Copyright & Media Update 11/10/17

Insights Blog: Five key developments in piracy and copyright protection

BY CHRIS COOKE: CMU Insights presents its latest masterclass ‘Enforcing Music Rights: Safe Harbours And Piracy’ later this month. This half-day session explains what copyright law says about infringement; runs through the music industry’s long-running battle with online piracy; explores the different anti-piracy tactics employed by the entertainment business; and then tells you all you need to know about safe harbors. READ MORE…

84% of YouTube Videos Contain at Least 10 Seconds of Music, Study Finds

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: A just-released study sharply contradicts multiple claims by YouTube executives regarding music content.  And it could prompt major changes in the relationship between the music industry and the video platform. The bombshell research comes from Pex, a company that specifically searches, indexes, and analyzes video content online.  The company is already working with a number of music industry players — so this data won’t be a surprise to everyone. READ MORE…

Digital age changes all the rules on intellectual property

BY MARK SCHULTZ: The newest parts of copyright law are the most antiquated, and they are choking creativity and innovation. But that hasn’t stopped some internet companies that benefit from the status quo from calling for the Trump administration to export those laws in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). READ MORE…

US court knocks back Canada’s global injunction over IP infringement

BY CHRIS COOKE: A federal judge in California last week issued a preliminary injunction preventing Canada’s Supreme Court from forcing Google to de-list a website on its American search engine. The ruling greatly limits the reach of a Canadian judgment that was widely welcomed by the music community as a step forward in helping copyright owners tackle online infringement. READ MORE…

Pandora Is Losing 850,000 Listeners a Month. Now for the Bad News…

BY PAUL RESNIKOFF: Listeners are abandoning Pandora in droves, according to shocking disclosures issued this morning.  And Wall Street continued to slam the streaming radio giant for a lackluster report card. Here’s where things stand.  As of today, the company has 73 million active users.  At the start of the year, that number was 81 million.  Which means Pandora has lost 8 million active users in just 9 months. That boils down to 850,000 active listeners a month. READ MORE…

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