Copyright & Media Update 12/15/17

The FCC Just Shrunk the Music Industry

The FCC just murdered net neutrality.  And that’s probably bad news most of us in the music industry. If you’re Apple, Amazon, or Google, this doesn’t really affect you.  In fact, the dismantling of net neutrality will probably help platforms like Apple Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, Google Play Music, and even YouTube. READ MORE…

How the Seuss Estate Stole Christmas

BY JONATHAN BAILEY: Every year at the holidays I try to do something special. Whether it’s pointing out Christmas copyright myths or public domain songs. This year I wanted to expand the Plagiarism Today Holiday Collection with something new (except for the time I did it in 2010), a poem. READ MORE…

It’s A Wrap: What To Expect From The Copyright Wars In 2018

BY SCOTT ALAN BURROUGHS: These past 12 months have come and gone, and it’s only that latter aspect that they have going for them. A nation divided, global turmoil, natural disaster after natural disaster, Daddy’s Home 2 — so many reasons to wag your head in disgust while reaching for your rapidly depleting bottle of Old Crow. READ MORE…

Canadian Government Triggers Major Copyright Review

BY ANDY: The House of Commons has triggered a parliamentary review of Canada’s Copyright Act, to be conducted by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. The music industry was quick to weigh in, congratulating government ministers and making it known that the so-called Value Gap, which concerns copyright takedown regimes and artist remuneration, will be high on the agenda. READ MORE…

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