Copyright & Media Update 10/19/18

The Music Industry Loses $2.65 Billion from Small Businesses Streaming Music Without a License

DANIEL SANCHEZ: According to a new study, the music industry loses billions from businesses who don’t properly use streaming music services. Interviewing 5,000 small business owners across seven markets – the US, UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France – Nielsen Music found the industry loses out on $2.65 billion a year. READ MORE…

Riders on the Storm: How Ray Manzarek & the Doors Helped Change The Course of Copyright History

NEIL TURKEWITZ: The folks at the Copyright Alliance asked me to share a personal moment of copyright history. While I have been fortunate enough to have been closely involved in many aspects of copyright development over the past thirty years, this particular chapter has always resonated for me. I hope you enjoy it. READ MORE…

7 Works with Bizarre Copyright Histories

JONATHAN BAILEY: For most creative works, copyright is simply something that the work has. Copyright, in general, is simply a tool used to protect, transfer and otherwise help market and protect the work. There are many unusual works that have extremely mundane copyright histories. READ MORE…

Our Latest Podcast: An Insanely Detailed Discussion About the Music Modernization Act

PAUL RESNIKOFF: We’ve been covering the Music Modernization Act for months — maybe years given the endless false starts and issues leading up to this legislation getting passed.  Now, the Act has officially become law, with huge ramifications for the entire music industry for decades to come. But what exactly does this law entail, from a nitty-gritty licensing standpoint? READ MORE…

IFPI CEO Frances Moore On the Global Battle For Copyright Reform

ROBERT LEVINE: For the past eight years, Frances Moore has been the recorded-music industry’s top global lobbyist. As CEO of IFPI, she leads worldwide efforts to fight piracy, open new markets and establish the kind of legal environment in which streaming can succeed. And for at least half a decade, one of her main priorities has been what label executives call “the value gap,” the regulations that give user-upload platforms like YouTube a negotiating advantage by letting them stream music first and respond to takedown notices later. READ MORE…

Lawyers in Ed Sheeran song-theft case debate impact of Stairway To Heaven appeals court judgement

CHRIS COOKE: Ed Sheeran being sued for allegedly ripping off a Marvin Gaye song might sound like a re-run of the famous ‘Blurred Lines’ song-theft case. But both sides in the legal dispute over Sheeran’s hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ have been spending more time considering another recent plagiarism dispute. READ MORE…

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