Copyright & Media Update 1/25/2019

Standing Up for Creators – 2018 in Copyright Law and Policy

COPYRIGHT ALLIANCE: This past year delivered a lot of change on the copyright front, keeping us at the Copyright Alliance busy as we continued to work on behalf of creators and copyright owners, making sure the copyright law they rely on protects their creativity, efforts, and investments in the creation and distribution of new copyrighted works for the public to enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of the developments 2018 brought in copyright law and policy. READ MORE…

Is Liberty Media About to Become the Most Powerful Company in Music?

ROLLING STONE: Liberty Media chief executive Greg Maffei knows a thing or two about negotiating in public. According to the New York Post, Denver-based Liberty Media Corp. is seeking to acquire a 35 percent stake in iHeartMedia, owner of radio giant iHeartRadio. This would be seismic news for the music industry: iHeart, which owns more than 850 U.S. broadcast brands, claims to have the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. READ MORE…

Music to YouTube’s Ears: Article 13 in Dissary as European Copyright Directive Stalls

MUSIC BUSINESS WORLDWIDE: The European Parliament voted through a draft version of the new European Copyright Directive in September last year, complete with the controversial Article 13 provision – which aims to force user-upload services to face legal responsibility for copyright infringement on their platforms. READ MORE…

Copyright After a No-Deal Brexit

PLAGIARISM TODAY: In June 2016, just a week after the original Brexit vote, I wrote about what Brexit means for copyright in the country. However, at that time, there was a great deal of uncertainty about exactly how Brexit would unfold and what legislation might be passed before it came to fruition. READ MORE…

Google led a multimillion-dollar tech industry lobbying blitz in 2018, records show

THE WASHINGTON POST: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft spent a combined $64 million to shape U.S. regulations and stave off government scrutiny in 2018, according to ethics reports filed late Tuesday, an uptick in lobbying that reflects the industry’s souring political fortunes in Washington — and the policy battles still on the horizon. READ MORE…

TVEyes Will No Longer Carry Fox News in Negotiated End to Big Copyright Fight

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Fox News has fully prevailed in a copyright lawsuit against TVEyes, a media monitoring service that allows its users to find and share clips of broadcast news. On Friday, Fox News informed a New York federal judge that it had reached a settlement with TVEyes, putting an end to the five-year-old case. As part of the deal, TVEyes has agreed to a permanent injunction and will no longer be permitted to carry copyrighted content from Fox News. READ MORE…


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