revenue last year.  In 2017, the ‘big three’ made an estimated $14.2 million a day from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music.  Universal Music Group alone made $4.5 million each day last year. Despite increasing revenue from plays, how much do artists actually earn? READ MORE…

Having rescued recorded music, Spotify may upend the industry again

THE ECONOMIST: In just a few short years Spotify has evolved from bête noir of some of the world’s most prominent recording artists to perhaps their greatest benefactor. The Swedish company transformed the way people listen to music, and got them used to paying for it again after digital piracy had crippled sales. Global revenues from music streaming, which Spotify dominates with 70m subscribers, more than tripled in three years, to an estimated $10.8bn last year, for the first time surpassing digital and physical sales of songs and albums. READ MORE…

New Cartoon Aims to Teach 7-Year-Olds About Copyright Infringement

BY KIM SNAITH: There’s a lot of things that kids need to learn, but I’m not sure copyright infringement would rate highly on the list. Some disagree though, as the Intellectual Property Office has come up with a series of short animated videos to teach kids about copyright and trademarking. READ MORE…

The Strange Copyright of Doctor Who

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: Doctor Who is a 50-plus-year-old television series about a Time Lord known as the Doctor who travels through time and space in a time machine disguised as a police phone box that’s bigger on the inside. READ MORE…

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